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When Disasters Strike

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Disasters Strike This Hazleton manufacturing facility experienced a ruptured underground water line causing this flooding.

When a disaster strikes your home or business call the name you have come to know and trust. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge has the experience, training and equipment to handle any size water, smoke or fire cleanup.

One of the advantages of calling us is that no matter the size of the disaster, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge has the ability to partner with other qualified franchise professionals and/or call our corporate Disaster Response Team. This ensures that your property receives the appropriate attention by qualified restoration professionals.

Recently we were called to partner with our sister franchise SERVPRO of Hazleton/Dallas/Harveys Lake to dry-out a flooded 100,000 sq ft manufacturing facility. A underground water pipe ruptured causing the entire facility to flood. While it took the resources of several franchises we were able to complete the task with limited business interruption to the satisfaction of both the business owner and insurance company.

So when your property is damaged by smoke, fire or water, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge. We are "Always here to help".

Commercial Pipe Break

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Pipe Break An underground pipe break caused this Scranton manufacturing facility to flood.

When an underground water pipe ruptured under this Scranton, PA manufacturing facility water flooded all 100,000sq ft. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge was called to help mitigate the water disaster and limit business interruption. With the help of our local SERVPRO franchises we were able to do enough extracting and drying to at least allow the business to operate on a limited basis the following day. Water damage this extensive is certainly disruptive and calls for professional mitigation. The water was a category 3 which brings on health concerns and SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge has the training and equipment to safely dry and restore this facility. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge was on-site within 2 hours to begin the assessment and have been working three shifts to ensure that the business interruption is minimized. Emergency services is just one reason that SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is Lackawanna County's leading smoke, fire and water cleanup and restoration company. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to serve our local Lackawanna County communities.

24/7/365 Response

5/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial 24/7/365 Response Responding to a commercial smoke issue over the Memorial Day holiday.

Disasters know no time, so even on a Memorial Day holiday our fire and smoke certified technicians respond to help commercial property owners reduce business interruption. When a recreational vehicle caught fire in front of a commercial structure in Clarks Summit, smoke poured through the store. Luckily, the elderly couple operating the vehicle were able to get out and the fire companies responding did an outstanding job limiting the building to just smoke damage. However, since the structure sold food there was a concern regarding safety and SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge was called to ensure safety and deal with the soot and odor. By responding quickly we were able to help the owner reduce his business interruption on one of his busiest weekends of the year. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is "always here to help". We are proud to serve our local Lackawanna County communities.

Soot Cleanup-Carbondale, Pa

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Soot Cleanup-Carbondale, Pa A basket of muffins was left on a stove top and caught fire in the home in Carbondale.

Accidents happen! That why we all purchase insurance. When a basket of home made muffins was left on a stove top oven, the result was this kitchen fire in Carbondale. The homeowners were working and luckily, the neighbors heard the smoke detectors and were able to extinguish the fire before it spread and caused further damage. 

The homeowners insurance company called SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge to help return the property back to pre-fire condition. In this instance, the fire was relatively small but because it was not caught immediately the entire home suffered smoke damage. Restoration companies are called due to their skill in removing soot and odor from every nook and cranny of the home.

Cleaning a smoke damaged home requires specialized training, materials and equipment to properly restore the home and therefore insurance companies entrust restoration companies like SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge. If your home experiences a smoky kitchen fire like this one, call a professional restoration like SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge and let us help you make it "Like it never even happened".

Commercial Cleaning Services

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning Services A high ceiling cleaning for a local plastic manufacturing company.

As a specialty cleaning company, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge has the experience and expertise to handle all sorts of cleaning projects. Whether it be a small smokey kitchen fire to a high ceiling clean for a large manufacturing, we can help make it "Like it never even happened".

As trained fire restoration technicians, our team is trained in the intrigues of cleaning. That means literally using the appropriate cleaning agents and equipment for each type of job. If we can clean a fire damage building we can certainly clean an office building or a manufacturing facility.

Many manufacturing facilities just do not have the manpower to handle either a high ceiling cleaning or a top/down terminal clean of the actual building. This is where SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge can be an asset. Our team will work unconventional hours as to not disrupt the flow of production and has the additional manpower to complete the project in a timely manner.

So whether it be your office or your production floor, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge can clean it. If you don't want to or can't clean it-we will.

Preventive Maintenance Program-Dryer Duct Cleaning

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services Preventive Maintenance Program-Dryer Duct Cleaning Without proper maintenance, the dryer ducts can become clogged with lint and pose a fire hazard.

Dryer fires remain a leading cause of all fires and not properly maintaining them is a big factor. When lint builds up in the exhaust duct system, it could cause the dryer to overheat and ignite a fire. This is true for both residential and commercial properties. In most instances, the residential ducts are shorter and with a simple shop vac can easily be cleaned. Commercial properties like hotels, nursing homes and apartment complexes can have a longer and more intrigue duct system and may require a company like SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge to clean them. While the dryers in commercial properties are industrial by nature, they certainly are used more frequently leading to a greater need for a preventive maintenance program. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge can offer a quarterly, semi-annually or annual cleaning of the dryer duct system by our certified HVAC technician. Better to be safe than sorry. Call us for a free estimate for your preventive maintenance program and ensure your dryer ducts are properly maintained. We are proud to serve our local Lackawanna County communities.

HVAC Duct Cleaning

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

General HVAC Duct Cleaning This is an inside of a HVAC duct line we recently cleaned. The dust and debris is being circulated throughout the structure.

As spring slowly comes, it is time to begin thinking about servicing your HVAC system. While we may not yet believe it due to the extended winter, the time will come when it's needed. Servicing the system ahead of time is a way to ensure that it is working properly when it's needed.
An often overlooked part of the HVAC system is the duct work. These need servicing (i.e. cleaning) periodically as well. If your ducts have not been cleaned in awhile, they could be compromising your indoor air quality. Factors such as pets, cigarette smoke or mold issue could affect the air your breath.
SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge has a certified HVAC technician who can inspect your duct work and determine if a cleaning is beneficial. We use a portable system of whips and brushes to clean the totality of the lines while placing the system under negative pressure. The dust and debris are sent through a hepa filter into a vacuum. We can also seal and deodorize the system.
If your duct work has been left unattended give SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge a call. We offer free estimates and will work non-traditional hours to reduce your business interruption. How is your indoor air quality?

Crime Scene Suicide and Biohazard Cleanups

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Crime Scene Suicide and Biohazard Cleanups When cleaning bio-hazardous situations full personal protective equipment (PPE) is a must.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is known for our cleanup and restoration of smoke, fire and water disasters. And we certainly do that and do it well. I often use the term "specialty cleaning" when describing what we do simply because we do more than just smoke, fire and water.
This week we received a telephone call from our local police department regarding a "specialty" cleaning project which they did not want to address. A person they arrested who was suspected of having some dangerous diseases, bled in the police car as well as a holding cell. Its situations just like this where companies like SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge can help. We have the trained workforce and specialized equipment to safely clean these potentially dangerous situations.
Crime scene, suicide and biohazard cleanups are just another facet of our cleaning capabilities. We continue to partner with local and state police departments as well as first responders in providing a service most don't want to or simply cant handle. 

If you can't clean it, we will!

Sewer Backups - A Common Occurenance

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Sewer Backups - A Common Occurenance Full personal protection equipment (PPE) should always be worn when dealing with a biohazard situation like a sewer backup.

Lackawanna County infrastructure is old. The sewer system fails which causes backups into homes and businesses. This unfortunately is a reality and occurs often. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge has the training and equipment required to safely mitigate, clean and repair sewage damaged basements.

Sewage water is classified as category 3 water which means there are potential health effects to it and thusly should always be cleaned by a professional cleaning company. If not done properly the secondary effects could be dangerous mold and health problems for the occupants.

Odor is another big issue wirth sewer backups and without the problem equipment could cause a serious disruption to your home or business. Cleanup is the first step but address the air quality is also a function of a proper remediation.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is a full service specialty cleaning company with the capability to remediate any size sewage backup.

Post Construction Cleaning

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services Post Construction Cleaning A recent post construction clean we completed for a Scranton hotel. We were able to meet their quick turnaround time and high standards of quality.

As a specialty cleaning company, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge offers post construction cleaning. Many times contractors either do not have the time or resources to successfully clean once the project is completed. That's where we come in. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge has the trained personnel and specialized cleaning products to ensure that the finished project is finished. Hiring a company like SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge serves several purposes. 1. We have the personnel available to meet short turn around times. We stay unit we are done. 2. If we can clean smoke and soot from a fire damaged home, best be sure we can clean following a construction project. 3. We have the specialized materials and equipment to handle any size cleanup. If your home or business is in the midst of a construction project and need a final cleaning call the cleaning professional at SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge. We are proud to serve our local Lackawanna county communities.