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Commercial Damage Repairs by SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Damage Repairs by SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg Has your business suffered damage recently? SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg offers cleaning, repairs and rebuild for businesses.

Property Damage at your Business? 

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg helps keep your business operating

If your business has suffered a fire, flood or other type of property damage, an experienced team of restoration professionals is nearby and ready to help.  SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg offers commercial restoration services but also understands the demands associated with a commercial property and business.  You cannot be closed for a long time, as customers and employees alike are counting on your business.  We understand that and will get you up and running as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is local and ready to respond

Offering 24/7 response, we can respond to assist your business when you need it most.  We offer the following:

  • Emergency/after-hours board-up services to secure your property
  • Water extraction and commercial drying
  • Fire damage mitigation and repairs
  • Smoke and soot cleaning and de-odorization
  • Biological cleaning
  • Mold removal and remediation

For help with your commercial property or business damage, call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090

Have Water in Your Home? Help from SERVPRO of Barrington is only a phone call away.

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Have Water in Your Home?  Help from SERVPRO of Barrington is only a phone call away. Need someone to help after a water problem in your home? The experienced crew at SERVPRO of Barrington is available to help you.

It could be a broken sprinkler head, an overflowing sink or tub, perhaps a heavy rain storm or a backed-up sump-pump, whatever caused the damage, if you have a water problem at your home or office, help is a phone call away.

Emergency Water Help – Call SERVPRO of Barrington

A toilet overflows, a broken pipe, heavy rain storm, a hole in your roof, whatever the cause, if you have a water damage in your home, help is only a phone call away.  We can pump out water, deliver drying equipment and help you quickly recover from any damage to your home or office.  Your local emergency restoration company, SERVPRO of Barrington is equipped to handle small water problems or large-scale flooding.

If you have a water problem and need assistance, we operate 24/7.  Working with your insurance carrier, our team will help you make it through this process. 

Serving the Barrington, Lake Barrington, North Barrington area, your local SERVPRO is here to help.  Call (847) 526-0090

Get rid of mold with SERVPRO of Barrington /North Schaumburg

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Get rid of mold with SERVPRO of Barrington /North Schaumburg If you discover mold in your house or office, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg offers a professional response.

It can be a big surprise when you discover mold in your home.  What do you do with mold?  The answer is easy: call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg to safely and professionally handle the mold problem.

Mold is not something to try and figure out by yourself.  Knowing what type of mold was found, how much mold is present, and where and how the mold developed are all elements of our response. 

Professional Mold Removal and Cleaning

Despite what you may hear, trying to remove mold on your own can be risky.  If there is a large amount of mold in your basement or attic, there are several precautions to take.  The first step is to create a barrier to prevent the mold from spreading. You also need to identify the source of the mold; is there a drip or source of moisture that is creating the spores?  Also, if you try to remove mold spores on your own, there is a great risk of the spores becoming airborne and spreading to other areas of the home or office. 

The best course of action is to call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg to evaluate the situation and take the proper steps in eliminating the mold growth.

If you found mold, call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090

Fire, Smoke, Soot Damage Repairs in Barrington

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire, Smoke, Soot Damage Repairs in Barrington Whatever size fire you have experienced, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg can help you recover.

Your local SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg can help after a Fire

Even a small fire can impact your home or office in ways unimagined.  The smoke, soot, and smells can travel throughout a structure, affecting everything from appliances to clothing.  The proper response to any fire is essential if you want to eliminate those odors, let alone repair the building to pre-fire condition.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg Helps You after a Fire

Our trained and experienced staff will respond to a fire damaged home or office with professional grade cleaning materials and equipment to help you recover from the loss.  Even the smallest fires will leave traces of smoke damage throughout.  The smells can be eliminated but only if properly addressed through proper cleaning.  Our team has the experience and tools to help recover from any size fire.  If it happens to be a large fire, we also provide reconstruction and can rebuild what was lost.

If you have smoke or fire damage, call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090

Mold in Barrington and Hoffman Estates Buildings

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold in Barrington and Hoffman Estates Buildings Building Mold? Call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090 to help

Concern about indoor exposure to mold has been increasing as the public becomes aware that exposure to mold can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms, including allergic reactions. In addition to the health problems molds gradually damage the things they grow on. By controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth you can prevent damage to building materials and furnishings, save money and avoid the potential health risks.

Molds can be found almost anywhere, they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulated in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will likely occur, especially if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all mols and mold spores in the indoor environment but it can be controlled by controlling moisture indoors.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg has a great deal of experience in mold remediation as well as identifying moisture problems that enhance mold growth.

Reach out to us online or phone us at (847) 526-0090 to arrange a time for us to come out and assess your mold problem.

Catastrophes in the US presented by SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Catastrophes in the US presented by SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg Emergency Ready Plan Mobile Application

Insured losses due to natural disasters in the United States in 2016 totaled $23.8 billion according to Munich Re. Severe thunderstorm losses, at $14 billion, accounted for about 60 percent of the 2016 insured losses. Floods and flash floods accounted for $4.3 billion in insured losses in 2016, and tropical cyclones accounted for $3.5 billion in insured losses. Winter storms and cold waves caused $1 billion in insured losses in 2016. Wildfires, heat waves and drought produced $1 billion in insured losses in 2016. 

The first quarter of 2017 was the costliest first quarter in terms of losses for the property casualty insurance industry since 1994 according to the Property Claims Service (PCS) division of Verisk Analytics. The first quarter of 2017 produced $2.3 billion more claim dollars than the same period in 2016. Remember SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is here to help should your home or business be impacted by a disaster. Also, please reach out to us at (847) 526-0090 to arrange for us to prepare an Emergency Readiness Plan for your business to help prepare for the possibility of a disaster.

A Clean Barrington, Hoffman Estates or Schaumburg Home Sells Faster

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning A Clean Barrington, Hoffman Estates or Schaumburg Home Sells Faster Attention Barrington Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg Realtors - A Clean Home Sells Faster

In today's marketplace, you can have an edge with a reputation for having quality listings. You also want the ability to move a sale through quickly to get your commission. Presentation is everything.


SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg will inspect a property, including crawl spaces to help determine the extent of water damage or fungal growth and remove potentially harmful bacteria and odors. We specialize in performing a pre-listing deep cleaning of the property. We are also a resource for help in completing correction of issues identified in inspections. Our goal is to close on time!


So before you risk your buyer's health or the opportunity to close the sale of the property, call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090.


We can attend your next sales meeting to discuss how to recognize the potential for mold and what to do in case of a fire or water emergency.

Things You Can Do To Mitigate Against Flooding

2/3/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Things You Can Do To Mitigate Against Flooding Flood Wall Around a Hospital in Binghamton, NY

According to Sandra Knight on the FEMA website, Flooding is the nation's number one natural disaster, and it can occur inland, along the coast, and across every region of the country. Even though you may think your community has little or no risk of flooding, the reality is that anywhere it rains, it can flood. In fact, roughly 25% of all flood insurance claims are filed in low to moderate flood risk areas. It is important to keep in mind that the risk of flooding isn't based only on your community's history, but ion a variety of factors like rainfall, topography, river-flow and tidal-surge data and changes resulting from new construction in your community. Those all play a part in what actual flood risk you face.


There are flood proofing measures you can take to help prevent or minimize the impact of flooding on your home and its contents. A few examples include:


- Elevate your furnace, water heater and electric panel in your home.


- Install check valves to prevent water from backing up into the drains of your home


- When practical, homeowners can construct barriers to stop floodwater from entering your home


- Seal the basement walls with waterproofing compounds.


Should your home or business flood from storms or other reasons SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is here 24/7 to help. Please feel free to contact us in the event of an emergency or to come out and assess you risks in the event of a flood. Our contact phone number is (847) 526-0090.

Barrington, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates - When Do You Need Fire Restoration

1/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Barrington, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates - When Do You Need Fire Restoration Fire and Smoke Damage Treatment

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg can help out even in the direst of circumstances and we should be contacted immediately after the flames die down. The acidic ash residue left behind by the disaster will make a bad situation even worse if it is not removed within a few days, and the only way to do so is with a thorough cleaning. This is not an undertaking that home or business owners are equipped to handle on their own, and professionals have access to special equipment and cleaning products to make the job much easier,

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is equipped to respond quickly to such a disaster and have manpower to approach a full-scale cleanup. During cleanup the technicians will treat walls, ceilings and anything else that has been affected by ash. If smoke odors are present, and they usually are, they will also require removal to make it possible for people to inhabit the building once again. Smoke odors though are extremely hard to remove and can't be done with standard equipment. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg has thermal foggers and other sophisticated odor removal equipment on hand to counter noxious smoke odors. They can reach into all parts of the home including inside floors and walls.

Please choose SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg to handle your clean so no further damage is done to the building. We can be contacted at (847) 526-0090 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Schaumburg, Barrington and Hoffman Estates Fire Damage Repair Should Be Done By Professionals

1/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage  Schaumburg, Barrington and Hoffman Estates Fire Damage Repair Should Be Done By Professionals Ash, Soot and Smoke Damage

With responsive and precise fire damage repair even the worst disasters can be put in the past. Roaring flames have long been one of man's greatest enemies and whole it is easier to handle these days it still can cause havoc if it gets out of control. Not only can the flames cause enormous damage the ash, soot and smoke residue that remains will make the home noxious to live in. They can create irritating odors, discolor walls and ceilings and cause breathing issues if there is a high concentration left behind.

Professional fire damage repair will remove the ash and smoke left behind. This needs to be done quickly because ash is acidic and will cause materials to deteriorate if allowed to sit for long. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg works hard to provide a though cleanup. This includes treatment of every surface that is affected by ash and soot. This includes wiping down walls, ceilings, furniture and countertops. Ash and smoke will almost always be present in the vents and ducts as well as they are quickly taken up by the HVAC system. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg will access the home's ducts to clean them out as well as preventing either from entering the home once again.

Upon eliminating all of the ash, soot and smoke, the home will quickly be free of any lingering odor.

Please contact SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.