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SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley celebrates nurses

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

Nurse in background with white overlay box National Nurses Day is observed every year on May 6th. We raise awareness of all nurses on this day. We want to acknowledge the vital role nurses play

National Nurses Day is observed every year on May 6th. We raise awareness of all nurses on this day. We want to acknowledge the vital role nurses play in society especially during the pandemic. 

National Nurses Week is May 6th and ends on May 12th. Nurses play a vital part in our community each and 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 Newton Wellesley is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley celebrates Cinco De Mayo

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Person with Mexican food with orange overlay box Share your Mexican heritage and use #CincodeMayo to post on social media.

Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for “fifth of May.” This is a day that many seem to enjoy, love, and celebrate. 

Cinco De May’s rooted history in the Franco-Mexican War influenced Mexican-Mexican American communities 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 commemorate the cause of freedom. In the United States, Americans celebrate Mexican-American heritage on May 5th.

In the United States there are displays of banners and events highlighting Mexican culture, music, and dancing. Schools may have 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 Newton Wellesley is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley celebrates The International Firefighters’ Day 2021

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters with white box and text SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.”

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 is also to recognize the service and sacrifice that firefighters make daily. 

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

Firefighters are our family, friends, and co-workers at SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley. These men and women respond to calls for help without any hesitation. They take incredible care of our community. Join us in thanking firefighters for their service. 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 Newton Wellesley is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.” 

3 Things to Know About Sandbags

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Flash floods are a common occurrence during the spring in Massachusetts. When faced with a storm in Newton, MA, you may be considering the possibility of a sand bag wall to protect your commercial property. Many flood damage restoration services recommend taking steps to mitigate damage before it occurs as a way to protect the property and reduce clean up times and costs. A flood dam is one way to do this. Here is what you may want to know.

How They Work

In most cases flood dams work by directing water flow away from the threatened area. Many people choose sandbags as they are easy to build in a variety of protective formations. Dry sand is loaded into the bag, and the bag is then folded and placed to create a wall. When the water reaches the wall it is absorbed by the sand which then becomes heavier, harder to move, and creates a tighter seal.

Where to Place Them

When creating a sand bag barrier to protect your commercial property it’s recommended to construct it in a way that directs the flow of water rather than trying to block it. This will put less force on the wall, and keep the water moving to a safe drainage location. Consider setting the barrier up so that the water flows down hill and away from the property, or into a drainage ditch or open field where it can disperse safely.

When to Use Them

One of the best ways to reduce flood damage is to know when to use a flood dam. In most cases you may want to consider the use of sand bags any time you believe flooding may pose a high risk to the property.

Using these tools properly may help you reduce the amount of damage your commercial property could face in the next big storm.

When you first suspect water damage to your commercial property, immediate resolution will save you time and money. Prolonged exposure to moisture or damp, structural elements allows for more compromising effects like structural deterioration or mold growth. The Disaster Remediation Teams at SERVPRO of Newton/Wellesley have a fast and thorough response that will help you identify the cause of your water loss. Call us at (617) 332-9000!  We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

Three Reasons Why Water Damage Follows A Fire

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

It is hard to know what to expect after a fire. As an owner or property manager, you likely expect significant equipment loss because of fire and smoke damage, but what about water? Ask any disaster restoration company in and they will tell you water and fire damage go hand-in-hand. There are at least three causes of water damage during and after a commercial property fire.

  1. Hoses
  2. Suppression systems
  3. Pipe damage

Hoses

The primary source of water loss during a fire rescue may come from a fire hose. These large-diameter, high-pressure hoses can expel hundreds of gallons of water per minute to flood and extinguish the flames. Unfortunately, extinguishing the blaze also floods your facility, and depending on the size and extent of the fire, you may have significant property loss.

Suppression Systems

Water-based suppression systems can also lead to extensive flooding. However, the extent of flooding caused by these systems depends on the type. Some systems do not use water. Other systems that use water may only release sprinklers in areas where fire damage is occurring, leaving other spaces dry.

Pipe Damage

Water damage can also occur because of damaged pipes. The temperatures in violent fires often reach the melting points of certain metals. If the fire reaches these temperatures, pipes may melt, warp or break. Since no one is in the facility, there is no way to shut off the water supply, meaning that water can flow freely from pipes until the system is shutdown.
Commercial property owners should have concerns over water and fire damage if such a disaster occurs. Knowing that one problem can lead to the other may allow you to better prepare for emergencies. 

If your commercial or residential property experiences fire damage we are hear to help. Call the fire remediation AND water remediation experts of SERVPRO of Newton/Wellesley to remediate the water damage. and to determine the cause of the burst pipe at (617) 332-9000. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Restoration for your business in Newton, Wellesley

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Business Office background with white box on top If you find yourself in need of fire restoration to your home or business, give SERVPRO Newton, Wellesley a call.

Commercial cleaning and restoration can be frustrating and exhausting if you aren’t sure what to do. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. The last thing that we want to do is take away business that you may have already lost. 

When the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of  Newton, Wellesley has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We help any commercial business such as Small Office Buildings, Apartment Buildings, Restaurants, Hotel, Small Retail Stores, Manufacturing & Industrial, and Government buildings. No matter if you need water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, or storm damage clean up you can count on SERVPRO of  Newton, Wellesley.

We are available 24 hours a day to get your  Newton, Wellesley business back to normal. When the dirt, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond your regular janitorial staff, you need SERVPRO of  Newton, Wellesley.

If you find yourself in need of fire restoration to your home or business, give SERVPRO Newton, Wellesley a call at (617) 332-9000, we respond faster to any size disaster.

What to do if a fire starts in Newton, Wellesley

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Fire in background with orange box and SERVPRO logo If you find yourself in need of fire restoration to your home or business, give SERVPRO Newton, Wellesley a call.

Fires can happen at any time, anywhere, yes that means your home or business. It is one of those things no one can really prepare for, we can only try to understand what to do if a fire happens since they are predictable.  

However, it is great to know the basics of what to do if a fire starts for your own safety:

  1. Make sure you are able to operate a fire extinguisher. You should have a few that are easily accessible. 
  2. GET OUT and STAY OUT. CALL 9-1-1 immediately. Do not go back in whatsoever. 
  3. Use the stairs instead, if you are in a building with elevators. Leave all your things where they are and get out. Make sure you are far enough away from the building once you are outside. 
  4. Do not open doors if they are warm or you can see the smoke. You will want to use the second way out if you arent able to get out the primary way. 
  5. If there is smoke and you are trying to exit, you will want to make sure to go under the smoke to your exit. Close any doors behind you.
  6. If smoke, heat, or flames are blocking your exit routes stay in the room with doors closed. Place a wet towel under the door and call the fire 9-1-1. In the meantime, open a window.

Don’t forget if you are a business owner and do not have an Emergency Readiness Plan, we suggest setting one up. It will help in times with this to ensure you have an emergency plan ready for your staff.  We at SERVPRO Newton, Wellesley can help guide you and set it up. 


If you find yourself in need of fire restoration to your home or business, give SERVPRO Newton, Wellesley a call at (617) 332-9000, we respond faster to any size disaster.

Fire Safety Tips for Newton, Wellesley

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Fire in background with white box and SERVPRO logo If you find yourself in need of fire restoration to your home or business, give SERVPRO Newton, Wellesley a call.

Fires are very dangerous and horrible.  However, it is hard to prevent a fire since it can happen at any time. There are a few simple quick tricks that you can do to prepare for a fire should the need arise. 

  1. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom and on all levels of your home. 
  2. Make sure to test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working check the batteries, or get a new smoke detector. 
  3. Check with family members about a fire escape plan. Make sure to practice the plan twice a year.
  4. Educate any children about what smoke alarms sound like, but also what to do if they hear one.  
  5. Make sure to ensure that all household members know how to escape from every room of your home.
  6. Establish a family emergency communications plan that everyone knows well. 
  7. Enforce that everyone knows how to call 9-1-1, especially children. 

If you find yourself in need of fire restoration to your home or business, give SERVPRO Newton, Wellesley a call at (617) 332-9000, we respond faster to any size disaster. 

How To Clean Up Damage After a Fire

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Fire cleanup takes place in multiple stages. When your commercial or residential property in Wellesley, MA, has water, fire and smoke damage, it all has to be dealt with before the building can be rebuilt. Fire restoration specialists take several steps to make sure your building is restored fully.

Water Damage

Before technicians can get to the soot damage caused by the fire, they typically have to address the problems the water used to extinguish the fire left behind. Firefighters must use water liberally to ensure that all flames are extinguished, and this can lead to a lot of water damage. Our certified Disaster Remediation Teams will inspect and tear out all materials affected:

  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Tile
  • Carpet
  • Textiles

Fire Damage

At the same time as the water damage removal is happening, part of our team will begin to remove materials with fire damage. If a support beam is burned beyond repair, for example, it has to go. Temporary supports are installed in its place until the final stage of the process when it can be rebuilt.

Soot Damage

The last step of the cleanup phase is soot and smoke damage cleaning. During a fire, these particles get everywhere. They don't just land on surfaces. They also get trapped in corners and cracks. It is not unusual to even find soot damage under floor tiles or in air ducts. To infiltrate all the areas that smoke and soot can go, a thermal fogger may need to be used. It disperses the cleaning agent the same way that a fire disperses smoke so that the detergent can get to every place the particles are hiding. Afterward, an ozone machine may be used to clean the remaining odor from the air.

If your commercial or residential property experiences fire damage we are hear to help. Call the fire remediation AND water remediation experts of SERVPRO of Newton/Wellesley to remediate the water damage. and to determine the cause of the burst pipe at (617) 332-9000. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Spring in Newton Wellesley, MA

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Someone cleaning with orange box and SERVPRO logo With spring, there are things that you should do in order to make your home ready for the spring storm season.

With spring, there are things that you should do in order to make your home ready for the spring storm season. A lot of these are fairly simple and should happen at least yearly. 

  1. Check your gutters: Remove all the debris you can. You will want to remove any leftover junk with a garden hose. 
  2. Scrub all the walls: It is the perfect time to really take the time to clean all the walls in the bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms, and living areas. Simply do this with a sponge or brush and mild soap and water. Don’t forget to clean baseboards and outlets. 
  3. Replace all filters: Make sure to replace filters for water, range hood, and air vent filters. You should replace these filters every 3-6 months. 
  4. Empty your dryer vent out: A clogged dryer vent can be a fire hazard; this can help prevent fires. 
  5. Keep allergens away: Keep dust, mold, and pollen out of your house by decluttering your home. If you have sinuses or allergies, this can really be a great benefit for you. You might also want to check pipes for leaks.
  6. Test smoke alarms: You will want to test smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide detectors and make sure that they work.  You will also want to change out batteries. 

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley, MA is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened,” when a disaster might strike.