Recent Building Services Posts


4/21/2021 (Permalink)

Unexpected death can become odorous if not properly cleaned.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health effects. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to hazardous environments. SERVPRO of Ravenswood is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health department regulations.  EXAMPLE SCENARIOS: 

  • PLASMA (blood) CLEANUP

SERVPRO of Ravenswood's franchise is certified when it comes to cleaning certain biohazards.  Special training is required when and our technicians hold that particular training. Additionally our office can hold a special Continuing Education course on the subject.  If your insurance agency would like to hold a special class, feel free to contact Donna. She can make the appropriate arrangements to meet your needs.

Call us today for a free quote: 773-878-5200

Combating COVID-19 for you

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

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As we contemplate re-entry into normality we blog to ask; how may we assist you during your property cleaning planning period? Proactively disinfecting your building's offices, common areas, and perhaps units during city closure is an excellent strategy.  Consider SERVPRO of Ravenswood for this job.  Our company’s substantial reputation for quality service and disaster response should put us at the top of your list.  Our proprietary product, effective equipment and experienced technicians can make this endeavor straightforward and proficient.   

Call our franchise at 773-878-5200 to discuss our qualifications and explain how we can put your properties in tip-top shape for re-entry!

SERVPRO of Ravenswood eagerly awaits your call.  We humbly wish you and your families harmony and good health during this remarkable time.

Five Things To Know About the Mold Remediation Process

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Icky - yes! Fixable - yes!

Mold remediation is handled by experts Lincoln Square, as these cleanup jobs need to be handled in a very particular way each time. SERVPRO of Ravenswood knows how the process goes because we are trained to know. Lincoln Square property or business owners still wonder about the mysteries behind the mold removal process. Here are five things that may help clear that wonder.

1) You might have to leave your home during mold remediation

Depending on the extent of the mold damage, yes there is a possibility you may have to leave your home or business while the remediation work is being conducted. In many cases, insurance companies will not cover the hotel room expense. During the process contaminants become airborne – having the proper equipment to capture anything airborne is very important.  SERVPRO of Ravenswood has air filtration tools that is necessary to prevent spores from spreading and eliminating the chance of breathing it in. 

2) The overall process depends on the types of mold found

The very first thing that a legitimate mold remediation company should do is request a test of the mold to see what spore levels exist in your home or business Lincoln Square. A certified Indoor Environmentalist can conduct such testing.  Based on their findings, SERVPRO of Ravenswood will be able to determine the very best way to remediate. Removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy.  Mold exists naturally and is everywhere, indoors and out.

3) A good mold remediation company will talk you through the steps

SERVPRO of Ravenswood will talk you through everything required in order to cleanup the affected area. We will advise on the how you can help during the process, while we continue with our process.  Many times removing wall panels and drywall to applying cleaning solutions designed to mitigate mold Lincoln Square is required. No matter what each step consists of it, all will be explained to you in detail. The best companies will answer all of your questions.

4) Mold removal isn’t always the same thing as mold remediation

 Some companies might try to tell you that they’ll remove all of the mold in your house. This isn’t quite the case (see number five below), which is why removal and remediation are two very different things. Remediation refers to taking care of the problem. Removal implies getting rid of all of it. You always want to find an honest remediation company such as SERVPRO of Ravenswood who will tell you how why mold exists and how it can be cleaned.  

5) Some specks of mold will get left behind.

Though it is impossible to clean up every last bit of mold, our mold remediation specialists will do their best to get as much of the organism as possible and then kill what remains to prevent it from returning. Staining be occur.  During the restoration process you can decide whether to remove the mold damaged walls, ceilings or floors or whether to keep and paint over the affected areas.

We understand that when mold comes into conversation a sense of panic may overcome you.  Please do not worry, rather call for remediation help at 773-878-5200.  You will feel better once it is taken care of.

SERVPRO of Ravenswood Recognizes National Preparedness Month with a Reminder to Home and Business Owners

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Creating a custom emergency plan that suits your facility needs.

“Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

Local disaster restoration specialist offers no-cost tools to help property owners prepare a comprehensive emergency readiness plan

September is National Preparedness Month (, an annual event sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to raise awareness about the importance of preparing—in advance—for the unexpected. In support of this initiative, Tom Williams, owner of SERVPRO® of Ravenswood, encourages Chicago property owners to take the following two steps now to protect their family, home, and business in the aftermath of a disaster.

  1. Review and update your emergency preparedness plan, including business and life continuity plans. If you don’t yet have a plan, use the tools provided by FEMA to get started.
  2. Collect and store time-critical information, like the location of shutoff valves, fire suppression system controls, and emergency contact numbers electronically, where it is immediately available to assist first responders.

Because SERVPRO knows the time to create a disaster readiness plan is before you need it, they have developed the SERVPRO Emergency READY Program to help business owners create an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for their facility, at no charge.

“Evacuation plans and emergency supply kits help you survive a disaster, but a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan helps you recover from a disaster,” said Williams. “The most effective response to any emergency is a fast response. That’s why having critical system and contact information at your fingertips is so important. A quick and effective response helps minimize repairs and downtime, helping both businesses and families get back on track in less time, with less stress.”

SERVPRO offers tools for both commercial and residential property owners to help them minimize damage and recover quickly from emergencies. The SERVPRO READY app stores essential contact and property information electronically where it can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds if disaster strikes. Both home and business owners can download the free app at Local business owners can take an additional preparedness step by designating SERVPRO of Ravenswood as their disaster mitigation and restoration provider. SERVPRO professionals will conduct a no-cost assessment of the facility and assist the owner in completing a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) and storing that profile in the READY app.

“Rapid response from a disaster cleanup and restoration specialist can help the property owner evaluate options, start the insurance process, and take the right steps from the beginning to bring their property back to normal,” said Williams. “Even in the confusion and panic that often surround a disaster, a property owner or manager using the SERVPRO READY app can reach out for expert help right from the scene, using a cell phone.”

SERVPRO® of Ravenswood specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO® of Ravenswood, please contact Tom Williams at (773) 878-5200 or For more information on SERVPRO® and the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Program, please contact Marketing Manager, Donna Bugosh,


Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.