Category Archives: Board Up

Bucks County Board Up

Property Recovery 911 was called in to do this Bucks County board up job on Saturday October 18 at 3:45am. The elderly residents were asleep when their living room window was smashed, and a large piece of slate was thrown through the 9 lite back door window. The assailant(s) reached through the breached rear door window to unlock the door and gain access to the ‘mud room’. Once inside, the intruders encountered a second locked door that led into the living room and attempted to kick it in. Waking to the commotion, the residents made enough noise to scare off the burglar(s) before accessing the epicenter of their home.

Jim’s Automotive

Emergency Board Up Service

Independence Day Board Up Service

Property Recovery 911 was contacted by Jim, owner of Jim's Automotive Supercenter in North East Philadelphia on Independence Day 2014. The storefront lost a plate glass window to high winds and required emergency board up service.
We arrived on site within one hour of being awarded the contract to clean up the broken glass, survey the damage and provide an emergency board up solution that would provide security yet allow continued business operations while waiting for glass repair.

Vacant Property

South West Philadelphia Board Up

Philadelphia Board Up

Property Recovery 911 was contacted by an absentee homeowner for emergency Board Up services in the South West section of Philadelphia. The home was accessed by scavengers who stole the copper plumbing, which is usually sold to local scrap yards for far less that the victim will need to pay for replacement. In order to avoid further damages and mitigate any potential liabilities associated with unwanted intruders, we were contracted to board up three points that were illegally accessed. The property is a row home consisting of two apartments that are accessed by separate entrances located on opposite sides of the structures front wall, bisected by a large double-hung window that serves the living room in the first floor apartment. Both doors and the window mentioned above were used by trespassers as entry points.

The Red Raven

The Red Raven

Why Emergency Board Up Was Required?

Property Recovery 911 was contacted by JD Glass and Door Company in the late afternoon on 06/06/2014 for an emergency board up in Bucks County Pennsylvania. JD Glass and Door Company contacts us for 24 hour board up, most often to secure commercial locations so they can remain unattended through the early morning hours while replacement glass and framing is being fabricated for rapid replacement. In this instance, the lug nuts on a car wheel sheared off and the wheel traveling at 60 mph made devastating impact with one of the commercial bay windows of the Red Raven Pub on 250 Lincoln Highway in Fairless Hills, PA. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. Property Recovery 911 arrived on location within one hour of being awarded the job and secured the window.

Atkore Intl.

Property Recovery 911 was contacted a second time by Atkore International's Allied Tool & Conduit for a North East Philadelphia board up.  The initial board up was a result of fire emergency crews venting the building by breaking windows. Our contact at Allied Tool & Conduit requested that only 7 first level windows boarded up for security purposes.  They had planned to have glass quickly installed in the remaining 24 second level windows.

Board Up in Philadelphia

Property Recovery 911 was called to a door board up in Center City Philadelphia resulting from a break in.  The door was breached most likely with a large screwdriver, which destroyed the door and the door jamb creating an unsafe situation for the inhabitants. We screwed the damaged door shut and boarded up the entry way, creating a safe environment until the compromised door and frame are replaced. We are available 24/7/365 for emergency commercial and residential board up services.

Industrial Building Board Up

Atkore International mother company of Allied Tool & Conduit experienced fire damage on Saturday 05/17/2014. Property Recovery 911 ( was contacted to secure the location in the the late afternoon. We used no damage tension board up techniques, which does not damage commercial aluminum window frames with screw holes and will give Atkore the choice to simply replace the glass and not the entire frame.