Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

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."

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! 

Why choose SERVPRO of Oak Lawn when it comes to mold?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

When it comes to mold, you should never try and go it alone. The professionals at SERVPRO 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. We are faster to any disaster and are ready to kick mold to the curb and get you back to "Like it never even happened."

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

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

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

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

Our Equipment

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Oak Lawn Smoke & Soot Cleanup

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO of Oak Lawn Mold Experience

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

When a home suffers a water damage event, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in 48-72 hours. Because mold can produce allergens and irritants, you will want a professional that has training and experience to properly resolve the mold infestation. If you suspect that your Oak Lawn home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Oak Lawn can inspect, assess and remediate your property.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mold damage tips.

In these before and after pictures, mold was found behind the walls and kitchen cabinets due to a water leak in the bathroom above.  We were able to safely remove the mold from the home and also completed the restoration process.