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Complete Fire Restoration from SERVPRO in Buffalo Grove

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Restores Fire-Damaged Buffalo Grove Homes Using Time-Tested Procedures.

A house fire is likely one of the greatest dangers your Buffalo Grove home faces. These residential fires can occur at almost any time, with little to no warning, and are often the result of little accidents. When they happen, professional assistance is needed to remediate their damage.

SERVPRO, experts in fire and smoke damage remediation, usually know just what fire restoration work your Buffalo Grove home needs. Over their years of performing house fire cleanups, smoke remediation, and fire damage restoration work, our skilled technicians have developed time-tested procedures for quickly and effectively restoring fire damaged homes. These procedures include, among other things:

  • Rapidly sanitizing interior air with powerful air movers, air scrubbers, and ozone machines
  • Thoroughly inspecting your home for issues associated with fire damage
  • Removing harmful acidic, fire-related residues from surfaces around your home with wet, dry, abrasive, or peroxide active cleaning methods
  • Treating impacted carpeting and upholstery with innovative injection devices
  • Neutralizing or otherwise concealing unpleasant odors with thermal foggers and professional-grade deodorants
  • Employing ultra-low volume foggers to deodorize hard-to-reach parts of your residence

Once all of these measures have been taken, homes are usually back to their pre-fire condition, "Like it never even happened."

With all that said, if your residence ever suffers fire damage and needs fire restoration work, call your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove/Lake Zurich at (847) 279-1940 for assistance.

Torrential Storms Increase the Risk of Flood Damage in the Downtown Chicago Area

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

a storm damaged house with a sign in front that says storm damage Did a recent storm affect your area? Flooding can quickly damage contents and structure. Call SERVPRO today for water removal.

Flooding can Happen Very Quickly as a Result of Changing Weather Patterns

Storms forming around the Downtown Chicago area can produce several inches of water in a brief time. While this may not result in a flooded home when the water travels and congregates elsewhere, this can become very troublesome for homeowners.

When drenched by a storm, homes can have flood damage in Downtown Chicago. It can occur both rapidly and unexpectedly. When flooding is known about and expected, removing anything of value to higher levels in your home can prevent many expensive losses. However, sudden floods can surprise residents, and only a few inches of floodwater entering a home can result in thousands of dollars in damaged furnishings and interior structures.

SERVPRO's technicians are always ready to assist with restoring a home. We have earned IICRC certificates in Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and related fields and know your home is central to your family's sense of normalcy. Working as quickly as possible without making mistakes ensures the completion of your family home's restoration as soon as possible.

Complete drying out of furniture, carpets, and affected personal belongings must happen soon after the water is pumped out. Dampness permits mold and mildew to flourish in as little as 48 hours. Other problems such as weakened support within a home can become apparent later by sagging floors and cracking walls and ceiling joints. Before applying microbial inhibitors and other cleaning agents that help restore your furnishings, it is important to verify that no abnormal moisture levels may exist.

We can pack up and clean all of the affected belongings at our facility or in the home in an unaffected area, depending on the specific situation and homeowners' preferences. When completed and the home's flooded area shows no signs of damage, returning these items to their original locations happens as quickly as possible.

Understanding your needs during trying situations brought on by Mother Nature, SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich, has caring professionals who are only a phone call away. Regardless of the time of day or night, reaching us is as easy as calling (847) 279-1940. Restoring your home flood damage begins with one phone call. 

Flood Damage from Bathtub Overflow in your Downtown Chicago Home

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

a bathroom with an overflowing bathtub Flooding can be quite overwhelming and unsettling. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and flood damage remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Take the Guesswork Out Flood Damage with Tools Made for the Job

When you forget to turn off the water in your tub to take a phone call, a child starts the water and leaves it without telling anyone, or your overflow drain was not working correctly, you have accidental water damage. They can cause severe damage to your home that you need to address quickly.

Flood damage can affect your carpeting, subfloor, drywall, the ceiling and walls underneath the tub, and more. Depending on how quickly you call a remediation company like SERVPRO to repair the water damage in your Downtown Chicago home, many of these can be saved. When you let the issue sit for several days, you may deal with a strong odor and microbial growth behind the drywall. Plus, since the water had time to soak into the subfloor, the floor's moisture content is very high, creating the need to remove the subfloor to ensure that it dries thoroughly.

When water goes down through the ceiling, you have damage to ceiling tiles or sections of your ceiling. We need to take these down to properly dry the area above them and replace sections of the ceiling. A setup of ducting can be inserted into the ceiling area affected so we can pump warm, dry, dehumidified air into the cavity to speed up drying and guard against the growth of mold.

With SERVPRO, the moisture content is checked daily with moisture meters, hygrometers, and hydro sensors. Snake cameras may also be employed to give visual confirmation that confined areas such as under cabinets or in the wall cavities are thoroughly dry.

Other areas that were hit by the water below the bathroom are dried using containment, air movers, and dehumidifiers. The containment minimizes the volume of air to be dried. It speeds up the drying of the ceiling because of water moving from an area of high water concentration to an area of low concentration.

SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove/Lake Zurich greatly understands the stress of such a disaster and moves quickly to have your home back to its condition before the damage. We can always be reached at (847) 279-1940, so do not hesitate when your home floods due to a bathtub overflow. 

SERVPRO Saves Buffalo Grove Residents Time and Money in Fire Damage Restoration

5/23/2021 (Permalink)

an extension chord with an outlet that is on fire Affected by a recent house fire? Contact SERVPRO for trained technicians and equipment to get your home back to pre-fire conditions.

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Reliable Fire Damage Restoration service to Buffalo Grove Homeowners

Fire damage at your Buffalo Grove residence can be a stressful event. Between the smoke and soot-covered walls and that unbearable burnt smell, getting your home back to normal might feel like an impossible task. But SERVPRO restoration experts can do just that for you. With our years of experience and training in restoring fire-damaged homes, you can count on us for fast and efficient service. 

The lingering smells due to fire damage at your Buffalo Grove home can be difficult to mitigate. SERVPRO experts use several techniques and agents to ensure that your home smells like home once they are finished with the restoration process. 

Deodorizing Techniques used by SERVPRO During House Fire Cleanup in Buffalo Grove

Deodorizing is a major part of fire and smoke damage restoration. SERVPRO restorers of Buffalo Grove deal with both real odors and imaginary odors. Here are some ways we combat these odors in a fire-damaged home- 

  • Using Masking Agents: These are chemical compounds that mask or cover up the bad odor with a pleasant one. We use them for both real and imaginary odors. Often their use makes the fire damage cleanup process less unpleasant.
  • Using Pairing agents: These combine chemically with odor-causing molecules and neutralize them. Pairing agents are used in controlling real odors and need ULV wet foggers to dispense
  • Using Electrically Generated Deodorizers: Ozone gas, an unstable oxygen molecule, is generated in these machines that oxidize the odor-causing molecules. These work best if the odor has already penetrated deep into the structure and contents. There are safety limitations to its use.

Call SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich at (847) 279-1940 for 24/7 assistance.

Why Work with Local Restoration Firms During Recovery from Commercial Water or Fire Damage in Downtown Chicago?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Chicago skyline with services listed in a black box Big announcement!! Our office is excited to announce that we will be serving the downtown Chicago area as an official SERVPRO Downtown Operator!

SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich is qualified and motivated to assist Chicago Loop businesses as an Official Downtown Licensed Operator

The aftermath of an urban disaster affecting a multistory residential or office building, sprawling production campus, museums, restaurants, hotels, museums, or other attractions in the densely populated business districts and neighborhoods in the heart of Chicago requires urgent interventions. Commercial property owners and managers seek experienced and immediately available restoration partners.  

Does SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich Stand Out Among Other Commercial Restoration Options?

We serve the Chicago Loop as an Official Downtown Licensed Operator, ready 24/7 to offer the scalable resources needed to manage significant damage suffered by businesses and multi-family residential buildings. Burst pipes, storm-related disasters, fire and smoke damage, or mold remediation needs create massive challenges in Chicago’s skyscrapers, lodgings, event venues, and retail centers. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained workforce and extensive inventory of state-of-the-art mitigation and remediation equipment allows our team to take charge of the most complicated disaster circumstances. Because we headquarter in Chicagoland, promptly dispatching the needed crews and fully stocked service vehicles results in quick assessment and immediate post-evaluation response, providing downtown Chicago commercial disaster victims the following services expeditiously:

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Emergency Services for Water Damage
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Sewage Cleanup
  • Biohazard or Mold Remediation

Does Location of a Commercial Restoration Firm Matter to Damaged Businesses?

When given a choice after a commercial water, fire and smoke, mold, or storm damage emergencies in downtown Chicago, business owners naturally prefer aligning with local mitigation and remediation professionals. Rapid response time and a shared sense of community are a dynamic combination when grappling with the simultaneous challenges of providing myriad combinations of storm, mold, water, and fire damage restorations while implementing these interventions mindfully, permitting business operations to continue during recovery. We are a member of the nationwide SERVPRO Large Loss Response Team, looking forward to leveraging that experience to local businesses when serving downtown Chicago. 

As an official downtown licensed operator, SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich reacts swiftly to disasters in the urban center. Call (847) 279-1940 for immediate consultation and dispatch of emergency crews.

When a Gift Shop Floods in Buffalo Grove, What Should the Owner Worry About?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

black mold in bathroom Getting you back in business is a priority at SERVPRO. Our techs will be on the scene within 4 hours of the initial call.

Secondary damage, such as mold damage, is always a concern in Buffalo Grove businesses when a water intrusion occurs.

Burst pipes happen in businesses as well as homes. When a showroom gets flooded due to a water intrusion such as that, emergency services for water damage are needed quickly to prevent increased problems and mold growth.

Fast Action is Needed

Mold damage in a Buffalo Grove shop hit by something like a burst pipe or ceiling leak can happen faster than you think. It can only take 24 hours for mold to start when the moisture stays in place. Stopping the water source is vital, as is the extraction of any standing or hidden moisture. Our IICRC techs scope out the scene and immediately put together a mitigation plan. 

Getting You Back in Business

Within 48 hours, mold spores can grow, and colonies develop. If it spreads to fixtures and content, there could be irreparable damage. This is why our technicians work fast. Our crew are mold specialists and experts at:

  • Mold remediation
  • Mold removal
  • Dealing with black mold
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Water extraction 
  • Proper drying 
  • Fixture and content restoration

We provide mold inspection to ensure there is no moisture or any hidden problems left behind. Contact SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich at (847) 279 – 1940 for professional mold damage services.

Flood Damage Can Damage Homes in Buffalo Grove

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

cups on table with pooling water around Flood damage restoration by SERVPRO is second to none. Call now for the professional help and experience of our technicians.

Buffalo Grove Depends on SERVPRO to Provide Flood Damage Services. 

Buffalo Grove is a suburb of Chicago. It is a lovely village with a historical section, beautiful parks, and lots of things to do and enjoy. St. Mary's Church is the oldest building in the town, completed in 1800. The second oldest building now houses the Lou Malnati's Pizzeria. The village is rich in history but full of modern-day adventures.

Summer Fun & Festivities

Two exciting festivals take place in Buffalo Grove during the summer months. In mid-July, the Buffalo Grove Invitational Fine Arts Festival is held, and over 30,000 visitors flock to the event. Fall brings the Buffalo Grove Days festival and features all the festivities of a carnival with crafts, live music, and food vendors. It kicks off with a parade and ends with fireworks. 

Famous Buffalo Grove Residents

Over the years, the village has been home to many notable people, in different fields, from sports to musicians. They include:

• Raymond Benson – James Bond novel author

• Sidney Mathias – state representative

• Bradie Tennell – Olympic figure skater

• Tim Kinsella – musician

• Andy Wozniewski – hockey player

• Aaron Himelstein – actor

• Megan Bozek – ice hockey player

Buffalo Grove Park District

There are a lot of wonderful activities waiting, including the Willow Stream Pool. The pool has a wading area for the little ones and twilight rates on Friday. Other facilities in the district include:

• Community Arts Center

• Disc Golf Courses

• Fitness Center

• Happy Tails Dog Park

• Skate Park

• Spray 'N Play

• Golf Dome

• Alcott Center

Raupp Museum

There are several exhibit galleries in the museum. The main gallery begins with Potawatomi's life. It takes visitors from the 1830s to modern times. Explore life in the 1900s in the Crossroads Gallery. Educational programs teach about Native American culture, WWII, and more. Hands-on history brings the past to life for students and visitors. The gardens are quite lovely.

Places to Eat in Buffalo Grove

When you are out enjoying all the many fun activities, you will need to take time to eat. There are many excellent eateries to choose from in the village. One of the favorites in the area is Lou Malnati's Pizzeria. Housed in the second oldest building in town, it makes a delicious pizza. Here are some other great choices:

• Original Bagel & Bialy

• Wildfire

• Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill

• Rise N Dine Pancake Café

• Weiner Take All

• Grande Jake's

Family Fun at Bowlero

Loads of bowling fun awaits with 32 bowling lanes at your disposal. There is an arcade, laser tag, billiards, lounge area, and outdoor seating. You can book everything from a kid's birthday party to a corporate party. It is a fantastic way to spend the afternoon. 

SERVPRO Provides Floor Damage Restoration to Buffalo Grove Restaurants

Spring rains can bring flash floods raging through homes in the area. They can take down power lines and trees, damage vehicles, and destroy homes. The black water that enters buildings is highly contaminated. Homeowners should never try to clean up this water. It is a biohazard and needs to be dealt with by professionals. At SERVPRO, we provide:

• Professional technicians with the proper PPE

• Emergency services water damage restoration

• Flood restoration

• Basement flooding cleanup

• Biohazard remediation

We properly dispose of contaminated content. Trash pumps allow us to remove water with debris in it. Once the water gets extracted, we dry the premises. Sanitization takes place, and then the water damage restoration begins. For flood damage services, contact SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich at (847) 279-1940.

Know What to Do to Prevent Dryer Fires in Lake Zurich

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Burnt up washer and dryer. Fire from a dyer will be a mess. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified for any size fire disaster.

The need for fire damage restoration in Lake Zurich fires often occur due to circumstances that could be prevented. 

Keeping your home safe from fires is not always possible, but fires are often preventable when safety precautions are taken. Dryer fires fall into this category.

What Causes a Dryer Fire?

Faulty wiring or dryer overheating causes dryer fires, but over 1/3 of all of them are due to lint buildup. When this happens, you need fire damage restoration in Lake Zurich. There are signs you may have lint built up, such as overheating dryer or clothes taking longer than normal to dry. Prevention is the best policy.

Dryer Fire Prevention

There are some things you should do to ensure your dryer works safely and efficiently. These include:

  • Do not run the dryer with no lint filter in place.
  • Do not operate the appliance unless you are home.
  • Be careful not to overload the dryer.

If a fire does occur, our team provides fire damage restoration. We deal with fire-damaged homes every day, and our team is experts at house fire cleanup. Even when the flames do not impact much in the home, smoke remediation is often needed. For experienced fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup, contact SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich at (847) 279-1940.

Does Fire Restoration Cover Contents or Structure?

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Room after a fire You need expert assistance for any level of fire damage in your home. Call SERVPRO today for help.

SERVPRO Helps Buffalo Grove Residents Restore their Home and Contents after Fire

A typical fire insurance policy draws distinct lines between structure and contents. As a rule of thumb, SERVPRO technicians abide by the same distinction to ensure that an estimate is made readily available to you as quickly as possible. Your home structure includes any permanently attached parts such as walls, flooring, staircases, and fittings. 

The job of a technician performing fire smoke cleanup in your Buffalo Grove is to assess and restore the structure and contents to a preloss condition. If you are safe to remain on the property during restoration, our technicians can carry out emergency cleaning to make the home safe. We can quickly establish a livable environment using restoration equipment and expertise. 

  • Urgent cleaning of rooms that are in constant use, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms.
  • We can conduct laundry and dry-cleaning of clothes, sheets, and towels to remove smoke odors and make them safe for use.
  • Using signage and physical barriers, we can cordon off affected areas of the property and allow you to continue using unaffected or recently restored parts of the home. 

Minimize inconvenience following a fire. Contact SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich for fire smoke cleanup at (847) 279-1940.

Is Drying a Wet Home a Long Process?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles Our water damage experts are trained in a wide variety of restoration needs, even upholstery and fabric cleaning and odor control. Call us today.

SERVPRO Uses Extraction Equipment to Keep Drying Times Low in your Buffalo Grove Home

Water in an enclosed environment can deteriorate contacted materials over time. The most effective method of mitigating water intrusion is to dry the property quickly. Removing water from an enclosed environment can be tricky and time-consuming when relying on ventilation, dehumidification and other drying equipment. 

Using extractors is crucial for efficient water restoration in your Buffalo Grove home. Choosing the right water extraction equipment often relies on external factors such as the size of the structure, distance to the nearest sewer point, the depth of water and power sockets. Evaporation takes time, even with drying equipment. Using extractors can significantly reduce drying times.

  • Truck-mounted extraction units have higher lift, bigger storage tanks, and more powerful vacuums which can be useful for removing large bodies of water.
  • Portable extraction units are more agile and flexible particularly for spaces with restricted access but do need centralized power. 
  • Deep extraction tools can be fitted to extractor generators to make them even more flexible to the needs of the job at hand. 

Extracting water is faster than drying it. Contact SERVPRO of Buffalo Grove / Lake Zurich for water restoration at (847) 279-1940.