Happy birthday to our office manager, Suzie!
Sending birthday wishes to the best and busiest gal at our Glenview office, office manager Suzie Koivun!
Sending birthday wishes to the best and busiest gal at our Glenview office, office manager Suzie Koivun!
How does mold begin to grow on food?
What turns those leftovers in the back of your fridge from tasty next-day work lunch into a creepy science project? Mold!
Mold is a microscopic fungus - a plant - that is commonly found everywhere on earth... and that includes right here in Glenview We are surrounded by mold spores as they travel through the air looking for a home.
Home, Sweet (Bread), Home
Bread is a very inviting host for traveling mold spore. White bread is made of simple carbohydrates that turn to sugar, which is a very efficient food source for mold. Once a colony gets established, bread mold grows quickly. The best environment for mold growth is cool, damp, and dark, with poor air circulation -- in other words, your refrigerator!
As with other plants, mold has a limited range of circumstances in which it can survive. If temperatures are too cold, such as in the freezer, growth stops. Warm conditions, such as baking in an oven, have the same effect: mold growth stops. But the humid, dark, and still interior of a refrigerator is the perfect place for mold. The best way to prevent mold growth is to eat food while it is still fresh before fridge mold begins to grow.
Mold is not always bad. Did you know that it's actually saved lives? How, you ask? Well, everyone has heard about or used penicillin. Did you know that penicillin was first cultured from mold?
Sometimes, mold growth on food is actually needed or desired. Some soft cheeses, such as blue cheese or Roquefort, rely on mold for their distinctive flavor and appearance.
Mold is Everywhere
The next time you open a bag and find that bread mold has set in, remember that mold is everywhere in the air around us. The only way to prevent mold on food is to buy smaller amounts of food more frequently so they can be eaten before mold growth starts. Failing that, you can freeze leftovers instead of refrigerating them.
In the even that you have a more serious mold problem in your home, such as mold growth on drywall or flooring after a flood, then that situation warrants calling in a professional mold remediation service such as SERVPRO® of Glenview. We are Here to Help!® 847-832-9300
SERVPRO® of Glenview would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!
Here's looking forward to a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2020!
From our home to yours, SERVPRO® of Glenview wishes a very Merry Christmas to all our family, friends, customers, and vendors!
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Warmest wishes from SERVPRO® of Glenview for a Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!
We barely flipped the calendar over to November, and winter weather has already arrived here in the areas served by SERVPRO of Glenview.
Don't be caught unprepared! Take the time to get your vehicle tuned up and ready for winter!
If you aren't comfortable doing so yourself, then make sure a mechanic checks the following items on each of your vehicles:
In addition to keeping your fuel tank as full as possible to avoid frozen fuel lines, consider keeping the following emergency supplies available in your vehicle:
You may want to keep a portable power bank on your person, as leaving such an item in your vehicle in frigid temperatures is not advised. A portable power bank can be used to power your phone in a situation where your vehicle may be dead and would not be capable of charging your phone. There are even portable power banks which are capable of jump-starting your vehicle for about $100, which may be something you consider investing in.
We hope this serves as a handy reminder for our customers and helps everyone be better prepared for the winter and successfully maneuvering through a winter emergency in your vehicle.
Remember: if you have a water or storm related emergency at your home, call SERVPRO® of Glenview at 847-832-9300. We're your local cleanup and restoration specialists.
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:
Please call 847-832-9300 for more information or email your resume to suzie.koivun@SERVPROglenview.com
Ringing in the New Year means new resolutions for many, such as living healthier lives, dropping bad habits or developing better organizational skills. Our goal at SERVPRO of Glenview is to have a team of quality people that will always provide excellent customer service to help our clients in their times of need. Our New Year’s resolution is to be committed to continuing to improve on the services we provide. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We know that by staying up to date on the latest techniques, equipment and resources, we will be ready for whatever happens. With open minds and continued training we will become even more efficient at making it “Like it never even happened.”
Happy New Year from SERVPRO of Glenview! We hope 2019 brings success, happiness, and prosperity!
Things change around the house during the holidays. One family member is perched on a sky-high ladder hanging up festive lights on your home's exterior. Another is slaving over a hot stove for hours on end. Youngsters are playing on all sorts of unfamiliar, newfangled toys. And there's often a huge, flammable tree in the living room. Needless to say, the opportunities for accidents are many during this time of year. While we hope to let a sense of joy and gratitude reign over this month in Illinois, it's also prudent to be cautious and take a few steps to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property during this vulnerable time.
Decorative Lights, Candles, or Dried-Up Conifers = Recipe for a House Fire:
Forbes.com has reported that over 400 Americans die in holiday-related house fires every year. To avoid becoming a statistic, do the following:
Poisonous Plants and Perilous Climbs:
Some of the things we do in the name of décor-bringing all kinds of flora indoors and climbing tall ladders in order to deck the halls-are quite dangerous. According to The Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are 1,200 holiday decorating-related accidents every year. In addition to taking extra care when you ascend that latter or wield that staple gun, you should also know this:
Burglars like to take advantage of the holidays. Not only do many homeowners leave town for extended periods, they also often leave their houses full of newly purchased treasures. To dissuade burglars from entering your home in your absence, take these steps:
We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.
More often than not, as homeowners, the last thing we want to do is home repairs. Not only do they take time (and many of us don't have a lot to spare), but they can also be costly and sometimes tedious. Small repairs such as changing a light bulb or fixing a leaky faucet can be put off until it is absolutely necessary to fix, but there are some repairs that should never be put off. Unfortunately, many of these involve major things (and can come with an even more major price tag), but avoiding the two repairs listed below could actually cause bigger problems down the road when the cold freezing temperatures and snow hit us shortly.
Every home has a roof. This is one of the most important parts of any building because it protects what is inside. The roof is a major player when it comes to keeping up on repairs. If you notice any leaks, missing or damaged shingles/tiles or any kind of sagging this should be fixed as soon as possible. Leaks mean water will get into your home and then may lead to mold, structure damage and even possibly fire if it comes in contact with anything electrical. Missing or damaged shingles can lead to a number of issues if not fixed and create weak spots in a roof. A sagging roof could signify moisture in the attic and could be a sign of poor ventilation, broken or cracked joists, rafters or the ridge line itself.
The foundation of your home is extremely important-it holds up your home's entire structure. Cracks in the foundation are definitely something not to overlook when it comes to repairs. The last thing you want as a homeowner is for a crack to spread. Checking your home's foundation in the fall will help prevent water from thawing snow or ice getting into your home in the spring.
Water anywhere other than in a pipe or sink basin is bad, especially for your home. Plumbing issues and leaks anywhere in your property should be addressed as soon as possible. Winter in the Chicago area is known for its below freezing temperatures. This can sometimes take a toll on the plumbing and pipes in your home. Checking them now will be a great step towards prevention.
If you should experience Winter related damage in your home, we are here for you at SERVPRO of Glenview. Call us at 847-832-9300 and we will make it right to you again "Like it never happened".
From overly hot faucets to tipped-over coffee cups, burns are a potential hazard in every home. In fact, burns (especially scalds from hot water and liquids) are some of the most common childhood accidents. Babies and young children are especially at risk — they're curious, small, and have sensitive skin that needs extra protection.
Here are some important ways to protect kids from burns — as well as electrical shocks and household fires — in your home.
Electrical Equipment and Appliances
Outside/In the Car
If you have young kids in your home, childproof as much as you can. Get down on your hands and knees in every room of your house to see things as kids do. Be aware of your child's surroundings and what could be dangerous.
Of course, childproofing shouldn't take the place of parental supervision. Keeping an eye on kids is the best way to prevent accidents.
It's always a good idea to:
Even with these precautions in place, kids still can get hurt and accidents do happen. But being prepared will help you to act quickly and confidently in the event of an emergency.
Unexpected emergencies like severe weather call for immediate action. SERVPRO of Glenview knows that immediate reaction to the disaster is important to helping you get your life back to normal.
We strive to:
Exceptions to our service response times may apply under certain conditions, such as a local catastrophic event or storm situation.
We also perform pack-out services, which is removing salvageable personal property from the affected area for off-site cleaning and storage.
If you have storm damage to your home or property, call us today 847-832-9300. Timely mitigation is the key to minimize secondary damages caused by severe storms.
Are you interested in working with a great crew of people for a super company? Not afraid to get a little dirty? Enjoy doing something to help people who have just gone through disaster? Consider checking out this position with SERVPRO of Glenview. Call today and you could start working tomorrow!
Location: Glenview, ILL
Pay: $13-$15/HR. DOE $15-$18/HR if IICRC Certified
Hours: Guaranteed 30 hours-40 hours a week
Requirements: Flexible to accommodate 24/7 business needs but not limited to pushing, pulling, lifting up to 50 lbs as needed.
Call Jeff at 847-832-9300 or Saul at 847-571-4117 for an interview today!