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Flooded Basement in Orland Park

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

Basement or Leaking Pipes Cleanup Service

If you have a basement in your home, you might be aware that these can be the first place to flood during a water emergency.  Water intrusions can occur from sources inside or outside your home. Excessive rain or snow melting can cause the ground to over saturate and water will find its way inside. 

Let us take the stress off your shoulders.

A flooded basement not only is a destructive event, its one of the most emotionally stressful things you may ever go through.  Our team of trained, caring, and professional water damage technicians is here for you  and your family.  We will guide you through the process and do everything as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to get your home and life back to normal.

Call us today (708) 532-3377 

The Warning Signs of a Tornado in Orland Park

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

Tornadoes are one of the most feared because their strong winds can cause devastating damage to entire towns.  Tornado winds can exceed speeds of 100 miles per hour and this can easily damage homes and businesses as well as uproot trees and toss cars around like they are a toy.  Since it is possible for a tornado to form anywhere in the U.S., it is important to look for the warning signs of the impending storm so you can get to a safe location. 

The Difference Between A Tornado Watch And Tornado Warning

Your local news will usually put out a tornado watch or warning.  If your area is under watch, this means that your area is experiencing conditions that make it possible for a tornado to form.  You should be on alert if a tornado watch has been having been issued in the event the situation becomes more dangerous. When a tornado warning has been issued, this means there has been a tornado sighted and you need to take shelter immediately.  

Tornado Warning Signs

There are several things you can look for when you know there is a threat of a tornado.  Early warning signs are increasing winds, clouds moving rapidly, and the sky and clouds look green.  Hail is another early warning sign of a tornado and what causes the sky to look the greenish color.

Tornado Preparedness

Knowledge is key to tornado preparedness.  Make sure everyone in your family knows the signs of an approaching tornado and they know what to do.  

During a storm listen to your local news or a weather radio station for updates.  You can also install a weather app on your smart phone that will send you updates.  

Also, you should consider confining pets to a carrier or placing dogs on a leash during a tornado watch so that you can transfer them to a safe room in case the warning is issued.  

Even the most extensive preparation cannot prevent a tornado from causing significant damage to your home.  If this happens it is important to call a storm damage restoration professional immediately to assist you in recovering.

Storm Damage and Mold in Palos Heights

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

Information on Mold Remediation in Palos Heights, IL

Mold growth begins anywhere from 2-3 days after a storm causes water damage in Alsip.  The mold is a harmful issue, and it can negatively affect your health, house, and the contents within your home.  As the length of exposure to storm water damage increases, the chance for air spores that spread mold also escalates. Mold remediation becomes more challenging as the signs of mold growth that include musty odors, and discolored surfaces, become more apparent.

Act Fast

Our highly trained mold removal technicians use the latest technology and tools to quickly address your mold problem in a

manner that effectively removes mold colonies. Unlike DIY techniques, our SERVPRO professional service does not carry the risk of improperly removing mold, in this way, expediting a more rapid return to a healthy home environment.  We are also trained and licensed to handle lead, asbestos and other dangerous materials that may show up during the mold removal process.

We are available 24 per day. Before your appointment, be sure to:

  • Inventory damaged and missing goods for your insurance claim.
  • Throw away all sealed and unsealed food and beverage contacted by storm flood waters. 
  • Open windows and doors.
  • Refrain from using electrical devices until it is safe.
  • Remove standing water when possible.
  • Use dehumidifiers and fans to ventilate your home; SERVPRO can perform this task upon arrival.

Our mold remediation technician will also determine if any contents in your home are salvageable.  Porous items that are wet for over 48 hours and cannot be completely dried and cleaned must be disposed of.

This list includes carpet, carpet padding, ceiling tiles, clothing, drywall, floor tiles, insulation, leather goods, paper, upholstery, wallpaper and wood items.

When our mold remediation expert arrives, he will:

  • Apply biocides.
  • Decide whether or not you can stay in your house during the mold remediation process.
  • Determine if additional ventilation and containment is needed.
  • Look for mold in the HVAC system and biological hazards in the home.
  • Test for any additional mold after the mold remediation process.
  • Use quick structural drying techniques.

Click on these links for more information about services in Alsip.

Mold Damage Remediation in Palos Heights, IL

Flooding and Water Damage Restoration in Palos Heights, IL

Here are some more helpful links on mold:

EPA Mold Guide

IICRC 5 Principles to Mold Remediation

When Storms Hit Orland Park, SERVPRO is Ready!

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Orland Park has experience restoring homes affected by storms and flooding.  We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.  

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Orland Park,  we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (708) 532-3377.

Storm Damage in Orland Park

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

Orland Park Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Orland Park provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any sized disaster in Orland Park We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

    • 24-Hour Emergency Service
    • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
    • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
    • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
    • Locally Owned and Operated
    • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions?

Call Us 24/7 – (708) 532-3377

Residential Services

Whether your Orland Park home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

    • Water Damage Restoration
    • Fire Damage Restoration
    • Mold Remediation
    • Storm Damage Restoration
    • Cleaning Services
    • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Orland Park commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: Commercial Storm Services.

Oak Forrest Smoke and Soot Cleanup

9/5/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Orland Park will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (708) 532-3377

Why SERVPRO? We Rock When It Comes To Fire Clean-Up!

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

When fire damage affects your home or business, SERVPRO of Orland Park is here to help.  Our technicians are IICRC certified and specialize in structure and content cleaning.  The first process in cleaning the structure is to remove the soot residue.  We use dry sponges in order to do this.  In order to reach high areas, such as the ceiling, we will attach the dry sponge to an extension pole.  The dry sponge can be used to wipe down soot that is anywhere in the structure.  These sponges contain special chemicals that absorb the soot without getting the sponge wet.  

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. If you have had fire or smoke damage in your home or business call us today (708) 532-3377

Fire Safety

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

Right now is the perfect time to get with family and friends and have a nice camp fire. Here are a few safety tips:

    • If you or someone in your family likes to grill, make sure to use long-handled barbecue tools. 
    • Only use your grill outside and keep it away from siding and deck rails.  
    • Clean your grill after each use.  This will remove grease that can start a fire. 
    • Open your gas grill before lighting.
    • Never leave your grill unattended. 
    • Keep a 3-foot safe zone around grills, fire pits and campfires. 
    • Attend public fireworks displays; this leaves the lighting to the professionals.  
    • Build campfires at least 15 feet away from tent walls, shrubs or other materials that burn. 

You can check out the SERVPRO Memorial Day fire video here:

Water Damage Doesn't Schedule A Convenient Time, Luckily, SERVPRO is 24/7/365

7/29/2022 (Permalink)

When water attacks your home, it is never scheduled. Typically, you wake up in the middle of the night to a disaster, come home from work to a basement full of water, or come home after a vacation to a situation that you would have rather have not had to endure. 

So why exactly should you call SERVPRO?

1. We deal with water disasters every single day. There is not much we haven't seen and have the equipment, expertise, and experience to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

2. We are faster to any size disaster. Due to the large size of SERVPRO, we have the resources to call to help when a major disaster strikes. Also, we are a locally owned franchise, and we are also here to help you with the smaller disaster situations as well.

3. We are trained and certified! Many people might know the what but haven't experienced the how when it comes to fixing a situation. We are 100% ready to tackle whatever might come your way. 

So call us today! We are ready to get you back to your preloss condition today!  

The Side-Effects Of Putting Out a Fire

7/28/2022 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after fire damage occurs can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings.  SERVPRO of Orland Park can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.  We provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.  These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.  

A back-draft of emotions often sweeps over the homeowners after a fire ravages a home.  Fear, uncertainty, stress and doubt about the future of the property can overwhelm the homeowner long after the flames have been extinguished and the smoke has cleared.  

So after the first wave of heroes have rescued the property, let SERVPRO of Orland Park help you restore it.  With the industry-approved training to employ rapid response, the utmost professionalism, cutting-edge technology and open communication, we strive to restore not only the home, but the customer's peace of mind, as well.  

SERVPRO of Orland Park has crews available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year call us today (708) 532-3377.