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SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg Wishes You a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving

Sometimes accidents happen while you’re enjoying Thanksgiving festivities. From carpets that need to be cleaned to smoke damage that needs to be eliminated, SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg teams are Here to Help.

Risk of House Fires

We know one person who started a small fire when she put a box of pizza in the oven to warm up for dinner. Fortunately, the fire was small and easy to extinguish, and most of the pizza was edible. She learned to take pizza out of the box before heating it.

Given that simple meals can result in fire damage, it’s not surprising that Thanksgiving is the biggest day of the year for house fires in the United States.

Even when fires spare most of the meal, they can leave behind smoke damage, soot, or water damage (from fire suppression). Smoke, soot, and water travel through the house, leaving possible damage throughout the residence.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg Provides Restoration and Remediation

If a Lake Zurich home cooking mishap causes smoke damage – or any kind of damage – call us at 847-526-0090.

Our emergency services at SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 52 weeks/year.

We wanted to write “365 days/year” until one of the nerds pointed out the statement would make us look like slackers during leap years. We hire a lot of nerds because of their attention to detail, which is an asset in remediation and restoration if not in conversation.


We are grateful for:

  • Our families, friends, and neighbors in Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Schaumburg, and all over Cook County
  • Hey, we’re partially in Kane County, so yeah, we’re grateful for all of them too
  • Continuing education that helps keep us current on techniques and equipment for cleaning, disinfection, remediation, and restoration
  • Ability to mitigate mold damage, which keeps homeowners healthy and houses intact
  • Hospital-grade cleaning and disinfection solutions
  • Odor-removal equipment – no need to buy air freshener in bulk
  • Preferred-vendor status for cleaning & disinfection services
  • Nerds
  • Panda Cam! https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/panda-cam
  • When we want to spy on something closer to home, we switch to Chicago Cam: https://www.earthcam.com/usa/illinois/chicago/?cam=fieldmuseum
  • Lake Michigan

Ideas for Leftovers

Sometimes people want to use a little more creativity than building sandwiches with the leftovers. We usually just want to know that there are alternatives to sandwiches right before we make and eat the sandwiches, but that’s probably just us.

  • Turkey enchiladas with salsa verde – hey, people make chicken enchiladas the same way
  • Cranberry relish on ice-cream, waffles, or pancakes (only if you made it – the stuff that slithers out of a can wouldn’t work)
  • Make a potpie or a cottage pie with the leftover turkey, dressing, and gravy
  • If there are leftover mashed potatoes (never happened in our houses), heat them up with onions, garlic, cheese, garlic, and basil (add bacon for extra calories!)
  • Pies and cakes – eat them before noon and they’re automatically breakfast food

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg

Have a great long weekend!