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Preventing Water Damage During the Fall & Winter Seasons

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

Imagine leaves falling, or the first beautiful snowfall of the season. While these may be some wonderful sights of nature, they could also become problems for your home. First off when the weather gets cooler we will all see the leaves begin to fall from the trees, most of which make it to the ground. While some get trapped in the gutters of homes, left unattended, gutters and drains will become clogged. This leaves nowhere for water to flow, and could potentially leak into the house. The same of which can go for snow and ice. If snow is melting, and then refreezing it could be causing ice dams to build up, and doing further damage to the gutter. Ice dams put weight stress on gutters this then could also pop up shingles, which leads to water damage to the roof, and ceilings in the home.  Water damages, left untreated, can then bring the risk of mold growth and health effects. So it's always important to have your gutters properly cleaned, and secured before the leaves begin to fall. Especially before the upcoming fall and winter seasons.  Just know that if any of these problems do occur, SERVPRO of Society Hill is ready no matter the damage or weather!

One Team One Goal When it Comes to Water Damages

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Society Hill has dealt with our fair share of storms over the years. We all know how devastating something such as a hurricane can be especially when you may live by the water. Flooding and then mold occur and can completely ruin your home, building, or business. SERVPRO of Society Hill takes pride in how we come together across the country to help those in need. We have traveled far and wide for the largest of damages. We understand how important it is to get your life back together so with all the franchises across the country we band together to get towns, cities, states back up and running. With our tractor trailers of equipment and vehicles filled with employees ready to repair everything as soon as possible. We understand your property hold value to you in more ways than one and we want you to have that comfort knowing we care and we go the extra mile to handle a disaster recovery. Just know that you can call SERVPRO of Society Hill for any job no matter how big or how small. We can handle it!

The Dangers of Floodwater

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

With all these tropical storms and hurricanes affecting our country during these times, your health and safety is SERVPRO of Society Hill's top priority. According to the Centers of Disease Control, floodwaters can pose several health risks and cause injuries, infections, chemical hazards, and more. Never drive through flooded roadways, and avoid contact with floodwater when possible as it may contain downed power lines or electric currents from a home or business; human or livestock waste; household, medical, or industrial hazardous waste; debris; or wild animals such as rodents and snakes. If the water has entered a structure through the flooding of a creek, stream or river, or if it has filtered through insulation during its intrusion, it is also to be considered black water and could be hazardous to your health. This is why it is very important to act quickly and contact SERVPRO of Society Hill to cleanup all the damages and health risks that come with floodwater.

Dealing With Inner City Vandalism

9/2/2020 (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 many 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.

Commercial Fire Damages

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

Living in or working at a commercial building can be a nice luxury.  It can also bring on some dangers that are out of your control. A careless tenant or employee could cause some serious damage not only to there property but everyone surrounding them as well.  Fires can be the biggest threat to everyone in the building depending on the size of it.  If this disaster were to occur SERVPRO of Society Hill is here to help out with any damage the fire may done to the property.  Even if you do not have any structural damage, smoke damage is very likely.  Soot on walls an a lingering odor are some of the issues you may have to deal with after a fire.  This is when are certified trained staff comes in to get rid of these problems.  We have all the chemicals needed to clean any affected areas and remove the smoke odor. Don't let someone else's mistake bring you down and destroy your life.   Call SERVPRO of Society Hill to help put it all back together!

Fire Vandalism Clean Up

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Society Hill understands your hardships and wants you to know we have a staff that is willing to do what ever it takes to get you back up and running. This means providing services at any time during almost any situation at hand.  We are always there to help fix the disaster that has taken place.

We offer all services from pressure washing graffiti off of walls to bio hazard cleanings to boarding up fires and rebuilding a facility. Our staff here can clean up the smoke damages by using chemical treatment and taking down charred and damaged structures. We can remove odor out of a building and extract water that may have come out of a sprinkler system. We can dry your structure so it does not grow any mold. If you already have mold then we offer remediation and treatment for it to keep you and the others around you safe. 

If you are looking for a company who can do it all SERVPRO of Society Hill is here for you and do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Vandalism Clean Up

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Although some graffiti may have artistic merit, it is plaguing cities throughout the world. These eyesores can hurt property values, and can be associated with an increase in crime.

According to the Bureau of Justice, graffiti is the most common form of vandalism, and its cleanup is burdening businesses and property owners, while taking a chunk out of municipal budgets. American cities spend an estimated $12 billion on graffiti cleanup each year, not to mention countless law enforcement resources.

Some of the most common graffiti targets include schools, businesses, public transportation vehicles and stations, utilities, shopping malls, and government buildings. 

With everything going on in the world today SERVPRO of Society Hill offers Services where we can completely remove and clean the walls and floors of these buildings for affordable and reasonable prices. We understand you want your building and your city looking clean and respectable because your image is crucial to people returning or coming in your doors for the first time. 

Our experienced staff uses chemicals, pressure washers and heat to remove these unwanted tags to make it look fresh, clean and new. We care about your business and your establishment so do not hesitate to call us!

Sewage Back Up

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

If you have any type of property such as a residential home, commercial warehouse, building small or large you are bound to run into type of sewage problem. For smaller buildings and homes the actual damage may not be so large, but it can leave behind some not so pleasant smells. For the larger buildings that may be located in the city damages can come in all sizes. Especially when you are dealing with a main city sewage line. These can cause not only terrible odors, but huge cleanups as well. Whether a small or large scale backup, SERVPRO of Society Hill is ready to dive in to get the waste out! Extracting whatever kind of waste is present is the first line of duty. Followed by extreme power washing to make sure no residue is left behind. If any is missed the smell with return and linger around. Finally after everything is washed and wiped down its time to get rid of that smell. Using special chemicals that are made to rid the area of the smell and keep it that way! When stuck in a sticky and smelly situation call on SERVPRO of Society Hill to do the dirty work!

Emergency Ready Profile

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO always tries to prevent what we can and try to do the least damage to property or home when disaster strikes. One big advantage the we have is what we call an ERP. What is an ERP you ask, well it stands for Emergency Ready Profiles. These are very beneficial to property manager and building engineers in large commercial buildings. Having a ready plan in place can save your business and building. A trained professional from SERVPRO of Society Hill will walk through your building with you and fill out all the information needed. After completion all you have to do is download an App on your phone or tablet, and you have all the information one click away. Paper versions are also available. These ERP's come in handy when an emergency occurs and someone not familiar with the building needs important information. Changes and updates can always be made through the App whenever they may occur. This is all done at no charge to you or your building. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Protect Your Home From The Storm!

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Society Hill we care about the safety of you and your loved ones and your home. Storms can be devastating and leave you with nothing. We want to educate you on some popular questions people ask when a storm of any kind comes through a home. 

What to Do After a Hurricane
  • Find your loved ones. ...
  • Don't go home until it's safe. ...
  • Document the damage. ...
  • Contact your insurance company. ...
  • Apply for assistance. ...
  • Stay out of the water. ...
  • Prevent further damage. ...
  • Listen to local clean up news and advisories.

Standard homeowners policies cover wind damage. So, if hurricane winds or tornadoes wreck your home, you should be OK. However, if a storm surge or flood carries off your house, a standard policy won't make you whole. You'll still have a mortgage if your house is destroyed by flooding.

Fill your bathtub with water, unless you have little children. This water can be used for drinking, washing, and flushing the toilet. Water supplies are often compromised by hurricanes and either become undrinkable or stop flowing.

Stay Safe After a Hurricane or Other Tropical Storm
  • Stay out of floodwater.
  • Never use a wet electrical device.
  • If the power is out, use flashlights instead of candles.
  • Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Be careful near damaged buildings.
  • Stay away from power lines.
  • Protect yourself from animals and pests.
  • Drink safe water. Eat safe food.

If you have no flood insurance, FEMA's IHP grant will help you in a specific set of ways after a flood or other disaster. ... This is much less coverage than NFIP flood insurance, which covers up to $250,000 to repair or replace your home and belongings.

Most important after you know your family is safe, call SERVPRO to help you get your life back together.