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Emergency Damage Restoration in Chicago Heights? Why SERVPRO Should be Your First Call!

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Snowy day; SERVPRO large equipment in parking lot drying water damaged property No matter the size of your damage restoration project, SERVPRO is equipped to handle it all!

Why SERVPRO is a Strong Choice for Chicago Heights Restoration

We have only been serving the southern communities of the Chicago metropolitan area for just over a decade.  We have also made enough of an impact with our customers and their properties to become esteemed among the Top 100 SERVPRO Franchises in the county. With more than 1700 locations, this is a prestigious honor that encourages us to continue to put our customers first, helping them through every loss situation with confidence and dependability. We know how important it is to get you back into your Chicago Heights home after water, fire, mold, and storm loss events. You can count on our award-winning service to help you do that. 


Water losses comprise a majority share of the work that we do for Chicago Heights homes and businesses. We have made substantial investments into training our technicians and the tools that they utilize on a job site. We begin with ensuring that each of our professionals has a base certification as a Water Restoration Technician (WRT) through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) firm. Many pursue additional endorsements, including:

  • Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
  • Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS)
  • Odor Control Technician (OCT)
  • Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT)
  • Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)

One of the innovative advancements that help us to provide a more efficient and transparent water damage recovery for Chicago Heights homes and businesses is our DryBook software. This program is exclusive to SERVPRO and helps to balance our efforts against the drying standards of the restoration industry. The program is also ideal for documenting all steps of the drying processes and their effects in real-time, which can help to showcase progress to our customers and clients.

We know the importance of removing standing water within your home, so we waste no time in employing the most effective extraction and drying equipment at our disposal. From wet-vacs and pumps of varying size and strength to hundreds of air movers and dehumidification drying units, we can handle water damage in Chicago Heights properties.


With flooding and water loss incidents being such persistent threats to many of the homes and businesses throughout Chicago Heights, mold is an eventuality that can be a costly condition without immediate remediation tactics. While many property owners might not actively look for mold growth, there are signs like spotting on drywall. Harsh, musty odors also indicate that can indicate a colony is forming or already active in your home. If you suspect that you might have a mold issue in your house, you can contact our SERVPRO professionals for evaluation and inspection. We also provide a necessary response for your property needs.

Mold growth can begin in as little as 48 hours from the time that your Chicago Heights property meets the necessary conditions. Moisture and dampness can originate from many sources. Addressing all of these possibilities is vital in contending with the current growth threat and limiting the possibility of recurrences with long-term moisture management solutions. 

We know how quickly colonization occurs. Contending with mold damage in Chicago Heights homes starts with a fast response to these emergencies from our IICRC-Certified remediators. Even our owner, who holds an AMRT certification, says our team strives to have “the capability to respond faster and better to any disaster in our area.” 


As we have been helping out residents in the area for more than a decade, we have seen the frequency that many Chicago Heights homes and businesses have to succumb to flooding. As such, we have always sought to provide the tips and strategies to keep you and your family safe first and worry about restoration and recovery efforts second. With how unsafe rising water can be, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Never drive on flooded streets.
  • Avoid downed power lines.
  • Keep a travel bag and emergency kit ready at all times.
  • Have an emergency plan in place for your entire family.

Once you have ensured the safety of your family and pets, you can work to address pressing flood and storm damage in Chicago Heights properties.

We have sophisticated recovery tools that can immediately address standing water and saturation concerns for construction materials and structural elements. With a team of contracting specialists in our crew, we also have the capability of providing emergency board up and roof tarping where needed to reduce further flood effects in Chicago Heights properties.


There are many more levels to fire damage in Chicago Heights homes than soot, odors, airborne threats, and smoke. For most properties dealing with even a moderate fire loss incident, recovery specialists must address suppression system residues, water damage, and other substances present during the combustion. Areas like your carpeting and upholstery are particularly susceptible to water damage. These residues that require cleanup, so they are focal points of the restoration services that our SERVPRO team provides.

Much like the storm damage that we can expect throughout the Chicago Heights area, fire safety is something that our professionals educate residents in the area about as well. As part of this readiness strategy and a system to keep your family safe in this time of crisis, we encourage all homeowners to purchase alert stickers that can detail special needs of occupants of your house, the number of people and pets in your family, and any other pertinent details.

We know that fire loss situations can be overwhelming and stressful, and that is why we invest so much in the education and training of our Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT.) We can provide a solid recovery strategy for your home and also help our customers through the traumatic experience with our compassionate approach.

The Greater Chicago area can be a centerpiece for all manner of disasters and emergencies, but our SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher team can help. We have a fast response and cutting-edge equipment to make any loss situation “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (708) 672-0077. 

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