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Preparation For Your Business In Galesburg

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Preparation For Your Business In Galesburg Is your business prepared?

How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire or flood often depends on the emergency planning done today.

The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies.

The following are common sense measures business owners and managers can take to start getting ready today. A commitment to begin planning today will help support your employees, customers, the community, the local economy, and even the country. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.


Review the following questions to learn if your company is prepared.

  • Be Informed.
    Do you know what kind of emergencies might affect your company? Do you know what you will do in an emergency situation?
  • Develop a Business Continuity Plan.
    Do you know which staff, procedures, and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep operating? Do you have backup plans for those operations? 
  • Prepare your Emergency Plan.
    Do you have an evacuation and shelter-in-place plan? Do you have a plan to communicate with employees before, during and after an incident?
  • Practice the Emergency Plan.
    Have you practiced your plan recently? 
  • Review Insurance Coverage.
    Have you reviewed your insurance coverage recently to see if you're covered in a disaster?
  • Secure Your Facility and Equipment.
    Have you secured all the ways people, products, and supplies get into your building?
  • Promote Family and Individual Preparedness.
    Do you encourage employees to have a personal
    emergency supply kit and a family communication plan?


If you answered "No" to any of these questions, visit ready.gov or call SERVPRO and learn how to better prepare your business. 

Algae or Mold In Galesburg

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Algae or Mold In Galesburg What is around my pool?

Yes! Summer is here and in full swing! 

That means pools and swimming. Your pool might at times look like it has mold around the outside or rim. It is most likely algae and not mold.

Algae can grow when the chlorine levels drop in your pool and then the sun is strong. It can turn a perfectly clear pool and make it greener than a four-leaf clover in what seems like overnight.

If the algae are inside your pool call a pool technician to service your water if the algae are outside your pool, give it a few sprays with a bleach /water combo and if it doesn't go away in a day or two you might have mold.

If it turns out to be mold call SERVPRO today!

To be 100% sure call the experts at SERVPRO of Galesburg/Macomb at (309) 342-0073 for any pool mold concerns today!

Who Cleans Ducts In Galesburg

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Who Cleans Ducts In Galesburg Rodents are dirty and can carry bacteria.

SERVPRO has been cleaning ducts in your area for years!

One of the most necessary times to get your ducts cleaned is after a rodent problem.

Often times mice and or rats can make their way into your home through a small crack somewhere and then set up shop in your HVAC pipes.

When you have a professional exterminator eradicate the rodent issue you still want to go the extra step and have your HVAC system cleaned well! The rodent urinates often and that mixed with their droppings can cause health issues in some people due to it getting airborne in your system.

SERVPRO has the equipment and manpower to clean your air ducts quickly and professionally.

Even if you have not had a rodent issue it is still a good idea to do a yearly cleaning just to be on the safe side, so call to schedule yours today!

Storm Damage Mitigation In Galesburg

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Mitigation In Galesburg SERVPRO Fixes Storm Damage!

When outside objects go airborne, they can become dangerous or even deadly!

Trampolines, swingsets, planters, and or yard furniture can become deadly projectiles during a storm. If an object crashes into your house there can be significant damage and or harm.

Storm damage can be the result of many different events but one of the most frequent storm damage events is wind picking things up and destroying personal property in its path. People always underestimate the power of the wind.

This was the case for one of SERVPRO's customers that reported storm damage due to their yard objects crashing in through the roof of their home, their bedroom to be exact!

SERVPRO came in and accessed the situation, removed the objects from the roof, boarded up the damage temporarily and made all the rest of the storm damage disappear!

If you have had storm damage to your home call SERVPRO right away!

Biohazard and Crime Scene Cleanup In Galesburg

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard and Crime Scene Cleanup In Galesburg Don't do anything until you call SERVPRO!

Biohazard, Vandalism and Crime Scene Cleanup, Restoration Services

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, SERVPRO offers fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments. Your local SERVPRO Professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO Professionals help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices.

SERVPRO can help with:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusions
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

If you need help cleaning up any of the above-mentioned items give us a call!

Cabinet Install and Restore In Galesburg

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services Cabinet Install and Restore In Galesburg Cabinets are tricky don't let another company leave you hanging!

Your cabinets can make or break the feel of that awesome kitchen you have!

Actually, the cabinets can make an old kitchen look new or completely change the look, feel and flow of your entire kitchen space!

When it comes to your cabinets few do it yourselfers get it one hundred percent right. There is the measuring, the planning, the shopping, the pickup or delivery, the inspection, the mounting, the leveling and then the actual enjoying.

If there was any part of that process that just does not seem worth it ... you should call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO has been dealing with cabinets for years. We handle all of the above-mentioned tasks almost on a daily basis when restoring or remodeling a kitchen after a disaster. So why not call us to help with your cabinets even if your house did not burn down?

We have the tools, manpower and know how to handle your Galesburg / Macomb cabinet job right the first time!

Exterior Pressure Wash In Galesburg

7/13/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Exterior Pressure Wash In Galesburg Wash away that grime!

8 tips on how to use a pressure washer this summer to blast away that year worth of dirt and grime:

  1. Choose a pressure washer that is best for the job. Different housing materials can withstand various water pressures.
  2. Protect your house's exterior fixtures, like lights, landscaping shrubs, and plants, from harmful water pressure. Cover with drop cloths or plastic covering.
  3. Manually scrub any visible dirt and grime from the surface you are power washing with a brush.
  4. Mix the cleaning solution and fill the pressure washer's soap dispenser to the appropriate line.
  5. Connect a hose hooked to your water supply to the pressure washer.
  6. Test how close you have to be to pressure wash a house by holding the pressure washer nozzle with both hands about 3 feet from the wall. Walk it in closer until you feel the spray is strong enough to remove dirt but not cause any damage.
  7. Start at the top of the house and move down just like when you paint. 
  8. Rinse from the top down with plain water. Allow the house to dry at least 2 days before painting.

If this sounds like too much work just call SERVPRO, we will do it for you.

Rebuilding Roof Damage In Galesburg

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Rebuilding Roof Damage In Galesburg In Galesburg, we have you covered!

You might ask yourself, who handles roof damage in Galesburg, Illinois? The answer is ... SERVPRO does.

Although we are not a roofing company many of our jobs and clients involve fixing a storm-damaged roof. We are capable of rebuilding your damaged unit from the ground up and the roof is part of that procedure.

SERVPRO is capable of handling a larger sized commercial project if need be. On a previous roofing job, our workers repaired the roof quickly and carefully because the weather is unpredictable so we needed to get those tarps off and an actual structure on to make sure there is not more damage inflicted on the building.

So if your business or home needs roof repair along with other damaged areas ... Call SERVPRO NOW! We will help get you covered again!

Carpet Cleaning In Galesburg

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet Cleaning In Galesburg SERVPRO Knows Carpets!

Even before your sales team greets a customer, they’re greeted by the appearance of your business.

Make no mistake about it; first impressions are an important part of the sales process. When the first impression is that of a clean and organized business, it puts your customer at ease, and it makes it easier for them to say yes to your Galesburg business, product, or service!

That’s why regular commercial carpet cleaning is so important. Maintaining your office carpet in pristine condition lets your customers and sales team know that you’ve taken care of all the details, down to the carpet.

A clean carpet is also hygienic. Accumulation of dirt and grime along with pollen and animal dander that is tracked in by foot traffic can make for an unpleasant and allergenic work environment.

Routine maintenance and carpeting cleaning is also an opportunity for spot-checking for damaged and worn areas in the carpeting, potentially avoiding accidents.

Businesses should aim for focused carpet cleaning about once every quarter for high traffic areas in addition to the twice-yearly deep cleaning of the entire covered area. 

Call SERVPRO to schedule your home or business carpet cleaning today!

Carpentry In Galesburg

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services Carpentry In Galesburg We Build In Galesburg too!

When you think of SERVPRO you probably think of the top of the line fire, water, and mold restoration and you would be right ... but did you know we can build homes too?

SERVPRO rebuilt a house from the ground up not too long ago when one of our client's home burned down to the ground from an oxygen tank explosion!

SERVPRO handled the process from start to finish and the owner was amazed at the carpentry skills that SERVPRO displayed on this home!

SERVPRO can provide this service for you too by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair

Call us today if you need award-winning service on your home!