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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!

Fire Tips

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

After a fire, it can be devastating to you and your family. Fire damage includes fire, smoke and water damage. Safety is always the priority.

Tips on what to do:
Avoid moving around the home to prevent soot particles from spreading to upholstery and carpets.
Always keep your hands clean to avoid more damage to upholstery, walls and woodwork.
Replace your HVAC filter.

Tips on what not to do:
Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your SERVPRO Professional.
Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
Never use any food items or beverages that would have been exposed to the fire, heat or water.

Call SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines today - 570-732-9191!

Commercial Space Services

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

Imagine working and a leak occurs causing water to affect your workplace. As you are standing in water, you have no clue what to do. At this moment, you do not know how to respond to the excessive water. When water occurs, it is crucial that you act fast. Leaving water can cause more damage if it is not addressed immediately. 

Our services: 

  • Total Project Management
  • Facilities Cleaning and Restoration
  • Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup 
  • Vandalism Cleanup 
  • Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning
  • Odor Removal
  • Mold Removal 
  • Smoke and Soot Cleanup 
  • Inventory Documentation

SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines is faster to any sized disaster. We offer 24/7 emergency service and can help you. We are ready to help from the minute you call us. Give us a call today at 570-732-9191.

Fire Tips

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Fires can leave you feeling devastated and not knowing what to do when a fire starts. 

Here are some tips for what to do during a fire:

  • Avoid excessive movement to prevent soot particles from sticking to upholstery. 
  • During a fire, before opening a door use the back of your hand to feel the door handle. If the door handle is hot, do not open the door. 
  • Call 911 immediately.
  • Evacuate yourself immediately.
  • Never enter back into your home once you evacuate. 
  • In the event of heavy smoke, crawl low under any smoke as you evacuate. 
  • If your clothes catch fire, always stop, drop and roll. 

After the smoke clears, SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines has the ability to make your home or business look “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Tips from SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

Fires can happen fast and you need to respond quickly. Here are some tips for fires:

  • Make sure you install smoke detectors on every level of your house. The placement of the smoke detectors should be at the top of open stairways, at the bottom of stairways, outside of bedrooms. 
  • Always test smoke detectors and replace batteries.
  • Smoke detectors should be replaced once every 10 years. 
  • Ahead of time, practice your escape routes with your family, including your pets. 
  • Invest in an escape ladder if your house has more than one level. 
  • Have your home insured. If you are renting an apartment consider buying renters insurance. 
  • Have A-B-C fire extinguishers in your home.

When fire damage occurs, SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines can help!

Do's and Don'ts tips for your flooded basement!

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

The do’s and don’ts when you're experiencing a flooded basement. 

Never attempt to enter the flooded basement prematurely, as this can expose yourself to dangerous waterborne pathogens and electrical shock. 

It is important to shut off power in your home to avoid water coming into contact with electrical appliances or devices. 

Act fast when water is in your home. The longer flood water is in your home the more damage it can cause. 

As soon as a flood occurs, call your insurance provider. They can determine if the damage will be covered. 

Water can cause mold to grow and it is important to have your property inspected for mold. 

Call SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines to help you in a flood. We offer 24/7 emergency service.

Who are you going to call when you have a emergency?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

We understand that emergencies happen after hours. From residential to commercial properties, we offer 24/7 emergency service. 

We recently had an emergency call for a local school that had a glycol leak causing damage to the hallway, classroom, locker and auditorium. Our team responded quickly to the leak and extracted the glycol. Once extracted, we began properly drying the school out. The drying process included lifting the lockers up to ensure the base of the lockers dried out. Next, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers in the school to dry out moisture in the air. 

SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines has the team and equipment to handle any job. 

If you need emergency service, give us a call at 570-732-9191!

Flood Damage Tips from SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines!

7/19/2021 (Permalink)

The do’s and don’ts when you're experiencing a flooded basement. 

Never attempt to enter the flooded basement prematurely, as this can expose yourself to dangerous waterborne pathogens and electrical shock. 

It is important to shut off power in your home to avoid water coming into contact with electrical appliances or devices. 

Act fast when water is in your home. The longer flood water is in your home the more damage it can cause. 

As soon as a flood occurs, call your insurance provider. They can determine if the damage will be covered. 

Water can cause mold to grow and it is important to have your property inspected for mold. 

Call SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines to help you in a flood. We offer 24/7 emergency service. 

Why SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines? 

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

Trolley with people standing infront Photo from attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for Jim Thorpe Trolley Company.

We take great pride in being a part of the Carbon County and Pocono Pines community. With this being said, we are proud members of the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation. Within this organization, we support local businesses by sponsoring events and attending ribbon cutting events. 

In May, we held a table at the Carbon Chamber & Economic Development, Carbon Careerlink, & Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau "Pocono Regional Job Fair" at Blue Mountain Resort. During this event, we had the opportunity to connect with local businesses and all job seekers! We were glad to have a table and connect with others in our community. 

In June, we attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for Jim Thorpe Trolley Company. They are a new company to Jim Thorpe offering historical, narrated trolley tours. In addition to the ribbon cutting, our Digital Marketer and Content Creator, Susan had the pleasure of taking the first tour of Jim Thorpe. In this photo, you will see the trolleys they have for these tours. 

We look forward to attending more events in the future. 

SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines are trained to handle any water damage!

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

If you are experiencing water damage you will want to take immediate action. This is why we have emergencies. 

Our job is to make it as painless as possible. We can assist you from the minute you call us. We can work with your insurance and help make the process easy. 

Our SERVPRO team will ask the following questions:

  • Your name and contact information.
  • Your insurance (if you are filing a claim).
  • The street address with water damage. 
  • When did the water damage occur? 
  • What was the cause of the water damage? 
  • Was the cause of the damage fixed?

By answering these questions will help us determine what is needed to make your house or business look “Like it never even happened.” 

Call SERVPRO of Carbon County and Pocono Pines a call at 570-732-9191!