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3 Things to Keep in Mind When Trauma Cleanup is Necessary in Alsip, IL

May 25th, 2017 · No Comments

In an ideal world, bad things would never happen. Part of being a human being involves dealing with tragedy from time to time.

ServiceMaster DSI provides a wide range of services that help people when things take a turn for the worst.

Our disaster restoration services cover the aftermath of events usually caused by nature or malfunctions in a home such as the appliances in it. These types of situations can take a devastating toll depending on the damage, but they pale in the comparison to the situations that require trauma cleanup services.

Our company and staff are sensitive to the nature of these types of events, and we take extra care when providing our services to Alsip, IL residents who need them.

If you’re in need of trauma cleanup services, here are three important things to keep in mind:

  1. You’re not alone – It’d simply be too much to have to deal with the aftermath of any type of trauma on your own. First, it’s probably not safe to deal with the contaminants and different elements to deal with that come with trauma cleanup. Second, depending on your relationship to whoever was involved in the trauma, you shouldn’t be dealing with the cleanup at all. Your friends and family should be the first people you look to in these times, but we also want to be there for you as a service provider. Our goal is to handle the situation as quickly and efficiently as possible while doing our best to keep your emotions in mind. We’ll be discrete and assist you in any way possible.
  2. We’ll restore your property to its fullest capability – To move on from a traumatic situation, even if it doesn’t involve someone close to you, you’ll want to make sure that all evidence of the trauma is gone. For multiple reasons including peace of mind and safety, all remnants of the event must be removed through trauma cleanup. We emphasize thorough cleaning and train our staff to pay attention to the smallest details. Although the memory of what occurred may not fade, the property itself will appear as if nothing ever happened. That’s our guarantee.
  3. Life goes on – Human beings have the incredible capacity to continue with their lives after something tragic occurs. If the trauma happened to someone close to you, know that eventually, you’ll be able to move forward with your life, even if it’s hard.

ServiceMaster DSI Handles All Types of Trauma

 Trauma doesn’t necessarily imply intent. Sometimes traumatic incidents happen by accident. Either way, the situation needs to be handled the right way.

We wanted to use this post to show you not only our dedication to service but to the residents of the Alsip, IL community as human beings.

If you’re in need of trauma cleanup services, please contact us at (773) 770-4152.

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Hoarding Cleanup Services Need Not be Stressful with the Help of ServiceMaster-DSI in Naperville, IL

May 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

There are many different types of people in the world, and that’s why there’s the saying “It takes all kinds to run the world.” Some individuals are neat, tidy, and complete minimalists, while others become connected to possessions and, unfortunately, evolve into compulsive hoarders. Hoarders often need assistance with hoarding cleanup and dealing with the situation as a whole. ServiceMaster DSI in Naperville, IL, provides hoarder cleanup services.

Studies and statistics show that hoarding affects 4% of the population in the United States, and this number seems to be rising. In a society of materialism and commercialism, it’s often difficult for some to not “want” everything to keep up with the Joneses. Too many material things, however, can lead to a compulsive collection of items and difficulty parting or getting rid of things. There comes a time when individuals need to tell themselves that “enough is enough.” Although difficult, oftentimes a decision needs to be made to improve the wellbeing of a friend, loved one, or yourself.

The dos of hoarding cleanup:

  • Connect with the hoarder and assure them you’re there to help. Work with them and communicate your concerns about their safety in the home as well as health risks
  • Ask them to consider professional help. Whether this help is a counselor, social services, or a professional hoarding cleanup service, reassure them that this is in their best interest
  • Agree that the items of importance to them do have emotional connections, but it may be in their best interest, or the best interest of their family, friends, or neighbors, to declutter and cleanup

The don’ts:

  • Don’t get angry with the hoarder. Instead, try to reason and work with them to move forward and throw out, donate, or keep certain items
  • Don’t ridicule or make the hoarder feel embarrassed. Hoarding is a mental condition that needs to be dealt with slowly
  • Don’t barge in and try to take control. Always make the hoarder and their family feel as if they’re in control

If you or someone you know or love is a hoarder and needs hoarding cleanup services in the Naperville, IL, area, contact ServiceMaster DSI today by calling (773) 770-4512, or visit ServiceMaster DSI. Our trained, professional, and compassionate staff have the proper resources to assist you when you need it. We’ll let the hoarder be in control while working with counselors and others to make the change and assist with hoarding cleanup.

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Resurrect Your Home Quickly With Water Damage Restoration in Lake Zurich, IL, via ServiceMaster DSI

May 15th, 2017 · No Comments


If your home is subject to major water damage, you may feel like your home will never recover. Water damage due to a natural occurrence such as flooding or plumbing pipe breakage can seem like the end of the world, especially if you are standing in a foot of water inside your home. However, there is a solution. Water damage can be taken care of by experts in water damage restoration. When water affects your Lake Zurich, IL, home or business, let our team of restorers help to revive your home or business safely and hassle free.

Quick Service is Essential

Once your home is subject to water damage, you need access to restoration services quickly. The water will need to be completely removed quickly in order to avoid mold and mildew growth in the home. It can take as little as 48 hours for mold and mildew to grow in the home due to water or moisture. With our water damage restoration services, water will be completely removed from your Lake Zurich, IL, home to ensure it is not subject to mold and mildew growth. We want to make sure you don’t experience any more damage than what the water has already caused.

Thorough Restoration Process

When water invades your home, you need a thorough restoration process. Every step must be followed carefully to ensure water is not left behind. The water will need to be removed completely and dehumidifying processes provided to completely dry the space. Damaged items beyond repair will need to be removed from the space while salvageable items will be moved to a new location for restoration.

If mold is present, mold removal service will be provided along with deodorization and reconstruction services as needed. At ServiceMaster DSI, we are the answer to all your water damage issues. Contact our office immediately after water damage occurs to quickly begin the removal and restoration process. We work fast to ensure your home will not be damaged further due to water, mold or mildew issues. Let our team of experts help you restore your Lake Zurich, IL, home. We can be reached via telephone at (847) 852-7106.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Choose ServiceMaster DSI for Water Damage Services in Aurora, IL

May 9th, 2017 · No Comments


If you’re in need of water damage services, you need to act quickly. The longer water damage lingers in your Aurora, IL, home the higher the chances of complications arising such as compromises to the homes foundation, mold growth, interference with electrical wiring, and more.

When faced with water damage, it’s important to put your home in the hands of a company you can trust. It’s your home after all, and the way the damage is handled can have an impact on it for years to come.

Today we’re going to share some reasons why you should trust ServiceMaster DSI to provide water damage services for your Aurora, IL, home.

  • Range of services – One thing that helps ServiceMaster DSI stand out is our range of services and techniques we can use to repair water damage. We don’t just remove water and dry carpets. If need be, we can repair the pipes in your home, use construction services to address issues with your home’s foundation, as well as pack out all your items and take them to a safe location. Some companies may provide one or two of the services we’re capable of, but you can be certain your project can be handled start to finish when put in our hands, regardless of the type of damage. Which leads us to our next point.
  • Equipped for different scenarios – We can fix water damage in a small townhome or an entire high-rise building. The damage could be due to something as simple as a leaky pipe or as complex as a major flood. It’s not easy to be prepared for any type of situation. It takes a level of training and expertise not all companies are willing to put their staff through. When starting the business, we decided to be ready for anything so that we’d be able to serve anyone in the Aurora, IL area.
  • Dedication – Every company says they’re dedicated. How can you tell if they’re really a company of their word? One of the great things about technology and the web is the fact that you can display the quality of your services in numerous ways and leave it up to the consumer to make the best decisions. If you follow our technological trail, you’ll find hundreds of blog posts seeking to educate people, regardless of whether they work with us, and dozens of online reviews praising our services. We’re confident our reputation speaks for itself.

If you’re in need of water damage services in Aurora, IL, act fast and call us at (773) 770-4512.

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3 Things to Consider When You Need Water Damage Repair in Aurora, IL

May 3rd, 2017 · No Comments


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ServiceMaster DSI will arrive at your home quickly to begin water damage restoration.

No one ever expects water damage in their home. Odds are your Aurora, IL, home won’t experience water damage multiple times in a short period.

Odds also suggest you need to be prepared anyway.

Are you fully prepared if you do need water damage repair?

Today, we’re going to talk about some things to consider in case you need water damage repair.

  1. Insurance – Do you know if your homeowners insurance covers water damage? It may or may not, depending on the cause of the water damage. For example, if your insurance company finds the water damage was caused by negligence due to leaky faucet that could have been fixed, they may find you at fault. Insurance typically covers fixing affected areas in your home like floors and carpeting, but may not cover the repair of the water damage source. Also, make sure to check if your homeowners insurance covers flooding. Often, insurance for floods is separate. ServiceMaster DSI will work with you and your insurer to return your home to its pre-disaster state as soon as possible.
  2. Preparation – Look at the items in your home. Would you be prepared if a sudden severe storm or flood struck Aurora, IL? Make sure you have access to important items such as a first aid kit, batteries, a flashlight, and bottled water. Spring is the season for rain and storms. Storms can quickly become severe and create emergency situations. We’ll help resolve the situation with water damage repair once things settle, but safety comes first.
  3. Act fast – Water damage repair is more effective the sooner it’s performed. This means you should have a reliable company in the Aurora, IL area you can trust to be on the scene as soon as possible and handle the situation. ServiceMaster DSI is the company for you.

Why You Should Choose ServiceMaster DSI for All Disaster Restoration Services

 Every company will say you should choose them for disaster restoration services, so what makes us different?

Take a look at our news archives. You’ll see years of material with hundreds of posts. This is something you won’t see on other sites, because every company isn’t as dedicated to continued education as we are.

If we go as far as creating multiple books worth of content about subjects like water and fire damage repair, imagine the level of dedication we put into the services themselves.

If you’re in need of water damage repair services, please contact us at (773) 770-4512.

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Rid Your Home of Hoarding with Hoarding Cleanup Services from ServiceMaster DSI in Downers Grove, IL

May 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

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ServiceMaster DSI can help you take the next step with hoarding cleanup.

Spring is in the air and, for some, it’s a time for spring cleaning and to get out and enjoy the great outdoors with the nicer weather. However, spring cleaning can be overwhelming for individuals with a hoarding disorder. If you are overwhelmed with clutter or know of someone who may be a hoarder, stress no more. ServiceMaster DSI in Downers Grove, IL, is here to help rid your home of excess clutter with hoarding cleanup services.

Hoarding is becoming increasingly prevalent in our nation. Characteristics of a hoarding disorder include difficulty parting with or discarding belongings that may not have value, holding onto possessions resulting in significant accumulation, and emotional disturbances when needing to downsize. Hoarding can lead to both physical and mental health conditions because of unsanitary environments and anxiety at the thought of losing their possessions.

If you feel that professional hoarding cleanup is necessary, consider the following:

  1. Hiring a professional and experienced company, such as ServiceMaster DSI, for hoarding cleanup will ensure that clutter is removed and items designated to remain will not be touched.
  2. Find a company that understands, listens, and connects with you or your loved one. A caring company will work with the hoarder and their mental health professional or support network to ensure a smooth cleanup and limit the hoarder’s anxiety.
  3. Create a cleanup plan that the hoarder is comfortable with. It is difficult for a hoarder to just let go of possessions. Look for someone who will work with you to create a plan, and then clean and sort while leaving you and your family in control.
  4. Ensure a post-clean follow-up and family involvement. Working with family for short-term follow-up is important to maintain a clean home or environment.

At ServiceMaster DSI in Downers Grove, IL, we know how difficult and overwhelming it can be to sift and sort through piles of possessions and garbage, which is why we strive to work with the client from the very beginning to the very end. We also work closely with therapists and family members to engage their thoughts and create a plan. ServiceMaster DSI is available to provide you with hoarder cleanup and decontamination services and will assist you throughout every step of the process. We coordinate recycling, cleanup and decontamination, donations to donation centers, and distributing items to family members or friends if requested and appropriate. We understand that coping with a hoarding disorder is difficult, so if hoarding has become an issue for you or someone you love in the Downers Grove, IL area contact ServiceMaster DSI by calling (630) 974-5531 or visiting ServiceMaster DSI for hoarder cleanup services.

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Why Should You Leave the Trauma Cleanup in Alsip, IL, to the ServiceMaster DSI Experts?

April 20th, 2017 · No Comments

When a trauma takes place in a business or home, it can be devastating. At ServiceMaster DSI, we deal with trauma cleanup on a regular basis so you don’t have to. It can be emotionally draining to deal with the site of a trauma, not to mention dangerous due to biohazardous waste and other materials. When a trauma takes place in your home or office, let our team take care of the trauma cleanup for you.

Emotional Standpoint

There are many instances when trauma cleanup may be needed in Alsip, IL. Suicide, homicide, and accidents are all issues that will need trauma cleanup services. When it comes to crime scenes, the area may consist of fingerprint powder from the investigation as well as chemicals used in evidence gathering. When a fire has taken place, there may be residue from fire extinguishers. Our techs have the knowledge to clean up such materials, and as the individual affected by the trauma, it’s best for you if you don’t have to clean up the area. It can be emotionally draining and physically hurtful to see the aftermath of a trauma, be it in your home or business. By leaving the cleanup to the experts, you’ll be able to focus on healing after the event has taken place.

Cleanup Knowledge

Most home or business owners have no idea how to clean up biohazardous materials that can be found at trauma cleanup sites in Alsip, IL. It’s best to leave the cleaning to the experts to avoid contamination or other issues. Crime scene or accident sites can consist of residue from pepper spray or tear gas, blood, tissue remnants, or bodily fluids. Our team has the knowledge and experience to clean these materials safely.

If your home or business is subject to an accident, crime scene, or other traumatic event, let our techs take care of the cleaning process for you. Our team is ready to assist in any way possible to get your life back to normal as quickly as we can. We can be reached at (773) 770-4512 to schedule an appointment or to find out more about the cleaning services we provide.

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Storm Damage Cleanup Services in Chicago, IL – What to Do When a Storm Strikes

April 17th, 2017 · No Comments

Chicago, IL, isn’t exactly a coastal city.

Does that mean you should never worry about damage from severe storms or possible flooding?

Even cities in the heart of the country can experience storm damage, and it’s important to know the proper steps to take in the event of a severe storm or flood.

Your first priority is keeping yourself and your family safe. Once the storm has settled, there may be damage to deal with, and that’s where storm damage cleanup comes in.

Here are the steps you should take in the event of a severe storm or flooding in the Chicago, IL, area.

  • Have a plan in place – Do you and your family know what to do in the event of a severe storm or flooding? Do you have the proper supplies such as bottled water, flashlights, and a first aid kit? We’re in the business of helping when the unexpected occurs. The best defense against the unexpected is to be prepared for it in the first place. If you haven’t already, consider what you’d do in a severe storm situation and plan accordingly.
  • Pay careful attention to the news – When it comes to your safety, paying careful attention to the news and emergency alert systems is crucial. You can use the news to keep an eye on the situation and prepare a plan, but when the emergency alert comes out, you should do exactly what it says. If it says evacuate, you must leave.
  • Carefully track damage – Once you’re sure that your home is safe to enter, you’ll want to document all the damage done to your home in detail. You should use digital photos for easy sharing with your insurer. Most of today’s smart phones can handle the job. Insurance companies can be very particular about the details, so make sure you get as much footage as possible.
  • Contact a storm damage cleanup company – Our staff is available 24/7, 365 days a year. We respond to inquiries quickly, showing up within a few hours of receiving a call. Once you make the call, the situation is in our hands, and you can rest easy knowing the damage will be taken care of.

Storm Damage Cleanup From a Company You Can Trust

 With a task like storm damage cleanup, making the right decision on which company you work with matters.

This is your home we’re talking about.

How do you know who to trust?

Would you want to work with a company that has years of experience? We have that experience.

Would you want to work with a company that is knowledgeable? Our technicians are IICRC-certified, plus we have hundreds of blog posts about the subject of disaster restoration, which proves our dedication to not only our education, but also to yours.

We’ve encountered essentially every type of disaster, and we’re sure we can handle yours.

If you’re in need of storm damage cleanup, please contact us at (773) 770-4512.

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Give Yourself More Time to Do What You Enjoy by Leaving Carpet Cleaning Services to ServiceMaster-DSI in Naperville, Illinois

April 14th, 2017 · No Comments

If you’re like most folks who are exhausted after a long, hard days’ work, the last thing you want to do is spend your evenings or weekends cleaning the carpets at the office or in your home. Consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning service, such as ServiceMaster-DSI in Naperville, IL, to clean your carpets so you have more time to relax and do things you enjoy.

Carpets that are poorly maintained accumulate dirt, debris, and allergens. If you have a high traffic area that sees its share of moisture from rain and snow, such as an entryway or hallway, you’re setting up an environment for bacteria to grow and thrive. That’s why carpet cleaning is a task that shouldn’t be avoided.

The benefits of hiring a professional carpet cleaning service are many:

  • Hiring a carpet cleaning service to deep clean and disinfect your carpets can prolong the lifespan of your carpeting and leave your home or office looking fresh and clean
  • Indoor air quality improvement. No one wants to inhale unhealthy filth and allergens from carpets. A professional carpet cleaning service provides a carpet cleaning that thoroughly extracts deeply embedded contaminants stuck deep within the fibers
  • Avoid having to do the hard labor yourself. Leave the scrubbing and cleaning to someone else and save on your own back pain and time. Let the professionals move the heavy furniture and clean those hard-to-reach areas
  • Many may feel that cleaning their carpets with a do-it-yourself rental machine saves time and money. It may save a bit, but if you consider the strain on your back and account for your time, there’s really no big savings. Plus, a professional carpet cleaning service is fast and efficient. You can get back to normal the very next day, and your carpets are free of deep dirt and stains

ServiceMaster-DSI in Naperville, IL, offers the best in quality carpet cleaning services along with professional, friendly, and attentive customer service. We know how precious your time is. That’s why we stand ready to help you with any questions or information you may need, and we’ll get the job done in no time at all so you have more time to do what you enjoy. Contact us today by calling (630)-974-5531or visiting ServiceMaster-DSI.com.

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After the Fire: Disaster Restoration in Lake Zurich, IL, With ServiceMaster DSI

April 10th, 2017 · No Comments

Disaster can take place in your home at any time. When a fire occurs, it can be devastating. Portions of your home can be destroyed with many of your belongings seemingly ruined beyond repair. Fire is one of the most devastating events that can happen in your home because the fire can cause damage by burning the structure of your home and destroying your possessions. Along with the fire damage, you have to worry about smoke and soot that can stain and ruin the home and your belongings, even in areas where the fire never ventured. Fire can make your home uninhabitable. Thankfully, there are disaster restoration services available to help.

Cause of Damage

Once a fire takes place in your home, there are several types of damage to deal with. First, you have the damage from the actual fire, which can burn areas of your home and belongings. Then you have soot and smoke odors and stains that can spread throughout the home. To put out the fire, firefighters use substantial amounts of water. This is often the cause of the worst damage to the home. Water from the fire hoses can seep into the walls and weaken the structure, which is already damaged from the fire itself. When water is left standing, your home can be subject to bacteria and mold growth.

Fire Damage Restoration Services

Disaster restoration services in Lake Zurich, IL, can be used to help bring your home back to working order. The first step will be to clean up any standing water from where the fire was put out. Next, powerful drying equipment will be used to remove any moisture that remains. Once this is completed, professional restoration experts will inspect your home to determine which areas have been damaged and what possessions can be saved. The experts work alongside your insurance company to remove the stress of claims from your shoulders.

Special cleaning agents and deodorizing equipment will be used in your Lake Zurich, IL, home to ensure that no trace of soot or smoke remains. Packing up and moving your possessions can be provided when needed to ensure that your belongings that were not damaged remain safe during the restoration process.

At ServiceMaster DSI, we are ready to assist you when disaster strikes. Whether your home is subject to fire, water damage, natural disaster, or some other trauma, we are here to help. Contact us anytime at (773) 770-4512 for immediate assistance.

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