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Why SERVPRO?

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines, we have the equipment and vehicles to arrive and handle your property damage. 

We have four (4) RAM 3500 Promasters, two (2) trucks and a SUV. We depend on reliable transportation to ensure our crew and equipment make it to any job. 

We have the equipment to handle large or small loss. Some examples of our equipment are dehumidifiers, air movers, and moisture meters. When damage occurs our staff figures out what steps are needed to make your property look "Like it never even happened." 

Why SERVPRO? We offer 24/7 emergency service. We are here to help from the moment you call until the project is completed. We are faster to any size disaster and here in your community to help. 

How does SERVPRO check for mold?

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines checks for mold different ways. Whether it is in your home or business. 

The three different ways are: 

  • Visual Inspection: One of our Professionals can sometimes perform a visual inspection. We have specialized tools to help identify the source, such as a moisture meter or thermal imaging camera. 
  • If a visual inspection cannot be performed to confirm if mold is in the home or business, we can perform a Swab Test. This form of testing will be sent to a lab to analysis. 
  • Another way to test for mold is Air Sampling. This form of testing is also sent to a lab and reveal the extent of damage. 

Tests sent to the lab takes about 72 hours to process. Once we have the results, we can remediate the mold immediately.

Soot in a RV

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage can occur not only in your home or business. Fire damage can also occur on your RV. 

A few months ago, we had a customer with fire damage on their RV. This customer drove their RV to our warehouse to remove the smoke damage. The source of the fire was a fan in the bedroom. We used sponges and specialized cleaning supplies to remove soot from the surfaces. We are experts when it comes to fire damage. Soot is a black powdery substance that can be difficult to remove. 

SERVPRO of Carbon County & Pocono Pines is here to help, especially after a fire. SERVPRO is faster to any size disaster. Our team is highly trained and knows how to respond to fire or smoke damage.

Signs of Hidden Water Damage

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage isn’t always visible. There are some signs you might have water damage. These are signs to look for in your home or business. 

Mold Growth: High Moisture levels cause mold. Commonly found first seen in the seams of ceilings and floors. 

Stains: Moisture can cause discoloration on walls and ceilings. 

Peeling Paint: Wet walls cause paint and wallpaper to lose adhesion. 

Musty Smells: Trapped moisture and lack of air circulation causes unpleasant odors. 

Our Production Team has the skills and knowledge to assist you with your concerns. We have specialized equipment to properly dry your home or business. We are the property damage experts and here to help. 

If you suspect you have water damage in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Carbon County & Pocono Pines today at 570-732-9191.

Soot Damage

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

wall with soot damage This is a basement wall with soot damage after a fire.

Fire can leave damages to your home or business. It is common to have soot damage to your property. Soot can be difficult to remove. SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines can help you get rid of stubborn soot. We have different methods to remove it. 

One method is to wipe all surfaces down. This method is common and we use rags and sponges to wipe down affected areas. 

Another method is Dry Ice Blasting. Dry Ice is the solid form of Carbon Dioxide. This is a  non-destructive method. 

We recently had a basement with soot damage due to a dehumidifier that caught on fire while the owner was out. This caused soot on the walls and our team responded quickly to the damage. We used Dry-Ice Blasting to remove it.  

Winter is coming!

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

With the cold winter weather coming...it means one thing….ice dams. Pretty icicles dangling from your roof could spell trouble.

As winter approaches, you may experience ice dams that are common in the winter. Ice dams form when snow melts on your roof until it meets the unheated bottom edge of the roof and then freezes. Any additional melted snow or water will not properly drain off the roof and can cause many issues to your home.

Ice damming can cause water leak(s) into your home. This leak can cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and other areas. Every winter, we repair countless ceilings and walls saturated by ice dams. Carefully remove ice from your gutters to prevent costly damage!

If you are experiencing any ice dams in your home, SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines can help you! Please call us at 570-732-9191!

Why SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines?

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in Carbon County 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.

SERVPRO of Carbon County, Pocono Pines 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 as soon as possible to make it look "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Services

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines, we can help with fire, water or mold damages to a commercial building. When it comes to damage in a commercial building it can cause a lot of stress. When damage occurs, it is important to act fast. We offer 24-7 emergency service. We can be the first to contact once you know a loss occurs. SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines has the highly trained professionals and equipment to handle a loss no matter the size.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

If your business suffers a major loss, call 570-732-9191.

Storms

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

As you may know, we recently experienced hurricane IDA. This left homes, businesses and roads flooded. As many homeowners are stressed with their home flooded. We made it painless and as easy as possible for our customers. 

Did you know flood water can be extremely dangerous? Water from storms can contain microorganisms, such as, E Coli, Giardia, Hepatitis A, Cholera and more. Toxins can also contain vehicle fluids, chemicals, decaying animals and garbage. 

We are experts in flood cleanup. We do not recommend leaving flood water in your home as it can be extremely dangerous to be around. Being around this water can expose yourself to dangerous waterborne pathogens and electrical shock.

SERVPRO of Carbon County, Pocono Pines can help you during flooding! Call us at 570-732-9191!

Commercial Service for Carbon County.

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

Have you ever thought about what happens after a crime scene is cleared? The cleaning and restoration process begins.

On a crime scene, it is common to have blood and other contaminants that can cause serious health risks if it is not properly addressed. Some of the hazards are blood borne pathogens and harmful chemicals.

For bloodborne pathogens, we utilize hydroperoxide to identify where the bloodborne pathogens are. As you may know, hydrogen peroxide will have a fizz reaction to blood. Once the blood is identity, we will use disinfectant on the hard non-porous surfaces, such as glass, plastics, metals, and varnished wood. For surfaces affected with bloodborne pathogens, we will remove the materials. Some examples of porous materials are drywall and carpet.

Another form of biohazard is sewage backups can be as nasty as it sounds and be extremely dangerous if not properly cleaned up. In the sewage backups, they contain viruses, bacteria and other microbes.

There are different types of containment water:
First, there is category 1, also known as clean water. Clean water can become contaminated if it is left untreated. Next, there is category 2, the Gray Water stage, this water can be from washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow. The last type is Category 3, which is called black water and can 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.

At SERVPRO of Carbon County, we handle sewage jobs often and are experts on cleaning it up. We tackle sewage jobs wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) to remove the contaminants followed by disinfectant.

From residential to commercial services, SERVPRO of Carbon County can help you!