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Cleanup in Aisle 2 - Call SERVPRO

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

A woman riding on an escalator in a mall. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can handle your commercial facility disaster.

When a disaster strikes your retail facility time is crucial to saving your business.  SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg are available 24 hours a day to help remediate any damage, no matter the cause of the loss.  We are experienced in limiting business interruption, working after hours and around the clock to isolate the damage and restore your space so that you can continue business as usual.

 Types of Facilities:

  • National Chain Stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping Malls
  • Department Stores
  • Specialty Retailers

Whether it's a supermarket or department store, and whether the cause is a fire or a burst pipe, our team will work quickly to assess your cleanup needs and isolate the damage.  SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg are experienced in working with retailers to ensure that all surfaces, displays and merchandise are restored to preloss conditions so that you can re-open your doors as soon as possible.

Our Experience Includes:

  • Total Project Management
  • Inventory Control and Documentation
  • Facilities Cleaning and Restoration
  • Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup
  • Vandalism Cleanup
  • Air Ducts and HVAV Cleaning
  • Odor Removal
  • Mold Removal
  • Smoke and Soot Cleanup
  • Document and Records Recovery
  • Electronics/Equipment Restoration

If you experience an emergency at your retail facility, please call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at 847-526-0090.

Commercial Mold Remediation

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Green box that reads Mold Problems? Call SERVPRO we can help with a orange SERVPRO house logo under it. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can help with your mold problems.

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present health effects for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg technicians are trained and have the following certifications:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Have a Mold Problem? Call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg – (847) 526-0090.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned sticker being placed on a glass door. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can help your business open safely.

When our logo is on your door, your commitment to clean is clear

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is here to help keep your customers and employees safe, and also let everyone know you've chosen a higher standard of clean.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive, proactive viral pathogen cleaning program backed by our more than 50 years of experience in cleanup and restoration. With an industry-leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes, we're helping businesses across the country open safely. So make the commitment to keep your employees and customers safer. Make sure your space is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

CONSULT

A tailored cleaning program to meet your needs.

  • We will assign you a Cleaning Protocol Specialist who understands your business.
  • Programs are based on a range of factors: type of industry, business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touch points, foot traffic and congestion points.

CLEAN

Proactive and COVID-19 emergency response cleaning program.

  • Trained and experienced in biohazard cleaning and decontamination for porous and non-porous surfaces - always adhering to the highest standards set by the CDC.
  • EPA-approved products, including our proprietary cleaning agent SERVPROXIDE, a hospital-grade disinfectant that is NSF certified for direct food contact surface use.

CERTIFY

A commitment to clean for your employees and consumers. 

  • Leverage SERVPRO's trusted brand to reassure your customers and employees that you are taking the steps needed to keep your space at the highest level of clean.
  • Communication touchpoints include a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned window emblem, signage, marks for your digital footprint and more. 

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090.

*#1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based on Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019.
** Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchisees perform the job according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry standards (CDC, RIA, IICRC) with EPA-approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience and result. 

Commercial Cleaning - Ceilings to Floors

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

White office hallway with brown trim and brown carpet. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg provides specialty cleaning services for your business.

Over the past year, many offices and commercial buildings had to close their doors and employees worked from home.  As we begin to return to the workplace, it is important that your commercial space is clean and ready for business as usual. 

The condition of the ceilings, walls, and hard floors are some of the most overlooked places to keep clean.  Although we are known primarily for our fire and water restoration services, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg also provides commercial cleaning services that go way beyond the scope of a routine janitorial service.  Our restoration technicians are specially trained to clean everything from commercial office buildings and warehouses to safely removing biohazard contaminants.  

Ceilings and walls

These surfaces should be cleaned as part of a maintenance schedule to keep your business looking its best.  If you are planning to paint, we also recommend having these surfaces professionally cleaned to help the primer and paint adhere to the walls.

Hard Floors

At first glance, hard floors can look fine, but they accumulate soil over time, so it’s a good idea to have the floors professionally cleaned to remove this buildup.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is ready when you need specialty deep cleaning services to make your offices or commercial business look its best. Call us today at 847-526-0090.

Commercial Property Damage? Call SERVPRO

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Lobby of an office building that has glass walls on each side. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg provides 24 hour emergency services.

Damage can happen to a commercial property at any time of the day or night.  From the moment you contact us, our team of highly trained restoration technicians will be mobilized and will immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process upon arrival.

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is available 24 hours a day to restore your Barrington property and get you back to business.  We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage.  We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,700 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events.  Here are a few of commercial restoration services that we offer:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

When your commercial business needs cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is ready to respond to your emergency day and night. Call us at 847-526-0090. 

SERVPRO - Commercial Cleaning Services

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO van with trees in the background. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg provides commercial cleaning services to your business.

Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges.  You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your business.  When the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”  We handle all types of commercial industries:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

When it comes to commercial restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry.  Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg responds quickly to your commercial fire, water, and mold damage emergencies.  No commercial project is too big!

Need Commercial Services? Call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090. 

Business Owners can count on SERVPRO for Specialty Cleaning

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

A New Standard of Clean

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

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

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

We are always available for emergencies

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

Is Your Business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in North Barrington?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

A commercial business proudly displays a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned decal on their door. Your customers and employees will appreciate knowing you are scheduling defensive cleaning services during the global pandemic in Barrington.

Are You Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is introducing a new, defensive cleaning program to help commercial businesses in North Barrington protect their customers and employees from infectious viral pathogens including the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

We developed this program because we know how important it is to gain and retain customer and employee confidence during these challenging times. We have extensive experience and training in biohazard decontamination, and we adhere to the cleaning and decontamination standards and protocols established by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authorities.

When we meet, we will inspect your location to determine your specific needs. The criteria we will take into consideration are your business type, the size of the space, the number of high traffic areas and touchpoint concentration areas, foot traffic and congestion points.

Once your needs have been determined, we will provide a deep and thorough cleaning using hospital-grade, CDC approved cleaners and decontamination agents to clean all porous and nonporous surfaces, tools, and equipment.

When the cleaning has been completed, we will certify your business as being Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned and we will give you access to proprietary signage and collateral that tells your customers and employees that you are having your business deep cleaned and disinfected routinely, well beyond the scope of a routine janitorial service.

Call Us Today

Call us today at 847-526-0090 to find out about our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in North Barrington.

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

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  

Dirty Drapes in Deer Park?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

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

Dirty Drapes in Deer Park

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

Professional Cleaning

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

Call Us Today

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

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

Vandals in Hoffman Estates?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

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

Vandalism in Barrington

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

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

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

Secure Your Property

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

Call Us Today

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

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

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

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Link:

https://www.SERVPRObarringtonnorthschaumburg.com/

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.

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 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® 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 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.

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.

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

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/N. Schaumburg is Independently Owned and Operated.

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.