When storms or floods hit Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen, SERVPRO is ready!
SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A faster response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit the Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen area we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
If you have a storm or flood damage call SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen at 708-301-4200 and we will make it "Like it never even happened."
Make Sure Your Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen Home is Storm Ready
Storms in the springtime are something we need to be ready for. We watch the news, but bad weather is still unpredictable, so we need to take steps to keep our homes safe from storm damage.
It is a really good idea to conduct an inspection of your home and grounds before inclement weather hits. A leaky roof or window can cause big problems during heavy rainfall and strong winds. Do all of your exterior doors and windows fit correctly? When was the last time you took a good look at your roof? These are all great questions to keep in mind.
Loose shutters and unstable large trees and bushes can present a real problem in high winds. Its a good idea to trim back trees and bushes with large, heavy branches that are not in good condition so that windows and vehicles are not in danger of storm damage in windy conditions.
Many homes in older cities have drainage ditches or creeks on the property. Take time to inspect these areas and remove debris or dirt that might obstruct the flow of water from a heavy rain. A clogged drainage ditch or creek bed can cause a lot of damage by flooding your property during, or even after, a storm.
In the event of a storm, do you have a system in place that will help you get information to everyone you care about in case of a weather emergency? Most of us use our cell phones to communicate these days, but in the case of a bad storm, your cell phone service could be at risk. You might consider a good old-fashion landline, just in case. If you or a family member gets stuck at work or out doing errands, others will worry, so keeping those lines of communication open can keep everyone safe and worry-free.
The SERVPRO team at Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen is here to help in the event of storm damage, fire damage, or mold issues. Call SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen and we will make it "Like it never even happened."
Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold
Mold found in bathroom vanity.
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
- Don't touch or disturb the mold.
- Don't blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don't attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don't spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it's a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today at 708-301-4200
Faster to Any Size Disaster
Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen
There is no such thing as a small disaster-especially when the water you don't see contains bacteria or can cause mold, rot and other unseen damage. Water damage can affect the value of your property. Before you get out the mop bucket and try to clean it yourself, consider how the damage can affect your property.
SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen knows how disruptive water damage can be for your business. SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen employees are trained and equipped to manage the drying process. By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, your building will be quickly and thoroughly dried to industry standards, which will help prevent secondary water damages. With rapid response time and a full line of water cleanup and restoration services we can help you regain control quickly by helping to ensure your facility and its contents are properly dried, deodorized and protected.
Before you risk further damaging the value of your facility by attempting to clean the mess yourself, call SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/HomerGlen and we will make it "Like it never even happened."
Severe Weather Safety
Severe weather can happen any time, anywhere. Each year, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms (noaa.gov):
10,000 severe thunderstorms
5,000 floods or flash floods
2 landfalling deadly hurricanes
Approximately 98 percent of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 650 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage. Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action, and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others.
Know your risk. The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business and your family. Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts. Severe weather comes in many forms, and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.
Take Action. Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business. Put together or purchase an emergency kit. Keep important papers and valuables in a safe place.
Be an Example. Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook or Twitter. Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.
SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen can help you be "Ready for whatever happens!"
Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Whether your home or business is near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river, or even in the desert-there is always potential for flood damage. Fema.gov reports in the last 5 years, all 50 states have experiences floods or flash floods. Just because you haven't experiences a flood in the past does not mean you won't in the future. In fact, nearly 20% of all flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low risk areas, and even just one inch of flood damage in an average home can cost you up to $27,000.
If you experience flooding call the experts at SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen and we will make it "Like it never even happened."
When Fire Strikes call SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen
This home suffered a fire after being struck by lightning. SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen did the mitigation and full rebuild on the home,
Mitigation requires quick action. The faster the SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen professionals arrive on-site to perform fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, the better the results - including lower claims costs. Within four hours of loss notification, SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen will be on-site to help ensure a fire damage is handled by utilizing the following services.
After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough cleaning.
All of the restorable content in affected areas will be professionally cleaned. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery.
SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage.
If your home or business is affected by fire or smoke damage SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen will make it "Like it never even happened."
Are You Prepared?
When Disaster Strikes
As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don't necessarily have to be.
By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.
Don't let it grow!
Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.
Fungi produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods, and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold (Penicillin chrysogenum).
Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people. If you think you might have a mold problem call us at 708-301-4200.
Intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks and poor humidity control. When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not properly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply. Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat. If you think you might have a mold problem, call us and we will make it "Like it never even happened."