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We Love Our First Responders

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

Split screen with man fogging ambulance on one side and man fogging a police training room on the other. Disinfectant fogging services donated to our local first responders.

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit our community, SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher was quick to reach out to service those on the from lines.  Our highly trained and pathogen certified technicians, work tirelessly day after day to serve our community.  From preventative disinfecting for essential businesses, to emergency disinfecting after confirmed cases of Coronavirus, our crews handle it all.  In order to serve those who serve our community everyday, SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher has been donating our disinfectant fogging services to local first responders.  Fire and Police are on the front line of this pandemic, answering the call when we need them.  At SERVPRO we proudly stand behind all of our local first responders with any support that we can give.

For more information on our first responder services please call our offices today at 798-72-0077.

Keeping Safe and Social Distance

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Shaking hands with red circled slash over them. Shaking hands spreads the most germs.

According to the CDC shaking hands can be one way to quickly spread germs from one person to the next. Think about how many times a day you reach your hand out the shake someone’s hand especially in the business world.  For many of us, reaching our hand out to introduce ourselves is an automatic response that we don’t quite think about.

So if shaking hands spreads germs, how do you end a business meeting or seal that deal?  Some options are high fives, that is a quick way to say good job.  Though the germs that are spread is less, germs are still spreading.  Another option is the fist bump, not quite professional and still making hand contact with someone else.  The germs transferred in a fist bump and notably less than a hand shake or a fist bump but a germ is a germ.

So some options that don’t have us touching hands can be elbow bumps foot bumps.  If you don’t want to get that close maybe try an air high five, a bow, or curtsy.  For friends and family blowing a kiss may be a great way to replace a hug.  No matter how you choose to social distance, stay safe and be healthy.  

These are great ways of protecting yourself and another great way to protect yourself is to have SERVPRO of Chicago Heights/Crete/Beecher disinfect your home or office.  For more information on this service or our many others give us a call 24/7/365 at 708-672-0077.

School Cleaning and Disinfection

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

Three bright green trucks pulling away from a warehouse headed to a cleaning project SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team Nichols departing to clean for a local school district

Cleaning and disinfecting schools and other commercial buildings is a hot topic recently. SERVPRO of Chicago Heights-Crete-Beecher has been cleaning and disinfecting schools and other buildings for a number of years. Proactive cleaning for viral and germs in tedious work and requires the proper training and products. SERVPRO only uses hospital grade EPA registered disinfectants to treat touchable surfaces throughout the building paying close attentions to door handles, light switches, and other commonly used items.

We also provide electrostatic fogging and wet fogging with EPA registered disinfectants. This service is fast and cost effective. For a free estimate or to get your questions answered, please call our office at (708)672-0077. We are here to help with all your school cleaning needs.

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Contest

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO supports local first responders Fire Fighter Challenge

SERVPRO of Chicago Heights-Crete-Beecher is a proud supporter of our local first responders. Firefighters, police, EMTs and radio dispatchers sacrifice plenty to serve their communities. We are having a contest where local citizens can nominate a local hero before kick off of the SERVPRO First Responders Bowl. At half time, a random winner will be chosen from the nominees and they'll win a tail gate party for their office or station. No purchase is necessary.

Go to our facebook page for details

May is National Electrical Safety Month

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

May is National Electrical Safety Month

Electricity drives the modern world and we often take it for granted. And if a natural disaster occurs, there’s a few things to remember to stay electrically safe during the storm.

Before the storm hits, make sure to charge all phones and other communication devices.  Then, unplug all electronics, and move them as high as possible to avoid water damage from flooding.

Turn of the main power breaker feeding the home to prevent any surges to the wiring and equipment.

After the storm blows through, and you begin to evaluate the aftermath, it’s important to avoid flooded areas as they may be electrified.

Do not use any electrical equipment or electronics if they’ve been submerged.

If flooding has occurred, have the electrical system inspected by a qualified electrical inspector. 

If you’re using a qualified generator, ensure a qualified electrician installed it and make sure to use a listed and approved transfer switch and GFCI protection.

It’s a good idea to protect your home with carbon monoxide detectors.

When venturing outside, be very alert of your surroundings. If you encounter a fallen power line, stay at least 35 feet away. Avoid touching any objects the line may be laying on such as a fence, a car, or a light pole as the object could be energized.

If others are around, alert them to stay away and call 911.

While storms can be devastating to a community, the aftermath can be challenging.  However, could be an opportunity to renovate and upgrade your main power source with renewable energy such as solar.

Floodwaters and heavy winds aren’t the only hazards during a storm.  That’s why it’s important to treat electricity with extreme caution.  

Downed power lines can be deadly. ALWAYS assume a downed power line is live and avoid going near it or anything in contact with it.

Use Precaution

  • Downed power lines can energize the ground up to 35 feet away. Even more in wet conditions.
  • Never drive over downed power lines or through water that is in contact with them
  • Never try to move a downed power line. Even using items that typically are not conductive will not prevent injury or death
  • If you see a downed line call 911

If a vehicle contacts a power line or utility pole stay away and call 911

  • Consider all lines to be live and dangerous
  • Stay in place or inside your vehicle unless you see fire or smoke
  • Warn others to stay at least 35 feet away
  • Tell others not to approach vehicle, downed lines, or anything that may be in contact with downed lines
  • Call 911

In the Event of Fire or Smoke

  • Do not touch the ground and vehicle at the same time
  • Jump from vehicle with your feet together
  • Shuffle away, avoid lifting your feet

SERVPRO Out In The Community

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Marketing representative Angela Kuelper with future SERVPRO employee, her son Vincent.

This past weekend SERVPRO of Chicago Heights- Crete- Beecher had the chance to take part in an event for area fire fighters and police!  Peotone Fire Department held their 7th annual Fire & Police Swap Meet at the Will County Fair Gounds in Peotone.  This swap meet has been a great success over the years attracting people from as far away as California!  We were very proud to be able to support such a great event and our local Police and Fire departments.  SERVPRO of Chicago Heights- Crete- Beecher marketing representative Angela Kuelper was onsite to answer questions and get to know more about the community that we serve.  

“I meet people from St. Luis, Chicago, Pennsylvania and California while at the event.  It was so nice to see the turn out of both vendors and attendees.  The Peotone Fire Department did a great job putting on the event!  I was told by one person that the event just Kees growing ever year, a sure sign of success!” -Angela Kuelper

At SERVPRO of Chicago Heights- Crete- Beecher we love to do these local events.  Community involvement is one of the biggest things that sets us apart from out competitors.  

To see where we will be next or other past events visit us and like us on Facebook.  Also be sure to check back to the page for more news, tips, and events or call our friendly office staff at (708) 672-0077 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!  

#Fire #Police #PlanetSERVPRO #Likeitneverevenhappened 

SSACOP - 47th Annual Golf Outing - Historic Silver Lake Golf Club

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

SSACOP 47th Annual Golf Outing at Silver Lake Golf Club

SERVPRO attended the 47th Annual SSACOP Golf Outing at Silver Lake Golf Club in Orland Park, Illinois. Pictured with Chiefs is Bill Wilczynski of SERVPRO.

SSACOP is made up of many Police Departments from the Great Chicagoland area.

#BioCleanUp #BoardUp #FireDamage #SmokeDamage #WaterDamage #Mold #FirstResponders #SewerDamage #SERVPRO #PlanetSERVPRO #Mitigation #Restoration #Police #DisasterRecoveryTeam


3/28/2017 (Permalink)

The unpacking begins in the new offices in Manteno, IL.

March 24th was moving day for SERVPRO of Chicago Heights-Crete-Beecher.  The new warehouse in Manteno, IL will enable us to respond faster and work harder for any size disaster, from general cleaning of carpets/tiles/upholstery to fire/water/storm damages for residential and commercial buildings.

FREE Continuing Education Classes for Insurance Industry Professionals!!

1/25/2017 (Permalink)

Ethics and Fire Restoration CE Classes - March 8 in Matteson, and March 9 in Bourbonnaise

We are offering two free CE Classes on two separate days - Day 1 will be in Matteson, and Day 2 will be in Bourbonnais.  Breakfast and Lunch will be provided, and all of this is free of charge to Insurance Agents and Adjusters!  

All we need to process your renewal is your NPN#, your email address, your phone number and fax number.  Please follow the link below to print the application form.  After filling in the information scan and email it to, or fax it to 815-935-1301.

Link to Application Form



Date: March 8 

Class 1: Ethics - 3 Credit Hours

Time: 9 am to 12 pm

Class 2: Where There is Smoke There is Fire - 4 Credit Hours

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

Location: Matteson Community Center

               20462 Matteson Avenue

               Matteson, IL

              (708) 441-4500




Date: March 9 

Class 1: Ethics - 3 Credit Hours

Time: 9 am to 12 pm

Class 2: Where There is Smoke There is Fire - 4 Credit Hours

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

Location: Holiday Inn Express

               62 Ken Hayes Drive

               Bourbonnais, IL 60914

               (815) 932-4411


FREE Fall 2015 Continuing Education Courses!!!!

7/20/2015 (Permalink)

FREE Continuing Education Classes!!!!

Come join us for our Free fall line up of Continuing Education Classes. We are offering both Ethics and Errors and Omissions, 3 credits each. Come for one, come for both.

Please see our flier for more details.

Hope to see you there!

2015 – Land of Lincoln F.O.O.L.S. Firefighter Challenge at Pause for Patriotism

5/1/2015 (Permalink)

2015 – Land of Lincoln F.O.O.L.S. Firefighter Challenge at Pause for Patriotism

2015 – Land of Lincoln F.O.O.L.S. Firefighter Challenge at Pause for Patriotism

Firefighters Challenge – follow this link for more information

When:    May 16th 2015

              Registration / Check-In:                8:00 AM

              Individual Competition:                 9:00 AM

              Team Competition Immediately After Individual

Where:   Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena

              1601 River Road, Kankakee, IL. 60901

 Pause for Patriotism - follow this link for more information

 5k Run, Walk & Roll

 When:     May 16th 2015

                Opening Ceremony at      11:30 AM

                5k Start:                            12:00 PM

                Walk/Roll Start:                 12:15 PM

Where:    River Road Park,

               1895 River Road, Kankakee, IL.   60901

Bring the Family for a day of fun at the Land of Lincoln F.O.O.L.S. Firefighters Challenge at Pause for Patriotism supporting our Veterans and First Responders.

SERVPRO of Kankakee County, Matteson-Homewood and Chicago Heights – Crete – Beecher are proud sponsors of these wonderful community events

Family fun-a-thon

1/30/2015 (Permalink)

Family fun-a-thon Celebrating 25 years

We are participants at the   Family fun-a-thon Event .

Join us as we celebrate the 25th year of the Life Education Center.


    February 8, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


  Olivet Nazarene University: Perry Center
  Olivet Nazarene University
  1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL.  60914

Cost:                $5 (Kids under 3 are free)

Contact:           (815) 936-4606

                         Family fun-a-thon Event website