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Water heater Leak

9/7/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Logo SERVPRO Kingston, Pittston City,& Wyoming County

A leaking water heater can cause considerable damage to a home. 

There are some simple steps you can take to help mitigate the damage.

1) Reduce the risk of Shock

Start by unplugging electrical devices near the heater and switching off power to nearby circuits. Turn off the flow of water and electricity or gas to the heater before inspecting for a leak. 

2) Identify the source 

Try to identify the source causing the leak. Check the supply line, gaskets, and valves. If the tank is corroded, you will need to replace the appliance.

3) Drain the tank

At this stage you should have already had the supplies of gas or electricity and water shut off. Run hot water in a sink or tub to drain the tank and open the pressure relief valve to allow water to drain faster. Allow any water remaining in the tank to cool before connecting a hose to the drainage faucet to empty the tank. 

4) Dry the area 

Use a mop to extract water from floors and remove wet materials. Ventilate the area with fans to promote drying and consider using a dehumidifier.

SERVPRO if Kingston, Pittston City, & Wyoming County can assist you in this time of need and can be reached 24/7 at 570-714-0090

Mold Remediation

9/7/2023 (Permalink)

Mold on wall Identifying and properly mitigation mold

Understanding the Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate the “typical” process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our specialist will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

SERVPRO® will carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

Step 3: Mold Containment

We'll use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. . All fans and heating and cooling systems may be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

Specialized filtration equipment allows us to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. SERVPRO® uses antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings

We also may clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. We'll use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. We're also trained to remove odors and deodorize using fogging equipment and other methods.

Step 7: Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City,& Wyoming County is here to help. Call us today at 570-714-0090

Kitchen Fire

9/5/2023 (Permalink)

fire damage in home kitchen Kitchen fire damage

Did you know that cooking accounts for approximately 49% of all home fires in the U.S? Leaving the stove unattended is the #1 cause of fires in the Kitchen as well.

It is so important to be aware of the dangers of oils and grease at elevated temperatures. In just 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a significant loss.

When afiredamages your home, our trained professionals are equipped to handle smoke and damages. Our capabilities include the following:

  • Water removal from firefighting efforts
  • Smoke damage and soot removal
  • reconstruction

We are 24/7 and here to help. Contact us at 570-714-0090


9/1/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo # 1 choice in cleanup and restoration

SERVPRO has earned the reputation as the #1 company in the cleanup and restoration industry. 

We specialize in water damage, fire damage, mold remediation and biohazard clean up

We have the capabilities to both mitigate your damage and well as restore your home or business with full reconstruction. 

With our Franchise system we have large loss partners that can assist with those losses that exceed the capabilities of a local franchise. We work together to ensure your home and business is restored. 

Customer Satisfaction is of upmost important to us, and we appreciate the opportunity to assist you in your time of need. 

We are available 24/7 and can be reached at 570-714-0090. 

Water Damage Prevention

7/11/2023 (Permalink)

Commercial property water loss Water damage clean up

Water problems within your property are not just inconvenient, they can cause severe damage, mold growth, health hazards, and expensive repairs if not mitigated quickly. Finding water in your home because of a pipe bursting or aged water heater leaking can cause stress and a sense of overwhelmingness. The first step in limiting the damage to your property is being aware of the location of the water shut -off valves. So, knowing how to find and operate the property’s water shut-off valve is essential to mitigating damage.

SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City, Wyoming County is a trusted  Mitigation partner and can help you in your time of of need. 24/7 support. Contact us at 570-714-0090

Below are some action steps you can take to prevent an extensive water loss.

  1. Locate the Shut Off Valve– If you do not already know the location of this in your home or commercial properties, this is the first step. It is typically found in a utility area, garage, or basement. 
  2. Turn Off the Water– Once you find the valve, turn off the water. 
  3. Minimize Damage – Try to contain water and move personal items and furniture out of the way to protect your contents. Mop and clean up as much water as possible quickly.
  4. Notify Your Insurance Company on the extent of damage.
  5. Contact a Professional Mitigation Company who will work with your insurance company to ensure proper clean up. 
  6. Repair and Replace– Your Mitigation and Reconstruction partner will extract any excess water and dry out timely to prevent mold and future damage to the property.

As mentioned previously, being aware of the location of the valve and shutting off the water quickly is imperative to minimize the damage and cost of repairs. 

Water loss as a result of storms

4/16/2023 (Permalink)

water loss in residential home Water loss damage

Spring storms can lead to unwelcome water losses.

Spring showers bring May flowers but can also bring about unwanted water losses, flooding, and leaky roofs.

When evaluating a loss due to water ,it is important to understand the proper mitigation steps necessary. 

There are 3 Categories of Water

Category 1 water damage: Consists of Clean water that is sanitary

Category 2 water damage : Consists of Grey Water that is significantly contaminated

Category 3 water damage: Consists of Black Water that is Grossly Contaminated

Pending on the Category of the water loss there are specific steps to follow and at times containment that must take place.

SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City, Wyoming County has trained and certified technicians that can diagnose the category and take proper measures to ensure your home or business can be restored.  Our team is required to follow safety regulations and always keep the customers’  safety and satisfaction in mind when stabilizing the loss.

We are open 24/7 and are Here to Help! Call us today at 570-714-0090


3/17/2023 (Permalink)

Faster to any Disaster You can count of SERVPRO

Emergency Situations call for quick response time especially in a case where your home or business is compromised.  SERVPRO of Kingston is here to help. 

We offer :

  • 24/7 availability
  • Honesty
  • Trained  and certified professionals
  • Commercial equipment
  • Integrity

Our SERVPRO Brand has more than 50 years of experience and over 2000 Franchises.  Our key Services Include the following:

  • Water Damage Remediation
  • Fire Damage Remediation 
  • Mold Remediation
  • Biohazzard Cleanup
  • Reconstruction Services

If you find yourself in need of help in a disaster please contact SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City, Wyoming County at 570-714-0090.  Here to help! 

Mold Remediation

2/17/2023 (Permalink)

Mold Problem? Mold Remediation professional help

It is important that you contact a professional if you should see signs of mold in your residential or commercial property. The first step is to determine what kind of mold you are dealing with . Once this determined you can take the proper steps.

Utilizing Chlorine Bleach to stop mold from growing is a Myth. Bleach loses its effectiveness overtime an will evaporate leading you right back to where you started.

SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City, Wyoming County is here to help with any question you may have or needs regarding mold remediation.

Contact us at 570-714-0090

Sponsors of the Annual Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

9/22/2022 (Permalink)

Sales Reps under SERVPRO tent at community event Hazleton Chamber Golf Tournament Sponsors

On Thursday, August 18th, we were proud sponsors of the annual Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce golf tournament. Our tent and sales reps set up on hole #9 at Sand Springs and had the opportunity to greet golfers with drinks, snacks and some fun golf giveaways. 

The day concluded with a cocktail hour and dinner in the Sand Springs ballroom with prize giveaways and winners announced. 

We had such a fun day with fellow members of the Chamber! 

Commercial Property Flooded

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kingston logo We help commercial businesses get back in business following an emergency.

SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help.

Call Today - 570-714-0090

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County 

SERVPRO specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.