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SERVPRO Is Here to Help

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oak Lawn is available at any time, day or night, to assist you with your water damage.

Beginning with your call, our office staff will aid you every step of the way, helping you assess the best course of action and all of your mitigation needs. You can rest assured when you call our office that you are getting an actual person and not an answering service.

From there, our technicians will restore your home with professionalism and dedication, focusing on accomplishing their goals and doing the best they can to make the lives of those affected a little less hectic.  Our water removal and cleanup process also provide validation and documentation that your property is dry. 

We are pleased and honored to have such great customers around us, and we will only operate a business in these communities, but we live here, we go to school here, we participate in the chambers, and we shop here. Oak Lawn is home to us and it is a pleasure to continue to serve you. 

If you have experienced water or flood damage call us today (708) 239-1444

SERVPRO Cleaning Services

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

spray bottle with cleaner SERVPRO of Oak Lawn is here for all of your cleaning needs. Call us today (708) 239-1444

SERVPRO of Oak Lawn is your 24-hour emergency services professional providing fire and water restoration, mold remediation and move-outs, but in addition to those services we also provide general cleaning services such as:

  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard floors
  • Biohazard, Crime Scene, and Vandalism
  • Deodorization
  • Deep Cleaning and Sanitization of Homes and Businesses

With our many types of cleaning products, we are sure to have a solution that works best for your situation. Many of our products are environmentally friendly and are safe to use around children and pets. Our technicians are trained to properly use these products to treat even the most stubborn of situations.

Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and expertise, from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification and can make your property look its best.

You can depend on SERVPRO of Oak Lawn to take care of you, your home, business, carpets, furniture, etc.  We are available 24/7 so give us a call today for whatever cleaning needs you may have encountered. 708-239-1444

Disinfecting Your Oak Lawn Home or Business

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

With the recent pandemic of COVID-19 spreading across the United States, residents are looking at their living and work conditions more closely.  

SERVPRO of Oak Lawn can help with disinfecting and cleaning both after contact with the disease or as a preventative measure. With our present experience with other harmful microorganisms and bacteria present in sewage backups and other biohazardous threats to structures, our technicians already possess much of the training, equipment, and disinfection processes necessary to protect your home. 

The techs make safety for all a priority and wear complete physical protection as well as set up containment whenever necessary to halt the potential for cross-contamination during cleanup since the CDC theorizes that the coronavirus may spread via airborne transmission. 

You can depend on SERVPRO of Oak Lawn to take care of you, your home, business, carpets, furniture, etc.  We are available 24/7 so give us a call today for whatever cleaning needs you may have encountered. 708-239-1444

Water Damage In Your Hickory Hills Home

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

Chances are you take great pride in your property, whether you own a business, apartment complex, small business, or home.  Suppose you arrive home one evening after work and come across a burst pipe, sewer backup, or leaky water heater in your home. Whichever the case may be, a continuous trickle or a large amount of water damage can lead to a disaster and requires immediate cleanup. SERVPRO of Oak Lawn specializes in extraction and water damage restoration

In these situations, always try to remember safety first.  When water damage happens it can be very stressful and sometimes even dangerous.  

If not acted upon quickly, any amount of water accumulation can lead to larger problems such as mold and mildew, further damage to walls, ceilings and floors, or even the outer structure of your home or property.  

SERVPRO of Oak Lawn strives to provide the best possible service all of the time.  No matter how big or small your water damage may be, we have the proper training, equipment, and products to restore your home or business to preloss state.  

Call us today (708) 239-1444

We are Cleaning Experts

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Oak Lawn (708) 239-1444

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Water Damage From Hot Water Tank In Oak Lawn IL

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Hot Water Heater If you have water damage in your basement call us 24/7 365 days a year

A Water Damage Emergency

A number of emergency calls that we receive are from homeowners who were away on vacation and came home to a flood in their basement.  There have been a few different reasons, sump pump failing, pipe breaks from a floor above, or maybe the hot water tank decided to start leaking.  

A water heater typically lasts between 8-12 years if it is maintained properly.  You can prevent rust and corrosion by flushing out the sediment at the bottom of the tank.  This may also help the overall efficiency of the unit. If you are unsure about the age of your water heater, you can call your local plumber to come out and do an inspection of it for you. 

if you do come home from vacation to a basement full of water for any reason, call us 24/7 (708) 239-1444 and we can help. 

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Commercial Large Loss

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Desicant Dehumidifier SERVPRO of Oak Lawn is ready for any large loss event call us today (708) 239-1444

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Should a storm or major event strike, call (708) 239-1444

Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Do You Have Mold Hiding In Your Commercial Building?

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

mold growth on wall Mold can grown in hidden areas. If you suspect you have mold, call us today (708) 239-1444

Daily Checklists

Regular housekeeping and maintenance in your commercial building may include an everyday checklist of tasks-keeping bathrooms stocked, ensuring that garbage is properly disposed, and keeping things presentable and tidy. Does the checklist include checking all the nooks and crannies of the building where mold may grow? It is important to be proactive by checking areas that are not obvious for mold growth. 

1. Walls and Ceilings 

Walls can harbor mold both on the surface and internally. Check behind items that are pushed up against walls. Also, check ceilings and masonry such as bricks. These call all be the perfect areas for mold to thrive and multiply. 

2. HVAC and Air Ducts

Humid temperatures circulating through dark spaces in HVAC systems and air ducts can create condensation. this can create the perfect environment for mold growth

3. Unoccupied Rooms

Empty offices or areas that are closed up and not used or occupied on a regular basis should be checked at least once a week. There may not be adequate air circulation if vents are closed. 

Why Choose SERVPRO of Oak Lawn?

We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician

We also invest in the latest equipment and ongoing mold remediation training because it helps us restore your home or business quickly and effectively. We will isolate the affected area using physical barriers and a negative air pressure chamber.

If you suspect you have mold in your commercial building, call us today (708) 239-1444 we can come out and do a free inspection. 

Do You Know What To Do If A Fire Happens In Your Home?

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damaged Home SERVPRO of Oak Lawn is available 24/7 to assist with your fire or smoke damage emergency

According to FEMA there were 1,319,500 fires reported in 2017. A fire can start in our home when we least expect it. 

Your primary focus should be your family's safety and getting them out of the home.

Here are a few other tips on what to do:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

Once the smoke has cleared from your home and the fire department has left, you will be left with questions, anger and anxiety of when to begin putting your life back together. 

By calling SERVPRO of Oak Lawn (708) 239-1444, you can be assured we will be at your home within the hour to begin the restoration process. We are available 24/7  for your fire or smoke damage emergency. When you call our office, one of our staff will be ready to assist you immediately. 

Deodorize With Ozone Odor Removal

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

White car with ozone machine We have odor solutions for any size job! Call SERVPRO of Oak Lawn today 24/7 (708) 239-1444 Free Estimates!

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be tricky, but as prose in deodorization, we're able to take care of it. 

An ozone machine, very simply put, is an extremely powerful air purifier.  It will remove the smell and odors by reacting and destroying the offensive smelling particles, molecules, and bacteria.  The ozone chemically reacts with them breaking them down into molecules and particulates and bacteria that don't have an odor. 

There are may ways that you can use an ozone generator. You can use it in your home, office or car which are the most common. 

At SERVPRO of Oak Lawn, our technicians are trained to use ozone machines to eliminate offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts the surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. 

If you have an odor in your home that you need help with call us today (708) 239-1444