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2018 Wyoming County Chamber FallFest Mixer

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Community 2018 Wyoming County Chamber FallFest Mixer Don't forget your tickets for the 2018 WyCCC FallFest Mixer!

More than 650 people attended the WyCCC Fallfest Mixer in September 2017 at Shadowbrook Inn and Resort! Attendees enjoyed delicious appetizers from many local restaurants, music from local bands playing modern and classic party songs, Fireworks by Donnora.

The date has been set the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Fallfest Mixer with presenting sponsor Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation for 2018. The event will be held on Thursday evening, September 27, 2018 at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort and will bring together business professionals from companies large and small for an evening of camaraderie, food & entertainment! 

The WyCCC Great Fallfest Mixer will feature a variety of delicious food brought to you by local restaurants & caterers, drinks, excellent desserts and music by Tommy Guns Band!

Don't miss the opportunity to partner with the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce to bring forward this exciting evening.

Tickets and sponsorship are available now online! For questions please contact the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce at (570) 836-7755 or gina@wyccc.com

Preventing Mold After a Rainy Season

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Preventing Mold After a Rainy Season Our team can assist you in determining the severity of mold damage and remediate the problem.

Summer 2018 has been a rather rainy season in NEPA. It is important to check on locations in your home or business that you are aware could have moisture or dampness. An example would be a basement, crawl space or attic. Water that sits can start producing spores within 24 to 48 hours and it is important to call a professional if you suspect a water or mold problem. Since we have seen a lot of rain this summer, below are a few tips you can use to help prevent mold in your home. 

  • Use dehumidifiers, fans, and open windows to help reduce the moisture in your home. Be especially vigilant during hot, humid months.
  • Fix plumbing leaks as soon as possible.

  • Do what you can to prevent rain water from seeping into your home. Check potential problem areas regularly.

  • Clean the fabrics in your home routinely and keep them dry.

  • Store items in dry, well-ventilated areas.

Don't forget to check these areas within your home and call SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County if you suspect a mold problem. 570-714-0090 

Source: www.bhg.com

Water Damage to a Pittston Commercial Property

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage to a Pittston Commercial Property We are Faster to Any Size Disaster

There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We will help restore these commercial properties and more! 

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Last Call for Golfers!

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Community Last Call for Golfers! Join us for a Round of Golf!

As a proud partner and the official cleanup and restoration company of the PGA tour, SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County is very excited to announce our 1st Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting CASA of Luzerne County! It will be held on Monday, August 27th at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter, PA. All proceeds raised will benefit CASA of Luzerne County - https://luzernecasa.org/

Golfer Registration Deadline is Monday, August 6th! 

Cost: $125 - Single Player

         $475 - Foursome

Cost Includes: 18 Holes of Golf w/ Cart, Lunch, Cocktail Reception with Open Bar & Hors d’ oeuvres, Prizes & Gift Bags. 

Registration - 9:00 am
Shotgun Start - 10:00 am
Cocktail Reception - 3:00 pm 

More about CASA of Luzerne County:

CASA of Luzerne County is a non-profit 501(c)3 child advocacy organization that was established in 2013. Their mission is to recruit, train, and support community volunteers to serve as the voice of abused and neglected children in the Luzerne County court system so that these children will be safe, secure, and given the opportunity to thrive. CASA envisions a community in which every abused and neglected child in Luzerne County has a safe, permanent, loving home and the support to become a healthy, empowered adult. 

"I think children deserve to have the opportunity to pursue their dreams."

— John Aciukewicz, Esq., Executive Director, CASA of Luzerne County

Join us on Monday, August 27th to support this wonderful organization. Contact Chelsea with any questions or to register - cenglish@SERVPRO10509.com 

Residential Water Damage in Pittston, PA

7/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Residential Water Damage in Pittston, PA 24/7 water damage services

We are water damage restoration specialists and are ready to restore your Pittston home back to pre-water damage condition. We quickly extract the water and then dry your property using state-of-the-art equipment. SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County uses moisture monitoring equipment to effectively measure and document the drying process to ensure your property is dry. We know during the process, you may be a little stressed, concerned and confused, but our trained technicians will walk you through the process and ensure make the water damage like it never even happened. We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Kingston and Pittston community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage Call us for your free commercial property ERP!

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."

Summer Storm Safety Tips

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Summer Storm Safety Tips Follow these tips to stay safe this summer!

Be Prepared for Summer Storms 

Know the county in which you live and the names of nearby cities. Severe weather warnings are issued on a county basis.

Have disaster supplies on hand, including:

      Flashlight and extra batteries.
      Battery operated radio and extra batteries.
      First aid kit and manual.
      Emergency food and water.
      Non-electric can opener.
      Essential medicines.
    Checkbook, cash, credit cards, ATM cards.

Before the Storm

      Check the weather forecast before leaving for extended periods outdoors.Watch for signs of approaching storms.
      If a storm is approaching, keep a NOAA Weather Radio or AM/FM radio with you.
      Postpone outdoor activities if storms are imminent.
    Check on neighbors who require special assistance: infants, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

During the Storm

Remember: If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning. Go to safe shelter immediately.

      Move to a sturdy building or car.
      Do Not take shelter in small sheds, under isolated trees, or in convertible automobiles.
      If lightning occurs and sturdy shelter is not available, get inside a hard top automobile and keep the windows up.
      Get out of boats and away from water.
      Telephone lines and metal pipes can conduct electricity.
      Unplug appliances not necessary for obtaining weather information.
      Avoid using the telephone or any electrical appliances.
      Use phones only in an emergency.
      Do not take a bath or shower.
      Turn off air conditioners. Power can overload the compressors.
      Get to higher ground if flash flooding or flooding is possible.
    Do Not attempt to drive to safety. Most flash flooding deaths occur in automobiles.

If you are caught outdoors and no shelter is nearby:

      Find a low spot away from trees, fences, and poles. Make sure the place you pick is not subject to flooding.
    If you are in the woods, take shelter under the shorter trees.

After the Storm

      Check on neighbors who may require special assistance: infants, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
      Avoid all downed power lines. Assume that all have live electricity.
    Continue to monitor NOAA Weather Radio and your local media for latest weather updates.

Source: https://www.rpi.edu

Fire Safety for the 4th of July!

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Safety for the 4th of July! Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July!

The 4th of July is a fun time to grill out and enjoy fireworks. We hope you have a wonderful holiday! Make it a safe celebration by following the tips below.

FIREWORKS SAFETY The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. Many states outlaw most fireworks. If someone is setting fireworks off at home, they should follow these safety steps:

  • Never give fireworks to small children, and always follow the instructions on the packaging.
  • Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.
  • Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
  • Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight "a dud."
  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.
  • Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
  • Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.

GRILLING SAFETY Every year people in this country are injured while using backyard charcoal or gas grills. Follow these steps to safely cook up treats for the backyard barbecue:

  • Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.
  • Never grill indoors – not in your house, camper, tent, or any enclosed area.
  • Make sure everyone, including the pets, stays away from the grill.
  • Keep the grill out in the open, away from the house, the deck, tree branches, or anything that could catch fire.
  • Use the long-handled tools especially made for cooking on the grill to keep the chef safe.
  • Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using grills.

Happy 4th of July!

Source: http://www.redcross.org/

Biohazard and Sewage Emergency Tips

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard and Sewage Emergency Tips Biohazard contaminants should be considered very dangerous as they can pose a serious health risk.

Biohazard contaminants should be considered very dangerous as they can pose a serious health risk. Sewer backups and flood water are two common biohazard scenarios that can affect homes and businesses. SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore this type of contamination.

Need Biohazard Cleanup? Call Us Today – (570) 714-0090

After any biohazard or sewage contamination in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences.
  • Flood water can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • 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.

Wilkes-Barre, PA Storm Damage

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Wilkes-Barre, PA Storm Damage Ready to help after the storm.

SERVPRO of Wyoming County / Kingston Township has experience restoring homes and businesses affected by severe storms and flooding. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.

The SERVPRO Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

With our team of professionals along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Our team is always Here to Help. If you need storm damage assistance or restoration, we can be reached 24/7 at 570-714-0090. 

Keep these safety tips in mind when the possibility of a tornado or strong storm is imminent:

Choosing a Spot

  • Go to the lowest floor and the innermost portion of the building
  • Seek shelter in an interior hallway, under a stairwell, bathroom, or closet
  • Shut doors behind you
  • Get under a heavy desk or workbench
  • Crouch down, protect your head and make yourself as small a target as possible
  • Cover your body with a mattress, sleeping bag, blanket, pillow or coat

What to Avoid

When sheltering, things to avoid include:

  • Taking shelter where there are heavy objects directly above you such as a refrigerator, which could potentially fall through the floor
  • Windows, as breaking glass from flying debris can cause severe injury or even death
  • Doors and exterior walls

Special Considerations

In addition to the above listed recommendations, some situations require additional precautions.

  • Mobile Homes: Get out and seek sturdy shelter immediately when a tornado warning or a tornado watch is issued. Do not delay.
  • Commercial Buildings: Do not use elevators and remember to shut doors behind you.

And remember, we are always here to help!

Source:https://www.ready.gov