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Why You Want to Use SERVPRO OF SOUTHERN MCHENRY COUNTY for Carpet Cleaning.

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why You Want to Use SERVPRO OF SOUTHERN MCHENRY COUNTY for Carpet Cleaning. Clean Carpet

SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County has a variety of carpet cleaning methods to attack different kinds of carpet and stains. This service can clean short and long-piled carpets. We can precondition, rinse and treat carpet while keeping the color intact. Additionally, SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County is one of the few services available 24 hours a day for emergencies, offering both fire and water restoration services for both business and residential properties

SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County of Southern McHenry County provides all the necessary services for commercial carpet cleaning. Whether you run an office space or a storefront, you can contract with SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County for carpet cleaning and several additional services. The company can perform maintenance cleaning, allowing you to have regular visits from a cleaning technician. Upholstery and rugs are also an easy service for SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County to tackle. If your business falls victim to fire or water damage, you can also hire this SERVPRO to help restore your space.

SERVPRO OF SOUTHERN MCHENRY COUNTY can help you clean the carpets and upholstery in your RV, boat or car. Other trouble spots such as tile and grout, air ducts and vents are also standard services for SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County. We have all the additional services to do leather cleaning. SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County can meet all of your cleaning needs. Please call us at 847-516-1600.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Choose SERVPRO? "Like it Near Even Happened"

Why Choose SERVPRO?

 We understand you have the choice in deciding which restoration company you want when disaster occurs. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County responds immediately using the most advanced currently available equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. We closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly by using our advance software applications.

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County is dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

We're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO specializes in water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.

  • Water Damage Restoration Certified Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying  specialized Technicians

We Use Most Advanced and Current Water Restoration Equipment and Techniques

Our advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. We finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

When disaster strikes your home or business, get the professionals. Call SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County at 847-516-1600 today. 

Why Use SERVPRO Professionals for Mold and Mildew?

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

BACKGROUND: Mold grows in filaments called “hyphae”, and a network of these hyphae are called a “mycelium”. The "hyphal tip" is the part that eats bacteria.

Disinfectants work by killing the bacteria that the mold’s hyphal tip absorbs. What does that mean, exactly? Disinfectants first stop the growth of mold by preventing there from being a food source (the bacteria).

With regards to mold control paints, those will prevent the growth of mildew and mold, but won’t stop or kill existing mold necessarily, so it is important to have your walls treated and washed BEFORE applying this kind of paint. (Don’t know how to treat your walls for such a project? That’s where SERVPRO comes in!)

There is a crash course in mold on our blog if you want to arm yourself with even more knowledge.

But what about existing mold? Well, if the mold is growing on a non-porous surface (think linoleum), the disinfectants will kill the mold, and when it’s removed, you don’t have to worry about regrowth. It is only on non-porous surfaces that bleach can be used as a disinfectants; for any other surfaces, professional-grade equipment and solutions are the standard.

On a porous surface (think wood) the roots of the hyphae are deeper inside, which means spraying and removing it won’t be as effective, and regrowth is a possibility. Letting a treatment sit over a period of time will discourage mold growth, and kill the roots of the mold inside the structure.


  • Stay out of all affected areas
  • Turn off HVAC system and turn off all fans


  • DO NOT touch or disturb areas with mold or water damage.
  • DO NOT blow any air across affected surfaces
  • DO NOT attempt to dry the areas yourself.
  • DO NOT pour bleach on or utilize any other disinfectants onto the mold.

If you suspect a mold issue, let our skilled team of professionals at SERVPRO know.

Call us at 847-516-1600.

Happy holidays!

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Happy holidays! Happy holidays!

The holidays are in full effect! Which means love, laughter, spreading cheer and family celebrations. Except, some holidays bring unforeseen disasters like a water heater leaks, a frozen pipe, Christmas tree fire or your burnt turkey . You really just never know what's going to happen, but that's why SERVPRO is a nationwide franchise. We run by expecting the unexpected. We also take pride in knowing that we are faster to any size disaster. The holidays are the worst time to add any more stress other than decorating and figuring what presents to get who. If you've used our services in the past, we want to thank you! You're part of the reason we can keep doing this day in and day out. We want to make your life easier, especially around the holidays. SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County is here for YOU! Have a happy holiday.

Ten Reasons to Use SERVPRO

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Ten Reasons to Use SERVPRO Detailed Reporting

Businesses and people rely on SERVPRO to quickly restore damaged property for many reasons. Here they are just 10.

1. We Get It
SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County understands your situation. You want to keep costs down, repair the damage, and get back to normal. Those are our goals, too.

2. We Respond To You Immediately
You can reach us 24/7. When a disaster strikes we respond as quickly as possible and can draw on more than 1,700 U.S. and Canadian locations to get the right equipment and right professionals to you faster than other companies.

3. SERVPRO Is Qualified
Our restoration and repair team members have the best training in the industry. Our results will create a significant difference for you.

4. You’re Part Of Our Team
We work with you and for you. You are in charge. You receive a complete explanation of the work we will do and why it needs to be done a certain way. Like you, we don’t appreciate surprises.

5. We Use The Latest Advance Technology
The past few years we have seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County to restore your property to preloss condition reliably, quickly and more effectively.

6. We Practice The Golden Rule Of Restoration
Restoring property is less expensive than replacing property. SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County professionals practice the golden rule, "Restore whenever possible, replace only when necessary." We make sure pretesting is completed on every loss to determine restorability.

7. For Claim And Other Purposes, Your Loss Is Itemized
SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County can give you and your insurance adjuster an itemized loss inventory. You will receive a Xactware Contents tracking report with pictures of important items.

8. We’ll Help You Prevent Losses, Not Just Deal With Them
Our services start with prevention. We’ll come out to your business or home and do a review of how you can protect yourself, your family, your business, and your property from potential losses. There’s another old rule we like: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Check out the SERVPRO Ready Plan.

9. We Handle Any Loss From A Natural Disaster—Big Or Small
Have multiple locations? No problem. Suffer a small loss from water or fire or wind? We can handle it. Have a massive, complex disaster to recover from? That’s within our scope of services, too.

10. We’re Approved, Certified, And Experienced
We’re trained to IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standards in fire and water cleanup and restoration. Our professionals attend SERVPRO continuing education classes. SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County has been in business for more than 17 years serving the Southern McHenry County and surrounding area. Hard-earned results have made SERVPRO a leader in the fire and water cleanup and restoration industry.

SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County
IICRC Certified
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Three Reasons Why to Use SERVPRO for Your Commercial Loss  

12/1/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Three Reasons Why to Use SERVPRO for Your Commercial Loss    We are ready to help

When a commercial building is in good condition, real estate property managers, landlords or business owner won’t expect the smallest water leak in the ceiling to cause a major problem. However, an unforeseen pipe bursting can cause a catastrophe due to flooding. Water damage is a major disaster and, if not properly handled, it can cause a building to have mold and a deteriorating structure due to water damage.

Here are three reasons to use SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County to restore, clean, and repair commercial buildings after water damage:

  • Avoid Loss of Business: When a flood happens, business owners aren’t prepared to close up shop and lose business over it. With this in mind, professionals who work closely with commercial restoration will help bring your businesses back up and running. SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County offers cleaning services to help restore businesses and have them quickly back up and running without major damage. “Like Never Even Happen”
  • Remove The Water Damage: To fix the situation in a timely manner, property owners, landowners or business owner hire professionals who specialize in water damage restoration to repair the structure, flooring, and any items that can be saved. SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County is here to help with water damage restoration and cleanup restoration.
  • Prevent Further Damage: Water damage can cause an unpleasant odor; it also sinks into the walls and flooring causing discoloration and mold. Drying the area with excessive heat causes humidity to increase; this leads to bacteria. To prevent this, commercial businesses must act quickly as possible by calling an emergency cleaning/restoration service.

SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County restoration services include water damage restoration, mold remediation, storm restoration, fire damage repair, and commercial cleaning services. Their professionals understand how important it is to fix an emergency situation and keep a business operating. To schedule an appointment, call them at (847) 516-1600.