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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.

SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg Keeps Hoffman Estates Healthy

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Black & white photo of an analogue clock against window blinds SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg Does the Job On Time

SERVPRO® of Barrington/N. Schaumburg is proud to provide critically needed services for Hoffman Estates and beyond.

Water damage, storms, and fire can hurt businesses even when they aren’t open to customers. There is no convenient time for an emergency, so SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg remains Faster to Any Size Disaster. 

Businesses can rely on SERVPRO of Barring/N. Schaumburg to clean and remove damage "Like it never even happened." ®

We are available 24/7/365. Our number is (847) 526-0090.

We are also available online.

Not just for Damage

SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg has expertise in cleaning and disinfecting under guidelines from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

Set up a cleaning/disinfecting appointment today. You will be safeguarding the health of your families and the community.

SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg is Here to Help® 

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

Link:

https://www.SERVPRObarringtonnorthschaumburg.com/

We Remove Biological Contaminants in Your Home in Lake Zurich

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

A mother, father and two small children are shown sleeping comfortably under a white down comforter.  Barrington residents can sleep easier knowing their home has been professionally cleaned and disinfected.

More Time Together

The new coronavirus, COVID-19, has brought us together in unexpected ways and most of us have never spent more time with our families than now. With schools closed and people staying at home it has never been more important to keep your home and household items cleaned and disinfected to prevent becoming infected by this highly contagious virus. Fortunately, SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has years of experience cleaning and sanitizing biological contaminants similar to COVID-19 in and we want the residents of Lake Zurich to know that we are specialty trained and equipped with the protective gear and EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants to safely clean your home.  We follow guidelines set by local authorities and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Specialty Trained

Our technicians are specialty trained to follow local authority and CDC guidelines and use specialized equipment and protective gear to safely clean and sanitize your home or business. Initial and continuing education is required to keep all team members up to speed on the latest technological and scientific advancements and industry standards. We are on call 24 hours a day and can be on site within fours hours of your initial call. 

Proactive Cleaning

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants Lake Zurich families and residents to know that we are here and ready to provide specialty cleaning services to clean and sanitize your home. Call us today at 847-526-0090.

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

We Safely Clean and Disinfect Homes in Hoffman Estates

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

A pregnant woman is sitting on a couch wearing a cloth face covering. Barrington residents benefit from our specialty cleaning services.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  National Institutes of Health (NIH), reports that the new coronavirus, COVID-19, can live outside the body on surfaces for up to three days, and that it is mainly transmitted person-to-person. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants the residents of Hoffman Estates to know that we are specialty trained to clean and disinfect biological pathogens similar to COVID-19 and have been doing so for years.

According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no information currently available to suggest that pregnant women have a greater chance of getting sick from COVID-19. However, the CDC does say:

  • Pregnant people have changes in their bodies that may increase their risk of some infections.
  • Pregnant people have had a higher risk of severe illness when infected with viruses from the same family as COVID-19 and other viral respiratory infections, such as influenza.

The CDC recommends that pregnant women avoid people who are sick or who have been exposed to the virus and to regularly wash hands or use a hand sanitizer and frequently disinfect high-touch surfaces,

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants the residents of Hoffman Estates to know that we use EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning and sanitization products. Call us today at 847-526-0090. We’ll provide specialty cleaning services to clean and disinfect your home “Like it never even happened.”

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

We Safely Clean and Disinfect Essential Businesses in Lake Barrington

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

A man is pumping gas at a gas station in Schaumburg. Barrington businesses can rely on our specialty cleaning and sanitizing services.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  National Institutes of Health (NIH), reports that the new coronavirus, COVID-19, can remain live outside the body and live on surfaces for up to three days, and can live on stainless steel and plastic surfaces the longest, for two to three days. We are learning how to stay safe and protected from exposure and now know that this disease can be transmitted through touching infected surfaces as well as through the air. 

The good news is that SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has been dealing with biological pathogens similar to COVID-19 for years in Lake Barrington, and we require our technicians to undergo initial and ongoing training to insure they are up to speed on industry standards and technological advancements. We follow facility cleaning guidelines issued by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local authorities, and use EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning and sanitization products.

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants the commercial business owners of Lake Barrington to know that our team of highly trained professionals are available 24 hours a day to perform specialty cleaning services outside the scope of a routine janitorial service. Call us today at 847-526-0090. We’ll clean and restore your commercial business “Like it never even happened.”

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

SERVPRO® Professionals are Highly Trained to Provide Cleanup and Restoration Services in Schaumburg

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

A man has torn away water-damaged ceiling tiles and is inspecting the damage to his office caused by a ceiling leak from the We quickly clean and restore water damage in Barrington to get your business back on track.

Water damage can occur when you least expect it and the longer you wait to repair the damage, the higher the costs of repair will be. Water seeps into everything and even a small leak can become a big repair if left unchecked. Water leaks and standing water present moist conditions that offer the perfect environment for mold and microbial growths to flourish, and water leaks can cause unpleasant odors. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg  wants commercial business and property owners of Schaumburg to know that beginning with your first call we will establish the nature and severity of your water damage emergency and will be onsite to begin the cleanup and restoration services within four hours. Here the process we use to respond to your water emergency:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 6 - Restoration

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants the commercial business owners and residents of Schaumburg to know that no matter what type of water damage emergency you may have, our highly trained professionals are on call 24 hours a day to begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us at 847-526-0090. We’ll take care of your water damage emergency “Like it never even happened.”

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

SERVPRO® Professionals are Highly Trained to Provide Cleanup and Restoration Services in Deer Park

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

A lovely, well maintained home in a residential neighborhood is shown with snow on the ground and roof. We’ll clean and restore your property damage in Barrington “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that SERVPRO staff members undergo rigorous and continuous training? SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants the residents and businesses of Deer Park to know that our employees are sent to corporate headquarters to attend a fifteen-day applied course at the SERVPRO Training Facility to cover many restoration topics including:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

They also study the standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to learn best practices. In addition, SERVPRO Franchise employees can participate in certification training and become certified by taking courses such as:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Web-based training and other e-learning programs are ongoing and self-paced training series that keep our technicians and office staff up to date on industry standards. We also offer continuing education credit and noncredit classes to members of the community who are insurance agents, insurance adjusters, and real estate professionals. Courses offered:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants the commercial business owners and residents of Deer Park to know that no matter what kind of fire, water, storm or other property damage emergency you may have, we are highly trained and available 24 hours to respond to your call. Call us today at 847-526-0090. We’ll take care of your property damage emergency in Deer Park “Like it never even happened.”

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

We are Cleaning Experts

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO orange house logo with here to help with a SERVPRO employee and a customer in the background. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is Here to Help.

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg, 847-526-0090.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

SERVPRO® Provides Commercial Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration Services to Schaumburg

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

A large container labeled “Biohazard” is tipped at an angle and could fall over and spill at any time. We’ll clean and restore your biohazard damage in Lake Barrington “Like it never even happened.”

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a biohazard is a biological agent or condition that is a hazard to humans or the environment. Biohazards can be anything from an accident involving blood to a sewage or chemical spill. Failure to properly clean and remove biohazards from your commercial business can create dangerous environments for employees and customers. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants the business owners and residents of Lake Barrington to know that when a biohazard spill occurs, we are Here to Help. ® Our technicians are trained to safely remove biohazardous materials and dispose of them following OSHA health regulations. Here are some of the biohazard services we provide:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

If you experience a biohazard spill or other biohazard emergency, SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants to help. Call us today at 847-526-0090 to find out about the biohazard cleanup and restoration services we offer. We have the qualified professionals who are ready to respond to these exceptional and varied incidents and will always treat your property and the people involved with the respect and empathy they deserve. We’ll take care of your biohazard cleaning emergency in Lake Barrington “Like it never even happened.”

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

SERVPRO Provides Emergency Cleanup and Restoration Services to Lake Barrington

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

A cute black and white puppy is shown sitting next to a red emergency kit. We’ll clean and restore your emergency damage in Lake Barrington “Like it never even happened.”

Emergencies can occur at any time. Winter storms, snow, rainfall, floods, lightning strikes and fires are some of the kinds of emergencies that may damage our homes in our lifetime. It’s important to keep an emergency first aid kit on hand and keep it well provisioned in the event of an emergency. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants the residents of Inverness to know that we are on hand 24 hours a day to respond to any size emergency. Our team of highly trained technicians have the experience and the state-of-the-art equipment to mitigate and restore your property damage. We also help you with the insurance paperwork and oversee building restoration services for larger projects. We will follow the job through to completion to make communication seamless throughout the restoration process. Here’s a list of some of the suggested first-aid kit supplies to stock from the Mayo Clinic:

  • Adhesive tape and super glue
  • Elastic wrap bandages
  • Bandage strips and "butterfly" bandages in assorted sizes
  • Roller gauze in assorted sizes
  • Large triangular bandage (may be used as a sling)
  • Aluminum finger splint
  • Instant cold packs
  • Cotton balls and cotton-tipped swabs
  • Disposable nonlatex examination gloves, several pairs
  • Duct tape
  • Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Safety pins in assorted sizes
  • Scissors and tweezers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antibiotic ointment

Call us today at 847-526-0090 to find out about all of our cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg will take care of your property damage in Lake Barrington “Like it never even happened.”

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

SERVPRO Provides Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services to Schaumburg

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

A dirty dog is laying on his back on muddy ground staring sheepishly at the photographer.   We’ll clean and restore your pet damage in Schaumburg “Like it never even happened.”

If you have a dog, you know that they can get into a lot of mischief in a very short time. They love to roll around in earthy smells and mud and sometimes they have the good fortune of traipsing in and out the house because you’ve been at work all day and the back door was left open. They’ve had plenty of time to jump on the bed and the furniture and . . . well you know, make a total and complete mess of the house. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants the residents of Schaumburg to know that when you have a pet or any other type of cleaning emergency we are Here To Help. Here are some of the specialty cleaning services we provide:

We hope you never experience a pet mess or other cleaning emergency but if you do SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants to help. Call us today at 847-526-0090 to find out about all of our cleanup and restoration services. We’re available 24 hours a day and we’ll take care of your cleaning emergency in Schaumburg and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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

Storm damage? SERVPRO to the Rescue

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

tornado over town When storm damage hits, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is ready 24/7 to respond.

Storms, including hail, heavy snow, and tornadoes, are part of the package of life in northern Illinois. Many of us remember the 2007 tornado vividly, and no one expects that it will be the last major storm in or around Hoffman Estates.

When a residence or business suffers from storm damage, it is vitally important that assessment and repair start quickly. A guiding principle of ours is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call or reach us online; we are available all day, every day.

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has highly trained technicians who will repair any type of storm damage. Severe storms include high winds, rain, hail or snow, and sometimes lightning. The water damage causes more damage (see the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), as do winds and lightning, either on their own or through fallen trees or other debris.

Technicians at SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg are trained in:

  • Water damage restoration for household or commercial materials
  • Mold prevention & remediation
  • Advanced drying techniques
  • Progress Monitoring & documentation

Business owners and homeowners in Hoffman Estates will be able to focus on what matters because we even work with insurance companies. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Here to Help®.

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

Links:

https://w2.weather.gov/climate/local_data.php?wfo=lot

https://www.noaa.gov/explainers/severe-storms

SERVPRO Provides Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services to Schaumburg

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Heavy snow falls in a blustery, winter scene barely showing the outline of a building in the background. We’ll clean and restore your Storm damage in Inverness “Like it never even happened.”

Winter storms vary in degree of severity and duration and can last for a couple of hours or for several days. They can bring dangerously low temperatures and can cause damage to your home or business. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants the residents of Inverness to know that when a winter storm causes damage to your property, we are available 24 hours a day to respond to your needs. Here are some winter storm tips from the American Red Cross to keep you safe:

  • Dress in several layers of lightweight clothing and be sure to cover your hands and ears
  • Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or other local news for critical information from the National Weather Service
  • Bring in your pets and livestock to sheltered areas and make sure their water is not frozen
  • Keep water trickling in pipes to prevent them from freezing
  • Make sure you have a three-day supply of food and water (one gallon of water per person per day)
  • Make sure you have flashlights, a first aid kit and extra batteries
  • Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces and wood or coal burning stoves
  • Emergency family contact information
  • Charged cell phones and batteries
  • Baby food and supplies
  • Prescription medications

If you find yourself requiring help with storm damage SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants to help. Call us today at 847-526-0090 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your property damage in Inverness “Like it never even happened.”

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

SERVPRO Provides Commercial Cleanup and Restoration Services to Barrington

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

commercial office space We’ll clean and restore your property in North Barrington “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants you to know that when a fire, storm or other catastrophe causes damage to your business we are ready to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We understand that you need a company that can minimize disruption to your business while delivering quality results. Business owners in North Barrington will benefit from our highly trained specialists that are on hand to take care of your emergency cleanup and restoration needs. We understand that every day your business is closed is a day of lost revenue. Here are some of the services SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg provides to help get you back to business as usual:

  • Commercial storm damage
  • Commercial water cleanup and restoration
  • Commercial fire cleanup and restoration
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Commercial biohazard cleanup and restoration
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Commercial mold remediation and mitigation services
  • Commercial storm and major events
  • Disaster recovery team
  • Building Services
  • Sewage cleanup

If you find yourself needing help with commercial property damage or any of these other services, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants to help. Call us today at 847-526-0090 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your commercial property damage in North Barrington “Like it never even happened.”

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

SERVPRO Provides Fire Cleanup and Restoration Services to Barrington

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Flames from fire burn inside a records storage room. Fire damage cleanup and restoration in Inverness “Like it never even happened.”

Fires can occur at any time due to arson, a faulty wire, a furnace puffback, an appliance failure, a lightning strike, and for many other reasons. Damage caused by fire and smoke is different in every situation and will require a specialized approach to cleaning as different types of materials create soot unique to that material. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants residents and business owners of Inverness to know that when a fire causes damage to your home or property, our highly trained technicians that are on hand to take care of your emergency cleanup and restoration needs. Our ability to immediately respond to a fire emergency helps to minimize the damage, cleaning and restoration costs. Here are some of the fire damage cleanup and restoration services SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg provides:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

We hope a fire never happens, but if one does occur, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and we have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore properties damaged by fire in Inverness. Call us today at 847-526-0090 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

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

SERVPRO Provides Storm Cleanup and Restoration Services to Barrington

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

stormy sky with lightening streak When storm damage causes a disaster in your North Schaumurg home, call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg.

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants you to know that when a storm causes damage to your property, we are ready to respond to your emergency 24 hours a day, every day. We understand that you lose money every day your business is closed due to an emergency. Business and homeowners of Hoffman Estates will benefit from our highly trained specialists that are on hand to take care of your emergency cleanup and restoration needs. Our ability to immediately respond to a water emergency helps to minimize the damage, cleaning and restoration costs. Here are some of the storm damage cleanup and restoration services we provide:

  • Commercial storm damage
  • Commercial water cleanup and restoration
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning and
  • Odor removal
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Commercial mold remediation and mitigation services
  • Commercial storm and major events
  • Disaster recovery team
  • Building Services
  • Sewage cleanup

If you find yourself help with commercial storm damage, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained professionals have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore properties damaged by storms in Hoffman Estates. Call us today at 847-526-0090 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your commercial storm damage “Like it never even happened.”

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

SERVPRO is a Premier Mold Mitigation and Restoration Resource for Inverness

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Holes cut over Inverness bathroom shower showing mold growing behind wall. Mold can be invisible behind structures and walls.

Water damage is harmful all by itself, but mold usually follows, causing more problems.

Call SERVPRO® of Barrington/N. Schaumburg when there is water damage in the Inverness area: 24/7 at 847-526-0090.

Why Call?

  • Mold Mitigation is Difficult
    • Unless the affected area is small, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that homeowners hire people who are trained to use the toxic chemicals, equipment, and intensive labor required for mold mitigation. Many people think just using good old fashioned bleach is acceptable, but not only does it not work, sometimes it can cause additional health and property challenges. Your home or business must have professional mold mitigation.  SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg has the skill and training.

Mold is Fast

  • Mold starts growing within 48 hours.
    • SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg is Faster to any size disaster because it is critical to act immediately.
    • Water damage from a storm or a leaky pipe means that moisture is not just puddled on surfaces. Removing moisture requires specialized equipment.

Mold is Sneaky

  • Mold hides.
    • SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg cannot remove what people cannot see. Team members locate the moisture source.
    • When mold gets into air vents and ducts, the spores spread through the building. When they land on moisture (such as condensation), mold grows.

Mold is Dangerous and Destructive 

  • Mold eats drywall, natural fibers, wood, and human or animal skin cells.
    • It will destroy almost any surface on which it grows.
    • Some people are sensitive to mold while others might have impaired immune systems. 

The team at SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg are mold mitigation experts and IICRC certified in restoration. We restore your home or business in Inverness “Like it never even happened.”

Links:

https://www.epa.gov/mold

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

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

Call SERVPRO When Your Lake Barrington Property Needs Restoration from Fire/Water Damage

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Cartoon of two firefighters saving a person and spraying water on a burning building in Lake Barrington When water and fire take control of your life, we help you take it back.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) stresses that in any fire, the safety of people is the most important.

SERVPRO® of Barrington / North Schaumburg agrees; objects from your Lake Barrington home or office can be replaced, but people and pets cannot.

If a fire damages part or all of a Lake Barrington house or business, we are ready to take your call, no matter the time of day, or the day of the year.

Fire damage is rarely the only problem.

The water causes its own damage, which can often lead to mold. Soot and smoke do more than cause odor; they can damage porous and even hard surfaces.

What to do when fire damage or water damage invade your home or office.

When a home or business owner calls SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg after a fire, we come out immediately to begin remediation. Team members have specialized training, so they can:

  • assess damage
  • work with your insurance company
  • reach out to emergency contacts
  • if required, put tarps or boards on exposed areas
  • remove any water
  • remove smoke and soot
  • remove mold if necessary
  • clean and repair

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg aims to restore the property “Like it never even happened.”

Because we are a local company with national resources, we can bring in restoration experts for special objects (such as art) if necessary.

Links:

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education

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

Storm Damage Remediation in Deer Park

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Man in bucket truck fixing storm damage on a commercial building in Deer Park Storm damage can hit you with fire damage, water damage, and mold damage. Be prepared to call SERVPRO to take control back when the worst happens.

Deer Park and its neighbors are no strangers to bad weather.

We have seen tornadoes, blizzards, and other heavy storms. Heavy rains, lightning, and strong winds can tear buildings apart. With or without floods, the water can get into homes and businesses, warping walls and floors and support beams. Some storms have even resulted in a fire breaking out, which makes it twice as difficult to restore.

If disaster strikes, SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg fights back.

Call us at 847-526-0090 or reach out online.  SERVPRO will be ready to assess the damage and start the mitigating process.

SERVPRO prides itself on being Faster to any size disaster because our goal is to prevent secondary damage.

Lightning may cause primary damage by causing a fire or destroying part of a roof, but the incoming rain leads to water damage, which continues to cause further damage until technicians remove the water.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg has advanced equipment and highly trained technicians who can:

  • remove hidden water from support beams, floors, and walls
  • repair water damage
  • remove soot and smoke
  • control odor

If a storm in Deer Park causes county or state-wide damage, we can call on help from our SERVPRO network with over 1700+ franchises across the United States or Canada.

When nature unleashes destruction, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is ready to team up with you to get your life back to normal. Our goal is to make your property look “Like it never even happened.”

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

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

SERVPRO is a Leader in Storm Restoration for Hoffman Estates

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician speaking with homeowner about storm damage. Storm can wreak havoc on your life, but SERVPRO fights back.

When storm damage ravishes our area, SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is proud to serve Hoffman Estates.

Whenever damage strikes your home or business, our team members are trained to address the damage and get your life back on track. SERVPRO is comprised of over 1,700 franchises across the country. Our team is IICRC certified and we are leaders in the restoration industry.

Why us?

  • We will make your disaster “Like it never even happened.”
    • Water damage gets worse with time and its sidekick (mold) can be just as destructive on its own. Smoke and soot from fire damage can also cause ongoing harm with time.

Emergencies don't operate on convenient schedules and neither do we.

  • SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is available 24/7 and all 365 days each year. We aim to prevent further damage.

Training


  • Technicians earn certification throughout their careers, with continuing education to ensure they learn the latest techniques and can use the most advanced equipment.
  • Team members are trained in:
    • Mitigating mold
    • Removing water
    • Remediating fire, smoke, and water damage
    • Cleaning materials from brick to wood to textiles


Community

  • SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is part of Hoffman Estates. No job is too small. We also have the resources of a national network.

We work directly with your insurance so you can focus on the people. We pride ourselves with happy customers. Read the reviews.

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

Why SERPVRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg is your go-to Cleanup & Restoration Company

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

photo of a water disaster Don't go it alone. Remember to call SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg if disaster strikes!

Why SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg?

SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the Cleanup & Restoration industry. SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg is your local restoration company with a national collection of resources. In order to meet your every need, we provide both 24/7 Emergency Service as well as scheduled estimates and projects. We pride ourselves in being service providers for not only Barrington and Schaumburg, but the following towns and areas as well:

  • Hoffman Estates
  • Lake Barrington
  • North Barrington
  • Lake Barrington
  • South Barrington
  • Lake Zurich
  • Inverness
  • Deer Park

SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg is always Here to Help make your disasters and cleanup needs “Like it never even happened.” We service both residential and commercial properties. We are also the Preferred Vendor for many National and Local Insurance companies. We are “Faster to any size disaster” with advanced technology and highly trained technicians available at all hours. No job is too big or too small for SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg. We are here for you no matter what. Give us a call today at (847) 526-0090

Fire Evacuation Plans for Your Business

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

photo of a commercial space experiencing fire/smoke Know what to do if disaster strikes.

Safety First

Everyone should know exactly what to do in the event of a fire.  A proper evacuation plan for your business is important for several reasons. Whether you are a restaurant owner, contractor or manufacturer, you should be well prepared.

To prepare for the eventuality of a fire, it is not enough to have fire extinguishers (although this is a good start). You should take all possible preventive measures to avoid a fire, but also put a place a plan in case of disaster. Start by imagining possible scenarios and then create a plan that addresses each one.

Establish roles and responsibilities, such appointing an inhouse Chief fire warden. This employee has overall responsibility for a fire event. Next you must make sure you have a communication plan. Designate someone such as an assistant fire warden whose primary job is to disseminate information to all if a fire did occur. Make sure the meeting points are far away from the building and train staff on the protocols and procedures to follow in the event of a fire.

Once all are evacuated, a designated employee needs to check that all employees are out of the building and accounted for. In addition to setting up a plan in the event of a fire, you can take other steps in your business to reduce the risk of such a disaster. Regularly inspect your tools, clean your equipment well, and do it often. Make sure all heating equipment is installed and maintained by a technician.

What are Ice Dams?

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of icicles on the edge of a roof with snow collected behind it, the signs of an ice dam issue Know what to look for when it comes to a possible ice dam.

Understanding Ice Dams

During the winter and stormy months, you may experience an ice dam. Ice dams are the formation of ice on the top edge of a house or building that prevents melting snow from draining off the roof. Ice dams happen because your home generates heat, and this heat naturally melts the snow on the shingles which then turns into water. The water then freezes on the edges of the roof due to the weather being so cold and the eaves not receiving any heat because it is hanging off the side of the house. The ice dam then traps snow onto the roof, which can cause the inside of your home once it starts to melt with nowhere to go but down into the shingles.

If trapped melted snow does make its way through your shingles and into your home- that’s when it can cause water damage. In order to prevent these issues and stop ice dams from forming, one can remove snow from the roof. When removing the ice and snow from the roof, do not use an ax or sharp object as it could do more damage. Instead, you should use an object like a mallet. After the snow and ice have been removed, the gutters and downspouts need to be cleared. If you fall victim to an ice dam which then leads to water damage inside of your home, call SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg.

Tips for Preventing Your Pipes from Freezing

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

example photo of a frozen pipe that has cracked, meaning when it starts to unfreeze there will be water spilling out Be sure to keep an eye on your pipes this winter!

Prevention is Key

During the wintertime, we see the most water losses from pipes that freeze over and then burst. SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg is here to provide you with a few tips this season to keep this from happening.

  1. Let the water Drip from the faucet. Running water through the pipes, even in small amounts, helps prevent them from freezing over.
  2. The thermostat; make sure to keep a close eye on it as the temperature alert threshold for when pipes start freezing is around 20 degrees.
  3. Keep your cabinets open. A good amount of your pipes are under cabinets, so keep the doors open so the warmth of the house can keep your pipes warmer.
  4. Seal all openings around any exposed piping, especially if that opening is letting in cold air.
  5.  Make sure areas such as your basement and attic are well insulated to keep pipes warm. Pipes can also be fitted with foam rubber to help reduce the chances of freezing.

Keep your pipes on your mind this winter. Check them regularly and follow these tips. If you do find yourself with a burst frozen pipe leaving you with water damage, remember the trained technicians at SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg are here for you 24/7/365. Even if you’ve just got questions, please give us a call at (847) 526-0090. We're always here to help!

Biohazard Cleanups Should Be Left to the Professionals

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of a technician in personal protective equipment. Such as clothing, gloves, and a face mask/respirator Never handle biohazard cleanups alone. Always call SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg for any biohazard cleanup needs.

SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg Can Properly Handle Any Disaster

Whenever a biohazard occurs, it is imperative that the cleanup is done by trained professionals like our experienced technicians at SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg. A biohazard is when items or locations have been contaminated with hazardous waste, such as vomit, blood, feces, and other bodily fluids. Other forms of biohazard are animal waste, used needles, and anatomical waste. For the biohazardous articles to be disposed of appropriately, a person must be properly trained on how to handle the waste to ensure it is safely away from the general public. For example, individuals in the medical field are trained on how to place syringes and other items that can poke through skin in a sharps container. Also, all items that contain biohazard waste must be disposed of appropriately.

Our trained technicians not only know the protocols, but also are wearing protective equipment like personal protective clothing, gloves, and goggles. Anyone who tries to dispose of biohazardous materials without proper training or personal protective equipment (PPE) is risking numerous safety issues. One of these issues is legal as there are laws about how one must deal with such materials, including guidelines from OSHA. Certain diseases that a person has can be transmitted through biohazard waste. Therefore, it is imperative that biohazard cleanups are left to the professionals at SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg. If you are in need of a biohazard cleanup, call us today at (847) 526-0090.

What is a Puffback? 

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of an interior wall covered in soot The aftermath of a puffback isn’t pretty.

Furnace Puffbacks

A furnace puffback is when an explosion happens inside the burner chamber of a furnace. A puffback can cause quite a lot of damage to the heating system, let alone your family’s home. When a puffback does occur, it spits back a fine layer of soot all throughout your home that is very tedious to clean and should be left to the professionals at SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg.

What causes a puffback? It can be caused by a multitude of things, but most often it is caused by a lack of maintenance or cleaning of the furnace. Meaning, maintaining a dust-free oil heating system is imperative. Make sure you inspect your furnace annually and be on the lookout for strange noises or oil leaks and soot backup. If these things are occurring, make sure you have your system checked out by an HVAC technician.

If your furnace does produce a puffback and your home is left in a sheet of soot- SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg has the equipment, experience, and knowledge to return your home back to its pre-puffback condition. Remember, we are here to help 24/7/365 to make fire/smoke/soot damage “Like it never even happened.”

The Different Types of Storms

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of storm conditions on the road When a Storm is Near, Remember SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg is here.

Blizzards and Hurricanes and Tornadoes- Oh My!

There are numerous different types of storms, including blizzards, dust storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Some storms are similar, such as blizzards and dust storms. Both involve high winds moving many small particles through the air (snow for snowstorms and dust for dust storms). However, a dust storm is more likely in an arid location like a desert- we don’t see these in Barrington. While a dust storm may lead to breathing and lung difficulties if the dust is consumed over long periods of time, a blizzard can lead to hypothermia or frostbite if out in the elements for too long of a time.

Tornadoes and hurricanes are both high wind events leading to damage of property as they form in cylindrical patterns. With these storms, in addition to the high winds causing property damage as they push and move property around, they both can lead to heavy rain and flooding. The severe weather we see in Barrington are mostly that of tornadoes and blizzards. With winter approaching, remember that blizzards impact driving and could lead to treacherous travel conditions, and extreme cold weather health issues.

No matter what kind of storm hits, SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg is here for your storm damage restoration needs. As always, remember that when it comes to dangerous weather conditions and storm alerts- SAFETY FIRST.

Possible Causes of House Fires Around the Holidays

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of a safe home, decorated for the holidays with the fireplace going Keep Your Holidays Full of Cheer by Staying Safe

When we investigate the causes of house fires during the holidays, most people think of leaving the stove on after cooking, leaving candles lit at night, etc. However, when we delve deeper into the possibilities, that’s where we start to think about causes that didn’t initially come to mind.

Things such as the logs and embers from a fireplace escaping and spreading after not being properly extinguished. Also, because of the low temperature outside, we are forced into using electric gas heaters which can easily fail, combust or overheat. Ducted heating is another big issue that some people run into. If a filter or airway isn’t properly cleaned or emptied, the dust particles and buildup can ignite causing the ducts in the roof to engulf into flame. Electric blankets are also a common cause, a poorly manufactured one can overheat very easily, setting alight bed covers, clothing and even furniture. 

Another cause one might not think of is cell phones and electronics, especially those on or near a bed whilst charging. The heat generated from the charging battery can expose a fire risk as they dissipate heat while charging- making them a possible cause of a house fire. This can also be a year-round cause, but people are more likely to be in bed, under warm covers using their phones throughout the winter. The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but remember to not let that distract you from thinking of fire prevention.

Duct Cleaning in Commercial Spaces

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of commercial ductwork It’s Important to Maintain Clean Ducts in Your Commercial Buildings

Why is Commercial Duct Cleaning Important?

When visiting a business, a person should be able to assume they are in a clean environment, and that includes having clean air. For the air to be ideal, the ductwork for the heating and air conditioning unit must be clean.

There are numerous reasons to have clean ducts, but the most important is the air quality in the establishment. If you have dirty ducts, particles that settle in the ductwork can be sent throughout the building which can increase the number of bacteria, mildew and other irritants. Without proper and regular duct cleaning, diseases can spread, people with breathing difficulties can have more problems, and there could be an increase in odors as smells are spread throughout the business.

It benefits the company to keep the ductwork clean as it improves the lifespan of the heating and air conditioning units as fewer things blow into them and they have increased airflow to keep all parts working properly. Also, if the ductwork is clean, the unit will run more efficiently. 

When the ducts are clean it makes the air more breathable, the unit will last longer, and it saves money on energy. When they are not clean and properly maintained, it leads to disease, smells, more energy usage, and more equipment malfunctions.

If your Barrington, Inverness, Schaumburg, Lake Zurich or Deer Park commercial space needs a proper duct cleaning, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg today at 847-526-0090.

SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg Can Properly Remediate Mold from Your Home

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of mold growth on a wall Never handle mold alone, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg.

Leave Mold Cleanup & Restoration to the Professionals

Mold can grow just about anywhere if the environment is right. It thrives in dark places that are moist and warm. Mold is commonly found where there are leaks, where condensation builds up, or in areas with poor ventilation. It’s very common that you might have mold in your home from previous moisture exposure, and you are unaware. It is wise to check in hard to reach areas, such as in crawl spaces and in the attic.

If found, mold not only damages your home’s structure and contents, but it can also negatively affect your health. It is especially dangerous for people with allergies or breathing problems, as mold can produce allergens and irritants. Unfortunately, some of these can be toxic and can make people sick. Trying to clean or remediate mold and mold damage yourself may prove to be tricky. You might think you got rid of the problem, but most times one lacks the proper knowledge to remove the mold correctly and permanently, and the problem will persist.

SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg will not only remediate the mold but more importantly, we are able to find where the actual source (often moisture) is coming from. Our trained professionals will then be able to fix the problem once and for all. If the mold has already caused structural damage, we are more than capable of restoring your property to its pre-mold condition.

What to Do When the Pipes Burst in Hoffman Estates

11/29/2019 (Permalink)

City street with snow on the ground What to Do When the Pipes Burst in Hoffman Estates

Home and business owners in Hoffman Estates can do all of the right things and still end up with burst pipes. In subzero weather, even interior pipes can burst. Weakened seams or bends may succumb to pressure from any type of clog. When you have flood or water damage, call SERVPRO® of Barrington/N. Schaumburg immediately. Since we can't be there before you hang up the phone, there are some things you can do.

When the Pipes Break in Hoffman Estates:

  • Before there is an emergency, know where the water main is located
  • The water main is usually under the kitchen sink or outside the building
  • When the water starts gushing out of a burst pipe, turn off the water
  • There will still be water in the pipes, so you need to drain that water:
    • flush each toilet at least once
    • run cold water from all taps
    • turn off taps once the cold water is drained
    • shut off the hot-water heater
    • run the taps for the hot water
    • turn off the taps once the hot water is drained
  • Call a plumber
  • Start cleaning up the water to prevent water damage
  • If there is standing water, mold, or you don't know whether there is hidden water damage, call SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg

We are Faster to any size disaster.®

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

Link: https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/skills-and-know-how/plumbing/what-to-do-if-a-pipe-bursts-fire-erupts-or-a-flood-happens-in-your-home-pictures

Prepare Your Business for a Winter Storm in Hoffman Estates.

11/29/2019 (Permalink)

Warehouse with racks full of boxes Prepare Your Business for a Winter Storm in Hoffman Estates.

Hoffman Estates knows how devastating winter storms can be. Storm damage and water damage can be especially harsh on small- or medium sized businesses; the Small Business Administration estimates that 25% of such businesses never recover after a disaster forces them to close. SERVPRO® of Barrington/N. Schaumburg wants Hoffman Estates businesses to thrive and is sharing these tips for preventing the worst. 

Preventing Storm Damage in Hoffman Estates.

  • Make sure your employees will be safe:
    • sign up for text alerts from the business and from local weather alert services
    • encourage them to keep emergency kits at home and in their cars
    • keep emergency supplies available
    • encourage employees to stay at home or to leave early enough to avoid the storm
  • Get updates on weather from your local stations or the National Weather Service
  • Have insurance that covers against winter hazards such as high winds, water damage from melting ice, and other storm damage
  • Arrange for snow and ice removal to prevent them from accumulating on roofs, sidewalks, and entry ways
  • Prepare against freezing pipes
  • Post contact for plumbers, vendors, customers, any building contractors
  • Prepare for internet or power outages by having all contact information available offline
  • Winter is not gentle in Hoffman Estates so you may need extra insulation to protect manufacturing equipment, telecommunications, or computers.

If storm damage or water damage strikes your business, Call SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg right away. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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

Links: https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/prepare-your-business-winter-storm

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/oem/supp_info/alertready/winter_preparedness-duringwinterstormandextremecold.html

Keep Your Animals Safe in Winter Storms

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

Group of dogs against a blue sky Keep Your Animals Safe in Winter Storms

Animal lovers in Hoffman Estates want to be sure their pets are safe in storms.  SERVPRO® of Barrington/N. Schaumburg brings these tips from the Red Cross and others to keep your four-legged friends happy and well.

Protect Your Pets from Winter in Hoffman Estates:

  • Sight and scent cues are harder to keep in the winter, so make sure your pets have tags, chips, or other identification
  • More dogs are lost during the winter than any other season so do not let your dog’s off the leash in a storm
  • If there is a storm or it is cold, keep the pets indoors
  • Clean up antifreeze as it can be fatal to mammals that drink it
  • Let your dogs' coats grow in the winter
  • When your pets come in from winter weather, wipe off the paws, legs, and stomach to get rid of salt, ice, and dangerous chemicals
  • Make sure that outdoor enclosures are insulated and away from the wind
  • Do not let ice or snow drifts block access to shelter, food or water
  • Older animals are (like older people) more sensitive to cold and damp than younger ones
  • When you prepare your own emergency kit, prepare ones for the animals
  • If you evacuate, bring the pets because you don't know how long you will be gone
  • Arrange for the safety of larger animals that can't come indoors
  • Shelters have to allow service animals, but not pets
  • Check ahead of time which shelters or motels allow pets

If storm damage hits your Hoffman Estates home, call SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg 24/7.  We will repair your home “Like it Never Even Happened.

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

Link: https://www.weather.gov/mqt/petsafety

Winter Storm Preparation and Tips

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of a person stuck in a winter storm. Preparation is key, especially during the colder months in Barrington/ North Schaumburg.

Winter is Coming to Barrington/ North Schaumburg!

Winter storms are usually known to be closing in days in advance, allowing everyone to make last-minute preparations for the predicted storm. However, it is always wise to be generally prepared for any possible future winter storm.

Here are a few examples of storm preparation tips and essential items:

A flashlight with extra batteries will be a lifesaver if a power outage leaves you in the dark. This allows you to find other essential items you should be keeping on hand. For example: blankets, gloves, boots in case you need to go outside, and other items to keep you comfortable without heat or power.

If you have a fireplace, extra firewood is key for both heat and light. If you are lucky enough to have a generator, keep extra gas safely stored. These gloves, boots, and flashlights will come in handy here as wood, gas, and generators are typically stored outside the home. 

Last but certainly not least, fresh water and nonperishable food items that do not require preparation are essential to keeping up your energy in case you become unable to travel due to snow or other harsh weather conditions.

For more information on what should be in your disaster preparedness kit, click here.

Develop an Emergency READY Profile for Your Business

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Example of what the SERVPRO ready plan website looks like SERVPRO Emergency READY Profiles are a vital part of any business’s contingency plan.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

Did you know 50% of businesses never reopen after a disaster? Of the businesses that do survive, the majority had a preparedness plan in place.

Most businesses do have some sort of a contingency plan in place- but very few have ones focused primarily on disaster recovery and incident response.

SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg offers complimentary Emergency READY Profiles for your businesses and commercial properties. With the Emergency READY Profile, you can know that you are “Ready for whatever happens.” Whether the disaster is man-made or natural, Having an ERP in place can help minimize business interruption and cut remediation costs. This is because within the profile contains all critical building information, a detailed facility list including shut-off valve locations with photos, priority areas, priority contact information and more.

To schedule your complimentary ERP for your business or commercial property, call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg and ask to make an appointment for one of our specialists to come down to your business to compile your free customized Emergency READY Profile.

Remember, knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation.

Call (847) 526-0090 to schedule a walk-through to have your personalized Emergency READY Profile compiled today!

Prevent Toilet Overflows in Hoffman Estates

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

toilet bowl on tile floor Prevent Toilet Overflows in Hoffman Estates

Overflowing pantries and gift baskets in Hoffman Estates are delightful. Overflowing toilets --- not so much. Sometimes, the water in the bowl gets too high, and the next flush sends it gushing to the bathroom floor. The outflow could be a sudden rush of regular water. The outflow could be far worse. SERVPRO® of Barrington/N. Schaumburg is sharing tips to prevent such a mess.

Keep Hoffman Estate's Toilets from Overflowing:

  • Shop towels, hunks of hair, cat litter, and other products can clog the toilet
  • Even toilet paper can clog a toilet if there is too much of it
  • Flush in large batches if there is large amount of material
  • Low-flow toilets save water and try patience – hold the handle down for a couple of extra seconds to make sure that there is enough water
  • If the water in the toilet bowl is high, use a plunger to clear the drain
  • Don't wait until the water is up to the bowl's rim – the water will have nowhere to go except the floor
  • If a plunger doesn't work, call a plumber

Even the cleanest water will not stay clean for long. If there is any reason to suspect hidden water (musty smell, mold, wet ceilings in the rooms below), call  SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg. We're always available, and we'll fix the damage “Like it never even happened.

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

Link: https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/skills-and-know-how/plumbing/what-to-do-if-a-pipe-bursts-fire-erupts-or-a-flood-happens-in-your-home-pictures

Prevent Frozen Pipes in Hoffman Estates

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Snowy mountains with clouds surrounding them Prevent Frozen Pipes in Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates knows freezing weather. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg knows that freezing weather can lead to burst pipes. The water damage from burst pipes is huge: every year burst pipes damage a quarter of million homes and offices (Federal Emergency Management Association).  SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg hopes these tips will prevent burst pipes.

How to Prevent Burst Pipes in Hoffman Estates                                     

  • Get ready before the coldest weather hits –  pipes may burst when the temperatures top out at 20 degrees F
  • Make sure there is enough insulation in the walls where there are pipes
  • Wrap pipes with several inches of pipe insulation
  • Plug up all drafts
  • Don't freeze inside for the sake of economy – the temperature should be at least 55 degrees F, even while people are sleeping or away from the home or office
  • Even dripping water will prevent pipes from freezing
  • Keep doors to uninsulated areas closed

If the pipes do burst, call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg right away. We're available 24/7.                                                                                                                           

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

Link: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm/frozen-pipes.html

Prevent Toilet Overflows in Hoffman Estates

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

toilet bowl on tile floor Prevent Toilet Overflows in Hoffman Estates

Overflowing pantries and gift baskets in Hoffman Estates are delightful. Overflowing toilets --- not so much. Sometimes, the water in the bowl gets too high, and the next flush sends it gushing to the bathroom floor. The outflow could be a sudden rush of regular water. The outflow could be far worse. SERVPRO® of Barrington/N. Schaumburg is sharing tips to prevent such a mess.

Keep Hoffman Estate's Toilets from Overflowing:

  • Shop towels, hunks of hair, cat litter, and other products can clog the toilet
  • Even toilet paper can clog a toilet if there is too much of it
  • Flush in large batches if there is large amount of material
  • Low-flow toilets save water and try patience – hold the handle down for a couple of extra seconds to make sure that there is enough water
  • If the water in the toilet bowl is high, use a plunger to clear the drain
  • Don't wait until the water is up to the bowl's rim – the water will have nowhere to go except the floor
  • If a plunger doesn't work, call a plumber

Even the cleanest water will not stay clean for long. If there is any reason to suspect hidden water (musty smell, mold, wet ceilings in the rooms below), call  SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg. We're always available, and we'll fix the damage “Like it never even happened.

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

Link: https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/skills-and-know-how/plumbing/what-to-do-if-a-pipe-bursts-fire-erupts-or-a-flood-happens-in-your-home-pictures

Save Lives by Using Smoke Detectors in Hoffman Estates

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

A smoke detector covered in ashes from fire damage, with a new battery laying next to it. Save Lives and prevent fire damage by using smoke detectors in Hoffman Estates.

Fire can strike anywhere in Hoffman Estates. That’s why SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg encourages people to use smoke detectors. The National Fire Protection Association found that smoke detectors are a major reason that fire deaths have decreased so much.

Hoffman Estates Should Know:

  • Smoke alarms provide enough warning for people to leave the building
  • Most fatal fires take place when people are asleep
  • The smell of smoke is not enough to wake a sleeping person
  • Nearly 60% of deaths from home fires occurred in homes without working smoke detectors
  • Place smoke detectors high on the wall or on the ceiling
  • The NFPA and the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) recommend detectors that alert the fire department
  • Close doors to keep fire, heat, and smoke from spreading
  • The NFPA recommends a system that links all the smoke detectors together so that when one alarm sounds a warning, they all do
  • There should be at least one smoke alarm on every floor of a home or building
  • Every bedroom should have its own smoke detector
  • Replace the batteries once a year, such as a birthday or January 1st
  • Test each smoke detector every month by using its test button
  • Replace every smoke detector 10 years from its manufacture
  • When a smoke alarm goes off, implement your escape plan

We hope you never need recovery from smoke damage or from fire damage, but SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Here to Help®. 

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

Links: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/smoke_alarms.html

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/technology/smoke_fire_alarms.html

Fire Prevention in Hoffman Estates

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

A single candle burning in the dark. Avoid fire damage in Hoffman Estates.

Hoffman Estates can practice fire prevention by learning home and business safety.

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) warns that a small flame can turn into a major fire within 30 seconds. Flames and smoke can fill your home or business within mere minutes. While SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg can help you recover from fire damage, we hope you never need this help.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants to prevent fire damage by preventing fires.

Preventing Fire and Smoke Damage in Hoffman Estates:

  • Keep anything that can catch fire at least 3 feet away from heat sources such as candles stovetops, fireplaces, or heaters
  • Items that can catch fire include food, paper, cloth, & wood
  • Keep kids at least 3 feet away from all heat sources
  • Never use the oven as a space heater
  • Turn off portable heaters & put out flames when leaving the room or sleeping
  • If you use a fireplace, have the chimney inspected & cleaned once a year
  • Let fireplace ashes cool before removing them to a metal container  
  • Test smoke alarms once a month
  • Pay attention to the cooking

SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg encourages everyone to keep at least 1 fire extinguisher at home and at a business.

Remember, Hoffman Estates: The USFA noted that fire moves quickly. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 when you are outside the home or office.

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

Links:

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

Stats on Businesses Reopening After a Disaster in Deer Park

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

The letters FEMA on an official U.S. Department of Homeland Security form laid on an American flag. Knowing some common causes of commercial fires can help you avoid disaster.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) over 40% of businesses do not reopen after a disaster such as a storm, fire, or water damage, or other disruption. Of those that do reopen, it is estimated that only 29% of those remain open after two years.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants you to be aware of the causes of fire damage and fire injuries so that you can help prevent them.

Top Causes of Commercial Fires in the Deer Park area are:

  • Equipment: Almost 38% of business fires start from faulty equipment or from mis-used equipment. Some materials can catch fire or explode when exposed to heat
  • Carelessness: Remember to cover light bulbs, turn off equipment at the end of the day, and to replace frayed cords
  • Cooking is a main cause of fire(s): Be aware of distractions while cooking. It only takes a moment of being away from your cooking source for a fire to break out.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants you to remember that the best way to fight fire damage or smoke damage in Deer Park is prevention.

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

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/assets/documents/89510

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/firesafety/

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/statistics/nonres_bldg_fire_estimates.pdf

Thunderstorm preparedness in Inverness

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

Lighting striking through the sky. Although you cannot prevent thunderstorms, you can prepare for them.

Many people love sitting on their porch to watch a beautiful thunderstorm take place. While this can be enjoyable, SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants you to remember they can become very dangerous.  They can cause severe damage to your home, property, or business in Inverness.

Thunderstorms include lightning and can:

  • Include winds over 50 MPH
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash floods
  • Cause tornadoes

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg knows you cannot prevent a thunderstorm, but you can prepare:

  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Inverness
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system
  • Cut down or trim trees that may fall on your home or office
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg repeats the warning, “When thunder roars, go indoors”.  You don’t have to wait for the thunder.

If there is a thunderstorm warning, go inside. Once there:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones in office or home
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings

If you can’t get inside a building:

  • If you are swimming or in a boat, get to land immediately. Find shelter
  • If you are in a car, don’t touch anything metal
  • “Turn around. Don’t Drown. '' Avoid flooded roads. 6 inches of moving water can knock you down. One foot of moving water can sweep away your car.

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

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1527866280447-8ee0ba123e9a7b91c75b97dfb62cb657/ThunderStorm_May2018.pdf

The Best Fire Damage Control is Prevention in Barrington

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Fireman standing by fire truck with image saying "Turn your Attention to fire prevention written on sidebar. Tips to prevent fires from breaking out in your Barrington home.

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg knows that the best fire control is fire prevention in North Barrington. The U.S. Fire Administration reports that a small flame can turn into a major fire in just 30 seconds. Flames and smoke can fill the house in just a few minutes. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg will help you recover from fire damage; however, we hope you never need that kind of help.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg shares these Tips for Fire Prevention: Overview

  • Items that can catch fire include dish towels, oven mitts, paper, curtains, wooden spoons, decorations
  • Heat sources include light bulbs, fireplaces, stove tops, furnaces, candles, or electric heaters.
  • Keep items that can catch fire at least 3 feet away from heat sources
  • Keep kids at least 3 feet away from heat sources
  • Turn off heat sources when you leave the home or go to bed
  • Never use the oven as a heater
  • Have the fireplace chimney inspected & cleaned once a year

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg suggests you keep one or more fire extinguishers available and remember that fire is fast. If there is a fire in North Barrington, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 911 from outside the home.

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

Links:

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

Roof Tarps Help Water Damage in Lake Zurich

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Tarp covering water damage on the roof of a Lake Zurich home. Protecting a damaged roof during rainfall can prevent further damage.

If you live in Lake Zurich, you know that you might experience almost any kind of weather at any time of the year. With this in mind, there is a chance you could be forced to deal water damage to your home. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg knows that anything can happen without much warning. For example, if you have a small leak in your roof, you need to be extremely cautious as to how you handle it, because if we do experience a heavy rainfall, that small leak could turn into an emergency really quick.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is ready to help if you need us, but we also want you to be prepared. If you notice a roof leak, you could try to make a temporary leak patch using something like plywood and some roofing tar, but if you still have a leak and want to call the professionals, we are ready and able to tarp your roof to get through the storm. After the weather has cleared, we can return to repair both the roof and any damage you experienced from excess water.

Don’t let storms in Lake Zurich get you down. SERVPRO is “ready for whatever happens.”

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

Tips for Staying Safe During a Storm in Deer Park

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Lightning causing storm damage to an office building in Deer Park. Stay away from windows during a lightning storm in Deer Park.

A few common safety rules and precautions state that the public should generally try to stay inside of a safe area or building when a lightning storm or thunderstorm occurs. There are many commercial buildings in Deer Park.  SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants to share the following safety tips for staying safe during a thunderstorm while inside of a commercial building:

  • Pay attention to all alerts and warnings, as a thunderstorm can develop into a tornado if powerful enough
  • Avoid running water if possible since electricity can travel through plumbing
  • Stay away from all windows or glass walls, especially during a lightning storm

Since weather is unpredictable and can change in an instant without much warning in Deer Park, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants you to consider the following tips:

  • If the commercial building has a basement or storm cellar, head there immediately
  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck in the event of flying debris or shattered windows
  • Do not leave the safe area until the local alerting system says it is safe to do so

Remember, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is here to help. Our trained team members will show up ready to go and can assist in cleanup and restoration after a thunderstorm, lightning storm and even a tornado has caused storm damage, water damage, or fire damage.

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

Link: https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

Who Should I Use for Restoration Purposes in Barrington

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trucks and vans and a SERVPRO 24/7 sign. Let SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg restore your damage to its preloss condition.

Who should I use?

If you find yourself in an emergency situation from a water, fire, smoke, or other type of damage, a quick response from a restoration company can help to put your mind at ease. In cases where a home or business structure in South Barrington is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is the-fast-response you need to get relief.  Chaotic situations can be handled or endured in an orderly fashion with professionals and the right tools applied. When you must choose your clean-up/restoration specialist, you are likely considering a few important things:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

SERVPRO is the answer.

In a problematic and possibly chaotic situation in South Barrington, remember, we’re here to help.  SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg will send in trained professionals who will be prepared with the right type of equipment to begin your restoration process, making your loss “Like it never even happened.”

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

Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fire in Hoffman Estates

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Upset woman with serious expression due to flames bursting up on cooking stove. Fire damage and smoke damage can happen at any time. Please use caution in the kitchen.

Many people are not aware that cooking equipment is a leading cause of fire damage and fire injuries in homes across America. In fact, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg  wants you to understands that some fires in Hoffman Estates could be avoided by practicing fire safety in the kitchen.

To help prevent fire damage, SERVPRO of  Barrington/North Schaumburg shares these tips.

Be aware:

  • Many kitchen items can catch fire, including: dish towels, oven mitts, recipes, wooden tools, and loose clothing
  • Never operate the stove or oven when you are tired or have been drinking alcohol
  • If you are frying, broiling, grilling, or boiling food, stay in the kitchen. If you leave, even for a short time, turn off the heat
  • Keep flammable items at least three feet from the stove top
  • Do not allow children within two to four feet of the stove or oven
  • If you must leave the house while cooking of any kind, turn off the heat sources

Remember that fire is fast. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 from outside your Hoffman Estates home.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg reminds you that fire prevention is the best strategy against fire damage. If you would like to learn about more ways to prevent fires in your home, please visit https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/ for more information.

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

Different Types of Extinguishers in Barrington

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Cartoon man with a fireman’s cap on holding a fire extinguisher looking at a “Fire Extinguisher Guide.” Don't take chances with fire. If it cannot be put out easily, immediately evacuate the building.

All of us at SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg hope your home and business are able to stay safe from fire.  If the worst happens, we are experts in cleaning fire damage and smoke damage.

Just to be safe, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg recommends you keep, maintain, and know how to use fire extinguishers. 

A fire-extinguisher may prevent fire damage and smoke damage from spreading throughout the office or commercial building.

If you see a small fire you might be able to take care of it yourself by using the following tips. If you have any worries, you and everyone else should leave the office and call 9-1-1 when you are outside.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants you to know that you can try to fight a small fire only if:

  • You can get to the fire extinguisher quickly. Fire is fast. Fire damage and smoke damage are less painful than personal injuries
  • You have the right class of fire extinguisher
  • You know how to use the fire extinguisher

FEMA Describes the Types of Commercial Fire Extinguishers:

Classes A, B, and C fire extinguishers are found in both homes and businesses

  • Class A is for cloth, wood, and paper
  • Class B is for liquids that can burst into flame or explode, such as grease, gasoline, oil, or oil-based paints
  • Class C is for electrical equipment like computers, tools, or anything else that is plugged in
  • Most home-improvement stores sell multi-purpose fire extinguishers: Classes A:B:C
  • Class D is for metals that can burst into flame.  Class D fire extinguishers are usually needed only in some factories
  • Class K is for vegetable and animal oils and fats that are in cooking appliances.  Commercial kitchens (restaurants, cafeterias, catering businesses) often use them

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

Links:

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

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/extinguishers.html

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation in Hoffman Estates

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Man and Woman Looking at Mold on Wall Understanding the difference in mold removal and mold remediation.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg shares the differences in mold removal and mold remediation. Understanding that microscopic mold spores exists almost everywhere naturally, helps us to know while we are able to remediate mold and the damage it causes, it is impossible to entirely remove mold from a structure. Mold is always present, but not always destructive.

Mold, once exposed to moisture, can begin growing into colonies within 48 hours. Moisture sources that help mold grow include windows, air conditioning/heating units, leaks, pets, and even clothing materials. If you suspect destructive mold growing in your home or office, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg shares these tips from FEMA:

  • First, stay protected by ventilating the area where mold is present
  • Wear protective gear such as gloves, a mask, and eye protection
  • Throw out whatever mold has destroyed, if you can do so safely
  • Identify materials that have been exposed to moisture for over 24-48 hours
  • Keep humidity below 50%
  • Finally, let SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg come to your Hoffman Estates location to remediate the mold safely and get your home or business back to normal.

While we cannot prevent mold from happening, we can remediate the damage making it “Like it never even happened.”

An Important Note:

By law, only licensed professionals can remediate large areas. A “large area” is 10 square feet or more per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.)

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

Why SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg? 24/7 Response!

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

When pipes freeze or burst, the water damage that happens can be quickly addressed by SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg.

No Matter How Cold it is, SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg is Ready to Help

When extreme weather happens, especially cold temperatures, property is at risk to all manner of damage.  Frozen pipes, pipe breaks, water leaking, loss of heating or water, and more.  Any of these forms of damage can be addressed by SERVPRO.

Water related damage is one of the most common forms of damage during extreme cold temperatures. Exterior pipes can freeze, water lines can burst from freezing, and water may leak out of clogged lines.  When these cold weather events happen in the dead of winter SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg prepares our staff for a rise in calls, as well as calls at all hours. 

When pipes freeze or burst and you need a professional response quickly, call SERVPRO of Barrington/N. Schaumburg at 847-526-0090.

When winter storms arrive, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg Responds

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can help recover from ice storms, heavy snow, or other forms of winter damage.

Winter time in the Midwest can deliver some serious weather, and with that often comes property damage.  From ice dams, to snow covered roofs and fallen trees, all of these weather related problems demand fast attention, especially when the temperature can be extremely low and your home is exposed to the elements.

From Board-Up to Mitigation to Rebuild

When choosing SERVPRO, you are partnering with a restoration company who not only has experience delivering all forms of restoration service, but we also understand the situation that you’re in.  If your home or office is damaged and exposed to the outside elements, you want it sealed quickly, cleaned up, repaired and back to normal quickly and properly.  That’s what we do.  We live in the area as well, so we understand the need to have your home stabilized and repaired, especially in the middle of an Illinois winter.

If winter has delivered damage to your home, call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg to help: (847) 526-0090

SERVPRO of Barrington has Emergency Equipment for Property Damage Ready

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

After a fire, water or other damage happens at your home or commercial facility, our shelves and vehicles have the equipment needed to help you.

You can count on SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg when the unexpected happens. We will respond to any type of property damage to help you recover quickly. Our crews have the experience and training to respond to all manner of damage, with equipment and vehicles prepared to respond to fire, water or other damage. As an emergency response company, we are ready to help 24/7.  Fires, water damage and property damage doesn’t keep a schedule, so our teams are always on standby.  

You never expect the unexpected to happen but it’s good to know that a SERVPRO is nearby and ready to respond to whatever situation happens. 

Call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg if you have experienced any of the following:

  • Fire Damage
  • Smoke or soot damage
  • Water damage
  • Mold discovered
  • Damaged property
  • Hazardous materials

For 24/7 emergency service, call (847) 526-0090

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can Provide all Types of Repairs

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

It’s not only major disasters and fires that SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg handles.

Damage can happen in different ways, from fires to wind driven rain or a flood.  There are also the types of damage that develop over time.  Perhaps you’re putting in new flooring or you replace a major appliance and discover mold or water damage.  What’s next?  Call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg to help. 

Testing, Cleaning and Repairs

If you discover mold or another form of water damage, SERVPRO can visit and determine the extent of the damage.  Depending on the type of damage, we can also perform cleaning and/or repairs to floors, walls or other parts of the structure.  We certainly provide more than fire and disaster repairs.

For assistance with cleaning or property damage repairs, call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg to help: (847) 526-0090

We can cover the floors as well. Repair floors, that is.

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Among the commercial cleaning equipment that SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg has on hand, we have specialty drying mats for flooring.

One of the misconceptions of restoration work is that everything is torn out and replaced.  This is not accurate.  Yes, we do need to tear out materials in many instances but not always.  SERVPRO corporate goes to great lengths to train our staff on the latest methods and educate team members on the types of equipment available to help restore faster and without creating extensive remodeling. 

Flooring Systems to Dry Water Damaged Wood Floors

Among the equipment available is a mat system that helps penetrate flooring and wood planks.  This system is designed direct dry air beneath and in between flooring panels to remove moisture and reduce the amount of damage to your floors.  When utilized, this system can save a great deal of time and money and help complete the restoration process faster.

After a fire or water damage, call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg to help: (847) 526-0090

SERVPRO of Barrington/ N. Schaumburg Will Help Keep Your Business Open

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

If your commercial property is impacted by a water or fire event, SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg helps you get back to business quickly.

When your property faces damage and business operations are interrupted, turn to SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg to help restore, recover and re-open. Offering full service restoration, we can handle all aspects of the response, from emergency board-up, to water or debris removal, cleaning, drying, and restoration, including rebuilding from the damage.

Helping Your Business and Recovering from Damage

We are a local business based in the Barrington/ North Schaumburg area and we understand that you need an immediate response with trained and professional staff working to get you restored quickly and accurately.  Responding 24/7, don’t hesitate to contact your local SERVPRO to help with any of 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
  • Any form of structural damage to your property

For help with your business or commercial property call SERVPRO of Barrington at (847) 526-0090

Can I save wet books, clothes or damaged personal items? Yes, SERVPRO can help.

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

After a fire, flood or other event at your home, SERVPRO can not only help dry or rebuild damaged property but we also clean your personal items.

Having a home damaged by a tragic event, such as a fire or flood, can be a very traumatic experience.  In many instances the property that was damaged is typically repaired close to, if not better, then when the event happened.  One of the things that many people dismiss or don’t realize, is that clothing and personal belongings can also be saved and repaired. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can help save your keepsakes and other cherished items.

Wedding Dress, Teddy Bear or Diploma

The smell of smoke after a fire is something that many people never forget.  You certainly don’t want to have that smell in your clothes or other personal items.  Another form of restoration that SERVPRO offers is to help salvage and recover personal items that simply can’t be replaced. In some instances, there are items that may never be the same, such as papers or books, as once paper gets wet it is never the same.  As for clothing or other textiles, those items can more often be cleaned, disinfected, dried and returned to you. If you have items, such as clothing, children’s toys, or other irreplaceable documents, let us see if we can help. 

For 24/7 emergency service, call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090.

How do you dry a wet basement? Call SERVPRO.

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Using commercial drying equipment and understanding drying are among the many reasons to call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg.

Remember that time you thought that you could fix it yourself?  Maybe it was an oil change in your car, fixing the jam in the garage door, or even cutting your child’s hair.  How did that go?  You probably found yourself at the barber explaining that you “just thought…”.  After those experiences many people realize that people who do that for a living are worth it.  The same can be said when it comes to your home and property damage.

How do I dry water in my house?

If you go online and try to find the secret to drying your home after a water damage, spoiler alert: there is no secret.  Every water damage is different and requires varying amounts of effort, equipment, time, and experience. If you merely place fans and expect the carpet to dry, you may be in for a surprise weeks later.  Did you also pull the baseboards? How do you dry the drywall?  Inside or behind the drywall? What did you use to actually dry, aside from a fan (hint: using just a fan isn’t drying)?

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg knows how to dry your home!

Commercial Damage Repairs by SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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.

Schaumburg, Lake Zurich and Barrington 8 Important Facts About Mold

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Growth

8 Facts About Mold

1) All molds can eventually create a health hazard. Exposure can result in symptoms such as allergic reactions, asthma and more.

2) Symptoms and reactions vary depending on the individual but generally children, elderly and people with respiratory or immune system problems.

3) Mold spores are everywhere within a home. Removing every mold spore is not possible. The best way to reduce mold growth is controlling the moisture level in the home.

4) Mold can create health issues even if it appears to be gone. Trying to kill mold with chemicals is never suggested.

5) Mold growth can be reduced or eliminated by reducing the humidity in the home.

6) Cleaning and drying water damaged property within 24-48 hours is crucial in preventing mold growth.

7) If you clean up large mold areas yourself, spores can become airborne and spread mold to previously unaffected areas. Engaging a professional mold remediation contractor to deal with areas of mold is highly recommended.

8) Cold surfaces with condensation have a higher chance of growing mold. Adding insulation can help prevent mold growth on surfaces such as windows, piping and floors.

For information about mold removal please contact SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week at (847) 526-0090. We are your local mold remediation specialist.

Barrington, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates - Common Mold Myths

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Spots

Everyone has their own interpretation of what mold is. There are many misconception over types of mold, the impact it has on our health, and how to properly remove it. Below are 4 common myths relative to mold.

#1: Bleach Kills Mold: Many people use bleach as a cheap mold removal solution in their homes. In practice bleach can only kill live mold not mold spores. Mold spores are left behind and mold will regrow as soon as food and water are present.

#2: Every Type of Mold is Toxic: Molds are present everywhere and only some molds can impact your health from short or longer term exposure while others are actually beneficial. Many molds in the natural environment help break down organic materials, allowing for other organisms to prosper.

#3: Don't Worry About Small Mold Spots: Small mold spots can grow larger and spread on organic surfaces and in heating and ventilation systems in your home. These spots should be addressed before they grow into a bigger problem.

#4: You Can Remove Mold Yourself: Many people who ultimately hire us to remediate the mold have tried and failed trying to remove the mold themselves. The fact is instead of saving money you may have made the issue worse and in fact increased the cost to properly remediate the mold problem. You should consult with a mold remediation professional before attempting to remediate the problem yourself.

For information on mold remediation or to schedule us to examine the problem and provide an estimate for remediation please contact us, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090. We are a 24 hour/7 days a week service company and we are here to help.

 

 

Air Duct Cleaning for Homes and Businesses in Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates and Barrington

11/29/2016 (Permalink)

Clean Ducts are Healthy and Save Energy

Saving Energy With Air Duct Cleaning: 

The air ducts in either a home or business building need maintenance and care in order to get the most out of your heating and cooling systems. Cleaning your air ducts on a regular basis gets dust, dirt and mold removed from system and thus causes the system to work more efficiently. Removing these foreign objects in your air ducts means the ducts will have far less obstructions and will allow the air to flow more freely and without as much energy. Any blockage, major or minor means the the system needs to work harder to circulate the air throughout your property. Without question air duct cleaning helps save energy but how do you know if you need to have them professionally cleaned?

Mold Growth: If you notice a moldy or musty smell coming from your air ducts there is a good chance that you have a mold infestation. Mold can develop when moisture gets caught in the air ducts, so it is imperative that an HVAC technician insects them.

Rodent Droppings or Insect Bodies: If you notice either of these things in your air ducts it probably calls for cleaning. Having these droppings in your ducts means that air is being circulated throughout your home or business and that insects could be nested in your air ducts.

Duct Blockage: If you notice a large amour of dirt or debris in your ducts it is a sign that your ducts should be cleaned.

Cleaning your air ducts is important to save energy and more importantly your health. You want to know that the air you are breathing is being ventilated through crisp and clean ducts.

For more information about cleaning you air ducts or to schedule service contact SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090 or www.SERVPRObarrington.com. We are available 24hours/7days a week and we are ready to restore or clean your home or business.

Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Barrington Air Duct Cleaning

10/24/2016 (Permalink)

Air duct cleaning before and after. Call today for your Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, or Barrington home or business

Getting your air ducts cleaned regularly has a wide variety of benefits. From saving energy to having more breathable air, there is almost no discussion that it should not be done. The topic that is up for debate is how often you should get them cleaned.

We suggest annual cleaning but the frequency could differ due to the following:

 - Are there smokers in the home or business?

 - Pets that shed lots of hair or dander?

 - Residents that have any allergies? They could greatly benefit from reducing the total mount of air pollutants in your home or business.

 - Recent renovations or remodeling your home or business?

 - Recently had a different occupant of your home?

All of these issues can create problems in your air ducts as well as increase the reasons you would benefit from air duct cleaning.

For information about cleaning your air ducts please SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090. We are a 24/7 business and we are here to help.

Barrington and Palatine - Why is Mold Growing in the Crawlspace or Basement

10/24/2016 (Permalink)

Palatine IL Basement Mold

Mold cannot grow without moisture or high humidity, so a thorough investigation is necessary to determine the cause of elevated moisture in the crawlspace or basement. In most cases several minor conditions have contributed to creating an major problem.

 - Gutter and downspout extensions. For every 1,500 square feet of roof and one inch of rain 1,000 gallons of water drain off the roof. If gutters do not catch the water or the downspout extensions do not carry the water at least 6 feet away, all of that rain water can find its way into the crawlspace or basement.

 - The drainage of the yard is sloped back toward the home and drains rainwater back into the crawlspace or basement.

 - The condensate drain form the HVAC system can deposit up to 20 gallons of water per day and is sometimes dumped at the edge of the foundation.

 - A small unnoticed plumbing leak.

 - Foundation cracks can allow groundwater into the crawlspace or basement.

 - Rain penetrations through the building envelope such as the seam where a porch joins the home, window or door openings, improperly installed siding or unsealed building exteriors.

- Dryer vents improperly ducted can introduce warm humid air into the crawlspace or basement.

 

Please call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090 for information about mold remediation for your crawlspace or basement.

Pepper Fest 2016

10/3/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg's tent at the second 2nd annual Pepper Fest in Lake Barrington, IL

On October 1, 2016 the Lake Barrington Business Development Council with the support of the Village of Lake Barrington held the second annual Pepper Fest.

Pepper Fest featured one half of a mile of family fun including shopping, crafts, food trucks, petting zoo, live music and much more. The event ran from 11;00am to 5;00pm. The featured bands were Chi Town Duo, Over Your Shoulder and BluesNiks,

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg had a tent and provided mini pumpkins for kids and adults alike to decorate with markers, stickers, glitter, eyeballs and other glue on items. One hundred pumpkins were decorated on this dreary rainy day.

While the weather was not pleasant everyone had a good time and enjoyed the event. The food, music and community spirt were all very good. We at SERVPRO of Barrington are proud to have been one of the sponsors of the event as a member of the Lake Barrington Business Development Council.

It is Imperative that IICRC Approved Fire Restoration be Implemented As Soon As Possible

9/30/2016 (Permalink)

Servpro of Barrington/North Schaumburg has staff on call to respond to a fire loss quickly. Our goal is to make it like, "It never even happened"

It is imperative that IICRC approved fire restoration procedures should be implemented as soon as possible after a home or business fire is out. SERVPRO of Barrington follows IICRC and SERVPRO approved procedures when cleaning up after a fire. The longer the delay in contacting us,the more opportunity there is for damage from water and smoke to intensify. It is surprising just how well restoration works in light of how destructive a fire can be. Depending on the damage, a home can often be restored to its pre-loss state. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg has a difficult task to perform but we are well equipped to return a home or business to its original condition.

The fire restoration process involves the repair of any structure damaged by smoke, fire or water. Carpets undergo a process to remove smoke odor. Sub floor materials undergo inspection for damage and may need to be replaced. Upholstery and curtains are subjected to a similar process. Furnishings are taken to an off site location and restored to pre-loss condition and stored until return is warranted. Through the cooperation of  the insurance company, SERVPRO and the insured the home or business can be restored and made safe once again.

A Water Restoration Technician has an Extremely Important Job

9/30/2016 (Permalink)

Servpro of Barrington/North Schaumburg is ready to respond quickly in your time of need

A water restoration technician has an extremely important job when a home is affected by excess moisture or fluid. Certified professionals in the industry can quickly reverse the extensive damage that a flood or sewage back flow can cause, and save as many items as possible in the process. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg employees are Certified Water Restoration Technicians by the IICRC. When dealing with contaminated fluids in the home or business, only certified professionals should be allowed to manage the cleanup. Attempting to perform cleanup efforts without expert assistance can lead to injury or illness, both of which can be severe.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg has technicians on call 24/7 and we are ready to respond at any time of the day or night as needed. Once on site we will quickly assess the situation and determine what items need immediate attention.

The home or business will be dried using a configuration of heavy duty air movers and dehumidifiers. The drying process will be constantly monitored and revisions to the configuration will be implemented as necessary.

Once the home is dried we generally the affected area will be treated with an anti-microbial chemical to help prevent mold growth.

Blood Should Be Cleaned Up Quickly

9/29/2016 (Permalink)

Rapid cleanup of Crime and Trauma Scenes are Important and Should be Handled by Professionals with Experience in Safe Blood Cleanup.

After an accident, crime, or suicide, blood at the scene can pose a major risk to anyone that comes in contact with it. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg are professionals in safe blood cleanup and we react quickly to get to the scene and get things cleaned up. Fast and safe cleanup is imperative for the safety of everyone at the scene. We service all of the Chicagoland area be we are located in the Barrington, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg area.

Blood is a biohazard that contains a range of pathogens that can be harmful to humans. Untrained people who handle blood could expose themselves to hepatitis, HIV, and a range of other dangerous blood-borne diseases. It is also important to clean up blood quickly to reduce the risk of additional property damage. The longer blood sits without being cleaned, the more it is able to permeate flooring and walls and increase the cleanup costs.

Also, crime scene cleanup of blood is important for emotional recovery. Bloodstains can cause traumatic responses in some people and quick cleanup helps prevent these painful responses.

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service to Inverness, Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg and Lake Zurich

9/23/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Inverness Barrington Hoffman Estates Schaumburg

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone 24/7 Ready to Help
Call Today - (847) 526-0090
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

Your name and contact information
Your insurance information (if applicable)
The street address of the water-damaged home or business
When did the flooding or water damage occur?
What caused the water damage (if known)?
Is there electricity available (on-site)?

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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For Immediate Service in Deer Park or North Barrington, Call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Deer Park. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

24-Hour Emergency Service
Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
Locally Owned and Operated
Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (847) 526-0090
Residential Services
Whether your Deer Park or North Barrington home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

Water Damage Restoration
Fire Damage Restoration
Mold Remediation
Storm Damage Restoration
Cleaning Services
Building/Reconstruction Services
Commercial Services
There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Deer Park or North Barrington commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: http://www.SERVPRObarringtonnorthschaumburg.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

Commercial Water Damage Restoration
Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Does Your Lake Barrington or Inverness Home Have A Mold Problem?

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

In Lake Barrington and Inverness, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Inverness Home

9/1/2016 (Permalink)

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Scvhaumburg is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg


SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Restoring Your Schaumburg Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event

9/1/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events in Schaumburg commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Faster to your Schaumburg Water Damage Event

9/1/2016 (Permalink)

Photo Caption: SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (847) 526-0090

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.


Hours 1 - 24:

Drywall begins to swell and break down.
Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
Furniture begins to swell and crack.
Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
A musty odor appears.
48 Hours to 1 Week:

Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
Metal begins to rust and corrode.
Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
Paint begins to blister.
Wood flooring swells and warps.
Serious biohazard contamination is possible.


More Than 1 Week:

Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.
About SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

When Storms or Floods hit Hoffman Estates SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Ready

9/1/2016 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg and the surrounding area

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

When storms hit Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg and the surrounding area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,716 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Need us right away? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg (847) 526-0090

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/15/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –(847) 526-0090

Hoffmans Estates Vandalism

8/11/2016 (Permalink)

The living room covered with garbage.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg was called in to clean up after a former tenant's vandalism in a townhouse in Hoffman Estates, IL. The entire townhouse was littered with trash and feces. Doors and walls were damaged. This townhouse required cleaning, sanitizing and de-odorizing to make it suitable for leasing again.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg can provide cleaning of homes and business, even if they aren't this bad. We can provide a one time deep cleaning, cleaning in preparation for listing a home for sale, prior to an event or a periodic cleaning as required.

Please call our office to arrange an appointment for us to meet and discuss your needs and how we can help. Our office number is (847) 526-0090 and it is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Honey tank explosion at a honey farm

8/11/2016 (Permalink)

Burned honey covering the walls and floor and damaged tank.

A honey tank overheated and exploded at a honey farm in Marengo, IL. SERVPRO was called in to cleanup and assess and repair the damage so the honey operations could resume. We performed this work in conjucntion with another SERVPRO franchise to insure rapid response and completion. We were onsite at the agreed time and started work immediately after assessment of the damage and preparing before photos and scoping the job.

At SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg no job is too difficult for us to figure and and complete. Our staff is the best trained in the industry and we have access to our own chemists that oversee the development of SERVPRO products.

Please call us with you specialty or unusually cleaning needs. Our office phone is answered 24/7, please call us at (847) 526-0090 at any time.

Flooded Basement

8/10/2016 (Permalink)

Extracting water from a rug in a flooded basement

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Barrington area basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - (847) 526-0090

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the tust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (847) 526-0090

Sewer Backup in Hoffman Estates Office Building

8/10/2016 (Permalink)

We respond to and handle water damage emergencies in both residential and commercial settings. This photo depicts a water damage loss in an office.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help

Call Today - (847) 526-0090

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

Your name and contact information

Your insurance information (if applicable)

The street address of the water-damaged home or business

When did the flooding or water damage occur?

What caused the water damage (if known)?

Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. 

What to do When You Suspect Mold

8/9/2016 (Permalink)

Moldy Ceiling

Title: Barrington area Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

Category: Mold Damage

Photo Caption: Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

Body:

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (847) 526-0090

SERVPRO Joins PGA TOUR Official Marketing Partner Program

5/28/2015 (Permalink)

The PGA TOUR and SERVPRO, a national leader in property cleanup and restoration, have announced a new four-year official marketing relationship.

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