Recent Commercial Posts

Reducing Business Interruption is Our Goal

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Reducing Business Interruption is Our Goal We were on-site before the fire company even left the building. "Faster to any disaster".

One of our primary goals when helping commercial property owners recover from a smoke, fire or water disaster is to respond 24/7 with the express goal of reducing business interruption. The quicker we are able to begin the mitigation process the less time the business needs to remain down. Less downtime, less lost revenue.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge was recently called to a apartment building fire in Scranton. We responded once the fire was extinguished and were able to begin the process of making the structure safe by extracting all the standing water and removing all potential hazards making the building safe for the tenants to return.

Ensuring a safe environment is one of our primary goals and the first thing we do at any disaster site. In this incidence, once the water was extracted and drying equipment set up we were then able began mitigating the smoke and soot damage. The loss of revenue was reduced due to our certified technicians quick and professional work.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, Lackawanna County's premier cleanup and restoration company. 24/7 we respond.

Nicotine Cleaning Service

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Nicotine Cleaning Service Nicotine stained walls and ceilings at an apartment complex. Here you can see the before and after.

The nicotine in tobacco that stains skin and teeth also leaves the same stains on walls. Houses inhabited by smokers may have brown or yellow stains or streaks on the walls from years of cigarette smoke. 

Due to changes in federal law many apartment complexes were required to go non-smoking but this brought a new problem, nicotine stained walls and ceilings. To make matters worse during federal inspections, property managers were also required to deal with these issues in order to meet requirements. Companies like SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge have the specialized cleaning agents and expertise to address these issues.

As the Scranton area's leading specialty cleaning company, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge does more than just smoke, fire and water cleanup and restoration. Did you know that we can safely clean trauma and crime scenes? Sewer backups or any bio-hazard situation. Our motto is that if you don't want to or can't safely clean it...we can and will! SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is an emergency services company responding to disaster cleanups 24/7 to help make it "Like it never even happened." Call us if your home or business has a situation which requires a specialty cleaning company at (570) 235-1646.

Trailer Mounted Desicant

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Trailer Mounted Desicant Truck mounted desiccant to help facilitate a large scale water damage at this commercial property in Scranton, Pa.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge recently completed a large scale restoration project in Scranton, PA where this truck mounted desiccant was utilized to help facilitate the drying process. The affected area was large and by employing the most modern technology we were able to save our customer both time and money. One advantage to using SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is our ability to meet any size job. This was a perfect example of a large scale project with a tight timeline that we were able to successfully complete. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is 'Always here to help". 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 be an active member of the Scranton community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be. We are proud to serve our local Lackawanna County communities.

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.

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.

Reducing Business Interruption

12/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Reducing Business Interruption Quick response allow us to reduce business interruption and decrease lost revenue. Here we are on the scene at an apartment building fire in Scranton.

One of our primary goals when helping commercial property owners recover from a smoke, fire or water disaster is to respond 24/7 with the express goal of reducing business interruption. The quicker we are able to begin the mitigation process the less time the business needs to remain down. Less downtime, less lost revenue.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge was recently called to a apartment building fire in Scranton. We responded once the fire was extinguished and were able to begin the process of making the structure safe by extracting all the standing water and removing all potential hazards making the building safe for the tenants to return.

Ensuring a safe environment is one of our primary goals and the first thing we do at any disaster site. In this incidence, once the water was extracted and drying equipment set up we were then able began mitigating the smoke and soot damage. The loss of revenue was reduced due to our certified technicians quick and professional work.

SERVPRO of carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, Lackawanna County's premier cleanup and restoration company. 24/7 we respond.

Dryer Duct Safety Tips

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Dryer Duct Safety Tips Dryer duct fires are a leading cause of both home and commercial fires.

DRYER SAFETY TIPS

The leading cause of home clothes dryer and washer fires is failure to clean them.

Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.
Do not use the dryer without a lint filter.
Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum.
Rigid or flexible metal venting material should be used to sustain proper air flow and drying time.
Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted and the outdoor vent flap will open when the dryer is operating. Once a year, or more often if you notice that it is taking longer than normal for your clothes to dry, clean lint out of the vent pipe or have a dryer lint removal service do it for you.
Keep dryers in good working order. A professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact and free of leaks should inspect gas dryers.
Make sure the right plug and outlet are used and that the machine is connected properly.
Follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and don’t overload your dryer.
Turn the dryer off if you leave home or when you go to bed.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre premier smoke, fire and water cleanup and Restoration Company. Due to the number of fires we mitigate and repair on a yearly basis, we now offer preventive maintenance programs for commercial properties owners for dryer duct cleaning. While disasters will occur, preparedness is the key and with proper maintenance. We can help owners and mangers become safe. #BeSERVPROSafe.  

Preventive Maintenance Programs-Dryer Ducts

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Preventive Maintenance Programs-Dryer Ducts This dryer duct was a fire hazard at this Scranton apartment complex. A preventive maintenance program helps reduce the risk while saving money.

Pollutants like dust, pet hair and mold spores can travel throughout your home or business through your air duct system hindering the quality of the air you breath. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge uses a portable system of whips and brushes to thoroughly clean and deodorize your ducts. We place the HVAC system under negative air pressure to ensure that all the pollutants are removed and captured through a hepa filter. A clean duct system improves the indoor air quality and reduces allergens and odors from spreading through your home or business. 

As a fire restoration company, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge understands the dangers of clogged dryer ducts. Actually, dryer fires are a leading cause of all fires. With this knowledge, we offer dryer duct preventive maintenance programs  for commercial property owners and managers throughout the Lackawanna County area. We can scheduled regular dryer duct cleaning to reduce the risk of dryer fires. This will also improve your dryer's efficiency. Why worry when we can worry for you. Call us today to talk about a preventive maintenance program in the Scranton area. (570) 235-1646

Below is a video showing our duct cleaning process:

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Prevent Mold Growth Inside the HVAC Duct lines

8/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Prevent Mold Growth Inside the HVAC Duct lines An inside view of an HVAC duct line at a business in Scranton, PA.

Prevent Growth of Mold in Your Heating and Air Conditioning System

Depending on the situation and where the mold tends to grow, keep in mind the following principles of mold prevention in your heating and air conditioning system:

  • Change the air filter regularly, typically every 2-3 months.  Filters capture fine particles, which can create a place for mold to grow.
  • Run a dehumidifier.  This is helpful, especially in areas that tend to be damp and cool.
  • Insulate if possible.  By insulating air ducts, especially in a damp place like crawl spaces, the air immediately around the duct will be kept at a similar temperature and will reduce the amount of condensation.  This works for cooling coils also.
  • Hire a professional to clean the HVAC system, including the air ducts. 

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is the Scranton areas premier specialty cleaning company. We do both mold remediation and duct cleaning (dryer and air) and service the Lackawanna county area and offer free HVAC duct cleaning estimates.

Dryer Duct Preventive Maintenance

8/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Dryer Duct Preventive Maintenance Above is a picture of the amount of lint we pulled from a recent dryer duct cleaning at a hotel in Scranton. Fire hazard!

Dryer vent cleaning is something that is becoming more common as more people become aware of the fire hazards that go along with lint buildup. If you begin to notice that the drying times are increasing you may want to inspect your dryer ducting. Dryer vent cleaning can not only help prevent a fire it can also save you some money and reduce the wear and tear on your dryer. Here is a few simple things that you can check for it you suspect that your dryer vent has lint buildup.

1. Check the dryer vent

Take a look at the dryer vent cap or hood. Make sure there are no visible obstruction and remove anything that may be in the way. The flap open easily when the dryer is on. If it is not it may have to be taken off and cleaned or if the flap is not working properly it may need to be replaced.

2. Check the condition of the ducting

If there are any big dips in the dryer ducting disconnect the duct and clean out any lint build up. Make sure that none of the ducting is crushed or damaged. If there are any areas that are bent or badly crushed they should be replaced because lint will collect there more quickly. The more restrictions there are the harder your dryer will work to dry clothes.

3. Check the back of the dryer

Pull the dryer out and disconnect the duct. Look into the dryer and into the pipe. Vacuum out any lint build up in the back of the dryer. If the buildup in the ducting is minimal you can vacuum that out as well. If there is quite a bit of lint built up the entire ducting should be cleaned either with a DIY vent cleaning tool or by a professional. 

4. Clean the lint trap

Keep the dryer’s built in lint trap clear. Cleaning the lint trap after every load will minimize the amount of lint that gets into the ducting.

5. Look for installation problems

Make sure that the dryer ducting is not held together by screws. Using screws when installing a dryer vent is not recommended because screws will catch a lot of lint. If something is needed to hold the ducting together use foil tape.

Dryer vent cleaning tools

There are kits available at your local home improvement store or hardware store that can make vent cleaning easier for the do it yourselfer. Lint cleaning kits can come in many lengths and can help you clean out the ducting so you may not have to call a professional. The shop vac attachment is nice in these kits because you can have it sucking on one end of the duct while you use the brush to knock lint from the sides of the pipe and into the shop vac.

Professionals vent cleaning

Pulling your dryer ducting apart every 6 months to 1 years can be a bit of a chore but it is recommended. There are professionals that will come in a clean out your dryer vent. It might be a good idea to call around and get some prices to save yourself a lot of work especially if you have a long dryer duct. Having the piece of mind of having a professional do the job can be worth the money as well. Routine cleaning by professionals is often done from the outside with an air propelled snake through the vent. All the lint is caught in a special bag. Cleaning can also be done from the dryer side if needed or if any problem areas are detected.
SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge offers preventive maintenance programs on both HVAC and dryer ducts. Call us today for a free estimate. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
 

Roof Damage from Heavy Rains

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Roof Damage from Heavy Rains This ceiling suffered water damage when the roof of the building was damaged during a recent heavy rain storm.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge was called to a commercial structure in the city of Scranton to begin the mitigation process of drying and restoring the property. The building suffered water damage on all three floors from the recent wind and rain storms which caused the roof to literally tear away.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is the Scranton areas premier cleanup and restoration company and our goal is to get this business back up and running as quickly as possible. Reducing business interruption is one of our goals. Due to the severity of the water damage, this commercial structure unfortunately did experienced a some minor business interruption but we were able to return them to a safe and dry working environment.

If your home or business experiences smoke, fire or a water disaster, call Lackawanna County's leading specialty cleaning company at (570) 235-1646. We are an emergency service company responding 24/7/365.

Preventive Maintenance Programs

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Preventive Maintenance Programs Lint buildup in a dryer duct system at a hotel in Scranton, PA. Preventative maintenance programs reduce risk.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge understands the difficulty facility managers experience in keeping current with a preventive maintenance programs for their facility.  For this reason we offer commercial property owners and managers preventive maintenance on air duct and dryer duct cleaning as well as cleaning services.

Working with the facility directors we can determine each facility's individual needs and schedule accordingly. Whether it be monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge can utilize its certified technicians and specialized equipment to help keep the facility current, clean and safe. These programs can certainly help reduce the possibility of any future disaster.

This picture is of a dryer duct at a hotel in Scranton, Pa. The build up on lint is a potential fire hazard and without regular maintenance. Call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge to discuss a preventive maintenance program.

Commercial Service Agreements

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Service Agreements Lint from a apartment complex dryer ducts. As you can see when the ducts are not cleaned on a regular basis they can become a fire hazard.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge offers preventive maintenance agreements. We work with Lackawanna County hotels, hospitals, nursing homes and apartment complexes for both dryer duct and air duct cleaning as part of a preventive maintenance program.

We work with the property manager and/or owner to determine the needs of each property and develop a plan that best meets the identified need. By empowering SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge to service the building will reduce the risk of disasters and breakdowns as well as the stress associated with any continuing maintenance plans.  

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge believes that the best defense is a good offense and a solid preventive maintenance plan is certainly part of that.

Commercial and Manufacturing Cleaning

11/10/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial and Manufacturing Cleaning Manufacturing cleaning at a facility in Archbald, Pa. Use our skilled labor force to handle your cleaning needs.

As a specialty cleaning company, we do more than just smoke, fire and water cleanup and restoration. Commercial, manufacturing and industrial cleaning are additional direct services  that SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge provides. Whether it be a one time top/down clean to a scheduled preventive maintenance program we can utilize our labor force when you cannot.

Using our trained technicians and specialized equipment we are able to provide a top down terminal clean to any facility. Whether it be a plant shut down for a yearly go-through or a quarterly upkeep, we can handle it all. We provide the labor force when yours is just not large enough.
SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is Lackawanna Counties premier specialty cleaning company. From carpets to catastrophes, we do it all. If your plant or manufacturing facility requires a specialized cleaning company, call us at (570) 235-1646. 

Geo. Bancroft Elementary School

10/18/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge along with its partners at SERVPRO of Hanover Twp and SERVPRO of Upper Bucks were able to pull resources, equipment and expertise, to clean the George Bancroft Elementary school which had shown a high level of microbial readings. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge along with its partners, within a weekends time, were able to return the school to a healthy teaching and learning environment for for both students and teachers. This is the second school within the Scranton School District which  was able to clean. In both cases the schools were cleaned over a two day weekend with operations returning to normal on the following Tuesday. It truly takes a team effort to accomplish a tasks of this size in a short period of time. If your business is experiencing a high level of microbial readings, call the air quality specialist at SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge at (570 )235--1646. No job is too big for  

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Protecting Your Commercial Property

10/3/2016 (Permalink)

PROTECT YOUR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS FROM WATER DAMAGE:

Turn off Water Valves to Prevent Damage in Commercial Buildings

When water damage occurs in a multi-story building such as office buildings or hotels, turning off the water supply at the main valve is vital to avoid additional damage. Identify where the broken pipe is located to determine if a water valve is near the source rather than on a lower floor or utility closet. Turning off water valves as quickly as possible prevents primary damage to surfaces in addition to secondary damage from mold and mildew. Business owners can prevent slow leaks in buildings by tracking water bills each month and maintaining safety protocols in boiler and water heater rooms.

Avoid Business Interruption to Prevent Financial Losses

Preventing extensive property damage also helps to avoid business interruption loss along with the possibility of creating liability claims from nearby property owners, tenants or guests. Maintenance personnel in businesses are responsible for turning off the main water valve during normal hours of operation before beginning remediation services. However, when leaks happen at unusual times such as during the night or on weekends, tenants, employees and managers do not know what to do.

Important Emergency Water Damage Guidelines

Having a SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge Emergency Readiness Plan (ERP) in place at businesses can help to reduce losses.

Visually Inspect the Property:

At least once a month, assess various areas of a building to look for signs of moisture from leaking pipes and fixtures. Check water distribution systems, including bathroom fixtures, kitchen plumbing and drinking fountains, especially devices that are old and degraded. Keep a record of plumbing fixtures that are prone to having frequent failures such as galvanized or steel pipes and connectors. Inspect decorative water fountains, swimming pools and hot tubs at the same time. Understand the particular areas of a property that do not have drainage systems such as parking garages. In a water leak emergency, lower levels of a building without drains require portable or fixed sump pumps.

Step Two: Mitigation Plans

By Having a SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge Emergency Readiness Plan can help establish SERVPRO of Carbondale/.Clarks Summit/Old Forge as your mitigation company of choice. We will have the information we need to begin a timely dry-out to reduce any secondary damage that may occur. It also allows for the creation and implementation of a loss mitigation plan for employees to follow when an disaster occurs.
The ERP will include a map or diagram showing the location of water shutoff valves and exactly how to close the devices. Pictures of the shut-off values will also be included. If a building has a sprinkler system for fires, then it is often necessary to turn off these devices to avoid damage from water or chemicals. For confidential or sensitive areas of a building, make a list of the designated employees who can enter the space.

Step Three: Emergency Contact List

A SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge Emergency Readiness Plan will contain an up-to-date 24-hour emergency contact list with names and telephone numbers for:

• The business maintenance staff
• Plumbers
• Electricians
• Tenants
• Local water company after-hours number
• Water mitigation service vendors such as SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge
• Building agent or broker

A business interruption plan should be standard procedure for any commercial building. The SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge ERP works well with any existing plan and the app allows the managers to have all this information in the palm of their hands.

Call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge at (570) 235-1646 for your no cost Emergency Readiness Plan. We are Lackawanna counties leader in smoke, fire and water cleanup and restoration. Proudly serving the Scranton area since 2010.

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Robert Morris School Project

9/28/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge through it's network of local SERVPRO franchises has the resources to be able to handle any size disaster. No job is too big.
The advantage of employing these resources is that we can continue to have trained technicians and professional restoration people complete the job ensuring that it gets completed in a timely and professional manner. This large source of labor also allows us the ability to address large disasters and projects where turn around time is key. We can minimize business interruption, which is one of the most important factors for any business owner.
SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge was able to do a complete top-down cleaning of the 57,000+ sq ft Robert Morris elementary school in Scranton, Pa. in a course of a weekend. The Scranton school district, under a strict timeline simply did not have the resources to meet the deadline. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge and its partners were able to complete the task and pass an air quality test ensuring the school was safe for both students and staff.
When business interruption is the key and the disaster is beyond your staffs capability to clean it, call the Scranton areas leading disaster cleanup professionals at SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge at (570) 235-1646. We are available 24/7/365 serving the Lackawanna County area.

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Emergency Readiness Plan

9/22/2016 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge's Emergency READY Profile Advantage:

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge's Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge at (570) 235-1646 to schedule your no cost ERP. Help in the palm of your hand in Lackawanna County.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

6/1/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Carpet Cleaning Commercial carpet cleaning as part of a preventive maintenance program.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge doing a commercial carpet cleaning at a healthcare facility in Scranton as part of a state inspection. As a proactive organization, this facility schedules a quarterly clean with SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge as part of their maintenance program.

Our franchise uses the latest Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training as well as state-of-the-art equipment to remove entrapped soils from deep within the carpet's pile and backings.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is the Scranton area's leader in specialty cleaning. We offer preventive maintenance programs to customers to help maintain a professional appearance and long carpet life. If you are interested in any of SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge's preventive maintenance programs, contact us today at (570) 235-1646.

Nicotine Stained Walls

4/15/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Nicotine Stained Walls These once white walls are now yellow/gold from years of cigarette smoke. A specialty cleaning company is required to clean the structure.

The nicotine in tobacco that stains skin and teeth also leaves the same stains on walls. Houses inhabited by smokers may have brown or yellow stains or streaks on the walls from years of cigarette smoke. This apartment required the services of a specialty cleaning company like SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge.

As the Scranton area's leading specialty cleaning company, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge does more than just smoke, fire and water cleanup and restoration. Did you know that we can safely clean trauma and crime scenes? Sewer backups or any bio-hazard situation. Our motto is that if you don't want to or can't safely clean it...we can and will! SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is an emergency services company responding to disaster cleanups 24/7 to help make it "Like it never even happened." Call us if your home or business has a situation which requires a specialty cleaning company at (570) 235-1646.

Are you Prepared?

3/9/2016 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be. By developing a SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. A no-cost assessment of your facilityThis means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost. A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergencyIt will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed. A guide to help you get back into your building following a disasterThis can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action. Establishes SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration providerYou have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by. Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to beginThis saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money. Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact informationHaving a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

For a free review of your facility, call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge at (570) 235-1646.

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Emergency Ready Plan

2/9/2016 (Permalink)

When smoke, fire or water cleanup help is needed, getting that help is now quicker using the SERVPRO Ready Plan App. The app allows for the creation of a Emergency Readiness Plan (ERP), which contains all the critical information your business would need in a time of a disaster. With the help of a SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge marketing professional, your business can create a unique plan using the data your facility already has in its emergency plan. The app will now allow for any and all key personnel to have the plan with you 24/7/365, not back at the office where the disaster occurred.
With a touch of a finger, your team will have all the required critical information, and your facility will be to get back up and running quicker. Call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge today to create your business's Emergency Readiness Plan so that if smoke, fire or water does affect your operation, help is in the palm of your hand. Call (570) 235-1646 if you're in Lackawanna, Wyoming and Susquehanna county. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area leader in specialty cleanup and are available 24/7.

Building and Reconstruction Services

8/27/2015 (Permalink)

Building and Reconstruction Services

When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage, and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.

After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its pre-loss condition. 

The professionals at SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality. 

Board Up, Carpet Repair and Installation, Document Drying, Cleaning Drywall Installing and removing Drywall Electronics Restoration Fine Art Restoration Furniture Restoration General Contracting Hardwood Floor Cleaning HVAC ducts

Services Linoleum Floor Repair Marble Floor Repair Move Outs Painting Plumbing Portable Power Roof Tarp Roofing Service Temporary Fencing Temporary Warehouse Space Tile Floor Repair Tree Removal

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is the Scranton/Wilkes-barres leader in smoke, fire and water clean up and restoration. We can handle any size disaster. Call us 24hrs a day, 7 days per week (570) 235-1646 

No Job Too Big

8/6/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial No Job Too Big Commercial fire loss-Pittston, Pa

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified 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.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge at (570) 235-1646 for all your commercial cleanup, mitigation and restoration needs. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is Northeasern Pennsylvania's premier smoke, fire and water cleanup company. We serve all of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, Wyoming and Susquehanna Counties.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities

Emergency Readiness Plan

7/21/2015 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage, which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens." 
  • Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

    1/28/2015 (Permalink)

    Commercial Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Commercial air duct cleaning in Scranton, Pa.

    Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
    Why is it important to have my air systems cleaned?

    Clean HVAC systems perform more efficiently to decrease energy costs.

    Well-maintained mechanical components last longer, reducing costly HVAC system repairs.

    Building tenants with employees affected by indoor air pollution may see a reduction in employee downtime/sick days. This results in increased productivity!

    Tenant retention is higher in buildings with good indoor air quality.

    Tenants perceive value in a building with proper air system maintenance.

    Indoor Air Quality

    Is your building suffering from sick building syndrome? Click the image below to review areas of your building that can potentially cause indoor air pollution.
    How Much Will It Cost?

    Every building and air system is unique so call us at 570-235-1646 for a FREE estimate. Serving all of the Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Wyoming counties. 

    Mold in your air ducts?

    1/14/2015 (Permalink)

    Commercial Mold in your air ducts? Mold in an air duct system in Tunkhannock, Pa.

    You only need to do something about mold in your air conditioning system if there are obvious signs, such as visible mold or a strong mildew smell.  The typical places you want to check for mold include the air ducts, intake vents, cooling coils, and drip pans.

    If you can’t see any signs of mold, but there is a definite odor, you should call a professional to inspect your system.  Mold in your air ducts or other parts of your air conditioning system should be dealt with immediately.  Failure to address this problem can encourage mold spores to be spread throughout your house as the system blows air across the mold and into the various parts of the house.  Do not run your air conditioning system, especially if mold is present in your air ducts or near the intake vent.

    Causes of Mold in Your Heating and Air Conditioning System

    The two major causes of mold in your air conditioning system are condensation and organic material.  Condensation occurs when parts of your air conditioning system get cold, especially when the surrounding air in the room is warm and humid.  For example, if your basement tends to be humid and the air ducts get cold while the air is blowing, the water vapor in the room can begin to condense on the air duct, creating a small amount of water.  If the humidity is low enough, the water will quickly evaporate once the a/c turns off.  If the humidity is too high, then the water will persist and that’s when you begin to have a mold problem.

    Air conditioning systems tend to collect dust, both in the unit itself and within the air ducts.  Dust contains all kinds of organic material, such as pollen and dead skin cells, which is essentially food for mold.  Combined with a damp environment, this creates a great place for mold to grow.

    SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is Northeastern Pennsylvania's premier speciality cleabning company. We specialize in air duct cleaning and take before and after pictures to ensure the mold issue has been removed. We offer free estimates and deodorization. Proudly serving all of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Wyoming counties.