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The inside of a roof that is burned black with holes on the wall letting sunlight in

Fire in Chicago

This picture does a good job of showing how fires on the outside of a structure can make their way inside. The fire burned away siding which allowed flames to make their way inside and burn the under part of the roof. SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest is here to help you rebuild after a disaster like this.

Burned doorway of a garage.

Fires Can Happen to Anyone

Sometimes fires are just accidents. This customers garage caught a spark from their neighbors’ garage that was on fire and had significant fire damage. If this happens to you, let us help. Call SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest at (708) 483- 8636.

Mold forming on wood in a crawl space

When Storm Damage Becomes a Mold Job

Rain water is about to get into the house from small cracks that you could not know exist. This can cause water damage to sit on wood and create mold growth. 

Plastic covering over a room entry way with a paper and tape cover the ground

Protecting a Home While Working on Water Damage

While doing extensive mitigation work for a house with water damage, our team took great care in putting up protective coverings in doorways and on floor near the damage. They want to keep any particles from construction and the moisture from making its way into other rooms.

Exposed wood, metal, wires, and ceiling materials with parts of the ceiling removed

Storm Damage Gets Inside Your Home Too

We tend to forget just how many important things are up in our ceilings. After a storm, there was water damage in this customers ceiling and our crew got quickly started the drying drying process to protect the framing, wiring, and insulation. 

Crew member in hazmat suit pouring disinfectant into a bucket

Let Us Help You Stay Healthy

Recently, our team went to a restaurant to disinfect for viral pathogens. They wiped down every surface and item in there. We want to keep people safe and healthy during this time.

A moisture reader on wood with water damage reading at 99.9 points

Monitoring Water Damage

With jobs that involve water damage and drying a space, our crew members take a moisture reader to see just how wet something is. We check the moisture levels throughout the drying process to make sure that our equipment is doing it job.

Large inside of a church

Commercial Disinfecting

As we adjust to life with Covid-19 and spaces begin to get more foot traffic, our general cleaning services are becoming more popular. From churches, to restaurants, to offices, our teams are getting called frequently to disinfect commercial spaces. Whether you have had a confirmed case or just want to be cautious, we are here to help you feel safe and healthy in your spaces.

Bathroom blackened by soot and debris after fire

Soot and Smoke Damage

When a fire broke out on the second floor of a home, most of the fire damage was concentrated to the bedroom. The bathroom shown and other parts of the house had extensive soot buildup and smoke damage. Some think that cleaning up soot and smoke build up is simple and things just need to be wiped down. This bathroom is a great example of when the damage is too much. Our team had to redo it entirely and the customer loved their new bathroom. You could not even tell a fire happened there.

A back room with couch, lockers, and table turned black and charred from fire damage

Fire in the Break Room

This was the aftermath of a fire at a restaurant that caused significant damage to the break room. Any fire is dangerous, but especially restaurants since they have flammable gasses or materials used for cooking. However, no fire clean up is too big or extensive for us to handle.  

moisture meter and wet floor

Moisture Meter At Work

This is a moisture meter.  It detects the amount of moisture in you walls, ceilings and floors.  The floor got wet because of a pipe break.  We used this moisture meter to see how wet the floor was.  As you can see by the picture, the floor was 99.9%.  This floor is going to need immediate drying in order to save it from buckling.

Sales Manager shaking hands with Chicago Bears player

Da Bears....

Our new Sales Manager, Bob Streit, meet Chicago Bears Hall of Famer, Dan Hampton at a Melrose Park Chamber of Commerce meeting.  SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest loves the Bears and Melrose Park.

bathroom with sewage on floor

Commercial Bathroom Flooded

This bathroom was in a commercial property that flooded with sewage from a pipe in the street that broke.  This company could not afford to be closed for a week while we did all the mitigation.  To help out the owners, our crews, worked day and night to get the business (and bathroom) back to working order.  We worked hard and long for this customer and had them back to business within 3 days.

Broken Glass on building

Commercial Vandalism

A bank had a brick thrown threw their window during business hours on a Saturday.  The bank called our office to have emergency board up done in order to secure the bank.  We had our crew there within an hour and boarded up the window.  The bank was thrilled with our quick response time.

street flooded with water

Chicago Storms

Spring and summer in Chicago can bring many rain storms and flooded streets.  These storms can cause basements to flood.  SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest is ready 24 hours a day to mitigate your water loses.

street flooded with water

Chicago Storms

Spring and summer in Chicago can bring many rain storms and flooded streets.  These storms can cause basements to flood.  SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest is ready 24 hours a day to mitigate your water losses.

Basement with content

No Job Is To Big For SERVPRO

No job is too big for SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest.  If it comes to cleaning out a house from hoarding, content cleaning, fire or water, SERVPRO can handle it.  SERVPRO has many franchises in the Chicagoland area and they all help each other out.  If one job is too big for a franchise, other SERVPROs are called in to help so the job is done correctly and quickly.  All SERVPRO franchises have the backing of SERVPRO Corporate to make sure that all jobs are done according to the IICRC standards.

This picture respresents a house that a hoarding issue.  SERVPRO came in cleaned the house while reassuring the homeowner that everything would be alright.

Empty Warehouse

Let SERVPRO Clean Your Warehouse

Let SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest clean your warehouse!

The owners of this company rented the warehouse and were ready to move on to a bigger space.  The landlord wanted the warehouse cleaned before the renters moved on.  We were called in to do a thorough cleaning.  We brought in hydraulic lifts and cleaned the ceilings, lights, walls and floors.  The landlord was happy with our work and the warehouse was ready for a new renter.

Let SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest clean your commercial space either before you open your company or when you are ready to move on.

Ceiling with mold spots

Mold Can Be Prevented

When you have the first sign of water damage, call SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest to mitigate the loss so you do not get mold.  Our technicians are trained to remove mold according to the IICRC standards.

Basement and sewage on floor

Get Your Commercial Property Back to Business

If your business has a sewer loss, SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest can clean and disinfect within hours so your business can be back to normal.Call SERVPRO for your next water loss.

cabinets and microwave

Kitchen Fires

Kitchen fires can be bad, but the smoke damage from them can be even worse.  Make sure you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen to put out any kitchen fires and to limit the amount of loss.

four men standing beside green truck

And the crew is off to mitigate water.

Our crew is getting ready to go mitigate water at a local residence that got sewer water from the recent fall rain. It's a Sunday morning and we are ready to go 24 hours a day.

drying equipment

Commercial Property

SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest did an ERP (Emergency Response Plan) on this building months before the loss.  When the company had a pipe burst, the manager knew where to turn off the water because of the ERP and called SERVPRO quickly.  Our team got out there within hours and started the mitigation work quickly.

Drying out a commercial property after water damage needs to be done quicly and efficiently so the company can get back to business quickly. The job was done quicly because the company had SERVPRO do an ERP.

We can provide any business with an Emergency Response Plan (ERP).

tech cutting wall

Mitigating Water Damage

One of our trained techs cutting affected drywall after a basement flood. All of our techs are IICRC trained and constantly being updated on all the IICRC regulations. We make disasters "Like it never even happened."

Chamber of Commerce Symbol

Chamber of Commerce Members

Proud members of the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce. The Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce is the back bone of the business community.  Support businesses in the Chamber.

Servpro Corporate Headquarters

SERVPRO Industries

Where it all began.  SERVPRO Industries in Gallatin, TN.

SERVPRO provides residential and commercial water, fire, mold cleanup, and restoration services. Specialty services are provided by many franchises, such as biohazard cleanup, document restoration, electronics restoration, dry cleaning, and reconstruction.

Large SERVPRO semi truck

No job is too big for SERVPRO!

A semi truck full of drying equipment coming to the rescue. With over 1,700 Franchises nationwide, SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration industry and its professionals are faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore or clean your property. No job is too big for SERVPRO!

Picture of the IICRC logo

IICRC Certified

SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest is IICRC Certified. Whether it's an emergency situation or you're planning ahead, make sure you hire an IICRC-certified professional to do the job right the first time. Our technicians stay up to date on all new regulations.

Toilet that is frozen with ice.

Frozen Pipes Can Cause Much Damage

Chicago's cold winters can freeze pipes which cause a lot of damage.  This bathroom had a frozen pipe that burst and froze the entire bathroom and the floors below.

2 techs with PPE

Getting Ready to Remove Mold

Our crews are getting prepared to remediate mold in this apartment building.  The owners were impressed with how knowledgeable our crews were regarding mold and how to remove it.  

Containment was set up, negative air scrubbers were used to clean the air.  The techs were outfitted in personal protection equipment so not to breath in any of the mold particle while they were being removed.  It took two days to remove all the mold from this apartment building.  When our crews were done, the building was mold free.  The tenants were allowed to move back in within a few days and the building owners were very happy with our work

Bathroom After

Bathroom after fire remediation

bathroom with soot on the floor

Bathroom Damaged From Fire

This bathroom was damaged from a fire.  The picture represents soot on the floor and walls mixed with water that was used to put out the fire.  After the fire was extinguished, SERVPRO came in and removed the affected content to clean at the warehouse.  The cleaning technicians then cleaned the entire structure from the ceiling down to the floors.  Equipment was used to clean the air and remove the smell of smoke.  The entire structure was painted and the home looked as good as new.

SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest left the home looking "Like it never even happend."