Recent General Posts

Halloween 2021 Fire Safety

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

Its time to break out the cobwebs and jack-o-lanterns! Halloween marks a special time of year where people can dress up as their favorite super hero or brain eating zombie and not get any weird looks. Where the spooky is turned up to 11 and everyone has fun! But it also has a noticeable increase in property fire damages, specifically during the "Halloween" period, Oct 30th-Nov 1st. 

During these 3 days of the year approximately 9,000 fires are reported nationwide. Of those 9,000 fires, approximately 9% are spread from Halloween decorations! That's not all though, property damage that occurs in this window sees a rough increase of 15% in the cost to repair when compared to the rest of the year. There is also an unfortunate 8% increase in fatalities that occur in these fires when compared to the yearly average.

Now, what can you do to prevent Halloween house fires? Primarily, you need to be cautious and aware of where you place decorations around your home. If you and your family enjoy making Jack-o-lanterns, use battery operated LED lights instead of a lit candle to light them up, but if you do end up using candles make sure that the pumpkins are far away from any flammable decorations, like string or paper, you may have strung up!

Happy New Year!

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

If you or your loved ones are planning to celebrate New Year's with family or friends it is important to set some guide lines. 

If you plan on cooking food for family and friends be sure to be extra vigilant when doing so, most cooking fires start due to negligence while cooking. Don't let the night's festivities distract you!

Be sure to keep track of the weather in your area, especially if you or other attendees don't plan on staying the whole night. Icy roads don't mix well with night driving.

Finally, make sure to abide by the rules set in place for your county in regards to COVID-19. The last way you want to start the New Year and the end of the year that will go down in history is to get sick.

From our family here at SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek, have fun and stay safe!

Are you planning on traveling this holiday?

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Traveling during the Holidays can be both taxing and dangerous. The time leading up to Christmas and the New Year has multiple millions of people going out to visit friends and family all across the country and is some of the busiest time of the year. In some places snow is already falling, in others the partying has begun early. It is important that while traveling you keep your eyes and ears open and alert to spot any potential issues that could impact you. 

Things like inclement weather, traffic, and even drunk drivers will be abundant. Preparing properly, planning your route and checking up on weather and traffic reports and other such things can help you avoid a lot of the trouble that you could find yourself in. 

It is also important that you abide by any rules or mandates that are currently active in your state or town in regards to COVID-19. We know that visiting family across the country is likely not possible this year but that doesn't mean that you can't talk with them for a bit on the phone or in a video call. It is important to keep both yourself and your family safe!

At the end of the day we here at SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek want you all to have a wonderful Holiday season with friends and family and to simply stay safe.

Happy Holidays!

Are you ready for Holiday traveling?

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Traveling during the Holidays can be both taxing and dangerous. The time leading up to Christmas and the New Year has multiple millions of people going out to visit friends and family all across the country and is some of the busiest time of the year. In some places snow is already falling, in others the partying has begun early. It is important that while traveling you keep your eyes and ears open and alert to spot any potential issues that could impact you. 

Things like inclement weather, traffic, and even drunk drivers will be abundant. Preparing properly, planing your route and checking up on weather and traffic reports and other such things can help you avoid a lot of the trouble that you could find yourself in. 

At the end of the day we here at SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek want you all to have a wonderful Holiday season with friends and family and to simply stay safe.

Happy Holidays!

SERVPRO Holiday Donations

12/30/2017 (Permalink)

We recently donated some Christmas gifts to the kids of the Nanticoke Head Start program for kids in need. After they received the donations they decided to send us thank you cards and pictures of the classes enjoying them. Christmas is about giving to friends, family, and most importantly those in need all around the world. It is important to take a look a round this time of year to see those that are truly in need of some extra help and spread some holiday joy and cheer by giving them something they could use. Whether that something is a nice lunch or even some nice warm clothes for the cold weather, anything that can help people is always appreciated. We strongly encourage all those that can to spread holiday cheer and donate to those in need wherever possible!

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Hanover Township/Bear Creek Home

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hanover Township/Bear Creek 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 Hanover Township/Bear Creek

SERVPRO of Hanover Township/Bear Creek 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 Hanover Township/Bear Creek, Call SERVPRO

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hanover Township/Bear Creek provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Hanover Township or Bear Creek. 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 Anytime at - (570) 822-4700

Residential Services

Whether your Hanover Township or Bear Creek 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 Hanover Township/Bear Creek 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: http://www.SERVPROhanovertownshipbearcreek.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Marine Corps 241st Birthday

1/29/2017 (Permalink)

Celebrate the 241st Birthday of the United States Marine Corps today with Co-owner of SERVPRO of Hanover township , Bear Creek, Carbon and NW Monroe Scott Wescoat. Scott was in the Marine Corps from 1996 - 2000 leaving at the rank of Corporal. Happy birthday Marine Corps! Semper Fidelis

Christmas 2016

12/27/2016 (Permalink)

Its that time of the year again, when decorations are up and the kids are waiting for morning to unwrap their gifts from Santa. We here at SERVPRO of Hanover township and BearCreek would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and have a Happy New Year!

Christmas 2016 Office Tree Decorating

12/18/2016 (Permalink)

We started decorating our office this week. Here is Jake decorating our office Christmas tree.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2016

12/7/2016 (Permalink)

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. This is the event that brought forth the famous quote "A date that will live in infamy" by Franklin Roosevelt, and abruptly threw us into World War II. We celebrate the 7th of December every year as a day to remember those who fell all those many years ago and to remind them that their sacrifice did not go in vein.