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SERVPRO of Framingham Shares Frozen Pipe Information

12/4/2022 (Permalink)

Green background with orange SERVPRO logo and title. Winter months call for frozen pipes. It is important to know and understand what this means to prevent damage to your building.

Winter months call for frozen pipes. It is important to know and understand what this means to prevent damage to your building. 

Pipes will eventually unfreeze on their own naturally. However, this takes time and could actually cause more damage because it could eventually lead to the pipe bursting. 

Here is what you should do if you suspect you have frozen pipes.

  1. Check with a neighbor to see if they’re experiencing frozen pipes too. If they have running water, it’s likely your pipes have frozen.
  2. Turn off the water immediately using the main shut off valve.
  3. Open the faucet for water to flow through the pipe once the area is melted. 
  4. Apply heat around the pipe using a hair dryer. Keep all heat sources away from flammable materials.
  5. Once pipes are thawed, you can turn the water back on and check all joints for leaks.
  6. Check all pipes and joints for leaks or cracks.

If there are still issues, do not wait to address them, and contact an experienced water restoration company. 

If you are unsure about frozen pipes, make sure to call for assistance. We are open 24/7 and are happy to assist. 
SERVPRO of Framingham is your premier choice for water damage and restoration. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you updated on the project's status and ensure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your water damage.

SERVPRO of Framingham Gives Holiday Safety Advice

12/4/2022 (Permalink)

Fire in background with box and SERVPRO logo With Christmas, there can be more fires than normal. Christmas lights make the holiday season bright; we decorate trees and homes with lights.

It is everyone’s favorite time of the year! With Christmas, there can be more fires than normal. Christmas lights make the holiday season bright; we decorate trees and homes with lights. 

These decorations can have a risk though and electrocution is possible. With proper preparation and safe practices, you can avoid those dangerous situations while decorating.

Here are the safety tips you need to know.

  • A missing or broken bulb can lead to shocks or even fires. 
  • Replace any broken bulbs before you string up your home or tree. 
  • If you decorate your home's exterior, make sure to use a ladder that isn’t metal. 
  • Make sure to use lights that are labeled as indoors for your indoor lights and ones labeled outdoors for your outdoor lights.
  • Check to make sure your lights are labeled as waterproof, especially outdoors. 
  • Always use an extension cord that is rated for outdoor use. 
  • Keep your cords from sitting on the ground. 
  • Make sure your light cord and your extension cord stay out of puddles or snow.
  • Keep your light strands off the ground. 
  • Don't make your lights a year-long attraction. Lights, including smart lights, should not be used for long terms. 
  • Leave cords out of doors and windows. The cord could become pinched. This can ruin the insulation around the wires and lead to a shock.

Should you experience a fire, call 911 immediately and call your local fire restoration company. 


SERVPRO of Framingham is your premier choice for fire damage and restoration. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you updated on the project's status and ensure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your fire damages.

SERVPRO of Framingham Is The Choice For Rebuilding Homes and Businesses

12/4/2022 (Permalink)

Orange background with text and SERVPRO logo With the combined talent and experience of carpenters, electricians, and fire restoration services, homes can be successfully rebuilt.

A fire in a building is one of the most devastating things anyone faces.  It can be a stressful time, to figure out the next steps since there is more than likely damage from a fire. 

If you ever find yourself in this situation, take a deep breath and  know it will be okay. 

We provide fire restoration services in Framingham MA every day. We know it is a huge project, but it’s easier to manage when you know what to expect. 

Whenever there is a fire, it is important to hire licensed professionals.

Here are steps to rebuilding a fire-damaged house. 

  1. Call your insurance company: It’s important to set the claims process in motion as soon as possible. You can ask for a preferred restoration company they have, or hire us. 
  2. Asses your building damage: Your restoration contractor can recommend a structural engineer to make sure it is safe to begin work. 
  3. Have the property secured: secure all but one entryway, and board up broken windows. 
  4. Address structural repairs: You will want experienced and professional carpenters to take care of heavy repairs. 
  5. Inspect and repair electricity: the fire might not have destroyed your entire home, but the electrical system must be inspected and repaired by a licensed electrician.
  6. Address problems to the fire damage: Your restoration contractor can find any additional problems such as mold growth in damp sheetrock, smoke stains and soot residue, and more. 
  7. Clean up by room: Fire restoration can take several months: The company will replace ruined sheetrock, restore fire-damaged floors and even help you salvage furnishings. It is important to not rush the process 
  8. Document everything: The cost to rebuild after a fire can be very expensive. Make sure to document everything for yourself and your insurance company. 

With the combined talent and experience of carpenters, electricians, and fire restoration services, homes can be successfully rebuilt. 


SERVPRO of Framingham is your premier choice for fire damage and restoration. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you updated on the project's status and ensure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your fire damages.

SERVPRO of Framingham Celebrates Thanksgiving

11/5/2022 (Permalink)

turkey with SERVPRO orange logo Thanksgiving Day is an annual national holiday in the United States. This is a day to celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the past year.

Thanksgiving Day is an annual national holiday in the United States. This is a day to celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. It is a time for gathering with loved ones. However, oftentimes safety can be a concern when cooking. 

Here are the top safety tips:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking 
  • Stay at home when cooking your turkey. Also, check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove. 
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food. The steam from vegetables, gravy, etc could cause serious burns.
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children.
  • Never leave children alone in a room with a lit candle.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. 

Above all else, Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at SERVPRO of Framingham.

SERVPRO of Framingham is your premier choice for restoration and rebuilding. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you up to date on the status of the project and make sure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your fire damages. 

SERVPRO of Framingham Helps Businesses Prepare For Flooding.

11/5/2022 (Permalink)

business owner with SERVPRO logo Flooding can happen anywhere. It is critical that businesses are prepared for natural disasters.

Flooding can happen anywhere. It is critical that businesses are prepared for natural disasters. It is recommended to have flood insurance and tools that mitigate total loss in emergency situations. 

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), flooding occurs in over 90 percent of a, averaging 17 billion dollars of damage each year.

Here are some helpful tips: 

  • Analyze flood maps: FEMA is the most reliable resource for this. They provide flood maps that are updated regularly. 
  • Conduct risk analysis: Storms can completely destroy a given area. FEMA states that as little as one inch of flood water can cause $25,000 in damage. This can cause the company operations issues for an unforeseen amount of time.
  • Generate a disaster plan: Having a disaster plan is a  great way to maintain calmness. Train your employees with steps in your disaster plan. 
  • Obtain commercial flood insurance: You will want to establish your risk analysis. This will give you an idea of what type of commercial flood insurance to purchase. 
  • Protect business information: When flooding does occur, it can be hard to salvage equipment and paperwork. 
  • Purchase flood boards: If you are in a flood-prone area or at risk of flooding you will want to consider this. 
  • Raise electrical sockets, fuse boxes, and wiring: Moving electrical wiring to a safe height is simple. 
  • Install non-return valves: Businesses should consider the installation of non-return valves for drains. This can be an added layer of protection during flooding.

SERVPRO of Framingham is your premier choice for restoration and rebuilding. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you up to date on the status of the project and make sure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your fire damages. 

SERVPRO of Framingham Helps Prepare For Winter Storms

11/5/2022 (Permalink)

winter photo with SERVPRO logo Winter storms can create a higher risk of car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, and more.

Snowstorms are attributed to winter seasons. Winter storms can create a higher risk of car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, and more. 

They can also create blizzard conditions, freezing rain, snow, ice, extreme cold, and high winds. Winter storms can last for several days which can cut off heat, and cause power outages.

It is important to know what to do before the winter weather arrives. 

Here are some quick winter storm tips: 

  1. Install caulking and weather stripping around doors and windows. 
  2. Insulate pipes to reduce freezing. 
  3. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
  4. Pay attention to weather reports and warnings.
  5. Sign up for your community’s warning system such as Emergency Alert System (EAS) and NOAA Weather Radio.
  6. Gather supplies or restock your disaster supply kits.
  7. Remember the needs of your pets. 
  8. Have extra batteries for radios, flashlights, and cellphones.
  9. Create an emergency supply kit for your vehicle. Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight (hand-crank or battery-operated), a first aid kit, etc. 
  10. If you must go outside, dress in layers. 

Winter storms are not fun, but it is mother nature and we can not prevent it. The best thing to do is be prepared for a storm. 

SERVPRO of Framingham is your premier choice for restoration and rebuilding. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you up to date on the status of the project and make sure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your fire damages. 

SERVPRO of Framingham Recognizes Fire Prevention Week

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

Fire in background with orange box and SERVPRO logo It is important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape because we never know! It is important everyone knows what to do.

On October 9th, 1911 over 250 people died and buildings were destroyed by a fire. In 1922, President Harding proclaimed National Fire Prevention Week.

Fire safety should be practiced every day. Here are some tips to help you: 

  • Install and maintain smoke detectors on every level of your home.
  • Have a fire escape plan and practice it with your family.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of the hands of children.
  • Have home heating systems and chimneys inspected?

It is important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape because we never know! It is important everyone knows what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. 

Have a plan for everyone in the home, including children, older adults, and people with disabilities. Smoke alarms sense smoke well before you can, alerting you to danger, this is why it is important to have one in every bedroom.

SERVPRO of Framingham is your premier choice for restoration and rebuilding. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you up to date on the status of the project and make sure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your fire damages. 

SERVPRO of Framingham Explains Fire Prevention Day

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

firefighter in background with white box and SERVPRO logo Did you know National Fire Prevention Day is on October 9th? It is important to create awareness of fires and know how to participate.

Did you know National Fire Prevention Day is on October 9th? On October 8, 1871, Mrs. O’Leary was in her barn, milking her cow. The cow kicked over a lamp, which started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. When it was over, more than 300 people were killed, 100,000 people were left homeless, and over 17,000 structures were destroyed. This and other major fires caused a movement to proclaim this holiday. (nfpa.org) 

It is important to create awareness of fires and know how to participate because we never know when a fire can happen.  

  1. Fire departments around the country hold sessions and seminars to teach fire prevention and safety. Encourage your loved ones to attend and get a refresh. 
  2. Schools have fire drills and hold lessons on fire prevention. Encourage your children to ask questions and talk it over with them. 
  3. Families conduct an EDITH exercise (Exit Drills In The Home). If you need assistance with this, reach out to your local fire department. 
  4. Businesses should conduct fire drills. Set up a plan for who will be in charge of what and have an exit plan. 
  5. Learn more about fires both nationally and locally. 

Fires are never something that anyone anticipates happening, but they happen more often than not. No one can be fully ready for this, but we can create awareness and have plans in place should it happen.

SERVPRO of Framingham is your premier choice for restoration and rebuilding. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you up to date on the status of the project and make sure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your fire damages. 

Fall Safety From SERVPRO of Framingham

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

Fall background with orange  SERVPRO logo Now that fall is here, it is a good idea for everyone in your home to refresh their fall fire safety tips.

Now that fall is here, it is a good idea for everyone in your home to refresh their fall fire safety tips.

These fire tips are especially important for children and families.

  • Check Smoke Detectors & Fire Extinguishers.
  • Change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Verify that smoke detectors are working. 
  • Make sure that there are smoke detectors in your home.
  • Make sure everyone knows how to use a fire extinguisher.
  • Make Sure All Heating Sources Work Properly
  • Verify that everything you need to keep your home warm throughout fall and winter is working.
  • Make sure that any space heaters are surrounded by at least three feet of empty space.
  • Never place clothing or any other objects on a space heater.
  • Do not place space heaters near furniture or drapery.

If you aren’t sure about any of these tips, reach out to a local firefighter, they will be able to assist you and answer any questions. Help prevent a fire as best as you possibly can.  

SERVPRO Framingham is your premier choice for restoration and rebuilding. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you up to date on the status of the project and make sure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your storm damage. 

SERVPRO of Framingham Shares Halloween Safety

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

Green background with orange SERVPRO logo and title. Kids love this holiday, and for a great reason. However, safety is important for everyone. Below are a few tips for those who will be pedestrians.

Did you know that Halloween is a dangerous day?  More than twice as many children are killed in pedestrian-car crashes between the hours of 4 and 10 PM. This is simply because drivers not being aware of their surroundings. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

Kids love this holiday, and for a great reason. However, safety is important for everyone. Below are a few tips for those who will be pedestrians and drivers:

  1. Wear bright clothes. If your costume is dark, carry lighted lanterns, and use reflectors. 
  2. Hold onto your child’s hand. They might get excited and want to run across the street. 
  3. Always try to cross crosswalks and be alert. Drivers might not pay attention. 
  4. Look every which way before you do cross the street.
  5. Do not jaywalk. Wait for the car to the first pass where you want to cross.
  6. All drivers should stay off their cell phones, and watch the intersections, and the street. 
  7. If you are partying instead of trick or treating, stay sober or find another ride home.
  8. Wait behind other vehicles that are pulled over, because they may be dropping off children.
  9. Warn children that they are not to get into the car of anyone they do not know. 
  10. Make sure to have fun! 

Above all else, have fun and stay safe. After all, this holiday is met to be fun for free candy. 

SERVPRO of Framingham is your premier choice for restoration and rebuilding. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you up to date on the status of the project and make sure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your residential damage.