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We are hosting a Thank You party for our communities' First Responders

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

We invite our communities' first responders to join us for a #BearsvPackers watch party!

SERVPRO® of Glenview is proud to serve the local communities of Glenview, Northbrook, Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Niles, Morton Grove, Northfield, Golf, and Wilmette. Also serving these communities are many first responders, always at the ready.

We would like to thank these first responders for their tireless service to our communities by hosting a Football Watch Party for them at our facility at 1510 Paddock Drive in Northbrook.

We are honored to welcome first responders and their families to join us to watch the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers to kickoff the 2019 NFL Football Season!

We invite first responders and families to join us on Thursday, September 5th for snacks and beverages, beginning at 6:00pm.

We are happy to announce that food and beverages will be provided by Lou Malnati's, Forza Meats, and Ten Ninety Brewing Co., so bring your appetites!

We will have giveaways for all guests and we're excited to be raffling off sports memorabilia from Chicago teams including the Bears, the Cubs, and the Blackhawks!

All first responders are eligible for a raffle drawing for a chance to win a 50" LG TV!

Bears v Packers kickoff time is at 7:20p - come join us to watch the game on our big screen!

First responders are encouraged to please RSVP by Sept 3rd by calling 847-832-9300 or email Suzie.Koivun@SERVPROglenview.com 

SERVPRO of Glenview is Hiring!

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Glenview is currently hiring Production and Cleaning Technicians.

Primary Role: Respond to service calls as needed. Perform services as assigned, following SERVPRO® Production Guidelines. Communicate with crew chief and/or production manager to make sure all customer needs are met. Support crew chief and other production personnel, as needed. Clean and maintain vehicles, equipment, warehouse, and office areas, as needed.

Expectations: Production processes are performed according to SERVPRO® Production Guidelines and work orders. Communications to crew chief (or production manager) and customers are timely and accurate. Jobs are completed at or beyond customer expectations. Vehicles, equipment, and facilities remain clean, orderly, and in proper working order.

Requirements for our Technicians include but are not limited to:

  • Must place high priority on customer satisfaction
  • Must have valid driver's license with a reasonable driving record
  • Must have a professional appearance and a great work attitude
  • Able to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Must have high school diploma or a GED certificate
  • We provide 24-hour emergency services, so we require that our technicians be willing to work on call as needed. Some night and weekend work may be required.

Please call 847-832-9300 for more information or email your resume to suzie.koivun@SERVPROglenview.com 

Forewarned is Forearmed!

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage??? No problem! We are #HereToHelp!

Everyone has heard the proverb "Forewarned is forearmed" - which is just another way of saying that having prior knowledge of possible dangers or problems gives one a tactical advantage. Or put another way, being armed with information gives you the best chance of having a more positive outcome in a dangerous situation. We at SERVPRO® of Glenview would like to help you out - by arming you with information!

Summer storms are making grand appearances across the Midwest and here in our local area, several of the recent storms have caused damage. Among the more common types of damage severe storms can cause is flood damage. In homes, flooded basements can occur when the sump pump fails or breaks down.

Knowing what one should - and should not - do in this situation can help you best remain in control when storms cause water damage to your home.

Clean water damage is typically what most residents experience when their sump pump fails, because the water that floods their basement or lower level is "clean" - it is storm run-off water, as opposed to "dirty" water (sewage or waste water).

If you experience clean water flooding in your home, try to do the following as soon as possible, to minimize the water damage:

- Turn off circuit breakers for the wet areas, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

- If you are able, remove water using a water vacuum (shop-vac) or pump and hose. Never use your household vacuum cleaner!

- Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

- Clear lamps and tabletop items so you can wipe excess water from wood furniture.

- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and carpeting or wet floor.

- Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.

- Remove valuables to a safe, dry place; items such as paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other materials which are sensitive to moisture should be removed from wet areas and begin drying as soon as possible to minimize damage.

- Lift draperies with coated hangers so they hang above wet carpeting or floors.

- Area rugs should be removed to a suitable drying area.

- Installed carpeting may need to be pulled up to remove a wet and damaged pad (which will need to be replaced). Depending on severity of water damage and length of time before any water removal is begun, it may also be necessary to remove and replace installed carpeting.

- Finished areas should be closely observed to monitor whether drywall, baseboards, and insulation in the walls has sustained any water damage. Not addressing water damaged walls can lead to serious and extensive mold damage, which is expensive to remove and possibly not covered by insurance!

When your home sustains clean water damage, it is also important to remember this list of dont's:

- Don't enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.

- Don't enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water.

- Never use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, as this can possibly cause electrical shock or even damage the vacuum cleaner.

- Don't use TVs or other electrical appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.

- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. Don't enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water - this sort of damage control is best done by professionals.

- Don't leave Oriental rugs or other colored area rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets, as they can cause staining.

- Don't leave books, newspapers, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors, as they can cause staining.

- Don't leave cardboard boxes on wet floors or carpets as they will continue to absorb water.

A failed or broken sump pump during a severe storm can be the reason a basement floods, with 3" to 6" (or more!) of standing water not being uncommon. If you are able to take any of the above measures to help minimize clean water damage, then you are taking steps in the right direction.

If you are unable to address on your own any of the above issues - or possibly even others not mentioned, please don't hesitate to call SERVPRO® of Glenview at (847) 832-9300. As your local independently owned and operated Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration™ experts, we are always Here to Help®!

When fire and water take control of your life, we help you to take it back.

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Enter to win SERVPRO of Glenview's Raffle!

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

Be on the lookout for "Jeff" at Glenview's Summer Fest! Post your selfie with "Jeff" and you can win $100!

On Saturday, June 29th, the Glenview Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Glenview Summer Fest! Join us for a fun-filled day at Jackman Park, located at 1930 Prairie Street in Glenview, from 9:00am til 3:30pm.

Our #SERVPROStormTroopers will be in attendance at this fun annual event! Be sure to stop by to get your picture taken with our StormTroopers!

The team at SERVPRO of Glenview is excited to announce that we will be holding a Summer Fest Raffle for a $100 Visa GiftCard!

Sadly, our fearless leader, Jeff Thompson, will not be at this year's Summer Fest because he will be attending SERVPRO's 50th Annual Convention, being held in Sacramento, CA.

But no worries... In his absence, we will have a life-sized cutout of Jeff at Summer Fest!

TO ENTER THE DRAWING for the $100 Visa GiftCard, you have to:

  1. Go to Summer Fest and FIND "Jeff" - not the real Jeff, the "Jeff" cutout
  2. Take a selfie with "Jeff"
  3. Here's the biggie: Post the selfie on your social media and TAG SERVPRO of Glenview in your post (see tags provided below)
  4. Make sure you Like or Follow SERVPRO of Glenview on your favorite social media

After Jeff returns from California and gets up to date on what he missed at the office, on Wednesday, July 3rd, we will have a facebook Live Video to announce the raffle winner of the $100 Visa GiftCard!

Watch our facebook feed - we'll announce the time of our video that morning. Be sure to tune in! If our winner is online and watching our video, we may invite you to appear on screen with us!

Remember, to qualify for the raffle, you have to Like/Follow our page, post your selfie on your favorite social media page, and don't forget to tag us in it!

Facebook: TAG BOTH @SERVPROGlenview AND Jeff Thompson (Owner Operator at SERVPRO of Glenview)

Instagram: @SERVPRO_of_Glenview

Twitter: @SERVPROGlenview (Jeff Thompson)

Look for our upcoming community events on the Events tab on our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SERVPROGlenview

Raffle details: A winner will be chosen on July 3, 2019, at random from all entries made on social media that meet the criteria listed above. Selfie must be posted by July 2, 2019, 11:59pm. Each entrant can have One (1) entry per social media platform where SERVPRO of Glenview has a presence: facebook, twitter, instagram. Multiple selfies posted to one social media platform do not qualify as multiple entries. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of entries across all three social media platforms. Cash value of the prize is US $100. Winner will be contacted through the social media used for their entry. Winner can pick up their prize at our office or request to have it mailed to them. By entering our contest, Winner consents to allow SERVPRO of Glenview to use their name, likeness, and/or social media profile link when announcing the result of our Summer Fest Raffle. Winner's information will be shared on SERVPRO of Glenview's social media pages and website. Thank you for participating! Good luck!

"When thunder roars, go indoors!"

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Lightning Safety Tips - Remember these tips on staying safe indoors during a storm that has lightning presence or potential!

This last week of June is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week. If you follow our facebook page, then you've seen our posts this week about this annual effort to bring awareness to lightning safety.

There are quite a few reputable sources online where you can find information about lightning safety and what you can do in your home, your business, or your community to foster an awareness of the potential for storm damage. It's best not to be caught unaware, so educating yourself and others is key in preventing or minimizing any possible storm damage.

Check out these great websites that have helpful information on lightning safety:

This graphic from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration summarizes what to do when you hear the thunder of an approaching storm.

"When thunder roars, go indoors!"

While this is excellent advice because you are significantly safer indoors during a thunderstorm than you are outdoors, you are still not immune to lightning danger.

Since lightning can strike and travel through different channels that could still reach you indoors, here are some tips to keep your risks to a minimum.

- Do not use corded telephones or other plugged-in appliances! This includes electrical equipment such as computers, TVs, and kitchen appliances like your microwave. Using your cell phone is safe - so long as it is not being charged while you're using it!
- If you are going to unplug any electrical devices to protect them against possible power surges, be sure to unplug them before the storm begins! You don't want to be touching those electrical cords when there is a danger of lightning striking!
- Avoid plumbing, as both water and metal plumbing can conduct electricity from a lightning strike. Take your shower, do your laundry, or wash dishes after the storm has passed.
- Stay away from windows and doors, as they can have small cracks in the frames that could allow lightning in.
- It should go without saying that if you are seeking safety and shelter indoors, you should avoid going out on to porches or balconies.
- Refrain from touching concrete surfaces such as the walls or flooring of your basement or garage - lightning can travel through the metal wires or bars which are used in concrete construction.
- Protect your pets! If you have pets outdoors, bring them inside with you when you seek shelter from the storm.

Remember the 30/30 Rule: If there is less than 30 seconds between a flash of lightning and the sound of thunder, you should seek shelter. Wait at least 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder before leaving shelter if you must go outdoors.

Discuss storm safety and the dangers of lightning with your family so everyone is aware of what to do - and not to do - during a storm. #NationalLightningSafetyAwarenessWeek is a great time to remind everyone of storm safety.

SERVPRO of Glenview wants everyone to be safe during a storm, but if your home suffers #stormdamage, remember that we are #HereToHelp. If you need our fire & water cleanup & restoration services, call 847-832-9300 or visit us online at www.SERVPROglenview.com.

Spring Showers ruining your hard wood floors?

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

This flooded kitchen was caused by recent heavy rains.

Heavy spring rains flooded a customer's home in Glenview causing the wood floors to buckle.

SERVPRO uses a system called Inject-a-dry to suck all the water up from the wood floors leaving it "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO of Glenview was called in to do the water mitigation for this family to save their hard wood floors from ruin.  The customers were so grateful that they referred us to all of their friends and family!

Water damage to your home? No worries!

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Glenview is here to help with any water damage you may incur. From extreme rains to pipe breaks. We've got you covered!

SERVPRO is here to help 24/7! Call us for all your water and fire damage needs!

Tornado Preparedness.

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

1,200 tornadoes on average hit the U.S. Will you be ready when one hits your town? Call SERVPRO of Glenview for your storm damage needs!

Some things you should know about tornadoes:

1. Most move southwest to southeast, however, some change direction or even back track. 

2. Tornadoes do not only appear as funnel clouds.

3. Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes once on land.

Spring Cleaning Tips!

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Do it yourself cleaners keep your home sparkly clean and smelling fantastic!

Create your own cleaner. Peppermint oil is a natural bug repellent so it’s great to use on windows. #DIY #Springcleaning

Spring Duct Cleaning

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Spring is in the air! That also means allergy season is just around the corner. This is the best time to have your ventilation system's ductwork made fresh and clean after dust, debris, animal hair and other contaminants have been circulating through your vents during the winter months. Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

Give SERVPRO of Glenview a call and we’ll come out and give you a free quote.

847-832-9300

#SERVPROGlenview