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Sewer Main Break in Wilkes-Barre, PA

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Sewer Main Break in Wilkes-Barre, PA Biohazard Cleanup from a sewer main break in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (570) 714-0090

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Wyoming County / Kingston Township will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

When Storms or Floods hit Edwardsville, SERVPRO is Ready!

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Edwardsville, SERVPRO is Ready! Ready for Whatever Happens

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Edwardsville, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. Click Here.  

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 570-714-0090

Restoring your Kingston, PA Commercial Property after a Water Damage Event

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring your Kingston, PA Commercial Property after a Water Damage Event 24/7 Emergency Response Team for Commercial Water Damage Events

Flooding and water damage events at Kingston 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. 

Don't Forget Your Tickets for the 2017 WyCCC Fall Fest Mixer!!

8/29/2017 (Permalink)

Community Don't Forget Your Tickets for the 2017 WyCCC Fall Fest Mixer!! Proud Sponsors of the 2017 WyCCC Fall Fest Mixer!

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township is a proud sponsor of the 2017 WyCCC Fall Fest Mixer!

In 2016, more than 600 people attended the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Fall Fest Mixer at Shadowbrook Inn and Resort. 

The 2017 Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Fall Fest Mixer will take place Thursday evening, September 28 at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort and will bring together business professionals from companies large and small for an evening of camaraderie, food & entertainment! 

The WyCCC Great Fallfest Mixer will feature a variety of delicious food brought to you by local restaurants & caterers, drinks, and excellent desserts. Live music from local artist, Shane Fabiani, food, cash bar, and fireworks! 

Participating Restaurants to date:
Shadowbrook Inn and Resort
Stone Hedge Golf Club
The Yearbook Diner & The Blogg Pub & Grill
The Warren Hotel-Your Hometown Pub & Eatery
Constantino's Catering
Alter House
Catering the Wright Way
The Hayloft Tavern and Grill
Main Entrée
McCain Foodservice
Cigars On State 

This will surely be a great night for everyone, and we are proud to be a 2017 Sponsor!

Tickets are available online at http://www.wyccc.com/fallfest-mixer.

Don't miss the opportunity to partner with the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce to bring forward this exciting evening. Tickets and sponsorships are available now online! For questions, please contact the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce at (570) 836-7755 or gina@wyccc.com

Pittston, PA - 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Services

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pittston, PA - 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Services Water Damage Services in NEPA

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
570-714-0090

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Preventing Summer Mold in your Tunkhannock Home

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Preventing Summer Mold in your Tunkhannock Home Summer is mold's favorite season. Prevent it in your home with these tips!

Tips to prevent mold during the Summer Season:

SUMMER - Mold's Favorite Season! 

The combination of heat, humidity and rain is the opportune time for mold growth to begin. It may be something you overlook, but eventually can cause major damage to your Tunkhannock home and your health. Here are a few tips to prevent mold in your home during the hot summer months.

- Mold causes health problems 
Common symptoms related to mold include allergic reactions, runny nose, itchy throat, etc. If the mold is not remediated, this could lead to serious respiratory problems. 

- TIP - Keep your humidifier set at 50% or below during humid summer months.

-Mold damages properties 
Mold can grow quickly, and often times be hidden behind walls, below floorboards, and even underneath carpeting. To eliminate a major hidden problem, control moisture within the property. 

-TIP- Don’t leave damp towels on the floor. Mold can easily grow on the surfaces below, especially carpeting and wood.

The longer water sits, the worse it gets
Don't ever let water sit. The longer moisture levels are not controlled, the easier it is for mold to grow. Call us at 570-714-0090 to remove the water immediately and put a stop to mold growth within your home. 

-TIP- Take action within 24 hours, as mold can begin to invade your home in less than a day.

Test for Mold - Call us at 570-714-0090
Not only can we remove the water that has entered your home, but we can also test for and remediate any mold growth to make it "Like it never even happened." 

Wishing you an enjoyable and safe remainder of Summer! 

Blog Source: https://patch.com
Fight Summer Mold 

Water Detection in Pittston, PA

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Detection in Pittston, PA Our team checking moisture levels at a home in Pittston, PA.

Our Water Damage Restoration Process

When responding to a water damage emergency, we begin with a detailed inspection of your home or property, including a damage assessment. At this stage, our professionals are trying to determine the scope of the damage so that we can develop an appropriate plan of action.

Identify and Stop the Water Source

We will check for the source of moisture in your home or business. The source must be stopped before any restoration or drying of the building can be successful.

  • Stop the Source
  • Check for Contaminated Water

Identify the Type of Water

We will identify the category and classification of water damage to ensure our professionals restore your property based on industry guidelines. The level of contamination of the water will affect the specific restoration processes we use.

  • Category 1: "Clean Water"
  • Category 2: "Gray Water"
  • Category 3: "Black Water"

Survey the Extent of the Water Damage and Inspect the Premises

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. In addition, we will inspect for safety concerns that may be evident. If there are any safety issues like lead or asbestos, please bring them to our attention.

  • Survey Damage
  • Complete Safety Inspection

Move or Block Furniture

We move furniture and property contents and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpet.

  • Block Furniture

After the inspection and damage assessment step, the water extraction process begins. This step removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property.

Drying / Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home or business. We’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

  • Use Dehumidification Equipment
  • Use Monitoring Equipment to Track Progress

Water Damage in your home or business? Call the professionals who could make it "Like it never even happened." 570-714-0090 

Meth Lab Cleanup in Wilkes-Barre, PA

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Meth Lab Cleanup in Wilkes-Barre, PA SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township on site of a Meth Lab in Luzerne County, PA.

Our SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township team was recently called to a Methamphetamine Lab in Luzerne County to begin cleanup. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Wyoming County / Kingston Township is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations. With specialized training and experience, our cleanup company can resolve these circumstances. 

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces. Upon our completion at the job site, the location will once again become livable. 

24 Hour Emergency Service

We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

For any biohazard cleanup, contact us at 570-714-0090. 

Summer Grill Out Safety Tips for Wilkes-Barre, PA

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Summer Grill Out Safety Tips for Wilkes-Barre, PA Grill Safety First! - Dinner Second!

Grill Out Safely this Summer!

On average it's estimated that 7,000 individuals are injured every year from improper use of barbecue grills. 

Follow these Safety Tips from Underwriters Laboratories to prevent injury or fire damage to your home or property: 

Do:

1. Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your house. Farther is even better. This includes portions attached to your house like carports, garages and porches. Grills should not be used underneath wooden overhangs either, as the fire could flare up into the structure above. This applies to both charcoal and gas grills.

2. Clean your grill regularly. If you allow grease and fat to build up on your grill, they provide more fuel for a fire. Grease is a major source of flare ups.

3. Check for gas leaks. You can make sure no gas is leaking from your gas grill by making a solution of half liquid dish soap and half water and rubbing it on the hoses and connections. Then, turn the gas on (with the grill lid open.) If the soap forms large bubbles, that's a sign that the hoses have tiny holes or that the connections are not tight enough.

4. Keep decorations away from your grill. Decorations like hanging baskets, pillows and umbrellas look pretty AND provide fuel for a fire. To make matters worse, today's decor is mostly made of artificial fibers that burn fast and hot, making this tip even more important.

5. Keep a spray bottle of water handy. That way, if you have a minor flare-up you can spray it with the water to instantly calm it. The bonus of this tip is that water won't harm your food, so dinner won't be ruined!

6. Keep a fire extinguisher within a couple steps of your grill. And KNOW HOW TO USE IT. If you are unsure how to use the extinguisher, don't waste time fiddling with it before calling 911. Firefighters say many fire deaths occur when people try to fight a fire themselves instead of calling for expert help and letting the fire department do its job.

Don't:

7. Turn on the gas while your grill lid is closed. NEVER do this. It causes gas to build up inside your grill, and when you do light it and open it, a fireball can explode in your face. 

8. Leave a grill unattended. Fires double in size every minute. Plan ahead so that all of your other food prep chores are done and you can focus on grilling.

9. Overload your grill with food. This applies especially fatty meats. The basic reason for this tip is that if too much fat drips on the flames at once, it can cause a large flare-up that could light nearby things on fire.

10. Use a grill indoors. People often think it will be safe to use a grill, especially a small one, indoors. NOT TRUE. In addition to the fire hazard,grills release carbon monoxide, the deadly colorless, odorless gas. That gas needs to vent in fresh air or it can kill you, your family and pets.

Please use caution when grilling out with friends and family this summer. We're always one call away when accidents happen, and are Here To Help. Contact us 24/7 for emergency fire restoration services - 570-714-0090

Source for this blog & further information: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/ten-tips-safe-summer-barbecues-learn-dos-donts/story?id=13918382

Storm Damage in Wilkes-Barre, PA

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage in Wilkes-Barre, PA When disaster strikes, call the professionals. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Wilkes-Barre, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. CLICK HERE!

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 570-714-0090