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Sewage Back Up

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sewage Back Up Toilet overflowing due to sewage back up in Willowbrook.

Sewage Back Up should be handled with care.... unlike fresh water, when a sewage line or extractor pump leaves contaminated water in your home or business, bacteria and other harmful contaminants could be present that can lead to health problems.
For homes the actual damage may not be so bad, and it can leave behind some not so pleasant smells....but for larger buildings that may be located in a city or downtown area, damage can come in all sizes, particularly when you are dealing with a main city sewage line! 

These can cause not only terrible odors, but huge cleanups as well.  Whether a small or large scale backup, SERVPRO of LaGrange/Burr Ridge/Hinsdale is ready to dive in to get the waste out! 

Extracting whatever kind of waste is present is the first priority, followed by extreme power washing to make sure no residue is left behind.  Finally, after everything is washed and wiped down its time to get rid of that smell.  Using special chemicals that are made to rid the area of the smell and keep it that way are the specialty of SERVPRO of LaGrange/Burr Ridge/Hinsdale, so let us do the dirty work!

Helpful Tips - What to do when you have water damage

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Helpful Tips - What to do when you have water damage Be careful when you experience standing water in your home or business!

SERVPRO of LaGrange / Burr Ridge / Hinsdale provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration services.

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today: (630) 920-9334

Water Damage Emergency Tips

After water damage, safety should be your primary focus:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical hazards should be considered - beware
  • “Slip and Fall” injuries can take place- take caution
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After Flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Remove rugs from wet carpeting and hardwood floors
  • Remove art objects and wall hangings to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding:

  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don't use television or other household appliances
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Kitchen fire in Hinsdale Townhome

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Kitchen fire in Hinsdale Townhome The entire kitchen of this townhome was subject to a fire that started in the garbage can

Every 65 seconds a fire at a structure is reported, according to the National Fire Protection Association. When the alarm goes off, fire departments plus emergency responders will answer the call for help with action that is decisive and fast. 

When the smoke clears, SERVPRO of LaGrange / Burr Ridge / Hinsdale's fire restoration team will stand ready to help with the same kind of quick response, any time of day or night.

**The golden hours of recovery are within the first day or two after fire damage has occurred.

The smoke and acidic soot damage which is often produced when fires are extinguished will accelerate the corrosion and deterioration of the components of the building and its vital assets. To make matters worse, fires are most often extinguished with water or dry chemicals. The toxic smoke odor left behind must also be neutralized and deodorized.

The process of fire damage restoration will include mitigating damage, cleaning up smoke damage and water restoration as fast as possible once the damage has occurred. Besides the visual damage to the structure, the contents inside the structure have to be looked at for recovery based upon several factors which include: 

- Cost of replacement vs. cost of restoration

- Effect of heat and smoke

- Loss of value

- Loss of use

- Lowered life expectancy

- Sentimental value

SERVPRO’s fire restoration services can include demolition, emergency board up, thermal deodorization to mitigate damage from smoke, soot removal film application, and total reconstruction.

Fire Department Support Services We’ll also work closely with the fire department and many times will be called into help with fire damage efforts once the fire is extinguished. Support services include the following: 

- Emergency site containment and board up services. This includes securing the property and preserving the scene from any more smoke and fire damage.

- Arson investigators work with us to help us to safely secure evidence, storage and transport and debris manipulation.

- Moving of materials to assist in the secure safe entry of the fire department and authorized personnel in the entire process of restoration.

- Provide dumpsters, lighting, emergency power and more.

Fire damage needs to be taken care of right away, so give us a call at SERVPRO of LaGrange / Burr Ridge / Hinsdale at (708) 482-9334 or (630) 920-9334 .

We will come to your property to evaluate damage and begin the process of fire restoration.

We're a proud member of the Willowbrook - Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Community We're a proud member of the Willowbrook - Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce Willowbrook - Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce

We've joined the Willowbrook-Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce

We're officially members of the Willowbrook-Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce! Thanks to all of the wonderful local businesses that have welcomed us, along with Cheryl and Cindy at the Chamber office for their help in getting us started.  

Check out the chamber website for our new member introduction.

https://www.wbbrchamber.org/

The Chamber is a very active and we are excited to be a part of it. We're looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership and already feel at home with so many of the local businesses that are a part of the Chamber.

The Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry strives to enhance the business environment and increase the economic growth of its members. It provides community leadership, facilitates communication, promotes education, supports local causes, and continually represents the interest and advancement of its members.

Springtime rains can cause flooded basements in Burr Ridge

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Springtime rains can cause flooded basements in Burr Ridge Flooded basements can be hazardous. Call SERVPRO for help!

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Burr Ridge basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 630-920-9334

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of LaGrange/Burr Ridge/Hinsdale and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We often bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 630-920-9334

SERVPRO brings additional resources for Chicago Cold Freeze

2/2/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO brings additional resources for Chicago Cold Freeze Storm Team Response

The SERVPRO Storm Response Team has been deployed to help Burr Ridge, Hinsdale and LaGrange area customers clean-up from the recent deep freeze. 

Additional crews have been brought in from less affected areas of the country to help with the massive volume of calls we're receiving for water damage as a result of FROZEN PIPES and FLOODING that's occurring due to the upcoming thaw.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the winter storm experience, expertise, and the resources to remediate damage caused by winter weather.

Call SERVPRO LaGrange/Burr Ridge/Hinsdale to talk with us about getting your property restored.

Call (630) 920-9334 or (630) 460-4747.

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of LaGrange/Burr Ridge/Hinsdale provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service.

SERVPRO of LaGrange/Burr Ridge/Hinsdale is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. Even short delays can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (630) 920-9334

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of LaGrange/Burr Ridge/Hinsdale has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of LaGrange/ Burr Ridge/Hinsdale

SERVPRO of LaGrange/Burr Ridge/Hinsdale specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Don't let Frozen Pipes cause damage this winter!

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't let Frozen Pipes cause damage this winter! Frozen pipes can burst and can pump out over 250 gallons of water per day

Almost 250,000 families have damage in their homes every winter, all because of water damage that results from frozen pipes.  

Recovering from the damage is not as simple as calling a plumber.  Extreme damage can take place as rapidly from even a small crack in a pipe (which can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day!)  Consequently, damages can occur throughout a house and can affect ceilings, walls, and floors.  

By taking a few precautions, you can avoid the mess, money and frustration that this process can cause.  

Before the cold hits:

Insulate pipes in your home's crawl spaces and attic. These areas are most susceptible to freezing. Don't forget that the more insulation you use, the less chance your pipes will freeze. 

Seal leaks that allow cold air inside near where pipes are located. Look for any air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents and pipes. Properly use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out and the heat in.

Disconnect water and garden hoses.

If your pipes freeze:

Call SERVPRO of LaGrange/Burr Ridge/Hinsdale to help!  We are available 24/7 and can be reached at (630) 920-9334.  We are experts and are prepared to help in your time of need. 

Furnace Safety and Fire Prevention

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Furnace Safety and Fire Prevention Keep areas around your furnace free of clutter!

October is home fire prevention month so SERVPRO® of LaGrange/Burr Ridge/Hinsdale wants you to be safe as we enter into the cooler weather and start using our furnaces.  Follow these tips provided by The American Red Cross to insure you're ready and safe before you turn on your furnace.

1.  Place a clean air filter in your furnace.  
2.  Avoiding cluttering areas around furnaces or heaters with debris or junk as they can catch fire and spread.

For more tips on home fire safety and prevention contact SERVPRO® of LaGrange/Burr Ridge/Hinsdale at 630-920-9334. 

We can help with cleaning your air ducts too!  We are ready to help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

Frequently Asked Questions about Mold

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Frequently Asked Questions about Mold Mold in the laundry room of a home in Western Springs.

Mold can be difficult to detect, and most homeowners don't even know it's growing until significant damage has already occurred. Answers to these questions might help to prevent mold from growing in your home in the future.
 
When Does Mold Grow Most Commonly? 

Mold damage is most common in the spring and autumn months when rainfall is still common, but temperatures are more desirable for the mold. Mold grows when it's warmest and wettest, but mold can grow at any time of year.
 
Can Mold Grow Without Water Damage?
 
Although much of the mold we deal with comes as a side effect of water damage, standing water can certainly create an environment for mold growth. Mold can find sufficient amounts of water from mild spills, heightened levels of humidity, or even just the regular moisture in your home.
 
What Can I Do to Prevent Future Mold Damage?
 
Making sure that your water systems are secure and leaks are sealed is the most important step in stopping future mold damage. Past that, talk to a SERVPRO representative to learn about mold-resistant paints and finishes that we can apply to help ward off mold even if conditions do go awry.

Why Do I Need a Professional Remediation Service?
 
Some homeowners may assume that mold cleanup is a simple job, and choose to forgo hiring professionals for it. However, if you don't hire a certified company, you may end up doing more harm than good, spreading mold damage to other surfaces and perhaps giving it a fresh food and water source to feed on. Also, mold may be hazardous to your health and necessitates some advanced safety measures.