Recent Storm Damage Posts

After The Storm

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

This past summer and heading into fall has been quite a wet and stormy one and with that comes weather related injuries and fatalities. This is why it is important to educate both you and your family about post-storm safety.

Immediately after a storm where there was heavy rain, strong damaging winds, and lightening consider the following:

  • Do not let children play near storm drains. Every year children are sucked into storm drains and carried away.
  • Do not touch metal objects outside, there may be power lines down on the object which energizes the object. This could be a fence, guard rail, or baseball stop.
  • Do not touch or pick up any wires that you see either laying on the ground or hanging low. They may be energized or could become energized at any time.
  • Do not walk in flooded basements if your power is still connected. You could become electrocuted should water make contact with an electrical source.
  • If your home is out of electrical power, use extra caution when using candles for light.
  • Be careful using a gas powered generator which could cause Carbon Monoxide poisoning if not vented properly.

MANAGING A STORM WITHOUT POWER

10/25/2022 (Permalink)

Managing Without Power 

SERVPRO of Plainfield, Shorewood and SERVPRO of Naperville South has seen storm damage lead to power outages.  

A power outage can:

  • Disrupt communication
  • Make transportation difficult
  • Shut down water pipes
  • Close businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, ATMS, other services
  • Lead to food spoilage
  • Lead to contaminated water
  • Disable medical devices

During a power outage be sure to:

  • Keep freezer & refrigerator doors closed. It will reduce the chance of food spoilage
  • User generators only outdoors and away from windows
  • Disconnect appliances/electronics. Power surges can destroy equipment
  • Have already set up a plan to refrigerate medicines
  • For people who use power wheelchairs, have a backup battery. You may also need a manual chair
  • The local power company should already know that someone in your home relies on medical devices
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home or business
  • If travel is safe, go to another location for proper heating or cooling
  • Check on your neighbors.

How Do I Create a Home Inventory for My Shorewood Home?

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

We are leaders in storm damage restoration services in Will County.

Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South restores storm damage every year in the Shorewood area. A current inventory list of your home’s contents will help your insurance claim settle faster. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for creating a home inventory.

  • Pick an easy spot to start – A contained area—like your small kitchen appliance cabinet, sporting equipment closet, or handbag shelf—is a great place to get started.
  • List recent purchases – Another way to start is with recent purchases—get into the inventory habit, and then tackle your older possessions.
  • Include the basic information – In general, describe each item you record, note where you bought it, the make and model, what you paid, and any other detail that might help if you need to make a claim.
  • Count clothing by general category (Jeans, shirts, etc.)
  • Record serial numbers
  • Check coverage on big-ticket items – Jewelry, art, and collectibles may have increased value and may need special coverage separate from your standard homeowners insurance policy. While you’re making your home inventory list, check with your agent to make sure you have adequate insurance for these items before there is a loss.
  • Don’t forget off-site items 
  • Keep proof of value – Store sales receipts, purchase contracts, and appraisals with your list

Call Us!

When your Shorewood home or business has storm damage, our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do to Stay Safe During a Tornado in Plainfield?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Will County.

Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year. Tornadoes have occurred in Will County. According to the National Weather Service, the only F5 tornado to ever strike the Chicago area happened on August 28, 1990. This tornado formed near Oswego and passed through Plainfield, Crest Hill, and Joliet, killing 29, injuring 350, and causing $165 million in damage in its 16-mile path.

Here are some tips from the American Red Cross on things you can do to stay safe during a tornado:

  • Identify a safe place in your home where household members and pets will gather during a tornado: a basement, storm cellar, or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows
  • In a high-rise building, pick a hallway in the center of the building. You may not have enough time to go to the lowest floor. 
  • In a mobile home, choose a safe place in a nearby sturdy building. If your mobile home park has a designated shelter, make it your safe place. No mobile home - however it is configured - is safe in a tornado.
  • tornado watchmeans a tornado is possible
  • tornado warningmeans a tornado is already occurring or will occur soon. Go to your safe place immediately.

Call Us Today!

When your Plainfield home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South will restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

DuPage River Flash Flood Watch in Naperville?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in DuPage and Will Counties.

Two years ago, the west branch of the DuPage River was under a flash flood watch due to heavy rain that caused the river to reach flood stage at 11.6 feet. The Naperville Fire Department urged residents to stay away from the river until the waters receded to normal levels. Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South has been restoring storm damage in Naperville for many years. Here is some information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration about flood watches and warnings:

Flood Watch

  • Be Prepared. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Flood Warning

  • Take action!A Flood Warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

Flash Flood Warning

  • Take action!A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood-prone area, move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

National Weather Service Storm Spotter Training for Plainfield Residents?

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Will and Kendall counties.

SKYWARN Volunteers Monitor Storms in Will and Kendall counties.

Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South restores storm damage – no matter how big the job is. Our fast emergency response time saves our customers money by minimizing the potential for secondary damage in many cases. Each year, The National Weather Service (NWS) Chicago looks for volunteer weather spotters to provide real-time reports on local weather conditions.

Here is some information on becoming a Storm Spotter:

Who Are Spotters?

Every community has some type of spotter network. Local fire and police personnel are often trained to observe and report severe weather, partly due to their extensive radio communication and 24-hour operations. Citizens may also be an active part of the spotter network, and all share a sense of responsibility to their neighbors. Most spotters are personally interested in weather or are amateur radio operators, but others are not either.

What is the SKYWARN Program?

SKYWARN storm spotters report hazardous weather to the NWS, which aids the warning process. NWS meteorologists train volunteers to identify and describe severe local storms, including severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and floods. For more information about the SKYWARN Spotter program of the NWS, visit http://www.weather.gov/skywarn/.

Call Us Today!

When you need storm damage restoration services for your home or commercial business, our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South are ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm-Damaged Home in Plainfield?

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Will and Kendall counties.

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has responded to all kinds of storm damage emergencies over the years. Snowstorms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, and heavy rain have all wreaked havoc in Plainfield at one time or another. Our technicians respond to storm damage emergencies throughout the year, and we offer these tips from the Insurance Information Institute  for protecting your home from storm damage:

Exterior Inspection and Repair

Water can be prevented from entering a structure’s exterior through routine inspection and maintenance and making repairs as needed.

  • Caulk and seal windows
  • Inspect the roof for missing and aging shingles
  • Check rain gutters and drainage systems and remove any debris
  • Check downspouts and clear any clogs and make sure they are draining away from the structure
  • Check sprinkler systems and make sure the sprinklers are not spraying water onto the structure and that water is not pooling around the structure’s foundation
  • Make sure water drains away from the building.Water is invasive and will quickly find its way into a structure when water is allowed to pool around the foundation. After a storm, or when the ground is already saturated by rainwater, the water may enter into the foundation wall through any cracks.

Call Us Today!

If you have storm damage in your Plainfield home or business, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Big Snowstorm in Plainfield?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Will and Kendall Counties.

Last month heavy snow and severe storms hit Plainfield. SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to storm damage emergencies often during the winter and offer these tips from the American Red Cross for preparing for winter storms:

At a minimum, the Red Cross encourages people to do these things to stay safe:

  • Listen to local area radio, NOAA radio, or TV stations for the latest information and updates
  • Be prepared to evacuate if you lose power or heat and know your routes and destinations. Find a local emergency shelter.
  • Check emergency kit and replenish any items missing or in short supply, especially medications and medical supplies. Keep it nearby.
  • Be sure you have ample heating fuel
  • If you have alternative heating sources, such as fireplaces, wood- or coal-burning stoves, or space heaters, be sure they are clean and in working order
  • Bring your companion animals inside and ensure that your horses and livestock have blankets if appropriate and unimpeded access to shelter, food, and non-frozen water

Call Us!

Illinois weather is unpredictable, and storms can blow in with little advanced warning. When your Plainfield home or commercial business has a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Tree Damage in Aurora?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

We mitigate storm damage 24-hours a day in Kane and DuPage Counties.

Last winter, an old Miyabe maple tree fell on my garage and part of my house in Aurora in the middle of the night. There was broken glass and debris everywhere, and we couldn’t do anything until somebody removed the tree. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South because they restore property damage caused by storms.

The team arrived quickly and immediately set about inspecting and assessing the damage. They tarped up the roof, boarded up the broken window. Inside they used powerful extracting equipment to remove the water that entered the home from the fallen tree. The drying process was monitored and documented. The tree was cut up into sections and removed.

The exterior and interior repairs were completed the same week, and now you would never know a tree had damaged my home!

SERVPRO Building Services

  • Tree Removal
  • General Contracting
  • Board Up
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Painting
  • Portable Power
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Plumbing
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair

Call Us Today!

When your Aurora home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Safety Tips for Power Outages in Naperville?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hour a day in damage in DuPage County.

Have you ever been left sitting in the dark due to a power outage? SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to storm damage emergencies every year in Naperville. Here are some power outage safety tips for ensuring your food is safe to eat after a power outage from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

Be safe after a power outage. When in doubt, throw it out!

  • Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40 degrees or higher for two hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color, or texture
  • If the power is out for more than a day, discard any medication that should be refrigerated unless the drug’s label says otherwise.
  • If a life depends on the refrigerated drugs, consult a doctor or pharmacist and use the medicine only until a new supply is available

It’s also a good idea to check on your neighbors. Older adults and young children are more vulnerable to extreme temperatures.

Call Us Today!

When your Naperville home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Wind Damage Prevention Tips for Naperville?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cook county!

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Naperville. High winds can result from thunderstorms and thunderstorms and can turn into tornadoes. Here is some information on types of winds and wind alerts National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

High Wind Warning: Take Action! Sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening. Seek shelter. If you are driving, keep both hands on the wheel.

High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose items and adjust plans as necessary so you’re not caught outside.

Wind Advisory: Take Action: Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects that are outdoors should be secured, and be cautious if driving.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! A thunderstorm is happening or is imminent in the warning area. Severe thunderstorms have wind gusts of 58 miles per hour and or hail one inch or larger. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building.

Preparing for High Winds

  • Remove any dead trees or overhanging branches near structures

Call Us Today!

When your Naperville home or commercial business has storm damage, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Lightning Safety Tips for Shorewood?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Will County.

Shorewood Residents Need to Know

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to storm damage emergencies in Shorewood throughout the year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are in the area. Here are some safety tips from the NOAA to stay safe during a thunderstorm:

  • If the sky looks threatening or if you hear thunder, get inside a safe place immediately
  • Once inside, avoid contact with corded phones, electrical equipment, plumbing, and windows and doors
  • Wait thirty minutes after the last lightning or thunder before going back outside

Remember, it is your behavior when thunderstorms are in the area that determines your personal risk of being struck by lightning. When thunder roars, go indoors!

Lightning victims

If someone is struck by lightning, they may need immediate medical attention. Lightning victims who carry an electrical charge are safe to touch. Call 911 and monitor the victim. Start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or use an Automated External Defibrillator if needed.

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business experiences storm damage, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you 24-hours a day in Shorewood. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Hail Damage in Naperville?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in DuPage County.

Hail Stones in Naperville?

The last time hail was reported in DuPage County was about eight months ago on August 10th when a trained spotter reported quarter sized hail near Roosevelt Road and IL-53. Hail is a product of thunderstorms. SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Naperville. Our technicians have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore any size storm damage you may have.

Here are some interesting facts about hail from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

Hail

  • Is another product of thunderstorms that annually causes nearly one billion dollars in damage throughout the United States
  • Many of the losses are incurred by farmers
  • The most common diameter is pea size, but hail can be as large as golf balls and baseballs
  • Hail, in extreme cases, can be grapefruit-size
  • Large hail stones fall at speeds faster than 100 miles-per-hour and have been known to kill people

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business experiences any storm damage, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you 24-hours a day in Naperville. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Restoration Services for Plainfield?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Will and Kendall counties.

Flooding happens in Plainfield.

Plainfield is no stranger to flooding and storm damage. Last year, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responded to many storm damage emergencies. The Village of Plainfield website states that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is moving forward with efforts to update floodplain maps in Will County that determine what properties in the floodplain will require flood insurance and will have limitations on what can be constructed or reconstructed.

Here is some information from FEMA on some things you can do to prepare for a flood:

Know Your Risk for Floods
Visit FEMA's Flood Map Service Center to know types of flood risk in your area.  Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.

Purchase Flood Insurance
Purchase or renew a flood insurance policy. Homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flooding. It typically takes up to 30 days for a policy to go into effect so the time to buy is well before a disaster. Get flood coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you with storm damage emergencies. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Plainfield, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooding Problem in Naperville?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in DuPage and Will counties.

Preventing Roadway Flooding in Naperville?

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has been responding to storm damage emergencies in the Naperville area for years, and we know that having a fast response time is critical to minimizing further damage to your home or commercial business.

Spring is here and that means rising water levels in the DuPage River, which may pose possible flooding conditions for downtown Naperville in May. The City of Naperville website offers some great tips on how residents can help prevent roadway flooding:

Keep it clear.

  • Many stormwater blockages in streets occur due to clogged storm sewer inlets and drains. If there is an inlet in the street adjacent to your home, please keep this drain clear of all obstructions like leaves, grass, and debris.
  • Debris at storm sewer inlets also builds up after a storm event, which is a good time to check the inlet to make sure that the system will work well in the next storm
  • If you see a clogged storm sewer inlet in the City, or cannot clear the debris yourself, please call 630-420-6095 to report the location

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you with storm damage emergencies in Naperville 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Snow-Damaged Roof in Shorewood?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Will County.

Heavy Snow Can Stress Out Your Roof in Shorewood!

In Illinois, homeowners run the risk of roof damage in the winter months due to snow and ice buildup. SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to storm damage emergencies in Shorewood throughout the winter and offer these roof overstress warning signs from The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

Overstress Conditions During A Snow Event

  • Sagging ceiling tiles or boards, ceiling boards falling out of the ceiling grid, and/or sagging sprinkler lines and sprinkler heads
  • Sprinkler heads deflecting below suspended ceilings
  • Popping, cracking, and creaking noises
  • Sagging roof members, including metal decking or plywood sheathing
  • Bowing truss bottom chords or web members
  • Doors and/or windows that can no longer be opened or closed
  • Cracked or split wood members
  • Cracks in walls or masonry
  • Severe roof leaks
  • Excessive accumulation of water at nondrainage locations on low slope roofs

If any of these warning signs are observed, FEMA recommends evacuating the building and calling a local building authority to conduct a structural inspection.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll restore your storm damage in Shorewood, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Disaster Supply Kits for Shorewood?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Plainfield area.

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

If a severe storm hit Shorewood, would you be ready to survive on your own for several days? SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year, and offer these tips for building a basic disaster supplies kit from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll restore your storm damage in Shorewood, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Winter Storm Preparedness in Plainfield?

1/17/2021 (Permalink)

Naperville residents rely on us to restore storm damage.

Winter Storm Warning Checklist

Winter storms bring with them a higher risk of hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, heart attacks from overexertion, and car accidents. Snowstorms, blizzards, freezing rain, ice, and high winds are all things that can knock out heat, power, and communication services. They can last a few hours or several days. SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South respond to storm damage emergencies often during the winter months, and we offer these safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on what to do if you are under a winter storm warning:

Winter Storm Warning

  • Find shelter right away.
  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use a generator outside only.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

It’s also a good idea to listen to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.

Call Us!

When your home or commercial business experiences a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll restore your storm damage to preloss condition in Plainfield, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Blizzard in Bolingbrook?

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

We respond to storm damage emergencies in the Plainfield area 24 hours a day.

Illinois Weather Trivia

Do you remember the last blizzard to hit Bolingbrook? It was the winter of 2011 when a blizzard dropped 20 inches of snow in a 24-hour period. This was the third-largest blizzard ever to be recorded in Chicago. Bolingbrook was buried in snow, and at least 10,000 customers lost power. The snow lasted on the ground for 16 days after the storm!

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to storm emergencies 24 hours a day and has plenty of experience mitigating storm damage and flooding. We can restore every kind of structure, from hi-rise apartments to office and government buildings. No matter how extensive the storm damage may be, we have the advanced training and equipment necessary to quickly and efficiently restore your property to pre-storm conditions.

Here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to survive a winter storm:

  • Stay indoors and off the roads.
  • Close off rooms to conserve heat.
  • Dress in layers and use blankets to stay warm.
  • Bring pets into a warm place and out of the storm or severe cold.
  • Never use a generator, camp stove, charcoal grill, or propane heater inside as these can start accidental fires or cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Never heat a home with a cooktop or oven.

Call Us

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you with storm damage restoration in Bolingbrook 24 hours a day, every day. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Preparing for storms in Plainfield

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

When storms are brewing, we may not think destruction is headed our way but sometimes the inevitable happens in Plainfield. While storms can be beautiful, they can turn deadly in just moments. Being prepared will help minimize harm to people and bring less damage to your property. If you find yourself in the aftermath of a storm, let SERVPRO of Plainfield/ Naperville South turn your chaos back to normal.

A few ways to prepare for a storm with strong winds are:

  • Have a flashlight readily available in case of a power outage
  • Board up windows and doors ahead of time, if possible
  • Secure loose items
  • Have an emergency kit ready including non-perishable foods and water
  • Make a plan ahead of time so your family will know what to do

Your local meteorologists will monitor the weather conditions in your area keeping you informed on what type of storm is happening. A storm Watch indicates they are watching for formations of specific types (flooding, severe thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, etc.)  A storm warning means there are property and life-threatening conditions occurring so you should take precautions.

Once the storm has subsided in Plainfield, please continue to be careful walking about your structure as there could be loose debris, and compromised structures, etc. Wear boots, and gloves to help protect yourself but above all call the professionals at SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South to make your loss “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO is ready to handle your Storm Damage

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

We are storm damage restoration professionals.

Storm Damage

Snow, flooding, thunderstorms, lightning, high winds, and hail can cause damage to your property.  Uprooted trees and dangling powerlines can contribute to the mess.  SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South has years of experience responding to any kind of storm damage. 

Fast Response Time

SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South wants homeowners and commercial business owners to know that no matter what kind of storm damage you experience, we are ready to respond to your emergency 24 hours a day.

Highly Trained

Our technicians are highly trained professionals and undergo initial intensive training when hired, and undergo employee certification and continuous training for:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Call Us Today

If your home or commercial business experiences storm damage, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South is always available to help.  Call us today at 630-369-9710.  We’ll cleanup and restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.”

Beat the Summer Heat with these Safety Tips

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Follow these Safety Tips to stay cool & hydrated this summer.

As we approach the middle of summer in the Chicagoland area extreme temperatures continue to rise, be ready to battle the summer heat by following these tips from the CDC:

Stay Cool:

  • Wear appropriate clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Stay cool indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible.  If your home does not have air conditioning, go somewhere that does, even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.
  • Plan outdoor activities carefully:  Try to limit your outdoor activity to when it is coolest, like morning and evening hours.
  • Pace yourself: Start slowly and pick up the pace gradually. 
  • Wear sunscreen: If you must go outdoors, protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat, sunglasses, and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher.
  • Avoid cooking hot meals: They add heat to your body!

Stay Hydrated:

  • Drink plenty of fluids: Drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are.  Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink.
  • Replace salt and minerals: Sweating removes salt and minerals from the body that need to be replaced.  A sports drink can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat.
  • Keep your pets hydrated: Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets.

SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South want to make sure you stay cool this summer.  Give us a call at (630) 369-9710 if you have any questions.

SERVPRO can help with Storm Damage

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Damage? SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South is available to help!

If you live in the Midwest, chances are you know just how quickly the weather can change and storms can occur on a moment’s notice.

Whatever type of weather event happens in Chicagoland, you can count on SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South to be able to respond quickly.  Our team has several years of experience responding to weather events across the area, region, and even throughout the United States. 

In recent years our team has responded to storms involving hurricanes, sub-zero temperatures, tornadoes, flooding, and all types of weather events.  Given our experience with these types of events, our team has the knowledge and skills to respond quickly and professionally to assist homes and businesses during stressful moments.  When a big storm happens, you want to count on the experienced professionals at SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?  Call Us today (630) 369-9710

Be Prepared for a Thunderstorm

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

If a thunderstorm damages your home or business, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South can help!

As the cold weather remains in our area, remember that thunder and lightning are also a part of the winter weather that we face.  Here are some facts from Ready.gov that you need to be aware of if a thunderstorm is headed your way.  

Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include lightning and can:

  • Include powerful winds over 50 MPH
  • Create hail
  • Cause floods
  • Cause tornadoes

It is important to prepare for a Thunderstorm

  • When thunder roars, go indoors!
  • Move from outdoors into a building or car.
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings.
  • Unplug appliances.

Thunderstorms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you will need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion.  Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South can handle any size disaster.  Call us today at (630) 369-9710.

Source: Ready.gov/thunderstorms

SERVPRO Storm Response

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South will respond 24/7 for Storm and Flood Damage.

The team here at SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South is ready for whatever happens, no matter the time, night or day.  When it comes to fire & water damage, our professionals work endlessly to make sure our customers are satisfied and that we walk them through each step of the cleaning process.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience.  We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.

We're Quick to Any Size Disaster

When a storm hits your home or business, you need help immediately.  Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

When storms hit the Chicagoland area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster.  We are available 24 hours a day to respond to your Storm disaster.

Storm or Flood Damage?  Call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South at (630) 369-9710

Preparing for a Flood

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

Follow these tips to be prepared for a flood.

Flooding can happen fast in many environments.  The American Red Cross recommends having the following list of items packed and ready to go in the event of an evacuation due to flooding.

  • Water—3+ day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food—3+ day supply of nonperishable, easy-to-prepare food
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Extra batteries
  • First Aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation/personal hygiene items
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Camera for photos of damage

If you have any additional questions about flooding or water damage to your property, please contact SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South at (630) 369-9710.

Get Ready and be Prepared for Winter Weather.

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Winter Weather is here! Follow these tips to stay safe.

Winter weather has arrived in the Chicagoland area and SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South wants to make sure you are prepared in the event of a snowstorm.  Here are some tips form the American Red Cross to help keep you safe and get you ready for traveling in the cold weather:

  • Talk with your family about what to do if a winter storm watch or warning is issued.
  • Have your vehicle winterized before the winter storm season to decrease your chance of being stranded in cold weather.
  • Have a mechanic check your battery, antifreeze, wipers and windshield fluid, ignition system, thermostat, lights, flashing hazard lights, exhaust system, heater, brakes, defroster and oil.
  • Keep in your vehicle: a windshield scraper, small broom, matches in a waterproof container, an emergency supply kit, including warm clothing.
  • Keep your gas tank full so you can leave right away in an emergency.
  • Have a cell phone with you and make sure the battery is charged.
  • Pack a warm coat, gloves and a hat.

The Team at SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South wants you to arrive safely at your destination!

Be Prepared for a Power Outage.

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Don't let a power outage leave you in the dark. Be prepared now.

Power Outages can disrupt your routine and sometimes they can result in damage to your home or business.  According to Ready.gov here are some steps to help you prepare now if a power outage does occur:

  • Take an inventory of the items you need that rely on electricity.
  • Talk to your medical provider about a power outage plan for medical devices powered by electricity and refrigerated medicines. Find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures and get specific guidance for any medications that are critical for life.
  • Plan for batteries and other alternatives to meet your needs when the power goes out.
  • Sign up for local alerts and warning systems. Monitor weather reports.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors with battery backup in central locations on every level of your home.
  • Determine whether your home phone will work in a power outage and how long battery backup will last.
  • Review the supplies that are available in case of a power outage. Have flashlights with extra batteries for every household member. Have enough nonperishable food and water.
  • Use a thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer so that you can know the temperature when the power is restored. Throw out food if the temperature is 40 degrees or higher.
  • Keep mobile phones and other electric equipment charged and gas tanks full.

If you experience storm damage to your property, please call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South at (630) 369-9710. 

Flooding from a Storm: SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South can Repair the Damage

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding from Storm Damage can be repaired by SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South

Summer rain quickly turned into a storm.  Before long, a golf course was flooded and water rushed into the clubhouse. Water stood two feet high throughout the lower level, which houses employee dormitories, a member lounge, elevator shafts, and the country club wine cellar. Help was needed.

After the storm, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South was called and went to work. The water was pumped out and unsalvageable items were removed. Mitigation teams cut the wet drywall and began drying the facility. After the property was dried, the rebuild began, with construction teams restoring the property to its original state. New drywall, flooring, and trim was installed. Soon enough, the club was back to normal and the course resumed operations.

If your home or business experiences storm damage that results in flooding, water damage, or other property damage, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South can help.

Damage from heavy rain or high winds: SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South will respond to all storm damage

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Property Damage from a Storm

Some storms can deliver more than thunder and lightning. Summertime storms can bring powerful winds, heavy rains and severe damage to property. If your property is damaged from a storm, SERVPRO can help.  As 24-hour emergency restoration company that lives in the same area as you, we know when these storms happen and are prepared to respond.

Storm Damage at your Home or Business

Summer storms usually involve water damage, water in the basement, or rain entering a building through a damaged roof or window.  Aside from making sure everyone is safe (including pets), the next step is to stop any further damage from happening.  SERVPRO will provide temporary closures to any open areas before beginning remediation and restoration.  What does that mean?  We will remove any standing water and/or debris and start drying the property.  If there was damage to a roof, walls, windows or other parts of a structure, we can repair all damaged areas, from roofs to windows and carpet.  

Commercial to Residential Restoration After a Storm

As part of the national Disaster Recovery Team, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South is fully prepared to respond in force to any size disaster, bringing all the people and equipment necessary, including our disaster trailer.  If the damage affected a portion of a living room, we will respond there as well.

If you have a water problem or wind has damaged your home or office, call SERVPRO.

When Storms or Floods hit DuPage County, SERVPRO is ready!

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage. This customer had hail damage to siding and windows.

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we 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 fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Plainfield and Naperville South, 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 (630) 369-9710