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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - image of employee in PPE Higher Level of Clean

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean. Being open for business is just the beginning of our new journey forward. Employees may be hesitant to return to work, and customers may wonder whether the businesses they patron are safe.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that SERVPRO offers to commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 global pandemic. This is a level of clean that goes way beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. When an establishment chooses Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, employees, customers, and the community can rest assured that they have selected a higher standard of clean.

Consult

Not all spaces and facilities are the same, which is why we will assign a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who works to understands the business and create a custom COVID-19 cleaning program to meet your specific needs. SERVPRO has worked in a wide variety of industries with businesses ranging from start-ups to global, multinational organizations. That is why we know to start such a critical cleaning process with a consultation.

Each specific program will be developed based on a range of factors including business type, size of space, amount of high-frequency touch points, foot traffic, and congestion points. As a result, clients will know that Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is not just an industry leading standard in clean, the cleaning is customized to each facility’s need.

Clean

Each location will undergo a thorough, expert deep clean rooted in the pillars of People, Process, and Product. Combining our proprietary training, cleaning solutions, and processes creates an industry-leading solution that will help provide businesses, employees, and customers the peace of mind that they are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

People. SERVPRO Professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, including COVID-19 cleaning, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform.

Process. SERVPRO professionals are trained to perform proactive or emergency COVID-19 cleaning that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure the facility can get back to business as quickly as possible.

Product. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned has more than 100 exclusive cleaning products to meet any need including our proprietary cleaning agent, SERVPROXIDE, which is a hospital-grade disinfectant that carries the Environmental Protection Agency’s lowest toxicity category and is National Sanitation Foundation certified for direct food contact surface use. All our products carry the EPA’s registered emerging pathogens claims and meet the standard set by the CDC for use to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Certify 

We’re going to extend our credibility as a premier biohazard cleaning company in the country to each participating business—delivering an assurance to employees and customers that only SERVPRO can provide.

Today, reopening your business means committing to a higher standard of clean. SERVPRO is equipped to give your customers, your staff, and your community the confidence and security they deserve with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

SERVPRO of Evanston

(847)763-7010

What to do after a Commercial Fire

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Smoke Damage SERVPRO ready to help when you need us most!

Thousands of businesses are affected by commercial fire damage each year due to a wide range of causes. Whether it's a restaurant that encounters a fire, an office in a building that was affected by a nearby disaster, or a severe storm that sparks flames, such an event is never easy to deal with. 
 
Few proprietors are prepared to grapple with the aftermath of a fire because it's not something that most business owners expect will happen to them. Entrepreneurs who suffer commercial fire damage may feel at a loss when it comes to picking up the pieces and resuming business as usual. Here are three key steps you should consider taking after a fire has shut down your business. 
 
1. Get in contact with your insurance company right away. 
Not only will this be one of the most relevant steps to getting back open and serving your customers, but also your insurance company will provide the funds needed to make repairs to your business. We know how to navigate the commercial claims process, and any repairs that we complete will meet or exceed your insurance provider's requirements. We do emphasize that we are not an insurance company.
 
2. Secure the remaining equipment and property in your building. 
Unfortunately, commercial fire damage increases the likelihood of vandalism and theft, as your building will be left vulnerable and less secure. Patching up walls, doors, and windows, even temporarily, can go a long way towards preventing further problems. The experts at SERVPRO have the experience and tools needed to secure your business's exterior and interior quickly. As a result, your property will be safeguarded, and any further damage to the building will be minimized. 
  
3. Be mindful of smoke damage. 
Even if it appears that your business was only minimally affected by commercial fire damage, the building likely has lingering smoke that will destroy your equipment, documents, and inventory over time. When you call SERVPRO, we'll thoroughly inspect your business for smoke damage and effectively clean it up, eliminate odors and restore satisfactory indoor air quality.
 
The team at SERVPRO of Evanston  knows how devastating commercial fire damage can be, and we're committed to helping you get your business back up and running. To obtain a quote or get more information about our fire repair and restoration services, call us 24/7 at 847-763-7010.

Restoring Your Evanston Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Loss Your Problem, Our Solution

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.

Want to know more about us?  Click the link!

www.SERVPROevanston.com

Levels of Commercial Losses

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

One area SERVPRO of Evanston specializes in is handling damage on commercial properties whether it be fire damage, water damage, or even property damage due to natural disasters. We know that no matter the cause of damage, downtime due to damage on your property can be costly to both your business and your customers. 

One tool we use to assess property damage to begin the mitigation process is a grading system. Commercial property damage can be graded on a scale of one to three based on the size of the area and the extent of damage present. 

Level 1

Level 1 commercial losses typically involve affected spaces of 15,000 square feet or less. A level 1 loss may be a small, stand-alone establishment such as a restaurant, small church, small warehouse, or daycare facility or it could be a small portion of a larger structure. 

Level 2

A level 2 loss usually involves anywhere from 15,000 to 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. These buildings are usually multi-level or greatly divided spaces that may include  small multi-family homes, midsize churches or schools, a small shopping center, or a midsize warehouse. A level 2 loss may also be a portion of a much larger structure. 

Level 3

Level 3 commercial losses typically involve more than 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. These may include, but are not limited to, large multilevel structures such as hospitals, schools, or universities. A level 3 commercial damage is officially considered a “large loss.” 

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.