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Flooded Floor in Grayslake Business?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

A flooded area in a building. We restore commercial water damage 24-hours a day in Lake County.

Water damage can happen at any time in Grayslake, and when it does, fast action will be required to mitigate the damage before secondary damage can occur. Water is invasive and will permeate everything in its path. SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County responds to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to restore water damage. Here is some of the equipment we may use:

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from your home or business ceiling, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

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When your commercial business or home has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County will restore your damage in Grayslake, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 224-372-7772.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Emergency Alert System in Antioch?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A winter day with snow covering the ground and trees. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lake County.

Antioch residents and commercial businesses rely on the professionals at SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County to restore storm damage any time of the day or night. Lake County’s website has an excellent section containing important links to alerts for severe storms, flooding, extreme heat or cold, and other emergencies as follows. It also has more detailed sections on the various kinds of severe weather, like winter storms, as follows:

  • Emergency Alert System
  • Emergency Closing Center
  • Lake County Skywarn
  • Latest Lake County Traffic Updates
  • National Weather Service
  • NOAA Weather Alert Radios
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts
  • Sign up for Nextdoor to get alerts specific to your neighborhood.
  • Facebook and Twitter
  • Emergency Management Agency:
    Facebook
  • Sheriff’s Office:
    Facebook and Twitter
  • Health Department:
    Facebook and Twitter
  • Division of Transportation
    Facebook and Twitter

Lake County is susceptible to flooding, extreme temperatures, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and winter storms. For Lake County, winter weather can mean snow, subfreezing temperatures, ice, strong winds, and even heavy rainstorms. 

Stay Alert to Winter Storms:

Call Us Today!

When you have a storm damage emergency in Antioch, SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 224-372-7772.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Electrical Fire in Fox Lake?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

A hand is plugging a cord into an electrical outlet. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lake County.

Fox Lake residents and commercial businesses rely on the professionals at SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County to restore fire damage. Here are some electrical safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician
  • Only use one heat-producing appliance plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time
  • Major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Extension cords and plug strips should not be used.
  • Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) shut off electricity when a dangerous condition occurs. Consider having them installed in your home.
  • Use ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to reduce the risk of shock. GFCIs shut off an electrical circuit when it becomes a shock hazard. They should be installed inside the home in bathrooms, kitchens, garages, and basements. All outdoor receptacles should be GFCI protected.
  • Test AFCIs and GFCIs once a month according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for temporary use. Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets, so you don’t have to use extension cords.

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When you need help with fire damage in Fox Lake, SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County will restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 224-372-7772.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

New Years Holiday Safety Tips for Antioch?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

Fireworks light up the night sky. New Years Holiday Safety Tips for Antioch?

Do you know that more home fires occur during the winter months than at any other time of the year in Antioch? SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County wishes everyone a happy and safe new year and offer these winter holidays safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Holiday decorating

  • Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for the number of light strands to connect.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights, so the cords do not get damaged.
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors

Holiday Entertaining

  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
  • Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding them.

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Antioch residents and businesses can rely on the professionals at SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County to restore their fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 224-372-7772.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Power Outage in Round Lake Beach?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A lit flashlight is shown. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Lake County.

Power outages can be planned or unexpected, and they can last for hours, days, or longer. Many things in the home and outside may be impacted during a power outage. SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County wants everyone in Round Lake Beach to be safe after power outages and offer these safety tips from the American Red Cross:

When in doubt, throw it out. If food is 40 degrees F or warmer, especially dairy and meat, throw it out. Ask your provider about using refrigerated medicines.

Avoid electrical shock in flood areas. Don’t go into flooded areas or use any electrical equipment or electronics that may have been submerged. Have a qualified electrical inspector check the electrical system.

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep generators, camp stoves, and charcoal grills outdoors only in well-ventilated areas at least 20 feet away from windows.

Keep away from power lines. Stay at least 35 feet away from fallen power lines and anything they are touching. Call 911 and let them know.

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Power outages never happen at a convenient time, but Round Lake Beach residents and commercial businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County to restore their storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 224-372-7772.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Winter Storm Warning in Fox Lake?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

Snow is falling at night. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lake County.

Winter weather in Fox Lake can be freezing, and it is common to get a mixture of snow and rain during the winter season. Storms can blow in at any time and often happen with little warning. SERVPRO®?of Northwest Lake County?wants everyone to stay safe during winter storms. Here are some definitions of winter weather terms from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Winter Storm Warning 

These are issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin. 

Winter Storm Watch 

Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a Winter Storm. 

Winter Weather Advisory  

A winter weather advisory is issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations. 

Call Us Today! 

Storm damage never happens at a convenient time. Fox Lake residents and commercial businesses can rely on SERVPRO®?of Northwest Lake County to clean and restore their storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 224-372-7772.  

Franchises are independently owned and operated. 

Fire-damaged Home in Antioch?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke is coming out of a window. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lake County.

SERVPRO®?of Northwest Lake County?wants Antioch residents to stay safe while waiting for help to arrive. Here are some fire damage emergency tips from our website:  

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first: 

  • Is it safe to stay in the house? 
  • Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns. 
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform. 
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful! 

What?NOT?To Do After A Fire 

  • Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us 
  • Don’t attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service 
  • Don’t use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water 
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged. 
  • Don’t send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor. 

Call Us Today! 

Fire damage never happens at a convenient time. Antioch residents and commercial businesses can rely on SERVPRO®?of Northwest Lake County to clean and restore their fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 224-372-7772.  

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated. 

Mold Remediation Services for Round Lake Beach Businesses?

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

A wall is covered in mold. We mitigate and remediate mold damage for Lake County businesses.

Mold spores float around in the atmosphere, waiting for the perfect moist conditions to propagate. If your business has had water damage, there is a good chance you have mold damage.

SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County has the equipment, training, and experience to mitigate and remediate mold damage for Round Lake Beach businesses. Here are some Mold Damage Emergency Tips from our website for things you can do and not do while waiting for help to arrive:

Important Facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Lake County for mold remediation services

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

Call Us!

When your Round Lake Beach commercial business or home needs mold remediation services, SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 224-372-7772.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewage Spill in Grayslake?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A broken sewer pipe is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lake County.

Grayslake residents need to know.

If your sewer system backs up, SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Water from sewer system backups is grossly unsanitary and can carry dangerous bacteria and viruses that are highly infectious. Sewer water is classified as “Category 3 Black Water” and should be mitigated and restored as quickly as possible. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Here is some information about black water from our website:

Category 3: “Black Water”

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3, black water, could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us Today!

Sewer backups never happen at a convenient time, but Grayslake residents and businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County to restore their sewer damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 224-372-7772.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Safety Tips for Fox Lake Residents?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A fire is lit in a fireplace. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lake County.

Fox Lake residents need to know.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths in the United States. However, by taking some precautions, most heating fires can be prevented. SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County offers these tips home heating safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters
  • Never use your oven to heat your home
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters, or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning space heaters
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month

Call Us!

Fox Lake residents and businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Northwest Lake County to restore fire damage. Call us today at 224-372-7772.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.