Recent Storm Damage Posts

Even small storms can cause a great deal of damage

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Ceiling damage due to storm Ceiling damage

There are dozens of severe storm events across the country every year. Many of those can cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to homes, businesses and infrastructure. These events overwhelm local resources and that is when SERVPRO really shines!! We love to turn these towns GREEN!

Realizing that your Elgin home or business has sustained damage due to a storm is hard to deal with. What do you do? Who do you call?

There is one bit of advice that we can give you that can save you thousands of dollars; Call SERVPRO of Elgin fast!! 847.697.8500. Water damage doesn't just sit in your home and business. It spreads, everywhere. It wicks up the walls, into adjacent rooms. It even evaporates into the air and can cause "secondary damage" to areas of your building you are not even aware of. 

Even after you have sucked up the visible water off the floor and out of the carpet, water is still causing more damage every minute. 

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County has the training, experience and equipment to get your building stabilized fast and minimize the damage that water causes.

Learn more about Elgin.

SERVPRO responds to storms like no one else!!!

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Storm ready vehicles Reay to roll!

What is one of the greatest things about working with SERVPRO during storms? BECAUSE WE ARE HUGE AND CAN SEND HUNDREDS OF CREWS!!!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County is a part of the "Storm Response Teams." We keep a 36-foot trailer fully stocked with equipment and supplies so we can quickly respond to emergency situations. We will bring that trailer along with a couple of box trucks and vans full of our fully trained and experienced crew.

We bring enough equipment, crew and supplies that we can arrive onsite and start performing work for either dozens of homes or a large corporate facility immediately when we roll into town.

When you combine our formidable response with hundreds of other SERVPROs from around the nation, we literally "Paint the town Green."

We respond to storms like no one else. Residential, commercial and industrial all taken care of by the Men and Women or SERVPRO!!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County; painting our town Green!!

Learn more about Elgin.

Gutters are SO IMPORTANT!!

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

Gutters Gutters work to keep us dry!

From intense wind, heavy snow fall, and rain showers, your Elgin home endures a lot of storms throughout the year. When these storms hit, your gutters are busy at work. Their job is to control the flow of rainwater which protects your roof, walls, foundation, and landscape. Unfortunately, they can also be at risk for causing serious additional problems if they are not maintained.

            If your gutters are not maintained after enduring Elgin’s storms, you can easily be at risk for potential water damage which can cost thousands of dollars. Since the job of gutters is to carry water away from the home’s foundation, it cannot do its function without clear paths. Clogged gutters will eventually overflow onto the foundation of the home. And depending on the amount of water and condition of the foundation, water could seep into your basement or crawl space. Clogged gutters can also pose a weight strain on your roof and fascia. This could cause your roof to collapse and causing damage to the shingles of the roof and exterior of the house.

            A routine cleaning of your gutters can prevent damage to your roof, exterior, foundation, and save you a lot of money in damage repairs. By setting aside a couple of hours, follow these steps to easily clean them yourself and ensure they are functioning properly:

  1. Protect your hands and keep them dry by wearing latex gloves
  2. Begin cleaning near the downspout
  3. Clear large debris such as leaves and twigs by hand
  4. Remove and clean downspout strainers
  5. Flush out the gutter with your garden hose. Start at the opposite end of the downspout
  6. Check the downspout for any lodged debris and remove any remaining debris
  7. Use a pressure washer to remove any mildew and dirt from the gutters

If your Elgin home has experienced water damage, be proactive by partnering with SERVPRO of Elgin to dry out the damaged area. We are the water restoration team and you can count on us to remove and repair water damage. We are a 24-hour service and can respond to the call at any time. To schedule an estimate or if you have any questions, call (847) 697-8500.

Learn more about Elgin.

It's spring storm season

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

Storm clouds That looks like trouble!

Everyone enjoys the spring and blooming flower in Elgin, but what people do not like is the variety of harsh weather conditions that come during this season. Your home takes a beating during storms, so it is very important for you to maintain and protect them. Luckily, there are plenty of preventative measures homeowners can take to help reduce damage if and when a severe storm hits. Consider the following tips to keep your home safe this season:

  • Trim and maintain your trees. They are a risk to possibly damage your home’s exterior or break a window. When heavy rain hits Kane County, it also gives the possibility for trees to be uprooted from the ground as well.
  • Secure your fence. Ensure your fences are fully secured to prevent them being lifted from the ground.
  • Secure furniture. Patio furniture is a lovely touch for your backyard. Unfortunately, heavy winds can cause items like chairs and toys to be moved. This poses a possible risk to damage either your furniture or your home’s exterior. You can prevent this by anchoring furniture or moving items inside.
  • Check your gutters. Gutters need to remain clear at all times. Clear gutters allow water to flow away from your home. If they are not maintained, it can cause water to overflow and create leaks. There is also a risk for your roof to collapse from the built-up pressure. Set a couple of hours aside to clean gutters and make sure they are properly working.
  • Protect your shingles. Make sure your shingles are secure to endure storms in Elgin. If they ever become loose, you can repair each shingle with either roof tar or sealant spray.
  • Stock a basic emergency kit. Intense storms in the Kane County area can leave you without electric, water, gas, or sewage for a few hours or even days. Stock your family’s emergency kit without enough food, water, and supplies to carry everyone through at least three days. A basic emergency kit can include: Water, food, and flashlight.
  • Know your policy. It’s critical to read and understand your insurance policy. Be sure to frequently examine your property to ensure there are no physical or liability hazards.

If your home has been damaged by a storm, SERVPRO of Elgin can take of any needs you and your family have after a disaster. Don’t feel alone during this stressful time. We can take the stress out of fixing any water or fire damage from storms. We are a 24-hour service and are “Here to Help” whenever you need us. For services and any questions, call: (847)-697-8500.

Learn more about Elgin here.

Getting ready for the storm

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

Flash flood Caution, wet streets ahead!

SERVPRO of Elgin/NW Kane County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained to use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A quick response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the overall restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Elgin/NW Kane County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,850 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 847-697-8500

Learn more about Elgin

Spring Hit This Shopping Area Hard

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

1/11/2021

Spring in Illinois is know for some crazy weather and last year was no different. A sudden micro burst happened and a local strip mall was effected. It did considerable damage to the roof for the entire structure. Quite a bit of rain came into the businesses. The agent for the building was also the agent for many of the businesses. He contacted the SERVPRO of DeKalb team right away. SERVPRO of DeKalb contacted a roofing company and together they put a plan into place to tackle the job. The team went right to work and spoke with the individual business owners to walk them thru the plan for their business. The team worked many long hours to make the customers happy. In what seemed like no time the businesses were back and ready for business. The building repairs were completed and all were very pleased with the end result. 

Safety Precautions During Your Home’s Visit

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Elgin is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect, and sanitize their properties. We have helped a tremendous amount of offices, hospitals, and education facilities, but that does not mean we are not here for our Elgin area residents! During this time, we are still servicing the residents who call Elgin their home. This means we are here for you when your Elgin home experiences a water or fire loss, mold, or damage from a storm event.

At SERVPRO of Elgin, we have been serving our community since 2003 and we are prepared to continue providing our clients with a safe and comfortable experience. To ensure the safety and well-being of our clients and their homes, we implemented additional steps recommended by the CDC into our job processes. This includes all technicians and SERVPRO employees to wear face masks during client visits. We also place an air scrubber into the affected area to promote clean air in the client’s home. Lastly, every employee has their temperature taken each morning to verify they are eligible to perform work for our clients.

SERVPRO of Elgin will continue to answer your phone calls, provide estimates, and help with any restoration services you might need. Restoration is defined as essential as our services are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and operation of the Elgin area residents. Per our mission, we will be “Here to Help” when you need us most and provide a service that keeps your home functioning and your family safe. We will continue to monitor this situation with the goal of keeping you and your family comfortable in your home during these uncertain times.

Whether you need deep cleaning services or water/ fire restoration, we are here to service you on your schedule as we are a 24-hour emergency business. If you or your family has any additional questions about our services or protocol, please do not hesitate to call our office: (847) 697-8500.

Learn more about Elgin.

How to Prepare for an Elgin Storm

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Are you ready for spring storms? Spring storms can be so volatile.

Everyone enjoys the spring and blooming flower in Elgin, but what people do not like is the variety of harsh weather conditions that come during this season. Your home takes a beating during storms, so it is very important for you to maintain and protect them. Luckily, there are plenty of preventative measures homeowners can take to help reduce damage if and when a severe storm hits. Consider the following tips to keep your home safe this season:

  • Trim and maintain your trees. They are a risk to possibly damage your home’s exterior or break a window. When heavy rain hits Kane County, it also gives the possibility for trees to be uprooted from the ground as well.
  • Secure your fence. Ensure your fences are fully secured to prevent them being lifted from the ground.
  • Secure furniture. Patio furniture is a lovely touch for your backyard. Unfortunately, heavy winds can cause items like chairs and toys to be moved. This poses a possible risk to damage either your furniture or your home’s exterior. You can prevent this by anchoring furniture or moving items inside.
  • Check your gutters. Gutters need to remain clear at all times. Clear gutters allow water to flow away from your home. If they are not maintained, it can cause water to overflow and create leaks. There is also a risk for your roof to collapse from the built-up pressure. Set a couple of hours aside to clean gutters and make sure they are properly working.
  • Protect your shingles. Make sure your shingles are secure to endure storms in Elgin. If they ever become loose, you can repair each shingle with either roof tar or sealant spray.
  • Stock a basic emergency kit. Intense storms in the Kane County area can leave you without electric, water, gas, or sewage for a few hours or even days. Stock your family’s emergency kit without enough food, water, and supplies to carry everyone through at least three days. A basic emergency kit can include: Water, food, and flashlight.
  • Know your policy. It’s critical to read and understand your insurance policy. Be sure to frequently examine your property to ensure there are no physical or liability hazards.

If your home has been damaged by a storm, SERVPRO of Elgin can take of any needs you and your family have after a disaster. Don’t feel alone during this stressful time. We can take the stress out of fixing any water or fire damage from storms. We are a 24-hour service and are “Here to Help” whenever you need us. For services and any questions, call: (847)-697-8500.

Learn more about Elgin here.

The Importance of Proper Drainage for Your Elgin Home

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

Gutters and downspouts carry water away from your home Getting water away from your home.

From intense wind, heavy snow fall, and rain showers, your Elgin home endures a lot of storms throughout the year. When these storms hit, your gutters are busy at work. Their job is to control the flow of rainwater which protects your roof, walls, foundation, and landscape. Unfortunately, they can also be at risk for causing serious additional problems if they are not maintained.

            If your gutters are not maintained after enduring Elgin’s storms, you can easily be at risk for potential water damage which can cost thousands of dollars. Since the job of gutters is to carry water away from the home’s foundation, it cannot do its function without clear paths. Clogged gutters will eventually overflow onto the foundation of the home. And depending on the amount of water and condition of the foundation, water could seep into your basement or crawl space. Clogged gutters can also pose a weight strain on your roof and fascia. This could cause your roof to collapse and causing damage to the shingles of the roof and exterior of the house.

            A routine cleaning of your gutters can prevent damage to your roof, exterior, foundation, and save you a lot of money in damage repairs. By setting aside a couple of hours, follow these steps to easily clean them yourself and ensure they are functioning properly:

  1. Protect your hands and keep them dry by wearing latex gloves
  2. Begin cleaning near the downspout
  3. Clear large debris such as leaves and twigs by hand
  4. Remove and clean downspout strainers
  5. Flush out the gutter with your garden hose. Start at the opposite end of the downspout
  6. Check the downspout for any lodged debris and remove any remaining debris
  7. Use a pressure washer to remove any mildew and dirt from the gutters

If your Elgin home has experienced water damage, be proactive by partnering with SERVPRO of Elgin to dry out the damaged area. We are the water restoration experts and you can count on us to remove and repair water damage. We are a 24-hour service and can respond to the call at any time. To schedule an estimate or if you have any questions, call (847) 697-8500.

Learn more about Elgin.

SERVPRO of Elgin Always Responds to the Call

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

Ready to roll! Image of SERVPRO vehicles. Trailer and command center.

SERVPRO of Elgin is part of the “STORM Response Team”. This means, when there is a disaster, we are prepared to send our fully trained and experienced crew to help with damages. We have a fully stocked 36-foot trailer with equipment and supplies that our trained technicians are ready to use. Once arrived, we perform work for dozens of homes or large corporate facilities. With hundreds of other SERVPRO franchises responding to STORM, we literally “Paint the Town Green”. Together we restore homes and businesses to preloss conditions.

            Our crew has been all over America to respond to storms and “Paint the Town Green”. Over the years, we have spent 17 months in different states to assist in 7 hurricanes and 12 microbursts. Most recently, SERVPRO of Elgin went to North Carolina after Hurricane Florence. Our crew spent six months completely gutting and drying homes. SERVPRO of Elgin was able to restore around 30 homes during our time in North Carolina. One home in particular took three months due to the severity of the mold contamination. The 2,500 square foot home was required to be completely stripped to the bare bones. The ceiling, flooring, cabinets, walls, and furniture had to be thrown out. With the team’s hard work, SERVPRO of Elgin was able to restore this home with a safe and dry structure.

Not only was SERVPRO of Elgin there to respond to Hurricane Florence, we were on the site after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas as well. For 3 months, our crew was putting in 12-hour days to bring houses back to preloss conditions. This included gutting the house and completely drying it. Their tremendous amount of effort resulted in over 45 houses completed. One of our technicians, Bert, was one of the leaders in restoring the homes. His favorite part about going on STORM was the opportunity to positively changes lives.

Whether a storm hits the Elgin area or across the country in Texas, SERVPRO of Elgin is there to respond to the disaster. With the help of our specialized equipment and number of franchises, we are able to tackle any large storm or flood damage. Read more about SERVPRO of Elgin’s specialized equipment here and how it can save your Elgin home from storm damage. To schedule your storm damage repairs, call our office (847) 697-8500. We are a 24-hour emergency service and will respond to the call whenever you need it most.

Learn more about Elgin.

SERVPRO of Elgin Day of Service

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Employees head out to deliver groceries to seniors Smiling faces!

As the Elgin area community continues to march through these uncertain times, we find ourselves looking for glimmers of positively and hope to help us keep moving forward. During this time, there has been an outpour of support from our community members supporting one another. We have seen so many individuals donate homemade masks, and drive-by birthdays.

SERVPRO of Elgin was inspired to keep the positively flowing by participating in The Salvation Army Elgin Corps Community Center for their Day of Service. We volunteered to help deliver groceries and home goods to 70 seniors. This could not have been possible without the help other volunteers from Rotary Club of Elgin and Kiwanis Club of Elgin. This was such a heart-warming experience and we were so proud to represent SERVPRO on that day. You can follow our Facebook page to watch the video and keep up to date with our latest Elgin community news.

SERVPRO of Elgin is proud to be an essential business and we are currently open to service the Elgin area community during the stay-at-home order. To us, this situation is similar to a STORM event and we are Here to Help get your Elgin business back to a clean and ready state before your employees return. During the COVID-19 crisis, we have helped several businesses disinfect their facilities to guarantee a safe and healthy work environment. Our work has included college campus, medical facilities, surgical center, assisted living centers, two federal facilities, and numerous industrial buildings in the Elgin area. Overall, we have cleaned and treated over 1.2 million square feet of commercial space. For any questions about our deep cleaning, call our office today: 847-697-8500.

The Right Sump Pump for Your Elgin Home

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Sump Pump Sump pump replacement

Spring is right around the corner. And for Elgin, that means much more rain fall for your homes to endure. Rain can bring beautiful flowers but can also be dangerous if your home is not properly protected. One of the most important ways to protect your home is to install a quality sump pump and maintain its proper function. Sump pumps can make the difference between a wet and dry basement after a storm in Elgin.

Did you know according to American Society of Home Inspectors, more than 60% of American homes suffer from below-ground wetness? This is why it’s so important to have a sump pump for your home’s basement. They are installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawl space. It has a huge job to keep your basement dry and prevent it from flooding. When water flows into the sump pump pit through drains, its job is to pump that groundwater out of the pit and away from your Elgin home. Your basement is able to stay dry because the sump pump is moving the water away the pit.

Although the sump pump has a huge responsibility, most people hardly think about their sump pump until it’s too late. If a sump pump were to fail during a big rain event, your basement could face extensive water damage. To keep your valuables safe from the risk of a flood, it is important to pick the best sump pump system for you. There are four types of sump pumps to consider:

  • Primary sump pumps are the most common type found in many residential homes. They even come in two different models. The main difference is the pump’s location. The first one is a submersible pump, which is put under water in your sump pump basin. On the other hand, pedestal pumps are positioned with the pump motor out of the water, above your sump basin. When choosing between the two, pay attention to these factors: Sump pit size, Power needed, length water needs to be pumped, and your budget.
  • Battery Backup sump pumps provide you added insurance in the case of a power outage. Not only is this unit used during a blackout, but also can be used if the main pump fails for any reason. New technology has evolved this unit to communicate with users via text or email if there were a failure.
  • Combination sump pumps are a combination between a primary pump and a battery backup. This combination provides you protection not only under normal circumstances, but also during a power outage as well. Besides proper flood insurance, this combination can be considered the pinnacle of home flood protection.
  • Sewage pumps are not like traditional sump pumps although they could be used for this purpose. Their primary design is to pump sewage waste and effluent from a home to a septic system. This sump has an option to be installed in a septic tank itself or in a separate pump chamber.

Unfortunately, sometimes accidents still happen and basements flood. If your basement has water damage from a flood, don’t handle this alone. Call SERVPRO of Elgin. We are the water mitigation experts who are trained to solve disasters like this. To schedule an appointment or have any questions, call our office: (847) 697-8500.

Learn more about Elgin

Local storms can cause incredible damage!

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Local library Storm damage can affect businesses and homes in just a few minutes

There are dozens of severe storm events across the country every year. Many of those can cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to homes, businesses and infrastructure. 

Realizing that your home or business has sustained damage due to a storm is hard to deal with. What do you do? Who do you call?

There is one bit of advice that we can give you that can save you thousands of dollars; Call SERVPRO fast!! Water damage doesn't just sit in your home and business. It spreads, everywhere. It wicks up the walls, into adjacent rooms. It even evaporates into the air and can cause "secondary damage" to areas of your building you are not even aware of. 

Even after you have sucked up the visible water off the floor and out of the carpet, water is still causing more damage every minute. 

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County has the training, experience and equipment to get your building stabilized fast and minimize the damage that water causes.

Call SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County at 847.697.8500!!

When storms hit your town, SERVPRO is ready to help!

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Spring storms can bring lots

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained to use specialized equipment to restore your property to it's pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A quick response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the overall restoration cost. Whether it is your basement flood, sump pump backup and/or water coming in your doors or windows, we can help.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the Elgin area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 847-697-8500

Responding to the call!!

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm trailer loaded and ready to go!!

What is one of the greatest things about working with SERVPRO during storms? BECAUSE WE ARE HUGE AND CAN SEND HUNDREDS OF CREWS!!!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County is a part of the "Storm Response Teams." We keep a 36-foot trailer fully stocked with equipment and supplies so we can quickly respond to emergency situations. We will bring that trailer along with a couple of box trucks and vans full of our fully trained and experienced crew.

We bring enough equipment, crew and supplies that we can arrive onsite and start performing work for either dozens of homes or a large corporate facility immediately when we roll into town.

When you combine our formidable response with hundreds of other SERVPROs from around the nation, we literally "Paint the town Green."

No other restoration company can respond to storm situations like SERVPRO; no one!! Residential, commercial and industrial all taken care of by the Men and Women of SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County; painting our town Green!!

Securing your home after the storm passes

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Tarping up the three story side of their house when the siding blew off!!

Storms can be very scary with the wind and rain, the lightning and thunder. You are watching the weather channel and hoping that the real bad parts of the storm pass you by.

Once the storm is over, it is a good idea to do an inspection of the exterior of your home and your roof, if you can see it. 

Strong winds and rain can cause otherwise tight siding and roofing to be damaged and cause water to get into your home. If you do identify areas of outside damage either on the roof or siding, call SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County to secure your home.

Give the customer service technician as much information as possible such as what is damaged, is there material missing, is there hanging or sharp materials in the damaged area. 

We will bring our emergency services trailer that contains, tools, ladders, air compressor, generator, extension cords, lights, wood, tarps, etc. Hopefully everything needed to fully secure your home. 

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County, making your home safe and secure!! 847.697.8500.

So you "thought you dodged a bullet"

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

A small amount of water can cause big issues!!

This situation happens more often than it should. A small water leak is found. The plumber is called, and the water leak is fixed. But the wet material is totally ignored! Everyone thinks they "dodged a bullet", but did they? Mold will not start that day, but every day building materials are left wet, the possibility for mold to grow increases. Maybe you will smell a small musty smell that slowly goes away. However, chances are if this area gets wet in the future, even years in the future, mold will start growing again, and you will not know why.

Getting everything dry may have originally taken a couple of day with a dehumidifier and some air movers. However, removal of mold affected materials will take longer, cost more and will require reconstruction as well.

Be sure to call SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County to ensure everything is dry and stop mold in its tracks!!! 847.697.8500.

When river waters rise!

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Bridge over troubled waters!!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained to use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A quick response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the overall restoration cost. Whether it is your basement flood, sump pump backup and/or water coming in your doors or windows, we can help.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Elgin/NW Kane County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 847-697-8500

Securing your property after the storm

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Board up and tarping trailer.

Storms can be very scary with the wind and rain, the lightning and thunder. You are watching the weather channel and hoping that the real bad parts of the storm pass you by.

Once the storm is over, it is a good idea to do an inspection of the exterior of your home and your roof, if you can see it. 

Strong winds and rain can cause otherwise tight siding and roofing to be damaged and cause water to get into your home. If you do identify areas of outside damage either on the roof or siding, call SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County to secure your home.

Give the customer service technician as much information as possible such as what is damaged, is there material missing, is there hanging or sharp materials in the damaged area. 

We will bring our emergency services trailer that contains, tools, ladders, air compressor, generator, extension cords, lights, wood, tarps, etc. Hopefully everything needed to fully secure your home. 

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County, making your home safe and secure!! 847.697.8500.

Responding to out of state storms

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm response trailer

What is one of the greatest things about working with SERVPRO during storms? BECAUSE WE ARE HUGE AND CAN SEND HUNDREDS OF CREWS!!!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County is a part of the "Storm Response Teams." We keep a 36 foot trailer fully stocked with equipment and supplies so we can quickly respond to emergency situations. We will bring that trailer along with a couple of box trucks and vans full of our fully trained and experienced crew.

We bring enough equipment, crew and supplies that we can arrive onsite and start performing work for either dozens of homes or a large corporate facility immediately when we role into town.

When you combine our formidable response with hundreds of other SERVPROs from around the nation, we literally "Paint the town Green."

No other restoration company can respond to storm situations like SERVPRO; no one!! Residential, commercial and industrial all taken care of by the Men and Women of SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County; painting our town Green!!

When storms hit Northwest Kane County, SERVPRO is ready to help!

3/3/2018 (Permalink)

Snow melt and heavy rains can cause flooding that could damage your home!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained to use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A quick response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the overall restoration cost. Whether it is your basement flood, sump pump backup and/or water coming in your doors or windows, we can help.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Elgin/NW Kane County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 847-697-8500

Even small storms can cause a lot of damage

3/3/2018 (Permalink)

Flooded basement with wet content, flooring and workout equipment.

There are dozens of severe storm events across the country every year. Many of those can cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to homes, businesses and infrastructure. 

Realizing that your home or business has sustained damage due to a storm is hard to deal with. What do you do? Who do you call?

There is one bit of advise that we can give you that can save you thousands of dollars; Call SERVPRO fast!! Water damage doesn't just sit in your home and business. It spreads, everywhere. It wicks up the walls, into adjacent rooms. It even evaporates into the air and can cause "secondary damage" to areas of your building you are not even aware of. 

Even after you have sucked up the visible water off the floor and out of the carpet, water is still causing more damage every minute. 

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County has the training, experience and equipment to get your building stabilized fast and minimize the damage that water causes.

Call SERVPRO at 847.697.8500!!

When storms or floods hit your town, SERVPRO is ready to help!!

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in your town, no matter where you are!!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained to use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A quick response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the overall restoration cost. Whether it is your basement flood, sump pump backup and/or water coming in your doors or windows, we can help.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Elgin/NW Kane County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 847-697-8500

Arctic cold air can cause pipes to break in your HEATED house!

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water in the pipes froze and the ice actually pushed the water valve off of the pipe!!

Below zero arctic air is hard on all of us. Add strong winds and it can really cause problems in your house. Even if your thermometer is set at 68 degrees, temperatures within your ceilings, walls and in vanities and cabinets may drop to temps near freezing. 

When outside conditions drop to below freezing and getting close to zero and the wind is really blowing, you need to pay particular attention to the spots where you have access to pipes. First, check the temperature in cabinets and vanities where water pipes are visible. If the temps in these spaces are close to freezing, leave the doors open to allow warmer temps in to keep the pipes warm. Consider using a small fan to blow warm air into that space. if you are concerned about pipes in your walls or ceilings breaking, you might want to let the water in your faucets to drip slightly. This will allow the water to stay moving and help prevent pipes from freezing. 

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County is here to help during the cold season, with helpful tips to keep your homes safe, and also to clean up if damage does occur!!

When Storms or Floods hit Elgin/NW Kane County, SERVPRO is ready!

8/12/2016 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Elgin/NW Kane County!

SERVPRO ofElgin/NW Kane County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained to use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A quick response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the overall restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Elgin/NW Kane County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 847-697-8500