Your Belongings and Storm Damage

Northeastern Pa. has experienced its share of storms within the past few years. We have experienced several tornadoes, severe rain and flooding as well as the typical wind and hail. Storm damage can be area wide affecting many homes and business at once. This can be problematic to most storm cleanup companies because of their inability to successfully manage several disasters at once.

One advantage of hiring SERVPRO of Wayne and South Lackawanna Counties is in times of wide-spread storm damage is that through our network of other local SERVPRO franchises or through our corporate Disaster Response Team (DRT), we can successfully address any size disaster. When most companies are limited in certified restoration technicians and specialized equipment, with SERVPRO of  Wayne and South Lackawanna Counties you are always getting our "A" team. No job is too big for the team of green trucks.

Employing a qualified company during these times is even more important because flooding is considered category 3 water (i.e. dirty water) and has the potential for negative health effects. All outside water is "dirty water".  SERVPRO of Wayne and South Lackawanna Counties along with our partners will ensure that your home or business is restored to IICRC certifications; a safe and healthy living and working environment.

When other companies are "too busy", know that SERVPRO of Wayne and South Lackawanna Counties is "always here to help", the green trucks will be on the scene helping make it "Like it never even happened".

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (570) 969-9470

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Wayne and South Lackawanna Counties specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.


If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Wayne and South Lackawanna Counties can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  A quicker remodeling process
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  •  Television sets
  •  DVD players
  •  Computers
  •  And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of Wayne and South Lackawanna Counties can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a storm event happens, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  •  Preloss list and value of contents
  •  Detailed and accurate report
  •  Better information to settle claims quicker
  •  Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  •  Peace of mind when you need it most  

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