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Flooded Building in Downtown Chicago?

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

A parking garage in Downtown Chicago has flooded. We restore water damage 24-hours a day for Chicago businesses.

When I pulled into the parking garage at work and saw water pooling outside the utility room, I knew we had a problem. Water was flooding the parking stalls, and I knew I had to act fast. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago, and it’s the best call I ever made.

The SERVPRO team arrived quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. They shut off the main water valve and used powerful, industrial-grade equipment to extract the water quickly before secondary damage could occur. Because the water in the parking garage was mixed with oil from the cars, they cleaned the entire parking garage and set up air movers and blowers to dry the area thoroughly. Now you would never know my parking garage was flooded!

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When water floods your Downtown Chicago commercial business or home, SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago is Here to Help. ® We know how important it is to get your business up and running again as quickly as possible after your business is compromised by water damage. Our technicians have the training, equipment, and experience to restore any water damage loss, no matter how big the job is. Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Tornado’s in Downtown Chicago?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

A severe storm is blowing through Downtown Chicago. We restore property damage 24-hours a day in Chicago.

Last month severe storms hit Chicago, causing thunderstorms, lightning, tornado warnings, and watches.  SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has been restoring storm damage for businesses in Downtown Chicago for years. We know how important it is to get your business up and running again as quickly as possible after experiencing storm damage.

Fast Emergency Response Time

Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Every minute your business is closed, you run the risk of losing revenue and productivity, so our technicians work quickly and efficiently to mitigate the damage with minimal disruption to your customers and employees.

Here are some facts about Chicago’s most significant tornadoes from the National Weather Service:

  • There were 92 significant tornadoes in the eight-county Chicago metro area between 1855 and 2008.
  • The only F5 tornado to strike the Chicago area was in August of 1990.

Call Us!

When severe weather causes property damage to your business, SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago’s team of highly trained technicians is Here to Help. ® We have the training, equipment, and experience to restore any storm damage loss, no matter how extensive the damage is. We can also provide a full range of building services, providing one convenient point of contact for the entire restoration. Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

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Storm Damaged Business in The Loop?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A broken storefront window is shown. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Chicago.

Chicago is home to severe winter weather and sometimes property damage results. When your business or home is compromised by storm damage, you’ll want to call a company that can be on-site quickly to begin the mitigation process. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago restores storm damage in the Loop area throughout the year. Severe storms can send tree limbs flying into windows, and freezing temperatures can cause pipes to burst. No matter what form of storm damage you experience, you can rely on our professionals to restore the damage.

Every minute your business is closed represents lost productivity and reduced revenue. Our goal is to get your business operational again quickly. Our technicians have the training, equipment, and experience to efficiently and rapidly return your storm damage to pre-damage conditions. Whenever possible, we will work to minimize the disruption to your customers and employees.

  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  •  Small 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!

SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago’s team of highly trained technicians is on-call 24-hours a day and understands the challenges working in the Loop area of Chicago. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fire in Downtown Chicago?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

The City of Chicago after the 1871 fire. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Chicago.

The Chicago Fire of 1871 burned for more than 24 hours and traveled from a barn on DeKoven Street, cutting a swath of destruction four miles long by one mile wide through the middle of Chicago’s business district. The fire destroyed 17,500 buildings and 73 miles of street. The rebuilding of Chicago started immediately, and laws were passed requiring buildings to be reconstructed in fireproof materials. The City of Chicago was rebuilt better than before, and many of the new buildings still stand today.

SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has been restoring fire damage in Downtown Chicago for many years. We understand the importance of getting businesses back to business quickly after a fire damage loss. We simplify the restoration process by providing building services along with our cleanup and restoration services. This gives our customers one convenient point of contact for the entire job.

  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Small 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!

SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago’s team of highly trained technicians is on-call 24-hours a day and understands the challenges working in Downtown Chicago presents. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Burst Pipe in Downtown Chicago?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

An infrared camera is shown. We use advanced technology to restore water damage in Chicago.

SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago’s restoration technicians use a variety of advanced technology and equipment to locate hidden water damage and measure the extent of saturation when assessing a water loss. The technology, equipment, and techniques we use allow us to accurately diagnose the problem and quickly begin the mitigation process. Here are some examples of the types of equipment we use:

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 quickly.

  • 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 to 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!

SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago understands the importance of getting your business or residence operational quickly. Our team of highly trained technicians is on-call 24-hours a day and typically arrives onsite within four hours of your call. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Crime Scene Cleanup in Downtown Chicago?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Evidence markers sit on the floor of an active crime scene investigation. We clean and restore crime scenes in Cook County.

After the Chicago Police Department finishes processing a crime or accident scene, our job begins. Crime scenes and accidents leave behind biohazard contaminants and evidence-gathering chemicals that can pose serious health risks. These bio-contaminants require cleaning and restoration by professionals. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago’s trauma and crime scene technicians have the protective gear, equipment, training, and experience to remove blood, bodily fluids, tissue remnants, and crime scene investigation residue from the area.

Crime Scene Residues

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Bloodborne Pathogens

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. Our trained Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Illegal Drug - “Meth” Labs

Many of the chemicals used to produce illegal drugs, such as “meth,” are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. Our technicians follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

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Downtown Chicago can rely on SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to clean and restore trauma and crime scenes 24-hours a day. Our team of highly trained technicians is on-call every day of the year. Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Disaster Recovery Team in Downtown Chicago?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A view of the city of Chicago is seen during a storm. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration services in Cook County.

SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago responds to storm damage emergencies within four hours of your call. Our Disaster Recovery Team can provide help for any catastrophic storm or disaster. We have strategically placed storm response teams on standby that can be mobilized quickly in the event of a major storm or disaster. We have access to resources from more than 1700 national franchises nationwide. Recent mobilizations include:

  • 2021 Big Texas Freeze
  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

We will secure the structure by boarding and tarping up any areas exposed to the elements to prevent secondary damage when we arrive. We will extract any water and monitor and document the drying process to ensure the area is returned to normal moisture levels. We also provide construction services and supervise a full range of building services when needed to restore the damage. 

Call Us Today!

Downtown Chicago businesses rely on SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Our team of highly trained technicians are on-call 365 days a year. Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Damaged Business in The Loop?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

The Loop district in Chicago is shown. We are trusted leaders in commercial property restoration services in Cook County.

SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago responds within four hours when commercial businesses have a property damage emergency. We offer a full complement of cleaning and restoration services to keep Chicago Loop businesses open and looking their best.

  • 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

We provide a full range of commercial property damage restoration services, including:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

We are better known for fire and water mitigation and restoration services, but we also provide a wide variety of commercial deep cleaning services. These deep-cleaning services exceed the scope of a routine janitorial service and are designed to keep your business looking its best:

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Call Us!

Loop businesses rely on SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Our team of highly trained technicians is on-call and ready to serve you 365 days a year. Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Smoke Damage in Downtown Chicago Business?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

Downtown Chicago is seen at night. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Cook County.

You can count on SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to respond quickly and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process when fire damage happens. The fuels burned in a fire leave different residue signatures in the smoke and soot. We test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred.

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor
  • The type of smoke may significantly affect the restoration process

Cleaning Methods

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean before wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning -an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

Call Us!

Downtown Chicago businesses rely on SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Our team of highly trained technicians is on-call and ready to serve you every day of the year. Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

High Praise for SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A person is giving a five-star review on their laptop. We are trusted leaders in emergency restoration services in Cook County.

Property damage can happen at any time. When it does, you can count on the professionals at SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to mitigate and restore the damage efficiently and with minimal disruption. Here are some recent Google reviews:

“Eric, Katon, Trey, Preston, Zack, and the rest of the crew at SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago did a great job, not only in handling our water damage cleanup but in taking proactive measures to help prevent future damage. Clear process, good communication, and constant follow-ups gave us a little peace of mind in an otherwise uncertain and alarming situation.” Alieen Bishop

“Osie and Bobby Nichols did a great job repairing the 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

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!

Downtown Chicago businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to respond to water damage emergencies at any time of the day or night. Our team of highly trained technicians is on-call and ready to serve you 24-hours a day, every day.

Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.