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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.”

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Is Your Fire Damage Experts

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

Black background with orange text and SERVPRO logo A fire disaster can cause damage to the structure of your home along with all the belongings; it can be stressful and devastating.

We hope that you never experience fire damage to your home. A fire disaster can cause damage to the structure of your home along with all the belongings; it can be stressful and devastating. 

Here are some easy things you can do to reduce the risk of a fire.

  • Make sure that you have working smoke alarms on all levels of your building. These will give you an early warning so you can get outside quickly.
  • A closed-door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Make sure that there are working smoke alarms in every sleeping room.
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
  • It is recommended to use interconnected smoke alarms. 
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. 
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. 
  • Keep smoke alarms at least 10 feet from the kitchen stove to reduce false alarms. 
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

We know that you can’t always prevent a fire but these are helpful tips to reduce the risk. 

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.”

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Explains The Importance of Building an Emergency Plan

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

Orange background with text and SERVPRO logo It is important to be proactive and have a plan in place so that if a fire strikes your building you can act quickly.

A fire is not always preventable and sometimes can happen in the workplace. It is important to be proactive and have a plan in place so that if a fire strikes your building you can act quickly. 

Here are tips to create an effective emergency plan: 

  1. Assemble the Team: Seek out the participation of everyone in the office in the early stages. 
  2. Conduct Risk Assessment: Conduct a risk assessment to identify potential hazards and vulnerabilities. 
  3. Establish Objectives: Set quantifiable and tangible milestones that you’ll achieve as you develop your emergency preparedness program. Some ideas are reaching out to public emergency services, conducting a business impact analysis, and identifying opportunities for hazard prevention and risk mitigation.
  4. Create Written Policy: Here are some suggestions that your plan should include reporting fires and other emergencies, evacuation procedures, and emergency escape route assignments.
  5. Develop an on-site Emergency Response Team: Designate emergency response leaders within your organization to lead evacuation, coordinate communication, conduct a headcount, and communicate detailed information to 911 dispatch and emergency responders. 
  6. Practice and Review: Your Emergency Response Plan works great when the people carrying it out are well prepared. Every six months, conduct emergency drills.

There is no right way to be prepared for a fire or damage to business property. However, when you have a plan in effect before it happens, things can go much smoother. We are able to help you create an Emergency Readiness Plan so that if damage hits your building you can act quickly. 

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

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Explains Summer Storm Safety

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Green box with text and orange SERVPRO logo Summer is just around the corner, so the threat of dangerous storms increases. There are ways to reduce your lightning risk while outdoors.

Summer is just around the corner, so the threat of dangerous storms increases. There are ways to reduce your lightning risk while outdoors.

Buildings such as offices, schools, and homes should have good protection. Once you are inside, stay away from windows and doors. Make sure to stay away from anything that conducts electricity. 

If you have no safe shelter anywhere nearby, the following actions may reduce your risk:

  • Never shelter under an isolated tree or utility pole.
  • Get off hills, mountain ridges, or peaks.
  • Get out and away from ponds, lakes, and water.
  • Stay away from objects that conduct electricity.
  • Don’t lie flat on the ground.
  • Make sure to postpone or cancel outdoor activities when thunderstorms are in the forecast. 

Always make sure that you are safe at all times; even if your building is damaged. We are here to help you with the damage that can be caused by storm 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 Shares Positive Reviews

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

Green box with text and orange SERVPRO logo We take great pride in our services, customers, and team. We are highly trained in the restoration field.

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury is a restoration company and we hope you never have to call us. Sometimes we know that disasters can happen.

We take great pride in our services, customers, and team. We are highly trained in the restoration field. Our customer's testimonials speak for themself. 

“I can't say enough good things about Kevin and Rodney. I was so impressed by how hard they worked to get my home back together. thank you so much.” --Julia

“Great company to work with after I experienced a home fire. Rodney and Amy were great in cleaning up the damage. mauritizo was great to work within the rebuild. thank you servrpo” -- Issy 

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 Helps The Local Community

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

Black background with orange text and SERVPRO logo Both the Disaster Remediation and Rebuild Teams of SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury are highly skilled and professional.

Both the Disaster Remediation and Rebuild Teams of SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury are highly skilled and professional. Our certified technicians and licensed contractors will be there for you throughout the entire project life cycle.  They will collaborate with you, keep you informed and make sure that your expectations are met. There is no need to manage multiple contractors, timelines, or invoices. SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury is your one-stop remediation to rebuild the shop. We will make it "Like it never even happened." 

We are close by and ready to respond immediately when you need cleaning or restoration services. For major storms and disasters, we can even call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams for additional resources.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Westwood, MA
  • Dedham, MA
  • West Roxbury, MA
  • Norwood, MA
  • East Dedham, MA
  • South Norwood, MA
  • Norwood Centre, MA
  • Endicott, MA
  • Riverdale, MA
  • Midtown Bus District, MA
  • Walpole, MA
  • Medfield, MA

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.”

Preventing Water Damage

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

Preventing water damage will save you many headaches and is easier than dealing with the cleanup and repairs. We do not like to think about it, but water damage can cause severe damage to your property. It weakens the foundation and the very core that holds your property together.

You have heard about core strength in your body. Well, water damage hits at the core strength of your house, eventually causing severe structural damage. Damp wood invites termites and carpenter ants; plus, it causes mould and mildew. 

Here are 3 easy prevention tips

These tips are easy things to do that will give you piece of mind the next time heavy storms hit. 

  1. Ensure Good Drainage

Poor drainage weakens your foundation, causing cracks, uneven settling, and pathways for water to enter your home.

  • Clean your gutters routinely. A clogged gutter and drains will send cascades of water down the side of your house, damaging your siding and foundation.
  • Ensure your downspouts direct water 5 to 10 feet away from your house.
  • Make sure your yard is sloped at least 6 inches over a 10-foot span away from your foundation.
  1. Check for Water Leaks

Persistent leaks lead to mould, mildew, rot, and even termites and carpenter ants (they like chewing wet wood, since it is soft).

  • Check for dark spots under pipes inside sink cabinets, stains on ceilings, toilets that rock, and of course drips.
  • At least once a year, inspect your roof. Repair any missing, loose, and or damaged shingles.
  • Repair any cracked caulking and check for leaks around flashing. 
  1. Know what to do should water damage occur

Water damage is all about action. Acting fast will save you time and unnecessary costs. Contact SERVPRO experts immediately will help our team to restore rather than replace. What you can do until SERVPRO arrives

  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place & gather loose items from floors.
  • Remove coloured rugs and upholstery from wet carpeting to prevent stains.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

SERVPRO of Norwood/West Roxbury is here, 24/7/365 to help you in your time of need. Keep our phone number in your emergency contacts: (781) 769-9125

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Specializes In Water Damage

4/9/2022 (Permalink)

Green background with orange SERVPRO logo and title. Water damage can happen at any time and can cause damage. It is important to hire a professional and highly trained company.

Water damage can happen at any time and can cause damage. It is important to hire a professional and highly trained company. 


The technicians at SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury use advanced detection equipment. This allows us to thoroughly scope the property to determine the migration path of the water. It also ensures that the property has the water extracted and dried.

We use powerful extraction equipment and have specialized drying equipment. We work with flooring of different types such as hardwood floors, tile, and cement.  

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

SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Shares Professional Help for Water Damage

4/9/2022 (Permalink)

Orange background with text and SERVPRO logo 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 ne

When water damage happens, you might want to clean it up yourself. However, the downside is that water migrates quickly and can wind up far away from the origination point. This can cause damage to your house. 

If a pipe breaks in a bathroom and gravity pulls the water downward. Then it runs under the tile floor.  It will go between the floor and exist into the living room all over a carpeted floor. If any moisture gets left in these areas, it can trigger issues such as mold. It is important to make sure you address these problems and hire a professional. 

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.”