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Mold can’t hide from SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

black mold under wallpaper Hoffman Estates defeats mold with the aid of SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg isn’t going out on a limb when it bets that Hoffman Estates businesses do not welcome mold growing in their buildings.

It takes just a small amount of extra water to allow mold to grow. High indoor humidity, a leaking sink, or storm damage are all common causes of mold infestations. Mold appears in streaks or splotches, and has an unpleasant musty odor. Worse, mold is voracious, and literally eats almost anything: walls, wood, ceramic, or tile flooring.  Cotton, and drywall are also food for mold, allowing it to spread throughout the rest of the building.

When mold starts to colonize a Chicago area business, call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847)-526-0090. It’s also easy to reach out on our website. We are available all day, every day, so don’t worry about scheduling calls during business hours. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is always Here to Help®.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg technicians have everything necessary to safely contain any mold infestation.

While it is impossible to remove all of the microscopic mold spores, the technicians can remove all visible mold colonies, and can explain how to prevent its recurrence. They will clean upholstery, drywall, carpets, other flooring, and all other surfaces.

If moisture remains in the structure, technicians will remove the water, even if it is trapped in the air or hidden under floors or behind walls. SERVPRO of Barrington /North Schaumburg will also remove (not cover up) the odors that contribute to mold being such an unwelcome guest.

Your business will look "Like it never even happened."®

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPRObarringtonnorthschaumburg.com/

Fallen Tree Causes Property Damage in Lake Zurich?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

A storm causes a tree to fall over, causing property damage to a home.  Storms and high winds can topple trees in Barrington.

Storm Damage Happens

Did you know that the Forestry Division is responsible for the care of over 8000 parkway trees and educates the community on tree protection and preservation? Snowmelt, flooding, and rain all contribute to waterlogged soil which can cause trees to fall. This June has already brought 1.4 inches of rain to Lake Zurich in the first half of the month alone. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has years of experience dealing with storm damage and tree removal and has a team of highly trained professionals on call seven days a week, 24 hours a day ready to respond to any size storm damage emergency. Depending on the nature of your property damage emergency we typically:

  • Take temporary protective measures to secure your home or business such as placing plastic tarps on roofs and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris
  • Immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process
  • Work with your insurance company and help with the insurance paperwork and process
  • Follow the repairs through to successful completion

Call Us Today

When a tree falls and damages your home or business in Lake Zurich, SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 847-526-0090. We’ll take care of your storm damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm Weather in Schaumburg?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

A cumulus cloud is seen rising in the sky, an indicator of a thunderstorm to come. Thunderstorms are common in Barrington.

Thunderstorms

Did you know that weather satellites can detect the temperature and the height of a cloud? According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, (NSSL), weather satellites take pictures of the earth at regular intervals to look for weather patterns, and rapidly growing clouds are a possible sign of a thunderstorm. Clouds with a cold temperature at the top usually mean that the clouds are high enough up in the earth’s atmosphere to become a thunderstorm. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants Barrington residents to know that we are Here to Help® when you experience damage to your home or business from a thunderstorm or any storm.

Here are some thunderstorm safety tips offered by the American Red Cross:

  • Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates
  • If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be in danger from lightning. If thunder roars, go indoors!
  • The National Weather Service recommends staying inside for at least 30 minutes after the last thunderclap
  • Watch for signs of a storm, like darkening skies, lightning flashes or increasing wind
  • Shutter windows and close outside doors securely. Keep away from windows
  • Do not take a bath, shower or use plumbing

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has years of experience and a highly trained team of technicians ready to respond to any size storm damage emergency. Call us today at 847-526-0090. We’ll take care of your storm damage in Barrington “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Independently Owned and Operated.

Are You Staying Above Water in North Barrington?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

A colorful umbrella is open, preventing heavy rain from getting someone wet in a downpour. Storms may cause water damage in Schaumburg.

Storms and Water Damage Prevention Tips

Heavy rains and flooding have already occurred this year and new storms are predicted for the Schaumburg area. When heavy rains fall over a short period of time, city water drainage systems and natural waterways can be compromised and can lead to flooding of structures nearby. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has years of experience dealing with water damage restoration in North Barrington and offers some tips from the United States Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA), on measures you can take now to reduce losses in the future:

  • Clean your rain gutters before a storm hits
  • Install a downspout extension to divert water far away from you and your neighbor’s foundations
  • Prevent water intrusion into basements through windows by replacing weather stripping
  • Install basement window wells with gravel bottoms for good drainage
  • Build berms and barriers to protect against overland flooding

Call Us Today

Storm damage involving water intrusion can become a costly repair if left untreated for too long. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants business owners and residents of North Barrington to know that we are ready to respond to your storm damage emergency 24 hours a day. From the moment you call we will be onsite within four hours to start the mitigation process. Call us today at 847-526-0090.

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Damage in Hoffman Estates?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning is striking at night over a home in Schaumburg. Barrington residents benefit from our emergency response time.

Emergency Damage Happens

Did you know that from the moment you call us, we can be onsite within four hours to immediately being the cleanup and restoration process for any type of water of fire damage emergency? Thunderstorms bring rain, hail, and lightning which can cause unexpected damage to your home or commercial business. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg, is ready to assist residents and commercial business owners in Hoffman Estates with any type of emergency damage no matter how big the job is. 

Highly Trained

We take pride in the training and certification our employees and our team members undergo to work with us. We follow industry standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, (IICRC) and provide ongoing training and certification programs that allow us to keep up to speed on the latest technological advancements in our field.

Call Us Today

When you call us, we will ask a series of questions to determine the most efficient way to respond to your needs. We are trained to respond to residential and commercial water and fire damage emergencies, and we provide deep cleaning services that go beyond routine janitorial cleaning. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants business owners and residents of Hoffman Estates to know that we are equipped and ready to respond to any property damage emergency. Call us today at 847-526-0090.

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg works to rescue property in Hoffman Estates

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Fire in home with snow  on the ground Fire in Hoffman Estates

When fire damages a home or business in Hoffman Estates, call SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg as soon as everyone is safe. We are Faster to any size disaster and speed matters for preventing extra damage. No fire is too small to be important, or too large for our technicians.

Smoke and soot continue to damage property after the fire is extinguished. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg stops the damage so it can restore the property and its contents.  As soon as the technicians arrive, they assess the property to determine the best way to restore it. They do both structural and content cleaning.

Structural cleaning is for the building itself, including walls, floors, and ceilings. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg removes smoke and soot damage. If there is water, the technicians remove it. We have equipment that removes odors rather than merely covering them up.

Home and business owners in Hoffman Estates don’t have empty buildings, so the technicians assess how best to clean and deodorize these as well. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg aims to restore rather than replace. It is often possible to restore electronics, clothing, furniture, and artwork – sometimes even documents.

We are Here to Help®

SERVPRO Barrington/North Schaumburg is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa_46.pdf

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/

Storms can’t beat SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

hail stones collected in a hand SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg fights storm damage in Lake Zurich

People who live or work around Lake Zurich can provide vivid descriptions of storms and the damage they cause. Storms can damage even the most well-fortified properties, which is why SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Here to Help®

Storms bring wind, hail, lightning, and water, all of which can cause extensive damage that itself causes more (secondary) damage. Since storms can hit Lake Zurich any hour of any day, even holidays, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is available any hour of any, even holidays. Our number is (847) 526-0090.

Speed is crucial to prevent secondary damage as well as to mitigate immediate damage. This need motivates SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg to be Faster to any size disaster.

Here are some of the storm damage-control methods SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg provides:

  • Water removal
  • Moisture removal
  • Structural drying and cleaning
  • Cleaning of property’s contents
  • If necessary, mold mitigation
  • Deodorizing
  • Disinfection & sanitizing
  • Work with your insurance company

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/disaster-types/hurricane

Were You at The Scene of a Crime in Inverness?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

A yellow crime scene tape is shown marking off an area where a body chalk outline can be seen. We provide cleanup and restoration services for crime scenes in Barrington.

Crime and Tragedy Happen

Unfortunately, crime scenes and family tragedies occur in every city in the U.S. Car crashes, hit and run accidents, violent crimes, and family traumas happen, and it takes specialized training and compassion to deal with the aftermath of these special situations. All of these scenarios can pose serious health risks if OSHA and EPA regulations are not followed during the cleanup and restoration process. At SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg, we will arrive at the scene of the accident in Inverness after the police have completed processing the crime scene or accident and will immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. This may involve the removal of bloodborne pathogens and other biological contaminants that could be harmful to humans and the environment. We are specialty trained to provide the following crime scene and trauma services:

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Call Us Today

We are on call 24 hours a day and can have a team of highly trained professionals on site within four hours of your call to remove the biohazardous materials and clean and decontaminate the area safely and efficiently. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants business owners and residents of Inverness to know that we are equipped and ready to respond to any biohazard emergency. Call us today at 847-526-0090.

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Independently Owned and Operated.

High Tech Emergency Repairs for Your Home or Business in Barrington

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

A technician is shown using an infrared camera to detect the heat signature of a dog. We use advanced technology and techniques to save you time and money in South Barrington.

Advanced Technology and Techniques

Did you know that infrared cameras can be used to detect water through a wall or ceiling? Thermal imaging is now is used in many applications, and we may use infrared cameras during building inspections to determine the location of water leaks or other damage. The ability to adopt technology to help to identify hidden damage in a structure saves time and money. At SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg, we want business owners and residents of South Barrington to know that we are committed to continuous training and to the advancement of new industry technology and techniques to better serve our customers. We follow the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) guidelines and standards for restoration and cleaning. Other technology and techniques are applied to our services including:

  • Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment
  • Water Extraction Equipment
  • Drying Equipment
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments

Call Us Today

At SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg, our highly trained technicians are ready to serve you 24 hours a day, every day. From your first call we will be on site within four hours to begin the cleanup and restoration process. We are equipped and ready to respond to any fire, water, storm, or biohazard emergency and we are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 847-526-0090. We will clean and restore your home or business in South Barrington “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Independently Owned and Operated.

Businesses Benefit from Our Commercial Services in North Barrington

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Businesses to Reopen in Five-Phase Plan

As Governor J.B. Pritzker begins easing restrictions in his five-phase plan to reopen Illinois, it is more important than ever for Barrington business owners to be prepared to get back to business. Commercial damage can take many forms. For instance, water intrusion caused by snowmelt may cause water damage. Water damage repairs can be costly if left unmitigated for too long. Other forms of commercial damage include fire, storms, and biohazard spills. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants North Barrington businesses to know that we are specialty trained to respond to any commercial emergency and we provide the following services:

Call Us Today

No matter what kind of commercial restoration service you may require, SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants to help. We are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to your call and can be on site within four hours to begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at 847-526-0090. We will clean and restore your home or business in North Barrington “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Independently Owned and Operated.