Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips
Make cooking safely a priority this Holiday Season.
Thanksgiving Day is coming up soon and it is so important to celebrate with safety in mind.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the main cause for home fires and injuries, with Thanksgiving being the peak day for cooking-related fires. Here are some safety tips to help ensure you can enjoy a safe holiday.
- Never leave cooking food unattended–stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food.
- Check food regularly while cooking and remain in the home while cooking. Use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on.
- Keep the kids away from the cooking area.
- Keep anything flammable–pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags away from the stove.
- Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup.
- Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen.
- Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off.
SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook wishes you a safe and happy holiday season. We are available 24/7 in the event of a fire emergency. Please call us at 630-573-4290.
Source: National Fire Protection Association
Be Prepared for Winter Storms!
Be prepared for winter weather.
Winter is approaching the Chicagoland area sooner than usual this year. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook want to help keep you safe in the event of a snowstorm. Here are some tips form the American Red Cross to help keep you safe and get you ready for traveling in the cold weather:
- Talk with your family about what to do if a winter storm watch or warning is issued.
- Have your vehicle winterized before the winter storm season to decrease your chance of being stranded in cold weather.
- Have a mechanic check your battery, antifreeze, wipers and windshield fluid, ignition system, thermostat, lights, flashing hazard lights, exhaust system, heater, brakes, defroster and oil.
- Keep in your vehicle: a windshield scraper, small broom, matches in a waterproof container, an emergency supply kit, including warm clothing.
- Keep your gas tank full so you can leave right away in an emergency.
- Have a cell phone with you and make sure the battery is charged.
- Pack a warm coat, gloves and a hat.
The Team at SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook wants you to arrive safe at your destination!
When Disaster Strikes our Schools
SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook respond quick to help schools and learning facilities during a disaster.
AT SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook we believe learning shouldn’t be paused or canceled, even in the face of disaster. Disasters at an educational facility are highly complex and require a knowledgeable and - flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a small school or a campus of higher education, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can continue while we restore your facility.
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area. Your job is to provide valuable lessons and information to the students; ours is to make sure you have a safe place to do so.
Our experience in handling educational facilities cleanups has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following educational facilities:
- K-12 Schools
- Colleges & Universities
- Event and Sporting Arenas
- Daycares / Pre-K Facilities
If your school or university faces a Disaster - Call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook – 630-573-4290
SERVPRO Provides Emergency Services to your Healthcare Facility
If your Healthcare facility faces an Emergency - SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook will respond immediately!
AT SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook our professionals are trained in adhering to the highest sanitation standards. We understand that time is crucial for both your operations and your patients. Our employees know how to handle regulated medical waste and undergo specialized training to work in operating rooms and other restricted areas, always adhering to HIPPA regulations.
We also coordinate with environmental and infection control teams to establish containment areas, monitor progress and make sure that all necessary health certifications are obtained prior to completing any job. Our number one priority is to quickly and safely take full responsibility of your cleanup needs so that you are free to focus on your number one priority: the patients.
Our experience in the healthcare industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following:
- Assisted Living Centers
- Outpatient Surgical Centers
- Hospice Facilities
- Rehab Facilities
- Medical Office Buildings
SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook will provide immediate response and restoration services should an emergency occur at your healthcare facility. Call us today at 630-573-4290.
After your construction project is complete, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can help with the Post-Construction Cleanup.
Construction projects can take on a life of their own. Whether it is a big commercial building or a small remodel project in your home, a construction project can leave a big mess behind.
Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it’s time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint and decorate. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can provide the debris removal services to prepare the building for interior design.
Post Construction Services we provide:
- Carpet, resilient and non-resilient floor prep and finish
- Ceilings, walls and fixture cleaning
- Air Duct Cleaning
- Debris Removal
- Window Cleaning
If your property needs a thorough, post construction cleaning, call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook at 630-573-4290. We will give your property that extra shine!
Overcoming Water Damage to your Home
SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook will help with all your water damage needs.
Water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.
SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including the following:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.
If You Have Questions or Need Help,
Call Us Today – (630) 573-4290
Commercial Properties – SERVPRO can help!
SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is available 24 hours a day. Call us today at 630-573-4290.
Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”
- Small Office Buildings
- Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
- Apartment Buildings
- Small Retail Stores
- Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
- High-Rise Residential
- Manufacturing & Industrial
Commercial Building Restoration Services
We are available 24 hours a day to get your Downers Grove or Oak Brook business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation.
Commercial Building Cleaning Services
Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your work space look its very best.
Have Questions? Call Today – (630) 573-4290
Fire Prevention Week
SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can help if you have Fire Damage.
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.
Fire Prevention week for 2018 will be on October 7th through October 13th 2018 and this year’s campaign is, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one:
Look for places that a fire can start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
Listen for the sound of a smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.
Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call - SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook 630- 573-4290
SERVPRO is fast to help your Retail Store after a Disaster
SERVPRO of Downers Grove / oak Brook can help you if a Disaster strikes!
AT SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook our number one priority is getting your business back in operation as quickly as possible. When disaster strikes your retail space, you need the expertise of a specialized team who is trained to limit business interruption.
At SERVPRO our teams are able to work around unaffected areas and after hours, allowing you to keep your doors open. Our expert teams have the experience of working with retailers to make sure surfaces, displays and merchandise are restored to preloss condition, and you’re back to business as usual. Our experience in the retail industry means we’re proficient in the cleanup and restoration of the following types of facilities:
- National Chain Stores
- Shopping Malls
- Small Businesses
- Department Stores
- Specialty Retailers
SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients.
Have Questions? Call Today – (630) 573-4290
Property Managers - SERVPRO can help after a Disaster
SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is available 24 hours a day to help with a Disaster!
AT SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook our priority is returning damaged property and items to their preloss condition.
Whether natural or man-made, a disaster at one of your client’s facilities needs to be handled by professionals who understand the importance of your tenants’ safety. Our teams are trained in helping manage both commercial and multi-family properties during the recovery process while maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants. Our professionals work hard and fast to minimize the interruptions for your tenants’ daily operations. Our experience with property management companies has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following types of facilities:
- Multi-Level Commercial Buildings
- Multi-Tenant Facilities
- Shopping Malls
- Apartment Complexes
- Industrial Facilities
SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook will work closely with Property Managers to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
Have Questions? Call Today – (630) 573-4290