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When Hurricanes hit Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties, SERVPRO is ready!

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties specializes in hurricane damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-hurricane condition.

September 2017 Was the Most Active Month on Record for Atlantic Hurricanes

As measured by the ACE index, September 2017 has become the most active month on record for Atlantic hurricanes.

More than one-quarter of an average Atlantic hurricane season is left.

September 2017, with Category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria and Category 4 Hurricane Jose, has been the most active month of any Atlantic hurricane season on record.

Though not necessarily indicative of impact, a good way to rank the most extreme months of a hurricane season is using a parameter called the ACE (Accumulated Cyclone Energy) index, calculated by adding each tropical storm or hurricane's wind speed through its life cycle.

Have Hurricane Damage?  Call Us Today 570.256.4405

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties responds at all hours

8/25/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties recently responded to a water loss in Bloomsburg, PA.  The call came in at 4:00 am and we were on site at 5:03 am.  This is just another example of our excellent 24/7 emergency service.

This customer had a toilet supply line break and there were three floors affected with water.  The work that we performed for this customer was:  Residential water damage mitigation:  equipment set up, use, monitoring and take down.  Also, removal of wet/damaged materials, hauling & disposal of debris.

If you or anyone you know ever have an emergency please know that SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties is here for you at any time of day.  Our phone number is 570.256.4485.

Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties Basement Cleanup

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties Basement Cleanup SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties outside of a Commercial Building in Danville, PA.

During the month of July 2017 SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties received several calls to extract water from/dry basements.  The attached photo is two of our vans parked outside of a commercial building in Danville, PA.  On the first day there we extracted the water from the basement.  We went back the next day to clean the carpet and so much rain fell in such a short amount of time that we had to extract the water from the basement a second time.  Then we were able to clean the carpet.  

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan County received so many calls during this flooding that we had to keep lists going of who called first.  

If ever you are in need of our services, please don't hesistate to call us at 570.256.4485.

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

7/5/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week!  Our franchise must respond to all calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties is also part of a 1-4-8 program.  The 1-4-8 program response times are expected from franchises on all referrals received from SERVPRO (1-800-SERVPRO), unless otherwise prescribed.  [Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a local CAT event or storm situations.]:

ONE HOUR to contact customer from time referral received.

FOUR HOURS to have crew on-site to begin emergency services.

EIGHT (business) HOURS from on-site arrival to contact adjuster with preliminary scope.  

If you are in need of SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties services, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 570-759-0966.

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties provides a free service!

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties provides a free service.  It is called an Emergency Ready Profile aka ERP.  We come out to your location, compile information and take photos of the property that would all be stored in one place that you could easily access in the event of an emergency.  

The photos we take are:  The Front of the Building, The Electric shut off location, The Gas Company shut off location, The Water Company shut off location, The Alarm Company shut off location, The Sprinkler System shut off location, The Server/Computer System, The Generator, The Authorized Parking Area, The Authorized Building Access Doors, The Elevator Access, The Stairway Access and any additional photos that would be beneficial of property.  

Once again, this is a free service that SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties provides.  If you are interested in getting an ERP prepared for your place of business please don't hesitate to give us a call!  Our phone number is 570.256.4485.

Good News! SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties also offers general cleaning services

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

When SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties is not busy with a disaster situation, we also provide general cleaning services.  For example, today our crew teamed up for a general cleaning in Millville, PA.  

So if you have a structure that needs to be cleaned and you don't have the time, don't want to be bothered or are simply unable please give us a call.  Our phone number is 570.256.4485 and we would be happy to help you!

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties to the rescue!

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Last Friday, June 16, 2017, our owner received a call at 1:00 am.  It was regarding a water loss in Bloomsburg, PA, and he responded when no one else would. Just another example of our great 24/7 service.  If you have an emergency and are in need of any of our services, please give us a call.  Our phone number is 570.256.4485.

Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties Smoke and Soot Cleanup

6/16/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 570.256.4485

When Storms or Floods hit Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties, SERVPRO is ready!

6/15/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams [[Click to your disaster recovery page]] that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 570.256.4485

Does Your Columbia, Montour or Sullivan County Home Have A Mold Problem

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 570-256-4485