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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!

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.