Recent Commercial Posts

Commercial Water Damage- 7 Floors

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

Our crew recently tackled a large water damage at a high-rise apartment building in Center City, Philadelphia. A water heater burst on the 14th floor, soaking the entire unit and raining down on 7 floors beneath it. Ceilings, walls and floors were saturated and in need of extraction and repair.

With water still pouring down, our project manager arrived on the scene and acted quickly to prevent further damage. He first laid plastic over tenant belongings to protect them from moisture. Then, he got straight to work extracting water and placing fans. Partial demolition of several of the saturated walls and floors was required. 

Within a few days, the damaged units were completely dried and prepared for all necessary repairs. Emergency response prevented further damage from occurring!

Center City High-Rise Water Damages

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

We recently performed mitigation on a large water damage at a Center City high rise condominium. A water line on the eighth floor burst and two inches of water accumulated before seeping down into the units below. In total, six floors were affected. The cleanup lasted several days and included extraction and multiple ceiling demolitions.

High-rise buildings, like those throughout Center City, are at an increased risk for water damages. Individual units can have their own combined pressurized hot water and heating systems. A failure in a single unit can lead to a large escape of water. Plant rooms, boiler rooms and HVAC installations bring additional large volumes of water into a building. Any leaks in these systems can result in extensive water flow throughout multiple floors, especially if the system is located on the top floor or roof.

Commercial HVAC Cleaning Services in Philadelphia

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

A commercial air condition unit on top of a metal roof. Commercial HVAC Cleaning in Philadelphia.

At SERVPRO of Society Hill, we provide regular HVAC cleanings for many Philadelphia condominium associations and apartment complexes.

What are the benefits of regular HVAC cleanings?

Cost-effectiveness. A dirty HVAC system has to work harder to maintain the desired temperature. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use. When the system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard. As a result, less energy is used. This leads  to improved cost-effectiveness. Regular cleanings will also help lengthen the overall lifespan of your system.

Improved air-quality. Humans naturally generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants in our living spaces, including dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up in the ductwork. Over time, this could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies. Regular cleaning will ensure the best air quality for building inhabitants. 

To learn more about our commercial HVAC cleaning services, give us a call today at 215-772-1203!

Providing Commercial Buildings With A Reliable Resource

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

One of SERVPRO of Society Hill's major focus points is the large commercial buildings in the city of Philadelphia. Seeing that these buildings can be so large, you never know when, where, or how a damage may occur.  That's why our Marketing Representatives are always looking to build new solid relationship's with Property Managers, and Chief Engineers of these properties. This way we can provide them with a direct contact for when disaster strikes.  Just having that person to reach out to 24/7 can save a lot of time, stress, and money.  Every minute you waste trying to search for the right company to call the more likely the damage gets worse.  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 for any damage that has occurred.  We know commercial buildings take a lot of work to manage, and maintain.  Knowing that you have someone to call from SERVPRO of Society Hill when the time comes makes your job a lot easier!

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!

Commercial Water Fire Mold Damages

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

The image your commercial property portrays can speak volumes about your business or building so when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Society Hill has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We as SERVPRO are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Some of the things our expertise includes are restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. 

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Society Hill to get the job done right the first time. They’ll respond promptly and make your work space look its very best. Learn more about our Commercial Cleaning Service.

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to the condition prior to the fire is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a fire emergency, call SERVPRO as soon as possible!

How to go about identifying and dealing with mold in commercial space.

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

A celining tile that has mold and water dripping from it. This is a commercial building ceiling tile that has mold growth and a active leak coming from the area.

There are many different types of mold, and SERVPRO of Society Hill deals with them all.  A common one that can be growing inside your commercial business is known as Botrytis mold, also known as gray mold.  It can be found almost anywhere that plants are being grown including inside your business. It can spread easily through wind and water, and grow on a variety of surfaces.  It first appears as a white fuzzy color rapidly turning to gray, and sometimes even brown.  Like most molds Botrytis thrives in moisture and attacks the weak part of a plant and spreads to the healthy areas.  Some frequent household foods that are affected are strawberries, grapes, lettuce, onions, and cabbage.  Botrytis mold is highly allergenic.  Because of all these issue, it is very important for this mold to be removed right away.  At first sight any infected plant must be removed and disposed of to stop any further growth.  To make sure your home is completely mold free contacting SERVPRO of Society Hill is a smart decision.  Our experts will run mold tests and make sure that all mold growth is found and removed properly. Leaving your commercial property mold free and a safe environment to live in.

Professionally Cleaning Up Bio Hazards

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

A person with a yellow glove cleaning a carpet with a red blood stain on it. Always take all safety precautions when cleaning blood pathogens.

You may think SERVPRO of Society Hill only specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration.  SERVPRO of Society Hill also offers fast, reliable bio hazard, and crime scene cleanup to residential and commercial property owners.  Franchise Professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove hazardous biological substances and take the proper procedures for disposal.  All of which follow the proper steps according to OSHA, EPA, and the local health regulations.  Any exposure to biological and chemical contaminants could cause serious health issues for anyone that is involved with the building.  If proper steps are not taken to remove and dangerous substances, it could lead to unhealthy and dangerous environments. Blood borne pathogens are up at the top as a potential dangerous substance.  SERVPRO of Society Hill will remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and any other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death.  Although all of these may difficult to deal with they happen, and that's where SERVPRO of Society Hill will help turn a messy situation into a clean one.

We can handle all your cleanup needs

12/4/2019 (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 of Society Hill 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. We understand the importance of your work environment, and safety! Trust the professionals at SERVPRO Society Hill!

Providing All Your Cleanup Services

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

Our Technician Sean extracting water from the lobby. Water is being extracted here by one of our techs. This is in a medical facility lobby.

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 of Society Hill 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.  We understand the importance of your work environment, and safety! Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Society Hill!

Official Members of the GPHEA

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Wawa Welcome America!

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

We will be sponsoring the Wawa Welcome to America event from June 28 to July 4. Come check us out at the greatest event in Philly celebrating the nation birth place with fun and free events for the whole family and fireworks! Who doesn't love fire works?! Do not forget to mark your calendar for this fun event in the area! It is free event for everyone with activities for everyone from little kids to the adults. Lets celebrate America's birthday! SERVPRO is a pillar in the communities we work in and love to give back. This is just one of our many events we sponsor or give back to. It means a lot to us to be able to provide for the community or first responders for example because of how much they do for us. It truly is an honor to be a part of these wonderful events.  

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)

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!

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.