Fourth of July is right around the corner! I know everyone looks forward to the beautiful light display in the sky this time of the year. However, The National Safety council does recommend that we leave the fireworks to the professionals! If not properly trained on how to light fireworks it could cause serious injuries as well as damage to property. we have created a list of a few safety tips in case you do decide to partake in firework activities.
- Never allow young children to play with fireworks.
- Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities.
- Do not place any part of your body directly over a firework.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire.
- Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
If disaster does strike SERVPRO of Naperville will be here to help.
Illinois weather can be quite unpredictable in these summer months. When the rain starts, sometimes it can feel like it it will stop. Are you prepared to weather the storm?
At SERVPRO of Naperville we are always ready to help!
If disaster does strike and your home or business experiences flood or storm damage give SERVPRO of Naperville a call at (630)428-3700. Our team is available 24/7 to help you. We are able to do on site estimates or work with insurance companies directly. No matter how big or small the job is, you can always count on SERVPRO of Naperville to make it "Like it never even happened.”
Mold Safety Tip
Mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business due to water intrusions. Mold can be a hazard and can create significant damage to your property.
If you are faced with the problem of mold damage in your home or place of business, please consider the following
- There are certain conditions for the risk of mold including but not limiting:
- Temperatures above 70
- High humidity
- Water damage
- Mold can grow quickly; it only takes 48 hours for mold to grow and spread
- Mold can be undetectable
- You may have moisture behind walls, in cabinets, and under floors
If you suspect that your home or business is experiencing a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Naperville at (630)-428-3700
SERVPRO of Naperville is an IICRC firm
SERVPRO of Naperville is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must:
- Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
- Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
- Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
- Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
- Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops the Standards for The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Naperville
SERVPRO of Naperville 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.
What to do in a Water Emergency
If you find that your home of business has been faced with an water emergency, please call SERVPRO of Naperville at (630) 428-3700
At SERVPRO of Naperville we understand that accidents can happen and things don't always go as planned. So in case you are faced with a water emergency, here are some helpful tips.
- Shut off the water source if possible. If you cannot find the source seek professional help
- Turn off the power in areas that may be affected by the water. But, if turning off the power requires you to enter or stand in wet areas it is best to leave it alone and call an electrician.
- Move all valuable items into a safe dry space
- Asses the damage and take pictures to show the insurance company
- If you have any items of the floor you should move to a dry area.
- For heavy furniture place aluminum foil under the legs to prevent additional damage.
If you find that your home of business has been faced with an water emergency, please call SERVPRO of Naperville at (630) 428-3700
If you find that your home of business has been faced with any storm damage, please call SERVPRO of Naperville at (630) 428-3700
Summer months in Illinois can be quite unpredictable. We never know when the next storm will hit. That being said we have to be prepared to weather the storm.
Should you fall a victim to disaster flooding or unpredictable storm damage, just know, SERVPRO of Naperville is here to help. We offer 24/7 emergency response services to help mitigate and restore your home.
Our team is able to provide you with on site estimates and work with you to ensure your home is restored into better than before conditions.
SERVPRO of Naperville are cleaning experts
Give us a call at (630)428-3700.
SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Naperville at (630)428-3700
SERVPRO of Naperville supports college kids
SERVPRO of Naperville is big on getting college kids from around the area involved in their community. By giving these college kids a chance to display their work ethic it also gives them the chance to build their resume.
All of them have different roles in the work place. That can range from being on a job site, to completing office tasks. This keeps all parties productive over the summer months as well as on longer breaks.
SERVPRO of Naperville currently has 4 college students working part time and are always looking for more dedicated employees.
Starting with Victoria, she is a sophomore marketing major that attends Howard University.
She previously attended Plainfield North Highschool. She currently is on the women’s soccer team at Howard. Victoria plans on working in sports marketing. She helps in the office completing paperwork and filing. She has been with the company for 4 years now, coming back for summer and winter breaks.
Next, we have Jayson. Jayson is a Junior supply chain management and Logistics major.
He currently attends The North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.
Previously Jayson attended Plainfield North High School and played on varsity basketball. Jayson works on the job’s sites in the area. He has been working for SERVPRO of Naperville for 6 years now coming back for summer and winter breaks.
Next is Justin. Justin is a junior that currently attends University of Dubuque as a criminal justice major. He also plays a major role on the university’s basketball team.
Justin previously attended Plainfield East Highschool. He prides himself in helping his community teaching at basketball camps to kids. Justin also works on the job sites in the area. He has been working for SERVPRO of Naperville for 6 years now coming back for summer and winter breaks.
Last but not least is Devon. Devon currently attends Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is a junior Engineering major. He previously attended Neuqua valley Highschool where he played varsity basketball. Devon also works on the job sites in the area. He has been working for SERVPRO of Naperville for 6 years now coming back for summer and winter breaks.
Winterizing Your Home
As you know we are located in Naperville, IL. That being said we can have some very cold and bitter winter months. To prepare you and your home to the harsh weather we have curated some tips to help minimize damage.
- Protect your pipes
Water expands when it freezes, that being said when water is inside your pipes, there is also a chance of your pipe cracking or bursting.
- drain the water from outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems
-disconnect outdoor hoses
-cover outdoor facets with foam insulators
- Check the heat
-Change your furnace filter at the start of the season and then every two to four months. Clogged or dirty filters are less efficient, which means your home might not warm up properly
- install programmable thermostat. By changing g the temperature to be cooler at night, could possibly save you money.
- Prevent ice dams
Ice dams form when heat escapes through the roof and melts snow that's settled there. That snowmelt flows to your roof's edge and refreezes, usually at the eaves. The problem with an ice dam is that snow that later melts can't properly drain, so it has to go somewhere… and that might be through a leak in your roof, causing water damage in your home.
Luckily for you there are ways to prevent this from happening:
- Clean out clogged gutters and downspouts
- Seal places that may allow warm air to leak from your home to your attic, such as vent pipes, chimneys, attic hatches, and light fixtures.
- soffit vents, which are along the eaves of the house and allow air to flow into the attic, are clear
- clean and store lawn equipment in a safe place
-empty all of the fuel. You can remove what’s left with a meat baster. By allowing the gas to sit it can damage fuel lines.
-Clean the machine of oil and yard debris and sharpen the blades.
-Store them for winter in a basement, garage, or covered storage shed where they're safe from the weather.
- Inspect chimney/fireplace
A professional chimney sweep can clean out soot and other debris that could catch fire. You shouldn't be able to feel any cold air coming down the chimney. You can also install glass fireplace doors or a chimney inflatable that blocks cold air from coming down the chimney and keeps in warm air.
- Seal all windows and doors
Having gaps will make it hard for your house to stay warm during the cooler months. Caulk around windows and install weather stripping around doors as needed. This minor and inexpensive task can help you save on heating costs.
If your windows and doors are older, they may be inefficient single-pane windows or uninsulated doors. Consider upgrading to double- or even triple-pane windows and insulated doors and garage doors to boost the energy efficiency of your home.
- Stock up on the cold weather essentials
Winter storms may call for power outages. That being said you can never be too prepared.
Stock up on things such as:
-A working, fully charged fire extinguisher
-An alternative heat source such as a generator, wood-burning stove, or fireplace.
-Sand, ice melt, and a shovel if where you live is prone to ice and snow
- emergency kit
This past Sunday marked the 15year anniversary of 9/11 one of the most tragic moments in this countries history i found myself lost in a moment of reflection,while most of the country was tuned into the start of the football season i couldn't help but drive home in silence after dropping my daughter off and thinking about the way i felt that faithful morning. An 18 year old kid fresh out of high school i went through of an array of emotions that day. It took a few days before i really snapped back to reality when i did I realized that life as we knew it would change for ever. Fast forward 15 years now i'm a 33 year old man/father life did change but we did not let those despicable acts by a select few destroy us we stood strong and rebuilt bigger and better! So to all our armed forces, police and fire departments THANK YOU for all that you do...