Category Archives: Water Mitigation

Basement Flooding South Philadelphia

Negative air required to contain mold contamination
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.

Flood Restoration Philadelphia PA

Flooded Basement

Property Recovery 911 was contacted for a flood restoration by a prestigious non-profit organization located in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse square.

‘One of five original squares planned by city founder William Penn in the late 17th century, Rittenhouse Square sits in the middle of some of the most desirable addresses in Philadelphia.
High-rise residences, luxury apartments, an office tower, popular restaurants and retail stores surround the tree-filled park, which offers an oasis of respite and relaxation amidst the bustling city.

Water Damage Restoration in Bucks County, PA

Emergency Water Removal

Property Recovery 911 was contacted by a homeowner requiring emergency water removal and water damage restoration in the Bucks county borough of Newtown. Resulting from a frozen and ruptured water supply line in the mud room. Water spilled through the floor, causing the vinyl tile to loose adequate adhesion and flooding the basement below.

Basement Flood in Delaware County, PA

Timely Water Damage Restoration

Property Recovery 911 was contacted by a homeowner for a basement flood cleanup Lansdowne borough of Delaware County, PA. Initially the job was awarded to a competitor who failed to arrive at the agreed upon time and date, which is an inexcusable discourtesy that our customers will not suffer when putting their trust and wellbeing in our hands. Water damage restoration is a time sensitive endeavor, prompt service is essential to reducing the progressive effects of water exposure, which can wick up walls, travel under base boards, penetrate floor coverings, infiltrate sub-floors and damage adjacent rooms. If left unchecked over 48 hours, microbial growth can ensue threatening the interior environment and the health of those within.

Water Mitigation in Chester County, PA

Extended record breaking cold temperatures during February, 2015 resulted in an epidemic of water supply lines freezing and bursting in homes and commercial buildings across the region. For much of February and into March, Property Recovery 911 crews worked long hours on emergency water mitigation jobs in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. We acquired additional equipment and added staff in order to keep pace with the onslaught of flood restoration projects that we were awarded during this period.

Flood Clean Up Montgomery County

Flooded Basement

Property Recovery 911 was contacted by a homeowner early one Saturday morning to clean up and dry out a flooded basement resulting from a failed refrigerator water supply line. In this instance, the refrigerator was being supplied by ¼” OD polyethylene tubing, a product that has been the source of countless flood restoration jobs. To avoid dealing with flood clean up services, refrigerators that are supplied water through ¼” polyethylene or copper tubing fed by a saddle tap valve should be proactively replaced with a braided stainless steel ‘no leak’ line and a high quality shutoff valve. Saddle tap valves offer restricted water flow that have been known to burn out water pumps serving a refrigerators water dispenser and ¼” polyethylene as well as copper tubing are notorious for a propensity to leak resulting in a flooded basement requiring a flood restoration.

Montgomery County Raw Sewage Spill

Sewage Spill Cleanup

Property Recovery 911 was contacted by a homeowner who was referred to us by a Chubb Insurance agency for a sewage spill cleanup. Located in the Penn Valley section of Montgomery County Pennsylvania, the homes soil line was clogged for an indeterminate period of time as the elderly occupants rarely accessed the basement. Ongoing use of the drainage system resulted in an extensive raw sewage spill erupting from the air conditioning condensate drain every time the plumbing was used. Once discovered, drain cleaners were enlisted to remove the blockage and Property Recovery 911 technicians were immediately dispatched to perform professional sewage removal, including sewage spill cleanup as well as disinfecting and cleaning the entire area.

Sewage Spill Norristown

Sewage Spill - Cause

Property Recovery 911 was contacted by the homeowner for sewage clean up caused by new a waste line that was improperly installed.

Waste Water Clean Up - Demolition

After the necessary repairs to the waste line was completed, the sewage clean up started with the removal and proper disposal of all of the building materials that came into contact with the raw sewage spill. This included cutting away carpet, carpet pad, and drywall.