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SERVPRO of Foxborough Shares Back To School Tips

8/8/2022 (Permalink)

school bus with green text box and orange SERVPRO logo The school will be starting back up soon and it is essential to remember some key tips that will help keep them safe and healthy.

The school will be starting back up soon and it is essential to remember some key tips that will help keep them safe and healthy throughout the school year.

Here are some tips to make sure your child safely travels to school: 

  1. Review your family's walking safety rules. Make sure to practice walking to school with your child.
  2. Walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing the traffic.
  3. Before crossing the street, stop and look left, right, and left again. 
  4. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
  5. Always cross streets at crosswalks or intersections
  6. Stay alert and avoid distractions.
  7. Teach your children school bus safety rules.
  8. Teach your children to stand 6 feet away from the curb
  9. Make eye contact with children who are crossing the street
  10. Never pass a bus loading or unloading children

SERVPRO of Foxborough 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 Foxborough Shares Tax-Free Information

8/8/2022 (Permalink)

School setting with orange SERVPRO logo The tax-free weekend comes once a year. This allows people to get school items tax-free, which could be a great deal of savings!

The tax-free weekend comes once a year. This allows people to get school items tax-free, which could be a great deal of savings! 

The sales tax holiday for 2022 will be held on Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14. Retail items of up to $2,500, purchased in Massachusetts for personal use on these two days, will be exempt from sales tax.

If you spend more than $2,500 on an item, the entire amount paid for the item is subject to sales tax, not just the amount that exceeds that threshold. There is, however, an exemption with respect to clothing.  An item of clothing is generally exempt from the sales tax unless the item costs more than $175.  If it does, only the amount over $175 is subject to tax. If on the sales tax holiday, the price of an item of clothing exceeds $2,500, the first $175 is not subject to tax.

You can learn more here: 

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/sales-tax-holiday-frequently-asked-questions 

SERVPRO of Foxborough 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 Foxborough is Hiring A Production Technician

8/8/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO working with green text box and orange SERVPRO logo SERVPRO of Foxborough is Hiring A Production Technician

Our main headquarters is conveniently located right off Route 495 in Hopkinton, MA. SERVPRO of Foxborough offers exciting employment opportunities and we are committed to development of our employees. We offer a variety of training and certification programs and encourage our employees to expand their knowledge base and skill sets. Our regional office, located in Lawrence, frequently hosts seminars to further help our staff and crew members succeed. 

The remediation services industry is an ever growing, multi-billion dollar industry and SERVPRO is a leader in this space. Our family of franchises is the second largest SERVPRO family in the Easter Massachusetts region and we are continuing to acquire new franchises.  We are always looking for hardworking team players who are not afraid to get their hands dirty and have a “can do” attitude to join our ever crew and grow their careers with us. Give us a call to start your career.

We are hiring for a production technician 

Primary Role: Perform services as assigned, following SERVPRO production guidelines. Communicate with the customer to make sure that all needs are met. Support crew chief and other production personnel as needed. Clean and maintain vehicles, equipment, warehouse and office areas as needed.

Results Expected: Production processes are performed according to guidelines and work orders. Communications to crew chief and customer are timely. Jobs are completed at or beyond customer expectations. Vehicles, equipment, and facilities remain clean, orderly, and working properly.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, national origin, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

SERVPRO of Foxborough is the place for you! Contact us at (508) 370-4400 

SERVPRO of Foxborough Shares The Top 5 Summer Safety Tips

7/4/2022 (Permalink)

Green box with text and orange SERVPRO logo Summer is a time for adventure! Before you start with the fun and games, keep in mind these important summer safety tips.

Summer is a time for adventure! Before you start with the fun and games, keep in mind these important summer safety tips.

  1. Water Safety: Drownings are number one of the leading causes of accidental deaths for children under five. To prevent this, parents are encouraged to keep a closer eye on their children, especially around water. Areas that are both in and out of the house should be kept closed off without supervision. Children participating in boating should always wear a life jacket. 
  2. Playgrounds: Spending time outdoors with your kids is a great way to enjoy the time. Certain activities on the playground are more dangerous than others. Parent supervision is important, to keep children from falling in playground areas. Almost half of all falls occur due to a lack of supervision.
  3. Heat Exposure: Summer heat can be dangerous. On a hot day leaving kids dehydrated can cause exhaustion, dizziness, and even vomiting. Extreme temperatures can induce heat stroke. Parents should be extremely cautious about keeping kids hydrated with water.
  4. Bicycles and Outdoors Sports: Bicycle injuries among kids 5-14 are more prevalent than any other sport. Children should always wear a helmet. Outdoor games such as skateboarding, rollerblading, etc should always stay on the right side of the road and go with the flow of traffic. Make sure to make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
  5. Fireworks: Fireworks are dangerous and never advised around kids. Children should also never be allowed to handle sparklers. Picking a unique spot to watch fireworks can be equally as enjoyable.

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

What To Do If Your House Floods in SERVPRO of Foxborough

7/4/2022 (Permalink)

Orange background with text and SERVPRO logo Planning for a flood due to a storm is difficult, but you can take some small precautions to ensure your home is protected

Planning for a flood due to a storm is difficult, but you can take some small precautions to ensure your home is protected:

  • Keep your rain gutters and downspouts clear of leaves and debris.
  • Ensure downspouts direct water away from your basement or foundation.
  • Be certain the ground slopes are away from your home.
  • Watch for small leaks in your roof, windows, doors, and foundation and fix them promptly.

When the rain is extremely hard and lasts for a long time, this can cause water levels to rise, which will flood your home. Sandbagging and trenching can help in some cases, but if water finally does start getting into your home, further action steps are needed.

“What do I do if I get water in my basement?” 

At the first sign, that water is entering your home, cut the power to all outlets. Don’t forget to Unplug all machines and equipment such as freezers, heaters, lamps, and power tools. Put washers, dryers, freezers, etc. up on blocks to keep them out of the rising water.

  • If water has entered your home quickly contact your local utility company to cut the power to your home
  • If you have an electric sump pump, it is important that it stays plugged in. Shut off the gas or have your gas company do it for you if you aren’t sure how to do it.
  • A backup generator can be used to power additional pumps, water vacuums, and lights. Make sure that water has been cleaned up and isn’t destroying surrounding things. 
  • Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  • Install fans to move air and dry your basement once the bulk of the water is gone.
  • Contact a qualified flood restoration expert such as SERVPRO of Foxborough to determine what steps are necessary to repair your home from flood damage.

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

SERVPRO of Foxborough Shares Things To Do Before Going On Vacation

7/4/2022 (Permalink)

Green box with text and orange SERVPRO logo Here is a checklist to help keep your house safe while you are away on vacation.

You are getting ready to go on vacation for a week, and are all ready to go. After you are all packed and feel at ease, take the time to protect your home while you're on vacation. July and August are popular months when home burglaries peak.

Here is a checklist to help keep your house safe while you are away: 

  • Set timers on interior lights:  Don't allow your house to appear as if no one is home.
  • Power surges: Disconnect the computer, TV, stereo, and other electronics. You can also make sure they are plugged safely into a surge protector.
  • Don't make or socialize status updates: Never broadcast your location on social media. 
  • Alert your alarm company: If you have an automatic security system in place, let them know you will be away for an extended period of time. Make sure the alarm is set properly when you leave. 
  • Secure valuables: Put your jewelry or other valuables in a safe deposit box. 
  • Set the HVAC: Set your thermostat to lower your heat or air conditioning usage.
  • Protect your pipes: Make sure pipes in vulnerable areas such as attics, basements, and crawlspaces are insulated. 
  • Arrange for lawn care: Before you leave, trim tree branches that might allow access to a climbing burglar.
  • Stop newspapers and mail: Have them regularly picked up by a neighbor. 
  • Plan exterior lighting: Set these lights on timers to deter burglars.
  • Don't leave spare keys outdoors: Get rid of spare keys that are around the exterior of your home. 
  • Lock the garage: Secure the door and any entrances to the garage so they can’t enter your home from that access point. 

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

SERVPRO of Foxborough Shares Firework Safety

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Fire in background with orange box and 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 are a great time for fireworks. Fireworks are designed to burn and produce motion or audible effects. Here are some firework safety tips that you should consider: 

  • Make sure there is adult supervision of all fireworks at all times
  • Always read and follow the manufacturer's directions
  • 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 Foxborough 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 Foxborough Shares How To Observe Lightning Safety Awareness Week

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Black background with orange text and SERVPRO logo Lightning Safety Awareness Week helps to alert people that the outdoors are not safe during a thunderstorm.

Lightning happens more 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. 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 Foxborough 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 A group of SERVPRO franchise owners in northern New England is proud to announce their collective sponsorship of the Boston 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 Foxborough Is the Damage Cleanup Restoration & Construction Company

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

Green box with text and orange SERVPRO logo SERVPRO of Foxborough is the industry leader and is available 24 hours a day to provide property owners with emergency cleanup, restoration.

You cannot predict when the disaster will arrive at your commercial building. Knowing who to call when disaster strikes are the first step after commercial property damage such as a fire, water, or storm damage. SERVPRO of Foxborough is the industry leader and is available 24 hours a day to provide property owners with emergency cleanup, restoration, and construction needs.

When you face damage to your commercial properties SERVPRO of Foxborough will be there to help. We restore properties that have damage such as floods, toilet overflows, water leaks, and pipe breaks to sprinkler malfunctions. We will make it our priority to get your buildings back to working quickly.

SERVPRO of Foxborough understands that water damage is a huge inconvenience, but will work quickly so your business can get back to its normal day-to-day functioning. We have the equipment, training, and experience to find and dry the water before secondary damage sets in. 

We are proud to serve our local communities:

SERVPRO of Foxborough 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.”