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SERVPRO offers Specialty Cleaning for your Business

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

Two Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned table top tents on a wood table. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook offers specialty cleaning services for your business.

As our communities get back to business, we all have a new sense of what it means to be clean.  At SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook, we’re dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the Chicagoland area as we find our way to a new normal. And we’re doing just that with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook Professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

So how does it work? It’s grounded in our unique 3 C’s:

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.
  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.
  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers, and community.

When you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence.

If you have questions or want to learn more about Certified SERVPRO Cleaned, call us today at 630-573-4290.

Commercial Water Damage in Downers Grove

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

Warehouse with tall metal shelving on both sides. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can help with all your commercial water damage emergencies.

A thunderstorm arrived at our warehouse in an instant and with it brought large amounts of water that flooded our first floor.  We reached out to SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook to help us with our water emergency.  They arrived quickly and immediately began the restoration process by extracting the standing water from the warehouse.  Secondly, they placed powerful air movers and dehumidifiers to begin the drying process to ensure the warehouse was returned to normal moisture levels.

Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.   

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Restoration Specialists

When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook has a team of highly trained and certified restoration technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-573-4290.

Cleanup in Aisle 2 - Call SERVPRO

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

A woman riding on an escalator in a mall. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can handle your commercial facility disaster.

When a disaster strikes your retail facility time is crucial to saving your business.  SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook are available 24 hours a day to help remediate any damage, no matter the cause of the loss.  We are experienced in limiting business interruption, working after hours and around the clock to isolate the damage and restore your space so that you can continue business as usual.

 Types of Facilities:

  • National Chain Stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping Malls
  • Department Stores
  • Specialty Retailers

Whether it's a supermarket or department store, and whether the cause is a fire or a burst pipe, our team will work quickly to assess your cleanup needs and isolate the damage.  SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook are experienced in working with retailers to ensure that all surfaces, displays and merchandise are restored to preloss conditions so that you can re-open your doors as soon as possible.

Our Experience Includes:

  • Total Project Management
  • Inventory Control and Documentation
  • Facilities Cleaning and Restoration
  • Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup
  • Vandalism Cleanup
  • Air Ducts and HVAV Cleaning
  • Odor Removal
  • Mold Removal
  • Smoke and Soot Cleanup
  • Document and Records Recovery
  • Electronics/Equipment Restoration

If you experience an emergency at your retail facility, please call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook at 630-573-4290.

Commercial Mold Remediation

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Green box that reads Mold Problems? Call SERVPRO we can help with a orange SERVPRO house logo under it. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can help with your mold problems.

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present health effects for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook technicians are trained and have the following certifications:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Have a Mold Problem? Call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook – (630) 573-4290.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned sticker being placed on a glass door. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can help your business open safely.

When our logo is on your door, your commitment to clean is clear

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is here to help keep your customers and employees safe, and also let everyone know you've chosen a higher standard of clean.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive, proactive viral pathogen cleaning program backed by our more than 50 years of experience in cleanup and restoration. With an industry-leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes, we're helping businesses across the country open safely. So make the commitment to keep your employees and customers safer. Make sure your space is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

CONSULT

A tailored cleaning program to meet your needs.

  • We will assign you a Cleaning Protocol Specialist who understands your business.
  • Programs are based on a range of factors: type of industry, business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touch points, foot traffic and congestion points.

CLEAN

Proactive and COVID-19 emergency response cleaning program.

  • Trained and experienced in biohazard cleaning and decontamination for porous and non-porous surfaces - always adhering to the highest standards set by the CDC.
  • EPA-approved products, including our proprietary cleaning agent SERVPROXIDE, a hospital-grade disinfectant that is NSF certified for direct food contact surface use.

CERTIFY

A commitment to clean for your employees and consumers. 

  • Leverage SERVPRO's trusted brand to reassure your customers and employees that you are taking the steps needed to keep your space at the highest level of clean.
  • Communication touchpoints include a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned window emblem, signage, marks for your digital footprint and more. 

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook at (630) 573-4290.

*#1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based on Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019.
** Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchisees perform the job according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry standards (CDC, RIA, IICRC) with EPA-approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience and result. 

Commercial Cleaning - Ceilings to Floors

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

White office hallway with brown trim and brown carpet. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook provides specialty cleaning services for your business.

Over the past year, many offices and commercial buildings had to close their doors and employees worked from home.  As we begin to return to the workplace, it is important that your commercial space is clean and ready for business as usual. 

The condition of the ceilings, walls, and hard floors are some of the most overlooked places to keep clean.  Although we are known primarily for our fire and water restoration services, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook also provides commercial cleaning services that go way beyond the scope of a routine janitorial service.  Our restoration technicians are specially trained to clean everything from commercial office buildings and warehouses to safely removing biohazard contaminants.  

Ceilings and walls

These surfaces should be cleaned as part of a maintenance schedule to keep your business looking its best.  If you are planning to paint, we also recommend having these surfaces professionally cleaned to help the primer and paint adhere to the walls.

Hard Floors

At first glance, hard floors can look fine, but they accumulate soil over time, so it’s a good idea to have the floors professionally cleaned to remove this buildup.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is ready when you need specialty deep cleaning services to make your offices or commercial business look its best. Call us today at 630-573-4290.

Commercial Property Damage? Call SERVPRO

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Lobby of an office building that has glass walls on each side. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook provides 24 hour emergency services.

Damage can happen to a commercial property at any time of the day or night.  From the moment you contact us, our team of highly trained restoration technicians will be mobilized and will immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process upon arrival.

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is available 24 hours a day to restore your Oak Brook property and get you back to business.  We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage.  We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,700 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events.  Here are a few of commercial restoration services that we offer:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

When your commercial business needs cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is ready to respond to your emergency day and night. Call us at 630-573-4290. 

Business Owners can count on SERVPRO for Specialty Cleaning

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

White office table being cleaned by 2 workers in white suits. SERVPRO provides several cleaning services for your business.

Whether your business is large or small, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is Here to Help.

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is known for its expertise in restoration and recovery from disasters but we also provide non-emergency services, such as cleaning services.  When SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook cleans commercial properties, the surfaces are not merely clean; they are “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.”

A New Standard of Clean

We are happy to provide maintenance cleaning services for commercial clients, which include restaurants, automobile dealerships, healthcare providers and others.  We also have extensive experience in cleaning biohazards, vandalism and graffiti, and crime or trauma scenes.

The recent pandemic has increased awareness of the necessity for both proactive and disaster-response cleaning. 

Call us at (630) 573-4290 to schedule an appointment.  We will develop a cleaning plan designed for the needs of your business.  Cleanings can be scheduled as little or as much as needed.

We are always available for emergencies

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is available any time 24 hours a day to respond to an emergency.  Remember to call (630) 573-4290.

Call SERVPRO to handle your Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

Fire trucks on the street in front of tall office buildings. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook offers Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup.

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Here are some of the fire damage and other commercial services we provide:

  • Fire damage cleanup and restoration
  • Water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Mold remediation and mitigation services
  • Building services
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Disaster Recovery Team
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Air Ducts & HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Trauma & Crime Scene
  • Vandalism & Graffiti

If your business has suffered damage from a fire, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is available 24 hours a day to safely clean and restore your property. We will take care of your commercial fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Call us today at 630-573-4290.

We Provide Commercial Water Damage Restoration

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

Silver faucet dripping water into a sink with a few more sinks in the background. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is available 24 hours a day for any water emergency.

A dripping faucet or a leaking water pipe can be costly for business owners if left unrepaired.  Water can seep under floors, into drywall and cause harm to the building structure over time.  The longer water is left to stand and permeate surfaces, the higher the cost of repairs.  SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook want business owners to know that our highly trained technicians can respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.  Here are a few questions that we ask when you call us.  These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring:

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

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook professionals are available 24 hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies, large or small.  Call us today at (630) 573-4290 to find out about our water cleanup and restoration services. 

SERVPRO offers Full Service Restoration for your Business

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of blue office building with lots of windows. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook will help keep your business running.

When your property faces damage and business operations are interrupted, turn to SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook to help restore, recover and re-open.  Offering full service restoration, we can handle all aspects of the response, from emergency board-up, to water or debris removal, cleaning, drying, and restoration, including rebuilding from the damage.

Helping Your Business and Recovering from Damage

We are a local business based in the Downers Grove and Oak Brook area and we understand that you need an immediate response with trained and professional staff working to get you restored quickly and accurately.  Responding 24/7, don’t hesitate to contact us to help with any of the following:

  • Emergency/after-hours board-up services to secure your property
  • Water extraction and commercial drying
  • Fire damage mitigation and repairs
  • Smoke and soot cleaning and deodorization
  • Biohazard cleaning
  • Mold removal and remediation
  • Any form of structural damage to your property

For help with your business or commercial property call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook at (630) 573-4290.

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO semi truck with two employees in the cab. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook offers 24 hour emergency service.

Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes.  There is never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike, and storms don’t just strike during regular business hours; that’s why SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook Professionals offer 24 hour emergency service 365 days per year.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.  So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give our Professionals a call and we will be there fast with the help you need.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Service
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  •  Highly Trained Storm and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies.  Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (630) 573-4290

Commercial Cleaning Service - SERVPRO

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Curved hallway of an office building with blue carpet, white tile and white lights in the ceiling. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook offers several commercial cleaning services.

SERVPRO can help keep your Business Clean

Whether you need cleaning for a commercial office or require industrial cleaning services, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can help.  It is hard to notice all of the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office or warehouse.  When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, give us a call.  Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO to make your workspace or warehouse look its very best.

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook will get the job done right and get it done quickly, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation.  We offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants.  We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. 

If you are in need of Commercial Cleaning for your business, please call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook at (630) 573-4290.

Commercial Cleaning Services

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Lobby of an office building with tile floor and silver pillars with flower pots on the side. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook provides Commercial Cleaning Services.

Maintaining a clean work environment is important to every business owner.  When grime, odor and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook.  Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO to make your workspace look its very best.  We will get the job done right and get it done quickly.

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants.  We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business.  Our cleaning services include the following:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

If your commercial property needs specialty cleaning contact SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook at (630) 573-4290.

Be Ready with an ERP from SERVPRO

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO house logo with emergency ready profile under it with a big green check mark. If disaster strikes your business, be ready with an ERP from SERVPRO.

No one ever plans on a disaster to strike, but you can prepare for it.

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility.  The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact Information, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Area.  Our representatives will work with you to set up the plan.

Knowing what to do and who to call in advance and having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and gets you back in the building following a disaster.  The ERP is available online using your computer or a tablet.  You can download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to access this information anytime.  The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your businesses are "Ready for whatever happens."
 

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook offers complimentary Emergency READY Profiles for your businesses and commercial properties.  Please contact us today at (630) 573-4290 to get your profile started.

SERVPRO - Commercial Services

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Big green SERVPRO truck with several green air movers in front of the truck. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook provides Commercial Services to your business.

Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges.  You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your business.  When the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”  We handle all types of commercial industries:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

When it comes to commercial restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry.  Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook responds quickly to your commercial fire, water, and mold damage emergencies.  No commercial project is too big!

Need Commercial Services? Call Us at (630) 573-4290. 

If Disaster Threatens the Hospitality Industry - SERVPRO can Help!

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

If you have a disaster at your hospitality facility, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is here to help!

AT SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook we understand that keeping your guests satisfied is your top priority, and you can rest assured that you are ours.  When disaster strikes at a hospitality facility, the help of a specialized team is critical in assuring that normal operations resume as quickly and safely as possible.

Whether the cause is a coat hanger on a sprinkler head or a natural disaster, we work to efficiently isolate the damaged area so that basic functions can continue normally, and guests can enjoy your services with minimal impact.  Our professionals are trained to work with your management and maintenance teams to prioritize spaces and make sure that all areas are restored to your complete satisfaction.  Our experience in the hospitality industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following hospitality facilities:

  • Hotels
  • Convention Centers
  • Casinos
  • Resorts
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Banquet Halls

If your business experiences any type of a disaster, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook will be there to help!  Please contact us at (630) 573-4290. 

Commercial Services

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is available to help with all of you Commercial Cleaning and Restorations needs. Call us at (630) 573-4290.

Commercial cleaning and restoration services are the cornerstone of our business.  SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is available 24 hours, 7 days a week to get your 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.

Here are somecommercial services we provide:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage
  • Commercial Duct Cleaning
  • Commercial Biohazard Cleanup
  • Commercial Sewage
  • Commercial Post Construction Cleanup
  • Commercial Carpet & Upholstery
  • Commercial Vandalism

So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

If you are in need of our Commercial Services, Please call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook today at (630) 573-4290.

Surprise, My Office is Flooded!

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can help if your office space has water damage.

Surprises at work are never anything that we look forward to and walking into a flooded office is never a good way to start the day. 

Flooding and water damage events that take place in commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response.  SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook will be there to help you.  Whether you are dealing with a relatively small water cleanup or a large scale event, we will 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.

Our team is trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area and manage the restoration project through to its completion.  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.

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial property after a water damage event.  Call us today at (630) 573-4290.

Property Managers - SERVPRO can help after a Disaster

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

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
  • Hotels
  • 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

Fire Extinguisher Safety tips for the workplace.

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

If you experience Fire Damage in your workplace SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can help!

According to OSHA, the most common emergency small businesses must plan for is a fire. Fire extinguishers can be invaluable tools to help fight smaller fires in the workplace.

It is important for employees to know how to use an extinguisher properly and also know how to accurately assess a fire situation.

The PASS method is a simple training technique for fire extinguishers:

·        P - Pull the pin on the extinguisher.

·        A - Aim the hose nozzle low toward the base of the fire.

·        S - Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.

·        S - Sweep the nozzle from side to side at the base of the flames until extinguished.

Fire extinguishers are meant to handle only small fires. If a fire becomes too large or the environment becomes too dangerous, employees should know when and how to evacuate the area.  If appropriate, sound the fire alarm or call the fire department immediately. 

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is always available to help if your business has incurred damage from a fire.  Please call us at 630-573-4290.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning.

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook will help keep your carpets clean.

Even the highest-quality items can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook to clean and maintain your commercial carpets.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your commercial carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months.

The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil.  Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook Professionals will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today.

Need Commercial Carpet Cleaning?
Call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook at
630-573-4290

Restaurants can't afford to wait when Disaster Strikes!

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is here to help your restaurant if disaster strikes.

The restaurant business and food service industry are numbers-driven. So is the one company they call on to get them back in service faster when fire or water damage strikes. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is the #1 Choice in Commercial Cleanup and Restoration.

AT SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook our number one priority is getting your business and dining room back in operation as quickly as possible. When disaster strikes your restaurant or manufacturing center, you need the expertise of a team who is trained in food service cleanup. 

Our specialists are trained in health codes, regulations and the use of food-safe products. We understand the importance of getting your dining room, kitchen or production operational with minimal or no interruption at all. We’ll work to ensure all surfaces are restored and sanitized to health and food safety specifications, and you are able to get back to business quicker.

Our experience in the food service industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following types of facilities:

Food Manufacturing Facilities

Food Distribution Centers

Fast Food Restaurants

Fine Dining Restaurants

Senior Living Facility Kitchens

School Cafeterias

If your restaurant has experienced a fire or water disaster, please call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook Today – (630) 573-4290.

Generator Safety Tips - To Keep your Business Running

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Keep your business running with the help of a portable generator.

In an emergency, portable generators offer lifesaving benefits when outages affect your business. They can safely power important electrical equipment such as portable heating units, computers, water pumps, freezers, refrigerators and lighting. However, portable generator use can also be very hazardous.

If you plan on using an emergency generator, it’s essential that you take precautions for your safety and the safety of those working to restore power.

Follow these tips for safe portable generator use from the NSC:

  • Always read and follow the manufacturer's operating instructions before running generator.
  • Engines emit carbon monoxide. Never use a generator inside your business or other enclosed areas.
  • Only use your generator outdoors, away from open windows, vents, or doors.
  • Use a battery-powered carbon monoxide detector in the area you’re running a generator.
  • Gasoline and its vapors are extremely flammable. Allow the generator engine to cool at least 2 minutes before refueling and always use fresh gasoline.
  • Never operate the generator near combustible materials.

If you experience Storm or Water damage due to a power outage in your commercial building, do not hesitate to give SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook a call at 630-573-4290.

Large Loss Response Team

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is a Large Loss Response Team.

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is a Large Loss Response Team (LLRT) which means we can handle your commercial loss.  No job is too large for us to handle.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified to handle any-size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.  At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. 

COMMERCIAL LARGE LOSS DIVISION CLIENTS INCLUDE:

  • Property Management
  • Hospitality Facilities
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities
  • Education Facilities
  • Retail Facilities

If there is anything too large for your own maintenance crew to handle in your commercial building, do not hesitate to give SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook a call at 630-573-4290

Commercial Remediation Experts - Downers Grove & Oak Brook Area

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is here to help get your business back to work!

Are you a business owner in Downers Grove or Oak Brook?  Have you experienced a recent water, fire or mold damage at your commercial property? 

Are you looking for a reputable company with commercial remediation experience that offers a full service remediation team?  Then, look no further because SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is here to help.  Conveniently available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is able to work within the parameters of any commercial job site. 

Our goal is to get your business up and running as soon as possible to limit the interruption to your business.  We have worked around schedules so that businesses could stay open while remediation occurred on the off hours in order to avoid monetary disruption. 

We know commercial losses are complex and we will work with you directly to help facilitate your needs.  Call us at (630) 573-4290 to see how we can help get your business back into business.

Be Prepared: Wireless Emergency Alerts

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Be Ready! SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is faster to any size Disaster, Cal us today 630-573-4290

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are free notifications delivered to your mobile device as part of a public safety system provided by authorized government-alerting authorities. The alerts are designed to inform you of imminent threats to safety or missing persons alerts in your area (e.g., AMBER Alerts). Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service. A WEA can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without downloading an app or subscribe to a service. WEAs may be used to share extreme weather warnings, local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action, AMBER Alerts, and Presidential Alerts during a national emergency.

A WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will typically show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters.

Courtesy of Restoration Newsline Volume 16, Issue 2.

Commercial Water Cleanup in Oak Brook

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

If your business has a flooding event due to frozen water pipes, call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook at 630-573-4290

The Chicago area has been experiencing extremely cold temperatures this past week and with the slight warm up at the end of the week, pipes began to burst.  SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook responded immediately to a commercial building in need of professional services after a broken pipe.

Here are a few tips that you can follow to prevent your commercial building from frozen pipes:

5 Steps to Preventing Burst Pipes:

  1. Insulate all water pipes that run along the exterior of the building or those that are located in unheated interior spaces.
    2. Inspect water pipes on a regular basis, looking for any signs of small leaks or fatigue that could cause them to fail in a big way when the freezing temperatures arrive.
    3. Run water at a slow drip to relieve the pressure that can burst a pipe in the case that it does freeze.
    4. Check all shutoff valves and levers to make sure they are in pristine working order.
    5. Keep utilities on in vacant units- if you have vacant units, the cost of maintaining utilities in that unit will offset the cost of loss that could result from the lack of heat or water movement which causes frozen pipes and subsequent water damage.

Source: http://www.assetmanagementalliance.com/how-to-winterize-your-commercial-property-to-prevent-freezing-water-pipes/

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

There’s never a convenient time for storm or water damage to strike your business. 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.

Call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook at 630-573-4290

Tips for Preparing your Business for Winter Weather

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Keep your Business clear from winter weather.

Winter weather will be upon us very soon as we head into the winter months of the Chicagoland area.  Here are a few things to think about for your commercial property.

Tips for Preparing Your Business for Winter Weather

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook Franchise Professionals about starting a Disaster Recovery Plan for your

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook responds quickly to your Oak Brook or Downers Grove fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation.

Have Questions? Call Today – (630) 573-4290

The different causes of commercial water damage

11/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO special drying equipment.

Work Place Water Damage is Restored by SERVPRO

When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms. 
 
However, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings. 
 
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems 
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment 
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency. 
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing 
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. 
 
4. Backed up sewer lines 
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can ruin products and office furnishings. 
 
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at (630) 573-4290 for fast help.

Commercial Fire Damage Clean up

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire tips that can help save your business!

Call SERVPRO for Your Commercial Fire Damage

Commercial fire damage is one of the most devastating experiences that a business owner can experience in Downers Grove & Oak Brook. In addition to doing severe damage to the structure of the building, fires can lead to excessive, standing water on the property as well as mold invasions. For these reasons and more, business leaders find it difficult to recover from a natural disaster or a man-made accident. This is even the case when the business owner is an industry expert who manages the daily operations effectively. However, learning more about commercial fires and how fire damage remediation specialists can assist you is the first step towards limiting damages and preserving your equilibrium in the face of the disaster. Gather information you need regarding how to grapple with a fire by reviewing the data outlined below:

Fire Threats. There are several factors that can place a commercial property in harm’s way. Some of these include:

  • lightning strike
  • electrical fire
  • blown fuse, overloaded circuits
  • an adjoining business fire

Preventing Commercial Fire Damage and Strategies You Can Use:

In addition to purchasing business interruption insurance, there are several strategies you can implement to decrease the impact of fire damage to your business. Some of them include:

  • Avoiding the storage of flammable items on site
  • Check your smoke alarms regularly to ensure they are functioning properly
  • Have your fire extinguishers in accessible areas
  • Implement a fire evacuation plan
  • Turn off appliances and machinery when no one is on site.
  • Ensure all machinery is in good condition
  • Have backup drives for computers
  • Important paperwork should be kept in a fireproof safe
  • Use a cloud for document back up storage

Call SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook at (630) 573-4290 for your commercial fire damage.

Commercial Cleaning Services

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Keep your office fresh and clean!

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO to make your workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products

Have Questions? Call Today 630-573-4290

Specialty Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

Flooding in Your Business

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

a workplace flood can be devastating to your business.

The weather has been very unpredictable the past few weeks in our area.  We have experience heavy rains in a short period of time causing the sewer systems to back up and streets to flood. 

If you see there is a flash flood watch, this means that a flash flood is possible.  A flash flood warning means that a flood is about to happen or already taking place.  If a flash flood occurs, you should make sure everyone gets to higher ground as quickly as possible. 

Your business can prepare for any potential disaster, including flash floods. Keep all essential equipment and documents elevated from the floor.  Ideally, they should be stored on the second floor of the building or higher.  Back-up electronic data daily to cloud storage or to an external drive so the files can still be accessed in the event of a disaster.  

It is a good idea to have a battery-powered radio available on-site.  In case of a power outage, you and your staff can keep updated on the current conditions.  (FEMA) The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides a list of recommended supplies in the event of a disaster, such as a flashlight and first aid kit. 

You can also check with the National Weather Service to get more tips on safety during flooding. 

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can help your business get back on track after flooding or other disasters.  Call us today for more information (630) 573-4290.

Restoring Your Downers Grove / Oak Brook Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Downers Grove / Oak Brook 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 Downers Grove / Oak Brook

SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook 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.