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Flu Clinic - Quonset Business Park, North Kingstown

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

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The Quonset Business Association is running a Flu Clinic October 1st 11am-1:30pm. This is for the members and employees of Quonset Business Park. There is no charge if you come with insurances like Blue Cross, United, Medicare Part B, Neighborhood and Tufts. With no insurance it will cost $25 to get your flu shot. Getting the flu shot will ensure you and your loved ones are safe this flu season. Vaccinations have been proven effective for protecting yourself, your children, and loved ones. Germs spread quickly and you never know what could happen. Get your flu shot too, because according to the CDC, it takes about 2 weeks post-vaccination for your body to develop anti-bodies to protect against the virus. They also recommend to get the vaccine by the end of October, but even doing so after could be beneficial.

View this link from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information - https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm 

Integrative Mental Health Conference - Exeter, Rhode Island

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

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This conference, hosted by Healing Arts LLC & DiscoverYou Events LLC, will be taking place November 2nd and 3rd. Mental health and peace are two very important things and are synonymous with each other. It's a great opportunity to unplug from your phones and technology and just be one with nature. Often times we as a community are so fast-paced and stressed that we forget about what really is important - our mental health. There will be like-minded mental health professionals on-site for two days, so you can seek assistance through them. Some awesome keynote speakers will be there, and the following:

  • Vegetarian, organic meals
  • Nature-filled scenery
  • 32 workshops
  • CEU's available
  • Expressive Arts Exhibit

LOCATION - Canonicus Conference Center

Pricing - Students and Seniors $50 with discount code "save50"

Registration is OPEN and will be closed October 15th, so hurry up and register for this awesome opportunity. 

AFF Polo Match This Month - Portsmouth

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island was cordially invited to the exciting Newport Polo Match. 

This event is sponsored by the America's Future Foundation - Rhode Island Chapter (AFF-RI). The match is Saturday, September 28th 2019 3pm-11pm. This event will take place at the Newport International Polo Grounds located at 250 Linden Lane in Portsmouth, RI. Tickets are $30 per person. 

You can find more information regarding this event and future events on Event Brite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aff-rhode-island-liberty-at-the-polo-match-tickets-70860091441

Contact chapter leader Larry Gillheeney @ (401) 573-3096 for questions or concerns pertaining to the event.

Preventing Washing Machine Leaks - Warwick, RI

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

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Recently we did a restoration job at a popular cosmetics store in Warwick, Rhode Island. The cause of damage were the two washing machines in the back. This information is courtesy of Legacy Plumbing.

Steps to Preventing Water Damage from Washers

- properly inspect the hoses of the washers and make sure they're up-to-par 

- Change water hose every couple of years 

- inspect the washers regularly for leaks and cracks

- Install a machine valve shut off system so that if a leak is sensed the machine shuts off, causing minimal damage to your residence or commercial property

They key is to be prepared and use caution. Some disasters, like storm damage to your home, are unexpected however there are steps to minimize damage in some circumstances. This is one of them. We get countless calls to mitigate damage caused by leaking dish-washing and laundry machines. When you need us, we're here 24/7. Call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island at 401-949-9955.

Tropical Storm Gabriel & Hurricane Dorian Aftermath - Smithfield, RI

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

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September is hurricane season, and we first say it with Hurricane Dorian as our headliner. Hurricane Dorian made wave in the Bahamas, killing and injuring so many people and animals. The Hurricane was a category 3 hurricane but grew. The National Hurricane Center is also monitoring Hurricane Gabriel, which is said to not be a threat to us or the Atlantic ocean. Hurricane Gabriel is forming in the north-central Atlantic. Meteorologist say it should transition to a smaller, less severe size by this week. There is no threat to the east coast. An area in the Atlantic ocean is experiencing showers and abnormal weather patterns, so this area is being monitored additionally.

Hurricane Dorian's destruction in the Bahamas was very severe and sad. Click here to view the CNN article with photos of its destruction. Thousands and thousands are displaced from their homes. CNN reported about 45 people dead and so many are injured. Hundreds of people are missing. The after math is so sad. 

There is also watch of a potential Tropical Storm Humberto. Remember to call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island at 401-949-9955 for your storm remediation. Contact our office manager Lorraine@SERVPROmckendall.com if you need additional assistance as well.

References:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2019-09-07-not-just-dorian-other-tropical-systems-atlantic

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/09/world/bahamas-dorian-aftermath-reporters-notebook/index.html

Hurricane Dorian's Effect on Rhode Island this Weekend

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Rhode Island is expected to be hit with rain as a result of Hurricane Dorian traveling up the east coast. This information is courtesy of weather.com

Friday - 90% chance of PM Rain / wind 

Saturday - 70% chance of AM Showers 

Sunday - Mostly Sunny

Monday - Partly Cloudy light winds 

It does not look like the weather will be too precarious, but it's wise to exercise caution and to change your usual routine to accommodate a potential storm and to stay safe. Dangers of flash flooding or at least 2-4 inches of rain are present, so be aware. After all, sometimes the forecast is not accurate so we might even get MORE rain than anticipated - you just never know. 

Check out this article from The Providence Journal regarding the potential impact of surf this week from Hurricane Dorian. 

Also, check out this article from GoLocalProv published just yesterday.

When suffering from storm damage, contact SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island. Our advanced restoration technology and crew will be there within hours after your first call.

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Storm Damage Checklist for Hurricane Dorian

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Image of a storm and SERVPRO branded logo We're here to help in case of storm damage

Hurricane Dorian is making headlines because of how destructive it has been so far in The Bahamas. It is now approaching the Florida coast and is expected to effect states higher up the coast like Georgia and North and South Carolina by Wednesday and Thursday. It is important to use caution and to pay attention to mandatory evacuation orders. The "probable path" of this tropical storm is expected to be up the entire U.S. east coast. 

We are available 24/7 in case of any emergency

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island cares about your well-being and safety and will work fast and efficiently until the structure is habitable and safe. We always put the customer first, and we explain the storm damage restoration process in great detail, since it can be confusing and stressful for the customer.

Remember these #SERVPRO Tips

- Do not touch electrical equipment if you are surrounded by water

- Do not try to move through the water since you may fall and injure yourself

- Establish an evacuation plan for your loved ones or your employees to ensure everyone understands what to do when disaster strikes

- Leave building if it is surrounded by flood waters

- Do not attempt to drive through the water, as nearly half of flood deaths are due to automobiles

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island - (401)-949-9955 or visit our page on Storm Damage

Red Sox Giveaway at Smithfield Plumbing Supply

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

image of text, baseball hat, baseball Red Sox Giveaway

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island not only cares about your disaster, but we also love our community. Baseball is America's pastime and it holds a special place in many people's hearts. This is why we are running another RED SOX GIVEAWAY for the game at Fenway Park September 19th at 1PM

Our marketing team will be at Smithfield Plumbing Supply next Tuesday, September 10th from 8:30AM-12:30PM where you may submit your entry. The lucky winner will receive two tickets and Red Sox merchandise! 

When/Where You May Submit Your Entry To Win - Smithfield Plumbing Supply, 1 Austin Avenue, Greenville, RI

The Red Sox Game is September 19th @ 1PM and we know you will have a great time! Bring a friend and enjoy the game!

National Preparedness Month & Hurricane Dorian

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

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Disaster restoration specialists at SERVPRO® of Northern Rhode Island reminds Rhode Island property owners that September is National Preparedness Month. This month comes right during hurricane season, and with Hurricane Dorian happening it is more important than ever to have a plan of action.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepared a week-by-week calendar of recommended actions property owners can take to be ready in case of fires, flooding, or another disaster in your commercial property.

Week 1. Create an emergency plan that includes signing up for emergency alerts and making contingency plans for shelter, evacuation, and family communication.

Week 2. Learn life-saving skills. CPR is a good place to start, but also be certain you know how to turn off the utilities in your home and ensure your smoke and CO detectors are properly installed and working.

Week 3. Check your insurance coverage. Once the emergency is over, appropriate and sufficient insurance will be key.

Week 4. Plan financially for the possibility of a disaster. Gather and organize important home, business, insurance, financial, and personal documents and keep them up-to-date and stored in a secure, water-and-fire proof location.

“There’s a difference between surviving a disaster and recovering from a disaster,” says McKendall. “Families and businesses who take the time to create both a short- and long-term plan to deal with the unexpected are better able to respond quickly if the unexpected happens, which can improve their chances of survival. Having key information at their fingertips in the aftermath of the emergency can set them on the path to recovery more quickly and with less stress.”

We understand that when a disaster happens in your business, a lot is at stake. We encourage business owners to download the SERVPRO READY app for free at https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp. The app allows users to store essential contact information, where it can be accessed with a smart phone in seconds. For local business owners who designate SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island as their disaster mitigation and restoration provider, SERVPRO professionals will conduct a no-cost assessment of their facility, and help the property owner complete a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile® (ERP).

For more information on SERVPRO® of Northern Rhode Island, please contact our office at (401) 949-9955

For more information on SERVPRO® and the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Program - visit www.ready.SERVPRO.com.

Paw Sox BBQ + Paw Sox History - Pawtucket

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Pawtucket Red Sox baseball field Go Paw Sox! Don't miss the BBQ tonight before the big game!

Paw Sox VS. Rail Riders Tonight, August 26th

The Pawtucket Red Sox have been a popular Rhode Island tradition since the 70's. August 26th (tonight) McCoy Stadium will be hosting a BBQ from 5:30 to 7:30 before the game kicks off! 

Key Points in Paw Sox History:

The Paw Sox were originally established as a Double-A Eastern (minor) League in 1970, so they've been around for quite some time! 

1990 - Future All-Star/MVP Mo Vaughn hits 22 home runs

1999 - McCoy Stadium undergoes $17 Million renovation

2014 - Paw Sox win championship

2015 - Larry Lucchino (former President of The Boston Red Sox) purchases the Paw Sox

For more information, view this article detailing the Paw Sox history on The Providence Journal