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Water Damage at Your Bourbonnais Business or Residence

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage at Bourbonnais local Business Water damage at Bourbonnais local business

Water loss incidents can occur from many different sources at your Bourbonnais business or residence. Weather related events contribute to many occurrences but also aging plumbing plays a contributing factor. Some older homes and businesses in the area may 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 system such as iron and manganese. These minerals can have a damaging effect on older pipes when sediment builds up around connections, bends, and fixtures.

Once this situation has manifested itself, water damage can proliferate through leaks in the weakest portions of the plumbing. These can be challenging to ascertain as 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 the SERVPRO of Kankakee County professionals for fast and effective restoration and repair.

Our Professional team that arrives promptly at your home or business is equipped with detection technology to identify leaks in the plumbing behind the walls and identify the full scope of the water damage that your home or business 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 location of the problem only to remove portions of wall required for us to repair the damaged plumbing and begin drying efforts effectively.

To better allocate our drying equipment, we utilize thermal imagery cameras which non-invasively identify moisture pockets behind walls of your home or business to determine where focused drying efforts occur to remove the dampness present. If the damage is severe enough, SERVPRO of Kankakee County technicians might also implement our injectidry system to introduce 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.

All of us here at SERVPRO of Kankakee County understand that having dedicated and trained technicians, utilizing professional protocols and equipment make a real difference in down time and in reducing claims and loss expenses. Our adage “Like it never even happened,” is our goal in returning damaged areas to a preloss condition and we are dedicated to both the property and lives of the customers we assist 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. We are SERVPRO of Kankakee County 815-935-0077

SERVPRO Responds to Fire Damage in Kankakee County

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

First Responders at recent occurrence in Kankakee County First Responders at recent occurrence in Kankakee County

SERVPRO of Kankakee County recently responded to a fire damaged residence. Mitigating and restoring your Kankakee County home to its original condition requires a professional service trained to handle physical damage, smoke residues, and odors.

Smoke residues present a unique hazard that can be challenging to clean making it a situation many Kankakee County homeowners leave up to the expertise and skills of our SERVPRO professionals. From the risks present in the spread of these residues, from surface to surface throughout a fire-damaged address, to the staining that could result from improper removal, fire loss effects can permanently mar your property without the right approach. 

All of us here at SERVPRO of Kankakee County understand that having dedicated and trained technicians and utilizing professional protocols and equipment make a real difference in reducing claims and loss expenses. Our adage “Like it never even happened,” is our goal in returning damaged areas to a preloss condition and we are dedicated to both the property and lives of the customers we assist 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. We are SERVPRO of Kankakee County 815-935-0077

SERVPRO of Kankakee County at MABAS 37 Golf Outing

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kankakee County proud to Sponsor the MABAS 37 Golf Outing SERVPRO of Kankakee County proud to Sponsor the MABAS 37 Golf Outing

SERVPRO of Kankakee County recently was one of the major sponsors at the MABAS 37 (Eastern Illinois Mutual Aid Association) Golf Outing.

Spending the day with our First Responders playing golf, chatting and having a great meal with them and fellow sponsors is what community is all about.

SERVPRO of Kankakee County is honoured to be an Affiliate Member of MABAS Division 37. These dedicated men and women protect our lives and property twenty fours a day three hundred and sixty five days a year. They are our friends and neighbours, they till our soil, work in factories and offices.  When the “call” comes they are there to save our lives our pets and our properties. They educate the residents and business community about fire safety.  

The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) provides emergency rapid response and sustained operations when a jurisdiction or region is stricken by an overwhelming event generated by manmade, technological, or environmental threats. In response, MABAS will mobilize and, deploy a sustained fire, emergency medical services (EMS), hazardous materials, technical rescue, water rescue, urban search & rescue, and incident management assistance team resources to prevent loss of life, human suffering and further damage to property.

Recent storms cause water damage to Kankakee County

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technical Experts mitigating water damage in Kankakee County. SERVPRO Technical Experts mitigating water damage in Kankakee County.

Recent heavy rains caused extensive damage to residences throughout Kankakee County. Apart from the detritus common in these types of occurrences, there are also present associated health risks. With any type of water damage SERVPRO of Kankakee County are your certified water damage professionals. SERVPRO of Kankakee County is trained to deal with a myriad of water damage issues. 

Below are some basic procedures for clean up

  1. Identify ALL safety issues
  2. Determine source of the water and get problem fixed as quickly as possible 
  3. Extract materials and/or remove all standing water
  4. Apply EPA registered disinfectant
  5. Remove and discard all contaminated porous and semi-porous structural materials included carpet and pad
  6. Measure and document all moisture levels in affected areas.
  7. Install barriers to contain damaged areas
  8. Install drying equipment 
  9. Monitor job daily.
  10. Once completely dry. Clean all areas prior to rebuild.

When your Kankakee County home or business has a sewer back up you can rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Kankakee County. For a free estimate call (815)935-0077

SERVPRO Mitigating Water Damage in Kankakee County

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technical Experts addressing water damage issues in Kankakee County SERVPRO Technical Experts addressing water damage issues in Kankakee County.

Water damage can happen at any time. When your Kankakee County property is affected the most crucial step to take is to extract any standing water and dry moisture remnants quickly.

One category of equipment that plays a crucial role during properties is lift-equipment. Pumps and water extractors fall under this category. When used properly, they can help remove significant amounts of water from your property within a short period of time.  Equipment that extracts water from your property is the lift capacity and CFM, Cubic Feet per Minute, rating. Apart from that, the kind of wand attached to the extractor also matters. You should choose carpet wands for carpeted surfaces, and squeegee wands for wood and other hard surfaces. Our SERVPRO of Kankakee County certified and trained technicians have access to a wide range of equipment and accessories to tackle all situations.

Drying helps remove the final moisture remnants in affected areas. Drying relies on evaporation which incidentally removes moisture from materials but leaves it in the air. Condensation can reverse this process. Combining equipment that improves evaporation and those that extracts moisture from the air, such as dehumidifiers, guarantees a good outcome. Our SERVPRO of Kankakee County technicians have access to a wide range of extraction equipment that ensures balanced drying and the expertise to handle any eventuality arising form water damage.

You can rely on the Professionals at SERVPRO of Kankakee County 24/7/365.  We can be reached at 815-935-0077

SERVPRO assisting our local Fire Departments

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO a of Kankakee County donated a Palmer Dollhouse to a local Fire Department. SERVPRO a of Kankakee County donated a Palmer Dollhouse to a local Fire Department.

SERVPRO of Kankakee County takes an active role in supporting our local Fire Departments.

SERVPRO of Kankakee County is a proud supporter of our Fire Departments. Whether it be a Fire Department's Open House, Golf Outing, a pancake breakfast, fish fry or benefit, SERVPRO of Kankakee County is there.

Pictured in this blog we donated a Palmer Doll House which we constructed for the Momence Fire Department.

The Palmer Doll House is an effective tool for the training of firemen in both classroom and hands on. For a Department to be effective as with any business, knowledge and education are paramount.


Using the Palmer Doll House is a superb vehicle to show and demonstrate how ventilation of positive and negative degrees allows backdraft and flashover to occur.  It also can be a tool to demonstrate tactics and results.

We here at SERVPRO of Kankakee County thank our local Fire Departments for the Professionalism, Dedication and Bravery and we are honored to assist them always.

SERVPRO hosting Kankakee Fire Chief’s Association Monthly Meeting

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

Executive Board Chiefs of the Kankakee Valley Fire Chief’s Association at SERVPRO of Kankakee County Executive Board Chiefs of the Kankakee Valley Fire Chief’s Association at SERVPRO of Kankakee County

Recently SERVPRO of Kankakee County hosted the MABAS Division 7 / Kankakee Valley Fire Chief’s Association monthly meeting at our Manteno facility.

The Association is made up of 17 fire departments and 20 associate members.  MABAS Division 7 covers Kankakee County, located approximately 50 miles south of Chicago, Illinois.  Division 7 is dispatched by KanCom Dispatch located in Kankakee, Illinois.  The fire departments associated with MABAS Division 7 provide fire suppression, EMS, rescue, and specialized response teams that allow the division to handle and mitigate.

SERVPRO of Kankakee County is honored to be an Affiliate Member of MABAS Division 7. These dedicated men and women protect our lives and property twenty-fours a day three hundred and sixty-five days a year. They are our friends and neighbors, they till our soil, work in factories and offices.  When the “call”comes they are there to save our lives our pets and our properties. They educate the residents and business community about fire safety.  

SERVPRO Rapid Response Board Up Team

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technician accesses damage to a multi-unit dwelling in Kankakee County. SERVPRO Technician accesses damage to a multi-unit dwelling in Kankakee County.

Recently an apartment fire broke out in the early hours of the morning in Kankakee County.  SERVPRO of Kankakee County was called by the Local Fire Department to provide Emergency Board Up Services to the damage rendered.

SERVPRO of Kankakee County was on site within minutes and working with the property owner and their insurance carrier began the process of mitigation. Damage to a business or dwelling from fire and resultant smoke, soot and water damage can be devastating for any business or commercial property with lost revenue, productivity and emotional hardship. As can be seen in the photograph our Professional Response Team inspected the property in order to determine the extent of the fire and resultant smoke and soot damage. The fire damage caused damage and breakage to windows, walls and roof necessitating board up and tarping of missing windows, walls and roof and also protecting the interior from further damage by the elements. Mitigation followed instantaneously with our certified fire mitigation technicians. 

SERVPRO of Kankakee County’s Professionals clean and restore your property using time tested specialized equipment and cleaning techniques which reduces interruptions and gets you back to normalcy. All of us here at SERVPRO of Kankakee County understand that having dedicated and trained technicians and utilizing professional protocols and equipment make a real difference in reducing claims and loss expenses. Our adage “Like it never even happened,” is our goal in returning damaged area to a preloss condition and we are dedicated to both the property and lives of the customers we assist 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year,  We are SERVPRO of Kankakee County 815-935-0077

SERVPRO responds to Fire Damage in Kankakee County

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged household in Bourbonnais Fire damaged household in Bourbonnais

After a recent fire in Bourbonnais, SERVPRO of Kankakee County responded to assist the homeowner. SERVPRO’s fire mitigation specialists were on site within minutes of the event. Immediate response time allows the minimization of damage and subsequent cleaning and restorative costs. Working with the homeowner and their insurance company, work has begun to mitigate the physical structure and the contents therein. Soot and smoke damage permeated the structure and contents. Soot and smoke damage is a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, consisting of dust, acids and chemicals causing not only health hazards but significant damage to contents. SERVPRO of Kankakee County’s Professionals clean and restore your property using time tested specialized equipment and cleaning techniques which reduces interruptions and gets you back to normalcy. All of us here at SERVPRO of Kankakee County understand that having dedicated and trained technicians and utilizing professional protocols and equipment make a real difference in reducing claims and loss expenses. Our adage “Like it never even happened,” is our goal in returning damaged area to a preloss condition and we are dedicated to both the property and lives of the customers we assist 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year,  We are SERVPRO of Kankakee County 815-935-0077

SERVPRO responds to Commercial Fire Loss in Manteno

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kankakee County at Commercial Fire Loss in Manteno, Illinois SERVPRO of Kankakee County at Commercial Fire Loss in Manteno, Illinois

Recently in Manteno, Illinois a commercial fire loss caused extensive damage.  SERVPRO of Kankakee County was on site within minutes and working with the business owner and their insurance carrier, and began the process of mitigation. Damage to a business from fire can be devastating for any business or commercial property with lost revenue, productivity and emotional hardship. As can be seen in the photograph our Professional Response Team inspected the property in order to determine the extent of the fire and resultant smoke and soot damage. The fire damage caused damage and breakage to windows, walls and roof necessitating board up and tarping of missing windows, walls and roof and also protecting the interior from further damage by the elements. Mitigation followed instantaneously with our certified fire mitigation technicians.  Today the commercial property is back up and running and serving their community “Like it never even happened.” We are local, we live, work and worship in your community and we are proud to be SERVPRO of Kankakee County.  We are here 24/7/365 and can be reached at 815-935-0077.