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Roof Damage - Call SERVPRO

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

Damaged red tile roof with a blue sky in the background. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can help you with emergency roof damage and board up services.

As we prepare for warmer temperatures in the Chicagoland area, we need to know that there are several things that can cause roof damage.  For example, an uprooted tree, high winds, or a hailstorm can leave a big hole in your roof.  Safety should your primary concern.  Initial roof assessment should be completed from the ground as damage is not always visible.  If you suspect damage to your shingles or structure, contact a professional immediately.

Vacate the premises in the event of major roof damage.

Tarping the roof will prevent secondary damage while the roof is inspected and repaired.  SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg provides emergency roof tarp installation to prevent further damage.  When disaster strikes, SERVPRO is ready to respond immediately with your roof tarping needs.

Emergency Board Up Services Available

Our professional crews use approved board up techniques to minimize further damage and secure your property and protect the building from weather, animals, and illegal entry.

  • Provide 24/7 Emergency Service 
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Specialists
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

If you are in need of an emergency roof tarp or board up services, please contact SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at 847-526-0090.

SERVPRO can help with Odor Removal & Deodorization

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

Woman holding her nose in her living room with a green box with white writing next to her. Let SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg eliminate unpleasant odors from your home or business.

As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors.  These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.

SERVPRO uses IICRC technical guidelines in the proper removal of odors.  Masking and other shortcuts do not work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.

We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors.  By identifying the cause of the odor and determining the conditions in which it contact any surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace.  Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.

Whether you know the origin of the unpleasant odor or you just want your property to smell clean and odor-free, call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at 847-526-0090. 

Make Sure Your Air Ducts Are Ready For Spring

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee laying down with a yellow flash light looking at a silver furnace pipe. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment.  This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary.  We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns.  This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at 847-526-0090.

SERVPRO offers Building and Reconstruction Services

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

White bedroom with a brown ladder in front of a window. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg offers several building and reconstruction services.

When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage, and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.

After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can begin the restoration process.  Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas.  Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tree Removal

These are just a few of the many building and reconstruction services that we can offer.  Please contact SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at 847-526-0090.

Staying Home More? Ready for an Update?

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

Drawing of a house floor plan blueprint. In addition to mitigation, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can help you with your renovation.

When you think of SERVPRO you think of water mitigation, fire cleanup, and mold remediation; however, SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg also offers reconstruction services.  After our professionals are done cleaning up after a flood or removing all traces of a fire, we can put your home back together just like it was before the damage occurred.

The convenience and savings of working with one company to assist with mitigation and repairs can be significant.  In addition to reconstruction after damage, we also do general home remodeling. Have you been considering remodeling your bathroom?  We can help you with that.  Does your kitchen need an update?  We can help with that as well.  From drywall to painting to framing and much more, we can assist with your reconstruction project!

Here are just some of the reconstruction services SERVPRO offers:

  • Drywall repair and installation
  • Floor repair and replacement
  • Kitchen and bath installation and remodeling
  • Cabinet and trim replacement
  • Insulation installation
  • Ceiling repair
  • Fixture replacement
  • Painting
  • Plumbing

Please call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at 847-526-0090 to help you with your reconstruction project.

SERVPRO - So Much to Offer

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO van on a wet road. Choose SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg for all of your service needs.

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.  We provide 24-hour emergency services such as Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation for both residential and commercial properties.  We also want to let you know that we provide the following additional services: 

Construction Services- Residential and Commercial – we offer all construction services.

Biohazard Cleanup- Blood cleanup, Accident Cleanup and Hoarding - our teams are highly trained and equipped to handle your emergency.

Vandalism/Crime Scene Cleanup- Graffiti and Debris removal.

Board-up and Tarping- We will respond to your emergency 24 hours a day and protect your home or business.

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning- The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

Document Restoration- If you have documents damaged by water or fire-they may be salvageable-time is of the essence.

Pack-out Services- If your home or business requires extensive restoration or cleaning, we can conduct an organized moveout of the affected area.

These are just a few of the many services that SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can provide.  If you are in need of our services, please contact us at 847-526-0090.  We are Here to Help!

SERVPRO uses Specialized Equipment

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO employees unloading equipment from a SERVPRO van. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg uses state of the art equipment for your restoration needs.

The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry.  These advancements allow SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning.  The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment:

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels.  Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.

Water Extraction Equipment:

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment:

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business.  Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace.
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg has the technology to restore your residential or commercial property.  Call us today at (847) 526-0090.

SERVPRO provides Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

Shattered glass window. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can handle your vandalism and graffiti cleanup.

If your home or business has suffered damage from vandalism or graffiti, we understand the urgency to fix it immediately.  Vandalism and graffiti can range from relatively minor pranks to malicious destruction of property.  SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg knows that even the simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed in a timely manner. 

If you need a window or door boarded up at any time, you can call us for immediate service.  Graffiti may also need to be removed quickly and our highly trained team will provide proper cleanup.  We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to help you. 

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from residential and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Contents cleaning

If you need vandalism or graffiti cleanup services, please call SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg at 847-526-0090. 

How can SERVPRO Help You?

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

Large green truck with an orange SERVPRO logo and green air movers in front of the truck. SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg can handle any size disaster.

No matter the size or extent of damage you have at your residential home or your commercial property the team at SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg has the capacity to handle any size disaster.

We Provide the following Services:

  • Fire Damage Repair & Restoration
  • Water Damage Repair & Restoration
  • Mold Remediation & Restoration
  • Storm Damage
  • Biohazard
  • Board-ups
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage & Toilet Overflow
  • Trauma & Crime Scene
  • Vandalism & Graffiti
  • Commercial Cleaning

SERVPRO of Barrington / North Schaumburg is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.  We provide 24-hour emergency services such as Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation for both residential and commercial properties.  We are dedicated to being faster to any size disaster.  Our highly trained technicians have the training, specialized equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.  Our locally owned and operated business has been proudly serving the Barrington and North Schaumburg area.  Our team will work closely with you to return your home or business back to preloss condition.  We will provide a professional process in restoring your property to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Have questions?  Call us today at (847) 526-0090.

Dirty Walls and Ceilings in Inverness?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

A small terrier dog is shown sleeping on his back in his owner’s nice clean white sheets and comforter. You can rest easy knowing that your air ducts and HVAC system are clean in Barrington.

Dreaming of Clean Air?

One night I couldn’t sleep, and I laid in bed, staring at the ceiling. Then I started staring at the walls. Then I noticed that the walls and ceiling all had this weird film of residue on them. It looked like really fine dust. Then I looked up at the air return vent and saw a webby, dirty, vent cover and put two and two together. I couldn’t remember the last time I had my air ducts cleaned or my heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system inspected. My sinking suspicion was that my walls would be a lot cleaner if the air ducts were clean. I called SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg and they came to my home in Inverness and inspected the ductwork. They discovered that there was dust, pollen, dirt, and other contaminants in the ducts. They cleaned the ductwork and I also had them clean my ceilings, floors, and walls. They also inspected and serviced my HVAC system. They told me that maintaining my HVAC unit would help restore peak energy efficiency, eliminate offensive odors, and reduce the potential for mold growth.

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg offers a wide array of specialty cleaning services to serve residential and commercial businesses in Inverness. Call us today at 847-526-0090.

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

Are You Staying Above Water in North Barrington?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

A colorful umbrella is open, preventing heavy rain from getting someone wet in a downpour. Storms may cause water damage in Schaumburg.

Storms and Water Damage Prevention Tips

Heavy rains and flooding have already occurred this year and new storms are predicted for the Schaumburg area. When heavy rains fall over a short period of time, city water drainage systems and natural waterways can be compromised and can lead to flooding of structures nearby. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg has years of experience dealing with water damage restoration in North Barrington and offers some tips from the United States Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA), on measures you can take now to reduce losses in the future:

  • Clean your rain gutters before a storm hits
  • Install a downspout extension to divert water far away from you and your neighbor’s foundations
  • Prevent water intrusion into basements through windows by replacing weather stripping
  • Install basement window wells with gravel bottoms for good drainage
  • Build berms and barriers to protect against overland flooding

Call Us Today

Storm damage involving water intrusion can become a costly repair if left untreated for too long. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants business owners and residents of North Barrington to know that we are ready to respond to your storm damage emergency 24 hours a day. From the moment you call we will be onsite within four hours to start the mitigation process. Call us today at 847-526-0090.

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

Storm Damage in Hoffman Estates?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning is striking at night over a home in Schaumburg. Barrington residents benefit from our emergency response time.

Emergency Damage Happens

Did you know that from the moment you call us, we can be onsite within four hours to immediately being the cleanup and restoration process for any type of water of fire damage emergency? Thunderstorms bring rain, hail, and lightning which can cause unexpected damage to your home or commercial business. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg, is ready to assist residents and commercial business owners in Hoffman Estates with any type of emergency damage no matter how big the job is. 

Highly Trained

We take pride in the training and certification our employees and our team members undergo to work with us. We follow industry standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, (IICRC) and provide ongoing training and certification programs that allow us to keep up to speed on the latest technological advancements in our field.

Call Us Today

When you call us, we will ask a series of questions to determine the most efficient way to respond to your needs. We are trained to respond to residential and commercial water and fire damage emergencies, and we provide deep cleaning services that go beyond routine janitorial cleaning. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants business owners and residents of Hoffman Estates to know that we are equipped and ready to respond to any property damage emergency. Call us today at 847-526-0090.

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

High Tech Emergency Repairs for Your Home or Business in Barrington

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

A technician is shown using an infrared camera to detect the heat signature of a dog. We use advanced technology and techniques to save you time and money in South Barrington.

Advanced Technology and Techniques

Did you know that infrared cameras can be used to detect water through a wall or ceiling? Thermal imaging is now is used in many applications, and we may use infrared cameras during building inspections to determine the location of water leaks or other damage. The ability to adopt technology to help to identify hidden damage in a structure saves time and money. At SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg, we want business owners and residents of South Barrington to know that we are committed to continuous training and to the advancement of new industry technology and techniques to better serve our customers. We follow the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) guidelines and standards for restoration and cleaning. Other technology and techniques are applied to our services including:

  • Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment
  • Water Extraction Equipment
  • Drying Equipment
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments

Call Us Today

At SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg, our highly trained technicians are ready to serve you 24 hours a day, every day. From your first call we will be on site within four hours to begin the cleanup and restoration process. We are equipped and ready to respond to any fire, water, storm, or biohazard emergency and we are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 847-526-0090. We will clean and restore your home or business in South Barrington “Like it never even happened.”

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

We Remove Biological Contaminants in Your Home in Lake Zurich

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

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

More Time Together

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

Specialty Trained

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

Proactive Cleaning

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

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

We Safely Clean and Disinfect Homes in Hoffman Estates

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 6 - Restoration

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

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

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

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are Cleaning Experts

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

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

Specialized Training

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

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

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

Specialized Products

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

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

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

Sources:

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

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

SERVPRO Provides Emergency Cleanup and Restoration Services to Lake Barrington

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

SERVPRO Provides Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services to Schaumburg

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

SERVPRO is a Premier Mold Mitigation and Restoration Resource for Inverness

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Why Call?

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

Mold is Fast

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

Mold is Sneaky

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

Mold is Dangerous and Destructive 

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

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

Links:

https://www.epa.gov/mold

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

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

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

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Fire damage is rarely the only problem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Links:

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

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

Storm Damage Remediation in Deer Park

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Links:

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

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

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

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

Why SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg?

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

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

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

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

Biohazard Cleanups Should Be Left to the Professionals

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg Can Properly Handle Any Disaster

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

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

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

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

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

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

Leave Mold Cleanup & Restoration to the Professionals

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

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

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

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

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

Who Should I Use for Restoration Purposes in Barrington

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

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

Who should I use?

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

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

SERVPRO is the answer.

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

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

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation in Hoffman Estates

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

An Important Note:

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

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

Links:

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

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

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

SERVPRO of Barrington has Emergency Equipment for Property Damage Ready

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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