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Odor Removal and Deodorization North Chicago

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Odor Removal and Deodorization North Chicago Call for your Free Estimate Today!

When an odor is present, there is only one thing people want to do. Get rid of it! Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy as that. You first have to find the odor North Chicago, make sure you have the equipment to eliminate the odor, clean any other surfaces that have come in contact with the odor, and finally make sure that the odor has been removed without a trace of it left behind. Most of the time this is a small job. However, occasionally contacting SERVPRO of Ravenswood, a professional odor removal and deodorization company, gets the job done for you.

Why is it important to remove and deodorize odors as quickly as possible? Mainly due to their ability to permeate an entire living space or job site. This can make living or working in the area unpleasant and intolerable. So, it’s best to let a SERVPRO of Ravenswood fix the problem as quickly as possible.

With odors coming from multiple sources, it can be hard to reduce possible causes that can contribute to the problem. So here are the most common sources of odors that you can watch out for:

Smoke is one of the leading causes of odors North Chicago. Since smoke comes from a number of different sources, it can be hard to pinpoint what the main source really is. Whether it’s a fire in a fireplace that got out of control, some type of cooking fire in the oven or from grease splashes, those scented candles that are suppose to help you relax that were accidentally left burning a little too long, or even after an actual fire damage, these smoke odors are all candidates that may require odor removal.

Then you have the odors associated with water and water damage North Chicago. These odors are typically more of a mildew type smell and originate from conditions due to sewage, structural or building contents. If this were the case, you would want to get it fixed immediately. The longer it sits with the moisture, the stronger and more powerful the odor will become. Some common causes may include overflow from a toilet, a leaky water pipe, or even a sewage backup.

Of course, there are always the possible animal odors. This can be anything from a skunk that sprayed, pet urine and feces, or maybe that rat died inside the walls. These types of odors have the ability to penetrate deep down into walls, carpets, fabrics and essentially spread throughout the North Chicago houses or businesses quite rapidly.

One of the worst types of smoke though has got to be smoke odors from tobacco. This is caused by smoking cigars, pipes and cigarettes indoors. Without the proper ventilation, the smoke odor will become stronger and stronger until it is extremely difficult to be removed.

Contact SERVPRO of Ravenswood today for your free cost of service estimate; 773-878-5200. No matter what the odor may be North Chicago, it is always best to have an odor removal and deodorization specialist come out, assess the situation and use their skills, equipment and knowledge to find, fix and eliminate the problem!

Flooded Basement Clean-up Lincoln Square

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

If you have descended the stairs into your basement only to find it flooded with murky dirty water, you’re probably wondering what the heck happened? Basement flooding Lincoln Square can usually be attributed to inadequate drainage around the walls, torrential downpours during storms or a faulty sub-pump. Basement flooding can occur not only in wet conditions such as heavy rain or rapid snowmelts, but it can also happen when the weather is dry.

What should I do if my basement is flooded Lincoln Square?

For your own safety, it is important that you do not enter a flooded basement for any reason. First, if the power is still on you run the risk of electrocution, and second water can harbor bacteria that is harmful to your health.

If you find your basement flooded then call our expert team, SERVPRO of Ravenswood, who will bring a flood clean-up and restoration team as soon as possible. If you are able to call within the first 24-48 hours, then you limit the amount of damage caused to your Lincoln Square home or business, and therefore reduce the cost of the repairs. When SERVPRO of Ravenswood arrives, they may ask if you know where your electricity, water, and gas shut off valves are. Do not worry if you are unsure our trained technicians will locate these valves and switch them off to make the area safe prior to starting any assessments or mitigation.

Once the area is safe, they will assess the area to ascertain the cause if not readily apparent. They will then use special equipment to remove the water from the basement enabling them to assess the damage caused by the water. This can include damage caused by water penetrating the walls where waterproofing has failed as well as flooring damage if you have a carpet installed.

They will also move content that are irretrievably damaged from the basement so that the damp, moisture and secondary damage cannot spread from these items and cause further issues.

After the main body of water is removed, they will begin the dying & dehumidification process, drying the area completely removing any moisture - if caught early enough this will stop mold spores from developing in the basement of your Lincoln Square home or business. If mold has already started to develop, they will remove all instances of mold both external and internal to the walls to make certain that the infestation is gone and will not return.

If the problem was a burst pipe or faulty sump pump, we highly recommend you contact the appropriate tradesmen to repair the cause so that the flooding does not occur again.

The final step to our process is cleaning and sanitizing. Our technicians will carry out what is necessary to complete the cleanup process, to the highest standard, and with the least amount of impact to you and your Lincoln Square home or business.

Yes - We Can Clean Curtains, Drapes & Blinds Northcenter

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Yes - We Can Clean Curtains, Drapes & Blinds Northcenter These are window curtains that hang in an elementary school cafeteria

Auditorium curtains, drapes and blinds are one of the first things people notice when they make an entrance, albeit a Northcenter auditorium, a home or a business. If they are clean and nice, it makes a great impression. However, if the curtains, drapes or blinds are dirty, dusty and not well maintained, it can potentially affect a person’s initial thoughts about your home or business. This is why a cleaning specialist should be used about once per year to keep away dirt, dust, and stains.

While there are various types of materials that can be used on your wall and window hangings, one of the consistent cleaning treatments will be some form of vacuuming. This will help to keep windows cobweb and dust free, thus keeping curtains, drapes and blinds clean.

Once the windows are cleaned, you will need to decide whether you would like to clean the drapes and blinds yourself or go with a professional cleaner. Each option has its pros and cons, but keep in mind that if you decide to do the cleaning yourself, you will need to decide is what/how are you going to be cleaning the windows, as well as have all the required tools and equipment (aka, scaffolds in the case of auditorium curtains) that you will need to get the job done correctly.

Since there are going to be various cleaning needs, there are going to be various approaches and methods to getting the cleaning done correctly. For example, different types material and the types of stains or smudges will determine the cleaning method that would work best.

When it is time to clean your curtains, drapes or blinds, there are 3 main categories that your drapes and blinds may fall under. The first is regular cleaning them, then the washing of the drapes, and finally the cleaning of the blinds.

The first category would be to clean your drapes and blinds regularly. It’s just like any other chore around the house or office, the longer they go without being cleaned, the tougher it is going to become to clean them. The simple solution is to perform regular cleaning or have a cleaning professional do it for you. If nothing else, be sure to keep the windows clean. This will help limit the amount of dirt and dust that end up on the drapes and blinds.

The next phase would be to wash or have your drapes washed. This normally involves removing or pulling down the drapes. How you wash them depends upon the type of fabric they are made of, so if you’re not sure, be sure to ask an expert first. In most Northcenter auditorium curtain cleaning services, onsite (none removal) cleaning is more practical. Especially in case of a post-construction cleanup scenario.

Finally, it’s time to clean your blinds. While many find this a tedious task, a popular method is to regularly vacuum and use a duster to help get the blinds clean. Depending upon what they are made of, you may even want to put a protective product on them to help them last longer.

When it comes to cleaning curtains, drapes and blinds - from small to large scales - it can become an overwhelming and cumbersome task. Be sure to try and clean them yourself regularly, or find a professional that can do it for you. Call SERVPRO of Ravenswood for your free consultation; 773-878-5200 or visit www.SERVPROravenswood.com.

Ravenswood Mold Remediation

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Ravenswood Mold Remediation Ready to address any size damage at your commercial location.

After a disaster water works its way into your Ravenswood commercial business, mold can start growing in under 48 hours, then the health concerns begin. If you have reason to believe that your commercial business has developed mold issues Ravenswood, your first call should be to SERVPRO of Ravenswood. Our mold remediation experts will assess the situation of your home or business and let you know what to do.

If secondary water damage (mold) does exist, a mitigation plan will be put together and carried out to ensure effective mold remediation of your Ravenswood home or business.

A Few Mold Facts

  • Mold is essentially everywhere, both inside and outside.
  • Mold spores are microscopic airborne particles that can enter your home through doors, windows and even on your clothing in a similar manner that pollen can.
  • Mold spores grow in moisture. Colonies can spread when exposed to water.
  • Mold colonies are what produce the toxins that become harmful to humans and animals.
  • Mold often has a strong, musty odor. That odor is what often points homeowners to suspecting mold issues.
  • Higher-than-normal humidity in the home is enough to support the growth of a colony. It’s best to keep indoor humidity below 45%.

Understanding SERVPRO’s Mold Remediation Process

Every mold remediation scenario is a little different, requiring a unique solution, but the overall process of cleanup can be broken down into the following basic steps.

  1. Inspection of the Property

Before any mold remediation plans begin, an inspection from a certified Environmentalist must inspect your property before SERVPRO of Ravenswood can come in.   A number of technologies are used to detect colonies and water sources. The inspection will include a remediation plan of action, of which our technicians work from to properly clean the area affected by mold to your Ravenswood commercial business.

  1. Addressing the Water Source

At the beginning of the mold remediation process, the first thing that will need to be addressed is the source of moisture that gives a colony its fuel. If it isn’t, there is a good chance it will come back.

  1. Containment

The mold will be contained through several methods to prevent spores from spreading during remediation. HVAC systems and fans will also remain off to keep them from spreading mold as well.

  1. Air Filtration

Our trained team will come armed with specialized air filtration units designed to catch even the smallest spores from the air. They also contain powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacs to keep the spores from escaping during the mold remediation.

  1. Removing Captured Mold and Mold Infected Materials

Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments are also used in mold remediation to kill off the colonies and help keep them from reforming. Porous items like drywall and carpeting may need to be removed completely if the level of mold is especially heavy.

  1. Cleaning House

After containment and removal, the team will clean all furniture, curtains, clothing, and decorative items affected but not excessively. Several mold specific cleaning techniques will be used to sanitize everything, and special fogging equipment will remove odors and deodorize the areas.

  1. Final Rebuild

Rebuild will be completed to replace any drywall, subflooring, carpet and more that had to be removed for the mold remediation.

Our Goal

After a water disaster, the ultimate goal for SERVPRO of Ravenswood is to leave your Ravenswood commercial business mold free and put back together "Like it never even happened." Call us today for your Free consultation, 773-878-5200.

Fire Damage Cleanup at your Chicago Home, School or Business

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fires are devastating, but the fire damage cleanup Chicago does not have to be. Not only do the flames themselves tear through a Chicago home, business or school, but the chaos created in the act of putting them out piles on. Consequently, there is a vast range of damage left in the wake that will probably include extensive smoke and water damage too.

Although each fire and the aftermath it brings may require individualized solutions to repair, the overall process of fire damage repair can be broken down into 7 basic steps:

Making the Call

The fire damage repair process starts when you make the call. The SERVPRO of Ravenswood is staffed around the clock, so you’ll be able to reach a trained professional as soon as the need arises. Each representative knows what questions to ask to dispatch our team to your Chicago home or business to get to work.

Inspection and Assessment

The first thing the SERVPRO of Ravenswood team will do is thoroughly inspect and test each area of the home to determine the range of the fire, smoke, soot and other damage. They will take the time to check every area for the exact damage received, making complete notes as they go. These notes will be the building blocks to create your individual plan of action for your fire damage repair.

Securing the Property Against More Damage

Fires often compromise the walls, roof, and windows of a home, leaving the home, school or business exposed to outside elements. To help maintain security and to protect against additional damage the our SERVPRO of Ravenswood team will tarp the roof and board-up any holes in the exterior walls and windows.

Water Removal as Required

Since fires are typically fought with a deluge of water, you can count on water remediation Chicago being a part of the fire damage repair process. From extraction to dehumidifiers and air movers, our team will remove excess water and help prevent any potential secondary damage.

Preliminary Clean-up for Fire Damage Repair

Smoke and soot removal process requires specialized equipment and techniques to ensure a thorough elimination of the residue from every surface of the home including walls, ceilings, doors and more.

Final Clean-up and Sanitizing

After the smoke and soot are eliminated, our SERVPRO of Ravenswood team will continue the Chicago home, school or business fire damage repair procedure by cleaning all restorable items and structures of the house. A variety of cleaning techniques are used to help restore your contents to a pre-fire state.

These techniques include the use of air scrubbers and fogging machines to eliminate air born odors and other contaminants

Repair

Finally, repair may begin with various contractors to replace any drywall, paint, carpet, etc. to your Chicago post-fire damage clean home, school or business.

Trust SERVPRO of Ravenswood to Handle Fire Damage Cleanup

At SERVPRO, our teams are specialists in fire damage repair. Our goal is to get you back to pre-fire conditions quickly and safely so you can go on living your life "Like it never even happened." Call us at 773-878-5200 for your free inspection; www.SERVPROravenswood.com

Water Damage Repair and Restoration Manor Residents

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in your Manor home can be a cause for concern not only because of the damage but also the health risks to people living in within. Luckily SERVPRO of Ravenswood is nearby and can help mitigate the situation immediately!

The main causes of water damage in residential properties are:

  • Burst or leaking pipes – This is particularly prevalent in the winter where sudden temperature changes can cause weakness in pipes
  • Issues with the plumbing system – this can include but is not limited to blockages in the system causing leaks due to pressure build up
  • Faulty or malfunctioning household appliances – This could be a washing machine or dishwasher that has developed a fault causing water to leak from the appliance
  • HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning units)
  • Natural disasters or inclement weather conditions

What damage can water cause?

Primary water damage is the areas of your home that have become wet or damp as a result of water intrusion. Although you may see water leaking from one area, this may not always be the origin of the problem which is not always visible to the naked eye.

Secondary damage can occur if the primary water damage was not treated properly and further moisture damage has occurred. Secondary damage can include weakened and disintegrating drywall, warped and cupped flooring, and mold growth can occur.

Mold growth not only causes damage to structures but is also a serious health concern if not properly and completely treated. Mold spores can be highly damaging to respiratory systems particularly those who are older, young children and people with existing respiratory health issues such as asthma.

Should I call a professional?

It can be tempting to clear the area yourself. However, you may only be treating the visible effects of the damage, not the root cause. This can lead to secondary water damage which is more costly to fix.

Manor residents, as soon as you are aware of water damage in your property you should call our expert water damage restoration team, SERVPRO of Ravenswood at 773-878-5200. Ensuring that you call a professional with 24-48 hours can save your home from secondary water damage which can save you money on the restoration needed.

Our trained technicians will use specialist equipment to discover the source of the water ingress to your property. Once this is located, they will set to work on restoring the cause of the intrusion of the water. Plumbers and general contractors can assist in repairing burst pipes, clearing blockages. Our technicians will contain flood water then clean & restore the affected areas of primary water damage removing the damp and moisture to ensure there is no further impact. If caught early enough this can ensure that secondary water damage cannot occur. If the water damage has been present for longer than 48 hours our team will also clean and repair any secondary damage if found. This can include removing and replacing damaged drywall, checking and repairing any structural damage and remediating mold from the source so you can be assured that your family’s health is not at risk. Contact us today with questions or concerns about water damage repair and restoration Manor residents; 773-878-5200.

Fire Damage Restoration Chicago

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Chicago fires are devastating to your commercial property and once the fire department has done their duty, it’s time for SERVPRO of Ravenswood to do theirs.  To be as proactive as possible, your first call after 911 should be to our 24 Hour Dispatch Center at 773-878-5200.  Our professionals will ask the right questions to determine which of our skilled teams is best qualified to handle your Chicago fire damage restoration needs for your business.

While you are waiting for the fire damage restoration team to arrive your immediate focus should be safety for you and your staff.  If you aren’t sure if the building is safe to be in, its best to err on the side of caution and not reenter the structure until it can be assessed by a professional.

If you do enter the building, here are some other things to be aware of before fire damage restoration process gets started.

What You Can Do Before Fire Damage Restoration Begins

  • Electrical hazards are very possible, be careful.
  • Slip and fall hazards are also very possible.
  • Cover air registers with a double layer of cheesecloth.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Put clean towels or old sheets on high traffic areas of carpet, rugs and upholstered areas.
  • Limit your movements, so you don’t deeply embed soot into the carpet and other fabrics.
  • Keep your hands clean, so you don’t add to the number of items that need to be cleaned.
  • If the power is off, take all food and drinks out of the fridge and freezer, leaving the doors propped open.
  • Throw out all canned and packaged foods or drinks that were stored near the fire or water.
  • Wash your plants on both sides of leaves and completely around the stems and stalks.

What You Should NOT Do Before Fire Damage Restoration Begins

  • Soaked materials can be extremely heavy. If you decide to move soaked items around, do so with care.
  • Don't try to do any cleaning yourself. This includes not scrubbing walls or shampooing carpets or upholstery.
  • Don't do anything with electrical appliances that were exposed to the fire or water until you’ve consulted an authorized repair professional.
  • Don't turn on ceiling lights or fan if the ceiling is wet until the wiring can be inspected.
  • Don't have any clothing cleaned through standard methods, including dry cleaning. Smoke odors need to be specially treated to prevent permanently setting the odor into the fabrics.

Beginning the SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Process

When your SERVPRO of Ravenswood trained technicians arrive, two initial tasks will take place.  One, a full assessment will be made as to what needs to be done. Two, damage by fire and water can create areas of exposure.  Steps will be taken to secure areas that have been affected.

The Final Stage of the Fire Damage Restoration Process

Chicago fire restoration is actually the final step of the fire damage restoration process. After extensive water remediation and specialized cleaning to remove smoke, soot and other fire damage, the restoring of your home to its pre-fire condition is our end goal. Restoration tasks may include:

  • Building Services and Reconstruction
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Drywall Removal and Installation
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Painting

SERVPRO of Ravenswood professionals can simplify the commercial fire damage restoration process for your business in Chicago by taking care of the damage mitigation and the restoration process. Only needing to work with one qualified company during this entire process will help keep costs down, and be less stressful overall.  Contact us 24/7/365 for your free inspection today!

Mold Remediation for Your Irving Park Business

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Remediation for Your Irving Park Business Protective gear is essential when handling mold.

Any commercial property, old and new, in our Irving Park and surrounding neighborhoods can become rapidly infested with toxic levels of mold after the introduction of a source of moisture. And, not just from plumbing or roof leak either, consistently high levels of humidity indoors can be enough for mold to spawn a colony. SERVPRO of Ravenswood, your local go-to Irving Park commercial mold remediation clean up vendor is here to help.

Once growth begins, it can take as little as 48 hours for a new colony of mold to spread throughout the house and reach levels high enough to cause allergic reactions and other health issues.

If you suspect your business may be “sick” with excess mold growth, the best solution is to call in a certified Environmentalist to assess, test and report a protocol for immediate remediation.

To Effectively Fight Mold, You Need to Understand Mold

Before you start Google searches of your area and begin collecting bids from local contractors for mold removal, you need to be aware of a few things.

First, mold spores exist everywhere. They are microscopic and travel through the air, similarly to pollen. They can come indoors through an open window, doorway, or even on your hair and clothing.

Second, contrary to the claims of some mold removal and remediation companies, it’s not physically possible to do a 100% mold removal for the reason we just mentioned above. It’s everywhere.

Third, mold only becomes harmful when it is allowed to colonize indoors. Colonization occurs when spores come in contact with a viable source of moisture. From there it settles in and starts to reproduce. Colonization is what brings the levels of mold up to potentially unhealthy concentrations. That’s where the trouble begins.

Consequently, before any effective mold removal can begin, its food source, i.e., moisture, has to be removed. That means fixing or replacing that leaky roof, addressing any plumbing issues, or utilizing a dehumidifier to keep indoor humidity under 45%.

Trust in SERVPRO for Effective and Fast Mold Removal

SERVPRO of Ravenswood teams are trained to work quickly and effectively to find, treat and remove toxic levels of mold in Irving Park commercial properties. Their quick response time aids in keeping the amount of damage lower and reducing the costs of services.

When you call SERVPRO of Ravenswood for mold removal, you will be matched up with experts in:

  • Mold removal and remediation
  • Water removal
  • Water and mold damage restoration
  • Building restoration
  • Microbial Remediation Specialties
  • Structural Drying
  • And more

SERVPRO of Ravenswood Uses the Latest Tech Equipment to Achieve Efficient Mold Removal in Irving Park

From detection to containment and even restoration, SERVPRO of Ravenswood’s mold removal processes take advantage of the most up to date cleaning, air pressure chambers and building tools and techniques to make sure your home and business is a safe and healthy one, Irving Park and surrounding neighborhoods.

A qualified mold removal company needs to understand the science behind mold and mold colonization. SERVPRO of Ravenswood professionals have undergone training and been given the expertise to accomplish effective mold removal from your home or office. When they are finished with the mold remediation of your Irving Park business, you can be assured that the mold levels will be back to normal, healthy levels.

Call today for your Free consultation; 773-878-5200.

Storm Damage Clean-Up Uptown

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Clean-Up Uptown SERVPRO's Emergency Storm Response Teams Are Ready To Move

When large storms hit Uptown Chicago, the damage that excessive rain, wind, and flooding can to do a home is overwhelming. That’s why SERVPRO of Ravenswood is on call 24 hours a day to take your call and get you started on the right path for storm damage clean-up.

Summer showers and flash flooding can happen with little advanced warning. Modern weather tracking does allow planning for approaching hurricanes, but unless you have a house you can transport with you, you’re still at the storms mercy when it comes to how much storm damage clean-up you will need.

When the winds subside, the water recedes, and it’s time to return to your home. It is important to have trained professionals on hand to assess, repair, and safely turn your house back into a home.

No matter the type or amount of damage, SERVPRO of Ravenswood professionals will take care of all the work that needs to be accomplished. Plus during severe events and catastrophic storms, our Disaster Recovery Teams can respond quickly with additional resources to help lower the amount of damage that occurs. Events such as:

  • Blizzards
  • Heavy Rain and Flooding
  • Hurricanes
  • Ice storms
  • Severe Wind Damage
  • Tidal Surges
  • Tornadoes
  • Wild Fires

After You’ve Made the Call for SERVPRO’s Professional Storm Damage Clean-Up

When faced with storm damage clean-up Uptown Chicago, your first call should be to SERVPRO of Ravenswood; 773-878-5200. After that, there are actions you can take while you wait for our team to arrive to help reduce further damage.

What You Can Do After Flooding to Begin Storm Damage Clean-up

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What You Should NOT Do After Flooding When Beginning Storm Damage Clean-up

  • 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 household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging. 

SERVPRO’s Storm Damage Clean-Up Major Event and Catastrophic Storm Response

SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Teams are ready and able to come to your aid with storm damage clean-up Uptown Chicago when dealing with disasters like flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards. SERVPRO of Ravenswood’s national system is made up of a network of strategically place storm teams that keep on standby and be ready when a disaster strikes near your home.

Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO professional storm damage clean-up teams are specifically trained to be prepared for the unpredictable with the ability to mobilize locally as well as tap into resources from over 1,700 locations nationwide.

No disaster is too big to make it "Like it never even happened"!

Biohazard Cleaning Ravenswood

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard Cleaning Ravenswood Our trained technicians utilizing protective gear.

Exposure to different chemical and biological contaminants can be a serious health risk and have dire consequences. In fact, failure to correctly remove biohazard substances Ravenswood can lead to extremely unhealthy and even dangerous environments. That is why SERVPRO of Ravenswood, a biohazard cleaning company, should be called in to safely clean and dispose of anything that is considered to be a biohazard.

What is a biohazard? A biohazard is an organism or one of its byproducts that can be harmful or even potentially harmful to a person. Here are different types of biohazard cleanup services SERVPRO of Ravenswood can service:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

While most people believe that a commercial cleaning product will be able to clean the biohazard thoroughly, there is actually no way to be 100% positive if the area that was affected has been properly disinfected. This is why a SERVPRO of Ravenswood’s specially trained biohazard cleaning technicians should be used. We are able to employ highly effective cleaning methods to the affected area and ensure that the site is safe.

It is very important that any biohazards Ravenswood is handled by a professional. While most people think that a biohazardous material can only be in a hospital or some sort of health care setting, they actually occur anywhere.

The most common scenario for biohazardous contamination would be a sewage backup. When you have a sewage backup, it is nasty and can be extremely smelly. Since it is sewage water that is usually full of urine, feces and other contaminants, harmful microorganisms can be introduced into the structure. The best plan of action a biohazard cleanup specialist can do, is to remove all the sewage and contaminants and make sure that the entire area has been properly cleaned, disinfected and deodorized.

The second most common biohazard scenario is from bloodborne pathogens. This can range from bodily fluids, blood, tissue or any other type of pathogenic substance. All these types of bloodborne pathogens can be a result of an accident, crime, trauma or even death. Again, a certified specialist should be called in to clean the area, disinfect the area, deodorize as well.

How will a biohazard technician cleanup a biohazard scenario Ravenswood? While there are OSHA and health regulation standards, the general process is to clean the area, disinfect the area, and finally deodorize the area.

When the scene is being cleaned, all traces of biological material, blood, chemicals, and dirt are removed from the area. Any personal property that is unable to be remediated becomes medical waste and is then disposed of.

The scene is then disinfected. A disinfectant spray is used on all surfaces and then the scene is wiped manually for a second time. Adenosine triphosphate fluorescence testing is then used to test the area to verify sanitation.

The final step is then to deodorize the scene to eliminate the possibility of any types of odors. Click here for additional tips.

Any biohazard scenario Ravenswood has the potential to be a health hazard. By utilizing SERVPRO of Ravenswood for biohazard cleaning services, you will be able to make sure that all possibilities of this are eliminated, and the area will become usable once again. Call today for immediate service; 773-878-5200.