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Spring showers are coming...!

2/21/2017 (Permalink)

Will you be prepared if those Spring showers not only bring you lovely flowers but also bring you an unwanted flooded home or place of business??   Well, don't worry SERVPRO of Arlington Heights/Prospect Heights has got you covered! We specialize in the cleanup of flooded properties so why not give our office a call should this occur, we are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week! We'll clean it up and make it seem "like it never even happened!"

Happy New Year!

1/3/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Arlington Heights/Prospect Heights wishes you a happy healthy new year!

SERVPRO of Arlington Hts./Prospect Hts. Annual Food Drive

11/1/2016 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO of Arlington Hts./Prospect Hts. Annual Food Drive Happy Thanksgiving!

                                                             

SERVPRO OF ARLINGTON HTS

    

Please help our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive be a

HUGE SUCCESS!!

 

       FOOD ITEMS TO BENEFIT NEEDY FAMILIES IN OUR AREA

Bring your non-perishable food items during the following dates:

Monday, October 31, 2016 - Friday, November 11, 2016

   

                           ITEMS NEEDED

                             Canned Fruit

                          Canned Vegetables

                                Dried Milk

                                 Cereal

                   Toilet Paper and Paper Towels

               Any other non-perishable food items

  

SERVPRO OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS THANKS YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!    

  

Food will be distributed to needy families in Arlington Heights through the local Arlington Heights food pantry

handled by St. Edna’s Catholic Church

Water damaged home in Arlington Heights

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water damaged home in Arlington Heights Removing 3 layers of water damaged floors in the master bath.

Unfortunately for these homeowners, the sink in their master bedroom burst while they were away on vacation. The damage was substantial to their home in that it affected not only the master bedroom and hall bath on the second level but also several rooms on the lower level including ceiling damage in their garage.

Arlington Heights School District 25 school floods

7/14/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Arlington Heights School District 25 school floods Our Technician shown extracting water from the carpet.

SERVPRO of Arlington Heights/Prospect Heights was called out recently to assist in the flood cleanup of one of the District's grammar schools.  The flood occurred over a weekend and SERVPRO responded immediately to the call made by the Facilities Manager at the School District to assist with the mitigation of the water damage that had occurred due to a burst pipe.  SERVPRO of Arlington Heights/Prospect Heights has assisted the School District in the past with flood cleanups at its various schools.

Faster to your Arlington Heights Water Damage Event

7/13/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Arlington Heights Water Damage Event Flooding in an Arlington Heights School

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Arlington Hts./Prospect Hts. provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Arlington Hts./Prospect Hts. arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 at 847-637-3445

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Arlington Hts./Prospect Hts.

SERVPRO of Arlington Hts./Prospect Hts. specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

What's lurking in your Air Ducts?

6/28/2016 (Permalink)

Air duct cleaning refers to the cleaning of various components of heating, cooling and ventilation systems like air ducts, grills, registers, diffusers, heat exchangers, drip pans, heating and cooling coils, and air handling unit housing and fan motors.

There were times when people used to think of it as an unnecessary task as long as the systems are working well but now people are much more aware of its importance. Air duct cleaning has become a necessary evil these days as more and more pollution enters our homes and work places. Almost everybody knows the benefits of cleaning air ducts; that it increases efficiency of the systems, reduces workload on the system, lowers electricity bills, increases life of the system and is compulsory for the health of the family. The  most common question that comes up is how often should you clean your air ducts. 

A plethora of companies in the business of air duct cleaning recommend different intervals extending from yearly to even a span of 3 to 5 years. Obviously the later one makes little sense. Usually an air duct cleaning on an annual basis or at least every other year should keep your system in good working order and you and your family healthy.  However, there are exceptions to this as there are situations that would require  more frequent cleaning of the air ducts.

Weather Conditions: If you live in an area subjected to severe climatic conditions then you need to clean your air ducts more  frequently especially when the climate is hot and humid.

Pets: If there are shedding pets in your home, their dander may contaminate air ducts through the air that is circulated and therefore require  more frequent cleaning of your air ducts.

Construction & Renovation: A recent construction and renovation of the home you live in makes an important consideration for an air duct cleaning. Similarly if you are moving into a new house, you may want to consider air duct cleaning because you never know what's in your ducts.

Smoking: If you smoke then a more frequent cleaning session is suggested.

Illness: If someone in the family is suffering from some respiratory disease or is an allergy sufferer, then air duct cleaning should be on the top of your to do list at the start of every season.

Your systems give clear indications about the right time to go for air cleaning duct session. Here are few of these:

Less air flow: Air flow from the vents is greatly reduced if ducts are dirty. You can feel it by putting your hands by the vents.

Smelly Odor: If you smell an odor within your house, perhaps it is time to get your air ducts cleaned.

Moist ducts: This is the ideal condition for mold growth and a clear indication that it is time to get your air ducts cleaned.

Debris Accumulation: Air registers show the sign of the need to clean your air ducts when they get dirty with debris.

Allergic Reactions: Another important reason for considering an air duct cleaning is allergic reactions with no apparent reason. This may indicate poor indoor air quality  and an immediate need to clean the air ducts.

Did you know SERVPRO provides air duct cleaning? View our website for more information on this service!

http://www.SERVPROarlingtonheightsprospectheights.com/airduct-cleaning

SERVPRO of Arlington Hts./Prospect Hts. called out to assist in flood cleanup at The Metropolis

6/27/2016 (Permalink)

Due to the heavy rains last week, the Metropolis Theatre located in downtown Arlington Heights, IL experienced flooding in their lobby.  The rain water poured in from outside through the lobby doors saturating the carpet and tile. SERVPRO of Arlington Heights/Prospect Heights was called to assist with the flood cleanup.  This is the second time SERVPRO has assisted The Metropolis with a flood cleanup.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/news/ct-ah-arlington-storm-damage-tl-0630-20160623-story.html

For Immediate Service in Arlington Heights or Prospect Heights, Call SERVPRO

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Arlington Heights/Prospect Heights  provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Arlington Heights or Prospect Heights. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 
  • Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 847-637-3445

    Residential Services

    Whether your Arlington Heights or Prospect Heights home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services
  • Commercial Services

    There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Arlington Heights or Prospect Heights commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

    http://www.SERVPROarlingtonheightsprospectheights.com/commercial-restoration-services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Restoring Your Arlington Hts. Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

    6/21/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Restoring Your Arlington Hts. Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

    Flooding and water damage events at Arlington Heights commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.