Keep Your Reading Business Open with Professional Water Removal
SERVPRO can Mitigate Water Damage for Any Size Reading Business
Like much of Pennsylvania, Reading was settled by Germans. Even today, their roots are seen in the festivals, food, and traditions taking place in the town. As the county seat of Berks county, Reading is home to over 420,500 people. It is famous for the Reading Railroad. No longer in operation, it is one of the four railroads on the Monopoly game.
The Pretzel City
One of Reading's tourist attractions is outlet shopping. It was one of the first areas to create that particular industry. One of its most well-loved aspects is pretzels. Because of the various local pretzel bakeries, it became known as "The Pretzel City". There are several bakeries in production still, and they include:
- Tom Sturgis
- Unique Pretzels
Reading is the place to visit if you want to sample various pretzels. From old fashioned salted pretzels to cheese-filled pretzels and all the dippings that go with them, Reading has it.
Bicycling Lover's Paradise
One of the things the area has become well known for is its cycling trails. There are five significant preserves in Reading, with over 125 miles of trails. Cyclists come from across the globe to ride the trails. The town is an International Mountain Bicycling Association Ride Center.
The city got a boost in economics during what is known as the Brass Era, which was an early time in automobile manufacturing. The term comes from the Brass fittings used on the vehicle for things like radiators and lights. This new form of transportation brought an industrial boom to Reading. During this time, the cars were known as horseless carriages, and people could go places they never dreamed they could before. Reading was home to several Brass era companies, including:
- Daniels Motor Company
- Duryea Motor Wagon Company
- Reading-Standard Company
Much of Reading's prosperity came from heavy industry and railroads. When these began to go downhill, the town's fortune took a turn for the worse. The town's economy has always been impacted by the railroads. Today there are still railroads operating in and out of the area carrying both freight and people.
Flooding Impacts the City
Hurricane Agnes struck Reading in 1972, causing extensive flooding and severe damage to homes and businesses. The Schuylkill River overflowed its banks and inundated lower areas of the city. Another flood occurred in June of 2006, which caused severe damage.
SERVPRO Provides Commercial Water Removal
If your company has a water intrusion, you don't want to ignore it. Often, it can lead to situations such as standing water in lower levels, resulting in:
- Moisture becoming absorbed by a porous material such as wood, insulation, and drywall.
- Stored items and flooring can be impacted.
- Structural degradation and deterioration of the materials.
- Mold can develop within 24 hours.
SERVPRO can be there within hours and provide the necessary mitigation.
Water extraction and drying the facility is our top priority. We employ several techniques to enhance the drying, including:
- Industrial fans
- Air movers
- Moisture sensors
- Chemical drying agents
Don't let your business stay out of business. Get the help you need and keep your company on track. For professional water removal in reading, contact SERVPRO of Reading at (610) 779-8189. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.