Recent Commercial Posts

Make sure your business is ready for whatever happens!

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Do you and your staff know what to do during an emergency?  Having a plan can not only cut costs in mitigation and repairs, but can also prevent secondary damages.  Most people that have ever experienced a water or fire damage probably wish that they were more prepared for the ordeal.  Between choosing a mitigation company, dealing with the insurance company, and other contractors, it can become a huge headache!  Not to mention the downtime that your company could experience. 

That's where SERVPRO can help!  SERVPRO offers a free program called The Emergency Ready Profile to any commercial property.  A SERVPRO professional will walk through the property with a manager or business owner, and identify all shut off locations and label them, outline key contacts during and after an emergency, and create a customized profile that can be shared with other coworkers.

The profile can be printed and also placed on a smartphone or tablet which allows the business to start the claim process right from their phone and notify SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe that they have an emergency.  The profile will also include a step by step process on how to go about mitigating the issue at hand.

What are you waiting for?? Call SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe to get started on your FREE Emergency Ready Profile!  (847)498-8889.

Transparency is key when hiring a commercial restoration company!

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

When it comes to small pipe leaks, or drywall repair, most business owners think that they can probably handle that themselves.  When it comes to your entire building flooding or experiencing a fire, you would have to call a professional restoration company.  But who do you choose?  With the amount of restoration companies popping up daily, its hard to choose who would be the best to hire.  When hiring a restoration company, keep certain things in mind.

Go to their website

This may sound a little scary, given the amount of scams and false information on the internet, but you will know immediately if their website is legit.  Some things to think about would be links to their services.  Look to see if they have links that talk about fire or water damage, and the process that is performed in these services.  If it is a professional website, it will be clear, concise, and informative.

Give them a call and quiz them

Once you have reviewed the websites, come up with a few questions you may have for the company.  If they are professionals, they should be able to answer the questions without asking the manager, or putting you on hold.  They should be able to give you clear examples of how they have worked with these issues in the past.  If they become annoyed, or frustrated, then you know they are not the ones for you!  Professionals need to be compassionate towards their customers, because they are already dealing with a mess. 

Read the Testimonials

Yelp, google, and facebook are great ways to read the testimonials of the restoration company you are potentially going to be hiring.  Companies can never delete these reviews, they can only receive good reviews to counteract the bad ones, which makes it a very accurate depiction of what kind of company you may be dealing with.  Look at the good and bad reviews and make a educated assessment on the type of company they may be.

If you ever have any questions, give SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe a call at (847)498-8889!

Commercial Water Damage

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

With the heavy rainstorms rolling in last week, we received a high volume of calls about water damage in properties ranging from residential to large-scale commercial. Among these, we were able to clean up an office space of about 30,000 square feet in one commercial building while also helping homeowners with water damage at the same time.

At SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe, our staff has the training and experience to handle large spaces quickly and professionally. We also have top-of-the-line equipment ready for mitigating extensive damage, and our team members are always ready to get to a job as fast as possible to prevent further damage. Taking care of water, fire, and mold damage, SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe is leading the industry in mitigation and restoration. Home or business, we’re on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take care of any emergencies at any time.

Call us today at (847) 498-8889

Commercial restoration is so important!

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

If you have a damaged commercial property, then you need to look for a company offering commercial restoration services as quickly as possible.

As with any type of property damage, leaving your damage unattended could potentially cause it to get worse. Rainwater can get into your property if you have an exposed roof for instance and this can then cause mold and water damage. Likewise, if you have broken window, this can leave your commercial business vulnerable to theft and vandalism.

At the same time, though, commercial restoration is also urgent for another reason – which is that for every working day that you are closed due to damage, you will be losing money. Commercial businesses pay a lot of overheads such as salaries, rent, bills and more on the good faith that they will be able to earn their expenses back. Unfortunately, when commercial damage strikes, these companies are then left unable to make their money back and unable to make a profit. Thus, they will continuously lose money until they are able to reopen their doors. This makes a commercial restoration company that is able to work quickly even more valuable to these organizations in their time of need.

Commercial Restoration Services

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

When a loss happens at your place of business, it is important to work with an experienced restoration contractor who specializes in commercial losses. Most Restoration companies focus on residential restoration business and rarely do commercial fire, water or other losses.

 Commercial restoration jobs are much more complex and often ran in a completely different type of billing method then regular residential claims. Do not hire a company who’s inexperience could cost your company it's business and livelihood. 

 SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe have been around for years, and have the support from corporate, as well as other local franchises.  We are a 24/7 emergency response company, which means if you call us at 3 AM, we will be there ready to help!  Give the professionals at SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe a call day or night!  (847)498-8889.

What SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe can do for you after a commercial water damage.

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe can do for you after a commercial water damage. Water damage to a commercial property in Northbrook.

Flooding and water damage events at Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe commercial properties are

often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response.

Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we

work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances,

normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique

Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to

fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand

that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an

emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help

you need.

About SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe

SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe specializes in the cleanup and restoration of

commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in

property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training

facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the

knowledge to restore your property.

How to handle a water damage at a doctors office

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How to handle a water damage at a doctors office Mold under a sink at a doctors office.

Here at SERVPRO we pride ourselves on using the latest technology and skills to appropriately handle a water loss.  When we recently were called on a Pediatrics office, they had already began to show signs of mold when we arrived.  In this office, they had a lab, a station for vaccines, patient rooms, and break rooms that were affected.  In these situations, it is crucial to take a step back and really analyze the situation.  Crews cant simply come in and start tearing walls apart, they need to be extremely cautious. 

Crews are trained to enclose themselves in contained for any mold loss, but when dealing with a pediatric doctors office, you need to go that extra mile.  Children come into the office with immunodeficiency's and mold can have a serious impact on their health. 

The first step is getting things out that do not need to be in the room.  The more that is moved out of the affected area, the less likely there is a chance of cross contamination.  Once these things have been moved, we spend hours containing ourselves in the affected area.  Nothing comes in that isn't clean, and nothing leaves that containment that isn't either contained itself, or disinfected.  The process of containing actually takes longer than the demolition itself! 

PPE must always be worn when dealing with mold, and negative air must always be running.  Once all of the required demolition has been completed our crews will go in and HEPA vacuum and disinfect the entire contained area.  This is because during demolition, mold can actually become air borne and stick to everything!  Cleanliness is a must, especially for a doctors office!

Things To Look For When Hiring A Commercial Restoration Company

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Things To Look For When Hiring A Commercial Restoration Company Commercial Properties.

When it comes to small pipe leaks, or drywall repair, most business owners think that they can probably handle that themselves.  When it comes to your entire building flooding or experiencing a fire, you would have to call a professional restoration company.  But who do you choose?  With the amount of restoration companies popping up daily, its hard to choose who would be the best to hire.  When hiring a restoration company, keep certain things in mind.

Go to their website

This may sound a little scary, given the amount of scams and false information on the internet, but you will know immediately if their website is legit.  Some things to think about would be links to their services.  Look to see if they have links that talk about fire or water damage, and the process that is performed in these services.  If it is a professional website, it will be clear, concise, and informative.

Give them a call and quiz them

Once you have reviewed the websites, come up with a few questions you may have for the company.  If they are professionals, they should be able to answer the questions without asking the manager, or putting you on hold.  They should be able to give you clear examples of how they have worked with these issues in the past.  If they become annoyed, or frustrated, then you know they are not the ones for you!  Professionals need to be compassionate towards their customers, because they are already dealing with a mess. 

Read the Testimonials

Yelp, google, and facebook are great ways to read the testimonials of the restoration company you are potentially going to be hiring.  Companies can never delete these reviews, they can only receive good reviews to counteract the bad ones, which makes it a very accurate depiction of what kind of company you may be dealing with.  Look at the good and bad reviews and make a educated assessment on the type of company they may be.

If you ever have any questions, give us a call at (847)498-8889!

Emergency Ready Profile

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Ready Profile Give us a call today to start your Emergency Ready Profile! (847)498-8889.

Do you and your staff know what to do during an emergency?  Having a plan can not only cut costs in mitigation and repairs, but can also prevent secondary damages.  Most people that have ever experienced a water or fire damage probably wish that they were more prepared for the ordeal.  Between choosing a mitigation company, dealing with the insurance company, and other contractors, it can become a huge headache!  Not to mention the downtime that your company could experience. 

That's where SERVPRO can help!  SERVPRO offers a free program called The Emergency Ready Profile to any commercial property.  A SERVPRO professional will walk through the property with a manager or business owner, and identify all shut off locations and label them, outline key contacts during and after an emergency, and create a customized profile that can be shared with other coworkers.

The profile can be printed and also placed on a smartphone or tablet which allows the business to start the claim process right from their phone and notify SERVPRO that they have an emergency.  The profile will also include a step by step process on how to go about mitigating the issue at hand.

What are you waiting for?? Call SERVPRO to get started on your FREE Emergency Ready Profile!  (847)498-8889.

Restoring Your Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe Commercial Property After A Water  Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe commercial properties are

often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response.

Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we

work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances,

normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique

Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to

fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand

that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an

emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help

you need.

About SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe

SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe specializes in the cleanup and restoration of

commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in

property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training

facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the

knowledge to restore your property.