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Mold Infestation-Dickson City

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Infestation-Dickson City This mold infestation in Dickson City was a result of an on-going water leak. We helped make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, Lackawanna County's premier specialty cleaning company does more than just smoke, fire and water cleanup and restoration. We are also the Scranton areas premier mold remediation company.

Since mold is always a by-product of water damage, we have the expertise to not only remediate the mold but to identify why it is occurring. Before any remediation can occur the cause must be addressed or the problem will persist.

In an overall remediation project, an often overlooked area is the HVAC duct system. Mold spores are airborne and once in the duct system can be spread throughout other areas of the home or business. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge using its portable system of whips and brushes will clean, deodorize and apply an anti-microbial spray to help ensure that the spores are safely removed.

If you suspect mold in your home or business call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge at (570) 235-1646 to remediate the problem and keep your family, employees and customers safe.

Post Construction Cleaning

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Post Construction Cleaning Above is a picture of a recent post construction cleaning we are doing for a gymnasium in Scranton.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks-Summit/Old Forge, the Scranton areas leader in smoke, fire and water cleanup and restoration offers our services in the area of post construction cleanup. Ultimately, while we are known for our smoke, fire and water damage cleanup capabilities, we are a specialty cleaning company which utilizes its skilled employees and specialized equipment to help business owners, construction companies and homeowners put the final touches any any construction project.

Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it's time to remove debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint and decorate. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, can provide the cleaning and debris removal services to prepare the building for interior design.

You want the facility to look its best when the doors open. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge can provide the cleaning services to give the building that extra shine.

Call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge for an estimate.

Upstairs Supply Line Equals Downstairs Damage

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Upstairs Supply Line Equals Downstairs Damage When a supply lines bursts in a upstairs bathroom in this home in Dickson City the damage was devastating.

When your home is being threatened by water damage from flooding or leaks, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, the Scranton area's premier smoke/fire/water cleanup and restoration company, has the expertise to prevent or mitigate the devastating effects water damage can have in order to help preserve and restore your property.

At SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, we have the specialized the equipment and certified water restoration technicians that bring years of experience necessary to handle the most challenging water damage situations. We are an emergency services company available around-the-clock.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, serves the Lackawanna County area, concentrates on safely drying, deodorizing and disinfecting the areas flooded or damaged by water to ensure that your home or business is restore to pre-disaster condition.

Psychometrics-The Science of Drying

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Psychometrics-The Science of Drying The dehumidification process is part of the science of drying by eliminating the airborne water molecules.

Psychrometry is the study of the air and its properties. It's the science of drying.  The properties of temperature, humidity, vapor pressure and dew point are measured to evaluate air conditions in the structure, enabling a SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge certified water technician to create the proper atmosphere for more efficient drying. 

Water can damage materials in two ways: first, by absorption through direct contact with water; and second, by absorption of moisture from the air. Measuring the moisture content of the air is critical to the drying process.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, is an IICRC company with certified water restoration technicians. This is just another reason why we are the Scranton area's premier smoke, fire and water restoration and cleanup company. Our technicians have the expertise to make the event "Like it never even happened."

Types of Smoke/Soot

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Types of Smoke/Soot Soot webs are a sign of wet smoke residue resulting in the soot cooling and sticking together to form the web in high corners of the home.

Being a "professional" fire restoration company means having certified fire restoration technicians at your home following a fire or smoke disaster. Here at SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, we have the knowledge and expertise to restore your property to preloss condition. our technicians know that each fire is unique and in order to properly clean it, they need to know the different types of smoke and fire emits.

Types of Smoke Damage
Once at a fire scene, a SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge's certified fire restoration professional will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. Cleaning procedures will be based on the information identified during fire damage pretesting.

Types of soot include:

  • Wet Smoke Residues - Result from smoldering fires with low heat. Residues are sticky, smeary and with pungent odors.  Smoke webs can be difficult to clean.
  • Dry Smoke Residues - Result from fast burning fires at high temperatures. Residues are often dry, powdery, small, non-smeary smoke particles.
  • Protein Residues - Virtually invisible residues that discolor paint and varnishes.  Extreme pungent odor.
  • Fuel Oil Soot - Furnace puffbacks distribute fuel oil soot.
  • Other Types of Residues - Tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residues also need cleanup.

Knowing these things is just another reason to have SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge restore your home following any fire emergency. From Scranton to Forest City we respond 24/7/365 to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Pre-Testing Process

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Pre-Testing Process A chemical sponge is used to pretest surfaces in order to detect soot damage. This process enables us to ensure that all affected areas are addressed.

Pre-testing is one of the first responsibilities of a fire certified technician. The procedure shows exactly how far smoke and soot traveled throughout the home or business in any fire. Some smoke damage, especially protein fires (i.e. food/kitchen fires) are difficult to detect with the naked eye. By utilizing chemical sponge (shown below) we are able to determine what needs to be cleaned. This also is a tool for saving money by cleaning just what needs to be cleaned. Restoring rather than replacing.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, will pretest the walls, ceilings and your contents so we are able to develop a plan for restoring your home or business.

Pre-testing is just another reason that we are the premier smoke, fire and water cleanup and restoration company in Lackawanna County. Pictured below displays the results of the use of a dry chemical sponge to pre-test on a puff back in Dickson City, PA. 

From Scranton to Waverly we respond 24/7/365 to any smoke or fire disaster to help make it  "Like it never even happened."

IICRC Certified Company #203810

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

This Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) is the organization that oversees the mitigation and restoration industry. By becoming an IICRC certified company, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge has met the requirements high standards that the organization demands. It dictates that we are a professional restoring company known for our professional attitude and for providing the consumer with the highest degree of customer service. It is highly recommended that you only hire a IICRC certified company, like SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, if your home or business ever experiences a smoke, fire or water disaster.

The following link will show you all the IICRC certified firms in your area:

http://www.IICRC.org/locate-a-certified-professional

If you have experienced smoke, fire or water damage and need a professional restoration company call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge we are an emergency services company available 24/7/365. From Scranton to Forest City we help make it  "Like it never even happened."

Flood Tips

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Tips Flood damage from a recent rainstorm to this basement in Dickson City.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (570) 235-1646

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is the Scranton's area leader in water cleanup and restoration. AS an IICRC certified company we employ certified water restoration technicians and specialized equipment to dry your home and business. At SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge we help make it "Like it never even happened."

Social Media Sites

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge we believe it is important to keep our customers, fans and followers current on the latest and greatest news, tips and highlights of this franchise. We work diligently to keep all our social media outlets relevant with current information paying special attention to the visuals since what we do on a daily basis is something quite striking. We ask that you follow us at the following:

We can be found using the name SERVPRO9796 (our franchise #) on FB, Instagram, Twitter and Google.

And you can always search us on Google for our Google+ page: SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge.

We are always interested in feedback of our work performance, both good and bad since the only way we get better is by knowing where we can improve. Please add comments and reviews and if you have an idea for a theme or a post please let us know and as always like and share.

I hope you find our social media outlets relevant and interesting.

Thanks for the follow.

Nick

Flooding

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooding Flooding from a recent rainstorm threatens this Scranton business. Once the water recedes the restoration can begin. But WOW! Thats some rain.

When your home is being threatened by water damage from flooding, bursts or leaks, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, the Scranton's areas premier smoke, fire and water cleanup and restoration company, has the expertise to prevent or mitigate the devastating effects water damage can have in order to help preserve and restore your property.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, serving all of Lackawanna County, has the equipment and experience necessary to handle the most challenging water damage and removal situations and are available around-the-clock.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area has the expertise on the latest drying science to concentrate on safely drying, deodorizing and disinfecting the areas flooded or damaged by water. No job is too big for us.