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Downtown Extraction.

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Downtown Extraction. Extraction being done on a Chicago White Sox Rug!

With the recent storm on Memorial Day this year. Many homes and businesses were affected. As SERVPRO of Evanston, we go across the way to the great and beautiful city of Chicago. In this picture/job. The customer was a huge sports fan. Worried that this collectibles would be damaged. A SERVPRO crew went to clean up the mess. Extraction was needed but all of the sport memorabilia was protected and safe. With our extractor unit, it will remove any standing water from carpet or concrete. From there we add drying equipment. We use air movers and dehumidifiers to take the moisture from the room. Doing this insures we give you the top of the line during the drying process.  

SERVPRO of Evanston is trained and prepared to handle any job with the top care and professional needs.      

Containment containment containment!

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Containment containment containment! 1 Mil plastic containing items from dust and other particulars.

When water hits your homes I may affect an area with your belongs and items. If so SERVPRO of Evanston is trained and uses special care to be sure all of your belongings are safe and out of harms way

In the picture shown, if water gets into the walls during a flooded basement. Walls might be needed to come out due to wet insulation. If the case items in the basement will need to be protected. SERVPRO does this by putting everything into the center and putting 1 mil plastic on top of all the items. By doing this no dust or contamination will get to the items.

SERVPRO of Evanston uses top and professorial care to make sure all items and belongings are safe and protected!

Flood cut!

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flood cut! Flood cut of a wood panel.

Water in the basement can cause many problems. However SERVPRO of Evanston is here to solve those problems.

During a flood, your basement can be affected. If this happens, water can get within the wall and affect the insulation or in this case the bottom of the wood paneling. The wood paneling was rotted and had mold from water sitting on the floor. A SERVPRO came and cut 2 feet of the wood paneling. Doing this made sure no mold would grow up and also removing the rotted wood and smell. Flood cutting is the best way to insure drying and less the risk of mold.

SERVPRO of Evanston will provide professional and high quality work to be sure your home is same and back to its normal self. 

Extractor truck for the big jobs!

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Extractor truck for the big jobs! This is the extractor truck. Inside is the built in truck mount. It also has a lot of space or any other equipment.

A big part of SERVPRO of Evanston is our extractors. Extractors are machines that are made for getting water out of a home or business. Another big part of SERVPRO is our trucks. So having two in one is a big deal.

Our Extractor truck has a built in truck mount extractor. The truck mount is very powerful and with a 250 foot hose to get anywhere inside the house or business its one of our top machines with dealing with water mitigation. As a bonus its also a hot water extractor, so we can carpet clean with it as well. 

With the plus of having a truck mount inside the truck. The size of the truck is great for the company as well. We are able to add more items and if needed more garbage. 

Evanston 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

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

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today – (847) 763-7010

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 Evanston has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

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

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

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

About SERVPRO of Evanston

SERVPRO of Evanston 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.

Evanston Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

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

Smoke and soot facts:

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

Different Types of Smoke

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

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

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

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

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

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

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

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

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

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – (847) 763-7010

Does Your Evanston Home Have A Mold Problem?

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (847) 763-7010

Restoring Your Evanston Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

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

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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

About SERVPRO of Evanston

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

Evanston Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

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 Evanston 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 – 847-763-7010

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 Evanston and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust 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 847-763-7010

Evanston Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

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

What to Do:

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

What Not to Do:

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

About Our Mold Remediation Services

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

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (847) 763-7010