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Wilkes-Barre Residents - Don't Forget to Clean your Gutters this Fall

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

General Wilkes-Barre Residents - Don't Forget to Clean your Gutters this Fall Be sure to clean your gutters this fall!

Thoroughly cleaning your Wilkes-Barre home’s gutters every spring and fall will keep them working like they should. Leaves can build up and clog the downspouts, which can cause water damage to your roof.  Water pouring over the gutters or from leaks can end up next to your home’s foundation, in the basement or crawlspace. Follow these tips below to keep your home safe and dry this Fall.

A hose-end attachment specially designed for gutters may make this project a lot easier. If you need to clean from a ladder, follow these steps.

Step 1

Begin cleaning the gutter near a downspout.

Step 2

Remove the large debris (leaves, twigs, etc.) with a trowel and dump it in a bucket.

Step 3
To clean out finer materials, flush the gutter lengths with a hose starting at the end opposite the downspout. Alternatively, you can use a gutter-cleaning attachment on a hose. If the water doesn’t drain, recheck the downspout strainer and clean as necessary.

If gutter water still doesn’t drain, the downspout may be clogged.

  1. Check the drain end. If the downspout runs underground, remove it from the pipe as needed.
  2. Install a small nozzle on the hose, and lock it at full pressure. Turn on the water and feed the hose up from the bottom of the spout. If this doesn’t clear the downspout or the nozzle is too big, use a plumber’s snake tool to clear the blockage.
  3. Reattach the downspout.
  4. Flush the entire gutter again.
  5. Be sure to clean the downspout strainers.

Source: https://www.lowes.com

Cleaning Out Your Forty Fort Gutters This Fall

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

General Cleaning Out Your Forty Fort Gutters This Fall Be sure to clean out leaves from your gutters this Fall!

Helpful Tips to Clean Out Your Gutters this Fall: 

As the leaves begin to change, not only do we recommend appreciating the Fall Foliage, we also recommend cleaning out your gutters. It's good to know that a debris-clogged gutter can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. Below are tips on how to clean out your gutters to avoid water damage following a severe storm. You should clean your gutters at least once a year — twice a year if you have overhanging trees. Clogged gutters after big storms are important to clean as well. Follow these steps below to make it a hassle free Fall! 

Steps:

  • Wear a shirt with long sleeves. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Have a good extendable ladder available. Standoff stabilizers (ladder “horns”) are ideal to keep the ladder from damaging the gutter.
  • Use a small plastic scoop to remove gunk. Buy a gutter scoop from the hardware store or try a child’s sand shovel.
  • Spare your lawn by dumping the stuff onto a plastic tarp.
  • After you’ve cleared the muck, flush the gutters and downspouts with a garden hose — also a great way to spot any leaks.

We here at SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township are wishing you a very Happy and Safe Fall Season! We are always Here to Help. 

Source: https://www.houselogic.com/organize-maintain/home-maintenance-tips/how-to-clean-rain-gutters/

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township Celebrates 1 Year of Service

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township Celebrates 1 Year of Service The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce helped in celebrating the grand opening of SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township's new location.

Celebrating 1 Year of Service! 


On Thursday, April 27th, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce helped in celebrating the grand opening of SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township's new location.


Along with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new location at 210 Division Street, Kingston, SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township recognized its one year anniversary and success in service.


SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened." 


SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.


For emergency services, contact SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township at 570-714-0090. 

For Immediate Services in Wyoming County, Call SERVPRO

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

General For Immediate Services in Wyoming County, Call SERVPRO Wyoming County Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Wyoming County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.



  • 24-Hour Emergency Service

  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster

  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians

  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

  • Locally Owned and Operated

  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 


Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 570-714-0090


Residential Services


Whether your Wyoming County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services: Click Here



  • Water Damage Restoration

  • Fire Damage Restoration

  • Mold Remediation

  • Storm Damage Restoration

  • Cleaning Services


Commercial Services


There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Wyoming County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: Click Here



  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration

  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Be Prepared When Disaster Strikes with our Emergency Ready Program

2/9/2017 (Permalink)

General Be Prepared When Disaster Strikes with our Emergency Ready Program 50% of Businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster. Be ready with our Emergency Ready Program.

Take Advantage of the SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township Emergency READY Profile 


Did you know, as many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, the 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 having a plan in place (ERP,) you minimize the interruption to your business and stand a higher chance of remaining open post disaster. 

 

Benefits of an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP):



  • 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 SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township 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."


Don't Wait Until Disaster Strikes!
Be Prepared! Call SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township at 570-714-0090 to prepare your ERP!

5 DIY Winter Projects for your Luzerne Home

1/25/2017 (Permalink)

General 5 DIY Winter Projects for your Luzerne Home Keep Busy this Winter with these Simple DIY Projects.

If you’re like most, you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors lately. Since we still have several more months of winter in Luzerne before we start seeing signs of spring, take a look at a few of these simple DIY winter projects for your home. 

Spruce up your home and avoid the Winter Blues! 

1. Repaint 

Use brighter colors during the winter months to make up for the lack of sunshine outside. Bring the sunshine inside!

2. Repurpose Mirrors

We all have a few mirrors scattered throughout our homes. Take some time this winter to repurpose them. A splash of paint, new frame, or tile can really make a difference to the standard everyday mirror. 

3. Declutter

We often use the Spring season as our time to declutter, but take all the indoor time you have this winter season to start the job early. January is "Get Organized Month." You'll thank yourself when the warm weather comes and your spring cleaning is already accomplished! 

4. Create your own Winter Wreath 

Wreaths are for more than just the holidays. Use them all winter long while also squeezing in a DIY project. Greenery, Pine Cones, Glitter, Silver/White/Gold Spray Paint, bells, lights, bows and more all make for the perfect touch to your winter wreath. 

5. Warm up your Home

Replace an old area rug. Find a brightly colored and warm area rug to spruce up any room and also make it a little easier to get out of bed in the morning...especially on hardwood or tile floors in the deep winter months! 

We understand Winter can be hard on some. We hope these DIY tasks can help you get through the winter and liven up your home in the process. 

Should you need our assistance with any emergency this winter, don't hesitate to give SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township a call! - 570-714-0090

Kingston Residents: Keep your Home Safe and Warm this Winter Season!

1/10/2017 (Permalink)

General Kingston Residents: Keep your Home Safe and Warm this Winter Season! Be careful! If used incorrectly, space heaters can increase the risk of home fires.

Tis' the season for extremely cold temperatures for Kingston Residents and the surrounding areas. In order to stay warm and also remain cost efficient, many invest in portable space heaters to get through the winter season. Although they do come in handy, if not used correctly, space heaters can be one of the leading causes of home fires. 

To Keep your Kingston Home Safe and Warm this Winter, follow these Space Heater Safety Tips Below! 

  • Keep Space Heater at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn or catch flame. 

  • Place Space Heater on a flat surface and out of doorways where they can be knocked over. 

  • Avoid plugging Space Heaters into a Power Cord. Plug the Space Heater directly into the wall outlet. 

  • Keep Children and Pets away from the Space Heater. 

  • Only use Reputable, Nationally known and tested Space Heaters.

  • Never leave a Space Heater unattended. Look for Space Heaters that shut off automatically, or Remember to shut off before bed. 

Source: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/local/south-carolina/tiffany-circle/Home-Heating-Safety-Tips-from-the-American-Red-Cross


To Read the full article, Click on the link above from our friends and partners at The American Red Cross. 

Does your Kingston Home or Commercial Property have Fire Damage due to a Space Heater? Call SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township at 570-714-0090, so we can make it "Like it never even happened."

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Tunkhannock Home

10/30/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

For Immediate Service in Wyoming County, Call SERVPRO

8/6/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township  provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Wyoming County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 570-714-0090

Residential Services

Whether your Wyoming County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Wyoming County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: CLICK HERE

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

For Immediate Service in Pittston, Call SERVPRO

7/14/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/ Kingston Township provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Pittston. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 570-714-0090

Residential Services

Whether your Pittston home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Pitston commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: Click Here

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

For Immediate Service in Luzerne, Call SERVPRO

6/30/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/ Kingston Township provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Luzerne. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 570-714-0090

Residential Services

Whether your Luzerne home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Luzerne commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: Click Here

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

For Immediate Services in Kingston, Call SERVPRO

6/17/2016 (Permalink)

General For Immediate Services in Kingston, Call SERVPRO Kingston Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

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SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Kingston. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 570-714-0090

Residential Services

Whether your Kingston home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services: Click Here

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Kingston commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: Click Here

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration