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Ceiling materials collapsed into the home after a tree fell onto the roof.

Tree Falling into Residential Property

We have seen quite a bit of storm damage from trees after the storms in June. This is an image of one of the jobs with some of the worst damage. Ceiling materials have collapsed into the home creating a huge mess on top of the rest of the damage from the storm. So we were grateful that the customer trusted us to come in and get the property cleaned and restored!

Carpet completely saturated after water damage.

Saturated Carpet

We know that there are times when you will experience water damage, and you’ll feel that you can handle the damage yourself. However, if the water damage is as bad as what you see here, it is going to be best to contact a professional. Carpet that is completely saturated by water is hard to dry, especially when there is standing water like this. We have the equipment and the training to dry damage like this is a way that is thorough, quick, and will help you avoid secondary damage.

House almost completely hidden by a tree that fell on it during a storm.

Where is the House?

Can you see the house? We can!

This poor customer had a tree fall on their home, and the tree is so big that the limbs have made it difficult to even see the exterior of the house! We’re glad that once this tree is removed we’ll have the opportunity to help this homeowner clean up and restore their property.

Deep area of water in commercial basement after high volume of rain.

Inches of Rain in Commercial Basement

There has been quite a bit of rain in our communities lately. When you don’t get much of a break between storms, you could easily start to see the water begin to build up in the basement. So when this commercial property owner called us after experiencing a basement flood, we were more than happy to come and help them dry the area out!

Damage to the side of a building tarped up after fire and water damage.

Fire/Water Damage

When fire damage occurs, it’s common that water damage will follow. This is especially so if the fire needs to be put out by a team of firefighters or if there is a sprinkler system inside the affected property. Luckily, if your property is damaged by fire and water, you can count on your local SERVPRO® for the cleanup and restoration.

Ceiling materials removed and the area being dried after storm damage.

Drying Porch Ceiling

We have been seeing quite a bit of rain. This customer had some pretty heavy storm damage to the ceiling of their home, including the enclosed porch on the front of the house. So we were happy when they reached out to us to get the home dry and back to normal!

Fire damage to the area above the kitchen stove.

Fire Damage from Stove in Residential Kitchen

Kitchen fires can range from mild flame to massive destruction. This just so happens to be a situation in which the damage was pretty severe. While something like this might seem like a total loss to some, to our team it is just another job that they trained to be able to handle. So if you ever experience fire damage, don’t hesitate to call your local SERVPRO® for the cleanup and restoration. We are Here to Help®!

Wood floor pulled up for water mitigation and mold remediation.

Major Water Damage to Mold Damage

When water damage goes unchecked, there can be even more damage that comes along. This damage is called secondary damage, and it generally means that you’re looking at needing to have mold remediation done. Sadly, this was not the only room of this house where this customer needed to have remediation performed. The good news is our team is Here to Help with situations like this.

Damage in shower causing the wall to start to fall apart.

Repairs to Bathroom Shower Wall

When you’re in your shower, the last thing you want to do is try to clean yourself while the wall is crumbling away from water damage. That is why our team was called out. The water damage that affected the wall needed to be taken care of, and the area needed to be restored afterward. We’re here to make situations like this feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Columns in the wall were damaged from fire and are in the process of being repaired.

Repairs to Fire Damaged Column

When this commercial building was faced with fire damage, it wasn’t just a matter of cleaning up the smoke and water damage and replacing the drywall in the affected area. Because of the nature of the fire, there were columns in the wall that needed to be reconstructed so the wall could be secure again. Luckily, our teams are not only here for the cleanup and restoration of the obvious damages, but we are here for the reconstruction process as well!

Wall damaged in upper corner area after water damage.

Wall Damage as a Result of Water Damage

When water damage occurred in the ceiling of this bathroom, it affected way more than just the ceiling. The drywall and the paint of the wall below where the water came in were damaged as well. We were happy to have been called out to help with the restoration of this area for this customer!

Fans placed in a closet and throughout a small room for drying.

Water Damage in Small Room Closet

You store so many important things in your closet; clothes, shoes, keepsakes, and so much more. So if you have water damage that affects your closet, it’s important to get it taken care of by a team you can trust. So choose your local SERVPRO®. We are Here to Help® with your water damage needs!

Wet carpet after water heater blew out.

Water Heater Pressure Blow

Water heaters are the difference between hot and cold showers. So when one of them breaks and causes damage, it’s inconvenient for more than one reason. If your water heater blows, get whatever plumbing fixed that needs to be fixed, and if you have any water damage please reach out to your local SERVPRO®. We’ll do what we can to make it feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Carpeted floor wet after sump pump failure

Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps are meant to protect your home from water damage, but sometimes they fail. When they do, it is important to get them fixed and get the water damage cleaned up. Our teams are trained and ready to help you with these situations. So don’t hesitate to call us!

Area of floor taken apart for the drying process.

Dishwasher Leak Damage

Dishwashers are helpful appliances, but they can sometimes malfunction and cause minor to major water damage. While it might be frustrating if it does happen, we will be here to help you with the water cleanup and restoration process!

Air-mover placed under carpet for drying.

Airflow Under Carpet

To dry wet carpet, rather than remove a whole area of carpet we sometimes have the ability to just lift one part, place an air mover, and dry it that way. It doesn’t always happen, but it certainly is helpful when we can!

Standing water on tile floor.

Standing Water

If you have ever had an inch or more of water on your floor, you know exactly what we mean when we say that standing water is particularly stressful. Luckily if something like this happens to you, you can count on your local SERVPRO® for the extraction and mitigation of water damage like this!

Room and contents completely demolished by fire.

Fire from Battery Pack

The last thing you want to happen is for a fire to start in your home, especially if that fire is the result of an accident caused by a contracted worker. Hopefully you’ll never have to deal with something like this, but if you do just be sure to call your local SERVPRO® for the cleanup and restoration. We’re Here to Help®!

Ceiling torn out for the dryout and restoration after second story bathroom leak.

Toilet Leak on Second Floor = Water Damage in Kitchen

The last place you want toilet water dripping into is your kitchen. So if you ever find yourself dealing with a situation like this, don’t hesitate to contact us for the cleanup and restoration. We understand the need to get your kitchen back to normal.

Water and sewage on basement floor.

Sewage Backup from City Flushing the System

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to stop sewage backups from happening. The damage shown here was caused by the city flushing the system. The sewage needed to be cleaned up, and the customer made the choice to call us. Needless to say, we were definitely happy to help.

Sewage Backup Into Bathtub

Bathtub filled with a thick layer of sewage.

Sewage is NOT fun. Especially when it backs up into an area that is supposed to be clean - like your bathtub. That is why it is important if something like this happens in your home, you need to reach out to a professional. Your local SERVPRO is here to help with sewage damage like this. Remember, no job is too big or too small!

Entire room covered in dark soot and smoke damage.

Fire Damage in Basement

When you have a fire in your house, it can create more of a mess than expected. We see fires all of the time, and even if a fire is small, the smoke and soot can cover an entire room and all of the contents in that room. That is why we were glad that this client reached out to us for the cleanup of this property. Cleaning up the fire, smoke, and soot damage like this is what we are here for!

Concrete basement floor still wet after water extraction; equipment is placed for the drying process.

Water Mitigation After Extraction in Large Basement

After removing multiple inches of water and a good amount of water-damaged contents from this basement, our team was ready to get equipment placed. That way any water left behind after extraction could be dried and the water damage in this basement could start to feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Fire in corner of lobby in a commercial building.

Commercial Fire Damage in Lobby

Fires can happen anywhere; including commercial properties. We were called out to help after this commercial property experienced a large fire. We brought out quite a bit of equipment and we made sure that the areas affected by fire and/or smoke and soot were taken care of. We were happy to be Here to Help!

Entire kitchen black from fire and smoke damage. Broken window is boarded up.

Kitchen with Major Damage After Fire

Fire damage is a horrible thing to experience. Don’t worry though. If you find yourself dealing with a situation like the one shown here, just know you can count on your local SERVPRO® to help with the cleaning and restoration of your property!

Wall behind toilet has a large bubble forming from frequent exposure to water/moisture.

Wall Bubbling from Water Damage

Bathrooms are a common place to find condensation and steam. Kids can splash water from the tub, and toilets can sometimes leave water damage from flushing or form leaks. That is why it’s not uncommon to see water damage on the walls of a bathroom. The bubbling in this wall comes from exposure to frequent moisture, and luckily, it is something that can definitely be fixed.

Large area of mold in the wooden area underneath a sink.

Mold in Kitchen Sink Base

Sometimes we miss mold growth because of where it is located. When it grows in spots like the base of this sink, it’s not uncommon for it to go unnoticed. Luckily our team is more than capable of handling a situation like this one.

Mold in the inside of a boat.

Boat Mold

With as much time as boats spend exposed to moisture, it is no surprise that they sometimes begin to develop mold. Our team was called out to help with the mold removal in the indoor area of this boat. We were more than happy to help, and the owner of the boat was definitely happy with the results!

Ceiling, walls, and floor in church bathroom in desperate need of deep cleaning to get staining and dirt off of walls.

General Cleaning in Church Bathroom

Many people form their opinions of places that they visit by judging the cleanliness of the bathroom. That is why we were happy that this church reached out to us about getting their bathroom cleaned. They had years of buildup that made the room look dingy and less than inviting. We’re glad that the property owner knew that we are here to help with things like this!

Entire room is black and burned from fire damage.

Laundry Room Fire

Fires starting in a laundry room are not something thought about very often, but they definitely happen. When they do, they can be minor or major, and it’s important to remember that our teams are Here to Help®!

Ceiling torn out for drying after water damage

Water Damage in Kitchen

When water damage happens in your kitchen it can be a huge problem. Kitchens need to be clean to support food safety. When something like this happens, it’s important to get it taken care of right away. So if this happens to you just remember we’ll get there as soon as possible to help you with the cleanup and restoration. 

Fire damage causing soot damage and bubbling on wall.

Fire in Basement

When fires happen, the flames are not the only thing that can damage your property. As you can see, there is smoke and soot damage to this area where the smoke rose from the basement. There is also heat damage to the walls in this area as well.

We are just happy the customer trusted us with the cleanup of the area!

Commercial building with burst pipe and water damage.

Commercial Pipe Burst

Pipe bursts happen whether the building is residential or commercial. So if you have a commercial property and something like the situation pictured here happens to you, just remember that your local SERVPRO® is Here to Help®!

Walls and shelving burned after a stove fire.

Stove Fire Aftermath

At one point or another, we all experience the fear of setting off the smoke alarm while we’re cooking. Hopefully, you’ll be able to get the issue under control in time so you don’t have to experience the level of damage that this customer experienced.

House falling apart after water damage happened while the house was empty.

Recon After Water Damage

This empty house was hit hard with water damage, and it resulted in secondary damage to the walls, floors, ceilings, and many other spots in the residence. This is a good example of a situation when you should contact your local SERVPRO®. Because secondary damage this bad, there is bound to be some mold and some other structural damage that isn’t visible to the eye. It’s always smart to trust a professional with something as important as a house!

Smoke damage to the bricks above the fireplace in a living room.

Fireplace Smoke Damage

When you have a fireplace, you need to prepare yourself for the possibility that you will end up with some smoke and soot damage at some point. Clearly, this customer had some flames get a little out of control and it resulted in soot damage to the surrounding area of the fireplace. The good news is that this is something that can be cleaned when you have the right team and the right skills on your side!

Equipment placed after multiple inches of water was extracted.

Dry Out After Water Extraction

This basement had multiple inches of water on the floor when our team was called out. So what we did was extract as many gallons of water as we could so that we could safely set our drying equipment to take care of the rest of the moisture on the floors and the walls. It’s what we’re here for!

Debris from ceiling cave in after fire.

Ceiling Collapse After Fire Damage

This is a big reason why it’s important to call a professional cleaning and restoration company after fire damage. The fire damaged the ceiling weakening it to the point that it ended up collapsing. This meant that not only did the fire damage need to be restored, but the materials and debris that fell from the ceiling needed to be disposed of as well. Once this is all taken care of it will be safe for this homeowner to get back to living in their home, “Like it never even happened.”

Mold covering a hidden cement wall.

Mold on Cement Wall in Basement Closet

This is definitely a bad case of mold damage. However, the area that we are showing is one that any homeowner might not think to check on a frequent basis. This is a small wall on the inside of a basement closet. While this mold issue is something that our teams are able to handle, we hope this serves as a reminder to check the little hidden areas of your home every once in a while to make sure that there’s nothing growing!

Mold covering a hidden cement wall.

Mold on Cement Wall

This is definitely a bad case of mold damage. However, the area that we are showing is one that any homeowner might not think to check on a frequent basis. This is a small wall on the inside of a basement closet. While this mold issue is something that our teams are able to handle, we hope this serves as a reminder to check the little hidden areas of your home every once in a while to make sure that there’s nothing growing!

Ceiling torn up after a pipe break damaged the area.

Pipe Break in the Ceiling

When the pipe in this ceiling broke there was more damage than just a little bit of water dripping through the materials. As you can see, the outer layer actually started to peel from all of the water that it came into contact with. This was definitely a situation in which it was a good idea to call us. We were happy to help!

Wet carpet in the process of being dried.

Commercial Carpet Drying

When businesses have water damage occur, it is important to get it taken care of as soon as possible so that it doesn’t start to affect business any more than it probably has. There were other water restoration tasks that needed to happen in this business, but this image shows one of the areas of carpet that needed to be dried. Of course, we were glad that they trusted our team to come out and help with the cleanup and restoration of their property, and we were more than happy to help!

Shed damaged by large fallen tree limb

Tree Limb Damage

This is not a pretty picture. This is the type of situation which multiple people found themselves in after the first ice storm of the year here in Central Illinois, and then the subsequent snow and ice storms didn’t help matters much. Trees are strong but they can only handle so much weight and so much wind. However, if this happens to you, just remember to be sure to contact your local tree removal service and then contact your local SERVPRO® to tarp the area to prevent further damage!

Small area burned after fire from equipment malfunction.

Fire from Equipment Malfunction

Nobody wants to think about the appliances and equipment in their home malfunctioning, but it is certainly possible. When it does, it needs to have the proper maintenance done as soon as possible. If it isn’t done, you could find yourself in the same situation as shown here!

Floor ready for restoration in a commercial building

Commercial Restoration

This area was affected by water damage, and this image is of the in-between stage of dry and restored. While the floor is dry, it obviously needs to have a new top-level flooring laid down. The good news - it is completely dry and safe for the owners of this building to move on to that next stage!

Tree fell on roof and damaged a small area.

Tree Damage

Trees are strong, but sometimes that is not enough during a storm. So it’s not a complete surprise when people find debris, branches, or even entire trees on their homes after a particularly bad storm. If this happens to you be sure to contact your local tree removal service and then contact your local SERVPRO® to tarp the area to prevent further damage!

Tile flooring and cabinets damaged from water and other sources after a tenant moved out of a rental home.

Water & Other Damage After Tenants Move Out

When tenants move out, property owners have the chance to really go through the house and find any damage that may have been missed while the tenants were still there. This property owner definitely found a good amount of damage, including but not limited to water damage. Luckily they knew they could contact their local SERVPRO® to help with the cleanup!

Tarped roof after storm damage.

Roof Tarp After Storm Damage

Storm damage is tough to deal with any time of year. It can be especially tough in extremely cold weather when all of that damage can cause water, snow, or cold air to come into your home. If you find you’re dealing with damage to your roof like this client, or other damage to the outside of your home after a winter storm, you can call your local SERVPRO® to learn more about how we can help.

Fire and smoke damage in and around a kitchen stove

Stove Fire

This stove fire looks rough, but it doesn’t look like much damage was caused to the area around it. This is generally a good thing! When something like this happens, you can find yourself dealing with soot/smoke damage. You could also find yourself dealing with odor issues from the smell of the smoke and other burnt materials.

Whatever the case, just remember that we are Here to Help®!

A room is badly damaged from fire and smoke

Scorching From Fire Damage

Fire damage will not only affect the contents of the house but anything it can possibly come into contact with. This means that walls, windows, trim, ceilings, and other areas are not off-limits as far as flames are concerned.

No matter what is damaged in your home during a fire, just remember that you can contact SERVPRO® for the cleanup and restoration of your property.

Roof damaged from snowstorm.

Roof Damage During Winter

Winter weather can be very harsh on your home. Snow, debris, branches, wind, and all different kinds of factors take part in roughing up your siding and your roof. This home ended up with roof damage after the initial ice storm we had this year in Central Illinois. Branches brought down by heavy ice, as well as snow and ice directly, had an impact on the roof which led to water damage and other storm damage. It’s definitely the season where we’ll see more calls like this come in!

Wall is torn down for the mold remediation process.

Result of Mold Damage

When it comes to cleaning up mold damage, you never know until you get into it just how far the cleaning is going to need to go. Our teams have the training to be able to come in and perform mold remediation in your home. 

Electrical wiring hanging from ceiling after major fire damage.

Electrical Fire

According to FireTrace International, and electrical fires are generally caused by, “A failure or malfunction within the electrical components of equipment or machinery.” The good news is, when you suffer from fire damage, you have the option of calling your local SERVPRO to help with the cleanup and restoration of your property.

Wall removed for mold remediation.

Mold in the Wall

Mold is sneaky. It can show up pretty much anywhere if the circumstances are just right. That’s why our team was definitely not surprised when they were called to a job where there was a substantial amount of mold found in the wall.It’s not the first time we’ve seen something like this, and it definitely won’t be the last.

Debris all over a small bathroom after major fire damage in residential property.

Major Fire Damage

This is just a small example of a much larger fire damage that occurred in this home. As you can see along with the smoke and burn damage that came with the fire, it was also bad enough to have ceilings start to fall, leaving debris such as drywall and insulation all over the affected areas. We were certainly glad that this client called to talk to us about what we could do to help with the cleanup and restoration for their home.

Close up of a broken pipe - the metal is split.

Broken Pipe Example

This is just one example of a broken pipe. You can see just how small the opening of the break is. It’s crazy to think that something this small could cause major water damage to a home or business, but it can. That is why you should always check your pipes to make sure that you don’t have something like this happen to you!

Drying of water damage where mold has started to grow.

Water & Mold Damage

Water damage is enough of a hassle on its own for homeowners. When that water damage leads to mold damage, it becomes even more of a struggle. The good news - SERVPRO® has the ability to not only handle water damage but also to handle mold damage. We are just happy to help make your damage feel “Like it never even happened.”

Flooded area of a basement

Basement Flood

The last thing you want to see when you go into your basement is multiple inches of water on the floor. Sadly, it’s not completely unheard of for this to happen, even during these winter months here in Central Illinois. Luckily, your local has the ability to extract water and dry the affected area, making the water damage feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Air movers placed to dry water heater water damage

Water Heater Damage

It is no secret; water heaters leak. When they do, they can cause quite a bit of damage. The best advice we can give is to pay attention to your water heater, keep up on any maintenance, and if you do find yourself with damage make sure to get it taken care of right away to avoid secondary damage.

Air movers placed in a basement with brick floors and water damage.

Air Movers

Air movers are a necessary tool when it comes to the drying process when we are cleaning and restoring any property. The number, placement, and direction of our air movers are an integral part of ensuring your water damage is dried quickly and completely. If you ever have questions about how many air movers are placed or why they are set up the way they are, ask the team members on your job or call our office. We’ll be happy to explain our process to you!

Major water damage from pipe leak.

Pipe Leak

Pipe leaks are going to become more common as winter continues here in Central Illinois. The further the temperature drops the more likely it is that your pipes will freeze and burst. If you find yourself with water damage, whether it is minor or major (like the photo shown here), you can contact your local SERVPRO®. We are Here to Help®.

Air movers drying area under a sink

Kitchen Sink Damage

Kitchen sinks can be a hot spot for leaks. This area of the house is generally used quite frequently, and normal wear and tear can lead to leaks and other issues. When that happens, just remember that you can call your local SERVPRO® for the cleaning and restoration of the water damage.

One of multiple areas that were left a mess after tenants moved out.

General Clean After Tenants Moved Out

When people move out of a home, it isn’t uncommon for there to be a mess left behind. The hustle and bustle of moving can lead to leftover dirt, dust, and grime. The good news is that if the mess ends up being too big to handle, you can count on SERVPRO® for the cleanup!

Tile floor wet from water damage

Water Mitigation to Protect Basement Tile

The amount of water on this floor doesn’t look too terrible if you’re just looking at it. However, there are things that come with damage like this that need to be taken care of to avoid secondary damage. You could soak up all the water off of the surface, but if you don’t get the area dry with fans and other drying equipment, you could find yourself dealing with mold under the tiles later.

Damage to floors and walls after sewage damage.

The Reality of Sewage Damage

Sewage damage isn’t always something you can mop up off the floor and cover the smell up with a candle. Sewage damage affects subflooring, trim, drywall, and anything it touches with water and other types of damage that can be a huge problem if not taken care of correctly. You can count on our teams to take care of sewage the way it should be done.

Tile and wall damaged from water softener leak

Water Softener Damage Through Wall

Water softeners are great to have in your home, but they can cause a fair amount of damage. The water softener on the other side of this wall leaked and caused damage to the drywall, the trim, and the flooring in this separate room. It’s not the first time we’ve seen this happen, so we were happy to come in and help with the cleanup and restoration.

Basement floor with about an inch of water covering it

Water Extraction - Flooded Basement

Water extraction is a process specifically used to remove as much excess water as possible before the fans and dehumidifiers are placed. Think of it this way; which of the following would dry out faster a small puddle or a pond? By removing the excess water, you give the area a better chance at drying before there is any secondary damage.

Cause of loss for  a commercial water damage.

Commercial Water Extraction

When you have a commercial building frequented by visitors or customers, it’s important to handle damage when it occurs without much hesitation. Unmanaged initial damage can lead to further secondary damage. Let’s be honest, nobody wants that!

Hole in ceiling from water damage in attic.

Water Damage from the Attic

Gravity can sometimes be very unforgiving. Water damage occurred in the attic of this home and it eventually dripped through the ceiling below it. This of course resulted in water damage that needed to be dried out on two separate levels. That is why the customer called us! We were happy to help them get dry and back to normal.

Sewage all over the floor and on the walls

Sewage Everywhere

This image is only one of many from a job that we have worked on recently where there was an abnormally high amount of sewage that backed up into the house. The most important first step is to extract and clean all of the sewage out of the home, then comes the rest of the cleaning and dry out process.

Sewage isn’t fun and it can be dangerous - so don’t hesitate to call us if you find yourself dealing with sewage damage.

Smoke and soot covers every inch of a small bathroom.

Major Smoke & Soot Damage

We have seen quite a bit of fire damage in the last few months. This isn’t totally unexpected considering that fire numbers rise during colder months. The room pictured here is only one of many in this home that was completely covered in smoke and soot damage. We were glad that the customer made the decision to contact us for the cleanup and restoration of their home. We’re happy to be Here to Help®.

Tarp placed on roof to prevent further damage during cleanup and restoration.

Roof Leak Tarp Job

Your roof is exposed to the elements 100% of the time. When storms occur, it can be devastating to the roof of your home or business. If something does happen and you find that your roof id leaking, know that you can call us to tarp the area until you get a roofer out to fix it and that you can count on us for the cleanup and restoration of any damage that happens to the inside of the building.

Major damage to wall from a water heater leak.

Wall Damage from Water Heater Leak

Water heaters are important, but if they malfunction you could find yourself dealing with quite a bit of damage. Not to worry though - our teams can handle the damage from a broken water heater!

Shower in rough shape after damage - pre-reconstruction.

Shower Reconstruction

Reconstruction is an important part of the cleaning and restoration process. Whether it is a situation like the one shown here, or any other post-mitigation reconstruction, our teams are trained to get things back to normal.

Ceiling is caved in from the force of both fire and water damage

Aftermath of Fire & Water

Fire damage is destructive on its own; burning the house and the items within it. The water that extinguishes fires can be just as damaging, even though it’s necessary to put out any fire. If you find yourself dealing with excessive damage like this, just know that our teams are Here to Help with both the cleanup and the restoration of your property.

Air movers placed to dry a small bathroom.

Drain Backup

When water backs up into your home or business, it can be stressful. The water isn’t always clean and there can be a lot of damage that comes from it. So if you experience water damage just remember you can call your local SERVPRO®. Our teams are Here to Help!

Carpet and trim removed and floor dried before reconstruction process.

Post Damage Reconstruction

Once this area was finally dried post water damage, it was time for the reconstruction process to begin. It doesn't look like much now, but once it's done, the area will be back to normal for the customer!

Kitchen completely emptied and ready for the reconstruction process.

Kitchen Fire Reconstruction

This kitchen was damaged by fire, and now that the mess is cleaned up it is in desperate need of reconstruction. Our teams are more than capable of taking on the reconstruction of properties damaged by fire, water, storm, and other causes. If you have any questions about our services, please feel free to ask! We’re Here to Help®!

Reconstruction process of a basement ceiling.

Dishwasher Leak: Reconstruction

It doesn’t look very welcoming now, but it will soon. This area was damaged from a leaking dishwasher a floor above. When the basement ceiling was dried, it was time to start the reconstruction part of the job. Once it’s done, the client will be able to continue on, “Like it never even happened.”

Home boarded up after fire damage.

Board-up After Fire Damage

The most important function of a board-up is to block the elements from causing any further damage to the already exposed areas. By blocking the elements, secondary damage from storms or other sources is less likely to happen.

Images of our new truck and trailer as well as two of our team members on the job.

A New Addition to Our Fleet!

We have added a new truck and trailer to our fleet that will be able to haul even more equipment to large jobs. We are working to prove to everyone that there is truly no job too big or too small!

Drip marks from where the water used to put out the fire came into contact with smoke/soot.

Fire & Water Combined Damage

When fires are extinguished, water damage is all but guaranteed to go with the fire damage. The good news is, our teams are trained to handle fire and water damage both separately and together. You can count on us!

Ceiling damaged by soot and smoke.

Ceiling Damage

Ceiling damage is not uncommon when it comes to fire damage. There can be damage from smoke, soot, and damage from flames or even the rising heat. If you find yourself with fire damage, you can always call your local SERVPRO® for the cleanup and restoration.

Two small house-like structures built for firefighter training.

What is a Palmer Dollhouse?

These simple wooden houses are meant to be a training tool for fire departments. We build them for their teams, giving them a chance to simulate fire damage and how it can spread without having to do it on a larger scale. We always love having an opportunity to help our local first responders in any way we can!

Smoke and soot damage completely covering a bathroom - from top to bottom.

Smoke Damage in Bathroom

Smoke damage travels and there’s really no way to stop it. A fire in the kitchen can send smoke damage into other rooms (like this bathroom) through doorways and vents. Our team is trained in the best way to clean and restore areas with smoke damage like you see here. That is why you should call your local SERVPRO after fire/smoke damage. We’ll do the best we can to make your damage feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Water on the floor of a commercial basement.

Water Damage

Commercial basements generally see much less traffic than the main floor, so it’s not uncommon for there to be unnoticed water damage in those areas. If you’re a business owner and you find water damage in the basement of your property, don’t hesitate to call us to perform the water mitigation.

Area in basement where water had leaked through the ceiling from the floor in the level above.

Dishwasher Leak Through Hardwood Floor

Hardwood floors and water damage are a bad combination. Not only can moisture warp and disturb the actual flooring, but just like this customer learned, it can also go through the flooring and into areas below. This was definitely one of those situations, and we were happy to be able to help!

Walls torn out and ready to be reconstructed after dry out cleanup.

Water Damage Recon Process

Water damage most commonly affects floors and walls. Once any destroyed materials have been removed and everything is dry, it’s time to get into the reconstruction process of the area started. When it looks like this it can seem daunting, but once we’ve finished with the reconstruction, we hope that our water damage customers will be able to feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Wall is removed post damage pre-reconstruction.

Reconstruction After Mold Damage

When drywall is affected by mold damage, it isn’t uncommon for people to just replace it instead of trying to remove the mold. While restoration is our first goal when it comes to your property, we understand that there are some things that are better off being replaced. That is why reconstruction at the end of mitigation and/or remediation jobs is a service we make sure to offer. It’s just another way we’re Here to Help®.

Drywall covered in mold before the remediation process.

Mold in Drywall

Drywall is a porous material that is very commonly used in building homes and businesses. So when water damage happens and the affected drywall isn’t replaced or quickly dried, mold can start to grow in any sections where water was absorbed. That’s what happened here, and that’s why this customer chose to call our teams to help with the mold remediation.

Wood floor in need of general clean.

Wood Floor - General Clean

Wood flooring is beautiful, but it can be incredibly easy to damage and dirty, especially after a building has been left empty for a long period of time. The good news is that general cleaning/deep cleaning is on our list of services. So if your floors or any part of your home is in need of a cleaning that is a little more intense than you think you can do, reach out to your local SERVPRO® and find out more about what we can do for you!

Bottom section of wall removed as a result of water damage restoration process.

Removal of Wall After Damage in Bedroom

Sleeping in a bedroom that is being reconstructed is difficult, but so is sleeping in a bedroom soaked from water damage. So if you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re having to deal with the restoration process in your sleeping area, just remember that eventually, the area will be back to normal!

Air movers placed to dry sub-flooring.

Wet Sub-floor

Water damage is always most obvious on the surface of your floor. It’s important to remember though that large amounts of water damage can and will most likely damage the sub-floor as well. That is what happened in the image shown here. That is why once the flooring was removed, there were air movers placed to dry the sub-floor as well.

Floor of an empty room is dirty from renovation debris.

General Clean

When renovations and construction jobs leave a mess on your property, you can call your local SERVPRO® for the post-construction cleanup. Our teams are Here to Help® with that and many other types of damage!

Layer of sewage covering a basement floor.

Sewage from Drain

Cleaning up thick layers of sewage like this can seem incredibly daunting. The mess, the smell, the potential risks of coming into contact with it when you aren’t trained on the proper way to go about cleaning it; it’s all very stressful. This is a perfect example of a reason to contact your local SERVPRO®.

Our teams are trained on how to properly and thoroughly clean sewage damage. You can trust us to do anything we can to make it feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Mold damage to a ceiling fan.

Mold on Ceiling Fans

When mold damage like this happens, whether it is in residential property or commercial property, it’s important to get it remediated as soon as possible. Mold spores travel through the air, and a fan like this is made specifically for airflow purposes. The sooner the mold is taken care of, the sooner the people in this building can breathe without worrying about any health risks. That is what we are here for; we are trained in mold remediation for both residential and commercial properties. We’re Here to Help®!

Carpet saturated with sewage water in an apartment.

Sewage Damage to Carpet

Sewage has its own special scent. So when you have sewage damage, it can be bad enough just to have it on a tile floor. This client was unlucky enough to have the sewage cover tile floors and carpeted floors in this and another apartment after a sewage backup. Thankfully, they called us and we were able to get out there and get to work on fixing the situation!

Floor of a small shower covered in a thick layer of muck; in need of cleaning.

General Clean

“General Clean” can mean so many things for us. Sometimes it means we’re in for something light, sometimes it means we’re going to have a rather long day. Whatever it means, we are happy to help our customers with their general cleaning jobs.

Air movers placed in a laundry room for the drying process.

Laundry Room Water Damage

Laundry rooms experience their fair share of water damage. This laundry room was no different. So the customer made the choice to call us to get the room dried and ready to be used again. Just another way we’re Here to Help®!

Wood floors removed for drying process and air movers placed for drying.

Water Damage Under Hardwood Floor

When this customer had a pipe break, it damaged multiple areas of hardwood. This was a situation bad enough to require the flooring of these rooms to be pulled for drying. The good news is that taking that step resulted in the base floor being dried and now it’s just a matter of replacing the hardwood.

Smoke damage on the siding of a house that has crept out from a fire inside.

Smoke Damage Outside

It’s not uncommon for smoke damage to be present indoors after a fire. It’s important to remember that smoke travels and will take any route it can. That is why there’s smoke damage to the outside of this home. As it escaped from the house, it left soot on the outside walls.

If you ever experience fire damage, just remember to check every possible area for damage. You never know what kind of area could be affected.

Drywall and carpet removed in the area of a basement where there was water damage from the spigot on the outside of the house

Outdoor Spigot Causing Indoor Damage

The thing about outdoor spigots is that the water still comes from inside the house. If things go wrong, that water could leak back into the house and cause some minor or serious damage to your home. So keep an eye on your outdoor water sources! Make sure they’re in working order so you don’t have to face damages to your property.

Door frame in need of restoration after being affected by water damage.

Reconstruction After Self-Drying

The truth about water damage is that in some cases where the water damage isn’t as bad the customers already have it dry before we get there. That doesn’t mean there isn’t secondary damage to the affected areas (like the damage to the doorframe shown here). Secondary damage is still enough reason to reach out to your local SERVPRO® to help with the restoration process.

Kitchen counter with a great deal of build up.

General Clean

COVID-19 has been hard on so many people. So when the elderly owner of this home reached out for information on our general cleaning service because they just hadn’t been able to keep up on their house while they were quarantined, we were happy they did. There was enough buildup that it was a good thing that they made the call.

Carpet in finished basement affected by standing water

Standing Water In Finished Basement

Standing water in any basement can be a problem, but when the standing water is in a finished basement it can be an even bigger issue. From wet carpet to damaged drywall, it can become quite stressful. The good news is you can call your local SERVPRO® for the cleanup and restoration of your finished basement if you do experience water damage. We’re Here to Help®.

Room in need of general cleaning for build up of dust and dirt.

General Cleaning

General cleaning can mean so many things. It can mean cleaning up thick layers of mud or dust. It can mean cleaning out grease. It can mean post-construction cleanups. Whatever the case, we are here to assist when it comes to a job that your vacuum and mop just don’t seem to be able to handle!

Boat with dirt with internal carpet in need of general cleaning.

Boat Cleaning

Did you know we don’t just clean houses and businesses? We clean boats as well! From general cleans, like this customer needed, to storm damage and mold damage as well. We know that your boat can sometimes face some “rough waters”. If it does, reach out to your local SERVPRO to see if and how we can help!

Airmovers placed and drying water in the basement of a commercial building.

Storm Damage to Commercial Building

When storms cause damage, it can lead to bad flooding damage. And if you are a business owner, it can certainly be bad for business. Don’t let water damage force you to close your doors. Do what this commercial customer did and call your local SERVPRO for the water mitigation, dry out, and restoration!

Sewage covering the basement floor at the bottom of a set of stairs.

Sewage in a Basement

Sewage can be smelly and it can be dangerous to deal with if you don’t handle with care. Our teams are trained to be able to handle sewage and other types of biohazard cleanups. You can count on us to be Here to Help!

Sewage water backup into basement - cement floor with a large puddle of dark water on it.

Sewage Water in Basement

Sewage water produces a horrible smell when it backs up into your home, but it is important to remember that it can cause problems with your health and the health of anyone else living in the building. You can count on your local SERVPRO® for the mitigation of sewage water as well as clean water. We are Here to Help®!

Abandoned house damaged horribly inside by mold.

Mold Job in Empty House

Mold is relentless. That is why this empty house was filled with it. The right combination of moisture and temperature caused this house to become almost unrecognizable. That is why the owner called us to find out how we can help with our mold remediation services!

Floorboards warped from water damage in the livingroom.

Warped Floor Boards

Floorboards have a tendency to warp when they are damaged with large amounts of water. Damage like this can be permanent and can be a nuisance. So if you have damage to your wood floors, call your local SERVPRO®. We will be happy to help with your water mitigation and restoration needs.

Garage door replaced with wood paneling for the restoration process after a fire.

Building Services for Garage Fire

When this garage was affected by fire damage, it was important to make sure that there was no secondary damage coming into the structure. The door was damaged enough that it needed to be boarded up, and we were happy to be able to help!

Image of the kitchen of this unused commercial building prior to the general cleaning process

General Clean in Unused Building

When buildings are unused, it is easy for grime and dust to build up. When the building comes under new ownership, it can be rough to deal with the mess, especially when the area is meant for commercial use. That is just another reason to get ahold of your local SERVPRO®. Our teams are happy to perform general cleaning services for commercial and residential buildings alike!

Tarp covering the exposed area of a house after a house fire

House Fire - Building Services

It may seem a little odd to have a tarp draped over damage like this. The fire damage to this area was so great, that the area needed to be covered to avoid any secondary damage from weather conditions. Preventing any further damage makes it easier to deal with the original damage without any extra complications.

Ceiling damaged from water leaking from roof.

Roof Leak Into Livingroom

This is another example of how water leaking from your roof. Damage like this can be avoided if you do regular checks and maintenance on your roof and ceiling. If you still find that you have water damage, you can count on your local SERVPRO® for the cleanup and restoration process.

The microwave placed above the stove in this kitchen was melted after there was a cooking fire on top of the stove.

Fire Under the Microwave

When you have a stovetop fire in your kitchen, your dinner may not be the only thing that gets ruined. In this image, you can see that anything above the fire can also be affected. This customer’s microwave actually melted from the heat of the flames. Not to mention the other areas around it are covered in smoke and soot damage. This is one situation where it would be a good idea to reach out to your local SERVPRO®!

Two images of a burned and demolished basement bedroom

Fire in Basement Bedroom

Here is an example of fire damage and the restoration process. The smaller image shows how the room looked prior to the debris from the fire being cleaned up. The larger image shows the room before the deep cleaning process and before the reconstruction of the walls. It looks pretty intense, but this is exactly the kind of job that your local SERVPRO® is more than equipped to deal with!

Dehumidifier and air movers placed to dry water damage in a hallway with wood flooring

Equipment Placement

It doesn’t seem like anything particularly interesting when you look at it, but the way this equipment was placed was deliberate and is the most effective way of drying out this area. The training received by all of our SERVPRO® team members gives them the skills to place air movers and dehumidifiers in a way that creates an optimal drying situation.

If you want to learn more about our highly trained teams, you can click here.

Hole in ceiling from water leaking through the roof

Roof Leak

The roof of this house was damaged and during a particularly rainy day, the damage to the roof lead to water leaking in and affecting the ceiling in the main room. The image you see here is just a visual of how bad the damage ended up being. The owners decided to reach out to us for the drying and the restoration of their property, and we were happy to help. It’s what we’re here for!

Air movers placed and drying a carpet that had warped from the water damage to it.

Carpet Warping

It isn’t uncommon for a carpet to warp when it is damaged by water. If not dried correctly, you could see permanent warping and damage to the carpet. Our teams are trained in making sure that carpets are dried properly. So if you experience damage like this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your preferred SERVPRO franchise. We are Here to Help.

Kitchen area in the middle of the restoration process

Ice Maker Malfunction

It’s crazy to think something as simple as an ice maker could cause so much damage. That was the case in this home though. The ice maker malfunctioned, and when it did it damaged the man floor of this house, and the lower level of the house was damaged as well. The cause of the damage for this job was undoubtedly unique, but as you can see above, the drying process was completed and the customer has been able to move on to the restoration part of the process.

Floor damage resulting from water that came through a broken window

Broken Window. Damaged Floor.

When the window of this customer’s house was broken, it resulted in a great deal of water damage to the floors. After we got the window boarded up, we removed the flooring to get everything completely dried. Now that it’s done, the customer is well on their way to getting the flooring replaced and being able to move on from the experience.

Collage of photos from a water job at a business that resulted in mud and water in the basement storage area

Flood/Mud in the Basement (2)

As mentioned in the last post, this basement is the storage area for an antique shop. The mud and the water had completely covered the floor and the contents. We are grateful that the owner has trusted us with the task of cleaning and restoring the area. Our teams are happy to be Here to Help!

Multiple images in a collage for a page on the

Flood/Mud in the Basement (1)

The images shown here are of the basement storage area of an antique shop, and as you can see, the entire area is completely soaked and muddy. There had previously been 8 feet of water present. Needless to say, our teams are eager to take on this job!

The room shown here is dry and the bottom half of the dry wall is removed and ready for reconstruction

Post Mitigation/Pre-Recon

The image shown here is generally what you would be looking at if you were in-between the mitigation and the reconstruction part of a water job (that is if the job required this level of restoration after the damage occurred.)

Carpet removed from main room in the basement for the drying process.

Room Damaged After Sump Pump Failure

When your sump pump malfunctions, the water that gets pushed back into your home is not restricted to one area. That water can travel all over your basement, just as it did in the basement shown here. The customer called us because they knew they could count on our teams to come in and do whatever they could to get the area cleaned and restored so it would feel, “Like it never even happened.”

A small square section of flooring in the kitchen is removed for the drying process.

Dish Washer Leak

When your dishwasher leaks, the top of the floor isn’t the only par you have to worry about getting dry. Water can collect under your kitchen floor as well, and if not dealt with it can lead to mold or other secondary water damage. You can count on your local SERVPRO for water mitigation and restoration. We’re Here to Help®!

Air movers placed in closet to dry out the walls and the carpet after storm water leaked into the closet.

Water in Closet

Leaks from storms don’t always happen in areas where you can see them right away. In the case of this customer, the water that came in from a storm came in and soaked the closet in their bedroom. That’s why they called their preferred SERVPRO franchise. They knew we would have the ability to come in, get the closet dried out, and make it possible for them to get back to normal.

Corner of a rooftop cracked and damaged from storm debris.

Roof Damage

Something like this could happen to anyone’s property during a storm. Tree limbs and other debris are notorious for damaging rooves and for pulling down gutters. The good news is if you find yourself in a situation that looks like this, you can call your local SERVPRO for the cleanup and restoration.

Hole in the ceiling after fire damage and subsequent water damage.

Damage from Fire

The thing about fire damage is that you never know how bad it will be until it has already been done. The customers for this job ended up having fire/water damage bad enough that it resulted in this section of the ceiling needing to be restored. That is why they made the call to our SERVPRO franchise. They knew they could count on us to clean and restore the damage from the fire that happened on their property.

Basement room during the restoration process after sewage had damaged the floors and lower sections of the walls.

Sewage Damage in Basement

It’s never fun to find that sewage has backed up into your home, and it’s certainly no fun when you have to deal with it after having not been home for a few days. That is what this customer had to deal with, and when they came home, they made the decision to call us for the cleanup and restoration of their property.

Tree damage to roof caused the roof itself to collapse in a bit, and the gutter was damaged as well.

Tree Damage

When storms get bad enough, there is always the risk that there will be some fallen limbs or other damaging debris. This image is a good example of the damage that can come from storm debris. When something like this happens and you think you might need your roof to be tarped during the restoration process, please call your preferred SERVPRO franchise and ask about our building services.

Water damage was found when the bathroom sink/cupboard area was removed during the customer's renovation process.

Water Damage Found During Renovation

It really isn’t uncommon to find old water damage when you decide to renovate your bathroom. This customer ended up finding water damage where the sink/cupboard was, and it ended up causing a little bit of mold. Luckily, they called our teams for the cleanup and mold remediation. We’re glad they knew they could count on us to help them out so they could continue with their renovation project!

Smoke has damaged the microwave and to the ceiling from a fire that started on the stove below.

Smoke & Soot

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen smoke and soot damage to a kitchen, and it certainly won’t be the last. The fire on the stove caused secondary damage to the microwave, cabinets, and the ceiling above it, and the customers made the smart decision to call in SERVPRO to clean and restore the area. We were happy they called and ready to come in and help them out!

Mold has started to grow on the wall at the bottom of the stairs in this commercial building.

Mold Damage

There are many times when customers call us after trying to dry water damage themselves without realizing just how wet their property really was. The commercial property shown here was one of those situations in which an area thought to be dried was still damp, and it led to mold growth. That was no problem though because they were able to reach out to our franchise professionals for the remediation of the mold. It’s just another way we’re Here to Help!

Gutter is knocked down off the side of the residential building.

Gutter Damaged By Tree

Gutters are important when it comes to keeping water damage from your home. However, they can be damaged pretty badly when storms hit. The gutter shown here was torn from the side of this structure when a tree was blown onto it. To help avoid any further damage, the customer called their local SERVPRO for the cleanup and restoration of the problem. We were happy to be able to help!

Room with water damage to the floor has the bottom section of the drywall removed for a more thorough drying process

Why the Bottom Gets Removed

When water damage affects walls, it is important to make sure that you get them as dried out as possible. Sometimes this requires removing the lower sections of the walls that are either beyond repair or are making it difficult to dry the wall as a whole. We know it looks bad sometimes, but after the wall is dry and the removed parts of the walls are repaired, it’s clear that the process was all worth it!

Section of the previously abandoned building that needed to be cleaned

General Clean

This commercial building was practically abandoned for years before the new owners came in and decided to take care of the place. They decided to make the call to SERVPRO for the cleanup of the property to get it back into top, functional condition.

We’re glad the customer thought of us for this job and recognized that we would be Here to Help with the big project they had ahead of them!

Sections of wall are removed to aid in they drying and restoration process.

Removing Sections of Drywall After Water Damage

Drywall is a porous material, which means when water damage happens it is very susceptible to being affected. It will absorb high amounts of water, and sometimes the best way to handle it is to remove the affected section and replace it. This helps to avoid mold growth as well as assuring that there will be no aesthetic damage. Sometimes reconstruction is the best option after water damage, and if it comes to that we are certainly Here to Help®.

Mold damage to the lower half of a wall in a residential property.

Mold Damage On Wall

If you find an area with mold, it’s important to act on it as soon as possible. Mold can pose health risks and can lead to severe damage within the very structure of your property. Don’t fall victim to the side effects of mold! Call SERVPRO® for mold remediation services!

Fire caused thick smoke and soot damage in a residential kitchen over the stove on the microwave and ceiling

Smoke Damage In Kitchen

Fire damage is scary, and it can leave behind quite the mess. The good news is if you ever find yourself dealing with the result of a kitchen fire like the one shown here, you can count on your local SERVPRO® for the cleanup and restoration of your property. We are Here to Help®!

Findings from a survey discussing feelings about the current state of the world.

Key Findings (2)

Continued information from the previous post.

If you want to learn more about the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program and how it could benefit your business, click the link below.

https://www.SERVPROnorthcentraltazewellcounty.com/certified-SERVPRO-cleaned

Findings from a survey discussing feelings about the current state of the world.

Key Findings (1)

There are certain things that business owners should know about the way their clients feel about businesses reopening.

If you want to learn more about the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program and how it could benefit your business, click the link below.

https://www.SERVPROnorthcentraltazewellcounty.com/certified-SERVPRO-cleaned

Window boarded up in a scorched room in a residential building.

The Importance of Board-Ups

When windows and walls are damaged by fire, it is important to protect the building that caught fire from any further damage. That is why board-ups are important; it keeps the elements from harming the damaged property any further. When you successfully prevent secondary damage, you have a better chance of making the damage to the home, “Like it never even happened.”

Air movers placed and drying in a warehouse.

Commercial Damage - Water Damage

This warehouse was hit with some water damage, creating the possibility that there would be damage to the items being stored in the area. Our teams were sent to do the mitigation and ensure that the property and the contents could not be further damaged by the water.

Badly damaged ceiling covered in fire/smoke/soot damage. White ceiling is now nearly black.

Grease Fire

Grease fires are scary, dangerous, and can happen anywhere that there is grease involved in the cooking process. We have the training and the skills to be able to clean and restore all kinds of fire damage, including grease fires.

So keep us in mind if you ever have a grease fire on your property!

Kitchen floor during deodorizing and cleaning.

Pet Odor - Cleaning and Deodorizing

Odor removal can sometimes be a little more strenuous than just cleaning a carpet or lighting a candle. Odors can sometimes be absorbed into the very tiles or carpet padding, and it can be incredibly tough to get rid of. This is especially true with pet odors. So if you find yourself in a situation where your house smells horribly and there’s nothing you can do, please reach out to us. We’ll do our best to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Tiled floor damaged by water pushed back through the washing machine into the laundryroom.

Laundry Room Flood

It’s not completely unexpected for water damage to happen in a laundry room. The damage here was caused by a water backup that resulted in water being pushed out of the clothes washing machine. We were called to make sure that the excess water was extracted and the affected areas were dry. We were just happy that the clients knew that we are Here to Help.

Client garage has mold on the lower portion of the wall from unnoticed water damage.

Garage Mold

A garage is a part of any home that can frequently fall victim to water damage. Just like inside the home, it is important to get to the water damage before it leads to mold and/or other secondary damage.

If you feel like your garage might have a mold problem, please don’t hesitate to contact us for the remediation process.

Basement floor from storage room into the hallway covered in water.

Basement Water Damage

It’s never an easy situation to be in when your basement floods. That is why we are here. We will extract excess water, dry out the area that was affected, and then if needed we can clean and restore any of the extra content as well.

We do our best to be the team that makes your damage seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Roof with a tarp covering a hole from tree damage.

Tree and Water Damage

Situations like these are why we specialize in storm damage cleanup and restoration as well as water, fire, and other damage. We know that damage from storm debris can cause damage externally which leads to damage internally (the secondary damage that we keep talking about).

Storms are common this time of year, and if you find that your home or business had experienced damage from them, please call and see what we can do for you!

Image of a basement wall made of wood and soaked in water.

Water Damage to Basement Wall

The wall in this basement absorbed water from a damage situation. The paneling here was a wood material and if the owners of the house hadn’t noticed it, they could have ended up with mold. However, we were called and were able to help the client. We are happy to be Here to Help®.

Damage to the ceiling in an attic from fire and smoke.

Fire in the Attic

Attics are an area of a home that sometimes get overlooked when it comes to maintenance. That is why it is scary when something like this happens within that space. With all of the building materials (wood, drywall, insulation) that can be found in an attic there is more than enough kindling to get a fire started and keep it fed. So keep an eye on that space and limit the exposure to fire starters.

If you do face damage, just remember that we have the teams, equipment, and skills to clean and restore your property!

Storm and tree damage to roof

Tree Damage to Roof

Metal buildings are strong structures, and they are generally pretty resilient to the elements. However, there are just some things that metal can’t withstand - among those things are trees. So if you find that your property is damaged from falling trees, please don’t hesitate to call us. We are Here to Help®.

The cleaning stages of a job after sup-pump failure.

Sump-Pump Failure

Sump-pumps can be the source of a lot of damage, and that damage can come out of nowhere sometimes. One bad storm and one malfunctioning moment can mean crazy amounts of water damage.

If you find yourself in this situation, just know that you can call us for the cleaning and restoration of your property.

Pipe Burst in the Ceiling

Pipe Burst

One small problem with a pipe can lead to a much bigger problem. When this pipe burst, it soaked the drywall, and drywall is very good at holding onto moisture. The only way to really dry this area completely was to pull the affected sections of drywall and replace them. By the end of the job the water was dried, mold damage was avoided, and the customer was happy.

Smoke damage from dryer fire on ceiling.

Dryer Fire

We’ve seen jobs like this before. It can be really scary when an appliance meant to make your life easier causes so much damage. It happens though, and fire damage really isn’t a joke. We just hope that you know you can count on us for the cleaning and restoration of your fire damage.

Fogging the Limestone Fire Protection District vehicles.

Limestone Fire Protection District

A big thank you goes out to the members of the Limestone Township Fire Protection District for working with us today! We hope you all stay safe and healthy. We really appreciate you!

Image of the affected area and the case of loss from the water damage.

Fridge Leak and Damage

It’s strange to think that a fridge line could cause enough damage that you would need to call us. However, it happens more often than you would think. We are here to deal with the water damage and to make sure that everything affected is dry so you can avoid mold. We do what we can to make simple jobs like these feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Fogging the Tazewell County Health Department

Tazewell County Health Department

We took some time on May 11th to go and apply disinfectant to the Tazewell County Health Department building. We were glad that they trusted us and took the time to work with us.

Thank you for all you do! We appreciate you!

Fogging the Peoria County Health Department

Peoria County Health Department

We took some time on May 11th to go and apply disinfectant to the Peoria County Health Department building. We were glad that they trusted us and took the time to work with us.

Thank you for all you do! We appreciate you!

Recognizing efforts

Keep up the good work!

We know it isn't easy to be stuck at home or to always be worried about how you can flatten the curve. However, we see all the effort that everyone is putting into doing it.

Keep up the good work ad remember that we're in this together!

Mold on the surface of a door in a building with no residents.

Moldy Door

We talk frequently about how the level of moisture within your home can become a problem if it isn’t monitored, and this is why. This home had not been lived in for a while, and when the moisture levels got too high with nobody around to adjust it, mold like this began to appear throughout the property. Hopefully, something like this never happens to you. If it does though, you can always reach out to your local SERVPRO®! We’re Here to Help®!

Mold on home support beams from excess moisture.

Mold Damage

The support beams shown here show signs of really advanced mold damage. If you find damage like this in your home after water damage, storm damage, or high humidity, it is imperative to reach out to a professional. Do whatever you can to make sure the damage is not affecting the structural safety of your home and the safety of the people within your home.

Images of our team helping to apply disinfectant to the fire trucks.

Washington Fire Department - Applying Disinfectant

Starting the week off right!We did some work with theWashington Fire Departmentapplying some disinfectant to their vehicles today. We appreciate the opportunity and the trust they gave us.Thank you all for what you continue to do!

Bathroom during dry out (with cause of loss.)

Bathroom Damage During Dryout

The bathroom shown here had been damaged from water that backed up from the drain and completely covered the floor. We took every measure we could to make sure that the beautiful tiling was not damaged any further from the water.

Image of water soaked carpet in a finished basement.

Water Backup in Basement

When water backs up into your house, it looks a lot like this and it is completely daunting to deal with. We want you to know that you can count on us to be Here to Help® with your water backup damage.

Images of our team helping to apply disinfectant to the fire trucks.

Applying Disinfectant at the Dunlap Community Fire Protection District

A big thank you goes out to the Dunlap Community Fire Protection District. We appreciate the chance to apply disinfectant to your vehicles, and we appreciate the things that you do for your community!

Images of our team fogging the trucks at a fire department (collage).

Applying Disinfectant at the Northern Tazewell Fire Department

We were definitely busy with our community fire departments today! Thank you to the Northern Tazewell Fire Dept for working with us today and for everything they've been doing!

Images of our team fogging the trucks at a fire department (collage).

Applying Disinfectant at the Cincinnati Fire Protection District

Thank you to the Cincinnati Fire Protection District for working with us today! We were glad that we got a chance to come out and apply disinfectant to your trucks! Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do!

Carpet lifted for the drying process

Carpet Damage

It is important, when dealing with water damaged carpet, to understand that the surface water damage is only part of the issue. Water seeps through the carpet, into the padding below, and in some situations into the base which can be wood or cement depending on the building. So it’s important to reach out to a cleaning and restoration company like SERVPRO® to help you dry the carpet carefully and completely.

Images of our team helping to apply disinfectant to the Peoria Police Department Vehicles.

Applying Disinfectant to Support the Peoria Police Department

We were more than thrilled to have the opportunity that we did today with the Peoria Police Department. We applied disinfectant to so many of their vehicles, and we had a great time helping out! Thank you to the Peoria Police Department for all that you do and for trusting our teams! We hope you all stay healthy and safe!

Water, smoke, and heat damage to the walls and the trim of an originally white room.

Wet and Dry Damage

It’s strange to think that having fire damage on your property can go hand in hand with water damage, but it definitely does! When firefighters put out a fire, the water extinguishing the fire soaks into the porous items and areas within the property. However, this is the kind of damage that is bittersweet - because, without the water damage, fire damage would definitely get much worse!

Ceiling hole from water damage

Holey Ceiling

When water damage on a roof or in an attic goes unnoticed, this is what it can lead to. The ceiling in this room is warped to the point of caving in, which can be dangerous to anyone in that room. That is why the client’s called their local SERVPRO® for the cleanup and the restoration of their problem!

Hole in a wall from water damage.

You're Going to Need Some Recon

The frustrating thing about water damage is not just that everything gets wet, but that sometimes there are areas in the house that fall apart or need to be removed due to the water damage. When that happens you can be left with unsightly damage. The good news is that we have team members who can do the reconstruction for you!

Image of damage from drain water back-up.

Drain Back-Up

When a drain malfunctions, there’s no telling how bad the damage can get. So if you find that a drain in your basement (like the one shown here) or in a bathtub or anywhere else is having problems, please get it taken care of by a plumber as soon as possible. If you experience damage, call us for the cleaning and restoration. We’re Here to Help®.

Image of soot covered kitchen cupboards.

Secondary Damage

Secondary damage is probably one of the most tedious parts of experiencing fire damage because anywhere that the smoke can travel to, it most likely will. It’s messy. It’s stinky. Quite frankly, it can pose health issues, too. So when you have a fire, remember that we can help clean and restore both the primary and secondary damage to your property. We’ll do whatever we can to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Image of a floor and room during recon.

Recon

What you see here is a dry floor and wall. Now that the property is dry, it is time to get things put back to normal. Instead of calling in a completely different company and team, you can depend on SERVPRO® for the reconstruction of your property.

It’s just another way we are Here to Help®.

Fire and water damage to some door trim.

Fire & Water Damage Combo

When there is a fire in a home or business, it’s usually the first form of damage you think of. However, when the fire is being extinguished, there is a certain amount of water damage that occurs as well. The image here shows how the combination of fire and water damage might appear. The fire caused the smoke and soot damage on the trim, and as the fire was being put out, the water caused the paint to warp and flake off as well.

This is the kind of damage combo that our team is trained to deal with, and we are happily Here to Help®.

Collage of community photos fro,m this week

Supporting Our Communities Medical Professionals

There’s no denying the hold that COVID-19 has over everyone right now. It’s affecting those who are sick with it and their loved ones. It’s all over the news and social media. We know there’s no real way to avoid it, so we’re trying to bring a little happiness to those on the frontlines.

We’re partnered with two pizza places in our area - Monical’s Pizza of Pekin and Rosatti’s Pizza in North Pekin - to bring the medical professionals in our area lunch. We want to make sure they feel appreciated in this chaotic time. We hope that everyone else will be willing to take a moment and thank those who work in healthcare. They’re definitely embodying the SERVPRO® goal of being Here to Help®!

Electrical wiring in a wall charred from an electrical fire.

Electrical Fire

Electrical fires are not a joke. They are dangerous and unpredictable. There are few things out there that can lead to both electrocution and varying degrees of burns. So take caution when you plug appliances into outlets, whether you leave them plugged in for a while or not. You wouldn’t want to find yourself in a similar situation to this one.

Fire damaged room; everything is completely black and charred.

Extreme Fire Damage

We deal with both small and large fire damage here at SERVPRO®. This is just an example of the larger damages that we get called out to every once in a while. Situations like this can be devastating, and while it may seem impossible when you look at it, you can count on our teams to come in and do everything we can to make this massive loss, “Like it never even happened.”

Hole in ceiling from water damage

Broken Fridge Line

It’s strange to think that a little thing like a broken refrigerator line could cause damage to this extent. It is possible though, and the image shown here is proof. Water from the broken line upstairs leaked into the basement and caused a whole mess of problems. So remember to pay attention to your appliances; especially those that could lead to damage like this.

List of spots in your home to sanitize frequently

Spots to Hit on a Frequent Basis

There are some spots in your home that see a lot more contact than other spots. We may be in a bit of a health crisis right now, but the spots listed in the image above should get attention all the time. These are high traffic areas of your home (or business) that can always benefit from a little attention from some disinfectant or a sanitizing wipe!

Tips and graphics regarding health

Health Tips for Kids

It's important to make sure that kids understand what they can do to help stop the spread of germs during these trying times. These tips are things that all kids can practice and remember to help themselves and their loved ones stay healthy. Remember, keep it smart but keep it light! Healthy habits can be fun! 

Image of commercial building bathroom with the floor covered in dirt and grime.

Commercial Clean

The circumstances that lead to this damage isn’t important. What is important is the fact that this is NOT something you would want a client walking into if you were a business owner. Your local SERVPRO® is staffed with trained professionals who know exactly how important it is to keep your establishment clean and presentable. So if your business looks like this at some point, reach out to us. We’re Here to Help®.

Outside view of a boarded up house

Board-Up

This is a common display of what we are likely to do during the restoration of large fire damage. Fire damage can usually lead to broken or damaged windows, and you can’t risk the elements getting in when you are trying to restore an already damaged space.

Tile ceiling is bowing from the weight of water damage.

Bowing Ceiling

Ceilings can only withstand so much damage, especially when the ceiling is a tile type ceiling like the one shown here. When water damage gets too heavy, it will begin to bow, and eventually, it is likely to collapse. If you find yourself dealing with damage like this, call your local SERVPRO®. We are Here to Help®.

Photo collage of the second day of class

WRT/ASD Class

We have had the pleasure of hosting our first Water/Applied Structural Drying course for the year. This IICRC training has given us the chance to further the training of some of our own people and the training of staff from other SERVPRO franchises as well!

It's going to be an interesting rest of the week!

Mold on the backside of the wall of a residential property.

Mold - Hidden

Mold is easy to miss when it hides within and behind the walls of your home or business. It’s not often that you have access to the backsides of the walls to see what’s going on. That being said, if you are worried this could be something happening on your property, please reach out to your local SERVPRO® for the mold remediation.

Mold buildup on concrete basement wall.

Mold on Wall

The image shown here is of a moldy basement wall. This may look like something caused by severe damage, but something like this could begin to form in any basement where the moisture levels are too high. Keep a lookout for spots like this forming in your basement, or else you could be the one facing a moldy situation!

Image of ceiling covered in mold cause by fire sprinklers

Moldy Ceiling

This is the result of the same damage from a previous post. It is important for commercial buildings that have been closed for business to be maintained. The unattended sprinkler system in this building was set off and the entire building was unknowingly covered in water, which when left alone, lead to mold.

If you ever find yourself in this predicament, please reach out to your local SERVPRO®.

Image of damaged carpet and a wall with the trim removed.

Sump-Pump - Damage that Spreads

Sump-pump failure can lead to big trouble. As shown in this photo, the water escaped the sump-pump room and made its way into a carpeted room of the house. Luckily we were able to clean the carpet and everything else affected!

Carpeted room. Drywall removed for the drying process.

Water - Commercial Building

This office had a pipe break and water got everywhere. Due to the type of business that was done in the building, it was important that it was dealt with fast and efficiently. So the people who work in the building made the move to call us for the cleaning and restoration.

Wall sprayed by internal sprinkler system is covered in mold because the building was closed.

Mold - Empty Commercial

Closed or abandoned buildings don’t always get the attention or maintenance that they need. If they are not properly monitored, situations like this can occur. You are looking at damage left after the building sprinkler system went off in a building that was closed down. The water wasn’t cleaned up, and mold started to grow in every place that was left wet.

Don’t underestimate the damage water can do if it isn’t cleaned up. Secondary damage is easy to avoid if you are proactive about water damage.

Images of air movers and dehumidifies in a building for a dry-out.

Pipe Burst

This empty house was hit with water damage that did damage in multiple rooms. When our team came to the scene they knew they were going to need to focus hard on getting the floors dried. Luckily, it was possible for the techs to get underneath the floorboards and get the base of the floor dried. In doing this they helped to reduce the risk of further damage from mold.

Water damage is never fun, but it’s a little easier to handle when you know you’ve got a team like SERVPRO® in your corner.

Image of air movers drying out an empty room with wood floors.

The Angles Matter

Sometimes the equipment that is laid throughout your property after you face damage can seem like a nuisance. However, the clunky-looking machines are there for a very specific purpose, and they are placed in the positions they are for optimal drying results. If you are ever curious about the process of laying the machines, feel free to ask the team members on your job. They are more than happy to explain it!

Soaked ceiling tiles on wet office floor. Water damage in office building.

Water Trouble in the Office

This office building was wracked with water damage recently. Water ended up filling up office and storage areas alike. In this particular room, you can see that the carpet is soaked and there are parts of the ceiling on the floor. There were plenty more rooms like this. Water damage of this magnitude has the potential to slow the way a business runs. That is why the client made the choice to call us and get the water dried out and the building restored by our teams.

Smoke damage coming up from a vent to the second floor bathroom

Secondary Fire Damage

We’ve talked about secondary fire damage before, but this image is a good example of how far it can spread throughout a building. This bathroom vent had been spitting out smoke and soot from a fire that happened on the floor below. This happened with other vents in the house. We hope that images like these will make it clear that secondary damage can be just as consuming as primary fire damage.

Image of the source of the damage: a burst pipe.

Busted Pipe

When a pipe bursts for whatever reason, there are varying degrees to the damage that can be done to the pipe. Sometimes pipes will split into just a small crack in the metal. Sometimes they will split in a way that looks like a compressed tube of crescent rolls will. On the far end of the spectrum, you will have a burst like the one here which looks like explosives were involved. With a break this severe, this commercial building was soaked in multiple rooms. That is why they called for our teams here at SERVPRO® to do the water cleanup and restoration.

Image of a kitchen with white cupboards and light colored counters. All of it is completely covered in smoke and soot damage.

It's not supposed to be that color...

One of the most conspicuous forms of damage is fire/smoke damage, and the image here is substantial proof. The clean, white interior of this kitchen is a completely different color thanks to the secondary damage of the fire that took place. If you find yourself dealing with a think layer of black soot, please don’t hesitate to call us. Our teams are more than happy to come in and clean the soot from your home and to bring in the contents of your home and restore what we can here in our facility.

Image of air-movers placed in their dry-out positions for a job.

A Visual of the Equipment

It’s hard to know what to expect when water mitigation and dry-out are started on your property. This particular commercial property had a good amount of equipment placed. As seen here, there were air-movers (the small green machines) and dehumidifiers (the large machine) in this room. These are common machines to see during a water job. If you have questions about the equipment, your technicians will be happy to explain what they are and what they do during the job!

Outside view of a board-up of the window of a house after fire damage.

Board-Up

The board-up you see here is one that helps to keep the inside of the home from any further damage. It is not uncommon to see a board-up like this after a fire or after storm damage. The board-up helps keep the elements out of the house while our teams finish the restoration process on the inside. This is an important step in making it possible for our teams to make the damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Tiles removed from office ceiling to get access to the water damage in the ceiling.

Ceiling Damage - Commercial

It’s important to know how to get to the source of the issue when it comes to water damage. When that damage is in the ceiling the only real way to get to it is to go through it. In this office building, it was a little easier because our teams were able to pop the ceiling tiles off and get them out of the way. Just remember, whether the source is more or less accessible, you can always count on SERVPRO® to make the water damage feel “Like it never even happened.”

Two photos; room damaged from fire and from water, and the image of fire damaged debris pulled from the building.

Building Damage After Fire

These photos show the true two damages when a building catches fire. There is the initial damage from the fire, and there is the water damage that comes afterward. Luckily, our teams at SERVPRO® can clean and restore both types of damage.

The source of the fire, a car burnt to a crisp which lead to extenuating damage.

Car Fire Becomes Garage Fire

It’s not uncommon for garage fires to start, and in this client’s case, it was a car that did the starting. The image shown here is an example of how bad the car burned and a reminder that you should always check that nothing flammable is left in your car. If you do, you might just end up needing to make a call to SERVPRO®.

Storms damaged a garage with falling tree branches. The gutter and multiple shingles were knocked down.

Garage Damage from Fallen Tree

Fallen limbs can be a real hazard, and not just as they are falling. In the image here you can see the damage left by a large branch that fell during a storm. It fell from the tree and hit the gutter on the garage, pulling a good-sized section right off of the structure. It even damaged some of the shingles on the roof. Of course, the rain continued to fall and water began to damage the garage as well. Luckily the owners called SERVPRO® and the loss was taken care of.

Image shows the muck buildup in the crawl space of the client's home.

Sewage in Crawlspace

The gunk in this photo is a stomach-turning mix of debris you would normally find in a crawlspace and sewage that backed up into space. Damage like this is something that property owners should call in professionals for. These spaces are hard to navigate without proper training and this type of damage is dangerous to deal with if you don’t have the right protective equipment.

Don’t deal with a sewage mess on your own if you don’t need to. Call SERVPRO® for the cleanup and restoration.

The frame of a garage door has been burned and melted from a fire that started in the garage.

The image shown here is an example of just how bad garage fired can get and all of the damage they c

The image shown here is an example of just how bad garage fired can get and all of the damage they can cause. The garage door here is discolored from the fire and soot. You can also see that the trim around the garage is burnt as well. While we were happy to help with the cleaning and restoration of the property, this is sadly not the first or last time we will be called out for a job like this.

Garages can be dangerous places without fires, so please take caution and stay safe!

Flooded floor - Water coming up from the sump pump in the basement

Sump-Pump Nightmare

There are no words to describe the frustration of sump pump problems. Taking care of them is a necessity, and doing it correctly and fast is important, especially in extreme cases like the one shown above. In these types of situations, you can always contact SERVPRO® for the cleanup and restoration.

Dark colored mold growth in the lower corner of two walls and on the concrete floor of an empty room

Left Untouched - Drywall Mold

We see a lot of mold in our line of work. The sad thing is that a majority of mold comes from either not knowing that moisture is there or from houses buildings being left empty. The image here is a result of the latter rather than the former. This building left empty ended up having mold growth in the drywall that required professional attention.

Of course, it’s nobody’s fault, these things just happen sometimes. Just make sure you call in professionals who will know how to alleviate the problem.

There is a light layer of mold growing on the white siding of a house.

Siding Mold

It’s hard to imagine that the outside of your house needs to be cleaned almost as regularly as the inside. It does though, and if you don’t take care of it you could end up with an issue like the one pictured here. The last thing you want is to end up having to replace the siding on your home because mold growths got out of control.

dusty and rusted ceiling vent

Clean Your Vents

There is no limit to what damage unclean vents can do. Taking the time to clean your vents regularly is the best way to avoid issues, but if you can’t find the time or don’t know what to look for you should call in a professional. Clean vents help you avoid breathing issues from dust or mold, and it helps to prevent accidental fires.

Sewage Backup

You can sum up a sewage backup by simply saying that it’s intrusive and it smells.

Sewage is one of the last things you want in your house, but sometimes that is out of your control. So if you do experience a sewage backup, reach out to SERVPRO® for the cleaning and restoration of your… stinky situation

Pipe Break In Basement

These kinds of tiles can be frustrating due to them being so easily damaged. However, in this situation, these tiles made things a bit easier. There was a pipe burst in the basement ceiling, and while there was a little bit of damage it was easier to get to the broken pipe because it was easier to access. Easier access means faster repairs, and that’s something everyone can be happy about!

Smoke Damage

Smoke and soot will go just about anywhere. When there was a grease fire in the kitchen of this client’s house, the soot-covered every inch of the house - including the bathtub! So they called us, and we sent a team out to get things cleaned up. Good thing they did too because it’s hard to get clean in the shower when the tub is a mess.

Tub Mold

When you bathe, you want the shower/tub in which you’re cleaning yourself in to be clean. However, if a home is left untouched for a while (whether because it’s for sale or it’s not a full-time home) leftover water can cause mold to form. This is the kind of thing that you can avoid by making sure that leaks are managed and that any water is dried up before you leave the home for long periods of time. It may seem like busywork, but it’s less work than getting mold cleaned up.

Splitsville

This image may look silly among all the other images we post, but it fits right in. This split tree limb is an example of the type of tree damage that can cause all kinds of damage and loss to a home/business. This particular broken limb left an opening in a home during a storm that let in water. So not only was the building damaged from the limb, there was structural and content water damage, too. Watch the trees around your home or business. If it looks like there’s a branch that could fall onto or into the building, get the branch or the tree removed.

It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Mold Under AC

Air conditioners are meant to keep you comfortable when the heat and humidity get to be too much (and both have definitely been an issue here in Central Illinois this year). However, when condensation builds up and goes unnoticed, you can end up with a good amount of mold in areas around the AC. Be sure to keep an eye out for any spots that might be growing. Catching mold early can make it easier to take care of it!

Fire Damage

There’s no denying that fire damage is an ugly sight. Nobody wants a chared stove or a scorched cupboard. So when you are cooking or using candles it is important to follow safety precautions. They may seem like a mundane waste of time while you do them, but it’s better to do it now and be safe later than to end up with fire damage to your home (or business).

Basement Flood

It’s true. When there is a flood in a building, the floors are what you’ll usually notice are damaged. However, if you look at the photo here, you can see some very clear damage to the walls as well that is trickling down from the upstairs floor, which is the ceiling to the basement. You have to be sure to look for damage everywhere you can. If you think you may have missed something, contact your local SERVPRO®. Our techs are trained to know where to look, and they won’t disappoint.

Weathering Fail

Weatherising is a common practice for people who leave their homes for the winter. As shown here, toilets need to be weatherized to prevent seasonal damage, especially when there is nobody to maintain the appliance. However, what is shown here is what happens when even the most prepared people fall victim to the weather. Lucky for this family, SERVPRO® has plenty of experience cleaning and restoring mold-damaged property. We are always Here to Help®.

Shed Damage

Don’t think that we only get calls about homes or businesses. There have been plenty of times that we have seen jobs for external structures as well. When structures like sheds fall we take the call. If it makes sense for us to restore the property, we will do our best to make it happen!

Look Up... There's Mold!

It’s never a fun moment when you get a leak in your ceiling. It’s especially frustrating though when the leak goes unnoticed long enough to form mold. When that happens you can contact your local SERVPRO® to help fix the mold issue.

A Smell Worse Than Burnt Popcorn

Everyone knows the smell of burnt plastic. That was the smell that coupled with the fire damage shown here. The funny part is that the fire didn’t come from the inside of the microwave, it came from a pan below the microwave. Our team came in to clean up the smoke damage and get the burnt plastic smell out of the kitchen.

Mold and Water Damage Under Toilet

Toilets leak and sometimes people miss the bowl. Either way, there is always a chance for water damage to happen around the porcelain throne. The image shown here is from a job with just that issue. So keep an eye out. If you see your bathroom tile looking really dingy around the toilet, get it checked or check it yourself. If there’s water or mold damage, call SERVPRO® to help with the cleanup!

There’s a Branch in the Roof!

It doesn’t look like much, but a hole this size can let in more than enough water and other messy materials to cause some real damage. If you have an attic, there is sure to be some damage up there. If you don’t have an attic, be ready to have some residual damage in whatever room is below this spot.

If you see that a tree or other debris has fallen on your house please don’t wait to check if there is any damage. The speed at which you fix things can make all the difference!

Small Hole. Big Mess.

Any time of year, there can be a pipe burst. You never know what will cause it, but when it happens, it doesn’t matter how big the hole is. You need to get it taken care of. Small holes can look harmless, but if left untouched, they can get worse and cause much more damage than expected.

Fire Damage Before & After

There was a home that we were called out to that had some fire damage. There were smoke and soot that affected a good amount of the contents of the house and the majority of the surfaces inside the house. Our teams love a challenge, and cleaning smoke and soot off of ceilings is definitely one. In the image above, you can see just how much effort is put into cleaning. The section that has already been tackled is white again, contrasting greatly from the section that is still gray and dirty.

SERVPRO® is always happy to help with a fire damaged building. It’s what we do!

From the Ground Up

We’re sure you get a little tired about hearing about the risks of mold. However, it is important to see exactly what can happen if you don’t take mold issues seriously. The photo here is from a neglected basement. This is just one of the sections that had mold growing. Our teams came out, did an estimate, and got to work as quickly as we could. This was an extreme case and they knew that the sooner the problem was resolved the sooner everyone’s health would be out of danger.

Monitor your homes. Keep an eye out so that you don’t find yourself in a similar situation to this one.

The Real Monster In The Basement

Mold thrives in dark, humid areas. This makes basements the perfect dwelling for them. Any type of mold from harmless to dangerous can be found in any building type - home and business alike. So it is important to make sure that you’re checking those cold dark spaces for mold. If you do happen to have mold, you need to reach out to professionals to get it taken care of. You don’t want to risk your personal property getting damaged or risk issues for your family’s or employees’ health. SERVPRO® teams are trained in mold remediation and they are happy to help get your home or business back to normal.

What Is Under Your Washer & Dryer?

Clothing washers and dryers are some of the few appliances that never really move once they’ve been placed. Because of this, it is really easy for dust, mold, and other grime to build up underneath the machines. While this may not seem like an issue, excess dust can build up and become a fire hazard, and mold in large amounts can cause health issues to those living in the building. It is important to check behind and underneath washers and dryers whenever the opportunity presents itself.

If you happen to find something unsettling or something you can’t handle on your own, reach out to your local SERVPRO® professionals. We are Here to Help®!

Guess the Pest

Just kidding. We won’t make you guess; because the answer is TERMITES.

Not a pretty word. Not a pretty bug. Not a pretty mess.

These little bugs can be a death sentence for any building that they can chomp down on. While we may not be able to exterminate the little pests, we certainly have the ability to help with the mess and the damage they leave behind when they go. Our heroes are Here to Help® with a wide variety of damages. This wasn’t the first and will not be the last time we are called for pest-related damages.

Burn House Training

Training is an important part of any job. However, it becomes the most important thing when the job you do can be the difference between life and death. That is why we jumped at the opportunity to help with the training done by the Central Illinois Fire Investigation Association (CIFIA). We constructed five small burn houses to help train the Central Illinois Fire Professionals, and those of us who could attend the training day got to go and watch.

We are so happy that we got the opportunity and that the CIFIA chose us to help them out! We’re happy that they know that we’re always Here to Help®.

MOLD

Mold is not just an issue for damp residential basements. Mold can appear in any spot that isn’t dry or well ventilated. This means residential buildings aren’t the only ones at risk. Commercial buildings are just as likely to experience it. Of course, this doesn’t mean that commercial buildings/businesses that end up with mold are poorly maintained. It takes something as simple as a big storm or excess humidity to cause this issue.

SERVPRO® teams are specially trained on how to handle mold and are not at all afraid of a challenge.

Burst Pipes - The Ugly Truth

Now that the weather is warming up, it seems like the extreme freezing temperatures are just a distant memory. However, it is important to remember just how rough Central Illinois winters can be on a building, especially when it comes to the pipes. The attached image shows exactly what can happen to water pipes when a home or business owner is not prepared, and it isn’t a pretty picture. The pipe here literally split, leaving a huge opening for water to flow out. Not only does something like this call for repairs to the source, but to every affected area around it.

Luckily, if you fail to plan for the cold or if your plan fails, you can always get a hold of SERVPRO® to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Dryer Fire

A dryer’s job is to dry your clothes - not fry your clothes. The nightmare-inducing image shown here is that of a dryer which did just that, causing damage not only to the machine but to the area around the machine as well. When all of this happened, the client called us because they needed help getting fire mess cleaned up and the other affected areas (like the wall) fixed up as well. Our SERVPRO® Heroes gladly came in and got the job done.

Water Damage to Ceiling

When the snow melts, it turns to water. When this water builds it can tear up the walls an ceilings of a building. This particular image shows damages to a church building that had suffered after the tough winter we had here in Central Illinois. It is damage like this that we here at SERVPRO® are more than happy to come and restore for those who decide to call on us.

Wall Deep Cleaning

Sometimes buildings are allowed to accumulate a certain level of grime. Floors and walls become caked with hard to clean filth. When this happens, you can call SERVPRO® and our cleaning teams will be more than up to the task of cleaning whatever is stained. As you can see in this photo, the difference is astounding.

Mattress Cleaning After Fire Damage

Mattresses are difficult to live without and pretty costly to replace. When you experience damages from water or fire, you shouldn’t always have to worry about replacing your mattress. SERVPRO® can help by cleaning damage from water issues or from smoke and soot. The mattress pictured here suffered from soot damage and you can see a clear difference in what it looked like before and after our cleaning crew took care of it. You can sleep soundly knowing that we are Here to Help®.

When Vehicles & Buildings Collide

The last thing anyone expects is for a four-wheeled machine to come bursting through the front of your home or business. Even if there’s nobody inside the building, it can be one of the most dangerous situations. The picture here is of the damage from that exact situation that occurred at a post office. The front of the building all but collapsed and they called in our SERVPRO® Heroes to clean and restore the damage. When something as important as mail is involved, it is important to get the job done as soon as possible, and they called us just in time!

Mold: It Can Hide Anywhere

Basements, attics, that spot behind your dresser that never gets any sunlight; Mold can be in any space with the correct mixture of moisture and temperature. The only trouble is, the longer it goes unnoticed, the more damage it is liable to cause.

The above photo shows a corner of mold in a crawl space that just couldn’t be seen or reached by the owner of the house. Our professionals came in and did what they do best, they found the mold, assessed the damage, and cleaned it out.

Even though mold can hide anywhere, it’s no match for our SERVPRO® Heroes.

Mold or No Mold?

While mold is sometimes immediately visible, there are some times when it’s in a place that is less than easy to access. If you can’t see it, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t there.

When you are faced with water damage or even if the humidity levels are higher than normal in your home or business, there is a possibility that mold will be present. If you aren’t sure, you can always contact SERVPRO®. Our teams are trained to be able to detect mold that you may not have known was there. Through mitigation and remediation, we can relieve you of your mold problems.

So why keep asking yourself if it is or isn’t mold when you could contact SERVPRO® professionals and have your questions answered and your issue resolved?

Fire Damage Cleanup

We can never say enough that fire damage is not restricted to directly affected areas. While you’re checking the space around whatever started the fire, it’s important to remember to check the rest of the house for smoke/soot damage. This image is a good example of the type of soot damage that can be left by a fire. Fire damage can leave a mess as bad as the thick layer pictured here or as light as a smoke smell throughout the rest of the building. Whatever the case, it’s best to stay as vigilant as possible after a fire.

Construction Cleanup

When you’ve had parts of your house fixed after damage occurs there is sometimes a mess left behind that your everyday vacuum can’t take care of. When we come in and do reconstruction on a home, you can depend on us to clean up after ourselves. Our teams understand that the stress doesn’t just come from the water or the fire, it comes from knowing that your home or business is not as clean as it was before the event happened. We do our best to make your recovery as stress-free as possible.

Pekin Library Cleanup

Recently in local news, it’s been known that the Pekin Library has finally opened its doors again. The library was shut down after a storm at the end of last year caused a flood and sewage backup that affected most of the building (an example of the damage is shown in the attached photo). Our teams were called in for the cleanup and after a couple of months not only cleaning the building but also taking care of the books inside it, the doors reopened and business is as usual!

For a good comparison, please go check out our before and after section. The difference will amaze you!

Commercial Cleaning at Kouri's Pub

At the end of 2018, we were called to take care of Kouri’s Pub in Pekin Illinois. The ceiling was in desperate need of deep cleaning and we were more than happy to come out and help (especially since our contents crew had a chance to work in a toasty warm area during the cold winter months).

For a fun look at the dramatic change from beginning to end, go check out our before and after picture section.

Rug Cleaning by Contents Team in Pekin

Here is a great example of just how talented our contents crew is. This rug was so dirty that the original colors were completely altered. The contents crew was able to use the right cleaning chemicals to restore the piece to its former vibrancy, giving us an astonishing look at the difference between dingy and bright.

December 11th CE Classes

The Continuing Education Classes that were presented on December 11th were Ethics Boot Camp and Essentials of Legal Liability and Insured Status. Todd Davis was the instructor for the classes and his energy and his knowledgeability on the subjects made for an interesting day for the attendees. We look forward to his next visits.

Bathroom Dry Out in Pekin

The person who's bathroom is featured in these before and after pictures played it smart and had SERVPRO come do their Bathroom Dry Out for them. They knew that dealing with gray water could potentially be hazardous.

Taking Care of Vandalism in Pekin

In the featured photo, you can see that there is damage to the door of this garage. This is the result of an attempted break in. When the home owner noticed the damage, they got a hold of SERVPRO.

Remember, we aren't just about cleaning and restoring water and fie damage. We can help with vandalism and a myriad of other damages as well.

Water Damage Ceiling Repair in Pekin

The flooding damaged many areas of the home and was the result of a pipe that had burst in the ceiling. Almost every room in the home's first level was flooded with water.

Water Damage Drywall Repair in Pekin

SERVPRO was able to extract the excess water and moisture from the home and then replace the drywall and flooring for our client. Needless to say, they were very pleased!

Living Room Dryout in Pekin

This flooded home had major water damage throughout the entire home. It was particularly bad in the Living room where water from pipes in the ceiling had been dripping for days while the owners were away on a holiday vacation.

CE Class Extracting Moisture in Pekin

We flooded our house to demonstrate how we extract and monitor moisture in the house.  That’s Jason Fletcher in the black shirt, and Todd Davis is the instructor in the suit.  We had some employees from SERVPRO of Springfield there too.

CE Class Monitoring Moisture in Pekin

We flooded our house to demonstrate how we extract and monitor moisture in the house.  We had some employees from the neighboring SERVPRO of Springfield there too who also shared the experience.

Bedroom Carpet Drying in Pekin

This flooded unit had major water damage throughout the entire home. It was especially bad in the bedrooms where water from pipes in the ceiling had been dripping for days while the owners were away on vacation.

Closet Cleanup and Restoration in Pekin

The customer was extremely pleased with SERVPRO's help and professionalism. They were even able to get the unit turned around and back on the rental market without serious loss of funds.

Bathroom Restore In Pekin

The extent of the damage was contained to the bathroom, laundry room and basement. Thankfully the damage occurred on the basement level so as to not affect any additional areas below that floor.

Gray and Black Water Damage In Pekin

Gray and Black water should be considered extremely dangerous. The water is unsanitary and may contain bacteria that could cause serious illness.

If you experience such damage please call SERVPRO right away!

Biohazard Bathroom Repair In Pekin

This is a before picture of a biohazard bathroom clean up that SERVPRO did recently. There was human waste as well as trash all over the bathroom. We cleaned it up quickly and had it sparkling in no time.

Biohazard Clean Up In Pekin

If you notice the footprints had dragged blood throughout the entire room. This meant that we had to clean the entire carpet as well as spot clean the problem areas where the blood had pooled just to be on the safe side.

Basement Water Repair Pekin

The landlord was extremely pleased to have us help him restore the beauty and stability of his home. We provide cleaning services like this and more to businesses all over the Pekin area.

Kitchen Water Damage Restoration Pekin

Water was present all over the structure from floor to ceiling, including in all the bathrooms. The owner thought he would have to tear out and replace all of the flooring and drywall.

Fortunately, we were able to save some of the flooring and walls. This was more cost effective and less labor intensive then it would have been to remove everything in the house and install completely new items.

Bedroom Biohazard Cleanup Pekin

This biohazardous bedroom littered with human waste on the sheets and carpet was the result of an elderly tenant who had been moved to another facility to take better care of him. 

Flood Damaged Ceiling Pekin

The flooding damaged most of the home and was the result of a pipe that had burst in the ceiling. Almost every room in the home's first level was covered in water.

Emergency Board Up Pekin

This emergency home board up service was the result of a car accident. Due to the rainy conditions, we were about to have in the area SERVPRO had to move quickly so the home did not end up with mold damage as well.

Utility Sink Affected Area Pekin

This flooded basement in Pekin was the result of a broken pipe. In the before picture it is noticeable that water had damaged the flooring as well as some of the occupant's possessions.

Basement Water Mitigation Pekin

This flooded basement in Pekin was the result of a broken pipe. In the before picture it is noticeable that water had damaged the carpeting and the baseboards as well as some of the occupant's possessions.

Bathroom Water Damage Repair Pekin

Black and or gray water should be considered extremely dangerous. The water is unsanitary and may contain bacteria that could cause serious illness. The cleanup should be handled by professionals.

Bathroom Flood Restore Pekin

Bathroom Floor Restore

Gray water should be considered extremely dangerous. The water is unsanitary and may contain bacteria that could cause serious illness. The cleanup should be handled by professionals.

Mold Removal Services Pekin

This is a picture of a mold job. There was a significant amount of growth in the closet. The owner couldn't believe how quickly and completely we were able to remediate the growth on the walls and ceiling. We make disasters "Like it never even happened." 

Pekin Kitchen Fire 2

In this photo, you can see the contents of a kitchen in Pekin that SERVPRO came upon during a fire damage call. SERVPRO was able to clean & restore some of the items found that were not completely destroyed by the fire. And the customer loved the end result!

Pekin Kitchen Fire

In this photo, you can see the contents of a kitchen in Pekin that SERVPRO came upon during a fire damage call. SERVPRO was able to clean & restore some of the items found that were not completely destroyed by the fire.

Storm Damage Repair Pekin

Storm damage in Pekin happens quite often. There are constant flooding and water damages. Here is a picture of a flood cut and our air movers working overtime to dry a house out.

Closet Water Damage Repair Pekin

Water should always be considered dangerous if it came through the sewage pipes or overflowed from a toilet. The water is unsanitary and may contain bacteria that could cause serious illness.

Kitchen Flooding Water Damage In Pekin

This was a water damage to a ceiling in the kitchen of the clients home. A pipe had burst and flooded the second floor which caused significant damage to the ceiling and lower floor area.

Kitchen Fire In Pekin

In this photo, you can see the contents of a kitchen that SERVPRO came upon during a fire damage call. SERVPRO was able to clean & restore some of the items found that were not completely destroyed by the fire.

Rental Unit Living Room Restoration In Pekin

When you deal with some renters, sometimes things get messy & disgusting.

SERVPRO has the tools and technicians to clean up after your nightmare renters vacate your property leaving behind an absolute disaster!

Rental Unit Bathroom Restoration In Pekin

When you deal with tenants, sometimes things get messy & disgusting.

SERVPRO has the tools and technicians to clean up after your nightmare renters vacate your property leaving behind an absolute disaster!

Rental Unit Bedroom Restoration In Pekin

When you deal with tenants, sometimes things get messy and moldy.

SERVPRO has the tools and technicians to clean up after your nightmare renters vacate your property leaving behind an absolute mess!

Commercial Work North Central Tazewell County

We are capable of handling jobs of all shapes and sizes. This means small residential or large commercial work from a storm damage. Here is a job we picked up on the commercial side of the industry.

Water Damage Repair North Central Tazewell County

This was a water damage to a ceiling. A pipe had burst and flooded the second floor which caused significant damage to the ceiling and lower floor area. SERVPRO fixed it fast!

Water Damage North Central Tazewell County

Water damage can be minimal or it can blow out entire ceilings. Here is a picture of the latter from a residence that SERVPRO recently patched up. Cold weather is particularly notorious for making pipes freeze and cause this kind of damage.

Fire Damaged Home 3 North Central Tazewell County

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In this picture, you see even more of the contents of a house that SERVPRO came upon during fire damage call. SERVPRO was able to clean and restore some of the items found that were not completely destroyed by the fire.

Fire Damaged Home 2 North Central Tazewell County

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In this picture, you see more of the contents of a house that SERVPRO came upon during fire damage call. SERVPRO was able to clean and restore some of the items found that were not completely destroyed by the fire.

Fire Damaged Home North Central Tazewell County

In this picture, you see the contents of a house that SERVPRO came upon during fire damage call. SERVPRO was able to clean and restore some of the items found that were not completely destroyed by the fire.

Storm Damaged Trees North Central Tazewell County

This was the aftermath of a nasty storm. The storm damage was massive. SERVPRO is here to help and along with the Emergency Management Teams, we have been leading the cleanup process!

Storm Damage Repair North Central Tazewell County

This was debris that was left over from a recent storm damage SERVPRO helped with. SERVPRO helped restore the owners hope in a time when everything seemed so crazy and hectic.

Storm Damage North Central Tazewell County

In this picture, we have debris from a storm damage. Flooding and heavy rain causes major damage to homes and businesses. We can remove the water and repair the damage in most cases.

Mold Remediation North Central Tazewell County

Here we have a corner of someone's residence where mold spores were running wild. We can remove black mold quickly and efficiently. Black mold can be hazardous to your health if left untreated.

Mold Damage North Central Tazewell County

Here is another picture of what might look like fire damage but is actually mold damage in a house. This type of black mold could be extremely hazardous to your health and should be removed by a SERVPRO professional as soon as possible if found in your home.

Mold Removal North Central Tazewell County

Mold can be hazardous if not treated and or removed properly. This was the scene of a mold removal where the establishment that called SERVPRO needed to be back up and running quickly.

Blasting Mold North Central Tazewell County

This was a mold job that we used the soda blast technique on. It is basically highly pressurized baking soda that gets blown through a blade shaped nozzle to eliminate mold on hard surfaces.

Hotel Storm Damage North Central Tazewell County

This hotel was water damaged by wind-driven driven rain. 

The owner was so thankful when we showed up with our professional equipment to fix this hotel water damage in North Central Tazewell County as well as extremely satisfied with the results. 

Hotel Damage 3 North Central Tazewell County

This hotel was flooded by an enormous water main burst. 

The owner was so thankful when we showed up with our professional equipment to fix this hotel water damage in North Central Tazewell County as well as extremely satisfied with the results. 

Hotel Damage 2 North Central Tazewell County

This hotel was flooded by a huge water main burst. 

The owner was so thankful when we showed up with our professional equipment to fix this hotel water damage in North Central Tazewell County as well as extremely satisfied with the results. 

Hotel Damage

This hotel was flooded by a massive water main burst. 

The hotel owner was so thankful when SERVPRO showed up with professional equipment to fix this hotel water damage as well as extremely satisfied with the results. 

Fire Damage in North Central Tazewell County

This was the result of a deep-fried dinner gone wrong!

SERVPRO of North Central Tazewell County was called out to restore and repair this residential fire damage.

You can see our tech here scraping the soot-filled popcorn ceiling.

Cleaning Services In North Central Tazewell County

We are set up with all of the proper state of the art technical equipment to handle any size fire, water, or mold project or damage you might be experiencing.

Our technicians being honored by City!

The City of Pekin recognized 4 heroes last night for their heroic and life saving actions. These 4 SERVPRO technicians were driving down the road when they came upon a woman trapped inside her burning car. Without hesitation they helped her get out of her car essentially saving her life! We are so proud of Bobby, Jesse, Chris and Joshua!

CE Classes

We had a full house for our September CE Classes!

We held a Ethics and a Commercial Lines - Advanced Underwriting for Insurance Agents!

Huge thank you to our awesome instructor Todd David with the Davis Insurance Agency, everyone always enjoys his classes!

Journal Star NIE

We received a Certificate of Appreciation for being a Business Partner in the Journal Star Newspaper in Education. We are excited that this year we get to sponsor Pekin Community High School District 303 and Edison Junior High School!!

Repairs Crew!

Our repairs crew getting ready to start their day! The vans are packed to the brim with water damage repair equipment and they are heading out to go restore some units!

Go Dragons

Helping out local commercial businesses.

Giving the big Pekin Dragon a bath before football season starts!

Our Project Managers Dave Schimmelpfennig and Eric Henson are proud to be alumni of Pekin High School! Eric is the President of Pekin Dragon JFL this year.

We love to support our local schools!