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Ask The Experts: Do I Need A Professional When It Comes To Cleaning Biohazards?

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding, or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience are key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. Biohazard contaminants should be considered very dangerous as they can pose a serious health risk. Sewer backups and flood water are two common biohazard scenarios that can affect homes and businesses. SERVPRO of Oak Lawn has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore this type of contamination.

After any biohazard or sewage contamination in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the business?
  • Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences.
  • Flood water can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don’t use your vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Biohazards like flood water or sewer backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Oak Lawn has water damage restoration specialists and has specific training and expertise to safely remediate biohazard contaminants.

So give us a call today 708-239-1444! We are faster to any disaster and are ready to use our equipment, experience, and expertise to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Your Convenient Ice? It Could Be A Water Disaster!

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

Any of your appliances connected to a water line could potentially cause water damage. One of the most frequent problems that we see is water damage from a leaky refrigerator. Unlike other types of water damage, this can happen over a long period of time without the homeowner noticing it, since the damage is hidden under and behind the refrigerator. 

If you have the ice maker connected to the water line, make sure the line fittings are secured. Check water valves and defrost drains for leaks or cracks.  If the fridge has a clogged defrost drain, the water may leak into the lower compartment of your fridge and could then run onto the floor. Condensation may be another reason why water is collecting around the fridge, since it can run down the walls and into the floor. The best way to avoid dealing with water damage cause by your fridge is to regularly check and maintain the appliance.

If you have had water damage caused by one of your appliances, call us today (708) 239-1444. We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened." 

Why SERVPRO? We are the cleaning professionals!

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

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

We Are The Cleaning Experts!

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

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:

  • Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes, and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard floors
  • Biohazard, Crime Scene, and Vandalism
  • Deodorization

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

We are faster to any disaster and are here to use our expertise, equipment, and experience to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO? Your Basement Isn't Going To Drain Itself!

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

Water is the single most long-term destructive substance in an indoor environment. Sometimes after a heavy rainfall, a broken pipe or backup of your neighborhood’s main sewer, the removal of water becomes critical. 

Water extraction may not be something that home and business owners spend a lot of time thinking about.  Only in emergency situations does this service become necessary.  Delaying cleanup of unsanitary water can lead to serious problems and improper drying can cause the property to rapidly deteriorate.

As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home or business and restore it back to pre-water-damage condition.

We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency arises, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

(708) 239-1444

Call us today! We are faster to any disaster and are here to use our expertise, equipment, and experience to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Water damage in your home? SERVPRO can help!

3/23/2021 (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

Why SERVPRO? Ozone Odor Removal

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

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

Big Or Small, We Are Here For Them All

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Many people think SERVPRO is only here for large loss type disaster events, and while we can help with even the very largest disaster (we have 1900 locations!), we are also here to help with smaller disasters as well. Do you have a leak in your living room? Call us! Mold in your basement? Call us! Did fire destroy your entire home? Call us! 

Big or small, we are here to help with them all! We are faster to ANY sized disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened." We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to get you back to your preloss condition. 

When disaster strikes at 2AM, we are here for you!

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Imagine that it is 2 a.m. and you wake up to the sound of running water. After further investigation, you discover that a pipe behind your bathroom wall has burst and water is pouring out everywhere. What do you do?

First, shut off your water at the main in an effort to minimize damage in your home. Second, you should contact a plumber to repair the broken pipe. Once the pipe is fixed, call SERVPRO of Oak Lawn so we can assist you with getting your home dried out.  

When you call our franchise, your call will be answered by one of our staff and not an answering service.  You can rest assured that you will get an immediate response during the day or at 2 in the morning. 

If you find yourself in this situation call us immediately (708) 239-1444.

Ask The Experts: What If I Have A HUGE Loss, Can SERVPRO Help?

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

One of the advantages of working with SERVPRO is that we are equipped to handle your disaster restoration no matter the size. While we are a locally owned franchise, we are also part of a larger network of 1900 SERVPRO locations, and so if a large disaster strikes, we are here to help! If it is a small leak in your roof, we can help with that too! No matter the disaster, we are ready to use our experience, expertise, and equipment to get you back to your preloss condition. 

So if disaster does strike, call SERVPRO! We will walk you through each step of the way and help alleviate as much of the stress as possible; it's what we do!