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SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Talks How To Limit Mold Growth

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Green box with text and orange SERVPRO logo Certain types of mold can happen in cold weather. Here are steps you can take to prevent mold from happening in your home.

Most molds thrive in environments more than 70 degrees. However, other types of mold can happen in cold weather. Here are steps you can take to prevent mold from happening in your home. 

Mold during the winter can be in uninsulated closets, crawlspaces, attics, and windows. Make sure to ensure these spots are kept free from moisture. Mold loves moisture, so keep the humidity level below 40%. 

If you have spaces in your home that tend to be more humid, swap out wall-to-wall carpets for hard-surface floors or area rugs.

Make sure to fix any leaks in your roof and around doors and windows. Any spot that retains moisture can lead to mold. 

When you take a shower or cook, always use fans to vent that moisture out of the house. Check all vents in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry to the outside rather than to the crawlspace. 

Many of the items on this list are regular maintenance items, but it’s always a good idea to have a winter checklist to prevent any disaster whenever possible. Prevention can go a long way to preventing mold infestation.

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you with your mold disaster needs to get it back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Uses Emergency Readiness Plan For Businesses

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Black background with orange text and SERVPRO logo We never know when a disaster will hit, but it is important to have a plan ready for your business.

We never know when a disaster will hit, but it is important to have a plan ready for your business. Without proper preparation, a relatively minor emergency can have tragic consequences for any business. 

An Emergency Readiness Plan must include the following:

  • A procedure for reporting emergencies
  • An evacuation plan
  • A way to account for all employees after the evacuation
  • Medical or rescue duties being performed by employees, if applicable

To truly protect your employees, your contingency plan could also include a description of the various alarms that will go off in the event of an emergency.

You may also want to come up with an alternative communications location where everyone can gather in the event of a fire or smoke damage to the property. 

Once the plan is in place, select an employee to lead the facility in event of an emergency. Your employees should also be trained so they understand the plan. Consider holding practice drills to test. 

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you with your commercial restoration needs to get it back to “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury is Faster To Any Size Disaster

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

Orange background with text and SERVPRO logo We respond quicker with more resources and tools for all of your restoration needs.

We respond quicker with more resources and tools for all of your restoration needs. For major storms and disasters, we call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams for additional resources. 

There are many benefits when working with SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury:

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • We have technicians that are on call with specialized equipment 
  • We have advanced training to quickly restore your property 
  • We’re dedicated to responding immediately

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you with your home restoration needs to get it back to “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury has Advanced Technology and Techniques

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

Green background with orange SERVPRO logo and title. SERVPRO is ready to respond immediately when you need restoration services for your home or business.

SERVPRO is ready to respond immediately when you need restoration services for your home or business. We have the training, equipment, and resources for any size disaster. 

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment: Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Infrared cameras can help detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

Water Extraction Equipment: Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water.

Drying Equipment: Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from the ceiling, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors.

Odor Removal and Deodorization: Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. Our machines remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you with your home restoration needs to get it back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Helps Restoration For Residential And Commercials

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

Green background with orange SERVPRO logo and title. We will be there for you on a continual basis, from the time you request services until the job has been completed to your satisfaction.

We will be there for you on a continual basis, from the time you request services until the job has been completed to your satisfaction. You can count on your project manager from your first point of contact and throughout the entire remediation process. We collaborate with you while working with our great team of technicians, carefully and expeditiously restoring your home or business to a like-new state. 

We take pride in our major advantages such as 

  1. 24-Hour Emergency Service
  2. Faster to Any Size Disaster
  3. Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  4. A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  5. Locally Owned and Operated
  6. Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you with your home restoration needs to get it back to “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley Community Shares Christmas Safety

12/23/2021 (Permalink)

christmas tree with green text box and orange SERVPRO logo Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It is important to know some safety tips during the year, so you can protect yourself and your family.

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It is important to know some safety tips during the year, so you can protect yourself and your family. It’s fun to decorate, but holiday decorations may increase your risk for a home fire, if not careful. Nearly half of holiday decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source. Here are some safety tips: 

  1. Inspect holiday lights before putting them up. Throw away light strands that are frayed or have pinched wires. 
  2. Water your Christmas tree every day because a dry tree can catch on fire easily.
  3. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles. These can look and feel like real candles. Make sure they are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be knocked down easily.
  4. Half of the home decoration fires in December are started by candles. If you are not near the candle, blow it out so you prevent a fire. Make sure to keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that burns. 
  5. More than 1 in every 5 Christmas tree fires were caused by a heat source too close to the tree. Make sure your tree is at least 3 feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles, or heat vents. 
  6. Get rid of your tree after Christmas or when it is dry.

Happy Holidays from all of us at SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley. We hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday season! 

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley Community Shares Winter Storm Safety

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Winter storm with black box and SERVPRO logo The winter months have arrived Newton Wellesley and it is important to prepare ahead. Here are some great winter storm safety tips for you

The winter months have arrived Newton Wellesley and it is important to prepare ahead. Here are some great winter storm safety tips for you: 

  • Learn how to protect pipes from freezing: Check your home heating sources are correct with local codes and permit requirements.
  • Make sure your home is properly insulated: Check Caulk and weather-strip doors, and windows, to keep cold air out. 
  • Heating options: Consider buying emergency heating equipment, such as a wood-burning stove or kerosene heater. 
  • Fireplace: Keep a supply of firewood handy. Be sure the fireplace is properly vented and in good working order before using it. 
  • Flooding: Consider purchasing flood insurance, if you live in a flood-prone area.
  • Emergency Kit: Check your emergency kit and replenish any items that may have been expired or are missing. 

A winter storm can hit at any time, and sometimes a business might not even be prepared for it. These are some tips to keep handy should the need arise. 

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley Community Gives Back To The Community

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

Christmas tree with SERVPRO logo Our local SERVPRO Team is working to assist the Framingham Food Pantry here in Massachusetts this holiday season.

Our local SERVPRO Team is working to assist the Framingham Food Pantry here in Massachusetts this holiday season.

You can stop into our location (90 Elm Street Hopkinton, MA 01748)  and donate the following items: flour (2,4 or 5 lbs) canola oil, vegetable oil, and olive oil of any size. They are also in need of personal hygiene items toothpaste, shampoo, and bars of soap. 

If you are not able to make it out to our location, you can make a donation right online: https://www.hopeworldwidema.org/framingham-food-pantry

We appreciate your help this holiday season! Happy Holidays! 

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley Community Prepares Businesses With Emergency Readiness Plan

12/11/2021 (Permalink)

Person with flood in background and blue text box with orange SERVPRO logo It is important to have a plan in place ahead of time in case a disaster strikes in your business.

It is important to have a plan in place ahead of time in case a disaster strikes in your business. Businesses that come out stronger on the other side of an emergency are the ones that pre-planned using SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan (ERP).

This will help your business be able to minimize interruption because you’ll know what to do. 

Here are some benefits for choosing SERVPRO when you have commercial damage:

  • Available 24/7, including all major holidays: Storms and disasters can strike at any time.
  • Commercial Large Loss Division: Our Disaster Recovery Teams are composed of elite technicians who have the training and resources. 
  • Easier Insurance Claims Process: We will help you navigate the insurance claims process and ensure it is properly taken care of.

No matter what the disaster at your business is, we can help you get your business restored. If you are ready to set up your Emergency Readiness Plan, give us a call today. 

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley Community Helps Commercial Buildings Restore

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Stand by with green text box and orange SERVPRO logo SERVPRO of Framingham helps commercial buildings with cleaning and restoration projects, that are either large or small.

SERVPRO of Framingham helps commercial buildings with cleaning and restoration projects, that are either large or small.

When your commercial property is hit with damage due to a storm it can leave your employees in shock. It’s important to know that you have professional large-loss specialists to handle the restoration process. 

Here are benefits for hiring SERVPRO: 

  • Available 24/7: Storms and disasters can strike at any time of the day or night, so we are available no matter when. 
  • Professionals: Our Disaster Recovery Teams are composed of elite technicians; they have training and resources to handle large-loss events.  
  • Large Commercial Assistance: We serve industries such as hospitals, universities, and government facilities.
  • Personal Approach: Each large loss project is managed by our project manager.
  • Teamwork: We will help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a great experience.

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.”