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Water Damage Prevention while on Vacation

7/5/2024 (Permalink)

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This time of year, is typically a time for travel and vacationing. With travel also comes the worry or concern that something may happen to your property while you are away. 

When you are away on vacation, it is particularly important to take precautions to prevent water damage in your home. Below are some simple tips that can save you potential damage and costs of mitigation to your property. 

Prior to Leaving

  • Shut off the main water valve to prevent water from flowing through the pipes. 
  •  Disconnect and drain hoses from appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, and ice makers to prevent water accumulation.
  • Be sure if you are traveling during winter months that you maintain a minimum temperature of 55°F to prevent the risk of freezing pipes.
  • Be sure to review your water bill to be sure there are not any unusual changes in the monthly bill that could indicate a water leak. 

Water damage can cause thousands of dollars of damage very quickly. It is essential to have the damage mitigated as quickly as possible to avoid higher costs of repairs. 

Our team of trained professionals are here to help should you find yourself in a time of need. Call SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City, & Wyoming County today 24/7 at 570-714-0090.

Storm Damage in Northeast PA

4/11/2024 (Permalink)

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Storms can come through and do a significant amount of damage in a brief period. In our local area we have seen several flash flooding and often have damage because of severe winds. 

In either of these situations, it is imperative to seek assistance to restore you home or business. 

SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City, and Wyoming County is here to help! Our trained professionals are equipped to oversee small to large losses. We partner with our local large loss team pending the size of your loss and significance of damage. 

Our team at SERVPRO® is available 24/7 and can be reached at 570-714-0090. We are here to help! 

Why Chose SERVPRO ?

3/8/2024 (Permalink)


For half a century, millions of customers have chosen and trusted SERVPRO® . Our professionals are skilled and help to make the damage "Like it never happened".

There are many reasons why customers chose SERVPRO for their emergency needs. Here are some of our top three reasons:

1) Customer Care -Customer Care is our top priority. We are available 24/7, year-round and will help navigate this emotional time for you. Our professionals will educate you on the restoration process and be sure to walk you through each step of the way. 

2) Insurance Company relationship- SERVPRO works directly with your insurance company to help facilitate, navigate, and manage necessary paperwork for a more streamlined experience.

3)Customer Reviews- Throughout our SERVPRO system there are 61,000 positive reviews and experiences posted on Google. Our customers share their testimonials of the work performed. We are proud and thankful to make such a positive impact on people during their most stressful times. 

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

Ways to prevent Mold in your home

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

Mold Mold Prevention and Remediation

Mold can appear in many different colors and can look like spots. If you suspect mold is growing in your home, it is a good idea that you contact a professional who can evaluate what type and ensure it is safely removed. 

Below are some tips on how you can prevent Mold Growth in your home. 

1)Fix any leaks in your home's roof, walls, or plumbing so there is no moisture to feed the growth of mold

2)Clean and dry your home very quickly after any type of flooding (within 23- 48 hours) 

3)Utilize mold killing cleaning products for cleaning your bathroom

4)Remove any carpets or upholstery that have been soaked and have not been dried out right away. 

5) Be sure there is proper air flow in your home. Uses exhaust fans and vent outside your home within your kitchen and bathrooms. 

Should you find yourself in question or need removal of mold we are here to help. 

SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City, & Wyoming County can assist you with the removal. Call us today at 570-714-0090 

Water heater Leak

9/7/2023 (Permalink)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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