Space Heater Safety
SERVPRO Warns About the Dangers of Space Heaters When Not Used Properly
Fire does not care what season it is or whether or not it’s cold outside. Winter related fires are extremely common, especially when you are trying hard to keep warm.
Our offices in Glenview have experience in fire damage from space heaters and can provide you with some tips to help avoid having to deal with these types of destructive events this winter season.
SERVPRO of Glenview technicians understand that accidents happen. Placing space heaters too close to other objects or using the wrong type of heater in a particular area can cause severe problems. Please take a moment to consider some factors leading to these fires.
Oil Heaters - Should be used in areas where there is the possibility of moisture. This eliminates any electrical hazards that may be present due to water conductivity. Always keep a safe distance to avoid contact burns.
Electric Heaters - These heaters come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be useful for many areas in your home. However, they should never be left unattended. Thinking of electric heaters as giant toasters can help you understand how important it is to keep a constant eye on them. Make sure you have sufficient wattage to run the device and never use extension cords.
Our SERVPRO of Glenview staff gets an incredible amount of space heater-related calls every winter. People are trying to stay warm and use space heaters quite often for this purpose. However, using a space heater does not need to cause so many problems during a cold spell. Just use common sense, and always follow the directions of the manufacturer.
The professional technicians at SERVPRO of Glenview state that you follow a few simple guidelines when operating your space heaters.
1) Always place space heaters on a flat, solid surface for proper stabilization.
2) Purchase heaters with an automatic shut-off feature to prevent dangers from tipping.
3) Maintain proper spacing between heaters and other objects in your home.
4) Never leave children or pets unsupervised around operating heaters.
5) Shut your heaters off properly before leaving your home or going to sleep.
Following these guidelines does not ensure that you will never have to deal with fire damage from space heaters. However, you are less likely to have an unwanted consequence. If this sort of incident still strikes your home this winter season, make the call to our offices immediately. We will respond quickly and provide you with the services you need to get back to normal fast.
Call SERVPRO of Glenview today at (847) 832-9300
Glenview Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold
Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Glenview for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Glenview specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 847-832-9300
SERVPRO of Glenview proud member of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce
The Glenview Chamber of Commerce works to make Glenview a destination of choice for businesses and their owners, and for the customers and community that contribute to make Glenview a great place to live and work.
SERVPRO of Glenview is 1 of nearly 500 companies that are apart of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce. For over 90 years the Chamber has served as a voice of business in Glenview. The Glenview Chamber serves as a connection for business information, business events, and great marketing opportunities.
For the past 5 year we at SERVPRO of Glenview have been a proud member of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce. Through the different events, from ribbon cuttings to holiday parades we have had not but a great experience with the Chamber. On behalf of SERVPRO of Glenview, and nearly 500 local business we would like to say "THANKS" for all the help and support.
SERVPRO of Glenview is locally owned and operated—so we’re a part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which enables us to respond quicker with more resources. For major storms and disasters, we can call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Des Plaines
- Morton Grove
Discount of flood insurance in Glenview?
At SERVPRO of Glenview we have seen our fair share of flooded homes.'
If you do not have flood insurance, talk to your insurance agent. Most homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover damage from floods. Flood insurance is only available to those participating communities in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Because of our floodplain management programs that attempt to protect us from the multiple flooding hazards, Glenview is part of the NFIP and, thus, residents are able to obtain flood insurance. Additionally, because the Village participates in FEMA’s CRS program, flood insurance premiums are discounted.
Make sure to check your policy to ensure you have adequate coverage. Usually these policies cover the building structure, but not the contents. There is a 30-day waiting period before flood insurance coverage becomes effective. Plan ahead; do not wait until a flood is predicted before purchasing flood insurance.
If you are building inside the floodplain, the purchase of flood insurance is mandatory if using a federally regulated/insured bank for a loan. In the unfortunate situation your home or business does flood, rest assure SERVPRO of Glenview is only a phone call away. 24 hours a day 365 days a year we are here to serve you and make it "Like it Never Even Happened!"
Commercial facility with a Flood
Glenview commercial facility being mitigated by Servpro of Glenview
Flood and water damage occurs in the blink of an eye. Water damage is an unexpected event that can change the course of any business and its day to day operations causing much inconvenience. SERVPRO of Glenview has been called on to dry many commercial and industrial facilities after water damage has occured. While water damage may occur from such an incident, a quick and timely response may make the difference in preventing further secondary damage that may occur. Due to the damages there are generally occasions when air quality and temperature need to be maintained. SERVPRO of Glenview will step up to meet the challenges you face in getting your business up and running. We have the equipment to dry your commercial facility in a timely manner. In the event there is a need for specialty restoration equipment, support services are lined up so that we can meet those needs for you as well.
Be Better Prepared with a Fire Safety Plan from SERVPRO of Glenview
The holidays are approaching and many families are finalizing plans for elaborate meals, get-togethers with friends, and decorating with festive lights. Amidst all this planning, SERVPRO of Glenview reminds homeowners that they may be overlooking the most important plan they can make—a fire safety plan.
Each year, statistics show the incidence of home cooking and candle fires peaks during the holiday season. This tends to focus homeowners on fire prevention precautions—and that’s a good thing. To truly protect your family from the dangers of a home fire, at the holidays and throughout the year, you need to start with a fire safety plan. Developing a fire safety plan and practicing it regularly with your family is the most important step you can take to help prevent a house fire from turning into a devastating tragedy.
SERVPRO of Glenview is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services, and our disaster response professionals know from experience how devastating a home fire can be. This is why SERVPRO of Glenview has teamed up with the American Red Cross by supporting the ARC Disaster Responder program, and in particular the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.
Fire prevention and fire safety planning are two very different things. Fire prevention planning helps control or eliminate the causes of a fire. Fire safety planning helps prevent injury and loss of life when a fire does break out. To protect your family and your property, you need both.
For more fire prevention and fire safety tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, please visit www.SERVPROglenview.com.
Keep your Glenview business prepared with an ERP
Disaster can strike a business in the blink of an eye, and when it does those who are prepared for it can bounce back much quicker then those who have no plan. In fact, up to 50% of all companies that are struck by a disaster can NEVER bounce back from it!
SERVPRO of Glenview can help your business get back on track after a disaster by developing an Emergency Ready Profile. The ERP will minimize your business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. What exactly to do, and what exactly to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.
The Emergency Ready Profile is a tool that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It serves as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By using your own Emergency Ready Profile, SERVPRO of Glenview can help reduce the impact of any disaster, natural or man-made. We are a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.
Contact SERVPRO of Glenview for a NO COST assessment of your facility at 847-832-9300!!
Restoring Your Glenview Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Flooding and water damage events at Glenview 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.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that 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 and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of Glenview
SERVPRO of Glenview specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.
Does Your Glenview Home Have A Mold Problem?
Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
? Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
? Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
? Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
? Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
? 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. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today
Glenview Smoke and Soot Cleanup
Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.
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 greatly affect the restoration process.
Different Types of Smoke
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Glenview will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:
Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
? Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
? Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
? Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Services
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience