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Restoring Your Oak Lawn Home After A Fire

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoring Your Oak Lawn Home After A Fire SERVPRO of Oak Lawn is here to help you restore your home after fire damage.

According to the U.S Fire Administration, there was an estimated average of 188,800 cooking fires in residential buildings each year from 2014 to 2016.  Even though the majority of these fires may have been contained to the kitchen, smoke damage can spread throughout the entire residence.  

SERVPRO of Oak Lawn has the specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls and other surfaces.  We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire.  We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition.  We are also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment. 

To learn more about our fire repair process, click here. 

If you have had the unfortunate occurrence of a fire in your home or business, call us today to help (708) 239-1444

Hickory Hills Emergency Commercial Water Damage Cleanup

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Hickory Hills Emergency Commercial Water Damage Cleanup SERVPRO of Oak Lawn is here to help 24/7 with your commercial water damage.

As most of us know, April weather can be very unpredictable in our area. Today it is 72 degrees and sunny and the forecast is calling for rain and snow on Wednesday along with 40 degree temperatures! Bring on the warm weather already! 

Sometimes, with this type of weather we can end up with rain for days on end which can cause flooding. Being prepared is the key. Some commercial business owners treat property issues as part of doing business, but dealing with flood damage can be problematic.  

Flood damage can destroy inventory, stock, supplies, office furniture, documents and electronic equipment as well as cause structural damage.  This can lead to a loss of business and closed doors means lost commercial cash flow and loss of customer traffic. 

SERVPRO of Oak Lawn is here to help. We are ready 24/7 to assist with your small or large commercial water damage situation. 

Call us today (708) 239-1444

Emergency Water Damage Cleanup In Worth

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Emergency Water Damage Cleanup In Worth Emergency Water Damage Cleanup In Worth, IL

Whether you own a large business, apartment complex, small business, or home, chances are you take great pride in your property.  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 occurs, 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 every 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

Our Equipment

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Equipment Our equipment is designed to get the job done right.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Oak Lawn has more than 20 different types of cleaning equipment available to tackle any type of job? In addition to the many types of fans, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and vacuums we have specialty equipment designed to dry underneath hardwood floors without damaging the floor and well as equipment to dry behind walls.

No job is too small or big for us, our well-trained crews have the know-how to provide professional, quality work and are available 24/7 to respond to any size emergency.

Fire damage and flooded basements are our specialty. We are only a phone call away and always available to answer any questions you may have regarding the process, the cleaning products or equipment.

If your home or business has been affected by fire or water damage call us today - (708) 239-1444.

Yes, We'll Clean That Too!

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Yes, We'll Clean That Too! SERVPRO of Oak Lawn can make your property look its best.

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 need you may have encountered. 708-239-1444

Oak Lawn Smoke & Soot Cleanup

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Oak Lawn Smoke & Soot Cleanup Soot damage in an Oak Lawn home.

When a fire happens in your home or business, lives are suddenly turned around.  Recovery can be a mentally and physically draining process.  So, who do you contact and where do you begin?

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure. Smoke can also flow around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

Soot removal inside the home should take place as soon as possible after a fire. Leaving it untreated, soot and smoke can immediately begin to rust, discolor, and stain your walls, floors, textiles, porous surfaces, and metal objects. The oils and acid in the soot will stick to surfaces and begin to erode materials quickly. 

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  SERVPRO of Oak Lawn has the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damaged home and contents.   We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Give the responsibility of restoration and repair to professionals who will do it right. Call SERVPRO of Oak Lawn today (708) 239-1444 to assist you with getting your home put back together. 

There for Our Communities 24/7/365

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

WHY SERVPRO?

SERVPRO of Oak Lawn provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in our community. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

SERVPRO of Oak Lawn always strives to provide the best possible service. No matter how big or small your water damage may be, we have the know-how to restore your home or business to preloss state.  

If your home has sustained major water damage, you may feel like your home will never recover. Call the professionals who can fix it "Like it never even happened."

If you have questions about water or fire damage, call us 24/7/365 - (708) 239-1444

We are proud to serve our local communities

Water in Your Basement, Who You Gonna Call?

3/22/2019 (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

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/5/2019 (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.

Ice Dams: The Nightmare

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ice Dams: The Nightmare Ice formed on roof of home causing damage to ceiling and walls.

There is nothing worse than thinking you made it through months of continuous snow storms and frigid temperatures without a problem, then looking up at your ceiling and noticing dripping water or water marks and bubbling paint. This could be a sure sign of an...

*cue dramatic music* ICE DAM.

Ice Dams are caused by water that has pooled behind the snow and ice on your roof. The water will then seep under the shingles, drip through the roof into the soffits, walls and the ceiling leaving an ugly mess.

Many people are not aware of the damage ice dams can cause until it affects their home. Knowing and understanding the potential issues that can occur in and around your home during horrible winter weather can keep your home safe.

Keeping your attic cold by adding roof and soffit vents, properly insulating your home and attic to prevent heat from escaping and/or purchasing a roof rake to remove the snow while standing on the ground can possibly prevent ice dams. Please note CLIMBING ON YOUR ROOF CAN BE DANGEROUS so if you are unable to remove the snow safely please contact a professional.

If you have questions about ice dams or water damage, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to help and can send a certified technician to your home to assess the problem, answer questions regarding contacting your insurance company, if needed and provide an estimate for mitigation.

We can turn your weather related DAMage into a thing of the past!

We are available 24/7 @ (708) 239-1444