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When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is ready!

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

Flood debris on wires Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage.

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, 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 that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 570-759-0966

Fire Loss

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

holes cut in roof SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties responding to a board up.

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties received a call on a Sunday morning from a local homeowner who had a fire at his home. Unfortunately, he and his wife were in Massachusetts at the time of the fire. He indicated the firemen were still on-site putting out hot spots. We scheduled for afternoon arrival so as not to be in the firemen’s way. We loaded a generator, board up tools, ladders, and sheets of plywood and headed to the loss. The home is 4 stories, most of the windows on front half of the home were gone as were the double front doors, plus several holes cut in the 4th story roof. By shortly after dark, all ground floor windows and doors were secured, and several second story windows as well. We also secured rear door with hasp and padlock due to the firemen forcing their way in.

Chimney Fire

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

chimney fire debris SERVPRO arrived onsite to perform emergency clean up and drying.

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Co was contacted by a neighboring SERVPRO franchise on a recent Saturday morning to ask if we could take a residential chimney fire in their territory. They didn’t have much info on the job and unfortunately, a winter storm was due to move in in a few hours. Our SERVPRO owner loaded a few pieces of equipment and headed to the loss after calling crew members to follow later. While on-site and waiting for the property owner, the snow started falling heavily.  We scheduled to return Sunday after roads were plowed. We were able to get more crew there on Sunday and initiate a rough cleanup of the heavier affected room and devise our plan to continue drying and cleaning during the week.

Water Loss Hazards

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

kitchen ceiling tiles falling SERVPRO walked in to the home to find the kitchen ceiling on the floor.

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Co was called to a water damage cleanup, which also included a cleanup due to the resident of the home. The resident suffered an emotional and psychological attack when seeing the water loss to the kitchen on first floor, caused by a forgotten bathtub faucet running. The resident mistakenly wanted to save her belongings on the second floor from getting wet by throwing all clothing and smaller furniture down the stairway. This caused a hazardous condition for SERVPRO personnel to remove the clothing blocking access to the second floor, but we also had to be very careful to secure the furniture from crashing down on top of personnel. The clearing of the stairway took over two hours. We found the bathroom was the only room affected on second floor. The resident’s bedrooms were unaffected by water. The kitchen, however, required almost 50% demolition, including the cabinets and counter top, damaged by water. 

Country Club Frozen Pipe

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

paint peeling from ceiling Crew found paint peeling in several rooms.

An affair was held in a local golf course Country Club, but when everyone left, the water was left on by mistake in the Pro shop. This building is not used in the colder months and is not set up for cold weather use. In other words, plumbing runs above the first floor, in an unheated attic space. Of course, November had one of those short, but severe, cold snaps and the copper pipe froze, sending water thru a large area of the drywall ceiling (plus 3 layers of batt insulation) and into several rooms below. Carpet, drywall, and MDF base trim were affected. Initially when SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties arrived, this loss appeared to be much larger than it ended up being, due to commercial carpeted areas being wet from the water spreading out into various rooms. Once this was extracted and dried, the size of the loss became more manageable.

Reconstruction At a High Rise

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

drywall repaired and painted SERVPRO repaired the drywall and painted the affected area.

Due to water damage in 5 floors and 9 apartments at an assisted living facility, the amount of actual damage was restricted to ceilings having drywall removed in 2 of the apartments. The size of the repairs was fairly minimal, and the facility asked if SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties could do the repairs as their maintenance person was overloaded at the time. As the size of the repair was small, contractors were not interested in the work. SERVPRO techs installed drywall patches and finished the drywall seams, sealed and painted the ceilings affected. We do not normally perform restoration, but with the new tech’s restoration talents, we have an avenue to provide additional work for us, but also provide additional services for our customers.

Christmas Season

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

Christmas Tree Christmas Tree Safety!

It’s that time of season again! Christmas trees are being placed into residences and some businesses. Candles are being lit more often at this time of year. With the Christmas season, many avoidable home fires will occur across the country, damaging and destroying homes. There are several very timely tips to keep in mind:

  1. Keep trees watered.
  2. Use only UL approved and labeled electrical lights.
  3. Use only UL approved extension cords and outlet strips.
  4. Keep all flammable items well away for candles.
  5. Do not let tree lights on and candles lit when not at home and at bedtime.
  6. Never overload your electrical circuits.
  7. Use GFCI whenever possible.
  8. Use space heaters with care, keep away from combustible items.
  9. Smoke detectors are a must, they will save your life!
  10. Water your Christmas tree every day! A dry tree can catch on fire easily.

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

pipe broke and caused water to flood basement This basement was flooded due to a pipe break to the bathroom.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Berwick basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 570-759-0966

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 570-759-0966

We provide immediate service day or night!

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

box truck ready to go SERVPRO packed up and ready to go!

SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Berwick. 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 – 570-759-0966

Residential Services

Whether your Berwick 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

When Down Pours Roll Through....

10/31/2019 (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.

24/7 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 more than 1,650 Franchises across the country.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today

570-759-0966