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Winter has arrived - Be Prepared for Winter Storms

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

Snowy street with snow covered cars on both sides with snowy trees in the background. Be prepared for winter storms - Rely on SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg to help with a storm emergency.

The Chicagoland area has had our fair share of snow and cold weather this year and as we head into the weekend the temperatures are going to get even lower.  It is important to be prepared for winter storms and extreme freezing temperatures that can come with them.

Winter storms can also create a higher risk of hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, heart attacks from overexertion, and car accidents.  Snowstorms, blizzards, freezing rain, ice, and high winds are all things that can knock out heat, power, and communication services.   SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is ready to respond quickly if you experience a storm damage emergency caused by winter weather.

Please follow these safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on what to do if you are under a winter storm warning:

Winter Storm Warning

  • Find shelter right away.
  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use a generator outside only.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

If you experience a storm damage emergency in your home or business, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is ready to respond 24 hours a day.  Call us at 847-526-0090.

High-rise Fire Escape Planning

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

Ariel view of the Chicago skyline with the lake in the background. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg are fire damage restoration specialists.

Living in the Chicagoland area many people reside in a high-rise apartment or condominium building and need to be prepared in the event of a fire.  SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg has been responding to fire damage emergencies for years and we know that having an emergency escape plan in the event of a fire emergency can save your life and the lives of your loved ones.  Here are some tips for escaping a fire from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): 

  • GO to your outside meeting place and stay there. Call the fire department. If someone is trapped in the building, notify the fire department.
  • If you can’t get out of your apartment because of fire, smoke or a disability, STUFF wet towels or sheets around the door and vents to keep smoke out.
  • CALL the fire department and tell them where you are.
  • OPEN a window slightly and wave a bright cloth to signal your location. Be prepared to close the window if it makes the smoke condition worse.
  • Fire department evacuation of a high-rise building can take a long time.
  • Communicate with the fire department to monitor evacuation status.

If your high-rise apartment or commercial business experiences a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can help.  Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day and have the advanced training and equipment to mitigate any fire damage.  Call us today at 847-526-0090.

SERVPRO offers Building and Reconstruction Services

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

White bedroom with a brown ladder in front of a window. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg offers several building and reconstruction services.

When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage, and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.

After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can begin the restoration process.  Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas.  Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tree Removal

These are just a few of the many building and reconstruction services that we can offer.  Please contact SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at 847-526-0090.

Staying Home More? Ready for an Update?

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

Drawing of a house floor plan blueprint. In addition to mitigation, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can help you with your renovation.

When you think of SERVPRO you think of water mitigation, fire cleanup, and mold remediation; however, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg also offers reconstruction services.  After our professionals are done cleaning up after a flood or removing all traces of a fire, we can put your home back together just like it was before the damage occurred.

The convenience and savings of working with one company to assist with mitigation and repairs can be significant.  In addition to reconstruction after damage, we also do general home remodeling. Have you been considering remodeling your bathroom?  We can help you with that.  Does your kitchen need an update?  We can help with that as well.  From drywall to painting to framing and much more, we can assist with your reconstruction project!

Here are just some of the reconstruction services SERVPRO offers:

  • Drywall repair and installation
  • Floor repair and replacement
  • Kitchen and bath installation and remodeling
  • Cabinet and trim replacement
  • Insulation installation
  • Ceiling repair
  • Fixture replacement
  • Painting
  • Plumbing

Please call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at 847-526-0090 to help you with your reconstruction project.

Commercial Property Damage? Call SERVPRO

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Lobby of an office building that has glass walls on each side. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg provides 24 hour emergency services.

Damage can happen to a commercial property at any time of the day or night.  From the moment you contact us, our team of highly trained restoration technicians will be mobilized and will immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process upon arrival.

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is available 24 hours a day to restore your Barrington property and get you back to business.  We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage.  We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,700 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events.  Here are a few of commercial restoration services that we offer:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

When your commercial business needs cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is ready to respond to your emergency day and night. Call us at 847-526-0090. 

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Wet wood floor with SERVPRO employees talking to customers while kneeling on the floor. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg provides water damage repair and restoration.

When your Barrington or North Schaumburg home or business has water damage caused by flooding or a leak, you need a company that can respond immediately and has the experience, expertise and equipment to properly restore your property.  SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg uses advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible.  Our highly trained technicians will carefully monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.  We are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors.  As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency.

  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • Advances Drying Equipment and Techniques

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is on call 24 hours if you experience a water damage emergency.  Please call us at 847-526-0090.

Stay Warm and Safe this Winter

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Wood logs burning in a fireplace. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg hope you stay warm and safe this winter.

During the winter months in the Chicagoland area the outside temperatures begin to drop, and we spend more time indoors.  With this being said, a warm cozy fireplace is often a place for families to gather to stay warm and cozy.  Here are a few heating safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to prevent heating fires from happening.

Stay warm and safe this winter!

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three-feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater.
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month.

If you do experience any damage from a fire or smoke emergency, please call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at 847-526-0090.

SERVPRO - So Much to Offer

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO van on a wet road. Choose SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg for all of your service needs.

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.  We provide 24-hour emergency services such as Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation for both residential and commercial properties.  We also want to let you know that we provide the following additional services: 

Construction Services- Residential and Commercial – we offer all construction services.

Biohazard Cleanup- Blood cleanup, Accident Cleanup and Hoarding - our teams are highly trained and equipped to handle your emergency.

Vandalism/Crime Scene Cleanup- Graffiti and Debris removal.

Board-up and Tarping- We will respond to your emergency 24 hours a day and protect your home or business.

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning- The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

Document Restoration- If you have documents damaged by water or fire-they may be salvageable-time is of the essence.

Pack-out Services- If your home or business requires extensive restoration or cleaning, we can conduct an organized moveout of the affected area.

These are just a few of the many services that SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can provide.  If you are in need of our services, please contact us at 847-526-0090.  We are Here to Help!

Lightning Safety Tips

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Several white lightning strikes in a grey sky with a hill in the background. Follow these lightning safety tips to keep safe during the storm.

Lightning Storms can occur at any time of the year, and sometimes when we least expect them.  Here are some tips from weather.gov that can keep you safe if you find yourself in a lightning storm: 

Lightning: What You Need to Know

  • No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area.
  • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.
  • When you hear thunder, immediately move to a safe shelter.
  • Stay in the safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder.

Indoor Lightning Safety

  • Stay off corded phones, computers that are in direct contact with electricity.
  • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths and faucets.
  • Stay away from windows and doors.
  • Do not lie on concrete floors.

If you are caught Outdoors – Follow these tips:

  • Get off elevated areas such as hill, mountain ridges or peaks.
  • Never lie flat on the ground.
  • Never shelter under and isolated tree.
  • Stay away from ponds, lakes and other bodies of water.

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg has years of experience cleaning up after storm damage.  If you experience storm damage caused by a lightning storm – we are Here to Help. 

Please call us at (847) 526-0090.

Toilet Leak - SERVPRO can Help

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

White toilet with water on the floor around the base on a brown tile floor. Water damage can happen fast. SERVPRO can respond quickly.

A leak from a toilet is a very common problem and many times it may be solved by just a quick cleanup of the water around the base of the toilet.  Unfortunately, this may not always be the case and the toilet leak may be the result of a broken toilet and can cause water damage to the bathroom and other areas nearby.

When your Barrington home or business has water damage caused by a toilet leak, broken pipe or flooding, you need a company that can respond immediately and has the experience, expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. 

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg uses advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible.  Our highly trained technicians will carefully monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.  We are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”  Call us at 847-526-0090.