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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.

Fire-Damaged Business in Downtown Chicago?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

A Chicago Fire Department driving around while on duty in Chicago. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cook County.

Every minute counts when restoring commercial properties as every minute your business is closed represents lost revenue and reduced productivity. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has the training, equipment, and experience to handle and restore large commercial fire damage emergencies.

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 will inspect and assess the damage and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process as soon as we arrive. Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call.

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!

Downtown Chicago businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to respond to fire damage emergencies at any time of the day or night. Our team of highly trained technicians have the experience and equipment to restore fire damage quickly and efficiently.

Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Damage Restoration Services in Downtown Chicago?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning is striking a high-rise building in Chicago at night. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cook County.

Downtown Chicago is no stranger to storm damage.

Storms and severe weather happen throughout the year in Downtown Chicago, and sometimes there is little advanced warning. Cook County gets thunderstorms, rainstorms, blizzards, high winds, hail – you name it, we get it!

When you have a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call for help. Typically we arrive onsite within four hours of your call. We provide a full range of building and reconstruction services when needed to restore your property damage, including:

  • 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!

Downtown Chicago businesses and residents can rely on SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to respond to storm damage emergencies at any time of the day or night. Our team of highly trained technicians has the equipment and experience to mitigate and restore storm damage quickly and efficiently. Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Cleaning for Downtown Chicago Businesses?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

Chicago downtown skyline buildings are shown. We provide a full range of deep cleaning services in Cook County.

One Chance to Make a Great First Impression

We had clients coming into town who had never visited our offices before. Although our furniture, floors, and carpets were only a couple of years old, they looked kind of dull and no longer smelled fresh and clean.

Our building manager referred us to SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago. They sent out a team that cleaned our offices from top to bottom. They cleaned the light fixtures, millwork, blinds, drapes, upholstery, carpets, floor mats, floors, bathrooms, and breakroom. By the time they completed the work, our offices looked sparkling clean and smelled wonderful.

Commercial Cleaning Services

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

We have extensive experience cleaning all kinds of business settings and buildings:

  • 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!

Downtown Chicago businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to clean and renew tired and dingy-looking offices and workspaces. Our team of highly trained technicians provides a full range of specialty cleaning services to keep your business looking its best. Call us today at 312-888-7378.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

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.