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Carpet Cleaning in Wilkes-Barre, PA

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet Cleaning in Wilkes-Barre, PA It's Spring Cleaning Season! Call us to schedule your carpet cleaning!

Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?
Call Today – (570) 714-0090

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

We will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today.

Join us for our 1st Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting CASA of Luzerne County!

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Community Join us for our 1st Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting CASA of Luzerne County! All proceeds will benefit CASA of Luzerne County!

Save the Date!
Monday, August 27th!

As a proud partner and the official cleanup and restoration company of the PGA tour, SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township is very excited to announce our 1st Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting CASA of Luzerne County! It will be held on Monday, August 27th at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter, PA. All proceeds raised will benefit CASA of Luzerne County - https://luzernecasa.org/

Golfer Registration and Sponsorships are now available! 

Cost: $125 - Single Player

         $475 - Foursome

Cost Includes: 18 Holes of Golf w/ Cart, Lunch, Cocktail Reception with Open Bar & Hors d’ oeuvres, Prizes & Gift Bags. 

Registration - 9:00 am
Shotgun Start - 10:00 am
Cocktail Reception - 3:00 pm 

Sponsorships: 

Cocktail Hour Sponsor - $2,000
Lunch Sponsor - $1,500
Raffle Prize Sponsor - $500
Vendor Booth Sponsor - $250
Goody Bag Sponsor - $200
Hole Sponsor - $100  

If interested in golfing our sponsoring this event, please contact Chelsea English at 570-550-5899 or cenglish@SERVPRO10509.com 

Looking forward to a round of golf! 

Summer Temps = Severe Weather Storms

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Summer Temps = Severe Weather Storms When severe storms strike NEPA, SERVPRO is here to help!

Severe Weather

It's very exciting to say that it feels as though Spring (maybe even summer) is here to stay! With highs in the 80's most of us are rejoicing and also probably excited for the first thunderstorm of the season! Although it is very relaxing and refreshing, it is very important to keep in mind safety when dealing with severe storms. When storms strike Wilkes-Barre, do you know the difference between a watch and a warning?

During severe weather, a number of alerts may flash on the TV screen or on your mobile device. But do you know what they mean, and which ones require immediate action?

Severe Thunderstorm WATCH

A thunderstorm is considered severe when it exhibits one or more of the following:

  • Large hail (hailstones that are one inch diameter or greater, so hail the size of a quarter or larger fits this criterion).
  • Wind gusts of 58 mph or greater.
  • A tornado.

severe thunderstorm watch means that atmospheric conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorm development. The severe thunderstorm watch outlines an area where an organized threat of severe thunderstorms is expected generally during a three- to six-hour period. 

Severe Thunderstorm WARNING 

severe thunderstorm warning means that a severe thunderstorm is imminent: It is occurring or is about to occur. Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued by the local National Weather Service office when it deems a particular thunderstorm has met, or will soon meet, the severe criteria listed above. Severe thunderstorm warnings are usually highly localized – covering parts of one to several counties – and generally last for 30 to 60 minutes.

During a severe thunderstorm warning, it is important to get to safety immediately. Severe winds – gusts of 58 mph or greater – can down trees and power lines, causing injury and potentially death to those hit by large falling objects and other debris. In addition, if a severe thunderstorm is producing large hail, injury and significant property damage can result.

It is important to remember the differences between these storms and always be prepared to take action. Our SERVPRO franchise is highly trained to respond to any size disaster, and we could mitigate any damage caused by severe storms this season.

We are always here to help!
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Source: https://weather.com/safety

Haven't gotten around to your spring cleaning? We'll do it for you!

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Haven't gotten around to your spring cleaning? We'll do it for you! Call us to do your Spring Cleaning! 570-714-0090

Spring Cleaning is upon us!

If you haven't gotten around to your Spring Cleaning just yet, be at ease! Call us, we can do it for you! 

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. We have the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. The residential cleaning services performed by us will not only ease the burden of the constant maintenance of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

Need Spring Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today - 570-714-0090

Our Residential Cleaning Services include:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning 

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

HVAC/Air Duct Cleaning

We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Odor Removal 

Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Water Damage to our Wilkes-Barre Strip Mall

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage to our Wilkes-Barre Strip Mall Whether dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we're always here to help.

Flooding and water damage events at Wilkes-Barre commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Tips to Organizing your Garage this Season!

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Tips to Organizing your Garage this Season! Organizing your Garage!

According to the American Cleaning Institute only 44% of people spring cleaning include their garage on their to do list. For the other 66% of you, here are some tips to organizing your garage this season! 

1. Clear everything out

Before you can dive into cleaning, you’ll first need to take everything out of the garage.

Tip: Pick a weekend with a clear weather forecast. Rain won’t just dampen your spring cleaning motivation, but it can damage any equipment you want to put outside for the time being.

2. Sort through the mess

Once the garage is emptied, it’s time to sort through all the items and junk accumulated outside. A tried and true method is to separate your things into four piles: donation, sell, toss, and keep.

After this step, the only items you’ll have left are the things you want to keep.

Tip: Organize your keep pile into categories.

For instance, you might have sections of sports equipment, lawn care tools, gardening accessories, beach toys, etc.

By putting like items together, it will be easier to organize your space when you’re ready to put everything back.

3. Wipe down, sweep and hose the garage

With the garage cleared out and your items sorted, it’s time to give the space some much-needed TLC. To start, wipe down flat surfaces like shelving, windows and walls with a damp rag. If you have drywall, you can use a broom to sweep off excess dirt, dust or cobwebs.

Tip: There will be a lot of dust flying around, so you might want to wear a mask.

Any dirt that didn’t end up on your wash rag likely made it to the floor, so it’s best to sweep after. Pay attention to the corners and any other hard-to-reach spots. You’ll want the space well-swept before washing it out with the hose.

Once you’ve swept the area, hook up your garden hose and wash out any lingering grime. If you have a coated floor, feel free to add some cleaner to the water and squeegee the floor dry.

4. Inspect the garage door system

While you should regularly inspect and maintain your garage door system, spring cleaning is a great time to give each component a once-over and make sure everything is properly aligned, well-oiled and working properly.

Check to see that the door opener works correctly and that the rollers are in place. Use a rag to wipe the door sensors and make sure both sensors are aligned. Conduct a visual inspection of moving parts for rust or damage.

5Organize the chaos

With the garage cleaned, you can now focus on organizing the chaos outside. Hopefully, with the items grouped by category, this part shouldn’t be too overwhelming.

Tip: Take time to plan your layout. Consider what things you use the most and place them in an area that is easily accessible. Dedicate areas of the garage to specific types of equipment so you always know where to find what you’re looking for.

6Don’t forget the exterior

For the cherry on top, don’t forget to tidy up the garage exterior. Use a broom to dust out any cobwebs in the eaves and sweep up the pile of dirt and grime you just washed out of the garage.

For bonus points, wipe down the garage door with a soapy sponge and use a hose or pressure washer to spray off built-up grime.

The result will be a beautiful garage inside and out.

The garage can be a daunting spring cleaning project, but with some careful planning and a little TLC, you can transform your garage this season! 

Source: https://wtop.com

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township Celebrates 2 Years of Business!

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township Celebrates 2 Years of Business! Thank you for all the support over the past two years!

On April 27, 2018 we were very grateful to be celebrating two years of business! We couldn't have done it without our amazing customers, team, and everyone who has supported us in growing our business.

We appreciate the opportunity to be a trusted leader in the restoration industry of NEPA and the surrounding areas. We are and will continue to be dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster with the training, equipment, and experience to respond to your restoration or cleaning needs.

We look forward to serving the area for many more years to come. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you!

Cleaning your Wilkes-Barre Commercial Property HVAC System

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning your Wilkes-Barre Commercial Property HVAC System Call us this Spring to have your HVAC system cleaned!

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. You should frequently make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your commercial property and home. This ensures the safety of your customers and/or residents. 

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe. However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.
  • Eliminates Potentially Harmful Air Pollutants
  • Eliminates Old Toxins
  • May Reduce Allergy Symptoms
  • Cleans Out Bugs and Rodent Debris

Don't forget about your HVAC system during your Spring Cleaning this year! Give our SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township franchise a call and we can clean your HVAC system for you. 570-714-0090 

How to Prevent Water Damage to your Kingston Basement

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Prevent Water Damage to your Kingston Basement Is your basement under water? Give us a call!

Has your Kingston home had issues with water in the basement in the past? Avoid another spring and summer of your home filling with water. Below are some useful tips to follow in order to keep your basement dry and safe. 

1. Add Gutter Extensions

2. Plug Gaps

3. Restore the Crown

4. Reshape the Landscape

5. Repair Footing Drains

6. Install a Curtain Drain

7. Pump the Water

8. Waterproof the Walls

Not only does a wet basement look, feel and smell terrible, it poses a great risk to your home’s value and safety. Left unchecked, basement moisture can ruin floors and walls, allow for mold growth, and even damage roofing. Remember if you are dealing with any results of water in your home, we are always here to help. 

Source: https://www.houselogic.com

April Showers Bring May Flowers -- & Possible Flooding

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage April Showers Bring May Flowers -- & Possible Flooding April Showers bring May Flowers

After winter's wrath here in NEPA, most of us are ready for warmer temps and sunnier skies. Although that does sound refreshing, we can't leave out the fact that April Showers will be very prominent. They do lead to May Showers but could also lead to minor or severe flooding. Follow these tips below to avoid rain water entering your home this season. 

  • Waterproof Your House Exterior
  • Maintain Your Roof
  • Seal Windows and Doors
  • Maintain Your Home’s Exterior Finish
  • Ensure Proper Drainage
  • Clean Your Gutters
  • Check Your Downspouts
  • Redirect Runoff

Wishing you a relaxing, safe and sunny Spring ahead! Remember, we are always here to help when needed. 570-714-0090.