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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

Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties 24 Hour Emergency Damage Water Service

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties 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 - 570-256-4485

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 of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties 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 Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties 

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties 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.

CE class held 04/19/2017

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Co and SERVPRO of Hazleton/Harveys Lake held a CE class on 04/19, at their office. We had 21 Insurance agents in attendance for the course:

Understanding the Restoration Industry:

Property Fire Damage Restoration.

This is a 4 hour course. A delicious home-made  lunch, provided by Dorothy Hess, was enjoyed by all at the end of the course. Feedback on the course was very positive and several attendees asked that recipes of the lunch be made available. 

Exterior Cleanup after Barn Fire

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Exterior Cleanup after Barn Fire Rental equipment used on site, also a tri-axle dump druck was used to haul all debris away.

SERVPRO not only cleans up interior of buildings but can also provide outstanding service for totaled property damage. This barn had basically burned to the ground, with all the customer's tools and equipment inside. The customer contacted SERVPRO of Hazleton/Harveys Lake to see if we could provide service and to get a quote.