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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

SERVPRO Specializes In Flooded Basement Cleanup And Restoration

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Water Extraction SERVPRO of Oak Lawn is available 24/7 to handle your water damage emergency

Most flooding that occurs in your basement happens during a heavy rainfall. However, we are here to tell you that it can happy at any time for various reasons that you may not think of. 

Basements are unfortunately prone to flooding since they are the lowest level of a building and are built partly or entirely below ground level.  

Here are a few reasons why your basement could flood: 

  • A Water supply-line break 
  • Hot water tank failure
  • Foundation drainage issues
  • Sewer backup
  • Heavy rains pooling around your home
  • Blocked or failed sewer pipe

Flood water should be handled quickly and properly. If it sits for an extended period of time it can jeopardize your health and safety as well as cause severe damage to your home's integrity. 

SERVPRO of Oak Lawn is locally owned an operated. If you have an emergency in the middle of the night or anytime you can call us (708) 239-1444. We are available 24/7 and we pride ourselves on being at your home within the hour after you call. 

24/7 365 Days A Year Emergency Service

11/18/2019 (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 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 provides validation and documentation that your property is dry. 

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

SERVPRO Provides Fire Cleanup In Alsip

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oak Lawn can help with restoration after a fire in your home.

If you have recently had a fire in your home, looking around you may feel hopeless.  However with the proper restoration company here to help you, it is possible to save your home, its contents and your cherished personal belongings. 

Regardless of how or where a fire occurs in your home, fire and water damage go hand-in-hand.  The firefighters use water to douse the flames, making locating and removing water after the fire is out essential.  You want to avoid leaving behind any water that could eventually lead to mold or other biohazards that could pose a risk to you and your family. 

At SERVPRO, we assess every area of your home to determine the best way to return it to a quality pre-damage condition and eliminate any problems that could compromise our goal.  We have IICRC certified technicians who special in water and fire damage restoration tasks, as well as cleaning, deodorization, and repair technicians to ensure your restoration goes off without a hitch.  

SERVPRO manages your entire restoration process from beginning to end, making the process itself less stressful and invading.  We help you stand up when standing is hard, providing you with solutions that help bring life back to your home.  Our technicians are available 24/7 allowing you access to expertly trained personnel, industrial-grade equipment and quality restoration services any time you need them. 

Call us today for more information or to schedule an inspection of your home (708)239-1444

Flooded Basement Cleanup In Chicago Ridge, IL

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Most often, basements flood during a heavy rainfall although it can happen at any time.  Basements are unfortunately prone to flooding since they are the lowest level of a building and are usually built partly or entirely below ground level. Here are some reasons why your basement can flood: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer pipe
  • Heavy rain causing surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage issues
  • Water supply-line or hot-water tank failure

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety and may cause damage to your homes structure.  Remember, the longer you wait the worse your problem can get. 

Do you have questions about basement flooding? Call our office today (708) 239-1444

Attic Mold In Your Oak Lawn Home

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Call us anytime 24/7 we are ready to help you take care of the mold damage in your home.

Attic mold can happen in your home any time throughout the year. The majority of our attic mold phone calls are from people who are currently selling their home and a home inspector has found mold.  So many homeowners never use or check their attic space regularly. 

There are various reasons that you can end up with mold in your attic these may be:

  • Improper ventilation from either a bathroom or kitchen vent. 
  • Not having enough insulation can allow hot spots to occur on your roof and melt snow when the temperatures are still well below freezing. 
  • If your roof has a small leak, this can also lead to mold.

If you happen to do an inspection of your attic or other areas of your home and do find what you suspect is mold, give us a call today (708) 239-1444 and we can resolve it for you. 

Storm Damage From Sump Pump Failure In Oak Lawn, IL

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Over the weekend in the Chicago area we were hit with some heavy storms leaving a lot of damage. 

When it is raining outside, we recommend taking a minute to check and make sure your sump pump is working. 

  • Does your sump pump have power? Make sure that it is plugged in and the breaker has not tripped.
  • Check the float and make sure it is free of any debris and away from the side wall so that it works properly. 
  • Also check the inlet in case there is debris that could prevent it from pumping out the water. 
  • Is the pump working? You can easily test this by filling the pit with enough water to reach the float so that it triggers it to start running. 
  • Last thing to check is the area where the sump pump drains. It should drain away from the foundation so that it does not leak back in. 

By taking a minute to check these few things with your sump pump, this can save you from having water damage in your home. 

In the event you do find yourself with water damage, call SERVPRO of Oak Lawn today (708)239-1444 we are here to help.

Are You Ready?

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it's a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood.  The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.  No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it.  Now is the time to ask yourself, "Are you ready for whatever happens?"

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services.  It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information.  By working with SERVPRO's ERP, your business can receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.  SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. 

Hotel Storm Damage

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Oak Lawn, we understand that keeping your guests satisfied is your top priority, and you can rest assured that you are ours.  When disaster strikes at a hospitality facility, the help of a specialized team is critical in assuring that normal operations resume as quickly and safely as possible.  Whether the cause is a coat hanger on a sprinkler head or a natural disaster, we work to efficiently isolate the damaged area so that basic functions can continue normally, and guests can enjoy your services with minimal impact.  Our professionals are trained to work with your management and maintenance teams to prioritize spaces and make sure that all areas are restored to your complete satisfaction. 

Our experience in the hospitality industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following hospitality facilities: 

  • Hotels
  • Convention Centers
  • Casinos
  • Resorts
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Banquet Halls

If you need assistance at your facility, call SERVPRO of Oak Lawn today (708)239-1444