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Proud Sponsors of The Firefighter Challenge League

6/19/2024 (Permalink)

back side of a firefighter with firefighter training in background The Firefighter Challange League

Did you know that SERVPRO® is a national sponsor of the Firefighter Challenge League? What exactly is this you may be asking yourself?

The Firefighter Challenge League is a premier sports event organization that hosts competition events that promote firefighters' physical fitness and mental toughness while showcasing their skills and commitment to the communities they serve. ESPN Sports touted it as “the toughest two minutes in sports,” the Firefighter Challenge League aims to reach new heights in promoting fitness, camaraderie, and the spirit of competition among firefighting professionals nationwide with SERVPRO’s National partnership.

TEAM WOLFE is simply thrilled to become part of this incredible sponsorship of the Firefighter Challenge League!” Firefighters embody strength, resilience, and a commitment to serving and protecting our local communities and their dedication aligns with SERVPRO’s values, and we strive to support those who help keep our communities safe from catastrophes like fires. The SERVPRO partnership reflects our appreciation and support for these heroic men and women who work as firefighters and perform the task of first responders every day, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Our Firefighters are vital to the safety of our local communities and we simply must have their backs as they perform this vital community service.

Has Fire Damage affected you and your home or business? Be sure and call the fire damage cleanup experts at SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston at 217-536-6655.

Dedicated Division for Professional Boardup Services

6/19/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Boaurdup Specialist securing property after a fire Professional Boardup Services

We Do So Much More Than Water Damage & Fire Damage Cleanup.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston has a dedicated team specifically catered to residential and commercial boardup services? Well, we do!

When your South-Central Illinois home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage, and boarding up any windows or doors is essential to secure your property from vandals and animals entering the building. SERVPRO® arrives immediately after first responders have performed their services to your home or place of business with the proper resources to secure it from unwanted guests.

After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition and that's where we shine because we are truly a "Full Service" restoration provider. There is no need to call multiple service providers, we handle it all from the first call at 217-536-6655.

A Few Helpful Fire Safety Tips

6/19/2024 (Permalink)

Picture of Smoke Detector and SERVPRO Logo Fire Prevention

There are many things that can cause a residential or commercial fire to take place. There are also many easy steps that you can take to prevent fires from happening and safeguarding our property and you safe.

Here are just a few helpful fire safety tips that can help you avoid a fire:

- Ensure that appliances are turned off and/or unplugged after use and before leaving your home during an extended period of abscence as in a vacation scenario.

- When on vacation, have a trusted neighbor or family member look in on your property as a safeguard.

- Check smoke alarms on a regularly scheduled basis to ensure that they are in properly working condition and have working batteries in them.

-Ensure that heaters are not blocked and there is nothing flammable placed near them.

- If you have a chimney and/or wood burning fireplace in your home, inspect it annually before putting into use. Have this inspected by a professionally licensed service provider.

- Have an emergency plan and escape route in place for the entire family should an emergency occur.

At SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston, we want your home, your family and if you own a business, your employees to remain safe and worry free.

If an unforeseen catastrophe like a fire does occur, call SERVPRO® immediately at 217-536-6655.  We are available 24/7, 365 Days a year.

One Call to SERVPRO® is All You Need

6/15/2023 (Permalink)

Project Manager looking over a construction project down below SERVPRO® Construction Services

One Call Covers All Phases of Your Restoration Project

At SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston, the backbone of our company is fire, water & smoke cleanup, and restoration. But what compliments our cleanup and restoration services is we can seamlessly facilitate every aspect of the reconstruction process of your damaged property!

Our In-House construction division specializes in reconstruction, new residential and retail construction, financial institutions, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, government properties, warehouses, and shipping facilities. SERVPRO® has experts in the field with putting your home or business back to its original condition which includes complete builds from a total loss. Our construction division can provide everything that a normal contractor can provide you after you are hit with a catastrophe. That is why SERVPRO is so unique in the south-central Illinois region, we can handle the entire process so there is no need for multiple companies and services to juggle!

One call to SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston handles everything from start to finish. For work not completed in-house, we have an extensive list of qualified contractors (HVAC, Plumbers, drywall finishing, roofing, electricians, and many other specialized services) just to name a few.

We can fast track your project and offer cost-saving solutions to meet your budget goals because you are dealing with just one company!

Call us today at (217) 536-6655 for all your construction needs because we are not just a restoration company, we are a full-service restoration contractor!

Extensive Damage can result from unchecked Water Leaks

6/15/2023 (Permalink)

Janitor's Cart with floor sign SERVPRO® Can Clean up the Mess

Left unchecked, water can cause major damage over time to floors in your bathroom, kitchen or any other room and the ceiling of the rooms below. It warps linoleum and weakens the tile setting and causes ceilings and floors to deteriorate. It ruins your possessions and appliances. The excess water damages everything in its path. 
When you notice signs of water leaking, call in the restoration experts at SERVPRO® of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston to handle the cleanup. We have years of experience returning your bathroom, kitchen or other room to its original condition. In fact, our customers often say it feels  "Like it never even happened.” We are proud of the fact that we focus on restoration, using replacement only when necessary. And, when replacement is needed, we have our own construction division to put your home or business back to its preloss condition! The great thing about SERVPRO is one call does it all. 
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification IICRC, which sets industry standards, certifies our SERVPRO team. We receive specialized training in a range of services, including microbial remediation, drying techniques, and water damage restoration. We use state-of-the-art air movers and dehumidifiers, and the most advanced cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing agents. 

Call SERVPRO® today at: (217) 536-6655 for any water damage you are dealing with! 

Count On Us To Respond To Your Large Loss Disaster

6/14/2023 (Permalink)

back ground of a commercial large loss fire with a truck mounted generator and desiccant Commercial Large Loss

SERVPRO® is the #1 Choice in Commercial Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO of Effingham-Mattoon-Charleston is always ready to respond at a moments notice with rapid deployment when called upon to help with your large loss disaster 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We never take a day off because disaster don't either.

A large loss disaster can happen in South-Central Illinois to both residential and commercial properties at any given moment regardless of what time it is.  The cost of a fire, water, or smoke damage to a property can add up fast.  When it comes to commercial large losses, the damage can be the result of a flood, from a water main or sprinkler break, soot and smoke damage from a fire, a busted sewer pipe, or even storm damage from a natural disaster.  

We are just one of a few certified Disaster Recovery Teams in the South-Central Illinois region.  Our dedicated Commercial Large Loss Division lead by experienced crew members has the expertise and experience with large loss projects to restore your home or commercial property back to its original condition.

Why choose us:

  • We are the #1 Choice in Commercial Cleanup and Restoration
  • Industry Leader in Residential and Commercial Property Damage Restoration
  • Highly-Trained Technicians to Minimize Disruption
  • Easier Insurance Claim Process
  • Seamless Process from cleanup to reconstruction – 1 Call provides all phases
  • Faster to any size disaster™

Call Us Today at (217) 536-6655

SERVPRO® Professional HVAC Cleaning

6/14/2023 (Permalink)

A split picture of dirty and clean Ducts in a HVAC system Before & After SERVPRO HVAC Cleaning

SERVPRO® Professional HVAC Cleaning

South-Central Illinois tempuratures are steadily climbing now that the summer heat is here, and when it gets near 90 degrees, people tend to keep their doors and windows to homes and businesses sealed up tight to keep the hot weather outside. This also keeps the same air trapped inside and recirculating through the building. Without routine maintenance and annual HVAC cleaning, your ductwork can become dusty and dirty especially, if there is neglect in routine air filter replacements. This will cause musty odors, dust, mold, and other contaminants to be circulated around your home or business which will result in poor air quality. This can also be a major heath issue for those who suffer with seasonal allergies.

Professional HVAC cleaning of your ductwork helps improve the air quality and gain energy efficiency. Musty odors will be less noticeable and the potential for mold growth will be drastically reduced. This can also help to remedy any bacteria, fugus, or mold that may be in the ductwork.

Does your ductwork need professionally cleaned? SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston can help! Contact our team at (217) 536-6655 today to schedule having your ducts cleaned.  

Janitorial Cleaning vs SERVPRO Commercial Services

6/12/2023 (Permalink)

a floor sign that reads "cleaning in progress SERVPRO vs Janitorial Company

There is a significant difference between janitorial cleaning and complete commercial services like what SERVPRO provides their clients in the south-central Illinois region. Although both deal with cleaning and are relatable, they both have significantly different services to offer.

Who wouldn’t want a clean and tidy office, that has trash cans emptied out each night. The janitorial services provide regular cleaning maintenance so the office is always ready for anyone to come in. The typical services they offer is carpet vacuuming, floor dusting, removing trash and dusting anywhere else that is needed.

SERVPRO commercial services are called upon to handle bigger and more complex tasks that the janitorial service probably wouldn’t do. SERVPRO offers HVAC duct cleaning, professional carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, upholstery cleaning and much more. When you need this type of service, ask yourself what needs to be accomplished, and understand the methods used and how they are planned into your schedule. Most of the time SERVPRO commercial cleaning services are dealing with homes or businesses that have had a fire, water and smoke damage or a severe storm that has affected your home or business.

SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston can handle the more complex cleaning projects that your normal janitoral company can't provide!

Call SERVPRO Today at: (217) 536-6655

When Dealing with Smoke & Soot Damage

6/7/2023 (Permalink)

a room heavily damaged by smoke and soot Heavy Smoke & Soot Damage

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your Effingham home or business, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today at: (217) 536-6655

Water Damage From Storms Can Wreak Havoc In You Home

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

standing water in a living room Flooding home? Call SERVPRO!

Water Damage From a Storm Can Be Catastrophic to your home or business

O.K., A midwest storm just hit the area and dumped 5 inches in an hour overwhelming the sewer systems in your community. The result is 3 inches of gray water in your finished basement. The longer you wait after having water damage from a rain event the more damage you are causing to your home.

When you have water damage the best thing to do is to mityigate the source that is causing the damage. It could be a clogged sewer line, debri clogged gutters or a sump pump failure. If the damage is coming from something you are unable to cut off, you may need to contact a plumber in your area. Once this is completed, you will want to call the professionasl here at SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston. No matter how big or small, we will be able to help get it under control. If not remedied rapidly, here is some of the damage that can happen:

  • Water rings on your ceiling or walls
  • Soft or sagging on your ceiling or walls
  • Wet or soggy carpets
  • Warping in your wood flooring
  • wicking of walls the longer the water is present
  • wet insulation inside the wall cavities

The best thing to do is call an expert right away before the problem gets worse. Our highly trained technicians are waiting for your call. We have our specialized equipment ready to use to get to your emergency mitigated as soon as possible. Don’t wait until the problem gets worse, call our team here at SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston at (217) 536-6655.