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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.” 

Thanks to our SERVPRO of Foxborough administrative staff

4/25/2021 (Permalink)

Person at desk with laptop and books Thank you to our administrative staff at SERVPRO of Foxborough each and every day.

Administrative Professionals Day was April 21st. We did celebrate with our staff and are a little

late to post about it. We want to share this special day with our local community.

Administrative Professionals Day is a special day to recognizes assistants and office staff. They not only help the staff members every day but also are helpful for our customers at SERVPRO.

We strive to show appreciation to our staff whenever possible; they hold us all together. It is important to show appreciation throughout the year. There are fairly simple ways to recognize a team member: candy, coffee, or just a catered lunch.

Marcel Proust -- “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Thank you to our administrative staff at SERVPRO of Foxborough each and every day. Here at SERVPRO, we have the certified professionals you need to help restore your home or business. Contact us today at (508) 533-5305 for more information.

Spring Storm Tips for Foxborough, MA

4/25/2021 (Permalink)

Storm with Lightning over white box with SERVPRO logo Spring is here in Norwood West Roxbury. It is a fun time of year. However, spring can also mean strong storms.

Spring is here in Norwood West Roxbury. It is a fun time of year from the cook out’s, to sports, and gatherings. However, spring can also mean strong severe storms. There are some simple things you can do to prepare for storms before they happen.

Here are a few tips to consider:

  1. Trim trees: You will want to get rid of dead branches. They could end up being dangerous in a severe storm.

  2. Ensure sump pumps are working: Rainstorms can result in flooded basements. You will want to make sure they are working properly now, not when the storm comes.

  3. Secure backyard items: Move any large items that can be blown away with high winds such as patio furniture, lawn chairs, propane tanks, grills, flags, and poles, to your shed, or garage.

Be ready for power outages:

  1. Think ahead: Plan to have ice in your freezer before the storm arrives.

  2. Use a cooler: Add any food that you want to access easily to in the cooler. This will keep

    other items in the fridge without constantly opening the fridge.

  3. Extras: Check to make sure you have extra batteries, drinking water, and a good first-aid kit

    readily accessible.

If you find yourself in need of restoration for your home or business, give SERVPRO a call at (508) 533-5305, we respond faster to any size disaster.

Why Choose SERVPRO Foxborough - Never Closed

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Foxborough, we understand emergencies are not planned and they never occur at a good time. Emergencies rarely occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 9AM-5PM. If they could be predicted, there would be far fewer fire and water damage emergencies to remedy.

At SERVPRO of Foxborough, we're ready to assist with your emergency 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. No matter the time of the day, even when we receive a call in the middle of the night, our Disaster Remediation Teams are ready to provide service. 

Timely response is important when mitigating fire and water damage which is why our team is ready to respond when contacted. After hours emergency call are dispatched to our on-call staff and Disaster Remediation Team. They will immediately coordinate with our clients arrival time. We are truly a phone call or computer click away.

Calling SERVPRO of Foxborough at (508) 533-5305 as soon as possible after damage strikes your commercial or residential property will minimize the total damage and ensure a faster recovery. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

Why Choose SERVPRO Foxborough - Cleanup After A Fire

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Foxborough, we understand that many people do not realize just how common home fires are.  According to a survey conducted by the American Red Cross in 2019, many people overestimate their ability to react to a home fire and do not take the necessary steps to keep their loved ones safe.  The American Red Cross states that “Every day seven people in this country die in a home fire and another 36 people are hurt."  They also reported that during the most recent five year period, US fire departments responded to an estimated average of 354,400 home structure fires per year. These fires caused an annual average of 2,620 civilian deaths; 11,220 civilian fire injuries; and $6.9 billion in direct property damage.  It is important to recognize that home fires are the most common disaster people face in the United States. 

When a fire strikes there is little time to escape safely.  Generally, homeowners have approximately three minutes to escape a house fire that occurs at night. The earlier a smoke alarm alerts you of a fire, the more likely you will be able to react and get out without injury or loss of life. Having a plan in place and predetermined outdoor meeting place is an easy way to increase your family's chances of surviving a fire and practicing that plan increases your chances even further! 

Once everyone is safe and the fire is extinguished it is time to tackle the cleanup. Completely removing all water, smoke and soot are the critical first steps to take when mitigating fire damage disasters and requires a professional. Calling SERVPRO of Foxborough at (508) 533-5305 as soon as possible after fire damage stakes your commercial or residential property will minimize the total damage and ensure that unpleasant odors are not left behind. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

Update on Nor'Easter (02/01/2021)

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

At 5 pm today, on February 1st, we're still in the thick of this current nor'easter. Snowfall rates this evening will increase at rates of 1-2 inches per hour as the temperatures drop below freezing. This will allow the bulk of the snow to accumulate. The snow will be thick, heavy and pasty. All of southern NE is under a winter storm warning except for Cape Cod and the Islands where warm air has intruded near the surface, causing the snow to turn to rain. In fact, the rain-snow line seems to be pressing westward both north of Boston and along the Southshore.


Tonight, in Hopkinton/Middlesex county, expect the snow to transition to an icy mix for a couple of hours, followed by rain. Tomorrow morning, areas north and west of Boston will experience sleet mixing with snow on the roadways. Conditions will improve as the storm pulls away to the north. Wednesday should improve with flurries possible in the am. Temps begin to warm into the 40's on Thursday and Friday. Another storm system is possible by early next week. We are following this current nor'easter very closely and will continue to post timely updates. As always, we are here to assist with any damages caused by snow, rain, winds, or any other occurrence. Do you have questions about our services? Check out our website, or call! We are here to help!

Planning To Reopen - Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Update - Phase 3

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

The Baker Administration and the Department of Public Health developed a vaccine distribution timeline after extensive consultation with the Massachusetts Vaccine Advisory Group. This group is comprised of leaders from health care, the faith community, community organizations, local government, and others. 

The timeline reflects several priorities: protecting our most vulnerable, maintaining health care system capacity, and addressing inequities in health care access and COVID-19 burden. 

The current phased approach distribution of COVID-19 in MA is as follows: 

(NOTE: These timelines are estimates based on current COVID-19 regulations and production capabilities.)

Phase 3 April 2021

The vaccine is expected to be available to the general public, including:

  1. Higher education workers, including administrators, teaching and non-teaching staff;
  2. Bottled beverage industry workers;
  3. Veterinarians

Phase 3 Vaccination Settings:

Once the vaccine is available to the general public, public vaccine clinics will be available on the CDC’s interactive website: vaccinefinder.org. You will also be able to check with your primary care provider, local pharmacy or local health department.

Facts About COVID-19 Vaccination

  1. Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?
    1. No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. 
    2. There are several different types of vaccines in development. All of them teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.
    3. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity (protection against the virus that causes COVID-19) after vaccination. That means it’s possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and still get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.
  2. After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, will I test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?
    1. No. Neither the recently authorized and recommended vaccines nor the other COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States can cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection.?
    2. If your body develops an immune response—the goal of vaccination—there is a possibility you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus. Experts are currently looking at how COVID-19 vaccination may affect antibody testing results.
  3. If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine
    1. Yes. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, vaccine should be offered to you regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection. CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first.
    2. At this time, according to the CDC, it is not yet known how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. More data is required.
  4. Will a COVID-19 vaccination protect me from getting sick with COVID-19?
    1. Yes. COVID-19 vaccination works by teaching your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and this protects you from getting sick with COVID-19.
    2. Being protected from getting sick is important because even though many people with COVID-19 have only a mild illness, others may get a severe illness, have long-term health effects, or even die.
  5. Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?
    1. No. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. 

It is critical for all of us to remain vigilant in our battle against COVID-19. COVID-19 remains a highly transmissible disease. Individuals should continue to follow these universal precautions:

  1. Follow healthy hygiene practices
  2. Stay at home when sick
  3. Practice social distancing 
  4. Use a cloth face covering (with some exceptions) in community settings when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

We will continue to share with you guidance from the CDCEPAFDAMass EEAMass EECMass DESE, and OSHA and the Governor's office While the administration continues to work with Federal and Local agencies to insure the safety and wellbeing of the residents of the Commonwealth during this ongoing pandemic and now manage the delivery of the much needed aid. 

(See our Planning to Reopen series of blogs for more information regarding CDCEPAFDAMass EEAMass DESE, and OSHA safety requirements). To review the administration's reopening guidance from the state click here. To view Governor Baker's full report click here).

Also, we at SERVPRO of Foxborough know that not every community has access to the resources necessary to meet the strict cleaning guidelines required to ensure a safe environment for fellow members of our community. For those communities, we are here to help!

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

The Disaster Remediation Teams at SERVPRO of Foxborough are specialists in cleaning services and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. We are prepared to clean and disinfect your schools, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work of "normal daily cleaning". Call SERVPRO of Foxborough today for a free consultation - (508) 533-5305.

All of us here at SERVPRO of Foxborough want you and your loved ones to stay safe and know that we will make it through this together! Rest assured, we will continue to do our best to keep you up-to-date and informed!

Planning To Reopen - Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Update - Phase 2

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

The Baker Administration and the Department of Public Health developed a vaccine distribution timeline after extensive consultation with the Massachusetts Vaccine Advisory Group. This group is comprised of leaders from health care, the faith community, community organizations, local government, and others. 

The timeline reflects several priorities: protecting our most vulnerable, maintaining health care system capacity, and addressing inequities in health care access and COVID-19 burden. 

The current phased approach distribution of COVID-19 in MA is as follows: 

Phase 2 Feb 2021 – Mar 2021 

  1. Adults 65+
  2. Adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. Severe illness from COVID-19 is defined as hospitalization, admission to the ICU, intubation or mechanical ventilation, or death.
  3. Individuals with 2 co-morbid conditions and/or age 75+
    1. Cancer
    2. Chronic kidney disease
    3. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    4. Down Syndrome
    5. Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
    6. Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
    7. Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
    8. Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
    9. Pregnancy
    10. Sickle cell disease
    11. Smoking
    12. Type 2 diabetes mellitusAdults of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:
    13. Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
    14. Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
    15. Cystic fibrosis
    16. Hypertension or high blood pressure
    17. Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
    18. Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
    19. Liver disease
    20. Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2, but < 30 kg/m2)
    21. Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
    22. Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
    23. Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  4. Other workers, including:
    1. Early education, K-12, transit, grocery, utility, food and agriculture, restaurant and cafe workers;
    2. Employees across the food, beverages, agriculture, consumer goods, retail, and foodservice sectors;
    3. Meatpackers;
    4. Sanitation, public works and public health workers, vaccine development workers, food pantry workers, Uber/Lyft/ride share services/pharmacy delivery drivers (under transit/transportation workers), workers in the passenger ground transportation industry (e.g. paratransit for people with Disabilities, food delivery, non-urgent medical transport);
    5. Convenience store workers (under grocery workers);
    6. Water and wastewater utility staff
    7. Court system workers (judges, prosecutors, defense attorney, clerks), other than court officers who are listed under first responders

Phase 2 Vaccination Settings:

  1. Most health care workers will be vaccinated at their place of employment
  2. First responders can visit mass.gov/FirstResponderVaccine for COVID-19 vaccine locations and more information
  3. Individuals living and working in long term care will be vaccinated as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program
  4. Vaccination for individuals in other congregate settings (e.g., group homes, shelters, corrections) will be coordinated by the management of those facilities
  5. Many additional vaccination administration sites will be made available for other populations

It is critical for all of us to remain vigilant in our battle against COVID-19. COVID-19 remains a highly transmissible disease. Individuals should continue to follow these universal precautions:

  1. Follow healthy hygiene practices
  2. Stay at home when sick
  3. Practice social distancing 
  4. Use a cloth face covering (with some exceptions) in community settings when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

We will continue to share with you guidance from the CDCEPAFDAMass EEAMass EECMass DESE, and OSHA and the Governor's office While the administration continues to work with Federal and Local agencies to insure the safety and wellbeing of the residents of the Commonwealth during this ongoing pandemic and now manage the delivery of the much needed aid. 

(See our Planning to Reopen series of blogs for more information regarding CDCEPAFDAMass EEAMass DESE, and OSHA safety requirements). To review the administration's reopening guidance from the state click here. To view Governor Baker's full report click here).

Also, we at SERVPRO of Foxborough know that not every community has access to the resources necessary to meet the strict cleaning guidelines required to ensure a safe environment for fellow members of our community. For those communities, we are here to help!

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

The Disaster Remediation Teams at SERVPRO of Foxborough are specialists in cleaning services and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. We are prepared to clean and disinfect your schools, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work of "normal daily cleaning". Call SERVPRO of Foxborough today for a free consultation - (508) 533-5305.

All of us here at SERVPRO of Foxborough want you and your loved ones to stay safe and know that we will make it through this together! Rest assured, we will continue to do our best to keep you up-to-date and informed!