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SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Helps Commercial Buildings With Restoration

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

Black background with orange text and SERVPRO logo Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing disruption.

Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We can help: 

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

We serve commercial damages in the following areas:

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

SERVPRO of Norwood Shares Firework Safety

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Fireworks image with text and orange SERVPRO logo Fireworks can be very dangerous if they are not used properly, they can even cause a fire to your home.

The summer months call for fireworks. Fireworks are designed to burn and produce motion or audible effects. Here are some firework safety tips that you should consider: 

  • NEVER give fireworks to young children. Make sure there is adult supervision of all fireworks at all times
  • Always read and follow the manufacturer's directions
  • Buy from reliable sellers
  • Use outdoors only
  • Always have water handy 
  • Never experiment or make your own fireworks
  • Light only one firework at a time 
  • Never give fireworks to small children
  • Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trash can
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket
  •  Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.

Fireworks can be very dangerous if they are not used properly, they can even cause a fire to your home. If your house gets hit by a fire, call for restoration needs. 

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

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Shares How To Observe Lightning Safety Awareness Week

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Black background with orange text and SERVPRO logo Lightning is popular in the summer months and it can cause much damage to a building. It is important to take precautions to help prevent damage.

Lightning is popular in the summer months and it can cause much damage to a building. It is important to take precautions to help prevent damage.

It is advised to stay indoors during a thunderstorm, there are occasions when we might not be able to. It is important to have a safety plan in place should a thunderstorm arrive.

It is important to be thoroughly aware of its dangers so that we can take the necessary precautions if we are ever caught in a storm.??

Lightning Safety Awareness Week helps to alert people that the outdoors are not safe during a thunderstorm. Lightning can strike from over 15 miles away and any delays in taking precautions can cause serious injury or fatality. Lightning Safety Awareness Week is important to spread awareness of lightning and lightning safety.

Here are some topics and links to help you become more informed during the week.

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

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Shares 5 Tips for National Pet Preparedness Month

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Orange background with text and SERVPRO logo June is National Pet Preparedness Month. Pets are important in our lives so, we need to stay educated and share with others how to care for our pets.

June is National Pet Preparedness Month. Pets are important in our lives so,  we need to stay educated and share with others how to care for our pets. 

Here are some tips to help our pets: 

  1. Identification: Make sure your pet is microchipped and, if they do not have one yet, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. 
  • The device can be scanned at a veterinary office or animal shelter. 
  • It will display life-saving information like your address and phone number.
  • If you move or change numbers let your microchip company know so that they can update their records! 
  • Make sure identification tags are current.
  • Make sure to include if they need medication, or if they do not like other animals, on their tag to help emergency personnel know what type of care they need while they work on reconnecting you. 
  1. Know where to go!

If you area is prone to flooding or any other type of natural disaster, it is important to find a place outside of the area where you can take your pets with you. 

  • It is a good idea to have a list of options and contact numbers for where you might go. 
  • If you leave your home because the electricity is out and it is too hot or too cold, it is the same for your pets, don’t leave them behind!
  1. Stay together!

Natural disasters can be frightening for us and even more for our pets. 

  • It is important to have them on a leash at all times while you are outside. 
  • Your area may have dangerous debris that they can get into. 
  • If your home has been damaged, remember to keep cats in a carrier or confined.
  1. Make a kit!

?A premade kit can be vital if you have to evacuate your home. 

  • Good items to keep in your pet’s kit include a few days' worths of food, bottles of water, extra medication, copies of veterinary records, poop bags, cat litter and pan, sturdy leashes, and collars, and a first aid kit. 
  • You will also want to have a list of pet-friendly hotels, dishes, and if they have a favorite type of treat or toy! 
  1. Know who to contact!

If a disaster hits while you are at work or away from your home, make sure to discuss a plan of action in advance with a neighbor or family member. 

  • Agree that if one of you cannot make it back home that the other will bring your pets and their emergency kit will make the situation much less hectic. 
  • Have updated stickers on your front door letting emergency personnel know how many pets are in the home. 
  • Keep your veterinary clinic, pet-friendly hotels, and the Pet Poison Helpline numbers handy so you are prepared for any situation you may encounter.

No one likes to think a natural disaster will happen in their area but having these strategies in place will help ensure that you and your pets are prepared. If a disaster hits your home, we are here to help restore your fire, storm, and water damage. 

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

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Explains Water Damage

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Green box with text and orange SERVPRO logo Leaking pipes, burst sewer lines, and natural disasters can leave your home severely water damaged.

Leaking pipes, burst sewer lines, and natural disasters can leave your home severely water damaged. If your property is affected, it is critical to identify the cause and act quickly.

Water damage can be very stressful to deal with, especially because more problems can arise. Here is some information that might help you understand more about water damage. 

  • Water Volume: If your home is experiencing water, you can typically manage it on your own. However, if there is significant flooding that is not going away, it might be best to call a professional.
  • If your neighborhood is recovering from a large flood, and your home has suffered significant damage, you should hire a professional to help with restoration. 
  • The first thing to do when you discover water damage in your home is to unplug all electronics. By using this equipment despite the situation could cause electrical shocks or even explosions. 
  • Mold can spread quickly once it infests an area, so it should be inspected for growth. Oftentimes, mold can appear inside the walls or floors, so it’s important that this inspection is ongoing.
  • Before more damage occurs, eliminate moisture and dry out the affected areas. You can use fans or a large-capacity dehumidifier to circulate air and dry out the surrounding materials. This won’t prevent mold growth altogether, but properly drying out the area will help lessen the damage.
  • If insulation or carpet, is soaked with water, you need to dispose of them immediately. 

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

New England SERVPRO® Owners Team Up with Red Sox

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

Baseball picture with logos "Our SERVPRO New England team is excited to cheer the Boston Red Sox to victory alongside our community! Let's go, Red Sox!"

A group of SERVPRO franchise owners in northern New England is proud to announce their collective sponsorship of the Boston Red Sox for the 2022 season. The SERVPRO owner group, which is made up of more than 30 SERVPRO franchise owners, is excited to come together and partner with their beloved Red Sox, making this sponsorship one of the first of its kind for SERVPRO. 

"This new deal illustrates the SERVPRO family's love for their local communities, fellow New Englanders, and America's favorite pastime," said Jesse Mathewson, SERVPRO Marketing Team Member. 

The sponsorship is marked by two LED signs that will illuminate SERVPRO's distinctive green and orange on the first and third baselines at every home game in historic Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox. The group will also sponsor National Clean-Up Day on September 17, including the pregame ceremony and in-park promotions when the Red Sox host the Kansas City Royals.

This isn't the first interaction between the Red Sox and the brand, as SERVPRO's certified restoration specialists had the honor of cleaning and sanitizing Fenway Park at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. 

"Being selected to assist an institution like Fenway Park, prioritizing safety above all else, following all IICRC guidelines and CDC protocols, was a privilege," Mathewson said. "Ever since that initial interaction with such a first-class organization, we knew we wanted to take the next step to make the partnership bigger."

SERVPRO's full spectrum of restoration, mitigation, construction, cleaning, and decontamination services are offered year-round, but one thing SERVPRO and the Boston Red Sox have in common is how each gears up during the Spring season. 

"Spring is the perfect time to have your residential or commercial property cleaned and sanitized by our team of certified technicians from our New England SERVPRO locations," Mathewson said. "We are proud to support the Red Sox and our local communities, not only with this sponsorship but with any emergency or upcoming services and projects this year."

"Our SERVPRO New England team is excited to cheer the Boston Red Sox to victory alongside our community! Let's go, Red Sox!"

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Shares Thunderstorm Tips

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

storm with green box and text overlay The summer months are here, and with that comes thunderstorms. They can be dangerous for many reasons, it is important to know how to protect yourself

The summer months are here, and with that comes thunderstorms. They can be dangerous for many reasons, it is important to know how to protect yourself and your loved ones during a thunderstorm. 

Thunderstorms can happen quickly and you might find yourself outdoors. If you are outdoor and see lightning and hear thunder find shelter immediately. 

Here are some Safety precautions for indoors”

  • Avoid contact with water during a thunderstorm. Do NOT bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water.
  • Avoid using electronic equipment of all types; lightning can travel through electrical systems.
  • Avoid using corded phones. However, cordless or cellular phones are safe to use during a storm.
  • Do NOT lie on concrete floors during a thunderstorm. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.

Lightning strikes may be rare, but they still happen and the risk of severe injury is severe. 

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

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Shares Summer Tips

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

water with text overlay and orange SERVPRO logo Summer is finally here! We know that can mean summer fun outdoors, but summer can also bring the threat of dangerous storms.

Summer is finally here! We know that can mean summer fun outdoors, but summer can also bring the threat of dangerous storms. Learn how to reduce your lightning risk while outdoors.

“If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to pose an immediate threat,” said FEMA Region V Acting Administrator Janet M. Odeshoo.

Seek shelter as quickly as possible. There is no safe place outside when a thunderstorm is in the area.”

Buildings such as offices, schools, and homes offer good protection. Once inside, stay away from windows and doors and anything that conducts electricity. If you are caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby, consider these options:

  1. Never shelter under an isolated tree, tower, or utility pole. 
  2. Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges, or peaks.
  3. Immediately get away from ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water.
  4. Stay away from objects that conduct electricity.
  5. Never lie flat on the ground.

The best way to protect yourself against lightning injury is to monitor the weather and postpone outdoor activities when thunderstorms are in the forecast. Lightning can strike from up to 10 miles away. If you can hear thunder, you might be in danger of being struck by lightning.

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

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Shares How to Have a Safe Bonfire

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

Green background with orange SERVPRO logo and title. It is important to take precautions if you plan on having a bonfire.

With the warmer weather comes much more outdoor fires such as a bonfire. This might sound like a fun idea, but it can also be dangerous and cause a bigger fire. It is important to take precautions if you plan on having a bonfire. 

Here are some safety guidelines to follow:

  • Never build a bonfire on a high-wind night.
  • Keep a bucket of water or garden hose nearby 
  • Keep a close eye on the bonfire as well as anyone nearby the fire.
  • Do not burn aerosols, canisters, or anything containing foam or paint. 
  • Ensure the wood you are burning is dry and seasoned.
  • The pile shouldn't be bigger than 5' x 5'.

After the bonfire is done, turn over the materials with metal shovels and douse the area with water. Make sure to follow all fire and safety guidelines to ensure that a fire doesn't start. 

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

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Provides 5 Things You Should Never Burn in Your Outdoor Fire Pit

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

Orange background with text and SERVPRO logo These are 5 things you should never burn in your outdoor fire pit.

Having a fire pit is something that many enjoy throughout all seasons because it provides warmth when it is cold. However, there are some safety aspects that you should consider so that a larger fire isn’t created and damages anything additional. 

These are 5 things you should never burn in your outdoor fire pit. 

  1. Treated Wood
  2. Railroad Ties
  3. Plastic
  4. Yard Waste
  5. Garbage

Make sure that you are conscious about what you are burning. However, it might even pose a larger threat and cause damage to nearby items such as your home. 

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