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Storm or Shine We Are Here For You

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

Cartoon image a turkey with Servpro logo in background Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday.  Here are some tips to remember for the Thanksgiving weekend.  Remember, no matter what the catastrophe SERVPRO of Ravenswood is here for you with our 24-hour emergency services.

TIPS:  Turkey Frying Safety

  1. Thaw and dry turkey completely before frying.
  2. Keep outdoor fryers off of decks and out of garages.
  3. Watch the weather! Don't fry a turkey outdoors during rain or snow.
  4. Wear googles to shield eyes and oven mitts to protect hands.
  5. Have a multi-purpose fire extinguisher nearby-just in case!

Getting Rid of Cat Urine is Easier Than You Think

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Cartoon of image of a cat urinating and a bottle of servpro's 114TDS The attacks your carpet, SERVPRO fights back with Urine Odor & Stain Remover

SERVPRO of Ravenswood is an expert at getting rid of that nasty urine odor.  We know that odor can linger for a long time if not treated appropriately.  Fortunately we have the chemical to do the job!  

SERVPRO's Urine Odor and Stain Remover is an environmentally friendly mixture of bacterial cultures with their natural enzymes. It is used to eliminate odors and stains caused by-organic residues and organic wastes such as:

  • Urine
  • Feces 
  • Vomit 
  • Spilled foods 
  • Skunk
  • Perspiration

Keep in mind this is a 2-day process, as the mixture must sit and set into the affected area for at least 12 hours. After that the removal and cleanup process is quick and very effective!

If you are battling an odor issue, then call SERVPRO of Ravenswood.  We will provide you with a free assessment and move forward at your discretion.

773-878-5200

Meet Our New Mascot

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of Socks the grey cat roaming around our office Hi I'm Socks! I need a home. Will you play with me?

Last week during a residential cleanup our crew came across this cute little feline.  Poor thing was hiding in a closet. Though the owners were no longer present at the job location we did not want to leave this sweet cat on it's own, so we adopted her (temporarily)!  

Meet Socks! She is approximately 3 years old and is looking for a good home.  We love her activeness and her speed as she races between the warehouse and office areas. Thought we love having her in our office we do not feel she will receive the 24-hour, well deserved attention she needs.  Therefore, we are seeking a family who is willing to adopt Socks.

The cleanup went smoothly.  We were able to put the home back into a livable status and is officially hoarder free.  We care about our customers and we care about animals too!

Call us today if you are interested in either adopting sweet Socks, or if you require a cleanup!

Thank you!

Fire Prevention Week October 3-9

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a fire marshall showing an elderly man how to test the sound on a smoke detector Test your smoke alarm batteries at least once per month!

During Fire Prevention Week we stride toward educating the public, ourselves, our employees and our families on the safe practices used and measures to take in order to keep ourselves safe from fire.  The website below is an excellent way do this.  Within the home page you can find an awesome video on the sounds that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make when activated.  You can also find pictures and diagrams on setting up these alarms.  

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/fire-prevention-week.html

The following link explores the latest research and studies conducted on fire sprinkler systems and retrofitting your home or business.

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/blog/ci-052720.html 

A special message from our President:  A Proclamation on Fire Prevention Week, 2021

There are many ways to spread the word on fire prevention...just have to take the time to read and pass along the information.

Happy Halloween

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro Heroes dressed in Halloween customs Trick or Treat? I say Trick!

Dear School Engineer,

There is no better time than now to start planning your special projects for the year.  School holiday breaks are an excellent opportunity to take care of your cleaning agenda.

SERVPRO of Ravenswood is happy to help! As a preferred vendor we can serve you in the following capacity:

  • Water Damage cleanup and demolition
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Calcium Buildup Removal
  • Paint Chip Removal
  • Vandalism Cleaning
  • Document Restoration
  • Biohazard and Sewage Cleanup

All service estimates are FREE!  Call today and schedule your complimentary inspection!  773-878-5200

Have a Spooktacular Month!

P.s. Did you receive your SERVPRO key tag?  Earlier this month we mailed you a key tag to your office. If you did not receive it, please let Donna know and she will get one to you right away!

Floormat System

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A picture of our floormat system laid out and tested in our warehouse It's always good practice to test your equipment before it goes out.

The SERVPRO of Ravenswood floor mat system is the best way salvage hardwood floors in your home or business.  Whether the damage is due to flooding caused by natural causes or a broken pipe, we can help!  Hardwood floors are tricky if you do not act fast.  The key is to call SERVPRO of Ravenswood right away and we can setup our floor mat system.  The system is installed over the affected hardwood flooring.  As the system works it pulls moisture out of the flooring and the area restores its integrity.  Our technicians have a great deal of experience using this method and our “floor-save” rate is over 90%. 

Call us today for your free assessment.  Time is of the essence, so call now! 

773-878-5200

A picture tells 1000 words

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a fire that brought down an entire structure Some things cannot be saved, sadly.

Do your best not to have a fire! But if you do, we have the experience and the know-how to get you back in your humble abode very quickly.  Check out our Photo Gallery and read how we’ve helped around the neighborhood.

Dealing with the aftermath of a house fire is overwhelming and stressful. You have just been with a devastating tragedy and now have to figure out how to fix everything. Going about fire restoration might be the last thing you want to think about, but it is important to start the process immediately. For one, the sooner you start the sooner you can get your life back to normal. The longer you wait the bigger the risk of long-term issues developing. Smoke damage can also cause irreversible repairs and health issues if not dealt with quick enough.

We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

We specialize in fire and water restoration. We’ve received advance training in restoration techniques, and we have the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Emergency Communications

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

This is a picture of the CISA logo CISA Logo

Disasters happen all over the United States and in all sorts of capacities.  During National Preparedness Month, what better time to provide public education than now.  Below are 2 major players who help the public and first responder stakeholders who are working hard to make the connections and providing best practices guidance to all levels of our communities; state, local, tribal and territorial government.

CISA ensures Public Safety and National Security and Emergency Preparedness communities can seamlessly and securely communicate during steady state and emergency operations to keep America safe, secure, and resilient.

SAFECOM was formed in 2001 after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 as part of the Presidential E-Government Initiative to improve public safety interoperability, allowing emergency responders to communicate effectively before, during, and after emergencies and disasters.

Watch this video to hear more about what is happening behind the scenes:  https://youtu.be/hmRVS6sG9fk

Did you get the message?!

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

Diagram of layered emergency communication teams transforming information The communication cricle

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) National Coordinating Center for Communications (NCC) continuously monitors national and international incidents and events that may impact emergency communications. Incidents include not only acts of terrorism, but also natural events such as tornadoes, floods, fires, hurricanes and earthquakes.

But how does the public receive these critical communications at the time of an emergency?  The SHAred RESources (SHARES) High Frequency (HF) Radio program provides an additional means for users with a national security and emergency preparedness mission to communicate when landline and cellular communications are unavailable.  Follow these outlets to learn more:

FCC High Frequency Stations: https://www.fcc.gov/general/fcc-high-frequency-stations

Tweet @CISAgov | @cyber | @uscert_gov

Facebook.com/CISA

Insta @cisagov

Note:  Review your communication plan with your staff and stay in the know!

National Preparedness Month

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of a mobile device showing the ReadyPlan app There's an app for that!

National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security. This month’s initiative encourages people to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities.

SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile® offers a complete profile for your property. The ERP organizes critical building and business information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services following a fire or water damage incident. To find out more about this add-on service, please contact Donna@SERVPROravenswood.com

Fire Prevention Week October 3 - 9th

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can save your life by alerting you with different sounds. Join the U.S. Fire Administration this week in sharing important information about fire safety.

Find Handouts that you can distribute to your facilities staff here:  https://www.usfa.fema.gov/fire-prevention-week.html