Sewage Cleanup and Restoration Northcenter
Sewage backup fail, damage leading to adjacent room.
While not all too common, Northcenter residents & property managers, sewage backups can be quite nasty and should be considered a type of emergency. This is because the water in a sewage backup may have bacteria, viruses, feces and other waste materials in it.
That is why when sewage cleanup and restoration are required; it is best to go to a certified sewage cleanup and restoration specialist– SERVPRO of Ravenswood. They will be able to safely clean and remove contaminants and restore any damages that may have been sustained during the sewage backup.
It is not advised to do sewage cleanup yourself, as there are risks to health associated with sewage. It is no big secret that sewage usually contains some sort of feces or urine. This causes the sewage water to contain various types of allergens and pathogens that can be extremely harmful to a person’s health.
Northcenter residents & property managers, anybody who comes into contact with the sewage backup is at great risk of acquiring illness. This does not just include the general public. It also includes the sewage cleanup and restoration specialists – SERVPRO of Ravenswood - who will be cleaning the sewage, disinfecting the area and restoring anything that was damaged. During any stage of the sewage cleanup and restoration process, there is a real threat of contracting some sort of bacterial, fungal, viral or parasitic illness.
While the possibility of contracting some sort of illness during the sewage cleanup and restoration process is very high, there are different types of contaminated water related to sewage backups; examples are:
- When of water is considered to be clean water to the common eye. This is water that comes from a source that has not been contaminated. This may include a broken water pipe or leaky sink faucet. This water is fresh and has not yet been contaminated by anything. However, if this is left untreated, it has the possibility to turn into contaminated water, so must be addressed immediately.
- When water appears gray. This may be contaminated in some sense and has the possibility to cause illness or discomfort. Some examples of this kind of water could be water from a leaky washing machine or dishwasher, soapy water or dirty dishwater. This water more than likely contains viruses and bacteria and also needs to be addressed immediately. If not addressed, it can quickly evolve into the third and final category of water.
- When is water is black. This water is extremely contaminated and will cause severe illness and even death if not handled correctly or ingested. Water like this may be contaminated with harsh chemicals, microbes, and untreated sewage.
No matter which level of sewage backup you experience, Northcenter residents & property managers , it is highly advised to have a sewage backup and restoration professional – SERVPRO of Ravenswood - come out and handle the situation. We will be able to clean and dispose of the contaminated water and restore any damages that occurred during the sewage backup. Call today and schedule your FREE inspection; 773-878-5200.
Mold Remediation Ravenswood Chicago
Small spots on an exterior wall lead to large mold spores behind the wall.
There is no place to hide when it comes to mold Ravenswood, Chicago. Whether it is a home or business, understanding there is always the chance that it may catch a mold infestation with any new introduction of moisture. Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
When you think that mold may be present in your home or business, the first step is to call a certified environmentalist immediately. They will be able to test for and identify if mold is present and what type of mold it its.
If you can already see the mold, you probably don’t need to waste any money pretesting, as the mold is already present. When this is the situation, the entire mold infested area simply needs to be removed.
There are several steps to successful mold remediation process, once certified by an Environmentalist:
- Call an Environmentalist.
- Free Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
- Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
- Cleaning Contents and Belongings
These steps apply to all types and colors of mold and when done correctly by a mold remediation specialist such as SERVPRO of Ravenswood, can save your house or building. By controlling the mold growth and removing the source, there will be no need to take a wrecking ball to the building. Just be sure to enlist the services of SERVPRO’s trained professionals to make sure that all the mold is removed, as well as the air cleaned. Any missed mold can and will eventually spread, and you will be back to square number one.
Ravenswood Chicago mold can spread quickly and become a serious health problem if left untreated. If mold is spotted or suspected, the best thing that can be done is to contact SERVPRO of Ravenswood at 773-878-5200. They will be able to help by containing and eliminating the mold, repair the source of the mold, as well as disinfect the area and air where the mold was present.
Commercial Water Damage Restoration Albany Park Chicago
High meter reading for a large water loss at a pristine hotel.
If you have a commercial building in Albany Park, Horner Park or Irving Park that has had water damage due to burst pipes or flooding time is of the essence. You don’t want to lose business due to restoration work, however, delaying the work or doing this yourself improperly could mean you lose a lot more time and money for your business in the long run.
So what do you do in the event of a burst pipe or flood? Firstly if possible and safe to do so turn off the water supply to prevent further water entering the premises, but be aware that with water damage comes other safety risks such as electrical items being in contact with water, if in doubt stay out.
Next, you should call SERVPRO of Ravenswood at 773-878-522. Our specialist team will arrive within 24-48 hours to ensure that the damage does not worsen and cause more problems. We have specialized equipment that can sense areas with elevated water and moisture levels so we can ensure that all areas are treated and all areas where water has penetrated to ensure that they are properly dried out this includes flooring, both carpeted and wooden, wallpaper and the drywall itself.
Levels of Water Damage
There are three types, and two levels of water damage that you should be aware of, primary and secondary. Primary water damage is the areas of your property that have become wet or damp as a result of water intrusion and is not always visible to the naked eye. Secondary damage is moisture damage where an area that has been left untreated or has not been properly treated, results in drywall disintegrating, wooden flooring that is warped or split and mold growth can begin which also has a strong smell which can further damage furnishings. SERVPRO of Ravenswood will provide a full inspection to help identify the type of damage your building endured.
What do Commercial Water Damage Restoration companies do?
Whether your business is in Albany Park, Horner Park or Irving Park our professionally trained SERVPRO of Ravenswood team will assess the premises and identify the root cause of the water damage then, mitigate the water to prevent further damage. They will then extract as much water from the affected areas as possible. This will be followed by drying and dehumidifying the area using a combination of specialty equipment to ensure that the moisture readings are back at acceptable levels. Finally, they will clean and treat the area to protect your premises from the development of contaminants which may be prone to cause serious health and safety concerns for you, your employees and your customers.
While hiring the SERVPRO of Ravenswood cleanup and restoration team in Albany Park, Horner Park or Irving Park may seem costly it will save you money in the long run. If the primary damage is mitigated quickly and properly, then secondary damage cannot occur and this will save you money down the line as secondary water damage is more costly to repair both in terms of the cost of the repairs and the time it will take to complete the restoration which may prevent you from conducting business at the property.
Hoarder Cleanup Tips Edgewater
SERVPRO of Ravenswood technicians bagged waste that was not placed in trashcans initially.
Hoarding is a serious condition that can easily lead to injury and illness if not dealt with immediately. That is why hoarders residing in Edgewater, Rogers Park and Andersonville should enlist hoarding help cleanup specialist, SERVPRO of Ravenswood, to assist them de-clutter their home. But even before a professional hoarder cleanup crew like SERVPRO of Ravenswood comes in, there are several different things that you can do to help get the process started.
Here are 5 simple and practical tips from hoarding help that will put you on the right track to finding the solution for this growing problem of yours, which is hoarding. These tips will help you not just to simplify what you are going through, but will also greatly lessen the amount of stress of having to do something you don’t want to be doing anyway; cleaning and getting rid of waste that you see as treasures. However, by following these simple tips, it will help to make this experience less stressful, more enjoyable, and will help to prevent this situation from happening again.
The first thing that hoarders can do is to throw out more waste. Although this sounds like something that anybody can do, it actually is not. With hoarding, one becomes attached to everything, even waste. However, if you don’t stay on top of getting rid of waste, it can quickly accumulate, and this clutter can easily start to take over the space in your house.
One simple trick to help get rid of waste in a hoarder’s house is to put trashcans all over the residence. Have a trashcan in the bedrooms, kitchen, garage, bathrooms and every other room as well. This way, you are more likely to put the waste in the garbage, as oppose to dropping it on the floor or even throwing it in a pile in the corner. There are even smaller trashcans available that will be easier to empty, and this will eliminate any possibility of quickly growing an overwhelming pile of waste.
Next, be sure to vacuum on a weekly basis. Whether you need to vacuum the entire house room by room or vacuum a little bit of the house each day, by doing weekly vacuuming, you will help to keep the house clean and tidy. And if for whatever reason you feel like there is a lot of clutter, simply vacuum again.
When it comes to hoarding, some people will even go as far as to vacuum their furniture. The reasoning behind vacuuming your furniture is that most hoarders usually don’t vacuum very often. So when the vacuum is out, there is no time like the present to clean something that probably won’t be getting cleaned again for a really long time.
Now that we’ve thrown out our waste and vacuumed, it’s time to do some dusting. Dusting is the perfect way to help things to look amazing, as well as reduce any dirt, grime and allergens that may be floating around your home. Especially in the case of hoarders, spider-webs can easily pop up everywhere. To help prevent this, simply grab a duster and dust the cobwebs off the walls and ceilings. Plus, this has the added benefit of making sure your house isn’t overrun with unwelcome bugs.
You may be surprised how even a quick little dusting can clean up so much dirt and dust in a hoarders house. This is especially true, Edgewater, Rogers Park and Andersonville residents, for a hoarder house.
Doing the Dishes
Next is to do the dishes. Chances are, if you do dishes immediately after using them, they will actually get done. However, by waiting to do the dishes until the sink finally fills up, you are less likely to get the daunting task done. What sounds better? Doing the dishes from one meal or doing the dishes that overflow from the sink and spill onto the countertop and stove. By doing the dishes immediately after using them, you make a daunting task much more manageable.
Most people who hoard will find that washing a few dishes at a time is not a problem at all. But when the start to stack up, it becomes a chore that nobody wants to deal with and ‘can be done later.’
Everything Has a Place
The final tip to help with hoarding cleanup is to simply put it away. That’s it. Just put it away. Hoarders start to get into trouble when they stop putting things away and leave everything sitting out. But as silly as it sounds, by putting stuff away it will make a huge difference in any hoarder’s life. Now there are going to be times when you forget to put stuff away. That happens and is no big deal. However, the more you practice it, the easier it will become. Plus, the more you do it, the better you will become at it and the less cluttered you will be. This will also make the rest of the clutter that much more manageable.
Utilizing the ‘put it away’ technique will also help to give you a boost in confidence. It will make you feel good about yourself. When you do put stuff away, it’s like you just conquered a mountain and will have a sense of accomplishment that will come over you. Plus, when you need to use something again, you can find it because it will actually be where it is supposed to be.
There are many different stages of hoarding. As tough as it can be, when you have the right tools and advice, you will be able to overcome even the most severe of cases. That is why hoarding cleanup is so important. When things are left to accumulate, the task of cleaning and organizing become scarier and scarier. However, by following the simple ideas of throwing out the waste, doing a weekly vacuum of your home, dusting and keeping the spider-webs away, doing the dishes immediately after using them and putting things away when they are done being used, you will have helped to keep clutter out of the home. But for whatever reason, residents of Edgewater, Rogers Park and Andersonville, the clutter and hoarding does become a little too much and more than you can handle, it is always a great idea to seek out a hoarding clean up specialist at SERVPRO of Ravenswood, who will be able to help you with your problem. Call today for your free estimate; 773-878-5200, or request help online at http://www.SERVPROravenswood.com/fnol.
Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Lincoln Square Chicago
Restaurant kitchen fire
If you have a commercial building in Lincoln Square, Ravenswood or Northcenter that has been damaged by fire, it can be hard to know what to do once the fire has been put out. Not only will the premises be damaged by the fire, but the property may also have suffered water damage from the firefighting team and or sprinkler systems efforts to stop the fire. Other damage to your property may include:
- Discoloration of surfaces
- Corrosion (particularly of porous material)
- Soot damage
- Smoke damage
- Structural weakness or damage
Can I clean the property myself?
Firstly if you must enter the premises ensure that you know it is safe to enter but do not be tempted to try and start cleaning the property yourself. Not only could this be hazardous to you, without specialist equipment and materials you could end up causing more damage which can add to the restoration costs further down the line. If at all possible try to limit the amount of movement within the premises to ensure the minimum amount of soot and ash being entrenched in soft furnishings and carpets which may render them unsalvageable.
The best thing to do is to call our specially trained team who will ask you a few questions to ascertain the extent of your damage and find the best solution to restore your fire-damaged premises. We will then send our expert team of fire damage restorers out to inspect the fire damage and carry out an in-depth assessment. From this, we will decide the best plan of action to restore your premises.
What do Commercial Fire Damage Restoration companies do?
Whether your business is in Lincoln Square, Ravenswood or Northcenter fire damage is devastating and can cause extensive damage to windows, walls, and roofs. This means that it is imperative that your property is properly protected from the elements while the work is taking place. SERVPRO of Ravenswood will make sure that all openings to the outside are boarded and covered up as well as covering any holes in the roof of your premises.
If your premises are also water damaged, then SERVPRO of Ravenswood will use their specialized equipment to remove all water and moisture from your property using a combination of pumps and dehumidifying units to rid the premises of water before secondary water damage causes further issues.
Once we are sure that there is an acceptable moisture level in the property SERVPRO of Ravenswood will get to work removing the damage to the surfaces of the property removing all soot and smoke damage. Once this is completed, we can then clean and sanitize all recoverable items to pre-fire damaged conditions where possible using both wet and dry-cleaning methods and give advice where an item is beyond repair. During this process, SERVPRO of Ravenswood will use industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment to remove any lingering odors caused by the fire. If we can save and restore an item, we will, which will save you paying for costly replacements.
Finally, we will start the full restoration process of your commercial premises involving minor repair, which can include replacing damaged drywall, painting and replacing carpet or flooring and also major repair works such as repairing damaged walls and roofs. Remember, it does not matter if your business is in in Lincoln Square, Ravenswood or Northcenter, once SERVPRO of Ravenswood has completed the restoration, your commercial property will be free of any damage and clean ready for use again. Call us at 773-878-5200, or submit your request online HERE.
Flood Damage Restoration North Park
SERVPRO of Ravenswood office flood due to pipe break!
It’s raining, it’s pouring, SERVPRO is not snoring! During these treacherous cold months, homes and businesses in North Park and beyond are feeling the damage. Old pipes cannot take the pressure and burst without notice. But do not fret, SERVPRO of Ravenswood is ready to help. It is critical to deal with flood or water damage as soon as it occurs. Waiting for even a few hours can cause unnecessary water damage that could be irreversible. When objects become waterlogged and are left to sit, they can develop foul smells, and even become infested with mold. Working with our professional team of flood damage and restoration experts will ensure your property is cleaned and restored quickly. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can begin cleaning up after you’ve experienced a flood. 773-878-5200
Types of Water Damage
There are several types of flooding and water damage that we can help with; these include:
- Flood damage from storms or weather
- Flood damage from water pipes bursting
- Sewer line backup and flooding into homes or commercial properties
- Appliance leaks and malfunctions
- Flood or water damage from firefighting efforts
- Toilet leaks, bathtubs, and more
We specialize in cleaning up after water and flood damage. Regardless of the kind of water damage your home or commercial space has undergone, contact us to discuss how we can help you restore and repair your property quickly and safely.
Our Clean-up Process
When you call our flood damage and restoration team in North Park, we’ll send a highly trained restoration technician to your home or commercial property to assess the damage and provide a plan for clean up and restoration. Our technicians and professional team will remove the water from the property or damaged areas of your property, and begin the drying and dehumidification process. We use state-of-the-art industrial drying machines that enable us to quickly and easily clear your home or office of unwanted and potentially dangerous water. As part of the restoration process, we work to save as much of the original materials and surfaces as possible. Sometimes, though, it is essential to remove severely damaged surfaces, such as drywall, and flooring to reduce the risk of mold and odor developing. We’ll then clean and sanitize your property and begin restoring your home or office space so that you can’t even tell there was a flood.
Our Technicians are Highly Trained
We work with the best flood damage and restoration experts in the North Park area. Our team is trained to handle minimal flood damage as well as devastating flood damage. We’ve seen it all. No job is too big or too small for our flood damage and restoration team. We know that dealing with property damage can be overwhelming, and we work with compassion and respect for your property and belongings to restore it to its normal state.
Contact Us Today
If you have experienced flood or water damage in your home or commercial property, contact us immediately to begin the cleaning and restoration process. We’ll send a technician out to your property right away to assess the damage. Don’t wait to call. Leaving water to sit for even a short period can increase the risk of bacteria, mold, and other contaminants developing in your home or commercial space. 773-878-5200
Odor Removal and Deodorizer Chicago
Whether you just moved into a home with smelly carpets or discovered a sewer backup in your basement in Chicago our highly skilled SERVPRO of Ravenswood odor removal and deodorizer team can quickly turn an unpleasant smell into a fresh scent. We can quickly and easily neutralize smells inside and outside of your home, corporate building and office space. While some odor neutralizing solutions provide temporary relief, our proven odor removal system gets the smell out for good.
What Causes Odors in Homes?
Various factors cause a foul odor to develop in your residence or business. Many people have moved away from installing carpeting in high traffic areas to avoid buildup of dirt and smells. Sometimes it can be difficult to get rid of odors that develop over time, especially in high traffic areas. Not to mention when storms occur and cause the sewers to back up into your home or office. Other odors might be caused by stains or pet accidents that weren't properly cleaned up. Cat urine is notorious for being difficult to remove from carpets and even concrete. Food or other household products left unattended can develop smells over time as well. Smoking can also cause a home or office to have a foul odor over time. Many people don't realize how offensive odors develop suddenly in their homes, but the truth is that some of these smells evolve and go undetected for a long time, especially where smoking is concerned.
How Can We Help?
The SERVPRO of Ravenswood professionals in your Chicago area can neutralize and get rid of any foul odors you may be experiencing in your home or office. We’ll inspect the premises to identify the source of the smell, and propose a plan for deodorizing and eliminating the unwanted odors. We use environmentally safe products, and ensure that your home or office is left in better shape than we found it. You’ll be glad you called us to eliminate foul odors in your home. We’ll be able to provide you with some feedback about conditions that could be causing the offensive odors, and if necessary, we can facilitate the removal of surfaces, such as countertops, carpets, and flooring that might be holding the scent. If left untreated, the cause of the odor could lead to mold, health concerns and more.
Contact Us Today
If you are living with a foul smell in your home or office, don’t delay in calling us at 773-878-5200 to inspect your premises right away. There could be a problem that is bigger than just a bad smell. For example, you could have damaged sewer lines, water lines, and even eroded structures from issues caused by sewer and water. We’ll conduct a thorough inspection and provide you with solutions that resolve the odor and leave your home or office feeling and smelling clean. If you are tired of living with foul smells that could be making you sick or destroying your home or office, call us today for a free consultation; 773-878-5200.
Yes - We Can Restore Documents
Water damaged documents can be salvaged.
In the aftermath of disaster, some of your most valued contents - documents, photographs and books - could be lost forever. As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Ravenswood knows that timely mitigation is the key to recovering damaged possessions. With state-of-the-art technology SERVPRO's professionals will help recover your important paper goods before it is too late! Call us for a no-cost estimate, 773-878-5200.
SERVPRO document restoration team uses innovate vacuum freeze-drying techniques; in fact, we use the same freeze-drying methods used by the Library of Congress to dry valuable historic documents and books. Our vacuum freeze-drying process is the only method approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the General Services Administration (GSA). Types of content:
- Innovative: we use the latest vacuum freeze-drying method, as well as gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing
- Secure: managed by HIPPA Master-certified technicians, under 24/7 surveillance
- Digital: we use a computerized inventory system for digitizing your documents
- Flexible capacity: we can accommodate large commercial losses or small residential jobs
- Full Service: we offer a range of services including drying, cleaning/disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorization
- paper documents
- books and magazines
- manuscripts and files
- photographs, films, negatives, and microfiche
- blueprints and maps
- parchment, and more...
Commercial Air Duct Cleaning in Edgewater
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It’s important to keep your heating, ventilation, and air condition (HVAC) units working correctly to prevent the spread of unwanted dust and contaminants at your business. When the ductwork of your HVAC unit becomes clogged or backed up, you might start to notice foul odors coming you can’t get rid of, or find the source of in your home. When it comes to commercial cleaning, our professional technicians can inspect, repair, restore, and replace your HVAC unit so that you can breathe clean, fresh air in your home or office all day long.
Why Should You Have Your HVAC Serviced?
Depending on the age of your HVAC unit, and the quality of the installation related to the ductwork, you might not have to have your air ducts cleaned when we inspect your ductwork. Sometimes, a filter change or tune-up of the unit is all that is necessary. Regardless of the required work, regular inspections should be carried out. In addition to reducing the risk of odors and increasing air quality, having your HVAC unit serviced means that it is likely to last longer, and function appropriately for many years to come. Also, some insurance policies require regular inspection of HVAC units to reduce the risk of fire, damage, or other emergency situations related to the HVAC system itself. We can save you time, money, and help you avoid disaster when it comes to the air quality in your home or office.
Benefits of HVAC
HVAC units are very beneficial for homes and office space. Because they are 3-in-1 systems consisting of heating elements, ventilation systems, and air conditioning units, there is no need to have more than one piece of equipment on your property. While some units are separate, the majority of them are combined. Combined units mean easy cleaning and maintenance as well. HVAC units improve air quality in your home or office and provide a high return on your investment because they provide you with cleaner air to breathe. They'll keep you warm during the colder months, and cool during the heat of summer. Ventilation systems will ensure moisture leaves your home, and that humidity is controlled as well. With equipment that does so much, it's important to make sure it's functioning correctly.
Contact SERVPRO of Ravenswood Today
If you are an Edgewater business owner and you are having trouble with your HVAC unit, contact our offices today to schedule you no-cost consultation; 773-878-5200. We’ll send a qualified and knowledgeable air duct technician to inspect your HVAC unit, and to determine the source of any problems you might be having related to air quality, air exchange, ventilation, heating or cooling. Our commercial cleaning services can help restore function to your HVAC unit, help eliminate foul odors in the air and throughout your home or office, and help reduce the risk of contaminants, such as mold or bacteria in your home or office. Avoid unsightly mold and smells by calling us today to schedule a thorough inspection of your HVAC unit.
Trauma/ Crime Scene Cleanup Chicago
Before picture of a vandalism at a residential home.
When it's time to clean and restore a home, property, office or other structure after a crime or accident has taken place, our professional trauma and crime scene cleanup team is ready to serve. When police have completed their investigation and have processed the scene of an accident or crime, the area should be cleaned quickly and professionally. Removing hazardous materials and other contaminants that could create a health risk or safety issue need to be removed as soon as possible. For trauma and crime scene cleanup in Chicago, call SERVPRO of Ravenswood today; 773-878-5200.
How Can We Help You?
At SERVPRO of Ravenswood our highly trained technicians adhere to the OSHA and EPA protocols to ensure a crime scene or accident scene has returned to a safe environment. Ensuring their safety, and the safety of those around them, we work to remove bloodborne pathogens, chemicals, bodily fluids, tissue remnants, blood, gas and extinguisher residue, and much more. When restoring a private residence, our team will ensure the utmost compassion and concern for your belongings and property. In the event of illegal drug or substance presence, our cleanup crew will ensure chemicals have not transmitted throughout the structure and onto other surfaces. We'll also remove crime scene residue that has been left behind by the crime labs, including fingerprint dust.
Skilled and Professional Technicians
When you call SERVPRO of Ravenswood, your expert trauma and crime scene cleanup crew in Chicago, you’ll be relying on the best in the business. We ensure all of our technicians are trained to federal level standards and are routinely upgrading their restoration and cleanup skills to meet the demands of the market. We maintain excellent working relationships with fire officials, police, and other city workers who strive to keep the city safe. Working to restore a residence or office after a crime or accident is no easy task, but our highly skilled cleanup technicians are up to the challenge.
Helping You Get on With Life
Whether you've been in an accident, or have been involved in a crime, restoring your home, office, or property to its original state is an essential part of the recovery process for many people. While we cannot replace the memories, the damage to your property will pass removal. We take great pride in restoring homes, offices, and property after a crime or accident has occurred. We know it's essential for everyone involved, and for the safety of those around the crime or accident, to rectify the scene as soon as possible.
Work With SERVPRO of Ravenswood
If you require the services of a professional and discreet trauma and crime scene cleanup team, contact our Chicago office today at 773-878-5200. We'll ensure that the scene returns to its natural order, and take great care in cleaning and repairing the damage done as a result of the crime or accident. Don't hesitate to contact us to talk about how we can help your family, organization, or public service organization clean and restore a building, street, or home after a trauma or accident.