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Fire Damage in Downtown Chicago Business?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

Downtown Chicago at sunset. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Cook County.

Do you know that fifty percent of commercial businesses that are damaged by a fire never reopen? SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago is committed to helping businesses become operational again quickly after a fire loss. We have been restoring fire damage in Downtown Chicago for years, and we know how to navigate through the challenges of working in different buildings and work environments.

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

Highly Trained

Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the restoration industry. We have the equipment, advanced training, and experience to manage any restoration project through to completion.

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Call Us Today!

Downtown Chicago businesses and residents can trust SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to mitigate and restore fire damage quickly and efficiently. Our team of highly trained technicians is on-call 24-hours a day to assist you, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water-Damaged Business in The Loop?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

The Loop area of Downtown Chicago is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Cook County.

The Loop is the home of major department stores, several large financial institutions, and many other commercial businesses. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has been restoring water damage for Loop-area businesses for years. Water is invasive and will seep into and underneath anything in its path. If left unmitigated for too long, water can cause structural damage and more costly and time-consuming repairs. Our team is highly trained and has the equipment and experience to mitigate and restore any water loss.

Employee 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!

The Loop’s commercial businesses and residents can trust SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to mitigate and restore water damage quickly and efficiently. Our team of highly trained technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to assist you, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Call us today at 312-888-7378. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm-Damaged Business in Downtown Chicago?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A snapshot of Downtown Chicago in October. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Cook County.

Chicago weather can be unpredictable. High winds, heavy rains, thunderstorms, and blizzards have all impacted Downtown Chicago in the past. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has been restoring storm-damaged commercial properties in Downtown Chicago for years. Fifty percent of businesses that experience property damage never reopen, so we understand the importance of getting your business operational as soon as possible. Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and can typically be onsite within four hours of your call.

When structural damage results, we are uniquely positioned to provide reconstruction services to complete the restoration. Our building services save our customers time and money by delivering a seamless process for the entire job. 

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Removal, drywall installation
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC)
  • 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!

Downtown Chicago commercial businesses rely on SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to mitigate and restore storm damage quickly and efficiently. Our team of highly trained technicians is on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 312-888-7378. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Problem in Downtown Chicago Business?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing on a wall. We mitigate and remediate mold damage 24-hours a day in Cook County.

SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has been mitigating and remediating commercial mold damage in Downtown Chicago, for many years. Our technicians have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to remediate mold damage to preloss condition.

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

Understanding Mold

  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth
  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter a building through windows, doors, or air conditioning and heating systems, they can even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or pets
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, otherwise, the mold may return

Call Us Today!

When your Downtown Chicago commercial business or home has mold damage, SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 312-888-7378. We’ll remediate your mold problem, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Restoration Services in The Loop?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A view looking up at part of the infrastructure of the Chicago Loop. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cook County.

Loop Businesses Need to Know

Exposure to any dangerous biological or chemical contaminants can cause serious health issues. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago’s technicians have the training, equipment, and protective gear required to remove and dispose of biohazards properly according to state and local guidelines.   

SERVPRO Commercial Biohazard Restoration Services

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Here are some tips from our website on what to do and NOT do while waiting for help to arrive:

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) if there is sewage damage

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don’t use your vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other electrical appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

Commercial businesses in The Loop can rely on SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to safely clean and restore biohazard scenes 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us today at 312-888-7378. We’ll clean and restore your biohazard, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Damage Restoration for Downtown Chicago Businesses?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A view of the Downtown Chicago District at night. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Chicago.

Only the Best for Downtown Chicago!

After the Chicago Fire Department leaves the scene, you will have fire debris, soot, smoke, and water damage from the firefighting efforts. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago understands the complexities of mitigating and restoring fire damage in Downtown Chicago.

Highly Trained Team

Our technicians are highly trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

No Job is Too Big

We have the specialized training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. We have restored all kinds of buildings and businesses and will provide seamless restoration services throughout the entire restoration process. We work to minimize any disruption to employees and customers and get your business operational again as soon as possible.

Call Us Today!

You never know when your Downtown Chicago commercial business will need fire damage restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 312-888-7378. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage Emergency in Downtown Chicago?

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

The Chicago River in Downtown Chicago is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cook County.

One-Four-Eight-Hour Rule for Chicago Customers

When you have a water damage emergency, fast mitigation is critical to reducing the time and costs associated with the restoration process. Water is invasive and will seep into and underneath anything in its path and can cause serious damage if left untreated for even one hour. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has been restoring water damage for businesses and homes in Downtown Chicago for years. We use industrial-grade water extraction equipment and air dryers and blowers to remove the water quickly and efficiently. We follow the one-four-eight-hour rule, meaning:

One hour – we will return your call within one hour or less

Four hours – we will arrive onsite within four hours of your call

Eight hours – we will contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours of your call

Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact                                                                                                    

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you with water damage emergencies in Downtown Chicago. Call us today at 312-888-7378. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Rebuilding Services for Downtown Chicago Businesses?

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

The Downtown Chicago District is shown with Willis Tower in the background. We offer a full range of rebuilding services in Cook County.

When your Downtown Chicago business is compromised by fire, water, or storm damage, every minute your doors are closed represents reduced productivity and revenue. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago understands the importance of getting your business operational again quickly after a fire or water loss. We are uniquely positioned to provide a full range of building and reconstruction services, keeping your costs low and providing you with one manager to supervise the project from start to finish.

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
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 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

We have extensive experience working on all kinds of commercial buildings, including:

  • 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 and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today!

When building and reconstruction services are required to complete your restoration, SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago is Here to Help. ® We provide a full range of building services to get your Downtown Chicago business back to preloss condition. Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – In Downtown Chicago

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Two Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned table top tents on a wood table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago today at 312-888-7378 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based 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 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.

Tips for Candle Safety in your Downtown Chicago Area Home

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Burning candle with a black background. Follow these safety tips when using candles in your home.

Candles may be pretty to look at and provide a great fragrance in your home, but they can also be a cause of a house fire.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, 3 out of every 5 candle fires start when things that can burn are placed too close to the candle.  Here are some tips that you should follow for candle safety:

  • Blow out candles before leaving a room or going to bed
  • Keep candles one foot away from anything that can burn
  • Use a sturdy candle holder, that will not tip over easily
  • Put candle holders on a sturdy and unclutter surface
  • Light candles carefully, keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame
  • Do not let the candle burn all the way to the bottom; put it out before it gets too close to the container or holder
  • You should not light a candle if oxygen is used in the home
  • During a power outage, use a flashlight or battery-operated lighting instead of a candle

Remember candles are an open flame which means they can easily ignite.  As an alternative, consider using flameless candles.

If you have any additional questions about fire or smoke damage, please feel free to contact SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago at (312) 888-7378.