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SERVPRO Norwood West Roxbury Celebrates Fall

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Fall background with orange  SERVPRO logo and orange box overlay September 22nd is the autumnal equinox. Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere whereas spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere.

September 22nd is the autumnal equinox. Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere whereas spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere.

This is the turning point when darkness begins to win over daylight. Our hours of daylight have been slightly shorter each day since the summer solstice in June.

For the next three months, our hours of daylight will continue to grow shorter. At the autumnal equinox, day and night are approximately equal in length.

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SERVPRO Norwood West Roxbury discusses National Preparedness Month

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

Storm with Lightning over white box with SERVPRO logo Natural disasters can happen to any home or business. It is important to be aware of the different types of disasters, and know if you can be affected

Natural disasters can happen to any home or business. It is important to be aware of the different types of disasters, and know if you can be affected by any of them. 

Wildfires: If there is a wildfire in the area, be ready to evacuate quickly since they spread rapidly. 

Hurricanes: Make sure to know where to go if asked to evacuate and how you will get there; it is important to act fast. 

Flooding: If you approach a flooded road, turn around, don't think you can handle it.

Drought: Learn to make conserving water a part of your daily life.

Extreme Heat Temperatures: Drink plenty of water; heat exhaustion is not good for your body.

Always make sure to have a cell phone plugged into a backup battery pack if you know a disaster is coming.  

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 Norwood West Roxbury Honors Grandparents Day

9/12/2021 (Permalink)

Grandparents with orange text and SERVPRO logo Sunday, September 12 is Grandparents Day. It is a special day for grandparents. We support Grandparents’ Day because Grandkids Matter.

Sunday, September 12 is Grandparents Day. It is a special day for grandparents. 

We support Grandparents’ Day because Grandkids Matter. Grandchildren thrive when grandparents have a supporting relationship with family members.

There is a special day for Mothers and Fathers so why not have a whole day dedicated to our grandparents. Grandparents have a uniquely special bond, and this day is a great time to treasure that time together.

Make sure to spend time with your Grandparents not only today but as often as you can. 

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 Norwood West Roxbury Emergency Supply Kits For National Preparedness Month

9/12/2021 (Permalink)

First Aid Kit with Orange text box overlay and SERVPRO logo A supply kit should be prepared for potential disasters. You should make sure your family has the necessary food and supplies.

A supply kit should be prepared for potential disasters. You should make sure your family has the necessary food and supplies.  

It is also important to keep the kit up to date.  Keep food and water fresh.  It is typically best to store the kit, along with any pet supplies, in a closet.

Here is a basic emergency supply kit list:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered radio and an NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
  • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers
  • Prescription eyeglasses or contact lens solution
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, and diaper rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account records saved electronically 
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate 
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Paper cups, plates, paper towels, and plastic utensils
  • Books, games, puzzles, or other activities for children

Source; https://www.ready.gov/kit

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 Norwood West Roxbury Honors 9-11

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

American Flag in background with white text box overlay September 11th is Patriot Day. It is an observed holiday in the United States. This is to commemorate the lives of those who were lost in 2001.

September 11th is Patriot Day. It is an observed holiday in the United States. This is to commemorate the lives of those who were lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks. 

On December 18th, 2001, September 11th was declared as Patriot Day. This is a yearly proclamation requesting that all flags be flown at half-staff. 

Americans are asked to honor those lost with a moment of silence at 8:46 AM, Eastern Standard Time. This is the time that the first airplane struck the World Trade Center. 

Please join us today remembering those at this designation time. 

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Happy Labor Day From SERVPRO Norwood West Roxbury

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

American Flag in background with white text box overlay We hope that you have a healthy and safe Labor Day weekend and are able to enjoy time off.

Labor Day is Monday, September 6th. It is a day to tribute the contributions and achievements of the hard-working Americans.

Labor Day was created by the labor movement in the 19th century; it became a federal holiday in 1894. This is an annual celebration of workers and their achievements. It originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters.

The Industrial Revolution in the United States on average had Americans working 12-hour days and seven-day weeks to make a basic living. Even children as young as 5 or 6 were working across the country.

People were faced with extremely unsafe working conditions, sanitary facilities, and uneven breaks.

Today it symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans. This is celebrated with parties, street parades, and festivals. 

We hope that you have a healthy and safe Labor Day weekend and are able to enjoy time off. 

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.”

Fire Safety Tips for Fall in Newton Wellesley

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

Fireplace in background with Orange SERVPRO logo and text box overlay There’s nothing cozier than spending time with a fireplace to keep you warm as the weather turns colder

There’s nothing cozier than spending time with a fireplace to keep you warm as the weather turns colder. It is important to know some of the safety hazards: 

Have Your Furnace Serviced: Have your furnace inspected by your heating and cooling company regularly, but especially during a new season. Have them check for leaks and ensure it is working properly. 

Be Careful Using Your Fireplace: Make sure your fireplace has a screen; screens are crucial so that it keeps flying sparks safely inside the fireplace. 

Use Caution with Space Heaters: Space heaters are a great way to chill out. Just make sure that you allow at least three feet of empty space around the heater to prevent fires. 

Leaf Burning Could Be Dangerous: Burning leaves can be dangerous, make sure to wear a protective mask if you decide to do so. Never burn leaves on a windy day.

Exercise Candle Safety: Candles give a wonderful ambiance to a room but can also pose a fire hazard; never leave candles unattended. 

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

Winterizing Your Kitchen in Norwood West Roxbury

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen with white box overlay and Orange SERVPRO logo Before you know it fall will be here; now is the time to think ahead and plan ahead

Before you know it fall will be here; now is the time to think ahead and plan ahead. Apart from regular maintenance, it is time to wash the curtains, replace the shelf liners, and clean fixtures throughout your home.  This is the time to give your kitchen some attention:

  • Refrigerator: Remove all the contents, shelves, racks, bins, and trays, then wash everything with antibacterial cleaner. 
  • Stove: If your model is self-cleaning, then you know the drill. However, if not you can place a cup of ammonia in a ceramic dish in the oven overnight; be sure to wear gloves and open all nearby windows to prevent a fire.
  • Dishwasher: You will want to use some baking soda on a damp sponge and wipe down the interior liner.

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

Safety Tips for Fall Driving in Norwood West Roxbury

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Fog in background with orange SERVPRO logo and text box As the fall months are getting closer, the weather will be shifting, so it is important to drive cautious in the coming months.

As the fall months are getting closer, the weather will be shifting, so it is important to drive cautious in the coming months. Here are some tips for you to remember: 

Visibility May Be Poor: Falling leaves, rain, or fog can limit your vision sometimes. If you find your visibility limited, slow down or pull over.

Watch for Children: Make sure to use extra caution around leaves piled at the curbside. Children love playing in large piles of leaves that can sometimes be hidden.

Slow Down on Wet Pavement: Always keep a safe distance behind the car in front of you, especially in rainy conditions. 

Be Prepared for Changing Weather: Try to always be prepared for a change in the weather by bringing a warm coat, rain gear, and gloves. 

Should a storm arise and cause damage to your home or business give us a call. SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends.

Fall Cleaning Tips in Norwood West Roxbury

8/22/2021 (Permalink)

Leaves in background with orange box and orange SERVPRO logo. Roof gutters are traces that route water off your roof, it is really important to clean your gutters.

Roof gutters are traces that route water off your roof, it is really important to clean your gutters. If not taken care of, clogged gutters can cause water to pool on your roof, which can lead to water damage and structural damage. Poor gutter maintenance also leads to problems with siding, windows, doors, and foundations.

Some gutters have leaf-catching systems, but even these gutters need to be checked though. The best approach is to plan a day when you can check your gutters to make sure they are ready for the next season. 

If you want to manually clean your gutters the best time is the day after a light rain; damp leaves and dirt will come up easier.  If you are cleaning this yourself,  use a narrow trowel to scoop and dispose of it in the garbage bag. 

Next, use the hose to remove loose silt and anything else. If there's an obstruction in your downspout, use a plumber's snake to work it out.  Have a helper who can spot you on the ladder as needed. 

Also take a look at how the water is draining from your roof. If you see large drips along the joints where sections of gutter are attached your gutters may need repair; give someone a call to check it out.

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