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Why SERVPRO is ready for Measles

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

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There has been a 2019 outbreak of Measles in many U.S. states. SERVPRO of the Northern Rhode Island is known as a leading emergency disaster restoration company, but we also specialize in carpet cleaning, air-duct cleaning and disinfecting. So far, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated there were about 839 measles reported cases so far in the United States. According to the CDC, the number of cases is increasing at an accelerating rate.

Now remember, the first signs of the Measles are:

  • high fever, cough, runny nose, & conjunctivitis.

Never fear, though, because SERVPRO® of Northern Rhode Island is here to help you before more measles spread! Rhode Island is the smallest state, so like gossip, measles spreads very quickly. Call SERVPRO® of Northern Rhode Island at 401-949-9955 to disinfect your residence or commercial property in your North Smithfield, Cumberland, Woonsocket, Burrillville, or Central Falls community. No one should get the measles, and our dedicated technicians know how to clean, disinfect, and deodorize your area without damaging your furniture, fabrics, upholstery and other important pieces of property. 

Reminder to wash/sanitize your hands regularly, especially after using public restrooms, water fountains, and touching doorknobs. This greatly decreases the spread of bacteria and viruses. 

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html

Flooding During Finals Week - Bryant University

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

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In high school, college, and graduate school, Finals week is the ultimate time for coffee, stress, and anxiety. Students are scurrying to their classes, writing papers, and trying to maintain their sanity. 

To make matters even more stressful, a sprinkler burst occurred in a freshman residence hall of Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode island. Students who don't live close by or have friends/family nearby must find a place to stay until the hall is repaired and habitable. The University is offering to compensate students for money spent on hotel rooms. Water damage did not affect the entire residence hall, nonetheless it was uninhabitable for students. People needed to evacuate so as not to damage their important belongings or get electrocuted from the outlets.

Due to the stress of this situation, University officials are asking professors to accommodate students who are directly affected by the flooding, like rescheduling exams and due dates for final papers and presentations. As of right now, it has not been disclosed exactly when students will be allowed back in the building. According to officials, students will have the opportunity to go back and retrieve anything they left behind in their dorm rooms, but accompanied by Residence staff. The University said they will work with students to replace any damaged electronics.

Here at SERVPRO, we emphasize the importance of protecting your belongings in case of a disaster. It is ALWAYS a good idea to have your personal property, like your phone or wallet, on you at all times.

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island is proud to offer 24/7 disaster relief for the following communities:

  • Woonsocket
  • Cumberland
  • Smithfield
  • Lincoln
  • Central Falls
  • Burrillville
  • North Smithfield
  • Chepachet
  • Albion
  • Harrisville

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island specializes in mold removal and water/fire/hurricane/storm damage. Locally owned and operated, we do it all! Call us anytime at 401-949-9955.

More information might come in the future regarding this matter, so we will keep you posted! 

Source: https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/northwest/sprinkler-break-floods-bryant-university-residence-hall/1990886371 

After Water Damage and Flooding in Warwick We Can Help

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

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After Water Damage and Flooding in Warwick We Can Help

Broken leaking pipes can cause a lot of damage to any commercial building or home. A pipe that is broken and leaking can force a lot of water onto floors, ceilings, and walls. Our crews are trained to get the water out fast and dry the rooms.

There are various types of flooring which all have to be evaluated to see if they can be dried, saved and cleaned.

Walls might have to be ventilated and opened to address and clean the stud pockets and remove any wet insulation.

Our goal here at SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island is to remove the water and clean everything necessary. Our team of certified technicians also complete drying logs to show how the structure was dried. We document the entire process to ensure your satisfaction. 

Natural Cleaning Alternatives

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

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Harmful ingredients in cleaning/freshening products (like phthalates) can be hazardous to our health. Especially if you have children or pets, you might want to reconsider these natural, organic options the next time you're shopping.

Warning: These oils are very potent, so a little goes a long way!

Tea Tree (Melaleuca) - Derived from the Tea Tree plant, this a natural anti-bacterial disinfectant. This is not harsh on the skin and completely safe for children, pets, and your household. It's also perfect for cuts and scrapes. Put a few drops in your laundry machine to help disinfect the clothes! 

Grapefruit Peel -This is perfect for cleaning that dirty drain while leaving your space smelling AMAZING. It's powerful, citrus scent is perfect for freshening up your space. Side note: we are referring to the oil from the Grapefruit peel (not the seed extract). 

Rosemary - Antibacterial and antiseptic, Rosemary smells amazing and it's not just for cooking! It's perfect for clogged drains!

Peppermint - This oil has a plethora of benefits for the body, mind, and household. Because of it's clean, fresh scent this is a perfect deodorizer. Cleaning with this (perhaps mixing with water or vinegar) will get rid of bacteria. Additionally, it relieves nausea and headaches. 

Eucalyptus - This oil is great for freshening the air due to its amazing smell. It opens up the sinuses and it's a natural air freshener. This is a natural germicide, so don't fear - Eucalytpus oil is here!

Consider these options next time you're looking for wholesome, organic ingredients.

CLEAN GREEN!

Rhode Island Customer Service Focus Helps SERVPRO Drive Satisfaction

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Rhode Island Customer Service Focus Helps SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island Drive Satisfaction

The SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island's desire to help people in their time of need that is the focus. Training in the technical aspects of dealing with the storm, fire and water damage but also to be understanding of what the customer is going thru is the drive we seek every day.

Good customer service is explaining what needs to be done and why then show the customer the "why".

When water damage or fire damage happens and you do not know what do call us so we can help. We have completed many cleanups over the years and have seen situations where the building is completely flooded. 

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SERVPRO is a Golf PGA TOUR partner

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is a Golf PGA TOUR partner


SERVPRO joined the PGA TOUR's Official Marketing Partner in 2014.

SERVPRO receives the designation as "Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour." SERVPRO will have the opportunity to have a brand presence at tournaments on both Tours and promote its official affiliation using the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour logos.

SERVPRO will respond to disaster cleanups all over Rhode Island for smoke, fire, water cleanup and restoration services. If you have a disaster in a commercial or residential building we can help you clean up.

PGA stated: "We take great pride in the quality of our sponsors, and SERVPRO is not only recognized as the brand leader in its own industry but also one of the top franchises in the country," said Jay Monahan, PGA TOUR Chief Marketing Officer. "We are extremely pleased to announce our new marketing relationship with SERVPRO and look forward to working together to maximize its sponsorship with the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour."

Cranston Rhode Island Commercial Building Water Cleanup

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Cranston Rhode Island Commercial Building Water Cleanup

When the call came in from this commercial building property owner we were on it fast to help get the water out and start the drying process.

Commercial water damage causes different variables to get the job done fast and do it and clean with care. Once on site, our crews need to move fast and evaluate all areas.

First is to remove the water and then evaluate the flooring and walls to decide what to do to restore the property to preloss condition.

The time spent cleaning up is critcle to the property owner.

If you suffer water damage or flooding in a commercial building

call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island

            401-949-9955

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Sun Chronicle is Reporting Stop & Shop Strike Over

4/22/2019 (Permalink)



Stop & Shop, workers reach tentative contract agreement | Local News | thesunchronicle.com

BOSTON — Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday that includes wage increases for all associates and maintains health coverage, according to news releases from both parties.

The company said the agreement ends employee strikes that started April 11 at 240 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

The tentative three-year agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers union is subject to ratification votes by members of each of the unio Stop & Shop, workers reach tentative contract agreement | Local News | thesunchronicle.com

Our associates’ top priority will be restocking our stores so we can return to taking care of our customers and communities and providing them with the service they deserve,” the company said. “We deeply appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers during this time, and we look forward to welcoming them back to Stop & Shop.”



Stop & Shop, workers reach tentative contract agreement | Local News | thesunchronicle.com

Our associates’ top priority will be restocking our stores so we can return to taking care of our customers and communities and providing them with the service they deserve,” the company said. “We deeply appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers during this time, and we look forward to welcoming them back to Stop & Shop.”


What is HVAC?

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What is HVAC?

Heating

Ventilation

Air Conditioning

An acronym, HVAC refers to the different systems and technologies used in enclosed settings such as homes, offices, and transportation systems. Here at SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, our professionals make it a priority to routinely inspect these units, to ensure they are working correctly and do not have any defects.

What are the perks of inspecting?

Keeping these units clean can extend the life of the equipment, as well as create a safer and cleaner environment. Servicing can also:

  • Restore peak energy efficiency
  • Help to eliminate offensive odors
  • Help reduce the potential for mold growth

Although the benefits are clear, duct cleaning is not always necessary. At SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we may instead, make recommendations about the best way to address air quality concerns. This can, in turn, save you money and provide you with a more positive mind state regarding the area.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to give us a call at (401) 949-9955 or visit our website.

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Commercial Restoration in Rhode Island

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island franchise has the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Recently a large water damage in a Providence commercial building was completed. The water was removed quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the water repair restoration project through to its completion and customer satisfaction. We specialize in these areas for commercial and residential disaster clean up:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning

A good business disaster recovery plan is needed to get the business up and operating with minimal downtime. Let us be your service pros of cleaning with care. We’ll make it "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island at (401) 949-9955 or feel free to visit our website!