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SERVPRO of Framingham Celebrates nurses

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

Nurse with orange text box overlay Give nurses you know a shout-out and thank them for their hard work.

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

National Nurses Week begins May 6th and ends on May 12th. Nurses play a vital part in our community each and every day, celebrating them during this time is just enough. There are some great ways to observe this day. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalNursesDay

You can recognize nurses everywhere. 

Celebrate their dedication and commitment to their patients and their profession. 

Tell someone about the excellent care you’ve received from a nurse.

All it takes is a simple ‘thank you.’ 

When you visit the doctor, make sure to follow the instructions they give you, especially follow-up care. You can ask questions, so they know when you need more information or are confused. 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 Framingham is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO of Framingham celebrates Cinco De Mayo

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

Cinco De May’s deeply rooted history in the Franco-Mexican War influenced Mexican-Mexican American communities in the early years of the American Civil War. In the 1860s, these communities took up the banner of the Cinco De Mayo celebration as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy. In the United States, Americans celebrate Mexican-American heritage and pride annually on May 5th.

In the United States there are often displays of banners and events highlighting Mexican culture, music, and dancing. School districts may have special events to educate students about its historical significance. In the U.S. 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 Framingham is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Framingham celebrates The International Firefighters’ Day 2021

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters in background with orange box and SERVPRO logo The (NFFF) National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Observes International Firefighters’ Day 2021.

The (NFFF) National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Observes International Firefighters’ Day 2021.

International Firefighters’ Day was established in 1999 to honor the lives of five firefighters who died in a wildfire in Victoria, Australia. It is also made to recognize the service and sacrifice that firefighters make daily. 

This day of recognition is at the core of the NFFF. They help to honor and remember America’s fallen firefighters. They also assist their families in rebuilding their lives. They are incredible and essential for our community. 

Firefighters are our family, friends, and co-workers at SERVPRO of Framingham. These special men and women respond to calls for help without hesitation. They take incredible care of the community. Please join us in thanking firefighters for their service as they work the front lines each and every day. 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 Framingham is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.”

After A Fire Fix Your Roof First

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

The aftermath of even a small or partial-loss fire at your Framingham, MA, commercial property can have lingering effects. While the first concern may be the fire cleanup, the potential for further issues to occur should also be a top priority if the roof was damaged. As you wait for the roof repair to take place, leaving it exposed means opening the building up to potential problems.

Roof Damage Woes

Fire cleanup doesn’t happen overnight. Calling a fire damage and restoration expert that is Faster to Any Size Disaster is the first step in ensuring speedy and professional repairs. In the interim, whether the hole was caused by the fire, or firefighters had to create an opening for ventilation, it leaves the structure vulnerable to non-fire losses or worries:

  1. Cost – The longer the roof is exposed, the higher the potential for further environmental damage that can quickly increase repair costs.
  2. Vandalism – While it depends on the extent of the roof destruction, the gap could create an access point for vandals or thieves.
  3. Pests – Animals and insects can easily find their way in through the smallest spaces.
  4. Safety – If the damage isn’t severe, you may be able to continue operating out of the business structure, but that could mean a potential safety hazard for anyone in the building.

Temporary Covering

Although not a permanent fix, using a tarp is an ideal way to minimize secondary damage or other issues. An expert will properly affix boards and tarps to keep debris and precipitation from entering through the ruined areas. Regardless of the type of roof, they will have the know-how to securely seal off entry points and create an insulation barrier to help minimize costly repairs while determining whether the roof needs to be fixed or replaced.

We Are Here For You

The Disaster Remediation Teams at SERVPRO of Framingham have specialized training and experience in fire restoration services. Call SERVPRO of Framingham at (508) 370-4400 if fire damage strikes your property. We will make it "Like it never even happened."

How To Safely Put Out A Grease Fire

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

While it's true that a fire can start anywhere in your home, the kitchen is one of the most common places. There are a lot of hazards in this room, so you need to be cautious when you're cooking on the stove or using the oven. A grease fire is one of the most concerning types of fires you could encounter at home. Extinguishing these fires is not the same as most kinds.

What Causes Grease Fires?

If you're like many people in Hopkinton, MA, you probably use your fair share of cooking oil on the stove. Whether it's frying up bacon or sausage for breakfast or grilling up something else delicious on the stove or griddle, you may frequently contend with grease. The common reasons a grease fire may start include:

  • Putting too much oil in the pan
  • Leaving the room while something is frying or grilling on the stove
  • Leaving panhandles away from the stove where other people can bump into them

Smother It Quickly

If a grease fire starts in the kitchen, don't panic. Your first job is to smother the flames and remove the fire's oxygen source. You can do this by grabbing a metal lid and covering the pan or burner.

Remove The Heat

You need to next kill the heat source. Turn off the stove or unplug the electric griddle.

Try Some Baking Soda

If the fire is still going, dump a liberal amount of baking soda on the flames. This should do enough to smother the flames and control the fire. It may require some fire cleanup, but you can control the damage.

What NOT To Do


Your first reaction to putting out a fire may be to dump water on the source. With grease, this won't work; it will only spread the flames. Never put water on these types of fires.

By following these pointers, you can stay away from these disasters. 

We Are Here For You

The Disaster Remediation Teams at SERVPRO of Framingham have specialized training and experience in fire restoration services. Call SERVPRO of Framingham at (508) 370-4400 if fire damage strikes your property. We will make it "Like it never even happened."

How To Fix A Commercial Toilet

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial toilets in Framingham, MA, are quite different from the ones in your home. Bathrooms meant for public use typically use a tank-less type of flushing system called a flushometer. These types tend to prevent a toilet overflow more effectively than toilets with a tank, but there are also some disadvantages.

Advantages And Disadvantages

The flushometer has some benefits compared to the tank type:

  1. No time is required to fill a tank.
  2. The high pressure of the water cleans the bowl better.
  3. The force of the water dislodges all but the worst clogs.

One disadvantage is that it requires a larger than normal water supply line to function. Another is that it can spread germs more easily due to a phenomenon called a toilet plume. However, if they break and cause an overflow, you need a licensed commercial plumber to inspect the damage, fix the valve, and clean up any sewer water that spilled out.

How a Flushometer Works


In a typical toilet, when you depress the handle, gravity causes the tank to empty, pulling the water in the bowl down through suction. This works very well in most cases, but it does tend to clog if there is a lot of bulk in the bowl, potentially causing a toilet flood.


The flushometer system has no tank, helping to prevent toilet overflow. When the handle is depressed, it lifts a gasket that’s keeping the water pressure balanced inside the mechanism, creating a sudden, large pressure differential. This causes a blast of clean water to create the siphon necessary to flush the bowl.


How To Fix a Flushometer

If the flushometer won’t shut off, you’ll need to manually close the valve to the toilet. There will either be a slot for a flat-blade screwdriver or a hexagonal head that requires a wrench.
However, there’s also a hexagonal head on top of the mechanism. Don’t open this while trying to stop a toilet from running! The shut-off valve will always face horizontal, not vertical. Once this is turned off, you have time to call a professional who can fix the mechanism.

The flushometer system is very low maintenance and helps prevent a toilet overflow. Once you’ve learned how to shut off the water flow in an emergency, it should give you many years of trouble-free use.

Fire Safety Tips for Framingham, MA

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

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Fires are one of the worst things that can happen to anyone. It is hard to prevent a fire since it can happen at any time. However, there are a few simple quick tricks that you can do to prepare for a fire should it come. 



  1. Install smoke alarms inside bedrooms and on all levels of your home. 
  2. You should test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working check the batteries, if it still doesn’t work, get a new smoke detector. 
  3. You should talk with all family members about a fire escape plan. More importantly, you will want to practice the plan twice a year.
  4. It is important to educate 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. Make sure to establish a family emergency communications plan.
  7. You want to make sure 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 Framingham, MA a call at (508) 370-4400, we respond faster to any size disaster.

Tips for if a fire starts in Framingham, MA

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

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Fires can happen at any time, anywhere. It is one of those things no one can really prepare for, we can only understand what they are capable of doing and try to understand what to do if a fire happens. 

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

  1. Know how to safely operate a fire extinguisher. You should have a few in your home or business office that are easily accessible. 
  2. GET OUT and STAY OUT. CALL 9-1-1 or your local emergency phone number. Do not go back in whatsoever. 
  3. If you are in a building with elevators, use the stairs. 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. If closed doors or handles are warm or smoke blocks your primary escape route, use the second way out. Do not open doors if they are warm or you can see the smoke. 
  5. If you have to escape through smoke, get low. 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 make sure to stay in the room with doors closed. If you are stuck in there, place a wet towel under the door and call the fire 9-1-1. In the meantime, open a window and wave a brightly colored cloth for help.

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 Framingham, MA can help guide you and set it up. 

If you find yourself in need of fire restoration to your home or business, give SERVPRO Framingham, MA a call at (508) 370-4400, we respond faster to any size disaster. 

Commercial Restoration for your business in Framingham, MA

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

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

Commercial cleaning and restoration can be very tough, stressful, and annoying. 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, we work efficiently to restore in a timely matter. 

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

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

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

If you find yourself in need of commercial restoration to your home or business, give SERVPRO of Framingham, MA a call at (508) 370-4400, we respond faster to any size disaster. 

Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Spring in Framingham, Ma

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

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

  1. Check your gutters: Remove as much debris as you can. Make sure to wear gloves! You can also 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. You can do this by using a sponge or brush and mild soap and water. Make sure to clean baseboards and outlets. 
  3. Replace all filters including water, range hood, and air vent filters. You should replace these filters every 3-6 months. Add it to your monthly calendar on your phone so you can get reminders. 
  4. Empty your dryer vent out: A clogged dryer vent can be a fire hazard. It is fairly easy to empty out the lint in there. If you aren’t ask a friend for help. 
  5. Keep allergens away: Keep dust, mold, and pollen by decluttering your home; this can be a huge lifesaver especially if you have allergies. You might also want to check pipes for leaks.
  6. Test smoke alarms: You will want to test smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide detectors. You will also want to change out batteries. It only takes a few minutes but can save your family's lives.



SERVPRO of Framingham 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.