Summoned on a Sunday to provide flood restoration services in February 2019, we arrived to discover significant overhead flood damage originating from a frozen and burst pipe on the third story of this historic building in Olde City Philadelphia. Housing landmark restaurants starting in 1893 as The Oyster Saloon, this historically significant structure required immediate action to mitigate the circumstances at hand and arrest possible ancillary damage as well as the progressive losses that occur over time if not properly handled.
Property Recovery 911 was summoned to help investigate that origin of a water event that had eluded the home owner as well as plumbing and roofing professionals. Water was cascading through the ceiling of a basement powder room and upon arrival we were given a multitude of possible scenarios by which the basement flooding was caused. Our primary goal was to identify, isolate and neutralize the source of infiltration; once achieved, water mitigation could commence in earnest.
Through normal occupation, a family can generate a great deal of contaminants; such as dander, dust and chemicals. These pollutants are cycled through the average HVAC system between 5 and 7 times each day. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of debris within the duct system that should be regularly cleaned.
Drain Cleaning & Sewage CleanupProperty Recovery 911was summoned for drain cleaning by this Philadelphia homeowner to clear a clogged drain. Upon arrival we discovered not only a clogged drain, but also a significant overflow requiring a sewage cleanup as well.
Emergency Board UpThe damage to this building was the result of drunk driving and required emergency board up. Although we have no knowledge as to the medical condition of vehicles occupants, we were informed that the passenger was ejected through the windshield and the driver was found in the vehicle unconscious.
Property Recovery 911 was summoned to perform an afterhours flood cleanup at a home in Levittown, PA resulting from a water a supply line freezing and bursting during a cold snap. In this instance, the home being built on a slab had no basement requiring the builder to run the water supply lines through the ceilings above to destinations throughout the home.
Property Recovery 911 was contacted by a homeowner in Bryn Mawr, PA to evaluate the cause and propose a solution to water damage discovered in their living room upon returning from vacation. Our analysis uncovered a split in the seam of a downspout along the adjacent exterior wall that was jetting water into voids in the brick pointing during rain storms. The result being high moisture content in the building materials within that manifested itself in the separation and sagging of old painted fabric wallpaper on two living room walls at the front corner. During water damage restoration, we discovered moderate mold contamination as well, which is testament to how quickly mold contamination can occur in a wet area with little ventilation.
Property Recovery 911 was contacted by a homeowner in South Philadelphia to investigate, diagnose, mitigate and propose a solution to persistent basement flooding. Prior to our inclusion, the homeowner approached the insurance carrier about making a claim. The field adjuster informed the owner that groundwater was the source of basement flooding, which was not covered under the policy. The field adjuster then suggested that the homeowner, at the homeowner’s expense, hire a specific contractor to install a French drain around the basements entire periphery.
Property Recovery 911 was contacted by a homeowner concerning black mold resulting from a roofing failure. Hired following the roofing repairs, our investigation uncovered a wet area in the master bedroom directly beneath the roof leak as well as moisture and mold contamination within the finished basement along the front wall.
Property recovery 911 was summoned to a water mitigation job in Quakertown, PA as a result of a ruptured water supply line serving a second story bathroom. Being built on a slab, the house had no basement for the water to drain into resulting in several inches of standing water throughout the first level.