Church Board Up Philadelphia

Board Up Philadelphia

Property Recovery 911 was contacted by the Emmanuel A.M.E Church concerning repeated forced entry at their West Philadelphia location, resulting in extensive theft and vandalism. Church officials requested a property board up in an effort to help stop further intrusion and additional damages.

Property Board Up

The building sustained significant damage at the hands of thieves stealing copper piping from the church and twelve recently renovated but yet to be occupied apartment units above. They ripped open walls to access the copper within, savagely dismantled 14 bathrooms, 12 kitchens and 13 HVAC units including the condensers located on the roof.

Church officials brought us back on several occasions, each time expanding the scope of their property board up to include window board up, door board up as well as Skylight removal with roof board up including roofing material installation.

Vacant Property Board Up

Metal scavengers have become more brazen in the economic downturn. In addition to stealing copper plumbing from buildings, thieves are removing brass fittings from water hydrants as well as wiring from cellular towers, telephone networks, and railroad lines. According to the FBI, this activity can compromise national security by disrupting the flow of electricity, telecommunications, transportation, water supply, heating, as well as security and emergency services.

Utility companies such as PECO and PSE&G are marking their copper so it can be identified when stolen. They are working with police departments and alerting area scrap yards to lookout for stolen copper. Although marking copper can help identify criminals, it will not mitigate the damages and expense of replacing plumbing or wiring. Vacant property board up is an effective and economical deterrent to copper theft.

Whether your vacant property is in the city or surrounding counties

Contact Property Recovery 911 for prompt professional window board up