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Commercial Carpet Cleaning at your Bradley Company

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO provides heavy duty carpet cleaning at your Bradley commercial property for those tough stains. Keeping your carpets clean enhances the appearance of your offices.

Tile Clean at your Kankakee Office

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO provides tile cleaning for your Offices in Kankakee.  Whether you have a small mercantile or a expansive mercantile, industrial, religious, or public complex our Professionals are here to assist.

CDC Provides Guidance to Help Reduce the Spread of Seasonal Influenza (Flu) in Kankakee Area Schools and Public Buildings

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Various 3D Red and Green Microorganisms on a blue background Minimize the spread of influenza with these tips from the CDC

Influenza is a contagious disease with potentially severe outcomes, including hospitalization and death, in some cases. In our Kankakee community, administrators and managers of schools and other buildings welcoming the public want to get ahead of the infectious curve. Great strides toward protecting students, families, and school staff, as well as the general population, definitely are within the power of school administrators and commercial managers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer practical strategies for all at risk in these settings.

"Take  3" According to the CDC

The CDC recommends three research-based protocols to protect people across all environments from catching and spreading influenza. Taking the time to communicate these health and life-saving strategies to students, staff, and families in our schools pay big dividends by involving all affected individuals and giving each the power to improve their odds against influenza.

Immunize

Yearly flu vaccines are the initial and critical step individuals and families can take to protect themselves and others against the viruses that cause influenza. Year-round research by more than 100 countries' national influenza centers provides globally relevant surveillance for influenza. Five World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centers for Reference and Research on Influenza meet twice yearly in February (Northern Hemisphere) and September (Southern Hemisphere) to review data and make suggestions on the viruses to include in the new influenza season's vaccine. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ultimately makes the decision on which viruses to include in our country's yearly vaccine.

Commonsense Preventative Measures

Families and their students, school staff, and those who interact in other commercial settings have a range of practical strategies that make a big difference in preventing the spread of influenza.

  • Avoid close contact with those infected with influenza
  • Limit contact by those infected with others
  • Stay home during the flu, waiting at least 24 hours post-fever except to get medical care or for other necessities
  • Cover either mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, disposing of tissues in the trash
  • Wash hands frequently, using both soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable
  • Do not touch eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces possibly contaminated

Take an Antiviral Medication

If prescribed by a medical professional, an antiviral drug taken early can shorten the duration of influenza and make symptoms milder. People with higher risk factors such as the elderly and very young or the immunosuppressed might avoid hospitalization and severe complications.

The highly-trained and experienced team at SERVPRO of Kankakee County is ready to help with infectious agent cleanup in schools and other commercial buildings. Call us at (815) 935-0077 to discuss your options.

SERVPRO Offers Water Damage Restoration Solutions to Hardwood Flooring in Bourbonnais Shops and Stores

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

wood floorboards torn up from concrete pad SERVPRO Works Hard and Fast To Restore and Replace Water Damaged Floorboards in Bourbonnais Retail Shops

Repair Wood Flooring in a Bourbonnais Café After a Water Loss

Wood flooring is a common choice for cafes throughout Bourbonnais because they add a charming aesthetic to the business but remain one of the most natural floor types to clean. In a place that serves a product that can easily get spilled, having carpets can quickly become a poor decision. Even the engineered wood flooring is not impervious to water damages, however.

We have an entire division of restoration professionals equipped to handle water removal and drying of flooring in Bourbonnais businesses. Engineered flooring might initially resist water penetration; in time, standing water can penetrate beyond the surface of the individual installed planks through vulnerabilities in the seams and creases. When we respond quickly enough, our SERVPRO professionals can often use drying mats and tenting practices to draw moisture from these planks before irregularities, and physical damage exists. Experience in enveloping only affected areas of the flooring can greatly decrease service time while preserving the floorboards.

Once warping and distortion have started, our professionals have no choice but to remove the water damaged planks of the flooring. Controlled demolition is always ideal here, as it is much less expensive than the costs of full floor replacement and can often happen much faster. We strive to dry and reinstall these removed slats by sanding and refinishing them whenever possible. It is our priority to get you back to business as usual as promptly as possible.

While we have moisture detection tools that can determine if moisture and dampness exist in the subflooring beneath the planks, a visual inspection can often be beneficial once the OSB board or plywood gets exposed. If these materials also show signs of warping and malformation, they must get removed and replaced. We have a full division of in-house general contractors that can oversee demolition and flooring replacement while our water restoration technicians dry out salvageable contents and materials throughout the café.

There is little that you can do to predict when widespread water losses might occur, but who responds to these emergencies can help you to get back to serving customers quickly. Our SERVPRO of Kankakee County team has a full-service approach to handle both mitigations of water damaging incidents and reconstruction as necessary. Give us a call today at (815) 935-0077.

SERVPRO Can Repair and Replace Hardwood Flooring in Bourbonnais Properties

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

tongue and groove planks ready for installation on a floor SERVPRO Provides Water Loss Cleanup, Restoration, and Repairs to Retail Shops, Bars, Big Box Stores--Even Hardwood Flooring!

Water Damage to a Wooden Dancefloor in a Bourbonnais Bar

Real water loss incidents can strike in the areas of your Bourbonnais bar where it can do the most damage. While the broken plumbing fixture to the wash sink behind the bar spread water across the main bar floor, the tile construction made it easy to sop up and dry out. The time spent on the wooden dance floor in that time can cause more substantial concerns for the structural integrity of this flooring material.

While the quaint size and feel of your bar have been a draw to your loyal patrons over the years, it is also a catalyst to damaged flooring in your Bourbonnais bar after water seepage. As much as you can often contend with the messes on your own, standing water and migrating moisture can create a compromising condition that both weakens flooring materials on your dancefloor and meets the requirements for mold colonization and other fungal threats.
 
Bound moisture is the concern with porous, aging wood planks used initially in the construction of the bar. While the only wood left to absorb standing water exists in the fixtures like the bar itself, tables, and the dancefloor, prolonged exposure of the flooring can allow for moisture to get trapped in the material. This moisture inevitably bonds with the cells of the wood on a molecular level and warps its appearance and weakens its resilience.
 
Our SERVPRO team can not only help to dry out lingering moisture throughout other areas of the bar, but our team of licensed general contractors can remove the wooden planks of this dance area down to the concrete pad underneath. Once this pad is sufficiently dried, our contracting team can replace the flooring with a durable oak, tongue and groove plank material. To provide a final professional touch, a polymer finish can get applied to reduce scuffing damages for new feet to hit the dance floor once the work gets done.
 
Water loss incidents do not have to close you down for good or have you searching all over the region for subcontractors. Our SERVPRO of Kankakee County team can help you through nearly every phase of reconstruction and restoration after water losses. Give us a call today at (815) 935-0077.

We Get You Back To Business In Bourbonnais After A Fire Disaster

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged washer and dryer Our certified technicians are ready 24/7 to offer their expertise and experience as well as utilize our state of the art equipment after a fire.

Overcoming Smoke Odors in Your Bourbonnais Thrift Store

While you might carry a fair stock of housewares in your Bourbonnais thrift store, the bulk of your secondhand items are clothing. As quickly as you can turn over this apparel, it is also among the most susceptible to the damaging effects of small electrical fire flare-ups. While some of these items might be in the direct path of this spreading blaze, combusting upon exposure, other clothing items outside of this path are more susceptible to effects like smoke odors. 

Instead of considering all exposed apparel as a loss, you should consider what aspects of present fire damage in your Bourbonnais business can get overcome. While you have little investment in the clothing itself, it is the bulk of your profits. Losing the potential money that these items could be worth is not a decision that often must get made. Our SERVPRO professionals have multiple advanced machines capable of addressing harsh lingering odors in your business as we also work to mitigate your loss.

Smoke odors spread quickly throughout an open area and can quickly embed into clothing and other soft materials such as furniture you might have for sale. Small fires do not often require the full shutdown of your building, which makes deodorization equipment like ozone machines unsafe to use. Instead, our professionals can lean towards other capable equipment such as hydroxyl generators and thermal or UV foggers.

Depending on the volume of soft materials that require this focused attention, we can also devote some of the fire damaged items to dry cleaning with our contents department or with a third-party associate. These facilities often implement the use of ozone, which features an added oxygen molecule that can bond with odor compounds and neutralize the entire structure. Once the cleanup of the fire has completed, and the minor cosmetic damages have gotten addressed, we can return removed and newly deodorized clothing items to their original positions in the store.

We strive to provide our customers with real-time solutions that protect their investments and ensure that they can keep their doors open to their customers whenever possible. You can count on the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Kankakee County team to make all fire loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (815) 935-0077.

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Our Skilled Professionals Can Restore Your Water Damaged Store In Bourbonnais

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Kankakee County to help mitigate the damage.

Fighting Commercial Water Damage Affecting Your Bourbonnais Home Improvement Store

If you run a home improvement store, you probably have many items that can be damaged if the place floods. Whether it is pieces of wood, packaging materials such as cartons, decorations, accessories such as batteries for electronics or area rugs, exposure to water, or high amounts of moisture can cause different problems. We offer professional restoration of water damage that can help limit the effects of the incident or help your home improvement store restore normal operations faster.

To limit the effects, commercial water damage incidents in Bourbonnais, have on your home improvement store, you should evaluate the loss areas as soon as possible. Evaluation helps determine whether to throw out affected items or take steps to restore them. Removing contents from hit sections early can also help limit the damage. Our SERVPRO technicians help carry out a thorough evaluation, including using advanced equipment to check moisture levels in contents, building materials, and the air. Some of the equipment types that help us to evaluate loss sites include:

• Moisture Meters
• Moisture Sensors
• Thermo-hygrometers
• FLIR Thermal Cameras

Removing any water collecting on any surface within your store fast enough helps minimize the damages. Removal may require high capacity equipment that can draw thousands of gallons within a short while. It might also require tools that ease accessibility. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on truck-mounted pumps for situations requiring high capacity extraction. We also have advanced equipment such as Injectidry systems, which help extract moisture from concealed areas such as subfloors without tearing them down.

Water damage is likely to leave your store soiled even if the water originates from a clean source such as a burst plumbing line. The water collects various types of debris, including dust leading to soiling. Our SERVPRO technicians help clean your store, restoring it to its preloss state. We use professional cleaning products and equipment such as pressure washers to remove any soiling clean up all forms of soiling “Like it never even happened.”

Water loss incidents are quite disruptive to a business. Call SERVPRO of Kankakee County to help mitigate the damage. You can reach us at (815) 935-0077any time.

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We Help You Get Back To Business In Bradley After A Flood Damage Disaster

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

A fast response is crucial to flooding and storm damage, because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs. We are here to help 24/7.

Shop Carefully for Bradley Retail Flood Damage Remediation

Summertime can bring torrential rain, strong winds, and even tornadoes to the Bradley region. Fierce storms can damage commercial buildings, including malls and shopping centers that are home to multiple retail outlets. Even if your store does not receive a direct hit from severe summer weather, water can intrude into your shop from neighboring businesses and common areas damaged by the event. Working with a reliable remediation company ensures no flood waters go unmitigated in your retail space.

When flood damage occurs to a Bradley commercial building housing several businesses, mapping out the migration of the water is crucial. You might feel fortunate that your business seems untouched immediately after the storm drenched the interiors of other shops, only to realize the extended reach flood water has hours or days later. Our flood damage technicians receive comprehensive training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC), mastering methods to locate hidden water and measure the moisture content of structural components.

SERVPRO evaluates the flood damage suffered by your shop with an on-site assessment. We know where to look for potential water losses, including above the ceiling and in cavities between the interior walls within your space and the common walls you share with neighboring businesses. Clogged drains on flat roofs typical in shopping centers result in water moving in unexpected directions. Damage to the exterior of the main building also can divert the rainwater in ways not planned by the architects, with the possibility of significant damage to your business.

Thermal imaging and moisture meters help SERVPRO’s crew locate where the flooding might be lurking in your space. If we do not find and release the moisture, you risk ongoing destruction to drywall, framing, metal supports and fasteners, insulation, and more. Mold growth and malodors follow within just 24 to 48 hours of a flooding event that goes without remediation.

If SERVPRO finds hidden flood damage in your retail space, we take all steps needed to remove the water and dry out the wet materials. Our crew arrives with all the equipment needed onboard our service vehicles -- pumps, water extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. No delay in our services means you are back in business in no time.

Contact SERVPRO of Kankakee County if your business is located in a commercial building flooded after summer storms. Call (815) 935-0077 round the clock for our expert assessment and assistance.

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Air Quality Threats After a Fire in a Manteno Bakery

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

With our state-of-the-art equipment, we'll restore your bakery "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration & Deodorization in Manteno 

When a fire affects your Manteno bakery, it can quickly put a stop to the production of baked goods and require immediate attention from trained restoration specialists. Even without structurally compromising disasters, effects from a fire can still prove impossible for an unskilled business owner to address on their own. By reaching out to our professionals quickly, we can get mitigation work started to overcome hazardous and damaging effects like indoor air quality threats that can linger after extinguishment.

We understand how vital it is to get the doors to your Manteno bakery back open again after fire damage has occurred, and to do this, our SERVPRO team must address multiple effects. Smoke and soot damages are a common occurrence, and residues and odors from these carcinogens can present a health hazard for those exposed without the appropriate personal protective equipment. Addressing these concerns requires sophisticated equipment.

Our SERVPRO professionals arrive at every fire loss incident with deodorization and air purification equipment both to begin containment protocols for lingering effects and to begin removing harmful presences in the bakery. With indoor air quality concerns, air purification is a vital component to returning your business to its preloss condition, but also in helping to keep your equipment like ovens and food preparation tools from becoming irreparably damaged by excessive soot and smoke residues.

Addressing the threats in the environment falls to sophisticated equipment like our air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators. Both of these machines feature onboard HEPA filters and can pull contaminated air through the unit and trap particulates, soot, smoke, and other debris in the filter to improve overall air quality in the business. This process can also help to begin deodorization efforts necessary to get customers back in your bakery.

We understand that for every day that your business has its doors closed that you are losing money, so our SERVPRO of Kankakee County team works quickly and efficiently to limit this span. You can count on our fast response and experience to get this job done as fast as possible. Give us a call anytime at (815) 935-0077.

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After A Fire In Your Manteno Boutique, Call Our Experts Immediately!

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Give us a call whenever you need us at (815) 935-0077.

Smoke Residue Types That Can Damage Your Manteno Boutique

While you might not understand all of the ways that disasters can affect your Manteno boutique, a situation like a fire can present multiple threats that require immediate attention. While you already have the stress of getting your doors back open to your customers after a fire has occurred, you might not fully understand the severity of the situation or what needs to happen to return your building to its original condition. Our professionals can work quickly to assess the scope of the damage and determine what approaches are necessary to recover your store and get you back to business as usual.

Smoke effects are a common fire damage element that can vary between disasters, and understanding what type affects your shop can be helpful to appreciate the steps required to restore it. Smoke damage in Manteno can often spread far throughout the building, affecting areas that were not in the initial combustion area. These effects can be a noxious odor that becomes embedded in the walls and contents of the shop or with a residue from the smoke particulates.

Two main types of smoke affect buildings and these get determined on the heat of the fire itself. For lower temperature, smoldering situations, wet smoke residue gets distributed throughout your property. These effects present a thick film of particulates that require intricate cleaning techniques from our SERVPRO professionals to recover. Attempting to clean these damages on your own can allow for staining, which can prove impossible to reverse.

Higher temperature blazes produce a dry smoke, which still spreads a residue of particulates throughout the affected areas of your building. The affected surfaces and materials from this type of smoke get coated in a thin and easily cleaned powdery residue, often mistaken as ash. With our efficient and effective cleaning tools and equipment, our SERVPRO professionals can quickly and completely remove these effects.

Smoke damage can prove problematic for your boutique, but our SERVPRO of Kankakee County professionals can help with a fast response and the expertise to get the job done right. Give us a call whenever you need us at (815) 935-0077.

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Don't Let Water Damage Shut Down Your Bradley Hotel, Contact The Professionals At SERVPRO Immediately!

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

We are aware of the timelines of secondary damage risk such as mold growth.

Commercial Water Removal In A Bradley Hotel

Owners and building managers in the lodging and hospitality business in Bradley worry about accidents and malfunctions of the plumbing and appliances in common areas, workspaces, and guest rooms. If significant water intrusion occurs from a supply line break, overflows in the pool and spa area, or exterior flash flooding visitors can be inconvenienced and structural components damaged. You need fast and professional evacuation of water immediately to save your business.

Efficient water removal in your Bradley hotel is critical to maintaining the reputation of lodgings struck with a water loss. If unsuspecting guests wade through soggy carpets on their way to check in because your response to the emergency is slow or inadequate it is likely they might choose to cancel their reservations and move to a competitor. Throwing in a poor review on social media could act as a final strike against your bad luck.

Strategic planning by our experienced team ensures common areas with significant flooding are managed rapidly. SERVPRO scalable work crews can complete the tasks needed swiftly to remove water and dry out your property of any size. We carry commercial-strength submersible pumps and high-efficiency water extractors on every service vehicle, ready to move into action. Your guests want a seamless visit and to enjoy your luxurious rooms despite the water problem. We can make that happen.

SERVPRO increases our technician crew size and availability of tools to make sure even multilevel and large square footage spaces receive water removal within hours of your first call. Our management assesses the needs of each project and our office assists with the details of the catastrophe and the restoration efforts for your insurance carrier.

We are aware of the timelines of secondary damage risk such as mold growth. Our team works tirelessly to remove water and start the structural drying process to be sure that normal moisture levels are restored within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO crews take steps not only to remove the water and dry out the building materials but also to use EPA-registered antimicrobials as inhibitors of mildew or mold growth.

SERVPRO of Kankakee County prepares for the unexpected and catastrophic. Call us at (815) 935-0077 to arrange for our professional assessment and water removal services if the worst happens.

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Your Business Church or School Can Count on SERVPRO

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Property owners and Property Managers are entrusted with keeping their businesses operational. When Disaster Strikes, SERVPRO of Kankakee County is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We've assisted some of the Kankakee Area's largest properties following disasters. Riverside, Olivet Nazarene, Presence St. Mary, Sears, Bungi Oil, Denny's and many others have utilized our Commercial and Industrial Services. Facilities Managers rely on us to be Ready for Whatever Happens.

General Adjusters and Consulting firms from around the Chicago and Northwest Indiana region trust SERVPRO of Kankakee County with their must complex claims. Some of our specialties include

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Restaurants
  • Commercial Disaster Recovery Services 
  • Commercial Reconstruction

We are available around the clock to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services by calling SERVPRO of Kankakee County at (815)935-0077.

Why you want SERVPRO as your vendor for Medical Facilities

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Infection Control Risk Assessment Certified

Working in Hospitals or other Medical Grade facilities is not a service you want to leave to just any vendor. A job completed incorrectly can open the door to a whole list of legal liabilities, this is WHY you need SERVPRO of Kankakee County.

Certified and accredited by the Linders Health Institute in Infection Control, we will help manage and control the risks that can be associated with this type of work. Protecting your patients, staff, other vendors, and helping your Risk Management Team limit your liability and enhance the Healthcare experience. 

               Don't wait, call us today!!!!

                      815-935-0077 

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Senior Living Facility Bad Sprinkler Watseka

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

A faulty sprinkler head can cause major water damage when it goes off unexpectedly. SERVPRO of Kankakee County can come out to clean up water damage from a faulty sprinkler head that affects your Senior Living Facility.

A sprinkler system houses pressurized water and can dump as much as 150 gallons of water per minute. Over a two hour period, the sprinkler system dumped in excess of 18,000 gallons of water that flooded 4 units. 

SERVPRO of Kankakee County will dispatch crews to immediately begin the extraction, cleanup, restoration and drying processes in each unit. Carpet, drywall, insulation, and furniture can all be affected from the water. Crews are available day and night to help minimize the damage and begin the drying process. Our fully trained staff along with dehumidifiers and turbo high velocity air movers will have you dried up quickly. Owners of Senior Living Facilities all over Kankakee County have been please with our work for many years.

If you have trouble with your senior living facilitiy in Watseka, Bradley, Manteno, or any of the surounding areas, be sure to call SERVPRO of Kankakee County at (815) 935-0077

Water Damage to your Warehouse in Herscher

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage presents double trouble to you as an owner and employer. Not only do you need to recover your premises, equipment, and inventory from the effects of leaks or flooding, you also have employees and customers who rely on you to keep your business running even while restoration efforts are in process. SERVPRO works closely with our commercial clients to avoid closure or a shut down even after a significant water crisis to your warehouse or other storage facility affects your business. We highly encourage business owners to consult with us before any warehouse water disaster. By developing an Emergency READY Profile, you can pinpoint all critical information about your operation into a plan. Once finished with that plan, the information can be shared with, and will be easily accessible to our local water damage restoration experts.

Preventing commercial water damage in your workplace may not be possible. For instance, if heavy storms or flooding affect your warehouse, some damage might be unpreventable, but that is where SERVPRO will help! A systematic review of your preparedness can limit the effects of inevitable leaking, moving, or standing water to your bottom line. Take advantage of our training and expertise by scheduling a thorough assessment of your warehouse and other operations. There is no charge for our review of your facilities, and we will use the information gathered to ready our team should the worst happen. You can identify your business’s key personnel, so we know who to consult when a commercial water damage disaster strikes even if you are not always available. Details such as warehouse layout and the location of utilities, important documents, and priority areas within your building clarify and order the restoration and mitigation tasks needed to be completed, ensuring our team of water damage restoration technicians are “Ready for whatever happens.” Our staff will take photos and scope out the dimensions of your warehouse to assist with our post water damage work.

If your business has water damage from flood or anything else give SERVPRO of Kankakee County call at (815) 935-0077

Has Your Business or Home Sustained a Water Damage?

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Not what you want to see in your home or business.

This time of year storms can pop up with little notice and often be severe in nature, causing wide spread power outages, localized flooding, and heavy wind damage. Often times sump pumps can become overwhelmed or fail due to overuse, causing basement flooding or other parts of your structure to be inundated with water of sewage backup. Being prepared ahead of time can mean the difference between a minor inconvenience or thousands of dollars in mitigation, restoration, and repairs. 

Having your sump pump inspected by a licensed professional, installing a battery back up system, a portable generator, moisture detection systems and check valves can also play a major role in the survivability of your commercial structure or home.

Even with some of those precautions being taken, disaster can still strike. That is when having a response team already in mind comes into play. Whether already having someone programmed into your phone or having a qualified SERVPRO Representative complete a Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) in advance, these can be the most important steps you take.

Don't just let anyone help you on your next mitigation and restoration disaster, call the best, call SERVPRO of Kankakee County. With our wide service area and trained and certified teams, we will make it "Like it never even happened."

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Servicing many but not limited to many of the following locations: Peotone, Manteno, Grant Park, Bourbonnias, Bradley, Kankakee, Limestone, Herscher, Gilman, Clifton, Chebanse, Watseka, Donovan, Hopkins Park, Momence, Kankakee County, Iroquois County.   

Cleaner air makes for healthier employees

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

If you think the air you breathe indoors is cleaner than what’s outside, think again. The EPA estimates indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. All that bad air translates into everything from frequent colds and sore throats to headaches, asthma, allergies and chronic fatigue, which in turn causes employee downtime.

When dust, debris and other contaminants build up in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, they can trigger allergies and other health issues. But they also reduce energy efficiency, which increases your energy costs. Now you have two compelling reasons to make sure the air ducts and HVAC system in your workplace are running efficiently.

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

Dust

Pollen

Odors

Dirt and debris

Other contaminants

SERVPRO of Kankakee County Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.

May help to eliminate offensive odors.

Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (815) 935-0077

SERVPRO relationships with businesses

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Involvement by our SERVPRO at all levels in the community can not be understated. One of these levels is at the city and county economic level. Every town and city has a vested interest in trying to help their local business survive and thrive, providing much needed jobs to the members of their communities and also providing economic stimulus and tax revenue generation. 

These needs get interrupted when disaster strikes a business and it is vital to get their operations back up and running, as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened." This is where the relationships you form with SERVPRO prior to the disaster striking are so important. Does your business already have a SERVPRO Representative (SMR) assigned to you? If not, complete a internet search for your local SERVPRO franchise and ask for one to be assigned to you. This SMR will go through the process of educating your business about all that they can do in advance of the coming disaster, to help you prepare so that when it happens, it is not as costly to you in downtime and lost production.       

There are many different ways to get involved with your community business members. Building relationships with our local businesses is key for when large events happen at this level, those leaders run in small circles and great relationships are needed here, so those business leaders can get their business's back up and running and restore their communities to like it was before the disaster.... "Like it never even happened." 

Water damage in your business

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

There are many property issues that business managers may have to grapple with, commercial water damage in Bradley-Bourbonnais being one of the worst. Unfortunately, this type of damage can occur in the business setting at any moment. Whether the water damage results from a natural disaster or office mishap, substantial structural deterioration or destruction is often the result. In many cases, the emotional and economic pains that water damage produces force business owners to close their companies permanently. However, learning more about commercial water damage and how to efficiently complete the cleanup process, using an experienced company like SERVPRO, can help you impede this from happening.

Commercial Water Damage: Key Causes. The undesired result can be from numerous factors. The damages can result from flooding, roof leaks, frozen pipes, ice dams, and sewage backups. Additionally, disasters like fires can require extinguishing work from the fire department, leaving large quantities of standing water behind. No matter the cause of water intrusion, the effect is often the same: actual damage to the structural integrity of your property coupled with the compromise of safety to employees, and clients.

Identifying The Source Of The Problem. To deal with water damage effectively, you have to identify the source of the problem and then eliminate it. It's also important to know that there will be different methodologies for water damage restoration depending on the source. Excess water flowing from a broken or frozen pipe or ice damming on the roof will be handled differently than issues which result from floodwater or a sewage backup.

Avoiding DIY Projects. Business proprietors are tempted to begin the cleanup process by themselves to quickly reopen the doors to commerce. If the normal business traffic patterns have been disrupted, then it is time to call in SERVPRO, to mitigate water damage restoration time and costs. Rapid water pumping will diminish downtime and lessen damage to inventory, office furniture, supplies, and the building's structural components. Precise assessment and planning get results.

Contact SERVPRO Today. If your Kankakee commercial property has been impacted by water damage, it's time to take action. When you call the friendly professionals of SERVPRO, you'll receive a fast response from IICRC-certified technicians who use cutting edge equipment and customized methodologies to expedite the restoration process. Our techs are trained in water damage restoration, applied structural drying techniques, odor control, and mold remediation. Cleaning and restoring, as opposed to more costly replacing, is our policy so that we save you money as we quickly work to get your business back in business. "Like it never even happened."

Water damage to your Bradley, IL business

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Having the right know how to address water damage in commercial buildings is a trade mark of SERVPRO technicians. We also have the drying equipment to tackle any complex water damage. We work closely with Property Mangers, Insurance Adjusters, and Consultants to handle jobs in a timely and professional manner.

Here are some facts about water damage and our services.

Drying: The process of removing moisture from materials.

Dehumidification: The process of removing moisture from the air.

Water removal services on their own are usually not enough to remove all the moisture from your business facility after a water damage event. Water can hide behind walls, under flooring, or in your HVAC system and vents. At SERVPRO of Kankakee County we provide expert drying and dehumidification services using a combination of the latest Pheonix dehumidifiers and high velocity air movers to remove moisture from the air. With so much at stake, we will make sure your business gets back to normal fast.

Five Step Drying Process  

Inspect and assess

We use various methods to extract the water including absorbing, draining, pumping and vacuuming

 

Evaporation

We use dehumidifiers to extract the moisture from the air and expedite the drying process

 

Monitoring

Our technicians take atmospheric and moisture content readings that indicate if the area is drying, at what rate and what adjustments, if any, need to be made to expedite the drying process and avoid excessive uncontrolled humidity levels

Local Businesses can count on SERVPRO

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Property owners and Property Managers are entrusted with keeping their businesses operational. When Disaster Strikes, SERVPRO of Kankakee County is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We've assisted some of the Kankakee Area's largest properties following disasters. Riverside, Olivet Nazarene, Presence St. Mary, Sears, Bungi Oil, Denny's and many others have utilized our Commercial and Industrial Services. Facilities Managers rely on us to be Ready for Whatever Happens.

General Adjusters and Consulting firms from around the Chicago and Northwest Indiana region trust SERVPRO of Kankakee County with their must complex claims. Some of our specialties include

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Restaurants
  • Commercial Disaster Recovery Services 
  • Commercial Reconstruction

We are available around the clock to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services by calling SERVPRO of Kankakee County at (815)935-0077.

Commercial Business Services in Bradley

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Commercial Property owners and Property Managers are entrusted with keeping their businesses operational. When Disaster Strikes, SERVPRO of Kankakee County is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We've assisted some of the Kankakee Area's largest properties following disasters. Oliver Nazarene, Presence St. Mary, Sears, Bungi Oil, Denny's and many others have utilized our Commercial and Industrial Services. Facilities Managers rely on us to be Ready for Whatever Happens.

General Adjusters and Consulting firms from around the Chicago and Northwest Indiana region trust SERVPRO of Kankakee County with their must complex claims. Some of our specialties include

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Restaurants
  • Commercial Disaster Recovery Services 
  • Commercial Reconstruction

We are available around the clock to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services by calling SERVPRO of Kankakee County at (815)935-0077.

Keeping your business safe from fire in Bradley

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

The fire services recommend this checklist to assist your small business in preventing damage that could be caused by fire:

  • Avoid storing or stockpiling flammable materials such as packaging materials or waste where they could be accessed by the public, including areas immediately outside your business premises.
  • Make sure all machinery is serviced as recommended by manufacturers and is kept clean. If possible, switch machinery off when the business is unattended.
  • Secure all doors, windows or other access points when the business is unattended, and make sure your business has adequate lighting to deter trespassers.
  • Ensure your business has an adequately serviced and functional fire alarm system that is suitable to your small business eg: Remote serviced alarm systems, sprinkler systems, thermal or smoke alarms etc.
  • If your business stores dangerous goods, ensure their storage and use adheres to legislative requirements.
  • Make sure your business has a written and practiced fire escape plan that includes full staff lists and designated meeting points.

SERVPRO's Commercial Alliances

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Room with desks in a circle and gentlemen sitting Bill Wilczynski taking diligent notes during the Alliance meeting.

Involvement by our SERVPRO at all levels in the community can not be understated. One of these levels is at the city and county economic level. Every town and city has a vested interest in trying to help their local business survive and thrive, providing much needed jobs to the members of their communities and also providing economic stimulus and tax revenue generation. 

These needs get interrupted when disaster strikes a business and it is vital to get their operations back up and running, as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened." This is where the relationships you form with SERVPRO prior to the disaster striking are so important. Does your business already have a SERVPRO Representative (SMR) assigned to you? If not, complete a internet search for your local SERVPRO franchise and ask for one to be assigned to you. This SMR will go through the process of educating your business about all that they can do in advance of the coming disaster, to help you prepare so that when it happens, it is not as costly to you in downtime and lost production.       

There are many different ways to get involved with your community business members. Recently two of our SMR's attended the Kankakee County Economic Alliance meeting that was hosted at Olivet Nazarene University (ONU). Local and County business members and community leaders participated, where current happenings and futures plans were discussed. Building relationships at this level is key for when large events happen at this level, those leaders run in small circles and great relationships are needed here, so those business leaders can get their business's back up and running and restore their communities to like it was before the disaster.... "Like it never even happened." 

Commercial Buildings and Water Damage

2/14/2017 (Permalink)

water damaged warehouse Momence IL

There are many property issues that business managers may have to grapple with, commercial water damage in Bradley-Bourbonnais being one of the worst. Unfortunately, this type of damage can occur in the business setting at any moment. Whether the water damage results from a natural disaster or office mishap, substantial structural deterioration or destruction is often the result. In many cases, the emotional and economic pains that water damage produces force business owners to close their companies permanently. However, learning more about commercial water damage and how to efficiently complete the cleanup process, using an experienced company like SERVPRO, can help you impede this from happening.

Commercial Water Damage: Key Causes. The undesired result can be from numerous factors. The damages can result from flooding, roof leaks, frozen pipes, ice dams, and sewage backups. Additionally, disasters like fires can require extinguishing work from the fire department, leaving large quantities of standing water behind. No matter the cause of water intrusion, the effect is often the same: actual damage to the structural integrity of your property coupled with the compromise of safety to employees, and clients.

Identifying The Source Of The Problem. To deal with water damage effectively, you have to identify the source of the problem and then eliminate it. It's also important to know that there will be different methodologies for water damage restoration depending on the source. Excess water flowing from a broken or frozen pipe or ice damming on the roof will be handled differently than issues which result from floodwater or a sewage backup.

Avoiding DIY Projects. Business proprietors are tempted to begin the cleanup process by themselves to quickly reopen the doors to commerce. If the normal business traffic patterns have been disrupted, then it is time to call in SERVPRO, to mitigate water damage restoration time and costs. Rapid water pumping will diminish downtime and lessen damage to inventory, office furniture, supplies, and the building's structural components. Precise assessment and planning get results.

Contact SERVPRO Today. If your Kankakee commercial property has been impacted by water damage, it's time to take action. When you call the friendly professionals of SERVPRO, you'll receive a fast response from IICRC-certified technicians who use cutting edge equipment and customized methodologies to expedite the restoration process. Our techs are trained in water damage restoration, applied structural drying techniques, odor control, and mold remediation. Cleaning and restoring, as opposed to more costly replacing, is our policy so that we save you money as we quickly work to get your business back in business. "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage in High Rises Kankakee IL

1/2/2017 (Permalink)

Chicago High Rise water damage affecting 5 floors and 25 units. All residents stayed in the building during drying

High rise buildings in Chicago and NW Indiana have great potential for water damage. Property managers and Condo Associations relay on SERVPRO of Kankakee County's Disaster Recovery Team to have the knowledge and training to respond to these problems. Nationwide Shopping centers, hotels and other large buildings have special issues when it comes to water, fire or other kinds of disaster damage, which includes: 

  • Lift devices malfunctioning. Flooding on levels below then can make elevators and escalators malfunction, cutting off access effectively to levels higher up besides by taking the stairs.
  • Leaking of cold lines. A lot of high-rise buildings use cooling systems which are complicated so they can run all the huge amounts of necessary equipment to keep the building functioning. When these cooling lines encounter problems, it can lead to breakdowns all across the building in systems and even chemical leaks which are dangerous.
  • Fire sprinkler system damage. A great way to keep your building safe in a large-building fire, fire sprinklers can however cause significant damage to the building itself, especially since most of these systems are set to trigger at just a hint of a temperature rise or smoke.
  • Computer and data system damage. A lot of high-rise buildings have delicate and expensive data controls systems for intercoms, cameras, and other devices. These systems can quickly be shorted out by flooding, causing damage that is expensive, plus putting the occupants of the building in danger.


Water Damage and Gravity


No matter what floor the water damage source might be, water flows outward until it finds its way down. Water damage to lower floors is common in High Rise structures and knowing how to locate it is important.

Once its determined where the water went, a plan to mitigate the loss is important. Reconstruction, cut outs and mold remediation could be necessary after the flood water is extracted. This is when you should be calling our professional staff at SERVPRO, as we have all the necessary equipment and knowledge to perform these jobs correctly. Unless you clean the high-rise immediately and correctly, more damage may result and could be costly.


When you discover water damage in your high rise or condo contact us at SERVPRO of Kankakee County's Disaster Recovery Team by dialing (815)935-0077.

Denny's Restaurant Fire - Bradley IL

2/16/2014 (Permalink)

Large Loss Trailer parked in front of the Denny's following an electrical fire with heavy water damage

SERVPRO of Kankakee County and SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood teamed up to clean the Denny's Restaurant in Bradley-Bourbonnais IL following an electrical fire the spread soot throughout the kitchen and dining room. Severe smoke and water damage was mitigated quickly. Restaurant district and general managers rely on SERVPRO for all their cleaning and disaster recovery needs.