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National Grilling Season in Foxborough

7/11/2021 (Permalink)

Grill in background with white overlay box and text Did you know that July is National Grilling Month? Summer is the time to enjoy the whole family together and fire up the grill.

Did you know that July is National Grilling Month? 

Summer is the time to enjoy the whole family together and fire up the grill. Enjoy the summer months by celebrating and entertaining with the best kinds of summer food.

Here are a few helpful tips for you during your grilling season: 

  • Keep your grill clean: Keeping your grill clean can extend the life of your grill and it can also help your food taste the best. Stuck on grease should be cleaned, this can cause large fires when cooking. 
  • Always preheat the grill: This helps prevent food from sticking to the grates. More importantly, it helps cook your food evenly. 
  • Wash your hands often: When handling raw meat, it is best to wash your hands with warm soapy water. 
  • Keep the food cold: Keep food cold until you are ready to cook. 
  • Monitor your grill: You should never leave your grill unattended, this can cause a large fire to anything nearby. 

SERVPRO of Foxborough is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you with any fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

National Pet Fire Safety Day in Foxborough

7/11/2021 (Permalink)

dog in background with orange text box and SERVPRO logo National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15th. This is a day to learn how to keep your pet safe in a fire.

National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15th.  This is a day to learn how to keep your pet safe in a fire. 

Here are some facts about pets and fires:

Pets cause over 1,000 house fires each year in the United States. It is important to make sure that there is nothing near by them that can start a fire. 

Did you know that there are nearly 360,000 house fires each year in the United States? It is important to prevent fires whenever possible. 

Over 40,000 pets die every year in house fires; awareness can save lives, just by having a plan should a fire arise is critical. 

The best tip should a fire arise is to have an escape plan that includes your pets. You will want to discuss who will be in charge of rescuing your pet in the event of a fire. Practicing fire drills can help your family,  but also ensures your pets are not forgotten.

SERVPRO of Foxborough is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you with any fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Back to School Safety Tips in Foxborough

7/11/2021 (Permalink)

Kids in background with white box overlay and text Summer is flying by and believe it or not, parents are starting to think about Back to School already. Here are safety tips for Back to School.

Summer is flying by and believe it or not, parents are starting to think about Back to School already. As the school year starts to arrive quickly we wanted to share some tips with you: 

  • Be on the lookout for school zone signals, and slow down to obey all traffic laws.
  • Always stop for school busses whenever applicable. 
  • Watch out for school crossing guards and obey their signals.
  • Be aware of children near schools, bus stops, sidewalks, in the streets, and in school parking lots.
  • Never pass other vehicles while driving in a school zone.
  • Avoid using a cell phone while driving in a school zone.
  • Make sure a supervisor is always present when children are at the school’s playground. 
  • Allow time for drop-off and pick up. Leave early enough to arrive at school at least 10 minutes prior to the start of school.
  • If your child is walking to school make sure they go straight home after school. 
  • Always use public sidewalks and streets when walking to school.
  • If your child is walking to school, have them walk with other students. 
  • Make sure to teach your children to recognize and obey traffic signals and signs.
  • Teach your children to only cross streets at designated crosswalks.
  • Make sure to enforce looking both ways before crossing the street.
  • Make sure the bus comes to a complete stop before getting on or off.
  • When riding the bus, make sure your child understands to remain seated.

SERVPRO of Foxborough is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you with any damage “Like it never even happened.”

Bellingham Plans $1 Million in Roadwork This Summer

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

traffic cones during sunset The town of Bellingham can expect lots of road work and town infrastructure improvements this summer

The town of Bellingham is preparing for a hot and fun summer of swimming, sports... and roadwork. Monday, June 14th, will mark the beginning of the road projects, which will span throughout the summer. While the town was looking to spread out the dates of road work occurrence, because of funding restrictions, the town will have to plan to finish the majority of the work this summer. From road repaving to drainage projects, even including some town center improvements, the community can expect to see a lot of orange cones scattering the road. Department of Public Works Director Don DiMartino acknowledges that "Nothing happened last year, we were ready to launch, but couldn’t launch without MassDOT approval … and things like that.” Beginning with a major town center reconstruction, including new curbing, widened lanes, and updates traffic signals, the large project will span into the end of June next year. 

Read more on the Milford Daily News website, linked below.

https://www.milforddailynews.com/story/news/2021/06/07/bellingham-ma-schedules-1-million-roadwork-over-summer/7547390002/

Fireworks safety in Foxborough

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

fireworks background with white box and SERVPRO logo Fireworks Safety Month is in June. Summer months are exciting with celebrations of summer, vacations, and the Fourth of July.

Fireworks Safety Month is in June. Summer months are exciting with celebrations of summer, vacations, and the Fourth of July. 

It is a fun time for outdoor activities such as barbeques. However, many like to celebrate with fireworks. Fireworks are beautiful, but can also be dangerous. Fireworks’ safety should be taken heavily. Most fireworks injuries are reported between June 16 to July 16. 

It is important to learn about fireworks safety methods and instructions.

Speak up if you see others indulging in fireworks activities that are dangerous. 

Practice using fireworks safely. It’s a celebration of our protectors; the fire and health departments work hard for our comfort and safety; practice safe fireworks. 

Enjoy all of your summer celebrations, but practice the necessary safety precautions while doing it.

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

National Insurance Awareness Day in Foxborough

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

Houses in background with orange box and SERVPRO logo June 28 is National Insurance Awareness Day. It is a good idea to look over your yearly insurance coverages and deductibles

June 28 is National Insurance Awareness Day. It is a good idea to look over your yearly insurance coverages and deductibles; you never know when a disaster can strike in your home. This means it is a good day to evaluate your insurance coverage and assess your risk. 

It is important to review your policies and consider any life changes that might require updating your coverage. This can help you in the future should a disaster ever happen. 

Hurricane season started on June 1st. Do you need supplemental flood or wind insurance? Anywhere that it can rain, it can flood. 

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

Finish At The 50 Road Race in Patriot Place this September

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

logo for finish at the 50 The popular 5K race, hosted by Patriot Place and run by Harvard Pilgrim, will return this Labor Day weekend.

The Foxborough area is looking forward to the Finish At The 50 road race which is returning to Patriot Place this September. On Labor Day weekend this fall, the Harvard Pilgrim event will be finishing at the 50 yard line at Gillette Stadium, welcoming back runners to Patriot Place for the annual race. After last year's cancellation, the return of the popular 5K race is a sign of a return to normalcy, which is exciting for the community as a whole after a hard almost two years of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the nation. Brian Earley, the vice president and general manager of Patriot Place, remarks that “The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made incredible progress through the reopening process and we look forward to safely welcoming our runners back to this exciting annual event in 2021 and for years to come.” Registration to enter the race will be located on finishatthe50.com. 

SERVPRO of Foxborough celebrates nurses

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

Nurse in background with orange box overlay Tell someone about the excellent care you’ve received from a nurse. All it takes is a simple ‘thank you.’

Did you know National Nurses Day is observed every year on May 6th? Help us raise awareness of all nurses on this day. We acknowledge the vital role nurses play in society. 

National Nurses Week is May 6th and ends on May 12th. Nurses play a vital part in our community every day. We should not only celebrate and appreciate them during this time but every day. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalNursesDay

You can recognize nurses everywhere. 

Celebrate their dedication and commitment to their patients and career. 

Tell someone about the excellent care you’ve received from a nurse.

All it takes is a simple ‘thank you.’ 

When you visit a doctor, make sure to follow the instructions they give you and ask questions. Asking questions is always critical especially for your health. 

Give nurses you know a shout-out and thank them for their hard work.

Use #NationalNursesDay to share a story and recognition on social media.

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

SERVPRO of Foxborough celebrates Cinco De Mayo

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Mexican food with white overlay Do you kow that Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for “fifth of May?” Many seem to enjoy and celebrate this day.

Do you kow that Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for “fifth of May?” Many seem to enjoy and celebrate this day. 

Cinco De May’s rooted history in the Franco-Mexican War in the early years of the American Civil War. In 1860s the communities took up the banner of the Cinco De Mayo celebration as a way to celebrate the cause of freedom.

In the United States displays of banners are hung and there are events highlighting Mexican culture, music, and dancing. Schools sometimes share special events to educate students about its historical significance. Many celebrate with Mexican products and services with an emphasis on beverages, food, and music.

Share your Mexican heritage and use #CincodeMayo to post on social media.

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

SERVPRO of Norwood Foxborough is celebrating International Firefighters’ Day 2021

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

firefighters in background with orange box and SERVPRO logo Firefighters are our family, friends, and co-workers at SERVPRO of Foxborough.

The (NFFF) National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Observes International Firefighters’ Day 2021.

This day was established in 1999 to honor the lives of firefighters who died in a wildfire in Victoria, Australia. It helps to recognize the service and sacrifice that firefighters make daily. 

This day of recognition is the mission behind the NFFF. They help to honor and remember fallen firefighters. They assist families in rebuilding their lives but also are incredible for our community. 

Firefighters are our family, friends, and co-workers at SERVPRO of Foxborough. They respond to calls without any hesitation. They take amazing care of our community. Join us in thanking firefighters for all that they do. They work the front lines every day and our communities are made stronger by the dedication of these firefighters.

We appreciate them today and every day. Thank you for all that you do in the community.  

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