Recent Water Damage Posts

Water Damage Emergency Services

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded kitchen with wood cabinets and white chairs at the island. We respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day.

If you are experiencing a water emergency, we are here to help you, no matter the time of day or night.

Don’t wait for the damage to spread throughout your property.  We are faster to any size disaster.  If water is present in your home or business call our team immediately.  The long-term effects of water damage could be worse than the event itself.

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is available for immediate service for your water damage emergency. 

Do not hesitate or wait until morning. With SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg we are available any time of day, helping you get ahead of the water damage.


Call us if you are experiencing:

  • Flooding
  • Sewage backup 
  • Or any other commercial or residential water damage emergency

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can help with any water damage situation – Call us at 847-526-0090.

A Small Leak Can Make a Big Mess

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

A white bathroom sink with a gray stone backsplash and a white candle. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg has a team of water restoration technicians available 24 hours a day.

A leaky ice maker, a broken supply line to the washing machine, or a sink backup that overflows on the bathroom floor.  These are just some of the many causes of water damage that can happen in your home.  The following are a few tips from the Insurance Information Institute to maintain your indoor plumbing systems:

  • Inspect appliance hoses and faucets.  Make it a practice every year to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerator ice makers.  You may also want to invest in a water leak monitoring and shut-off system that can alert you to any leakage issues.  Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks.
  • Inspect showers and tubs.  Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.
  • When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine and never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running.
  • Know the location of the main water shut-off valve in your home.  A damaged hose or a burst pipe can send water racing into your home.  Being able to locate and shut off the main water supply quickly will save stress, money and time.
  • Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system.  This will protect against the increased pressure caused by freezing pipes and can help prevent your pipes from bursting.
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes.  Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg has highly trained technicians that are available 24 hours a day to help with any type of water damage emergency.  Please contact us at 847-526-0090.

Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Water flowing from a drinking fountain. If your home or business suffers from water damage, we can help.

Water damage can happen when you least expect it and sometimes it can happen fast.  SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg wants you to know that when water damages a commercial property or a residence, you can count on us to respond quickly.  Business and residential property owners will benefit from our highly trained specialists that take care of your emergency cleanup and restoration needs.  Our ability to immediately respond to a water emergency helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.  Here are some of the water damage services SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg provide:

  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Mold remediation and mitigation services
  • Building restoration services
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Disaster Recovery Team
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Storm damage
  • Biohazards

If you find yourself dealing with water damage from a broken water pipe, sewage backup, clogged drain, or another kind of water emergency, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg wants to help.  We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore properties damaged by water.  Call us today at 847-526-0090.

Water Damage - SERVPRO can Help!

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Overflowing dishwasher and two SERVPRO employees walking in a flooded room. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can help if your home or business suffers water damage.

You never know when water damage could strike your home or business.  All it takes is a broken pipe, a clogged sink, a leaky appliance or even a flood.  No matter the cause of loss to your property, you need immediate water removal and structural drying to get your home or business back to normal before further damage is caused.

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg offers 24-hour emergency response for water damage. We use dehumidifiers, air moves with monitoring equipment and moisture meters that enable us to get your property dried quickly and thoroughly.  We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry, and the job is complete.

  • 24- Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg are here to help you through this process and to make things as easy for you as possible. Call us at (847) 526-0090.

Keep your Basement Dry

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

Standing water on the floor with debris on the floor and a doorway at the bottom of a stairway. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is available 24 hours a day to respond to your water damage.

Spring has sprung in the Chicagoland area and with it comes rainy days.  One of the places to keep an eye out for water leaks is in your basement.  Basement seepage is a common problem and with a little advanced planning can easily be avoided.  Here are a few tips form the Insurance Information Institute for preventing basement water seepage:

  • Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall potentially through any cracks.
  • Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you've never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.

If you experience water damage in your home, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg has a team of highly trained technicians to assist you.  We are available 24 hours a day.  You can reach us at 847-526-0090. 

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Wet wood floor with SERVPRO employees talking to customers while kneeling on the floor. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg provides water damage repair and restoration.

When your Barrington or North Schaumburg home or business has water damage caused by flooding or a leak, you need a company that can respond immediately and has the experience, expertise and equipment to properly restore your property.  SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg uses advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible.  Our highly trained technicians will carefully monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.  We are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors.  As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency.

  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • Advances Drying Equipment and Techniques

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is on call 24 hours if you experience a water damage emergency.  Please call us at 847-526-0090.

Toilet Leak - SERVPRO can Help

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

White toilet with water on the floor around the base on a brown tile floor. Water damage can happen fast. SERVPRO can respond quickly.

A leak from a toilet is a very common problem and many times it may be solved by just a quick cleanup of the water around the base of the toilet.  Unfortunately, this may not always be the case and the toilet leak may be the result of a broken toilet and can cause water damage to the bathroom and other areas nearby.

When your Barrington home or business has water damage caused by a toilet leak, broken pipe or flooding, you need a company that can respond immediately and has the experience, expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. 

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg uses advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible.  Our highly trained technicians will carefully monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.  We are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”  Call us at 847-526-0090.

Unseen Water can cause Damage to your Home or Business

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee holding a yellow water meter in a basement with wet walls. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg has highly trained technicians available 24 hours a day.

Unseen water causes some of the most invasive damage that can happen to a structure, and the longer the water damage goes undetected or unresolved, the higher the repair costs will be.  This is because water, when left to its own devices, will seep and soak into everything in its path.  Floors, subfloors, floor joists, drywall, insulation, are just some of the areas that water can travel.  After the water leak is identified and corrected, there may be several structural repairs that will need to be addressed.

Fortunately, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg has extensive experience mitigating water damage, and we have a team of highly trained water restoration technicians available 24 hours a day to respond to your call.  Barrington residents and business owners know that they can count on us to quickly and safely restore their water-damaged property to preloss condition quickly and efficiently.  

If your home or business needs water damage restoration services, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can help.  Call us at (847) 526-0090.

When Water Damage Strikes

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

Inspection:

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

Emergency Services:

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

Monitoring:

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

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

Pipe Burst in Lake Barrington?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

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

Water Damage Prevention

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

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

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

Call Us!

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

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

Flooding Disaster in Barrington?

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

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

It Happened

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

Call Us Today!

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

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

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

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg

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

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

Why call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg?

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

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

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

One: This Place

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

Two: City Mottos

We like the mottos:

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

“Growing to greatness”

“City in a garden”

“The gem of the lakes”

Three: More Mottos

We like sharing our mottos:

Faster to any size Disaster

Like it never even happened.®

Here to Help®

When fire and water take control of your life,

we help you take it back.

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

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

Flooded Basement in Barrington?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

A basement is shown with water covering the entire floor. Water damage emergencies are our specialty in Schaumburg!

Broken sump pump dampening your spirits?

You would never know by looking at his photo that my basement in Barrington had been full of personal belongings; a couch, a gamer setup, and loads of cardboard boxes filled with Christmas decorations and old family mementos. As soon as I discovered that my basement was flooding, I  called the water restoration specialists at SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg.

Within four hours of my call, a team arrived, and they immediately began removing the basement furniture and boxes. They inventoried the basement contents and provided an assessment of the damage. Once all of the items were safely removed, they brought in the water extraction equipment and suctioned up all of the standing water. Then they installed air blowers and movers to dehumidify the area. Because they were able to remove the moisture and dry the room so quickly, we were able to avoid costly repairs!

After completing the repairs, they brought back all of the basement contents, including a freshly cleaned and deodorized couch! You would never know that our sump pump had ever failed.

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is ready to respond to any size water damage emergency in Barrington. Call us today at 847-526-0090.

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

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg restores businesses from disaster – and holds other disasters at bay

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

sunset view of Chicago Hoffman Estates shines with SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg is Here to Help® commercial buildings thrive in Cook County. We support each other to support Hoffman Estates and the rest of Cook County.

How does SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg Help?

There are many ways, but only two basic categories:

  1. Recovery from disasters
  2. Prevention of disasters

Recovery from Disaster

Call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg at (847) 526-0090 at any time of any day. You can also check our website.

Emergencies don’t occur only during business hours, so we are available for emergencies 24 hours a day on 365 days a year.

We clean, disinfect, and restore property damaged by:

  • Mold
  • Water or storm damage
  • Fire, soot, smoke
  • Vandalism
  • Graffiti
  • Crime scene or trauma
  • Hazardous materials (including chemical spills and medical waste)

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg works to restore properties and their contents to the pre-damage condition whenever it is possible.

Prevention

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg handles maintenance cleaning for small and large businesses to include restaurants, schools, healthcare centers, and community buildings.

We also provide a “defensive cleaning” to reduce the spread of viral contaminants, including the virus that causes COVID-19. SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg uses materials and cleaning techniques recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Contact SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg for a free quote on commercial services.

Telephone:  (847) 526-0090

Email us from our website

Faster to Any Size Disaster®

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

Link:

https://www.SERVPRObarringtonnorthschaumburg.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

Flooded Kitchen in Deer Park?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

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

Water Damage is No Joke

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

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

Call Us Today

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

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

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

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

Making a Splash

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

Emergency Service is Available 24/7/365

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

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

Schedule non-Emergency Services after a Disaster

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

We are Faster to any size disaster®

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

Link:

https://www.SERVPRObarringtonnorthschaumburg.com/

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!

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

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

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

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.

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!

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

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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

A Water Restoration Technician has an Extremely Important Job

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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.

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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Faster to your Schaumburg Water Damage Event

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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.

Flooded Basement

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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