Are You Prepared With an Emergency Storm Kit?
These august months are primitive to receiving tornado warning and severe weather emergency notifications, SERVPRO of Naperville wants you to be prepared. We want to share some tips to keep in mind when putting together an emergency kit in the event a storm is approaching. Your storm kit should include but not limit:
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Emergency food and water
- Any medicine you may need
- Extra change of clothes
These are just some things we recommend that you should have in your kit. However, you may put in whatever you deem necessary. There should be an emergency kit in every residential space, also in all commercial properties. There should also be designated storm areas inside your home or office that you should go with your emergency kits.
SERVPRO of Naperville wants you to be well prepared in any situation!
Protect Your Business From a Storm
Thunderstorms in the Chicagoland area can potentially cause extensive damage to your business and property surrounding your business. Power outages, fallen down trees, and flooding are all possibilities when we experience a storm. SERVPRO of Naperville has a few preventative steps you can take to ensure you are able to protect your business during these times.
- Maintain all trees on property
- High winds can turn tree branches into projectiles that may fall on or potential shatter your buildings windows or cause injury to customers or employees. They may also do damage to the property surrounding your business. Make sure your landscape is being maintained. Trim your trees away from your property as well as the power lines to protect your power source during a storm.
- Have a flood plan in place
- Having a proper flood plan in place can possibly prevent or minimize damage done to your property. If your business does experience flooding call SERVPRO of Naperville immediately at (630)428-3700
The Three Levels of Commercial Losses
SERVPRO of Naperville specializes in handing all damage to commercial properties including water damage, fire damage, mold, or even property damage after a storm. We understand that no matter what the damage is, it is a stressful time for you.
We are able to use a tool to assess the damage to your property and begin the mitigation process. This tool is a grading system. Commercial properties are graded on a scale from one to three based on size of affected area and extent of the damage that has been done.
level one commercial losses involve properties with affected areas of around 15,000 square feet give or take. Examples of a level one loss would include but not limit: small warehouses, small churches, or a stand-alone restaurant.
A level two loss is usually for affected areas of around 15,000 - 60,000 square feet. Examples could include small multi-family homes, medium size churches or schools, small shopping center, or medium size warehouse.
Level three commercial losses are properties of 60,000+ affected area. These may include, but are not limited to, large buildings such as hospitals, schools, warehouses.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
As the pandemic continues, we realize that we are all moving into a new kind of normal. The expectations of customers and employees have changed. COVID-19 has modified the definition of what it means to be clean, and here at SERVPRO, we have developed a plan to help your business reach the new standard. We offer our customers a superior cleaning defensive program to commercial locations. By choosing SERVPRO of Naperville you are giving your customers, employees, and your community peace of mind that you have selected a higher cleaning standard. You are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Call us today to get Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you in your time of need.
Call SERVPRO of Naperville today at (630)428-3700 to get a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. consultation.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience. Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.
We Are Here To Help
The impact that the Coronavirus pandemic can have on our lives is very personal. Each individual has their own story that shapes who they are. Here at SERVPRO of Naperville, we understand that this can be a hard time in everyone’s life. However, we want our customers to know we are still here to help.
At SERVPRO of Naperville we are taking every precaution to make sure all of our customers as well as all of our employees are staying safe. Our employees take every precaution on and off the job to make sure they are staying safe, wearing a mask, and following social distancing guidelines.
However, through everything that is going on right now, we want to ensure our customers know that they are our priority. We understand that it is not “just another job”. What is important to you is important to us.
SERVPRO of Naperville is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call at (630)428-3700 today!
How We Take Care of Mold
When there is water in your home, mold can quickly become an issue. It can cause health effects and damage to your property.
SERVPRO of Naperville has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment to handle your mold problem.
Call SERVPRO of Naperville
The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Someone on our team will need to ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed.
Your property will be carefully inspected for mold using various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold can sometimes be hidden from plain view.
Different containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold, like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.
Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO of Naperville technicians will then use air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores.
The process of mold remediation depends on the amount of mold growth and the type of surface it's on. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary.
SERVPRO of Naperville cleans your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings.
Depending on the level of mold damage, some building materials may have to be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs or major repairs such as reconstruction.
How We Handle Water Damage
Our Number one goal at SERVPRO is returning damaged areas and items to preloss condition. We aim to make it “Like it never even happened.” But sometimes water damage is inevitable. It can happen to anyone at any time to your home or business. However, with the right tools and proper equipment out team at SERVPRO of Naperville will dry out your home or business quickly. These are the precautionary steps we will take to make it “Like it never even happened.”
- Identify source
- Identify type of water
- Survey extent of damage and inspect premises
- Identify signs of visible mold growth
- Move furniture
- Emergency water extraction
- Dispose damaged materials
- Floor and wall inspection
- Examine carpet
- Measure temperature
- Use drying equipment
Why Realtors should choose SERVPRO of Naperville
We are currently at a time where the real estate market is huge! As the suburbs of Chicago continue to grow in population, the number of houses being built/put on the market are also on the rise. Having a reputation for quality listings is important during this time. Here at SERVPRO of Naperville we understand that you want to move a sale through quickly to get your commission. How your listing looks is key to getting a potential buyer. Whether your property is commercial or residential SERVPRO of Naperville will have your listing looking brand new. No matter how big our small our team can help assist you in inspecting your property and fixing the damages efficiently. We are able to do onsite estimates for your convenience.
Home Fire Pit Safety Tips
SERVPRO of Naperville wants you to have a safe summer!
Everyone loves a good bonfire on a summer night! Many of us are looking forward to gathering around the campfire and enjoying s'mores with family and friends. But before your fun filled night starts make sure you follow these safety tips from Allstate!
- Check wind direction before lighting a fire.
- Don’t use flammable fluids (gasoline, lighter fluid, etc.) to light or relight fires.
- Don’t wear flammable clothing (like nylon) or any loose-fitting clothing.
- Keep children and pets at least 3 feet away from the fire.
- Avoid using soft woods like pine or cedar, because they can “pop” and throw sparks.
- Keep a fire extinguisher, garden hose or bucket of water nearby.
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.