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Playing With Fire in Hoffman Estates?

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

A group of young boys are lighting stick matches and holding them together to create a larger flame. Playing With Fire is No Joke in Barrington.

Children Playing With Fire?

Did you know that over 49,000 fires were started by children playing with fire in a five-year period, causing $235 million in property damage losses? SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has witnessed first-hand the damage that fires cause to homes and commercial structures in Hoffman Estates and we have years of experience in fire damage mitigation and restoration. Here are some staggering statistics from the National Fire Protection Association on fires started by children playing with fire:

  • 67 percent of structure fires involving play occurred in residential properties
  • Most child play fires happen in July, between 2 pm and 8 pm
  • 52 percent of home playing structure fires have a lighter as the cause of the heat source
  • 43 percent of these fires were caused by children under the age of six
  • 83 percent of the home fires were caused by males
  • The bedroom was the most common area of origin involving play
  • Mattress of bedding was the most common item first ignited in fires caused by playing

Call Us Today

If  you experience a home fire damage emergency of any kind, SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants to help. We have a team of highly trained and certified fire restoration specialists on call 24 hours a day. Call us today at 847-526-0090. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Hoffman Estates “Like it never even happened.”

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

Dirty Drapes in Deer Park?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

Beautiful, custom drapes are shown hanging in a window. We clean and restore drapes and blinds in Barrington.

Dirty Drapes in Deer Park

Can you remember the last time you had your office drapes and blinds professionally cleaned? SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has a team of highly trained cleaning technicians  that are certified to clean fine fabrics and intricate pieces and we follow the industry standards established by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, (IICRC), whose mission is to set and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning and restoration and installation industries. When you call us, we will come out and inspect your drapes and blinds and determine the most effective method to use to safely clean dirt and oily atmospheric residue from your window coverings.

Professional Cleaning

Once we determine the best method to use to clean and restore your drapes and blinds, we will immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. In many cases, we can clean the drapes right in your office by injecting a specially formulated cleaner into your drapery using a pressurized extraction process, leaving your drapes clean without the time-consuming nuisance of having to take them down, send them out for cleaning and reinstall them.

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is ready to safely clean and restore your drapes and blinds in Deer Park. We offer a variety of specialized cleaning services to save your business time and money. Call us today at 847-526-0090.

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

Storm Damage and Water Intrusion in Barrington?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

A dark, cloud-filled sky serves as a harbinger for a coming storm. We are storm damage restoration experts in Schaumburg.

Storms Cause Property Damage in Barrington

Have you checked your property for storm damage lately? Water from recent storms can easily seep into your basement through cracked window seals, clogged rain gutters and drain spouts, and from water pooling next to the foundation when the water cannot drain properly. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has been restoring homes damaged by storms of all kinds in Barrington for years. We’ve seen property damage caused by high winds, fallen trees, flash flooding, tornadoes, lightning strike fires, and microbursts. Our team of highly trained restoration specialists are on call and ready to assist you 24 hours a day, every day. Depending on the nature of the damage, our storm restoration services may include:

Call Us Today

We are a leader in storm damage restoration and from the moment you call us we can be onsite within four hours to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is a locally owned business you can trust. 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.

Vandals in Hoffman Estates?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

A broken window is shown on a house in a suburban neighborhood. We restore vandalism damage in Barrington.

Vandalism in Barrington

Did you know that there have been 1205 reports of property crime in the Barrington area in 2018? SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has been serving commercial businesses on Hoffman Estates and the Barrington area for years and is ready to respond 24 hours a day to any property damage emergency you may be experiencing.

The following statistics were published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), and illustrate that Barrington is a relatively safe place to live compared to national averages:

  • Barrington crime rates are 53 percent lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Barrington are 97 percent lower than the national average
  • In Barrington you have a 1 in 83 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Barrington is safer than 81 percent of the cities in the United States

Secure Your Property

When your building is damaged due to vandalism, the first thing we will do upon arrival is to temporarily secure your property by boarding up any damaged entrances, tarping the roof, or boarding up broken windows before we begin the cleanup and restoration process. We will assist you with the insurance paperwork and process and can supervise the reparation until the successful completion of the job.

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is ready to restore your property damage in Hoffman Estates. Call us today at 847-526-0090.

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

Flooded Kitchen in Deer Park?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

A pelican and a penguin balance on top of floating chairs in a kitchen filled with flood waters. Water restoration isn’t for the birds in Schaumburg!

Water Damage is No Joke

This picture is funny, but water damage is no joke! According to the Insurance Information Institute, (III), water damage costs billions annually and is one of the most common disasters a home can experience. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has years of experience mitigating water damage of all kinds in Deer Park and we use advanced technology and techniques to quickly extract the water and thoroughly dry and restore the damaged areas. We will help you with the insurance paperwork and process and will see the cleanup and restoration process through to completion, no matter how big the job is. Here are some of the tips from the III that may prevent interior water damage:

  • Inspect appliance hoses and faucets
  • Inspect showers and tubs
  • When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine
  • Never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running
  • Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes

Call Us Today

From the moment you contact us we can be onsite within four hours to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants you to know that we are ready to restore your home or business back to preloss condition. Call us today at 847-526-0090. We’ll take care of your water damage in Deer Park “Like it never even happened.”

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

Clogged Rain Gutters Causing Roof Damage in North Barrington?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Heavy rain is running off a roof and dropping into a rain gutter. We restore damage caused by storms in Barrington.

Summer Storms

The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts Summer in North Barrington to be hotter and rainier than normal. Water intrusion caused by rain can bring moisture into the house through damaged roof shingles and clogged rain gutters and downspouts. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has years of experience repairing storm damage and offers these preventative measures from Mr. Handyman for keeping your downspouts and rain gutters clear to prevent potential water intrusion from:

Downspout and gutter cleaning tips:

  • Use an extension ladder for high rooftops
  • Protect your hands with thick suede gloves and wear goggles to protect your eyes
  • Clean gutters at midday when the roof is dry
  • Clean debris off the roof before cleaning the gutters using a broom or leaf blower
  • Clear the downspouts with a flexible rod with a brush on the end, like those used to clean dryer vents
  • Run water through the gutter and downspout system to make sure it’s clear all the way through
  • If a storm has already happened and the debris is wet, you can use a power washer with a telescoping wand with a u-shaped attachment so you can clean the gutters from ground level

Call Us Today

When your home is damaged by water intrusion or other storm damage, SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24 hours a day. Call us today at 847-526-0090. We’ll restore your property damage in North Barrington “Like it never even happened.”

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

Hoffman Estates gets out of the deep end with the help of SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

blue & white waterfall SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg keeps waterfalls where they belong

Making a Splash

Waterfalls are beautiful, but not when they make surprise entrances into Hoffman Estates homes and businesses. When the rain comes from the recreation room ceiling or the waterfall roars into the warehouse, call SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090.

Emergency Service is Available 24/7/365

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is always able to send a team to a home or business in an emergency. Whether there’s a flood from broken pipes, or crumbling walls from an overflowing tub, the water in unplanned indoor ponds needs to be removed as soon as possible. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg technicians have the training, experience, and the equipment to extract even swimming pools worth of water.

It’s not just getting rid of the lakes. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg has dryers, fans, and dehumidifiers to remove the excess moisture hiding within support beams, furniture, or other materials.

Schedule non-Emergency Services after a Disaster

Even if you could get rid of the water without help, there may still be water damage to handle. Perhaps a Hoffman Estates business discovered a slow leak and had it fixed, or a homeowner found water damage hiding under a washing machine. The leak can be fixed, the water can be removed, but the damage remains. Count on SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg to repair all types of flooring, replace ruined drywall, and clean and disinfect furniture, carpets, and equipment.

We are Faster to any size disaster®

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

Link:

https://www.SERVPRObarringtonnorthschaumburg.com/

Soot happens in Hoffman Estates. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg cleans it up.

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

upward view of a corner made of 2 walls & ceiling, with ceiling and one wall covered with soot SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg gets the soot out of Hoffman Estates

It wouldn’t take a repeat of the Great Chicago Fire to cause a disaster to residential or commercial property in Hoffman Estates.  SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg restores homes and businesses after fire disasters, whether they are large or small. We are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week for 52 weeks/year. Call (847) 526-0090. SERPVO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Faster to any size disaster.

Lingering After-Effects: Soot and Smoke

Even when fires are easy for individuals to extinguish, they often leave soot on the ceilings and walls, or smoke that stays in upholstery or textiles. Smoke and soot continue to cause damage until they are removed. Soot corrodes metal, stone, brick, and other materials. Incorrect cleaning can set smoke or soot odors into material, making a later cleaning much more expensive and difficult than an earlier, correct cleaning.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg has the equipment and the training to remove soot and smoke and their odors. Our technicians know where to look for hidden deposits of soot so the particles will not corrode the building structure nor the books, furniture, art, or other fixtures and belongings. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg will clean and restore Hoffman Estates property "Like it never even happened."®

We’re also available to answer any questions at (847)-526-0090, or send requests for information through our website.

When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back.

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

Link:

https://www.SERVPRObarringtonnorthschaumburg.com/

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.