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Business Owners can count on SERVPRO for Specialty Cleaning

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO employees in white suits wiping a white table. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg provides several cleaning services for your business.

Whether your business is large or small, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is Here to Help.

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is known for its expertise in restoration and recovery from disasters but we also provide non-emergency services, such as cleaning services.  When SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg cleans commercial properties, the surfaces are not merely clean; they are “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.”

A New Standard of Clean

We are happy to provide maintenance cleaning services for commercial clients, which include restaurants, automobile dealerships, healthcare providers and others.  We also have extensive experience in cleaning biohazards, vandalism and graffiti, and crime or trauma scenes.

The recent pandemic has increased awareness of the necessity for both proactive and disaster-response cleaning. 

Call us at (847) 526-0090 to schedule an appointment.  We will develop a cleaning plan designed for the needs of your business.  Cleanings can be scheduled as little or as much as needed.

We are always available for emergencies

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is available any time 24 hours a day to respond to an emergency.  Remember to call (847) 526-0090.

How can SERVPRO Help You?

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

Large green truck with an orange SERVPRO logo and green air movers in front of the truck. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can handle any size disaster.

No matter the size or extent of damage you have at your residential home or your commercial property the team at SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg has the capacity to handle any size disaster.

We Provide the following Services:

  • Fire Damage Repair & Restoration
  • Water Damage Repair & Restoration
  • Mold Remediation & Restoration
  • Storm Damage
  • Biohazard
  • Board-ups
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage & Toilet Overflow
  • Trauma & Crime Scene
  • Vandalism & Graffiti
  • Commercial Cleaning

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 are dedicated to being faster to any size disaster.  Our highly trained technicians have the training, specialized equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.  Our locally owned and operated business has been proudly serving the Barrington and North Schaumburg area.  Our team will work closely with you to return your home or business back to preloss condition.  We will provide a professional process in restoring your property to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Have questions?  Call us today at (847) 526-0090.

Tips for Candle Safety in your Home

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

A white candle burning with a black background. Please use caution when using candles in your home.

Candles may be pretty to look at and provide a great fragrance in your home, but they can also be a cause of a house fire.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, 3 out of every 5 candle fires start when things that can burn are placed too close to the candle.  Here are some tips that you should follow for candle safety:

  • Blow out candles before leaving a room or going to bed
  • Keep candles one foot away from anything that can burn
  • Use a sturdy candle holder, that will not tip over easily
  • Put candle holders on a sturdy and unclutter surface
  • Light candles carefully, keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame
  • Do not let the candle burn all the way to the bottom; put it out before it gets too close to the container or holder
  • You should not light a candle if oxygen is used in the home
  • During a power outage, use a flashlight or battery-operated lighting instead of a candle

Remember candles are an open flame which means they can easily ignite.  As an alternative, consider using flameless candles.

If you have any additional questions about fire or smoke damage, please feel free to contact SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090.

When Water Damage Strikes

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

A white pickup truck parked on a flooded street. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can help if your home or business suffers water damage.

The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage.  Within four hours of receiving a loss notification, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg will be on-site of your home or business to help ensure the water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

Inspection:

We will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning the work.

Emergency Services:

We will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal property and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying.  We will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.

Monitoring:

To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, we will monitor the drying process.  The updates will be consistently communicated with you.

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is available to help with any water damage that strikes your home or business.  Call us today at (847) 526-0090.

Pipe Burst in Lake Barrington?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

A badly corroded pipe is shown. Water damage, if left too long, becomes a costly repair in Barrington.

Water Damage Prevention

If you watch home improvement shows as I do, you’ve seen every reason for the home flippers to incur costly and unforeseen damage like rats’ nests, carpenter ants, faulty knob and tube electrical wiring, dry rot, and burst or corroded pipes! SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has been helping Lake Barrington residents repair water damage for years. We have seen all kinds of water damage, and we have the training, experience, and equipment to restore any water damage emergency you face.  Many plumbing companies suggest these are the top six reasons pipes burst:

  1. Freezing
  2. Tree root encroachment
  3. Corrosion
  4. Soil Shifting
  5. High water pressure
  6. Clogs

Most of these scenarios can be prevented through routine inspection and maintenance of your pipes. Water pipes, if not properly maintained and insulated, can become a costly repair later and in some cases can even destroy your home. Moisture attracts mold growth, and water leaks over time can compromise the structural integrity of your home.

Call Us!

When Lake Barrington residents discover water damage, they trust  SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg to respond to these emergencies 24 hours a day. Our highly trained water restoration technicians will restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at 847-526-0090.

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

Flooding Disaster in Barrington?

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

A kitchen sink has been left with the water on and in in the process of flooding the kitchen. Inverness residents know to call us when they have a water damage emergency!

It Happened

I was getting ready to wash some dishes when I got a call that my pet dog, Sammy, was at the BAARK Dog Rescue in Barrington! Oh no! I didn’t even know that the little rascal had gotten loose. I ran out the door and raced to the shelter and got there just before it closed for the day. Poor Sammy looked so bereft, and he was so happy to see me - how could I get angry at his pitiful little face? On the drive home, I was having this nagging feeling that I forgot to do something before I left, but for the life of me I couldn’t remember what it was. That is, until I walked through the front door to a flooded downstairs. Yikes! I forgot to turn off the kitchen sink faucet! Thankfully, the great people at SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg came out and extracted the water and set up air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture in the walls and baseboards. They cleaned, sanitized and deodorized the area and when they were done, you could never tell there had been a flood to begin with!

Call Us Today!

Barrington residents count on  SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg to respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Our highly trained water restoration technicians will restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at 847-526-0090.

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

Cooking Fire in Hoffman Estates?

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

A woman with soot on her face looks shocked as she carries a large pan in the kitchen. We are fire damage restoration specialists in Schaumburg.

Cooking Fire Facts

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home cooking fires account for 172,900 home structure fires per year, and two-thirds of these home cooking fires are started through the ignition of food or other cooking items. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has witnessed firsthand the devastation and damage home cooking fires cause in Hoffman Estates, and we have extensive experience restoring property damage caused by these fires. Below are some safety tips from the NFPA to follow in the event you have a cooking fire:

  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

Call Us!

The Hoffman Estates community relies on  SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg to respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Our highly trained fire restoration technicians will clean up and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at 847-526-0090.

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

Pets Playing With Fire in North Barrington?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

A variety of dogs and cats and one rabbit are looking at a SERVPRO logo in the center of the image. When your pet causes fire damage in Schaumburg, call us!

The Chicago Fire

Although it has never been proven, many people attribute the starting of the Chicago Fire of 1871 to Mrs. O’Leary’s family cow knocking over a lighted lantern. We pet owners love our furry friends, but did you know that these little rascals are responsible for causing 750 home fires each year in the United States? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), pets and wild animals are responsible for starting fires by exposure to:

  • Cooking equipment
  • Fireplaces
  • Chimneys
  • Space heaters
  • Lamps
  • Bulbs
  • Wiring
  • Candles

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg offers some safety tips to North Barrington from the NFPA to help prevent your pets from starting a fire at home:

  • Pets may bump into, turn on, or knock over cooking equipment so keep them away from stoves and countertops.
  • Keep pets away from candles, lamps, and space heaters.
  • Use a heat-tempered glass screen on a fireplace and keep it in place.
  • Keep pets away from chimney’s outside vents.
  • Create a “pet-free zone” of at least three feet away from the fireplace.
  • Use battery-operated, flameless candles.
  • Keep pets away from electrical cords that they might want to chew.
  • Make sure your pets are included in your emergency evacuation plan.

Call Us Today!

North Barrington residents count on  SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg to respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Our highly trained fire restoration technicians will restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at 847-526-0090.

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

SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg restores water damage in Hoffman Estates.

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

A torrential downpour is raging, causing the sky to look white, and the leaves of a tree are dripping with water. We respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Hoffman Estates!

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg

We are a locally owned/operated company that has national resources.

When a Hoffman Estates commercial building or home needs water damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at 847-526-0090. If there is an emergency, we’re available. If there isn’t an emergency, we’re available.

Why call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg?

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has been providing water damage restoration to the Hoffman Estates community for years.

We send out technicians who have the training and experience to provide deep cleaning restoration from all kinds of water damage, including mold remediation.

If we’re this great (we are), why aren’t we in a world capital?

One: This Place

We’re the owners/operators and the employees of SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg. Our homes are in the Hoffman Estates and other parts of the Chicago metro area. We do our best every day for the people and the places we care about the most.

Two: City Mottos

We like the mottos:

“A great place to live, work, and play”

“Growing to greatness”

“City in a garden”

“The gem of the lakes”

Three: More Mottos

We like sharing our mottos:

Faster to any size Disaster

Like it never even happened.®

Here to Help®

When fire and water take control of your life,

we help you take it back.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is proud to be part of this community. We provide expert help after water damage disasters as well as for cleaning and disinfecting, and handling other types of restoration.

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

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg Restores Storm-damaged Property in Inverness

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

Dark clouds and tornado funnel over part of Illinois. Storms can’t dampen the ability of SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg to help its neighbors.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

If storms bring floods or high winds that damage Inverness homes, businesses, or public buildings, call SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg at 847-526-0090.

 Water damage gets seriously worse with each passing hour, which is why SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has 24-hour emergency service every day. We will remain available on weekends and holidays until storms start taking those days off.

Tornadoes are possible all year

 Tornado Season is officially March – June, but some of the country’s biggest tornadoes have hit in winter, which is when the risk of tornadoes is reported to be the lowest.

 Visitors may be alarmed at hearing “tornado watch”. It’s up to us to reassure people that a watch means conditions are right for a tornado to form, not that one definitely will form. We could have a tornado watch from March through August without ever having a tornado, and we wouldn’t be upset about it.

 A “tornado warning” means that the weather service has spotted a tornado in the area. 

Not a lot of warning

 Anyone who has lived here for a long time (as have we at SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg) knows that tornadoes don’t provide much warning. When the alarm sounds, get to safety. Once the storms are gone, and everyone is safe, it’s time to look for storm damage.

 Remember that we are experts in restoring homes, commercial buildings, and even the contents of Inverness homes and businesses.

Call us today at 847-526-0090.

SERVPRO Barrington/North Schaumburg is Independently Owned and Operated.