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How Our Experts Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Bourbonnais

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Experts Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Bourbonnais SERVPRO of Kankakee County uses fire restoration industry best practices to restore your home “Like it never even happened.”

Some Things To Expect From Professional Fire Cleanup In Bourbonnais

A fire in your Bourbonnais home causes significant damage not only to the structural components but also to the contents. Cleanup is a complicated process, best complete by well-qualified fire damage restoration professionals. You need a company that can handle a comprehensive list of all the potential issues safely, efficiently, and in compliance with local requirements. Our team of Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) trained technicians can help.

Ensuring that your family escapes the flames in your home is your first priority. Arranging for fire cleanup in your Bourbonnais home with our skilled team is the second priority. As soon as the fire officials declare your dwelling ready for evaluation you need to move swiftly. Fire residues are toxic and corrosive. Within minutes and hours of the fire possessions and building materials become progressively damaged. We have the knowledge and a team of technicians to take on the challenge of mitigating fire damage fast.

When SERVPRO arrives, an experienced member of our management assesses the damage. Because of the fire fighting efforts, an initial task is frequently water and chemical removal and structural drying. Safety from slips and falls and electric shock is one reason this must be done immediately. Water damage also is just as devastating to your home as the fire and cannot wait as mold can infest wet areas after just 24 to 48 hours.

Personal possessions and furnishings might be packed out to our production facility in advance of fire cleanup. We use the SERVPRO Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to inventory and track the items removed. Digital photos, lists, and barcoding technology all assure that we account for each item, including documenting the cleaning and restoration efforts we make. This helps support claims made with your insurance carrier.

Back at your home, the SERVPRO crew matches the types of soot residues with the appropriate cleaning products, tools, and methods and the technicians go to work. If some spaces are relatively unaffected, a containment perimeter can be established to prevent drift of residues and odors. Heavy plastic sheeting might be augmented with air scrubbing equipment, filtering the floating debris and sealing off the work area with negative air pressure.

SERVPRO of Kankakee County uses fire restoration industry best practices to restore your home “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (815) 935-0077 day or night to arrange an assessment.

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Fast Response Necessary To Damaged Flooring In Bourbonnais

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Fast Response Necessary To Damaged Flooring In Bourbonnais A SERVPRO Mat Suction Device to Extract Water from a Wood Floor in Bourbonnais

Damaged Floors in Bourbonnais Can Be Salvaged with SERVPRO's Fast Action

When water enters your home through the bottom, from a flood or sewer backup, or from the top, due to storm damage, plumbing or appliance failure, it is a given that your flooring is likely to suffer some damage. All types of flooring can be affected, including cement or concrete, laminate, hardwood, tile or carpeting. The steps necessary to restore the flooring in your home after water damage will vary depending on the type and amount of time the water remained on the floor and its covering. SERVPRO technicians are highly qualified to investigate your water damaged flooring and to develop a comprehensive plan to restore your floors and attachments to the condition they were in before the water invaded.

Flooring in Bourbonnais is vulnerable not only to water damage but also to secondary problems if the problem is not managed quickly and microbial growth occurs. The sooner our crew can consult with you the faster we will be able to respond by drying out the flooring and determining what type of repair replacement or refinishing will be necessary. Hardwood floors can react well, but only if we are able swiftly to extract the water and direct airflow and add heat as needed both above and below the flooring.  Ceramic and asphalt-tiled floors also bounce back in most cases as long as there has been little or no water infiltration to the sub-flooring, again mandating that standing water is removed fast and airflow established. 
 
Vinyl and laminate flooring may not survive water damage, but SERVPRO will evaluate each situation and suggest a replacement if restoration is not possible. Carpeting frequently can be dried in place or removed to dry and reinstalled. Area rugs are almost always dry-able, and we will make every effort to restore their appearance and function. The padding may need to be replaced but often can be dried as well. Our technicians will pay particular attention to the condition of the subfloors in all cases. If the surface under carpeting, hardwood, tile or laminate is wet, we must solve that issue as well. Our specialized equipment, IICRC best practice methodology, and experience ensure that once we have completed our treatment, restoration or replacement of your water damaged flooring you will be able to enjoy your home again in preloss condition faster than you thought possible. "Like it never even happened."
 
When water soaks your flooring, the fast response of SERVPRO of Kankakee County is critical to a successful restoration. Operators are on alert 24/7 at (815) 597-5315 waiting for your call to set up an inspection and plan of action today.

Floor Coverings made easy in Manteno

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Floor Coverings made easy in Manteno From Carpet to Tile, we have your floors covered

SERVPRO of Kankakee County is well known for helping clients recover following fire, mold, and water damage in the Bradley Bourbonnais area. What many local people don't recognize is that our SERVPRO also provides professional flooring sales and installation.

Our Manteno facility is home to thousands of flooring samples including carpet, vinyl, wood, and ceramic tile to name just a few. In fact, with our preferred status with most flooring distributors, there's not much we can't get for a discounted price.

Why pay retail prices when SERVPRO of Kankakee County can get the same flooring for wholesale pricing? Our Flooring Sales Representatives are the same individuals that do your installation. That takes the guess work out of what product is best for you commercial or residential flooring needs.

We are certified distributors for Mohawk, Tarkett, and Dream Weavers. We also use our buying power with the big box stores to get our clients the best prices possible from retailers like Menards, Lowe's and Home Depot. Locally, you won't find a better flooring company to assist you.

Wood Flooring replacement and refinishing when needed is also a service SERVPRO can assist you with. Before replacing wood floors, our trained professionals will come out to determine if that's the most cost effective solution to your problem. Working with one of the best Floor Refinishers in Manteno Illinois, we are always watching out for our clients' bottom lines.

Call SERVPRO of Kankakee County for all you residential and commercial flooring needs. Appointments are by appointment only and we also can bring flooring samples to your home.

What to Do if There's Water Damage to Flooring in Your Home

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to Do if There's Water Damage to Flooring in Your Home Water can be a very destructive force and adversely affect just about every part of your home's structure, including flooring.

Steps To Take After Water Damage to Flooring in Your Home


Water can be a very destructive force and adversely affect just about every part of your home's structure, including flooring. Whether the issue is severe weather, a malfunctioning appliance, burst pipes, or a leaking roof, handling water damage to flooring as early as possible is the key to avoiding huge hassles down the line.

Homeowners who suspect water damage to flooring in Bradley should take immediate action before the problem gets worse. If your home's floors have been affected by an influx of water, here are some things to keep in mind.

1. Have any excess water removed before refinishing wood floors.
Professional removal of excess water is essential before refinishing wood flooring. Otherwise, it may end up warping and cause structural damage. It can take weeks for wood floors to dry out on their own, and by then mold will likely become a problem. SERVPRO technicians will quickly remove the water from your floors and ensure the area is dry and ready to be refinished.

2. Prevent mold and mildew growth by calling an expert.
Some homeowners attempt to remove water damage to flooring on their own. However, they're typically unable to get the water out of each floor layer. The excess moisture then leads to mold and mildew, which are more challenging to eliminate. SERVPRO has industrial grade equipment that we use to ensure no moisture remains, which is vital to stopping the growth of harmful mold and mildew.

3. Don't automatically assume your carpets will be a lost cause.
If you look at the water damage to flooring in your home and think there's no way your carpet can be salvaged, call us first. We're experts at restoring water damaged areas, and we may be able to extract the water from your carpets and sub floors and save you the expense of completely replacing it.

If your home's flooring has been affected by water damage, count on the team at SERVPRO of Kankakee County to get it back in excellent condition. For a quote or to learn more about our water damage restoration services, call us at (815) 935-0077.

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Bourbonnais Water Damage?? SERVPRO Has the Crew and the Devices for Mitigation

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Bourbonnais Water Damage?? SERVPRO Has the Crew and the Devices for Mitigation SERVPRO Says Call Us at the First Sign of a Water Leak in Your Bourbonnais Home

Effective Removal of Moisture Behind Walls in Bourbonnais Homes

Water loss incidents can occur from many different sources in your Bourbonnais home, but aging plumbing often plays a contributing factor. Many of the older homes in the area still have metal piping throughout the property, which can begin to degrade and erode over time, especially when exposed to higher mineral elements in the public water such as iron and manganese. These minerals are not harmful to consume, yet, can have a damaging effect on older pipes when sediment builds up around connections, bends, and fixtures.

Once a problem has started, water damage can soon develop in your Bourbonnais home through leaks in the weakest portions of the plumbing. These can be challenging to chase down, as the moisture and dampness can affect a broad area. To prevent excessive tear out and replacement once you have encountered water damage, you can reach out to our SERVPRO professionals for fast and effective restoration and repair.

Our team that arrives at your home comes equipped with detection technology to help them both identify leaks in the plumbing behind the walls, and identify the full scope of the water damage that your home has sustained throughout the time that the pipe has been leaking water. Our auditory equipment can help us to hear behind drywall to determine the exact point of the leak only to remove portions of wall required for us to repair the damaged plumbing and begin drying efforts effectively.

To better place our drying equipment, our thermal imagery cameras can identify moisture pockets behind walls of your home to determine where focused drying efforts must occur to remove the dampness present. If the damage is severe enough, our SERVPRO technicians might also implement our injectidry system to force heated air through wall cavities to dry them efficiently before secondary effects like mold growth can occur.

While water damage might happen from a variety of sources, clean up and drying efforts need to begin promptly to prevent excessive structural concerns. Give our SERVPRO of Kankakee County rapid response team a call 24/7 at (815) 935-0077.

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Frozen and Busted Pipes in Bourbonnais?

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen and Busted Pipes in Bourbonnais? Frozen and busted water pipes in Kankakee County?

Have frozen and busted pipes affected your Bourbonnais area home or business? Kankakee County is experiencing extreme cold weather like we haven't experienced, since the two Polar Vortexs 5 years ago. 

Temperatures are plummeting to dangerous levels, where even having exposed skin for a mere matter of minutes can be dangerous. 

Subzero temperatures like this will be testing the limitations of not only the plumbing in your commercial home or business, but the insulation as well. Pushing piping and HVAC systems to their limits.

If your plumbing system fails, your first call is to your plumber. Your second call is to SERVPRO of Kankakee County!  Available 24/7/365 for any of your mitigation and restoration needs. Our trained technicians are up to the task of getting your business or home back to preloss condition, making it "Like it never even happened."

Here are some tips to help you during this extreme weather:

1. Protect your plumbing pipes from freezing

When winter temperatures plummet, water can easily freeze inside, causing them to burst. If you are out of the house or unaware of a burst pipe, the results can be disastrous, including massive home floods and damage to your beloved furniture, rugs and home structure. 

To reduce the possibility of frozen pipes, wrap each of your un-insulated pipes in a blanket of foam. You can purchase foam tubes with a slit on the side at most hardware stores. Cut the tube to the length you need, pull it open and push it over and around your pipe. Use duct tape to secure if the foam does not have self-adhesive edges. 

2. Fix home plumbing leaks now

The best time to get leaks repaired is the present. Check all of the faucets in your kitchen, bathrooms and utility room for drips and puddles. If you have a leaky faucet, contact your trusted plumber immediately to get your pipes back in tip-top shape.

3. Drain your water heater

If you live in a location with hard water, sediment can build up in your tank, causing rust to develop inside. This rust can then find its way into your drinking, cooking and bathing water. If your hot water heater already is rusted or is too old, consider purchasing a new one before cold weather sets in.

4. Lose the outdoor hose to avoid frozen pipes

Until warm weather returns, your best home plumbing practice is to disconnect, wrap up and pack away your garden hose. Leaving a hose connected outside in winter can cause water left inside to freeze and expand, freezing your faucets and connecting pipes as well. Just say no to hefty repair bills and yes to a hose and fixtures you can use next year. 

5. Close and drain shut-off valves leading outdoors

If you have interior shut off valves leading to outdoor faucets, close them and drain the water from outside lines. Any water that remains in the lines and freezes could cause major damage.

6. Clean your home's sump pump pit

Before cold weather hits, you will need to inspect and clean your sump pump and the pit in which it rests. When exposed to extreme cold, your pump can freeze, causing it to stop working. 

If your sump pump malfunctions, water can enter your basement and cause flooding, especially when winter rains are in full swing. Do yourself a favor and inspect your pump and pit now to avoid massive flood damage and cleanup bills later.

Your winter should be full of cheer and warm family get-togethers, not exploded pipes and leaks that take days to fix. Prepare and repair your plumbing in advance to avoid a costly disaster.

Hopefully some of these will help you! Other wise SERVPRO of Kankakee County is ready to help you.

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Call Our Professionals If You Discover A Mold Infestation In Your Manteno Home

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Call Our Professionals If You Discover A Mold Infestation In Your Manteno Home When you discover mold growth in your home, do not hesitate to give our SERVPRO of Kankakee County remediation specialists a call.

Moving Forward After Mold Damage In Manteno Homes

As difficult of a situation as mold colonization might be in your Manteno home, it is also something that can get corrected and restored with the right equipment and expertise. While the remediation process might be involved, it is necessary to fully remove the growing organism from structural elements and protect as much of the investment that you have made in your property as possible. This need is why it is important to trust skilled and trained professionals like ours for remediation and restoration in your damaged home.

Many owners do not fully understand the risk that they take by allowing mold damage in Manteno to persist after it has been discovered on a property. From health effects to structural failure, mold growth continues exponentially, and can easily spread beyond the initially affected area to other parts of your home that get trafficked more frequently.

When our SERVPRO team first arrives at your home, we inspect the property for the full extent of the damage and begin immediately setting up containment equipment and barricades to prevent the spread of the organism beyond this affected region. Once these physical plastic sheeting barricades get installed, we can begin with the use of our hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers to begin trapping airborne spores with the installed HEPA filters.

This purification process continues throughout material removal, sanding, soda blasting, and other removal and remediation efforts. These machines in use can help to reduce the presence of dust, debris, potential contaminants, and mold spores circulating through the air throughout the demolition process.

You can feel more comfortable about moving forward after a mold incident by understanding some ways that you can reduce the possibility of this happening again. Our SERVPRO team on site can identify the source of the moisture and help you to determine the best approach to keeping this dampness reduced, or eliminating it, to prevent mold growth from repeating.

When you discover mold growth in your home, do not hesitate to give our SERVPRO of Kankakee County remediation specialists a call at (815) 935-0077.

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FREE CE Classes this March

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO FREE CE Classes this March March 2019 FREE CE Classes for Insurance Agents

Attention Insurance Agents!!! Are you in need of Continued Education (CE) credits for your license? We are offering FREE CE classes March 6th & 7th, in two separate locations for your convenience. March 6th in Homewood, IL and March 7th in Bourbonnais, IL. Both days will have the same line up, Ethics and Professional Standards (3 Credits) from 9am-12pm & Water, Bio Clean Up, Trauma and Hoarding Claims (4 Credits) from 1pm-5pm.  

**Please see the attached flier for location addresses**

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for those in attendance. 

So come partake in our educational and lively classes. Hope to see you there. 

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Bradley Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Bradley Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation Moisture Makes Mold Damage in Bradley--And Here Comes SERVPRO for Remediation

Mold Inspection and Damage Assessment for Bradley Homes

If you suspect that the conditions are right in your Bradley home to facilitate the growth of fungal organisms or mold, it is beneficial to have these situations assessed by professionals. With the right training and experience, our team can quickly identify the presence of mold within your home and offer lasting solutions to remove the active colonization and work to prevent recurrences moving forward.

In your Bradley home, mold damage can cause health effects and also degrade the structural integrity of construction materials. Taking care of this situation as promptly as possible ensures the most cost-effective approach. With our SERVPRO team also featuring licensed contractors, we can provide our customers with remediation, restoration, and reconstruction efforts that are seamless and can save you time and money.

Our initial inspections provides a game plan for effectively remediating the mold infestation by using our time-tested methods. We can work quickly to determine the full scope of the damage, and also what areas and materials must ultimately get removed, if any,  and replaced to eliminate the colonization from the house fully. While we cannot exclude the presence of naturally occurring mold spores, as they exist in nearly every environment, we can work quickly to ensure that the growth occurring in your home is no more.

Lasting solutions can help to prevent this occurrence from returning a brief time after remediation has completed. The SERVPRO professionals dispatched to your address can assess the root cause of the moisture and dampness that allowed the colonization of mold to occur. With this knowledge, our professionals can offer solutions to help divert this water damage from the property or stop it entirely to prevent dampness from returning to the restored area of your home. Without moisture, dormant mold spores cannot grow into new colonies.

While mold damage can be something that many homes have to experience, taking care of this damaging presence quickly is essential to protecting your investment in your property. Give our SERVPRO of Kankakee County rapid response team a call today at (815) 935-0077.

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Yikes, Your Bourbonnais Home Has Mold Damage! Call SERVPRO for Remediation

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Yikes, Your Bourbonnais Home Has Mold Damage! Call SERVPRO for Remediation Moldy Walls in Bourbonnais? SERVPRO Remediates, Cleans Up, "Like it never even happened."

The Steps that Follow Mold Discovery in Your Bourbonnais Home

Discovering mold in your Bourbonnais home can be alarming and scary, but understanding what to do to make your home safe and protected is vital to navigating the process to come. As tempting as DIY “mold removal” strategies might seem on the internet, these rarely provide the results that you want in your house. Our highly trained specialists can help you to identify the full scope of the damage that has occurred to your property and offer comprehensive solutions to remove the growing organism and restore damage it has caused to structural elements and contents within the home.

Understanding the steps that you should take once you have discovered mold damage in your Bourbonnais home is critical to getting the right professionals involved quickly. You must first understand that the mold growth that you can see is likely far more ingrained and embedded than it appears. Colonies feed on organic materials and seat deeply into surfaces and structural elements to compromise their integrity and strength.

Limit Exposure
The first step that homeowners should take when posed with mold growth in their house is to get away from the colony as best as you can. Exposure can cause health effects for humans and pets, so limiting activity in this area is important until the appropriate containment methods are in place once SERVPRO professionals arrive. Trust our IICRC certified AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians to secure your home during the remediation process. We can erect containment areas and utilize negative air pressure to keep the dust, mold particles and spores isolated from unaffected areas.

Call Professionals
Our response team, which features our highly trained applied microbial remediation technicians, is available 24/7 to begin remediation and restoration efforts quickly for your home. With a single phone call, you can have the full measure of our resources into both containment strategies to prevent the spread of the organisms to new areas of your home, and removal solutions that can eliminate the growing colonies affecting areas of your home.

As alarming as mold growth might be for your home, the right professionals can return your property to original condition quickly and cost-effectively, "Like it never even happened." Give our SERVPRO of Kankakee County remediation specialists a call today at (815) 935-0077.

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