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Archived Commercial Blog Posts

Medical Facility

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Society Hill is servicing all medical facility with all cleaning services. Cleaning services for deep cleaning multiple bathrooms and kitchens or cafeterias as well as providing cleaning to any bio hazardous. SERVPRO is the professional in cleaning services and making the facility look at its optimum. We also specialize in fire and water damages cleanups. We want to take care of our community and want you to know that we are here for your home and business 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Give us a call, and we will have a crew immediately out to help and clean in any way possible to get the facility back to running during regular business hours. Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Society Hill!

Who Is Held Liable

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

It is undeniable that dramatic and strange weather patterns have been on the increase. Not only have we seen the highest temperatures ever recorded in some areas, but massive hail storms and flash floods as well.This is all happening at the same time as other parts of the country continue to experience severe drought and devastating fires.During extreme weather cycles, physical damage to a property can be unavoidable.But is an owner or tenant liable for this kind of damage?“The risk and liability involved with immovable property will always be that of the owner. The owner is thus liable for all damages caused by 'vis major',” says Dickens.She says ‘vis major’ is a legal term referring to a superior force, which is outside of human control. It includes acts of nature or acts of God such as lightning, earthquake, flood or violent storms.Damage to the structure of the property, unless caused by the gross negligence of the tenant, is the responsibility of the owner.“This is also the case with permanent fittings, for instance cupboards, baths, toilets or curtain rails. If the tenant causes a fire in the kitchen through gross negligence, and in so doing burns down the house, the blame - and therefore liability - for the damage falls squarely on the tenant,” says Dickens.Cilna Steyn, Managing Director of SSLR Inc., property specialist law firm, says she can provide practical advice concerning this.“The question to ask is: who caused the damage? If the damage was caused by the tenant, it is the tenant’s responsibility to fix it. If it was caused by the landlord, the landlord is liable for the damage. If the damage is nobody’s fault, the property owner is liable for repair of the damages,” says Steyn.“Another way of looking at the problem is: who has the insurable interest? A tenant cannot take out insurance on a property, whereas a landlord can. Therefore, tenants cannot be held liable unless they were grossly negligent.”How does this contrast with a property that is sold? If a property is sold but occupation has not yet taken place and the property is destroyed due to no fault of the seller, the sale is not terminated. The buyer remains liable for payment of the full purchase price.Steyn says every set of circumstances where a dispute arises regarding damages to a property is unique, and liability can therefore only be determined on a case by case basis. Here at SERVPRO of Society Hill want you to be knowledgeable of all scenarios and we hope that this helps you have a better understanding of the owner and landlord relationship.

Vandalism

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

One thing about SERVPRO of Society Hill is that we are a “one stop shop”. Not only do we specialize in fire and water damage restoration and cleanup; we specialize in vandalism and graffiti cleanup! In some areas of Philadelphia vandalism can happen on a reoccurring basis and require a lot of time set aside to cleanup, paint over, or tear down the damaged area. As we know vandalism can range from small pranks like throwing eggs at someone’s front yard to completely destroying someone’s house from breaking windows or spray painting on their private property. Luckily, SERVPRO of Society Hill specializes in both minor and large vandalism and graffiti cleanup and restoration. If you ever encounter such a damage please know you are in good hands when you call us here. We care about you getting back up and running. Don’t worry when someone intrudes and tries to destroy your personal property, SERVPRO of Society Hill will act fast and efficient to restore your personal items and remove all vandalism and destruction from your home or commercial building.

Fleet

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Our green trucks, vans and cars are always ready with our many different types of vehicles. During emergency water and fire calls we respond with our trucks all ready to go! Our crews and staff goes above and beyond to make sure our vehicles are fully stocked in case of any emergency we are ready to up and leave. SERVPRO of Society Hill wants to be there as soon as you have a loss happen. 

We have a water truck that we bring to the job site to extract water right on the premises. This helps to ensure that the drying process can start quickly so your water emergency can get cleaned up. We also have other vehicles that are designated for large loss jobs and removing your affected content for cleaning at our shop. When you see the green SERVPRO vehicles you know we are helping you, your neighbors, and your local businesses get back to everyday life quickly and efficiently.   

Check Your Pipes!

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

As the weather is getting colder upon us in the winter months we are all aware that water freezes. With that being said we have had a stretch of some of the coldest days to date this year in Philadelphia. Along with that can come many issues such as frozen bursting pipes and as a friendly reminder to you SERVPRO of Society Hill wants to make sure you are turning off your necessary water valves so this does not happen to your home or commercial building. Something this simple can cause a closet to get wet or something as serious as multiple floors and multiple units in a commercial building that can cost upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Our highly trained project managers deal with this on a regular basis and we do not want this to happen to you when it is controllable. Although when the worst happens you know who to call to make sure you are in good hands.

Hydrating Hero's

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Hydrating Hero's SERVPRO fleets getting ready to start donating cases of water!

We are excited to announcing that SERVPRO of Society Hill will be participating in Hydrating Hero's once again this year. We collect as much donations as possible and give back to the community to our rescuers and first repsonders. All local franchises involved get together with hundreds and hundreds of cases of water to donate to those who serve our community such as first responders, fire fighters, EMT's and all those who help the community in times of need. We donate all this just to show a little token of our gratitude for how they risk their lives on a day to day basis to keep the community safe. We are very active in giving back and donating in any way we can. Our job is to be ready for whatever happens and be prepared for any type of emergency so we appreciate those who make it easier for us to perform our jobs. For that SERVPRO of Society Hill thanks you!

Get Your Commercial Property Up and Running!

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Get Your Commercial Property Up and Running! Get your office building up and running in no time!

Flooding and water damage events in Society Hill Philadelphia commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

SERVPRO of Society Hill specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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 as soon as possible to make it look like it never happened.

SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

12/28/2016 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, the majority of them have had a preparedness plan already created. In the event your business is affected by a disaster, your clients and employees will have peace of mind if you are ready for whatever happens.

Creating a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. At no cost to you, SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money. 

Greater Philadelphia Hotel Engineers Association

2/21/2014 (Permalink)

Commercial Greater Philadelphia Hotel Engineers Association Official members of the GPHEA

We are pleased to announce our membership with the Greater Philadelphia Hotels Engineers Association. Thank you for the opportunity and we look forward to participating in the future. At SERVPRO of Society Hill we are always looking to better ourselves and grow as a franchise to help assist our customers. Joining something like this gives us a better handle on how to handle larger jobs more efficiently and hear different ideas and speak to different people. This is just an example of one of the many ways we try to exceed our customers expectations with always learning the best way to handle damages, the latest equipment, making sure everyone becomes certified in what they do. Here at SERVPRO of Society Hill we care about your home or business and we want you up and running as soon as possible. Call us here at 215 772 1203, 7 days a week 365 days a year.