Winter Weather Can Mean Carpet and Upholstery Damage

Winter is here! This means homes and businesses throughout the area will be hit by massive amounts of rain and snow. Though the holiday season is filled with merry times and traditions, especially in such a wonderful city like Chicago, the winter weather conditions can take a toll on homes and businesses in the area, making them more prone to flooding and damage.

Odor Removal – Clearing the Air of Pesky Odors

Odor Removal Services from the Professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons. Benjamin Franklin said, “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” Although you probably will likely not experience odor problems from guests, there may be odors from fire, smoke, water damage or biological concerns that are hard to remove from your home or

Lemon Carpet CleaningOdor Removal Services from the Professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons.

Benjamin Franklin said, “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” Although you probably will likely not experience odor problems from guests, there may be odors from fire, smoke, water damage or biological concerns that are hard to remove from your home or business. At ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons 855-9-SIMONS, we are experts at removing unpleasant odors that can affect your home.

Our trained and certified technicians understand how to remove and eliminate persistent odors by using a combination of professional products, systems and odor removal technologies. Many commonly used deodorizing products only mask the smells temporarily, but properly removing the odor will ensure the disagreeable scent does not resurface later.

At ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, we use a four-step odor removal process:

1. Identify and eliminate the source of the odor.
2. Clean the affected area to properly remove odor residue.
3. Select the necessary deodorization process.
4. Seal the surface if necessary.

While it may be necessary to perform multiple treatments to eliminate severe odors, the use of neutralizing agents included in our extensive line of OdorGo® deodorizing products, coupled with advanced technologies such as nano-particle air cartridges in our air filters, gives us the ability to quickly knock down odors. This effective combination can help to reduce additional living expenses by allowing you to remain in your home.

With our advanced technologies, extensive training and years of experience, there is no odor too strong for our team to handle.

ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is a Woman-Owned and Family Operated Cleaning & Restoration Company. With three locations to serve our customers, ServiceMaster By Simons serves Chicago, Oak Park-River Forest, Elmwood Park, Cleaning Services in Chicago’s North Shore and the North Shore of Lake County to Wisconsin’s State Line.

For immediate service or a free consultation and quote, call us at 773-376-1110 or toll free at 855-9-SIMONS.

Choosing a Water Damage Restoration Company

Choosing a Water Damage Restoration Company can be a daunting task.  ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons provides tips to choosing the right one. Most home-owners and business-owners will only experience a water damage or fire loss once in their life. Because the frequency is low and your knowledge of how to choose a restoration professional is limited, you’ll […]

water damage restoration chicagoChoosing a Water Damage Restoration Company can be a daunting task.  ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons provides tips to choosing the right one.

Most home-owners and business-owners will only experience a water damage or fire loss once in their life. Because the frequency is low and your knowledge of how to choose a restoration professional is limited, you’ll require a professional opinion for direction and/or help on the topic. While choosing a restoration professional may seem like a daunting task for you, your knowledge of the industry will be invaluable. At ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, 855-9-SIMONS, it is our goal to be a trusted partner to you, the property owner. To arm you with the right tools to make the most informed decision possible, here are 10 questions that can help you through the process:

  1. How quickly can the restoration company respond to a crisis situation, and what is their track record?
  2. Have they gone through a certified training program for water remediation, fire remediation and policyholder communication?
  3. Do they follow IICRC guidelines and protocols?
  4. Do they focus on restoration or replacement?
  5. Do they conduct regular meetings with me, the insured, to review program costs/satisfaction levels?
  6. Are they up-to-date on latest information and technology in the industry?
  7. Do they ask me the right questions?
  8. Do they have a procedure for communicating with the agent, adjuster and policyholder?
  9. Do they make make me feel more at ease with the loss, explain the process and answer all questions?
  10. Do they have a system for asking and measuring customer satisfaction and feedback on a job?

ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is a Woman-Owned and Family Run company in the Chicagoland area.  We provide professional Water & Fire Damage Restoration, Mold Remediation and Specialty Cleaning Services including Post-Construction Cleanup, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning and Air Duct Cleaning.

For immediate response, Call Us at 773-376-1110 or toll free at 855-9-SIMONS.

Disaster Restoration Professionals-Restoring Community

Disaster Restoration Professionals, ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, Chicagoland’s leader in professional disaster restoration, engages communities in environment of giving & restoring Brief History Disaster Restoration Professionals Sam Simon and Nasutsa Mabwa, partners in the ServiceMaster By Simons’ franchise group in the Chicagoland area, share a special story.  Meeting in the mid-nineties as child welfare workers in Chicago’s […]

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Disaster Restoration Professionals, ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, Chicagoland’s leader in professional disaster restoration, engages communities in environment of giving & restoring

Brief History

Disaster Restoration Professionals Sam Simon and Nasutsa Mabwa, partners in the ServiceMaster By Simons’ franchise group in the Chicagoland area, share a special story.  Meeting in the mid-nineties as child welfare workers in Chicago’s inner-city, Sam and Nasutsa committed to serving ward’s of the state and their families. They each worked tirelessly to reunite children with their families.  In some cases, children were placed in loving adoptive homes.

A Company is born

After completing graduate school and following separate career paths, they joined up in 2012 to form a company of disaster restoration professionals that served people in a variety of ways. This included restoring and rebuilding homes and businesses as well as contributing to local organizations that restore and rebuild communities.

It’s in this same spirit of charity and service that Nasutsa and Sam operate their companies. They include ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, ServiceMaster Cleaning By Simons, ServiceMaster of Oak Park and ServiceMaster of River Forest.  “We help people in their times of need” said Sam Simon, “by restoring homes and businesses, we restore lives.”

What We Do

ServiceMaster By Simons offers an array of household and business services. When a home or business has been affected by water or fire damage, ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is immediately called to the rescue.  Most times, restoration services are requested by the insurance companies. We field a lot of service requests from the home and business-owners themselves.  We offer a full line of cleaning services including post-construction cleaning, hoarder cleanup and carpet & upholstery cleaning.

Peoples lives are disrupted when disasters like water damage or fire damage occur in their homes or businesses.  ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons minimizes  these interruptions and restore’s peace of mind.  We know that these events can be stressful. So we work tirelessly to get your property and your life back to normal – FAST!

Giving Back

The ServiceMaster By Simons group prides itself on its spirit of giving and restoring.  We’re honored to give back when we can.  On a greater scale, restoring communities is a life long passion for our company and team members. Some of the organizations that our company is involved with include:

“Sam and I met as social workers, where we worked hard to help our community,” said Nasutsa Mabwa. “That same passion exists in our company and its staff today as we strive to help people in extreme circumstances of need.

Recently, ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons and a crew of over 20 technicians and managers mobilized to Hilton Head, SC.  We aided and assisted in Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts.  It’s in these times of need that we experience the strength and determination of people who band together for a common cause.  Helping the residents of Hilton Head, SC get back on their feet was a challenge that ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons stepped up to.

If you need a disaster restoration professional in the Chicagoland area, immediately call 855-9-SIMONS and let ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons get your property back to normal-FAST. We specialize in Immediate Response to our customers.  We are available 24/7/365 to provide Water & Fire Damage Restoration, Mold Remediation as well as a long list of specialty cleaning services.  Call now.

ServiceMaster By Simons Comes to the North Shore!

ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, Chicago’s leader in professional Water & Fire Damage Restoration, opens North Shore Cleaning location in Skokie, Illinois The ServiceMaster By Simons companies including ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, ServiceMaster Oak Park-River Forest and ServiceMaster Cleaning By Simons is happy to announce its new North Shore warehouse facility at 8124 Ridgeway, Skokie, Illinois.  This […]

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The ServiceMaster By Simons companies including ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, ServiceMaster Oak Park-River Forest and ServiceMaster Cleaning By Simons is happy to announce its new North Shore warehouse facility at 8124 Ridgeway, Skokie, Illinois.  This new state-of-the-art facility will serve commercial & residential customers in Chicago’s North Shore. It offers the same great services that the ServiceMaster By Simons’ companies offer in the city and west suburbs.

The company offers professional services in Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Glenview, Deerfield, Northbrook, Buffalo Grove, Lake Forest, to name a few. “This new facility will help us meet the demand for services that we are receiving from the North Shore area,” said Sam Simon, ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons’ owner.  Our brand name has grown so much over the past two years with radio ads and television commercials. It made sense to open the second location to meet the growing demands for our services.

Water & Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since opening its first location in Chicago at 400 North Paulina Street in 2013, we  remain the leader in Water & Fire Damage Restoration and professional Cleaning Services to homes and businesses in the Chicago-land area.  This includes the newly acquired ServiceMaster of Oak Park-River Forest. The franchise that has offered quality Disaster Restoration and Cleaning Services for the residents of Oak Park and River Forest for over 30 years. “We were receiving so many calls from the North Shore, it made sense to open the second location to serve our customers faster, rather than spend time in traffic,” said Neda Howell, ServiceMaster By Simons’ manager.  “Our reputation not only depends on our quality cleaning services, but on the timeliness of our professional technicians.”

As a result, North Shore businesses and residents can now experience our quality, professional services.  By calling 855-9-SIMONS, you can conveniently schedule your specialty cleaning services.  Our services include Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Hard Surface and Wood Floor Cleaning. It also boast the best in Post-Construction Cleanup, Move in/Move out Cleaning, Air Duct Cleaning, Steamed Carpet Extraction and Hoarder Cleaning services.  If you prefer, you can click here to schedule your services on our website.

 

This Valentine’s Day, Get Upholstery Cleaning in Wicker Park From the Professionals at ServiceMaster Cleaning By Simons

Your couches, loungers, and easy chairs are some of your favorite places to relax in your home. With Valentine’s Day coming up here in Wicker Park, you may have planned to have dinner or watch a movie at home. Either way, you’ll want your upholstery to look bright and fresh for the holiday. Keeping your […]

Your couches, loungers, and easy chairs are some of your favorite places to relax in your home. With Valentine’s Day coming up here in Wicker Park, you may have planned to have dinner or watch a movie at home. Either way, you’ll want your upholstery to look bright and fresh for the holiday.

Keeping your couches clean is one thing, especially if you have children, but keeping them clean after eating chocolate and candy on Valentine’s Day is another. ServiceMaster Cleaning By Simons has the expertise in upholstery cleaning to help clean up any mess that may happen to get on your couches.

Here are some simple tips to keep messes from soiling your couches.

Cleaning chocolate stains

Chocolate, the yummy, melt-in-your-mouth treat we all love, can leave some long lasting stains on your upholstery. To remove chocolate stains, make a solution of cold water and colorless dish liquid. Wet a cloth in the solution and wipe the upholstery starting from the rim of the stain. Use cornstarch to dry up the rest of the stain and repeat until most of the stain has disappeared.

Gum

Getting gum on your upholstery can be an absolute headache. The most popular way to remove gum from your couch is to ice the sticky culprit until it becomes hard enough to chip off. Put the ice in a sandwich bag to keep the fabric from getting wet.

Sticky candy stains

Toffee, caramels, and sticky taffies are just as bad as gum, if not worse, because they can leave an oily residue behind. Similar to the method for cleaning gum off upholstery, use ice in a sandwich bag to harden the candy and scrape of the bits that you can. Then, using a pre-wash stain remover or liquid laundry detergent diluted in warm water, dampen a cloth and gently scrub the stain.

Red Wine

Getting red wine on your couch is a headache that people never want to deal with. Immediately blot (don’t wipe) the stain with a dry cloth to soak up as much liquid as you can. In two cups of cold water, add a small amount of dish liquid or dry cleaning solvent and sponge the stain. Repeat as needed until the stain is gone.

Make this Valentine’s Day a fun one with clean and fresh upholstery. Our upholstery cleaning services in Wicker Park and the surrounding Chicago area will help freshen the overall smell and look of your house. Contact ServiceMaster Cleaning By Simons today at 773-376-1110.

Upholstery Care Tips for Chicago Homeowners

Having your upholstered furniture professionally cleaned in your West Town house, apartment, or condo at least once a year will help it look better and last longer! But the benefits of calling on the Chicago-based upholstered furniture cleaning pros at ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons don’t end there! Frequent upholstery cleaning can also improve and maintain […]

Having your upholstered furniture professionally cleaned in your West Town house, apartment, or condo at least once a year will help it look better and last longer! But the benefits of calling on the Chicago-based upholstered furniture cleaning pros at ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons don’t end there! Frequent upholstery cleaning can also improve and maintain your family’s health by removing the nasty bacteria and allergens—most notably mold, dust, and mildew—that build up in your chairs, sofa(s), and other pieces of furniture over time.

Proper upholstery cleaning shouldn’t be undertaken with a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s because different types of upholstery (and stains) require unique methods of treatment to obtain optimum results. At ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, we have the tools, experience, and resources to properly clean and refresh all of your upholstery. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

In addition to regularly scheduled upholstery cleaning, there are other steps homeowners can take to keep their furniture looking good and lasting longer. Here are some helpful tips:

  • Vacuum at regular intervals. Of course, it makes good sense to vacuum the furniture that’s used the most in your home more often. Once in awhile, you should also vacuum underneath the cushions to remove the crumbs and pet hairs that inevitably congregate there.
  • Tend to spills immediately. The longer a spill remains, the harder it is to get out. Using a clean white towel, blot the stain. If it’s appropriate, apply the correct spot remover and work toward the center of the spot. Repeat as needed, but use caution.
  • Rotate the cushions. Most folks and many of our furry, four-legged friends like to claim one area of the couch or a particular chair as a favorite place to sit and relax. Unfortunately, this scenario often results in some cushions seeing much more wear than others. By rotating the cushions regularly, they’ll wear more evenly and have a longer life, which can save big money in replacement costs.
  • Minimize sun exposure. If possible, keep your upholstered furniture out of direct sunlight to minimize fading. Use blinds at appropriate times to help accomplish this.

For effective and reliable upholstery cleaning services, contact ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons at 773-376-1110. And don’t forget, our high-quality upholstery cleaning services can also be bundled with our residential carpet cleaning and residential house-wide cleaning services. We can make the West Town house, apartment, or condo that you call home look and smell fantastic from top to bottom!

Fall Patio Furniture and Upholstery Cleaning in Chicago

Gorgeous views, raking leaves, and pumpkin chai. Welcome to fall. But here’s the thing; fall means that winter is coming soon (sorry, we had to say it). It’s important to make sure you take care of prepping your home for winter now, rather than waiting until Jack Frost makes his appearance. Not only does ServiceMaster […]

Gorgeous views, raking leaves, and pumpkin chai. Welcome to fall. But here’s the thing; fall means that winter is coming soon (sorry, we had to say it). It’s important to make sure you take care of prepping your home for winter now, rather than waiting until Jack Frost makes his appearance.

Not only does ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons offer carpet cleaning services in the Chicago area, but we are also furniture cleaning and upholstery cleaning experts. We understand that your furniture, even the furniture on your patio, adds an important element of character and style to your home.

You may not have thought about it before, but it’s important to ensure that your patio furniture is properly cleaned before packing it away into storage.

Stains that are allowed to seep into furniture for a season can be nearly impossible to remove when it’s time to put them out again. Not to mention that any moisture not dealt with can leave you with patio pieces covered in mildew.

A thorough fall cleaning of your patio furniture can help guarantee that you will have beautiful pieces to pull out of storage come springtime. It can also prolong the life of your outdoor furniture pieces so that they can last through multiple seasons.

Here are a few tips for minor maintenance on different types of outdoor furniture:

  • Wood outdoor furniture:Wash the wood with a mild soap and scrub brush. Thoroughly dry to prevent accumulation of mildew.
  • Wicker furniture:Wash wicker with soapy water and a wash cloth. Make sure to thoroughly rinse out the soap and dry the pieces.
  • Resin furniture:Wash with a mild solution of soap and water. Harsh agents can damage the resin. Thoroughly rinse and towel dry. You can use a diluted bleach solution for stains.
  • Wrought iron furniture:Wash with soapy water; rinse and towel dry. Immediately touch up rust spots to prevent further rusting. Should be brought indoors or tightly covered during winter. You can use wax to polish wrought iron furniture for further weather protection.
  • Teak furniture:Teak oil is a dust magnet for outdoor teak furniture, so don’t use it. Instead, use a mild soapy solution with a gentle brush. Make sure the pieces completely dry before packing them away.
  • Aluminum furniture:Wash aluminum furniture with a mild liquid detergent solution. Rinse thoroughly and dry. For added protection, use wax (the stuff used on cars) and gently polish all surfaces.

For those patio furniture pieces that have upholstery, invest in a professional cleaning service to ensure you are able to keep using those pieces for seasons to come.

ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons not only provides phenomenal carpet cleaning, but we are also experts at upholstery cleaning. If you live in the Chicago area and want to protect your outdoor furniture, call us today at 773-376-1110 for a free estimate on our services.

Clean Upholstery in Chicago Looks Better, Lasts Longer

Spring is a great time to have the upholstered furniture in your Chicago area office, clinic, retail space or other commercial facility cleaned, and the professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons are standing by to get the job done for you! We have the tools and techniques to quickly and effectively remove the coffee, soda, […]

Spring is a great time to have the upholstered furniture in your Chicago area office, clinic, retail space or other commercial facility cleaned, and the professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons are standing by to get the job done for you! We have the tools and techniques to quickly and effectively remove the coffee, soda, food stains, ground-in dirt, body oils, dust and odors from your chairs, sofas and other pieces of furniture.

Because upholstered furniture in most businesses sees tremendous daily use, it should be professionally cleaned at least twice a year, say industry insiders. Not only does clean and properly maintained upholstery last longer, it also helps your customers and employees feel more welcome and comfortable. After all, you don’t want to make your customers feel like they have to stand vs. taking a seat because they’re afraid of getting their pants dirty!

Clean upholstery offers health benefits, too. That’s because dirty upholstery harbors dust particles, bacteria and allergens. Allergens, substances that are foreign to the body, can cause allergic reactions. Examples of common allergens include pollen, mold, dust and dust mites. Particles and debris from dust mites are the major source of allergens in dust. As is the case with some other allergens, dust-mite particles contain proteins that are small enough to become airborne and inhaled. Yuck!

To remove those nasty allergens, along with any number of other foreign substances, we use the following multi-step process to make upholstery look like new and smell fresh:

  • Thorough vacuuming with high-powered machines
  • Inspecting and pre-treating of all stains with high-quality cleaners
  • Shampooing and rinsing with our highly effective hot-stream extraction method
  • Rapid and thorough drying
  • Polishing of all wood legs, arms and other surfaces

After we’ve completed the above steps, we’ll carefully inspect the furniture again to ensure that it’s clean and odor free. Our goal is your complete satisfaction with our professional cleaning services.

Give us a call today at 773-376-1110 for a free estimate. We’ll work with you to set up an upholstery cleaning plan that’s just right for your business and budget.