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Advancement in drying technology

Advancement in drying technology

While there are many methods for drying structural components and contents, the “in-place” drying system has been taught in the industry and used by drying contractors since the early ’80s. In those days, this method of drying components, without significant removal of furnishings or fixtures, was somewhat restricted, due to limitations imposed by extraction, evaporation and dehumidification equipment. In recent years, however, drying technology (extraction, evaporation, dehumidification), along with better understanding of psychrometry, has advanced in major ways so that in-place drying has, in some cases, become far more safe and practical.

-Source: IICRC

Sump pump failures during storms

Sump pump failures during storms

Sump pump failures can cause flooding in your basement when water tables rise and cause pumps to continuously run for extended periods of time.  Some general tips on how to mitigate damage BEFORE the sump actually fails.

  • keep items in plastic totes in order to keep water out
  • keep fabric items and clothing up off the floor on palettes or shelving units
  • check your sump pump to make sure it is working often and make sure the float that activates the pump moves freely

Call SERVPRO if your pump does fail at 217-528-7775

Heavy storms cause water to run through window wells

Heavy storms cause water to run through window wells

This picture shows what can happen when heavy rains enter a basement or crawlspace through a window well. In order to prevent this water from entering a basement and preventing this problem altogether there are two main components.

The first is to ensure that every window well has a drain. This can prevent the water from collecting in the bottom and coming through the window itself.

The second is to ensure the window has a proper cover to prevent debris from entering the well and clogging the drain.

Containment

Containment

When this department store had a sprinkler head leak in the store above it they called SERVPRO of Sangamon County to dry it up.

Upon arrival it was clear that the area needed to be closed off in order to target the drying needs to the specific area that was affected by the water.

When the affected area has a lot of cubic feet to dehumidify we like to use containment to shrink the area to make the drying environment more efficient and precise.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Faster to Any Size Disaster

When the water supply line broke on the dishwasher at this local daycare facility they called SERVPRO of Sangamon County to come get things cleaned up.  The extraction process began almost immediately after getting on site and the daycare experienced very minimal down time before being able to get back up and running again.

If you have a water problem at your home or business call SERVPRO of Sangamon County at 217-528-7775

Bathroom Ventilation

Bathroom Ventilation

Excess moisture has tremendous potential for damaging bathrooms. During a bath or shower, humidity levels rise significantly creating the perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew and microorganisms that can negatively impact health. In addition, long-term exposure to excess moisture and humidity can crack and peel paint and wallpaper, ruin wallboard, warp doors and rust cabinets and fixtures. Without control, it can even cause deterioration of joists and framing above the bathroom.

Most of today's new homes are highly insulated and practically air tight, saving energy but making proper mechanical ventilation essential to maintaining good indoor air quality. Good ventilation protects both your health and your home and is especially important in bathrooms which experience high levels of moisture and humidity.

-Source: Home Ventilating Institute

Dangers of Burning Candles

Dangers of Burning Candles

This fire was caused from leaving a candle burning and unattended.

When using candles, we all should practice the following safety tips:

  • Always keep matches, lighters, and candles away from children.
  • Never leave burning candles unattended.
  • Keep combustible materials far away from candles.
  • Do not put candles in a location where children or pets could knock them over. Be aware that candles and rambunctious puppies don’t mix.
  • Use only nonflammable candleholders that are sturdy and hard to tip over.
  • Always trim the wicks before lighting.
  • Do not burn a candle all the way down to where it is too close to the holder or container.
  • Use flashlights rather than candles when you have a power outage.

-Source: Pekin Insurance

Leaky Toilet

Leaky Toilet

The drain pipe of a toilet leaked under this house in Springfield causing mold to form.  Luckily the problem was caught quickly before it developed into a larger issue and SERVPRO of Sangamon County was able to respond quickly and remediate the problem in order to make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Duct Cleaning

Commercial Duct Cleaning

Have you had your duct-work cleaned lately? Many people don't realize how much dirt and debris can be built up inside their air ventilation ducts. This picture was taken at a local day care facility.

SERVPRO of Sangamon County was voted 2016 Best Duct Cleaning Service by the State Journal Register Readers' Choice Awards! Call 217-528-7775 for an estimate to get your ducts cleaned today!

We have you covered

We have you covered

Our equipment inventory includes over 1300 high velocity air movers as well as 200 dehumidifiers.  That doesn't even include the specialty equipment like wood floor drying systems, heaters, and air filtration equipment! So you can rest assured that no matter what the size of your water damage, we have you covered.

Our Facility

Our Facility

Our facility includes 10,000 square feet of warehouse storage place in addition to 10 free standing storage units on site.  This space is mainly used to store contents from fire and water damages as well as equipment used during the restoration process.  We also offer free continuing education classes in our 1200 square feet training room.

Look for our booth!

Look for our booth!

SERVPRO of Sangamon County attends local trade shows and community events to help inform homeowners in the area about best practices in the face of disasters. Keep an eye out for our booth to stay informed!

Classes fill up quick!

Classes fill up quick!

SERVPRO of Sangamon County provides free continuing education classes for insurance agents and staff from around the community.  Classes range from "Ethics and the Truth" to "Insurance Claims for Biohazard Cleanup, Crime Scene, Unattended Death and Hoarding". If you are interested in signing up see the link on our "EVENTS" page!

Each box has its own unique barcode

Each box has its own unique barcode

SERVPRO of Sangamon County uses bar code scanning equipment to track homeowners property after a fire or loss. Specific items needed out of their inventory can be retrieved in a few minutes.

New Trucks

New Trucks

Our newest trucks up and running! Shown here working hard to extract water from the basement of a house here in Springfield! The homeowner was very glad to see us!