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Enter to win SERVPRO of Glenview's Raffle!

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

Community Enter to win SERVPRO of Glenview's Raffle! 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)

Storm Damage "When thunder roars, go indoors!" 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.

We'll be at Weiss Ace Hardware's Hot Dog Day! Will you?

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Community We'll be at Weiss Ace Hardware's Hot Dog Day! Will you? SERVPRO of Glenview's #SERVPROstormtroopers will be in attendance at several upcoming community events, including this one!

This upcoming Saturday, June 22nd, Jon W. Weiss Ace Hardware of Glenview, located at 1560 Waukegan Road, will be celebrating their 25th Annual Hot Dog Day! This one-day event will take place from 10am til 4pm.

The team at SERVPRO of Glenview is excited to announce that our #SERVPROStormTroopers will be in attendance at this fun annual event from 11am until 1pm!

Be sure to stop by then to get your picture taken with our StormTroopers! Post your selfie on your favorite social media and don't forget to tag us in it!

Facebook: @SERVPROGlenview

Instagram: @SERVPRO_of_Glenview

Twitter: @SERVPROGlenview

Hashtags: #SERVPROstormtroopers

And of course, don't forget to stay and enjoy a tasty hot dog! After all, what would an annual Hot Dog Day be without its namesake dish!

For more details about this event, visit Weiss Ace Hardware's facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/366225314026808 

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

How to avoid grill fires!

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to avoid grill fires! 8,900 fires are started each year by grills.

Grills have contributed to about $123 million dollars in property damage annually. Some ways to prevent grill fires are:1. Keeping a good distance between yourself and the grill.2. Never abandon the grill while it's on.3. Properly clean your grill after each use and deep clean it 2-3 times a year. Call the experts at SERVPRO of Glenview if your grill catches fire & causes structural damage to your home! 847-832-9300

The importance of dryer vent cleaning!

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The importance of dryer vent cleaning! Every year, there are more than 2,900 home fires due to clothes dryers and the leading cause of these fires is a build up of lint in the vents!

A clogged vent caused this dryer in an apartment complex to start on fire. 

To properly clean the vents you should:

1. Purchase a standard dryer vent cleaning kit.

2. Remove and clean the lint trap filter.

3. Vacuum the lint in trap housing.

4. Use a duct brush to clean the dryer ducts.

Spring Showers ruining your hard wood floors?

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Spring Showers ruining your hard wood floors? 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)

Water Damage Water damage to your home? No worries! 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)

Storm Damage Tornado Preparedness. 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)

Cleaning Spring Cleaning Tips! 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