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SERVPRO is Here to Help Businesses After A Flood!

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO is Here to Help Businesses After A Flood! Let us help you and your business get back on its feet after flood damage strikes.

SERVPRO - Cleaning And Eliminating Commercial Flood Damage To Chicago Heights Businesses

Flooding around the Chicago Heights area is not a regular occurrence, but it happens enough that business owners need to prepare for it. Even if the water does reach higher than a few inches, the cleanup and restoration still need to begin rapidly.

In Chicago Heights businesses, commercial flood damage requires additional cleanup services due to the presence of outside soil and other contaminants. Most facilities require SERVPRO restoration teams to return the facility to a sanitary level, which is our standard, but if there is food (human or animal), pharmaceuticals, or certain types of equipment processed, packaged, or manufactured, then further actions are needed.

As stated, Sanitary is our standard for most businesses. Team members clean to this level for retail operations and manufacturing plants where they assemble electronic devices like TVs and sound equipment. Specialists start with removing the flood water and then spray every surface that was under water with an anti-bacterial cleaner.

Next, they wipe down everything with sponges to remove the dirt and residues from the cleaner. For the floors, they wash down the floors with clean water and then use squeegees to force the water, cleaning residues, and contaminants out of the building. These actions return it to a clean condition, safe for customers and employees.

For facilities where they process frozen dinners, SERVPRO specialists clean to a disinfected level. Here, team members ensure they remove 99 percent of the contamination left by the flood water. Restoration teams use only FDA approved anti-bacterial and other cleaners on every exposed surface in the facility and piece of machinery to ensure they achieve that percentage.

A business that manufactures pharmaceuticals and medical equipment requires cleaning to a Sterile level. To achieve a 100 percent elimination of contaminants, our specialists disinfect the facility multiple times. After each cleaning, one of our inspectors uses an FDA checklist to make certain all surfaces and equipment are safe again for use.


Restoring a business after a flood is not a simple or quick task. At SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher, we work as quickly as possible to return each facility to a clean, safe condition. If you are dealing with the contaminating effects of a flood, contact us today at (708) 672-0077. We are here to help you reopen, no matter what you sell or service you provide to our community.

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