Recent Commercial Posts

Leading Causes for Commercial Fires

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

Fire The best kind of fire is one that never happens.

Our SERVPRO of Evanston team has seen the catastrophic damage that can occur when a fire ravages a commercial building. A fire in your commercial building can cost your business large amounts of money in downtime and inventory loss, not to mention possibly put the lives of your employees at risk. Being prepared is the key to preventing fires and minimizing the damage when they do occur. The United States Fire Administration has compiled data to put together a list of the top five causes of fires in commercial buildings from the last decade. We hope that being conscious of these can help your business in planning and prevention. 

Top 5 Causes of Fires in Commercial Buildings

  1. Cooking. Fires that began in the kitchen and escalated out of control contributed 30,900 fires to the past decade. Remind your team that it is important to be careful and aware of your surroundings in the kitchen
  2. Unintentional and careless behavior. This category includes accidents which lead to fires and contributes around 10,900 fires. 
  3. Arson. Arson, or intentionally set fires, accounted for 9,800 fires. Talk about an unhappy customer. 
  4. Electrical malfunction. Electrical or wiring problems resulted in around 7,000 fires.
  5. Heating problems. Issues with HVAC systems lead to around 6,000 fires in the last decade. 

Prevention is very important to avoiding a fire, however sometimes they are inevitable. As a business itself, SERVPRO of Evanston knows that time lost is money lost. We are equipped and ready to help you restore your business in the event that a fire does occur so that you can get back to work. For emergency fire services, you can contact us 24/7 at 847-763-7010



Clean Water loss in a Commercial building

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Equipment set up in an office Is it noisy in here?

No loss is too big or too small for SERVPRO of Evanston. On this particular loss the call came in after hours and SERVPRO of Evanston responded promptly arriving on site 2 hours after receiving the call. The crew chief will begin by doing a brief walk through and assessing the damages once the damages and all potential safety issues are addressed the crew will begin to extract water. 

This initial after hours visit will consist of the water extraction and leaving it in a safe condition to begin the drying process so on this particular loss the crew extracted all standing water and carpets and removed the baseboard and cored holes on all affected walls. They carefully started to place drying equipment  throughout the affected areas making sure there was no trip hazards or any falling material that may cause injury. Call us for your emergency needs At SERVPRO of Evanston 847-763-7010

Helping Out is a Sweet Gig!

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Staged equipment ready to be set up Staged Equipment Ready for Set Up !

No matter the size of the loss big or small SERVPRO of Evanston will be ready to respond. 

There was a substantial pipe break at a nearby sugar factory that unloaded thousands of gallons of water.

SERVPRO of Evanston was on sight and ready to go within 2 hours with boots on the ground the experienced technicians quickly began extracting water.

The technicians simultaneously while using portable extraction units and our trusty truck mounted extraction unit were able to extract the water in a very timely fashion. 

Once extraction is complete the technicians begin to place air movers and dehumidifiers in the best areas to start the drying process all while making sure all the power is balanced to prevent popping and breakers and causing any more damage. 

Please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Evanston for any future issues 847-763-7010

Faster to Any Size Disaster

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Pipe Break Pre Mitigation Main Lobby of a Law Firm Before Water Mitigation was performed.

After receiving an after hours call in regards to a commercial pipe break at a law firm SERVPRO of Evanston was quickly on the scene.

Our experienced technicians first do a walk through to inspect for all damages and to put together a plan of attack.

Once they have a plan the crews quickly begin to provide emergency services which includes water extraction of affected areas , removing baseboard and setting up equipment.

After the initial visit the technicians do a more thorough inspection checking all walls for moisture as well as any other materials or content that might be wet.

The technicians will check the progress of drying everyday to ensure the prevention of mold as well as any microbial growth. 

Once drying is complete SERVPRO of Evanston will do a thorough cleaning of all affected areas to leave it like it never even happened.

No loss is too big or too small for SERVPRO of Evanston and with 24 hour emergency services we make sure to be there when you need us most.

Like New Condition

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

No match for SERVPRO

This commercial facility fell victim to some mischievous vandals. Graffiti and vandalism are no fun to the victims involved. Fortunately out team of trained professionals are equipped to handle a multitude of different problems.  In this case, our technicians professionally removed the graffiti and cleaned the stained gate to like new condition. A little training goes a long way. Our products identified the correct product and used SERVPRO's patented graffiti remover to destroy the stain without damaging the finish. Our team then cleaned the gate to make it shine. Taking pride in our work is one of the things that separates our professionals from our competitors. We our proud to have polite, well trained technicians representing our brand hear at SERVPRO of Evanston.  

Like it never even happened.

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.

Restoring Your Evanston Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

6/17/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges.

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.