Orwigsburg Enjoys Renninger’s Farmers Market Year-Round
Come out and enjoy the experience at Renninger’s Farmers Market. We look forward to seeing you.
Orwigsburg Residents Know it is More Than Just a Farmer’s Market – It’s Antiques & More
If you enjoy shopping at the local farmer’s market, Renninger’s Farmers Market is the place to be on the weekends. They feature an indoor market Saturday and Sunday, starting at 8 AM. On Sunday you can shop at the outdoor market, also starting at 8 AM. Shoppers will find all kinds of great deals on groceries, meats, snacks, and produce. But shopping isn’t limited to food items. Their vendors also have:
- Household items
The outdoor flea market takes place on Sunday and is a bargain hunter’s delight. If you enjoy auctions, Gilbertville Auction house hosts them Friday – Sunday. You can find them on Facebook for upcoming auctions. They also have a great café – The Auction Café.
SERVPRO of Pottsville is proud to be locally owned and operated. We are an experienced puffback cleanup company serving the Orwigsburg area. Contact us at (570) 622-8991 if you are having problems with your furnace and puffback residue. We can get that cleaned up for you in no time.
Make a Light Up Dandelion Canvas in Pottsville
Let SERVPRO work on their art of mold removal, while you work on art for your walls.
Create a Beautiful Work of Art at this Pottsville Event
The Art Barn is where the fun begins. You do not even have to be an artist to create a stunning canvas. The Dandelion Lighted Canvas event is hosted by Created by Corks and Canvas. It was supposed to happen in spring, but like many things got moved to the fall. But dandelions seeds are works of wonder, blowing in the wind any time of year. The event includes:
- Making and 11x14 painting – step by step instructions provided
- All supplies included
- Different colored lights to customize your painting
The cost is $40, and you do need to preregister. It takes place on November 20, 2020, at 6 PM. Register now and take time to step away from the worries and stress of the day.
SERVPRO of Pottsville provides mold removal services for homes and businesses with mold problems. Our technicians are certified in mold removal and can mitigate the problem by cleaning up existing mold, repairing damaged structural elements, and sanitizing impacted areas. Contact us at (579) 622-8991 for professional mold remediation services.
SERVPRO Provides Professional Water Extraction in Pottsville
SERVPRO has technicians with the tools and reliability your home needs after a water intrusion.
Pottsville is a Town Rich in Culture with Homes that Experience Water Intrusions
Fall is coming to an end in Pottsville. The area is flooded with vibrant colors as the leaves change. Although the times are challenging, residents are gearing up to celebrate the holidays. This can mean diverse traditions with the many blended cultures that are in Pennsylvania.
William Penn Founded It – Coal Kept It Going
William Penn was granted the land that would become Pottsville by Charles II. In 1752 the city became part of Berks County. The quaint town sits on the edge of the Schuylkill River.
In 1790, Necho Allen discovered a rich coal seam, which begins a long history in anthracite coal. Legend has it that Allen, who was a hunter, nodded off with a lit campfire. The next thing he knows, he is awakened by a large fire. Supposedly his small fire ignited a coal outcropping on Broad Mountain.
John Pott purchased a forge that was started in 1795. It was an anthracite-fired finery forge along the Schuylkill River. The town would eventually be named Pottsville, after John Pott. In 1811, the town became part of Schuylkill County. The town formally began with:
- Henry Donnell, a local surveyor, laying out the town in 1816.
- It was established in Norwegian Township as a village in 1819.
- Pottsville was incorporated on February 10, 1828.
- Becomes the county seat in 1851.
Oldest Family Brewer in the US
D.G Yuengling & Son began a brewery in 1829. It is now the oldest brewery that is family-owned and continually operated in the United States. Highlights include:
- Prohibition Period -Yuengling stops making beer, starts making “near beer”.
- Yuengling Dairy – Created to help with income during the prohibition. Sold ice cream and other dairy products.
- Three brews were produced, Yuengling Special, Yuengling Por-Tor, and the Yuengling Juvo.
- In 1933, sent a truckful of Winner Beer to President Franklin D Roosevelt to thank him for repealing the prohibition.
- The dairy folded in 1985.
- 2nd largest American-owned brewery in the US.
Business & Industry Comes to Pottsville
The Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company acquires vast amounts of coal lands. This leads to it becoming one of the most prominent and profitable coal companies in PA. The anthracite coal industry eventually died out after WW II.
The Schuylkill River is an ideal location for the textile industry, and in 1881 the Phillips Van Heusen business was established. It was an amazing story of local folks growing the area. Moses and Endel Phillips began the business by hand sewing shirts. They sold their wares via pushcarts to the local miners. Although many of these textile companies would leave the area in the ‘70s, it allowed the city to flourish.
Another textile business was the Tilt Silk Mill. This company imported silkworms from China and produced silk. The mill had mulberry trees in a solarium that fed the worms. Eventually, nylon stockings pushed this type of industry out, but the building is still in use today by another company.
Moving Into the 20th Century
As history moved along, so did Pottsville. Events shaped and changed the area to what it is today. Local happenings included:
- Hosting the National Football Franchise from 1925 to 1928.
- The Pottsville Maroons were a top team in early football history. They eventually moved to Boston and became the Boston Bulldogs.
- Popular spot for vaudeville performers and traveling acts through the mid-20th century.
- Pearl Bailey resided in Pottsville in her early career.
- The city was the theme of a Laurel & Hardy film called Berth Marks.
- Because of the “illicit” activities in town, WWII soldiers at Fort Indiantown Gap were forbidden to come to town.
- Pottsville Crimson Tide football team is a prep football team and one of the oldest programs in the US.
- Dial telephones were introduced in 1956.
Centre Street was redone in a streetscaping project in 2007. The city became the Schuylkill Transportation System (STS) transportation hub for the county. The Union Station Intermodal Transit Center was built for $16.1 million. It houses both Greyhound and Trailways bus services. There are many places of interest that are part of the National Registration of Historic Places, including the Pottsville Downton Historic District and Burd Patterson House.
Pottsville is still a thriving town today. It is a culturally diversified town with a background of African-American, Chinese, Italians, Pennsylvania Dutch, and many more. This makes for exciting celebrations around the holidays. Visitors are amazed at the mix of culture that is in the area.
SERVPRO is Committed to Our Community
No matter the ethnic roots of the family, they all live in homes that can experience water intrusion. When this happens, professional help is required to mitigate the problem. SERVPRO provides experienced, well-trained technicians who not only understand water extraction but the needs of the community. It is our home, too, and we care when residents need assistance. Water restoration includes:
- Emergency mitigation if needed.
- Water extraction with powerful pumps and other extraction methods.
- Drying the home with air movers and dehumidifiers.
- Cleaning surface areas and content of the home.
- Restoration to the residence.
- Returning your home to preloss condition whenever possible.
Homeowners should get professional assistance as soon as possible to prevent secondary damage, such as mold. Mold can happen quickly and spread just as quickly. Water is corrosive, and if let stand, can cause severe damage to whatever it touches.
If you have a burst pipe, overflowing dishwasher, or other water intrusions, SERVPRO of Pottsville can provide water extraction services you can trust. We are available 24/7 if it is an emergency. In any situation, we arrive as soon as possible. Contact us at (570) 622-8991. Our staff can answer any questions you might have on what we can do for you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
Can Homeowners Replace Damaged Items with Something Different?
After you experience a water loss incident in your home, SERVPRO will help make your house feel like a home again. Call now for remediation services.
SERVPRO works with homeowners in Orwigsburg to return their home to preloss condition.
Water from leaking pipes or overflowing sinks can cause a great deal of damage. Quite often, flooring materials, such as carpets and linoleum flooring, must be replaced. Even cupboards made of particle board may need to be replaced because compressed wood swells and is permanently damaged. Many Orwigsburg clients want to know if they can change or upgrade what they had?
SERVPRO has more than 60 years of restoration experience, providing water damage restoration to Orwigsburg and surrounding areas. We have found that insurance companies will cover damages and replace everything on a like for like basis. We aim to return everything in your home to its original condition, “Like it never even happened.”
However, many clients view these disasters as an opportunity to make improvements. Some situations require replacement instead of cleaning. For example, replacement may be needed if:
Carpets that cannot be sanitized and cleaned immediately often pick up stains
Materials made from particleboard swell.
For example, homeowners may decide to upgrade the quality of carpeting compared to what they had originally or install hardwood floors. Clients must pay the difference from what the insurance company allocated and the cost of the replacement.
Does a Waterlogged Carpet Need to be Replaced?
SERVPRO can respond to water damage events, usually in less than four hours. We immediately assess the situation and begin
Removing standing water,
Extracting water from carpeting and
Installing air movers and dehumidifiers.
Fast response and immediate cleaning can usually save carpeting and avoid staining.
Water damage from non clean sources such as sewage backups from toilets requires that the carpeting be removed. If the carpet fibers separate from the backing (delamination), the carpet often must be replaced.
SERVPRO can help you with these situations and answer all of your questions. We are available on a 24 / 7 basis and respond in less than four hours to water emergencies.
Call SERVPRO of Pottsville (570) 622-8991 to help with water damage to your home.
What Equipment Do Professional Use for Fire Odors?
Smoke and soot easily spread throughout the home. SERVPRO has the cleaning agents and manpower to restore your home.
Fire Damage Can Fill your Pottsville Home with Unpleasant Burnt Odors. SERVPRO Technicians Have a Range of Equipment to Ventilate and Deodorize your Property.
Why are fire odor problems tough to resolve?
Fire odors can come from numerous sources and materials in your Pottsville home. Some of these sources may be immediately noticeable, but others may reside in cavities within the home or materials and contents. The core methods of controlling odor are through deodorizing with chemicals and ventilating a property. Scents are naturally volatile particles that can dissipate quickly once the source of odor is identified and removed. Deodorant chemicals are typically used to conceal the remaining odors until they dissipate.
What equipment is useful for eliminating fire odors?
- Pressure spraying equipment can disperse deodorant chemicals directly onto surfaces and are useful for heavily charred structure.
- Air scrubbers remove particles from the air by drawing them through a series of filters.
- Ozone machines are rarely used except in heavily damaged properties but can alter the chemical composition of odor particles eliminating them.
Is ventilation effective against odors?
Ventilation can help to reduce the odors of fire damage in your Pottsville home. However, it may take a long time. We typically apply deodorants to the affected area and then ventilate it to ensure that the property is safe to return. A ventilating box fan generates a tremendous amount of airflow. We commonly use this equipment after a thermal fogger to replace the indoor environment to a natural state free from malodor. To return a property to a normal state after fogging, air must be exchanged up to fifty times. Ventilating box fans help SERVPRO technicians to keep odor control efficient.
What tools are used for duct cleaning after a house fire?
- A powerful vacuum to pull soils and soots out of ducts
- An efficient filtering system to remove bacteria and odor particles
- Agitative equipment like air whips, brushes, and augers
Getting odor under control is central to returning your home to a normal condition after the fire. Contact SERVPRO of Pottsville at (570) 622-8991.
How Vital Are In-House Contractors for Water Restoration?
When water damage strikes, SERVPRO of Pottsville is ready to restore!
With how Damaging Water can be to Pottsville Homes, our SERVPRO Team can Save Customers Time and Money with a Comprehensive Approach
After a water disaster, your entire Pottsville home could be overwhelmingly damaged. As quickly as water can pool on the flooring or penetrate sensitive materials like drywall and carpeting, it is critical to provide a thorough restoration and recovery approach that encompasses drying the house needs and repairs/reconstruction, as necessary.
Several individual actions make up the overall heading of water damage repair for Pottsville homes. With in-house contractors available 24/7 to help in these matters, we can utilize their experience and abilities in multiple areas where needed.
- Repairs - Once damaged elements like the utilities and appliances cause the water disaster to become identified, our contractors can access these areas and repair the problem before other mitigation steps.
- Controlled Demolition - Between structural degradation and deterioration and efficient restoration solutions, controlled demolition can often save customers time and money.
- Content Management - By relocating damaged contents and exposed belongings to our nearby SERVPRO facility, we can offer focused cleaning and recovery options.
- Reconstruction - After the mitigation has been completed, we must begin the final steps towards a full restoration result: replacing discarded materials.
Are Repairs Among the First Priorities of Responding SERVPRO Technicians?
Our professionals can provide critical service after a water damage incident in your home, including repairing compromised structural elements and separated fixtures. An assessment of your property's condition when our team first arrives, conducted by competent professionals like our project manager, can determine the house's needs and when our general contractors might be required. Often, we can expect that repairs and corrective actions are necessary when specific threats or conditions exist, including:
- Structural Weakening
- Exterior Wall Damage
Why Is Controlled Demolition Necessary?
One of the most traditional roles of responding to general contractors from our SERVPRO team is controlled demolition. Being such a critical water mitigation element in Pottsville, this demolition that our building trade professionals can offer is beneficial to the property in multiple ways. Some of the ways controlled demolition benefits your house include:
- Access – When repairs are necessary, such as a broken portion of pipe that needs to get replaced, or a damaged fixture, controlled demolition can provide immediate access to these areas—the more streamlined this approach, the less damage that your home ultimately suffers.
- Safety – Oversaturated and deteriorating materials can often be a safety hazard for those in the immediate vicinity. We can prevent injuries to the house's occupants or our responding technicians by removing sagging and distorted construction materials before they collapse.
- Necessity – There are situations where the safest and best possible solution is to remove damaged portions of construction materials to restore and recover in a home more efficient.
Do Exposed Contents Benefit from Off-Site Recovery?
One of the unknown factors that our contractors provide along with our technicians is the movement and relocation of damaged contents from a job site. Many of your treasured belongings and impacted items can be irreparably damaged without deliberate and fast action taken to get the contents dried and cleaned after water exposure. While some of this work can occur on-site, some of your possessions can benefit from the cleaning, restoration, deodorization, and climate-controlled storage they can receive temporarily at our SERVPRO facility. Our contractors and technicians can ensure that when the time arrives, we have these contents prepared for their return to the recovered property.
When Does Build Back Begin?
Understanding the order of events can ensure that you appreciate what tasks will still happen when restoration and recovery are underway. Building back is often an essential element to water restoration when any controlled demolition has occurred or necessary. These measures are often the final steps on returning a property to a preloss condition. While our contractors remain involved with the work in a house from our team's earliest arrival, they are also among the last to leave a job site when the final phases are occurring.
As you can see, our team technicians have a vital role in the work done to improve the outlook of properties suffering the effects of water disasters. As quickly as these situations can get out of control, the comprehensive solutions provided by the roster of our SERVPRO of Pottsville team can help to manage these scenarios. Our team will make it, "Like it never even happened," after a disaster strike when you call (570) 622-8991.
Does Drying Equipment Need to Run All the Time after Flooding?
SERVPRO Deploys Advanced Drying Equipment to Restore RH Relative Humidity as We Manage Flood Damage Mitigation in Pottsville
Pottsville Homes Benefit from SERVPRO's Aggressive Drying Service
After a storm causing flooding, many homes and businesses in Pottsville need the water and debris removed, homes repaired, and restored to their original condition. Our clients often ask us whether the air movers and dehumidifiers need to be running all of the time? Can they turn them off during office hours or at night when they are trying to sleep?
SERVPRO provides floodwater removal services to the city of Pottsville and surrounding areas. Our team initially removes all of the debris and water that may have entered your home. We also provide board up services to cover broken windows, damaged roofs, and doors. The next stage involves cleaning everything salvageable and removing the rest. Finally, our moisture removal equipment is installed to dehumidify the air and draw out all of the excess moisture that remains in the structure.
The most efficient approach is to operate the equipment continuously until moisture levels return to normal. Turning the air movers and dehumidifiers off extends the time needed to completely dry your home and increases the risk of mold colonies becoming established and causing more damage.
Everything Was So Damp, and Now the Air in Our House Feels So Dry
The air in your home may feel dry; however, high levels of moisture may still exist in walls, carpets, and your home's contents. SERVPRO monitors the humidity levels and adjusts the equipment to target specific areas that may require further drying. All materials do have a natural moisture content level; this is the goal we strive to reach.
Moisture in these areas can migrate into your home's dry air. Once your home reaches a standard RH Relative Humidity, all of our equipment is removed. Restoration of the floodwaters' damage can also begin, returning your home to its original condition.
Call SERVPRO of Pottsville (570) 622-8991 to assist with floodwater removal and restoration of your home or business.
Do Water Leaks Cause Permanent Floor Damage In Your Orwigsburg Home?
Using a professional technician to restore your home may be cost-efficient after a water emergency.
SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Professionals Can Reduce and Restore Floor Damage in your Orwigsburg Home.
What type of damage does water cause to flooring?
The floors of your Orwigsburg home are a composite of surface material, subfloor, and framework. Water naturally migrates, which, depending on the length of exposure and quantity of water, can affect your floor construction. Properties with carpeting also include a carpet pad, which typically breaks apart or deteriorate with exposure moisture. Assessing the amount of damage that water causes to flooring requires special measuring devices and, in some cases, removal of physical barriers to gain access to the lower regions of the floor construction. SERVPRO technicians can perform an expert analysis before tailoring a restoration procedure for your home.
What tools are used to assess floor damages?
- Moisture probes and sensors for non-invasive inspection methods
- Thermal imaging cameras or Boroscopes to assess hidden cavities or materials within walls
- Deconstruction of the floor or removal of carpets for visual inspection for properties with extensive damage or long-term water exposure
When should I consider replacing flooring?
Some floor materials are more resilient and therefore respond better to water damage restoration methods in your Orwigsburg home. Expensive flooring like masonry or hardwoods is generally more time and cost-efficient to restore rather than replace. We use a range of psychrometric equipment- like air movers, dehumidifiers, or venting fans- and cleaning methods to regain flooring. Often a hardwood floor can be dried and cleaned before returning to apply a new finish. Where there is extensive damage, SERVPRO can use sandblasting equipment to even out signs of cupping or warping.
What are cheap flooring materials to replace?
- Carpets and carpet pads
- Linoleum or other vinyl materials
- Laminate flooring
Using a professional technician to restore your home may be cost-efficient after a water emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Pottsville at (570) 622-8991.
Torrential Rains Caused Flooding to My Home – Can SERVPRO Help?
SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of water damage. Call us today, we are always available to help.
Professional Technicians Understand Storm Flooding and Can Provide Emergency Flood Mitigation to Pottsville Homes.
Pottsville is located along the beautiful Schuylkill River and is home to approximately 14,500 residents. Like much of Pennsylvania, it is prone to flash flooding and severe storms that can send water surging into homes. High winds can damage roofs allowing heavy rains to enter the property.
My Roof is Damaged – Can You Stop the Water from Getting Inside?
When flood damage occurs in Pottsville, getting emergency water mitigation is crucial. Our professional teams arrive on the scene as soon as possible once we receive the call. Emergency procedures are then put in place to ensure the safety of the home and occupants and to prevent further deterioration from taking place. To prevent more water from entering the home via the roof, the crew can:
- Temporarily seal the exposed area of the roof with plastic sheeting
- Tarp the roof over the plastic an added layer of protection
- Help you find a professional roofer for needed repairs
Can You Dry Out My Attic?
When a storm causes damage to a roof, it often means water damage to the attic area. The attic may simply be a small area that is barely accessible, or it may be a finished room where household items are stored. Getting the needed equipment in the attic can be a challenge, but SERVPRO’s Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians encounter these types of situations every day. They have the experience and expertise to implement the precise flood damage mitigation needed.
Many attics contain sheetrock, which can complicate drying. Controlled demolition may be needed to remove damaged sheetrock. Once this happens, the attic’s structural components are easier to dry. Even if the sheetrock shows no signs of water damage, it may have to be removed to allow access to impacted areas. Restoring an attic often means working with insulation. Wet fiberglass insulation can be restored in particular cases, but the plaster or sheetrock underneath is not always salvageable. We use large insulation vacuums to remove it and save it for possible reuse.
How is Water Removed from the Rest of the House?
The general process for water removal is the same, whether from flood damage or water intrusion from something like a water heater rupture. It involves:
- Use truck-mounted or portable pumps to extract the water.
- Using various types of extractors for carpet, flooring, and furniture.
- Locating hidden moisture with moisture meters and infrared cameras.
- Setting up drying equipment to complete the process.
When dealing with any water damage, there are three types of water – clean, gray, and black. Floodwater that surges into the home is considered black water. It is contaminated and should be avoided unless you have the proper PPE equipment. The contaminants found in flood water can include dead animals, dirt, debris, bacteria, chemical waste, and more. Disinfectants and sanitizing agents must be used on the water and anything the liquid has touched.
What About My Flooring?
In a flooding situation such as this, there can be hardwood floors, linoleum, and carpeting that are soaked. Carpets that have been exposed to flood water typically need to be disposed of due to contaminants. Our technicians handle the removal of loss items as they may require special disposal. Upholstered furniture is in the same category.
Hardwood floors hold up better to water damage than softwood flooring. Its natural composite makes it more resilient. When drying hardwood floors, our technicians strive to prevent buckling, warping, and cupping from becoming permanent. Wood floors need to be dried out as quickly as possible as mold can develop fast. Sanding and refinishing may be required once the floors are completely dry.
Can the Odors be Removed?
SERVPRO technicians move on to cleaning and disinfecting once everything is dry. Exposed surfaces get treated with antimicrobials and, if needed, sealants get used. Everything gets thoroughly sanitized. Part of the process involves mitigating lingering odors. There are several things that can be used, including:
- Gel pellets – timed release for light smells
- Hydroxyl generators – Safely remove odors using UV rays
- Thermal fogging – Used for widespread odors
Giving You Back Your Home.
Our goal is to restore your home to its preloss condition. Storms and floods in Pennsylvania can strike at any time, day or night. We live in PA and understand the hazards. Because of this, we are available 24/7, including holidays. Catastrophes do not ask when it is convenient for them to take place. They simply occur. Making sure your family is safe and taken care of is what you do best. Let us handle the stress of restoration and making your home, “Like it never even happened.”
If storms have you needing professional flood damage services, contact SERVPRO of Pottsville at (570) 622-8891. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
Why Is SERVPRO The Best Choice For Attic Mold Remediation In Pottsville?
For help with mold remediation, do not delay.
Pottsville Homeowners Are Frustrated By The Need For Mold Remediation – But Help Is At Hand
People living in Pottsville know that attics and basements are parts of the home that sometimes get neglected. When it comes to home maintenance, most people focus on apparent issues such as broken gutters, loose tiles, or looking after appliances. The attic is often out of sight and out of mind.
However, a Pottsville attic might need mold remediation as much as any other part of the home. Attics are often neglected, and an ideal place for spores to settle. If there is moisture in the attic and a food source such as wood, mold can grow.
What is the most effective method for cleaning mold in the attic?
Customers often ask us the best method for cleaning the mold. SERVPRO’s most crucial piece of advice is do not try to clean it yourself. Home cleaning methods are not as effective or as safe as professional methods.
SERPVRO technicians use a range of cleaning methods, including:
• HEPA vacuuming
• Dry ice or soda blasting
• Not many people have heard of dry ice blasting, but it is ideal for cleaning away mold in the attic. Our equipment blasts wood with CO2 pellets at supersonic speeds to attack the fungus. Dry ice blasting scrubs away mold but does not damage the wood.
When you choose us, you can rest assured that we will use the latest techniques and equipment to cleanse your attic space.
Can SERVPRO help prevent mold spreading further?
Yes. Our technicians understand that it is easy for microscopic mold spores to spread. That is why we:
• Set up containment using plastic sheeting and tape to prevent spores escaping your attic
• Use correct protective equipment and dispose of it carefully
• Use air scrubbers or negative air machines to suck spores from the air
Because mold thrives in a damp environment, we carefully dry your attic and monitor moisture levels throughout remediation. We also deodorize the space afterward to get rid of that musty smell.
Cleaning is one part of mold remediation. Carefully monitored drying, containment, and deodorization are a must – which is why you can rely on us.
For help with mold remediation, do not delay. Call SERVPRO of Pottsville at (570) 622-8991.