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In 2020, We Are Grateful for the Dedicated Members of our Team

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

Our logo & colorful hand-drawn leaves around text that reads: Today I'm grateful for family, our good health, technology. What are you grateful for?

2020 certainly has been a special year. The viral pandemic has impacted family lives, business operations, social activities, and the overall health of each and every one of us. Thanksgiving celebrations everywhere are unlike the gatherings of years gone by.

This year, for this day of thanks, the team at SERVPRO of Glenview would like to wish our customers, clients, community members, and vendors a safe, healthy, and meaningful Thanksgiving. May this year bring you the opportunity to see beyond material objects, to look within, and to discover what it is that you truly value and are thankful to have.

As we take a moment to contemplate all the changes and how things are different this year, there are still many reasons we are thankful, and as such, we count our blessings.

SERVPRO of Glenview has been operating under owner Jeff Thompson, for three years, since October 2017.  We are thankful for the loyal members of our team: Production Manager, Saul Perez, who has been with Jeff from the beginning; new Office Manager, Donna Thompson, who joined the office team in September; Suzie Koivun, Marketing Manager, who shifted departments in September; and Crew Chief, Ron Elmgren, who joined the production crew in March. Additionally, we are thankful we have crew members that we were able to count on in our times of need this year, as they came in and worked 10-12 hour days during the huge storm event in May. Thank you to Walden, Tim, Aaron, Steve, Luis, Matty, Brian, Zack, Aleks, Troy, Jordan, Jonah, and David.  

Each of our SERVPRO team members is blessed with a wonderful family and we are grateful that they understand that at times our jobs with SERVPRO call us away from our time with them. This year in particular, families have had an extra worry, because SERVPRO of Glenview provides residential and commercial bioremediation services for the very virus that has changed the way we live our lives: coronavirus. SERVPRO of Glenview production team members have responded to positive covid exposures and provided sanitizing and disinfection services for a growing number of area businesses and residences. We are grateful they are helping our communities be safer as a result.

2020 has also been a "storm-y" year. There were days of great rainfall in our area in May and hundreds of area homes were impacted by the storm. Our teams were busy for three solid weeks in May and June, pumping out basements that flooded and providing mitigation services. In late August, Hurricane Laura made landfall in Lake Charles, LA, and SERVPRO of Glenview was one of the first franchises to respond to the call from corporate for help. Our team spent over two months in Louisiana - including having to evacuate to Houston themselves when Hurricane Delta blew through. All in all, we were among the 62 franchises who provided support and assistance to the overwhelmed residents and businesses of southwestern Louisiana. 2020 continues to be a record-breaking hurricane season. As of this writing, Hurricane Iota, a Category 5 storm, was the latest hurricane this season to make landfall. We are nearing the end of November - but we are not yet at the end of the hurricane season! Not only are we thankful to our team members for the extended time and efforts in mitigating homes and businesses in Lake Charles, LA, we extend our thanks and gratitude to their wives and families and pets that they left for over two months. We know everyone is glad our team is back home and safe!

We are thankful for continued growth in the Glenview/Northbrook communities. We are grateful for the dedicated service of our local first responders, fire fighters, police, and emergency personnel - their continued loyalty to serving our community has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated this year. Special thanks to all the healthcare workers in our lives for their extraordinary support this year!

We are grateful for our customers who call on us, depend on us, and trust us to provide them with cleanup and restoration services following fire, smoke, or water damage at their home or residence. We know the situation is stressful and aggravating, and we appreciate that our customers count on us to respond quickly and get the job done right.

Thank you for choosing SERVPRO of Glenview for your Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration needs. We are always Here to Help.® 

Call our office at 847-832-9300 if you should need any of our services at your home or business. Know that our team is dedicated to serving our customers in their time of need. We hope we make you feel like you're part of our family. And if you ARE our customer, we certainly hope you feel that way! We are always so very thankful for your positive words in an online review, recommendation, or referral.

Proactive Steps You Should Take to Keep Your Pets Safe During Storms or Other Emergencies

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO franchise owner standing in front of his office door, holding a 3month old golden lab puppy The team at SERVPRO of Glenview reminds you to keep your pets safe, especially during a storm or other emergency event

Don't forget about your pets!

Even the tv weatherperson is never accurate in predicting just how bad a storm will be, and it is even harder to know what kind of damage it will cause to your home. Amid all the chaos that you may be facing after storm damage - such as a leaking roof, a power outage, or a flooding basement - it can be easy to forget that your pets are also in danger.

Here are some simple and easy steps that you can follow to make sure your pet is as safe and secure as can be during emergency storms:

  • Make sure that your pet is microchipped and has an ID tag on their collar, whenever possible. Of course, it’s important to keep pets indoors and in a safe environment, but sometimes loud noises can frighten them and, depending on the pet, lead them to attempt an escape.
  • Keep extra food and clean water in a safe, water-proof area. It’s possible that your water supply could be shut off or contaminated, and so you should keep some handy just for your animal friend.
  • Give your pet medication, a thunder vest, or whatever else they need to keep their anxiety down. Make sure you check in with a vet before you decide on any medications. If they have a space where they feel safe, make sure it’s available to them.
  • Have a contingency plan for their bathroom needs. In extreme cold, rain, or storms, you may not be able to take your pet out. If you have a cat, keep a clean box, and for dogs you can use sanit-pads in the bathroom or any other waterproof areas.

These are a few, simple guidelines that we hope can help you create a safe environment for your pet during emergency situations. Still, you know your pet and their needs best, so keep their safety in mind amid all the many things that you may be dealing with following a damaging storm event.

Should the storm damage have caused a flood in your home, it’s always a good idea to call a professional in case any dangerous molds, bacteria, or other pathogens are present, which are harmful to both pets and humans.

If you have any questions, we are Here to Help®! Call SERVPRO of Glenview at 847-832-9300.

Celebrate Safely This Holiday Season

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

Text with Holiday Fire Safety Tips and graphics of tree, menorah, candles, and lights Put a Freeze on Winter Holiday Fires with these tips from the U.S. Fire Administration

In a year when large holiday gatherings may not be possible, fire damage restoration specialist Jeff Thompson of SERVPRO of Glenview says a focus on family decorating traditions and more intimate celebrations may take on extra significance. "It's as important to keep safety top of mind with a small family gathering as it is with a large holiday party," says Thompson. "We all enjoy bringing the glow of the holiday season to our homes with Christmas trees or menorahs and candlelight, but these statistics from the US Fire Administration show how easy it is for home decorating to turn into a home disaster."

The top three days for home candle fires are Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and New Year's Eve.

In addition to exercising caution with candles and heat sources, it is important to follow manufacturers' guidelines for holiday lighting, says Thompson. "According to the National Fire Protection Association, electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in 44% of home Christmas tree fires. Though Christmas tree fires may not be common, they can be devastating to more than the house itself. They can destroy irreplaceable photos, mementos, and family heirlooms, and may even cost lives," says Thompson. "To help keep your holidays bright and your home and family safe, use common sense with candles and tree placement, and follow these important home decorating guidelines."

Only use decorations that are flame-retardant or non-flammable.

"In a year when so many of the things we take for granted have changed, we know people will still come together - in person or virtually - to celebrate family and holiday traditions," states Thompson. "'Stay safe' has become a common expression in the context of public health, but this holiday season, we urge all Glenview-area home and business owners to think about 'staying safe' as they prepare for and enjoy the upcoming holiday season."

SERVPRO is an industry leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services. For more fire prevention and fire safety tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, please visit www.SERVPROglenview.com. For more information on SERVPRO of Glenview, please contact our office at 847-832-9300.

Act Now to Prevent Pipes from Freezing This Winter

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

Tip Tuesday graphics with text advising to winterize your home Don't delay! Act today to prevent your water pipes from freezing this winter!

Each November, many Glenview-area residents can be found outside working around their homes. Reading this, what comes to mind for most folks is that homeowners are outside in November, either taking down Halloween decorations or putting up Christmas lights, inflatables, and other yard decorations.

While decorating your home for the holidays is a festive chore, Midwest homeowners should not overlook the regular home maintenance that should be done in order to winterize your home. Before the onset of the cold winter weather, be sure to protect your water pipes from freezing by taking the time to do these simple chores.

If you have an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub or jacuzzi, or have a lawn sprinkler system, be sure to drain water from your pool, tub, or sprinkler supply lines by following the manufacturer's or installer's directions. Do not put antifreeze in these lines unless specifically directed to do so. Not only is antifreeze environmentally harmful, it is dangerous to humans, pets, and landscaping. It is important to keep antifreeze out of our public sanitation and sewage lines.

While not every home will have a pool, but certainly most homes will have an outdoor water spigot and hose. To winterize your outdoor hose bib (spigot/faucet), close inside valves supplying the outdoor hose bib. Open the outside hose bib to allow water to drain. Remember to keep the outside valve open through the winter so that any water remaining in the pipe can expand without causing the pipe to break. Lastly, drain, remove, and store any hoses you've used outdoors by keeping them in a shed or garage. If you must store your hoses outdoors, be sure they are fully drained so the water does not freeze and expand and crack the hose over the winter.

Be sure to check around your home for other areas where supply lines by be located in unheated areas. Check areas such as your garage, attic, basement, and crawl space. Add insulation to these areas to help maintain higher temperatures which will help prevent freezing.

Look for areas where your water supply lines are exposed, such as under kitchen and bathroom cabinets, especially if the cabinets are located against an exterior wall. Both hot and cold water pipes in these areas should be insulated.

Consider installing specific products to insulate water pipes. Installing pipe sleeves, or UL-listed heat tape, heat cable, or similar materials on exposed water pipes can greatly reduce the likelihood of those pipes freezing and bursting.

If you are in an area that does not usually have frequent or prolonged temperatures below freezing, know that even a 1/4 inch of newspaper can provide some degree of insulation and significant protection to exposed pipes, if you are weighing your cost-to-benefit ratio.

If you have experienced freezing or burst pipes in the past, and protecting the exposed pipes has not proved to be effective, a more costly option, if possible, would be to relocate the exposed pipes to provide increased protection from heating.

Take preventative measures this month by doing regular home maintenance such as draining exterior water lines, or by insulating and protecting exposed pipes. When the frigid temps of winter come, you will rest easier knowing you have taken steps to prevent your pipes from freezing.

Should the unthinkable happen and your water pipes freeze and then burst, know you can count on SERVPRO of Glenview to respond to your call for help with the resulting water loss. Call us 24/7 at 847-832-9300. Whether your winter water damage is a result of a burst pipe, a frozen water dam in your gutters, or a failed appliance, our SERVPRO team of technicians are always Here to Help®.

Stay Warm and Stay Safe This Winter

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

As winter approaches, SERVPRO of Glenview would like to provide you with some safety tips on using space heaters and preventing the possibility of fire damage.

Our technicians understand that accidents happen. Using the wrong type of heater in a particular area can cause severe problems, as can placing space heaters too close to other objects.  To avoid setting up a situation in your home which might lead to fire, consider the type and location of heater you purchase to use in your home.

Electric heaters are the most popular type of space heaters customers purchase and they are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Electric space heaters can be useful in many areas of your home; however, they should never be left unattended. Make sure you have sufficient wattage to run the heating device without tripping the circuit. Always plug the heater directly into an outlet - NEVER use an extension cord. Also - never use an electric heater in a wet or moist environment, such as your bathroom or wet basement.

Oil heaters should be used 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 once the heater is running to avoid contact burns.

We highly recommend following these simple guidelines when operating your space heater:

  1. Always place space heaters on a dry, flat, solid surface for stabilization. Do not place on thick carpeting or other flammable surface.
  2. Purchase heaters with an automatic shut-off feature to prevent dangers which may occur from tipping.
  3. Maintain proper spacing between heaters and other objects in your home. Pay very close attention to the proximity between the heater and soft, flammable objects such as furniture including couches, chairs, beds, bedding, blankets, pillows, clothing, and even pet peds.
  4. Never leave children or pets unsupervised around operating heaters.
  5. Shut your heaters off properly before leaving your home or going to sleep. If you must use a heater at night, set it on a timer to turn off after a short time.

Following these guidelines means you are much less likely to have such a destructive consequence; however, this does not guarantee there won't be a fire. If a fire breaks out at your home or business this winter season, you should make 3 calls immediately: FIRST, CALL 9-1-1! Then call your insurance agent and start a claim. Then call SERVPRO of Glenview. We will respond quickly and provide you with the services you need to get your life back to normal fast.

Call SERVPRO of Glenview 24/7/365 at 847-832-9300

What Kind of Damage Can Floods Do to a House?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Storm waters backed up into a home via driveway and garage Flood damage from spring storms, heavy rains, and overloaded drainage networks can wreak havoc on your home and property.

Flooding can wreak utter havoc on your Glenview home and the best thing you can do about it is to call a good flood damage remediator, like SERVPRO of Glenview.

Glenview and Northbrook, like many other North Shore Chicago communities, often seem like the setting of a John Hughes film, because they ARE!. The idyllic suburban atmosphere and manicured greenery can trick local homeowners into thinking disasters could never happen in their neighborhood, but this is not the case and flooding can be a fairly common occurrence here. Unfortunately, living in a North Shore community is not like life in the movies!

What usually causes flooding in our area?

Flood damage in Glenview generally results from the effects of heavy rains that often impact the Midwest region each spring and early summer. These swell the nearby Des Plaines River and overflow local ponds and creeks. Since this area is mostly flat, this excess water quickly rises to levels that affect local homes and businesses. Gutters and town drainage networks get clogged by common debris and yard waste, and these networks then spill out onto nearby lands and inundate residences and commercial properties. Whenever this happens, it is necessary to call an experienced flood damage cleanup and restoration service such as SERVPRO of Glenview.

How do the standing waters of a flood affect your home?

At SERVPRO, our professionals have seen the many effects of standing floodwaters on homes and their contents. Some of these develop almost immediately after flooding occurs, while others develop over time. A few common issues resulting from standing floodwaters include:

  • buckled or collapsed floors
  • warped walls
  • disintegrating drywall and plaster
  • discoloration or corrosion of surfaces
  • dirty water that is trapped behind walls and in other difficult-to-access areas
  • backed up sewage systems

These severe problems require the assistance of trained professionals who know what they are doing. Otherwise, costly mistakes could be made, wasting both time and money.

Is it possible to save household contents impacted by floodwaters?

Most often, contents coming into contact with floodwaters are not salvageable due to the fact that these waters are considered to be the most contaminated type of water. They are usually filled with the most hazardous pollutants like animal carcasses, human and animal wastes, toxic chemicals, trash of all kinds, and dangerous microbes. However, SERVPRO is sometimes able to save irreplaceable valuables, such as expensive Persian rugs, damaged by floodwaters by employing innovative methods, industrial-grade washing and drying equipment, and enzyme and chemical-free soaps.

What effect do flood-borne microbes have on your home?

As previously noted, floods bring with them harmful microbes. These microorganisms could affect your property in many ways, as you can imagine. The effects vary in severity and can impact everything from the superficial aesthetics to the structural integrity of your home. Some of the most notable of these effects are:

  • mold/mildew stains and other discoloration on floors, baseboards, walls, and ceilings
  • strong musty or otherwise foul odors that are difficult to neutralize
  • dry rot that develops over time and undermines the structural integrity of your residence
  • harmful bacteria growths that could cause health effects

It is important to realize that each of these potential issues becomes much more likely the longer you wait to have your home remediated. Moreover, if these effects already do exist, they worsen over time if not properly addressed.

How does SERVPRO resolve the various effects of flooding?

SERVPRO of Glenview has the necessary expertise and all the latest state-of-the-art tools to successfully resolve your flood-related issues. For years, we have tackled numerous problems associated with standing floodwaters and the dangerous microbes they carry. Our technicians have done this with:

  • powerful extractors and pumps that rapidly remove gallons of standing water from structures
  • professional hazardous waste disposal methods that are safe for both residents and the environment
  • advanced high-velocity fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers that quickly reduce interior humidity to normal levels
  • cutting edge Injectidry systems and floor pads that can remove water from difficult-to-access areas behind ceilings and walls, as well as under floorings
  • high-tech foggers that can fill impacted air and materials with EPA-approved antimicrobials and deodorants

Using all of these impressive resources, SERVPRO experts are usually able to return your home to its pre-flood condition in record time.

If and when flooding damages your residence, remember that not all is lost. There is high-quality help available nearby! Call SERVPRO of Glenview at 847-832-9300 whenever you need our assistance dealing with flood damage.

Is Your Business Prepared, Should a Disaster Occur?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Graphic of SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile app homescreen Reduce the impact of disaster on your business with a personalized Emergency READY Profile from SERVPRO.

There is no question that 2020 has been a rough year for small businesses. Each month, the COVID pandemic has impacted businesses, from the number of people staying home and not frequenting places of business, to imposed restrictions on how and when your place of business could be open, the financial reports for businesses certainly look much different this year.

Pandemic-related concerns aside though, as a small business owner, have you given any thought to how your business would survive if a disaster should occur?

It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses never repoen after they have been closed due to a disaster such as a fire or flood. Disaster can strike in the blink of an eye and when it does, those who are prepared for it can bounce back much quicker than those who have no plan in place.

SERVPRO of Glenview can help you business get back on track after a disaster by providing the necessary cleanup and restoration following water, storm, or fire damage. The mitigation and remediation efforts to restore your business to pre-disaster condition are a vital service we provide.

However, a key component for making it through any size disaster is preparation. Whether your commercial property experiences a small water leak, a large fire, or an area-wide flood, the best time to plan for such events is well before they even happen!

This is where SERVPRO of Glenview comes in! We can help your business be prepared by developing your personalized Emergency READY Profile (ERP), a quick reference of important building and contact information that serves as an ideal supplement to your existing contingency program.

Because every hour lost cleaning and restoring your property after a disaster is an hour of lost revenue, we can help minimize the damage a disaster may cause by helping you be best prepared to face a disaster.

Call SERVPRO of Glenview at 847-832-9300 to schedule our no-cost visit to assess your business or commercial property, where we can help develop your personalized Emergency READY Profile. Benefit from SERVPRO's 50+ years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disasters on your business.

Commercial Services Offered by SERVPRO of Glenview

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Large burst water pipe with overlaying text stating, No matter what disaster threatens your business, we are here to help. SERVPRO of Glenview is Here to Help® you get back to business after a disaster strikes. Call 847-832-9300

SERVPRO of Glenview offers a number of commercial services, all available to the business of our community. We are dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the local North Shore areas of Glenview, Northbrook, Winnetka, Niles, Des Plaines, Northfield, Golf, Skokie, and Wilmette.

We can respond immediately to your emergency to provide water/storm damage mitigation or fire damage restoration to your commercial property.

In addition to being locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Glenview is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. Our highly trained technicians use advanced restoration and cleaning equipment, have the training and expertise to respond to your emergency, and are available to provide 24-hour response to your emergency to help get your business back on track.

Learn more about our Commercial Services on our website, or call 847-832-9300.

Every hour spent cleaning up after a disaster is an hour of lost revenue and productivity; our team understands that there's never a "convenient time" for your commercial property or business to sustain water or fire damage. When you have need for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, call on the team at SERVPRO of Glenview.

We offer the following services:

No matter the size or type of your business, SERVPRO of Glenview is Here to Help.®

  • small office buildings
  • large office / high-rise office buildings
  • apartment buildings
  • restaurants
  • hotels and motels
  • small retail stores
  • large retail / big-box stores
  • high-rise residential buildings
  • manufacturing & industrial buildings
  • government / military buildings
  • gyms, fitness centers, athletic buildings

SERVPRO of Glenview is Here to Help®

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Glenview logo over split image of flames and water droplets in company colors of orange and green Fire or Water, Mold or Virus - no matter your disaster, SERVPRO of Glenview is Here to Help®

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU

From residential services to commercial services, SERVPRO of Glenview is a locally owned company with national resources that is here to help YOU!

From repairing restoring your home after flooding to disinfecting your business during the COVID pandemic, from cleaning carpets to remediating mold, from mitigating storm damage to helping restore your home after a fire, SERVPRO of Glenview has the equipment, training, and expertise to help YOU.

We're a trusted leader in the cleanup and restoration industry, providing 24-hour emergency service to Glenview and other local North Shore communities. Our crews are dedicated to responding immediately to your residential or commercial needs. That makes us a smart choice to clean up and restore your property. Explore our website and let us know what we can do for you. What defines SERVPRO of Glenview?

  • 24-hour emergency service
  • faster to any size disaster
  • highly-trained restoration technicians
  • a trusted leader in the restoration industry
  • locally owned and operated
  • use advanced restoration and cleaning equipment

Residential Services

SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, with over 50 years of experience and over 1,700 franchises in the US and Canada. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Services

Your property's appearance speaks volumes to your clients and customers. When your business is impacted by fire, water damage, or COVID exposure, you need professional help. Every hour spent restoring your business is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When you need emergency restoration services or professional cleaning, we have the training and resources to get your property back to business quickly.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Our owner, Jeff Thompson, is a Glenview resident, so our franchise truly is locally owned and operated. We are part of the community we serve. When you have a restoration or cleaning need, we're already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in part of the Glenview community and want to do our part in making it the best we can.

Have Questions? Call Us Today - 847-832-9300

We are proud to serve our local communities by providing 24-hour emergency services, being Here to Help® and being faster to any size disaster.

September Is National Preparedness Month

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

graphic for 2020 National Preparedness Month with text "Disasters don't wait. Make your plans today." Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today.

Glenview, IL Aug 24, 2020 - Each year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designates September as National Preparedness Month to promote the importance of family and community disaster planning. This year's theme, "Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today.", resonates strongly as local communities and communities around the world battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For disaster mitigation specialists like Saul Perez of SERVPRO of Glenview, the scope and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of everyday life, health, and well-being have magnified the importance of SERVPRO's ongoing message to the communities it serves: When disaster strikes, preparedness is the best defense.

"Before COVID-19 exploded into a global crisis, 'disaster preparedness' for the everyday home or business owner was largely dictated by the hazards unique to their location or business," said Perez. "For some, that meant preparing for hurricanes and water damage; for others, tornadoes, flooding, wind damage, or even wildfires. But COVID-19 taught us that everyone - individuals and business owners alike - needs to be prepared for a national emergency that may disrupt food and medical supplies, transportation systems, schools, businesses, and every single aspect of everyday life that we take for granted. We've learned that, no matter where you live or work, in addition to your 'disaster' preparation, making certain that you have a stock of some basic items on hand can make a huge difference if a national or global event suddenly disrupts - or even stops - everyday life."

Perez emphasizes that everyone still needs to have a disaster preparedness plan in place. FEMA provides easy-to-use disaster planning guidelines at www.ready.gov, and home and business owners both can take advantage of free tools like the SERVPRO READY app at https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp. The app stores essential contact and property information electronically where it can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds if disaster strikes. Local business owners can take an additional preparedness step by designating SERVPRO of Glenview as their disaster mitigation and restoration provider. SERVPRO professionals will conduct a no-cost assessment of the facility and assist the owner in completing a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) to be stored in the READY app.

But, Perez reminds us, COVID-19 has taught us we need to rethink and add to our disaster preparedness toolkits. "We are all still struggling with a 'disaster' that has disrupted not only our lives and our jobs, but our entire community, our society, and the supply chain that we depend on."

While in retrospect, the shortages of some of these items have become the stuff of urban legend, Perez says it's a good idea to stockpile a supply of items for which there are no easy substitutes. "Toilet paper; yeast and flour for breadmaking; detergents; canned foods, fruits, and vegetables; pet foods and cat litter; fresh dairy items; diapers; and a host of other items were in short supply for weeks at the beginning of the crisis," said Perez. "Think back on those early weeks and keep a supply of the things that you just don't want to do without - along with some shelf-stable dairy items, dried beans, and frozen meals. Use them before they expire but be sure to replace them."

The disaster remediation specialists at SERVPRO of Glenview extend their sincere sympathy to those who have lost loved ones or who have been otherwise affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For Glenview and Northbrook area commercial and residential customers, SERVPRO of Glenview continues to specialize in disaster restoration, cleanup, and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it "Like it never even happened." For more information on SERVPRO of Glenview, please contact Suzie Koivun at 847-832-9300 or suzie.koivun@SERVPROglenview.com. For more information on SERVPRO® and the SERVPRO Emergency READY Program, please visit https://ready.SERVPRO.com.

About SERVPRO

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO franchise system is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,800 individually owned and operated franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO system has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients as well as individual homeowners.