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IICRC Certified Firm

8/29/2022 (Permalink)

Certificate from the IICRC for SERVPRO of Adamstown Mohnton We are an IICRC Certified Firm here to help!

SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton 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 Adamstown, Mohnton

SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton 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.

Call Today - 717-484-0007

For Immediate Service in Northern Lancaster County, Call SERVPRO Adamstown, Mohnton

8/29/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Northern Lancaster and South West Berks Counties. 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 @ 717-484-0007

Residential Services

Whether your Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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: 


  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Northern Lancaster County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/29/2022 (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 Adamstown, Mohnton 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 –717-484-0007

Fire Damage Reading PA

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Living room. Everything is charred, walls, ceiling, floors and furniture. Fire Damage Reading PA

Fires can be devastating to you and your family.

Here are some tips for fire safety:

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home.

Make sure to change the batteries of the smoke detectors.

Always practice your escape plan with your family, including your pets. If a fire occurs, escape your house as soon as possible and never go back inside for anything or anyone.

Don’t leave burning candles unattended.
Secure your wires out of sight of your pet, as you do not want them to mistake them for a chew toy.

We are the fire damage experts and can help you at the first sign, we have 24/7 emergency service and can help you no matter the time. Call SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton 717-484-0007.

SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is a disaster restoration company that specializes in water damage, mold removal, fire/smoke damage. In addition, we help with storm damage and bio remediation. We have highly trained specialists and equipment to help with any size project. 

Offering 24/7 emergency service, as we understand emergencies can occur at any time of day. We are able to restore your home or business and are the number one choice in cleanup and restoration services in the industry. No matter the type or size of the problem SERVPRO Adamstown Mohnton is here to help.

Filing an insurance claim? We work with insurance claims to make your claim process stress free. From the paperwork to the completion of the restoration we are here to help. Give us a call today - 717-484-0007!

Storm Damage Adamstown Pa

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

After a harsh storm a lot of damage can occur due to wind and water. At SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton we are here to help!

Please understand if you experience storm damage do not wait to call SERVPRO. Prolonged exposures to water can disintegrate drywall or facilitate microbial growth; wood can swell, warp, or rot; electrical parts can short out, malfunction, and cause fires or shock.

Mud, silt and unknown contaminants in the water not only get everything dirty, they also create a health hazard.

Dampness promotes the growth of mildew, a mold or fungus that can grow on porous materials. 

If you suspect you have a mold or moisture problem please call today for a free inspection 717-484-0007

We would love the opportunity to make it "Like it never even happened." for you!

Tobacco Odor and Nicotine Removal in Reinholds Pa

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

Trying to sell your home but potential buyers are loosing interest due to "It smells like cigarettes"? Call SERVPRO Adamstown, Mohnton to discuss your options. We are more then happy to stop out and provide you a free quote today!

SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton does it all, from Carpet to HVAC Duct cleaning and sealing, cleaning and sealings walls and ceilings (if required) and also Ozone treatment. No (2) homes are exactly the same thus no (2) process are either. At SERVPRO Adamstown, Mohnton we take the time to inspect each induvial property and listen to our customers concerns to make sure we are providing a 5 Star experience they deserve without paying for something they may not even need. 

Let SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton make it "Like it never even happened!"

Commercial Warehouse Cleaning Mohnton, Pa

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Adamstown Mohnton, was recently contracted to perform a commercial warehouse cleaning in Mohnton Pa. The customer purchased a 15,000 square foot warehouse space however they could not move in until heavy duty floor cleaning and sanitizing was performed due to eh company that occupied the facility before them. 

SERVPRO of Adamstown Mohnton was able to complete the floor cleaning in (1) day using a Tennant T16 floor scrubber along with SERVPRO's own Industrial Cleaner product! The office manager was extremely pleased with the results and happy that she could walk across the floor without slipping and sliding from the prior greasy residue. She also said the difference was like "day and night". Because of the excellent work performed, the customer requested additional services for the office space as well!

At SERVPRO Adamstown Mohnton we are committed to making our customers happy and always providing the quickest and most effective service possible. There is no cleaning project too large or small for SERVPRO Adamstown, Mohnton! Call Today for any of your commercial cleaning, restoration or construction needs!


When disaster strikes too close to home!

7/18/2022 (Permalink)

A hazardous water tanker truck half inside the SERVPRO office. Tanker Truck Meets Commercial Building

On Saturday, July 16, 2022, a hazardous waste tanker truck lost control on Willow Street and smashed into our SERVPRO Office here in Adamstown. Fortunately no one was injured and handling disasters like this is what we do!

SERVPRO responded immediately, provided shoring to the structure so the Adamstown Police and Fire Departments could coordinate the removal of the truck from the building. Once the truck was removed we built temporary walls to secure the building and tarped the roof to make the structure water tight. This is not the Grand Opening that we were hoping for, but we will be sure to make this disaster "Like it never even happened." Stay tuned for before and after photos and our official neighborhood grand opening! We are excited to work in and be a part of this historic and charming city. 

Warehouse Cleaning in Mohnton PA

7/18/2022 (Permalink)

Warehouse floor approximately 15000 square feet Commercial Floor Scrubbing and Sanitizing Project.

This customer just purchased a 15,000 square foot warehouse space in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. They reached out to SERVPRO Adamstown, Mohnton to perform heavy duty floor cleaning and sanitizing before they move into the property. We were able to complete the floor cleaning in (1) day using a Tennant T16 floor scrubber along with SERVPRO Industrial Cleaner. The office manager was extremely pleased with the results and happy that she could walk across the floor without slipping and sliding from the prior greasy residue. She also said the difference was like "day and night". Because of the excellent work we performed, they requested that we perform a deep cleaning and carpet cleaning of the office space as well!

We are committed to making our customers happy and always providing the quickest and most effective service possible. There is no cleaning project too large or small for SERVPRO Adamstown, Mohnton! 

Garage Door Repair in Reading Pa

7/18/2022 (Permalink)

(2) Car Garage Doors, white molding on a stucco façade. Mold and Rot around garage door openings.

This single-family townhouse was experiencing warping and rotting around its two car garage door openings. This occurred due to constant moisture exposure from failed caulking around the wooden brick molding and door jambs. We responded immediately to provide the owner with a FREE quote. We were so ecstatic that they chose SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton to address this issue and complete their small restoration project on their home. Our technicians removed all the rotted wood around the two car garage door openings and replaced the jamb, brick mold and weatherstripping with PVC to prevent this from reoccurring in the future and to make it look like it never it happened! SERVPRO is here for all reconstruction or renovation projects, no matter how big or small. 

Mold Remediation in Mohnton

7/7/2022 (Permalink)

Laundry room bathroom combination half demolished with visible signs of mold growth on the drywall. Lurking water behind wall and ceiling systems causing mold growth.

Water damage can be lurking behind walls and ceilings at any time. When this customer decided it was time to remodel his laundry room/bathroom, he was surprised when he found significant mold growth behind his finishes. Upon inspecting the area SERVPRO discovered that the wax ring from the above level bathroom toilet had been leaking for what appeared to be quite some time. Thankfully he called SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton to complete the mold remediation! After remediation and cleaning was completed, the owner said "I may just leave it open like this because it's so clean". Having a great staff along with the access to some of the best cleaning products in the industry make it that much easier to do our job and keep customers happy!