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SERVPRO Newton Wellesley Honors Mental Health Day

10/10/2021 (Permalink)

Hands in background with orange text and SERVPRO logo World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10th. On this day, we help raise awareness and support for mental health.

World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10th. On this day, we help raise awareness and support for mental health.

Mental health is a hot topic today. People aren’t shy to address mental health issues and are finally getting the attention they deserve. 

However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t still work to do and continue to create awareness. 

Some might misunderstand mental health because it is hard to define. Mental health covers several areas and means many things to different people. These areas involve social, emotional, and psychological well-being. It can affect thoughts, feelings, and actions. Having positive mental health will help decrease stress and realize our full potential.

HOW TO OBSERVE #MentalHealthDay

Not everyone faces mental health issues, but mental health can impact everyone at one point or another. Discussing mental health with your loved ones helps create awareness.

  • Organizations sometimes 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 let them know you are there for them. Some might not feel comfortable talking to others about their diagnosis, but 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 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 Newton Wellesley Gives Back During Breast Cancer Month

10/3/2021 (Permalink)

Pink Breast cancer ribbon with orange text box with SERVPRO logo October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. It is important to uplift women in need within our local communities. 

We all know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in our lives. 

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 help and resources they need. 
  • Start a Fundraiser: Get involved with friends and family to start one.
  • Join a Race or Walk: Your support can help fund life-saving research, treatment, and education. 

https://www.komen.org/

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SERVPRO Newton Wellesley Honors Fire Prevention Week

10/3/2021 (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, each year.

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

Even though this is honored for one week once a year, we should practice fire safety at all times. 

The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise fire safety awareness, but to also help ensure your safety and protection. 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) 

It is important to raise fire safety awareness and educate families and communities. Fire departments sometimes provide education to local communities. They also might encourage parents and loved ones to practice fire safety.

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) 

Please practice home safety, so you and your family are prepared throughout the entire year. 

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 Newton Wellesley discusses National Preparedness Month

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Water in background with white text overlay Natural disasters can happen to any home or business. It is important to be aware of each, and know if you can be affected by any of them.

Natural disasters can happen to any home or business. It is important to be aware of each, 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 is not good for the body at extreme temperatures. 

Always make sure to have a cell phone plugged into a backup battery pack if you know a disaster is coming.  Make sure to have alternative charging methods in case of power outages. 

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 Newton Wellesley 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 is a must for potential disasters. You should make sure your family has the necessary food and supplies.

A supply kit is a must for potential disasters. You should make sure your family has the necessary food and supplies.  

It is also important to keep the kit maintained.  Keep food and water fresh.  It is typically best to store the kit, along with any pet supplies, in a closet or pantry.

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 an 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

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SERVPRO Newton Wellesley Celebrates Fall

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Fall background with orange  SERVPRO logo and orange box overlay This year, the autumnal equinox arrives on Wednesday, September 22nd. Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere.

This year, the autumnal equinox arrives on Wednesday, September 22nd. Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere whereas spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere.

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

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

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SERVPRO Newton Wellesley Honors Grandparents Day

9/12/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

We support Grandparents’ Day because Grandkids Matter. Grandchildren thrive when grandparents have a supporting relationship with their grandchildren.

There is a special day for Mothers and Fathers so why not have a whole day dedicated to our grandparents. Grandparents and children have a uniquely special bond. 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. Sometimes we forget just how important they are. 

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SERVPRO Newton Wellesley Honors 9-11

9/11/2021 (Permalink)

American Flag in background with white text box overlay Patriot Day is an observed holiday in the United States on September 11th.

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

This is a day to recognize anyone who died attempting to rescue people. 

On Dec. 18, 2001, September 11th was declared as Patriot Day. This is a yearly proclamation requesting that all U.S. flags be flown at half-staff. 

Americans are asked to honor the dead with a moment of silence beginning 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. 

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Happy Labor Day From SERVPRO Newton Wellesley

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

American Flag in background with white text box overlay We hope that you have a healthy and safe Labor Day weekend and are able to enjoy time off.

Labor Day occurs on Monday, September 6th. It is a day to tribute the contributions and achievements of the hard-working Americans.

Labor Day was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century. It later became a federal holiday in 1894. This is an annual celebration of workers and their achievements originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters.

The Industrial Revolution in the United States on average had Americans working 12-hour days and seven-day weeks just to make a basic living. Even children as young as 5 or 6 were working in mills, factories, and mines across the country.

People of all ages faced extremely unsafe working conditions, sanitary facilities, and uneven breaks.

Today symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans. This is celebrated with parties, street parades, and festivals. 

We hope that you have a healthy and safe Labor Day weekend and are able to enjoy time off. 

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.”

Winterizing Your Kitchen in Newton Wellesley

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen with white box overlay and Orange SERVPRO logo Before you know it fall will be here; it is important to think ahead and plan ahead now for these months.

Before you know it fall will be here; it is important to think ahead and plan ahead now for these months. Apart from regular maintenance, it is time to wash the curtains, replace the shelf liners, and clean fixtures throughout your home. 

This is the time to give your kitchen some attention:

  • Refrigerator: Take the time to remove all the contents, shelves, racks, bins, and trays, then wash everything with antibacterial cleaner. 
  • Stove: If your model is self-cleaning, then you know the drill. However, if not you can place a cup of ammonia in a ceramic dish in the oven overnight; this will help loosen some of the baked stuff; be sure to wear gloves and open all nearby windows.
  • Dishwasher: Yes, this gets dirty too. You will want to use some baking soda on a damp sponge and wipe down the interior liner.

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