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Mushrooms growing in carpet

Mushrooms growing in carpet

Mold spores float around, waiting for moisture and something to eat.  When not treated quickly and properly, mold can colonize and grow.

In this case, mushrooms spores were floating around when the basement received some water.  Since no one was home at the time, mold and mushrooms grew and flourished.

SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank is trained to handle all types of mold, including mushrooms.

Taking precautions when working with mold.

Taking precautions when working with mold.

Mold can be very dangerous.  That's why we have our crews wear the Tyvek suits and respirators.  

The suits serve another purpose as well; it helps to prevent cross contamination from unaffected areas in the house.  The suits are removed prior to leaving the affected areas (where we are working), and it keeps as many mold spores as possible away from the areas not affected.

Water damaged rec room

Water damaged rec room

This scene greeted SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank upon arrival.  This homeowner tried to keep up with the flow of water, but it became too much to handle.

We extracted the water, dried the structure, and put her mind at ease.

SERVPRO Bedford Park / Burbank is there when you need us!

Water damage at a commercial property

Water damage at a commercial property

This commercial warehouse in Chicago had water damages from a leaking pipe.  The maintenance crew extracted the water from the floor, but, using the thermal imaging camera, SERVPRO discovered the water had migrated to the walls as well. 

Notice the blue areas towards the bottom of the walls on the camera screen.  That's where the moisture is.

Large or small, we make it "Like it never even happened."

Where there's fire, there's smoke!

Where there's fire, there's smoke!

Once the fire is put out, damage must be assessed to see what areas were affected.  Sometimes, at first glance, you think a room did not suffer any damages at all.

Smoke is a byproduct of the fire, and it gets into just about everything.  It's found in drawers, cabinets, wall cavities, etc.  It doesn't need much room to creep into any crevice.

SERVPRO Bedford Park / Burbank has ways to determine where the smoke traveled.  In the photo, you see a sponge, specifically designed to attract smoke particles.  Though the counter looked clean, you see smoke the sponge found.

If you suspect you have smoke damage, call the experts at SERVPRO Bedford Park / Burbank at 708-430-3600.

What to do AFTER a water damage

What to do AFTER a water damage

Heavy rains hit the area, and you had a sewer backup into your lower level.  Are you prepared to deal with it properly?

  • Remove standing water?
  • Remove affected carpet/flooring?
  • Cut affected drywall?
  • Remove wet insulation?
  • Dry the remaining structure?
  • Spray an anti-microbial, to help prevent mold growth?

We are!  A simple call to SERVPRO Bedford Park at 708-430-3600, and we can get the process started! 

SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank helps Harvey flooding victims

SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank helps Harvey flooding victims

SERVPRO Bedford Park / Burbank spent the entire month of September helping those in the Houston, TX area recover from the historic flooding of Hurricane Harvey.  While many people lost everything, some only lost items on the first floor, such as: cabinets, drywall, furniture, appliances, etc.  We cleaned out the mess, dried the remaining structure, and sprayed an anti-microbial to help prevent mold growth.

It's the first step in getting those people back living a normal life again, and we are happy to help!

SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank can handle any size job!

SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank can handle any size job!

SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank recently assisted a Bank when their basement flooded. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call at 708-430-3600 and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Are you prepared for the next storm?

Are you prepared for the next storm?

Everyone is prepared for a fire.  Smoke alarms alert you that a fire has started.  Some homes are equipped with sprinkler systems, while others have fire extinguishers to battle a small fire.

You have your furnace or AC checked in preparation for the winter or summer season.  Can’t have a breakdown when the weather turns extreme.

But are you prepared for the next storm?  Have you checked your sump pump?  Do you have a battery backup?  Do you have cardboard boxes or other loose contents in your lower level, where they could get wet or damaged?

SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank is already prepared for the next storm.  We have equipment staged and ready, so if a call comes in late at night or on the weekend, time won’t be wasted loading a truck.  We’ll get to your home ASAP to help mitigate your damage!

Porch caught on fire!

Porch caught on fire!

This home’s porch caught on fire, due to an electric issue, thankfully no one was injured! But there was smoke damage throughout the house and, extensive water damage inside the house from firefighter’s efforts.

Raw sewage in a Chicago basement

Raw sewage in a Chicago basement

Imagine coming home after a hard day's work and find this!  This homeowner was even out of town when this damage happened.  One call to SERVPRO Bedford Park / Burbank, and we came out, assessed the damage, and mitigated the damages.

Mold starts growing rapidly after unattended water damage.

Mold starts growing rapidly after unattended water damage.

Once water damage has happened, the clock is ticking before it gets worse. You don’t have the luxury of waiting around for a convenient time to take care of the water damage. Mold starts growing rapidly if water damage is not handled immediately! 

Chicago area fire damage

Chicago area fire damage

There are times that SERVPRO Bedford Park / Burbank get the call and arrive at a job site, while the fire departments are still there!  As soon as the house is released by the fire inspector, we are ready to go.  The crews and equipment were standing by in this case, and made this job as seamless as possible.

Sewage water in a crawlspace

Sewage water in a crawlspace

Damp or wet crawl spaces/basements are often a source of health and structural problems in buildings. Wet areas beneath the occupied space invite mold contamination, insect attack, and structural rot and may also contribute to bacterial hazards. SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank can help you with your affected crawlspace/basement. Please give us a call to 708-430-3600 to schedule an inspection!

Mold in a car.

Mold in a car.

This vehicle was involved in an accident upon returning from a supermarket.  A couple gallons of milk was in the back, and the containers leaked milk all over the back carpet and into crevasses down deep.  The vehicle was stored in an impound lot for months.  Mold grew, and flourished, inside the closed up vehicle. 

SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank was called in, and we not only performed the mold remediation, but also deodorized the inside so well, there wasn't even a trace of moldy milk left.

Graffiti Removal at a Skatepark.

Graffiti Removal at a Skatepark.

Vandalism and graffiti can be very upsetting, it can range from relatively minor pranks to malicious destruction of property.

Here Our highly trained cleaning technicians are performing graffiti removal at a Skatepark.

Local motel has a room fire

Local motel has a room fire

This is the aftermath of a fire in a room at a local motel.  The adjacent rooms had some smoke and water damages as well.  The owner was happy we were able to clean and dry the adjacent rooms for use that weekend, as we tackled the cleanup in this room.

Mold in Attic.

Mold in Attic.

SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank recently performed Mold Remediation in an Attic! 

Attic mold growth is mostly caused by these four basic causes:

  1. Lack of adequate attic ventilation/Improper ventilation.
  2. Improperly exhausted bathroom fans or dryer vents.
  3. Failure to install enough roofing (Ice Shield Membrane).
  4. Existing or past roof leaks.

 

 

SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank can help you re-mediate the mold in your attic.  Please give us a call at 708-430-3600 to schedule an inspection. 

Car caught on fire inside a garage in Cicero, IL.

Car caught on fire inside a garage in Cicero, IL.

SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank assisted a customer after their car caught on fire inside their garage.  We worked together with the insurance adjuster and customer to evaluate affected contents to determine whether cleanable or total loss.

Post Construction Cleaning at a Commercial Property.

Post Construction Cleaning at a Commercial Property.

Work does not end once a commercial construction project is completed. After construction workers have packed up their supplies and equipment, the area requires a thorough cleaning. 

SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank recently performed a post construction cleaning to a famous Burger Restaurant in the Chicago area.

Kitchen Fire in Bedford Park, IL

Kitchen Fire in Bedford Park, IL

Most fires in the home happen in the kitchen, that’s what happened to one of our customers, thankfully no one was injured but it caused serious smoke damage throughout the house. SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank helped this customer restore their kitchen just “Like it never even happened.”

Homeowner Discovers Mold After Vacation

Homeowner Discovers Mold After Vacation

A local homeowner was enjoying her vacation in the islands, while at home, a pipe was leaking behind a wall.  When the homeowner returned home, mold greeted her.

SERVPRO Bedford Park / Burbank came out, discovered the source of the leak, and remediated the mold, getting her back to normal living ASAP!

Water Damage in a commercial building in Burr Ridge, IL

Water Damage in a commercial building in Burr Ridge, IL

NO JOB IS TOO LARGE! 

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Here is SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank assisting a large water loss in a commercial building in Burr Ridge, IL. 

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies.

Water Damage at an Apartment Building in Bridgeview, IL

Water Damage at an Apartment Building in Bridgeview, IL

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank received a call from a customer asking for our help, it was her grandma's apartment unit that suffered with water damage due a toilet overflow, leaving the apartment with at least 3 inches of standing water! We responded to this emergency only 25 minutes after the initial call was received at our office. 

SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank supports Argo Fundraiser

SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank supports Argo Fundraiser

SERVPRO Bedford Park / Burbank recently participated in the Argo Higher Education Foundation's Casino Night at Toyota Park.

We strive to help the community any way we can. Whether it's extracting water from a basement, getting rid of mold in a crawlspace, or supporting local causes, we are here to help!

SERVPRO of Bedford Park helping with Hurricane Matthew aftermath in Virginia

SERVPRO of Bedford Park helping with Hurricane Matthew aftermath in Virginia

One of our trucks parked outside of a condominium building while our Crew Chief performs a Water Damage Inspection in one of the Condominiums in Virginia Beach, VA!

Hurricane Matthew’s heavy rain and strong winds caused severe flooding and power outages in the Virginia Beach area, thousands of resident's homes were affected with water damage.

Flooding in South Carolina

Flooding in South Carolina

SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank has participated not in one, but many storms around the country.  This time we traveled to South Carolina back in Oct/2015, where catastrophic flooding occurred, it produced heavy rain in multiple states (North and South Carolina) causing numerous rivers burst their banks, washing away roads, bridges, vehicles, and homes. 

SERVPRO of Bedford Park volunteers at CYC

SERVPRO of Bedford Park volunteers at CYC

SERVPRO of Bedford Park supporting our South Shore Shake & Stir event on March 18, 2016. Shake & Stir event netted more than $56,000. The funds raised will allow CYC to continue offering year-round programming, assuring that children have access to the educational, social, and emotional resources needed to succeed and persist in school, in their daily lives, and ultimately the workforce

Crew member getting ready for a Biohazard Job

Crew member getting ready for a Biohazard Job

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank assisted a customer with decontamination of their home! Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank helped transform an unhealthy environment back into a clean/safe home.

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank in action

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank in action

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank working at an apartment building after the recent storms.  We helped by extracting the water and drying out the structure.  You can see some of the drying equipment behind the truck. We not only act fast to every call we get but we also are always prepared for any emergency.

Our new truck!

Our new truck!

One more vehicle to get to you faster than any other restoration company. We can help you with your Fire/Water damage needs, Mold Remediation, Biohazard Cleanup and Emergency Board Ups.

SERVPRO Fire Department Fundraiser

SERVPRO Fire Department Fundraiser

Recently, SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank held a golf fundraiser, benefiting the fire departments of Bridgeview and Burbank.  The Bridgeview Fire Department also brought a fire truck and ambulance, to allow kids of all ages to climb on and explore.

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank present at ASNOA Conference

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank present at ASNOA Conference

SERVPRO of Bedford Park/Burbank recently had the opportunity to present at the ASNOA (Agent Support Network of America) Conference.  We showed examples of what we can do to clean up disasters big and small.

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank offered a free CE Ethics Class

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank offered a free CE Ethics Class

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank recently offered a free Continuing Education Ethics Class to about 60 licensed insurance producers.  We do what we can to help those in the insurance industry!

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank hosting a hole in one contest

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank hosting a hole in one contest

SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank was proud to host a hole in one contest at the Bedford Park - Clearing Industrial Association golf outing on 8/4 at Cog Hill. No one won the cash, but a great time was had by all!

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank helping out residents of Louisiana

SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank helping out residents of Louisiana

As many of you know in August/2016 the residents of Louisiana experienced a catastrophic flooding due to prolonged rain affecting thousands of houses and business. SERVPRO of Bedford Park / Burbank was able to participate in this event by helping customers save what was left of their homes, sadly most of the residents lost all their belongings and were dumped on the side of the street (please refer to the picture above)