Preparing for the Upcoming Seasons and the Weather they bring!
As we enter the end of 2019, we also enter into the bad weather season in Philadelphia. While this feels like holiday fun, we have to stay prepared. As we've begun to experience rain, snow, and sleet here at SERVPRO of Society Hill, we've begun to get calls reporting water damage. With the importance of being quick to respond to salvage what we can. We had to act fast of course to prevent mold, but we ask for your vigilance as well. Before consistent rain hits, clean your gutters and if you are able, get your roof examined for any damage. We would like to have people prepared this season to prevent you from suffering a water damage. But if you do suffer from one, don't stress. You can reach out to SERVPRO of Society Hill and we will make it "Like it never even happened."
What to expect from SERVPRO when dealing with a water damage.
SERVPRO of Society Hill is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Society Hill has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Water Damage in a Philadelphia High Rise Condominium Complex
SERVPRO of Society Hill was called out to a job in a high rise condominium complex last week for a unit that was affected by a pipe burst a few floors above. The new owner was in the process of moving in and need the situation looked at right away. The damage was located in a closet, and affected the walls and carpeted floor. After the readings were taken it showed that the wall still had moisture and the carpet was stained. The light fixture in the closet also had some noticeable water the had leaked into it. Although there was still some moisture our SERVPRO of Society Hill professionals determined that it would cost the owner less to do the drying and carpet cleaning himself. He was pleased with our honesty and knowledge that we shared with him.
Weathering the Storm!
When storms hit Society Hill Philadelphia, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. There is NO job too big for us because we all work together to help you. Anything from a flooded basement to a burst pipe down 20 floors of a skyscraper, we are there for you. Feel comfortable and safe knowing you can call us 24/7, 365 days a year. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. With our location in Philadelphia, SERVPRO of Society Hill is able to get a experienced professional crew out in a timely manner because we understand how important it is for you.
Being prepared if your water heater or pipes break!
The winter months are approaching and with extreme cold weather it can lead to water freezing in pipes and causing them to expand and break. When a water heater goes or a pipe bursts it doesn't take long for water damage to settle in and become a problem.Water damage can lead to ruined furniture, damaged walls and the possibility of mold to develop if not treated properly. At SERVPRO of Society Hill we want you to be ready for when disaster strikes. The picture below is from a water damage job where a basement was flooded due to a water heater breaking which resulted in the basement floors being flooded affecting the floors, walls and surrounding items. At SERVPRO of Society Hill we are here to help you get your mess cleaned up fast and get your basement back.
Handling Commercial Buildings In The City
SERVPRO of Society Hill has a big focus on commercial buildings in the city of Philadelphia. It is one of the main targets of our Marketing reps when they are out looking for business. Being that they can be so large you never know when,where,or how a damage can occur. That's where are reps look to build a solid relationship with property managers to provide them with a direct contact for when disaster strikes. Just having that direct contact can save a lot of time and stress. Just taking the time to look for a reliable company could cost you more damage. That's why the whole SERVPRO of Society Hill team is ready to respond. From the first call, to the crew being shipped out, to a full cleanup of whatever damage may have occurred. Large commercial buildings take a lot of work. Knowing to call SERVPRO of Society Hill when the time comes makes your job as a property manager a lot easier!
Official Members of the GPHEA
GPHEA Trade Show
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.
It's that April Showers Month!
We all worry about losing power or being stuck somewhere when it comes to storms. Here at SERVPRO of Society Hill we worry about all the above but the most important is keeping the storm outside and keeping your residential house or place of business dry. The last thing you want to do is have to walk down to a basement with four feet of water in there or a second floor ceiling leaking due to a faulty roof that should have been replaced years ago. It can be a very painful process to see your home get torn apart and very uncomfortable as a temporary living situation. With this being said SERVPRO of Society Hill always recommends to stay up on your maintenance of your home or business. A replaced roof or a better sealed basement structure could be the difference between a week of heartache and thousands of dollars rather than just taking the simple precautions. Now we understand there is also the uncontrollable when it gets bad enough such as a hurricane and can destroy anything in its path. In either scenario when the worst happens just know that SERVPRO of Society Hill is on your side.
Taking Fire damage Head On!
There are times when the worst happens and you can not control when a fire occurs on in your property. This is a fire started on the roof of Letitia Street in Philadelphia affecting five floors plus common hallways and the lobby. Our crew worked together to keep each tenant satisfied through the process of the cleanup. We chemical sponge brushed the entire structure. We ran vapor sharks and we had air scrubbers with charcoal filters to eliminate odors and performed demolition on anything that could not be restored. This way we could bring in brand new dry wall and kitchen cabinets to replace, remove the odors of the smog, and make it feel like it never happened. We were however able to salvage the floors as we use our top of the line equipment to make the process as quick and cost effective as possible. The picture below shows how hard SERVPRO of Society Hill worked to save the original hardwood floors. With in a total of 3 days we were able to have this home completely restored. Next time you have a fire do not hesitate to call us at 215-772-1203 and know you are in good hands.
Highly Trained Cleaning and Restoration Specialists
Our team at SERVPRO of Society Hill is not just a bunch of hired help. We have a staff that is highly trained in property damage restoration and cleaning. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. We also have on going e-learning which all of our staff has access to. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect. With technology constantly changing, and more efficient products always being shipped out. It is important for the trained professionals at SERVPRO of Society Hill to always be one step ahead.