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SERVPRO of Foxborough Honors National First Responders Day

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency room photo with orange text box and SERVPRO logo Did you know October 28th is National First Responders Day? This is a day to honor the men and women who put their lives first in helping others.

Did you know October 28th is National First Responders Day? This is a day to honor the men and women who put their lives first in helping others.

First responders are firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians (EMT), paramedics, and 911 operators. We honor this national day of gratitude.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFirstRespondersDay

This day provides you with an opportunity to recognize a first responder. 

  • Treat them to their favorite beverage 
  • Buy their next meal
  • Hand deliver a note and gift 

Connect with a first responder and thank them. Let them know you appreciate their dedication and sacrifice.

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

Flood Cuts in Water Damage Restoration

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Woman in white standing above cut in wall Katie, a production technician, working on an area where a flood cut was made.

Water damage, if not treated quickly and efficiently, can damage flooring, walls/ceilings,  and personal belongings. If proper mitigation steps aren't started within 24-48 hours, mold and mildew may begin to form.  SERVPRO of Foxborough is here and "Faster to Any Size Disaster.”

During the water mitigation process some homes or businesses may require a flood cut. A flood cut is the simple process of cutting out drywall that has become saturated with water. These cuts, depending on the severity of damage, may be 2-4 feet from the floor. 

By removing the saturated drywall the wall cavities are able to dry properly thus preventing potential hidden mold concerns.  When our team of professionals performs these cuts they will ensure the cut is strait to aid in the reconstruction process.  After the cuts have been made, SERVPRO technicians will remove all debris including the drywall and any insulation that needs to be removed as part of the drying process. In many circumstances, the wall cavities and studs remaining will be treated with an antimicrobial product to help prevent mold and mildew grow.  

As an added benefit, SERVPRO of Foxborough has a rebuilds team that is highly experience in drywall, trim/finish work, and painting to help make the process seamless. Our goal is to remove as much stress from your plate as possible during this already difficult time. Rebuilds make our business a one-stop shop, ready to get our home back on its feet, to make the disaster "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Foxborough Honors Mental Health Day

10/10/2021 (Permalink)

Self care image in background with white box overlay Did you know World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10th? This is a time to raise awareness and support about mental health.

Did you know World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10th? This is a time to raise awareness and support about mental health.

Mental health is a demanding topic these days. People aren’t as shy anymore to address mental health issues. However, that doesn’t mean we should stop creating awareness. 

Mental health covers several areas: social, emotional, and psychological well-being. It can affect thoughts, feelings, and actions. Positive mental health will help decrease stress and life-changing for many.

HOW TO OBSERVE #MentalHealthDay

Mental health can impact anyone at one point or another. Discussing mental health with your loved ones helps.

  • Organizations host a variety of events about this topic. Events may include educational seminars, free mental health screenings, walk-a-thons, marathons, conferences, mass media promotions, and more. You can find some here: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-events 
  • If you know someone who struggles with a mental health disorder, reach out to them and offer support. Knowing they have someone to reach out to can be life-changing. 
  • You can also donate to an organization: National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. 

Share this day on social media with #WorldMentalHealthDay.

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

SERVPRO of Foxborough Gives Back During Breast Cancer Month

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Holding Pink Ribbon with orange text box and SERVPRO logo October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; this is a great time to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer and local communities.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; this is a great time to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer and local communities. 

Each year in the United States, about 255,000 women get breast cancer and 42,000 women die from the disease.

Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. About 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States are found in a man. (CDC)

Here are ways to give back:

  • Make a Donation: This will help cancer patients get the medical help they need. 
  • Start a Fundraiser: Get involved with friends and family and make it fun.
  • Join a Race or Walk: This will help fund life-saving research, treatment, and education. 

https://www.komen.org/

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

SERVPRO of Foxborough Honors Fire Prevention Week

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Fire in background with white box and SERVPRO logo The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) designates one week, Sunday, October 3rd to Saturday, October 9th.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) designates one week, Sunday, October 3rd to Saturday, October 9th, each year to share fire safety topics. 

The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise fire safety awareness but to ensure safety. In 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) named the second week of October Fire Prevention Week in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. (First Alert) 

Fire safety awareness and education are important for families. Check your local fire department, sometimes they provide education to local communities. 

The NFPA's 2021 campaign for Fire Safety Month is "Learn The Sounds of Fire Safety. (NFPA)" 

Here are some ways to help protect your home and family:

  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms 
  • Have fire extinguishers at home 
  • Have an emergency plan 
  • Have local numbers handy (insurance, restoration, doctors, vet, etc). 
  • Test alarms
  • Change the batteries
  • Know how to use a fire extinguisher

Unattended cooking is the #1 cause of home fires. (First Alert) 

Practice home safety, so you are prepared should a fire arise.

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

SERVPRO Foxborough Celebrates Fall

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Fall background with orange  SERVPRO logo and orange box overlay September 22nd is the autumnal equinox. Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere whereas spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere.

September 22nd is the autumnal equinox. Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere whereas spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere.

This is when darkness begins to win over daylight. Our hours of daylight have been slightly shorter each day since the summer solstice in June.

The next three months hours of daylight will continue to grow shorter. At the autumnal equinox, day and night are approximately equal in length.

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

SERVPRO Foxborough Emergency Supply Kits For National Preparedness Month

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

First Aid Kit with Orange text box overlay and SERVPRO logo A supply kit should be prepared for potential disasters; you might not know when one might arrive. Make sure your family has the necessary food.

A supply kit should be prepared for potential disasters; you might not know when one might arrive. Make sure your family has the necessary food and supplies.  

Keep the kit up to date by having the food and water fresh.  It is typically best to store the kit, along with any pet supplies, in a closet.

Here is a basic emergency supply kit list:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
  • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers
  • Prescription eyeglasses or contact lens solution
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes and diaper rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically 
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate 
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

Source; https://www.ready.gov/kit

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

SERVPRO Foxborough discusses National Preparedness Month

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

Storm with Lightning over white box with SERVPRO logo Natural disasters can happen at any time to a home or business. It is important to know the different types of disasters.

Natural disasters can happen at any time to a home or business. It is important to know the different types of disasters, and know if you can be affected by any of them. 

Wildfires: If there is a wildfire in the area, be ready to evacuate quickly since they spread rapidly. 

Hurricanes: Make sure to know where to go if asked to evacuate and how you will get there; it is important to act fast. 

Flooding: If you approach a flooded road, turn around, don't think you can handle it.

Drought: Learn to make conserving water a part of your daily life.

Extreme Heat Temperatures: Drink plenty of water; heat exhaustion is not good for your body.

Have a cell phone plugged into a backup battery pack if you know a disaster is coming and have backup batteries as needed.  

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

SERVPRO Foxborough Honors Grandparents Day

9/12/2021 (Permalink)

Grandparents with orange text and SERVPRO logo Sunday, September 12 is Grandparents Day. It is a special day for grandparents.

Sunday, September 12 is Grandparents Day. It is a special day for grandparents. 

We support Grandparents’ Day because both grandkids and grandparents natter. Grandchildren thrive when grandparents have a supporting relationship with them.

There is a special day for Mothers and Fathers so it makes sense to have one for grandparents too! They have a uniquely special bond, and this day is a great time to treasure that time together.

Make sure to spend time with your Grandparents not only today but as often as you can. 

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

SERVPRO Foxborough Honors 9-11

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

American Flag in background with white text box overlay September 11th is Patriot Day. It is an observed holiday in the United States. This day is to commemorate the lives of those who were lost.

September 11th is Patriot Day. It is an observed holiday in the United States. This day is to commemorate the lives of those who were lost in the terrorist attacks in 2001. 

On December 18th, 2001, this was declared Patriot Day. It is a yearly proclamation requesting that all flags be flown at half-staff. 

Americans are asked to honor those lost with a moment of silence at 8:46 AM, Eastern Standard Time. This is the time that the first airplane struck the World Trade Center. 

Please join us today remembering those at this designation time. 

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