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Flooded Apartment Building in Downtown Chicago?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Downtown Chicago as seen from the river and bridges at dusk. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Cook County.

Water can cause significant damage to a property quickly, so fast mitigation is required to minimize the potential for secondary damage. Businesses can rely on our fast emergency response time and extensive knowledge of the buildings located in Downtown Chicago. Our local team in Downtown Chicago uses powerful industrial equipment and advanced technology to restore water damage:

Moisture Detection and Measurement

  • Surface moisture meters
  • Infrared imagery
  • Evasive moisture detectors
  • Video borescope

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your business or home.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

Call Us Today!

Water damage never happens at a convenient time. Pipes burst, plumbing systems fail, and sewers can backup at any time. No matter when you need us, Downtown Chicago businesses and residents can rely on us to restore water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Commercial Water and Fire Restoration Services for New Eastside Businesses?

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

Flames from a fire light up the night sky. We respond to water and fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Chicago.

Water and fire restoration services for New Eastside businesses.

When you have fire damage, you will also have water damage in most cases. Our local team in Downtown Chicago typically arrives onsite within four hours of your call for help. We follow this comprehensive process when restoring fire damage in New Eastside:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

We will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs to secure the structure and protect it from further damage.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all the restorable items and structures damaged by the fire.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs or major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us!

When your New Eastside business requires emergency water and fire restoration services, our local team in Downtown Chicago is ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Downtown Chicago?

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

A summer thunderstorm and a rainbow are seen over Downtown Chicago. We are on call 24-hours a day to mitigate storm damage in Cook County.

Thunderstorms are common in Downtown Chicago in the summer months. Our local team in Downtown Chicago responds to storm damage emergencies every year and offers these thunderstorm safety tips from the American Red Cross:

Severe Thunderstorm Watch - Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Stay informed and be ready to act if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. 

  • Learn about your local community’s emergency warning system for severe thunderstorms
  • Discuss thunderstorm safety and lightning safety with everyone in the building
  • Pick a safe place in for people to gather during a thunderstorm. This should be away from windows, skylights, and glass doors that could be broken by strong winds or hail.
  • Make a list of items to bring inside in the event of a severe thunderstorm
  • Make trees and shrubbery more wind resistant by keeping them trimmed and removing damaged branches
  • Consult your local fire department if you are considering installing lightning rods
  • Get trained in first aid and learn how to respond to emergencies

Call Us!

When you have a commercial storm damage emergency, our local team in Downtown Chicago will restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO Customers Find Us No Matter How They Spell Our Name!

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

Hands on keyboard searching SERVPRO has been restoring fire and water damage since 1967.

SERVPRO search queries are all over the place. We’ve seen searches for “serv pro, surf pro, pro serv, SERVPRO, ServicePro,” you name it, we’ve seen it! No matter how you spell our name, you can always count on our local team in Downtown Chicago to restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Our team members must undergo initial and ongoing training to stay current on technological advancements and industry standards. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Call Us Today!

Whether you spell our name: serv pro, surf pro, pro serv, SERVPRO, or ServiPro, when you need commercial fire, water, storm, or mold damage restoration services, our SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water-Damaged Hotel in Downtown Chicago?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

A picture of the historic Hilton Chicago is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cook County.

Every minute counts when you have a water damage emergency. Water is invasive, and a small leak can quickly become a more time-consuming and expensive repair. Our local team in Downtown Chicago is on call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies. Downtown Chicago businesses can rely on our fast emergency response time and extensive knowledge of the buildings in this area. Although every water damage event is unique, we follow the same comprehensive process as follows:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property quickly. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments, remove odors, and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

The restoration may involve minor repairs, like replacing drywall or installing new carpet, or it may include rebuilding services,

Call Us Today!

Downtown Chicago businesses can rely on our team in Downtown Chicago to restore water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water and Fire Restoration Services for Loop-area Businesses?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A view of buildings in Downtown Chicago is shown. We are trusted leaders in water and fire restoration in Cook County.

Our local team in Downtown Chicago has been restoring fire damage in the Loop for years. We know that our fast emergency response time combined with our highly trained team and use of industrial-grade equipment saves our customers time and money in many cases. After the Chicago Fire Department leaves the scene, you will have fire damage and collateral damage left from the water used by the firefighters to extinguish the flames.

We are water and fire restoration industry leaders and have a thorough knowledge of the multi-level properties and buildings in the Downtown area. We typically respond to your call within four hours or less and will immediately begin the mitigation and cleanup process when we arrive. We have established relationships with all of the major insurance carriers. We can assist you with the entire restoration, from the initial cleanup to the final reconstruction phase of the project.

Fire Damage Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 7: Restoration

Call Us Today!

When your business in the Loop needs water and fire restoration services, our local team in Downtown Chicago is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Happy SERVPRO Customers in Downtown Chicago?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

Happy business people are giving the thumbs-up sign. We restore property damage in Chicago "Like it never even happened."

"SERVPRO" is a hard name to remember. We see online search queries for "serv pro, surf pro, pro serv, SERVPRO, ServicePro," you name it, we've seen it! What is easy to remember is that we are a top-notch industry leader in commercial water and fire damage restoration and have been restoring property damage in the Downtown Chicago business district for many years. Here are some Google reviews:

"Team Nichols is a top-notch service provider in the Midwest. From the project management aspect of commercial real estate to taking care of some of the most highly valued properties in Downtown Chicago, they are one of the finest. They are tremendous at managing high-risk jobs and are a real pleasure to work with. Matt and Bobby are outstanding representatives of the restoration industry and the SERVPRO family." Jim Standohar

Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

"Osie and Bobby Nichols did a great job repairing our high-rise water damage and mold. They were very professional and easy to communicate with. Overall, very pleased with their service and how the bathroom turned out!" Leigha Crowder

Services: Water damage-related cleanup & repair, Water damage-related mold removal

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

Call Us Today!

Whether you spell our name: serv pro, surf pro, pro serv, SERVPRO, or ServicePro, when you need commercial water damage restoration services, our SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Hail Causes Damage to Grant Park Properties?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

A view of Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Chicago.

Hail can cause extensive property damage. On June 10, 2015, the largest hailstone in Illinois history was recorded in Minooka, about forty-five miles southwest of Chicago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report said the hailstone measured 4.75 inches in diameter, larger than the size of a grapefruit!

Under the right conditions, hail can result from thunderstorms and cause widespread property damage. Our local team in Downtown Chicago has the training, equipment, experience, and resources required to restore storm-damaged buildings in Grant Park. Here are some hailstone measurements from the NOAA:

  • Pea = 1/4 inch diameter
  • Mothball = 1/2 inch diameter
  • Penny = 3/4 inch diameter
  • Nickel = 7/8 inch
  • Quarter = 1 inch — hail quarter size or larger is considered severe
  • Ping-Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch
  • Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches
  • Tennis Ball = 2 1/2 inches
  • Baseball = 2 3/4 inches
  • Tea cup = 3 inches
  • Softball = 4 inches
  • Grapefruit = 4 1/2 inches

Call Us Today!

Storm and hail damage can happen at any time of the year in Grant Park. When you have a commercial storm damage emergency, our local team in Downtown Chicago will restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Commercial Building and Reconstruction Services for Downtown Chicago Businesses?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

A view of Downtown Chicago is shown from a pier where tulips are growing. We offer a seamless restoration experience from start to finish for our Chicago customers!

Sometimes fire, water, and storm damage require building and reconstruction services to return the structure to pre-damage conditions. Our local team in Downtown Chicago has the training, equipment, experience, and resources needed to restore and reconstruct buildings in Downtown Chicago. This gives our customers peace of mind knowing they have one person managing the entire restoration, from the initial cleanup phase through to the final restoration phase of the project. Having one qualified company overseeing the whole project saves our customers time and money and eliminates the headache of managing multiple vendors and trades.

After securing the building to minimize the potential for secondary damage, we can begin the restoration phase, which may require reconstruction work to restore the building to full functionality.

Building and Reconstruction Services

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

Call Us Today!

Property damage can happen at any time for many reasons. Downtown Chicago businesses benefit from our ability to deliver a seamless restoration experience! Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Top-Notch Commercial Restoration Service Provider in Downtown Chicago?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

The skyline of Downtown Chicago is shown. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Chicago.

Our team in Downtown Chicago restores commercial property damage in Downtown Chicago day and night, 365 days a year. We specialize in restoring commercial properties from high-rise buildings to government and military buildings and everything in between. We know that our fast response time is critical to minimizing the potential for secondary damage and more costly and time-consuming repairs in many cases. Here is a recent Google review from one of our commercial customers:

“Team Nichols is a top-notch service provider in the Midwest. From the project management aspect of commercial real estate to taking care of some of the most highly valued properties in Downtown Chicago, they are one of the finest. They are tremendous at managing high-risk jobs and are a real pleasure to work with. Matt and Bobby are outstanding representatives of the restoration industry and the SERVPRO family.” Jim Standohar

We have extensive experience working in all kinds of commercial buildings and workplaces, including:

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

Call Us!

When your Downtown Chicago business or residence experiences property damage, you can rely on our local team in Downtown Chicago to restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.