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Road Closure

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Attn: Quonset Business Park Residents:

Thursday, Nov. 14th Genoa Avenue will be closed between Mooring Dr & Moscrip Avenue for road resurfacing. 

Bradley Hospital - Providence, RI

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Bradley Hospital, located at 1011 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Riverside, RI 02915, was the first psychiatric hospital in the country that focused exclusively on children. It was founded in 1931, but today, Bradley provides expert care to children with developmental, behavioral, and psychological problems. They offer inpatient, outpatient, and residential programs. It is also a national research center for child and adolescent psychiatry.

Bradley is a nonprofit hospital, dedicated to providing family-centered mental health care services to children of infant age to young adulthood.

Bradley Hospital is as dedicated to their community as we are!

They offer 

-24-hour emergency services

- Support groups for family members 

- Consulting programs for schools special education departments

- Advocacy for children with public representation

Bradley also hosts events for parents, teachers, and care providers each spring and fall. These events are hosted by child psychologists, child development and behavior specialists, social workers, pediatricians, and many more professionals in pediatric health care.

Upcoming events at Bradley Hospital:

November 18th: Asperger/ autism support groups for adults and parents of adults with Asperger’s/ autism.  

November 21st: RI ADDult Support group: for adults with ADHD and ADD.

December 2nd: Mental Health first aid for adults: teaching skills to help those who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Visit https://www.bradleyhospital.org/bradley-hospital-events for more event information or

visit https://www.bradleyhospital.org/ for more information about Bradley Hospital. 

Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

As Thanksgiving approaches us this month, everyone is thinking about that delicious turkey dinner, and we can't blame you! Although the kitchen is going to be the hub of the home on this day, it is important to keep an eye on what you're cooking and who's around you to ensure you and your families safety. 

According to the National Fire Prevention Association:

"Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires...unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths" 

These facts are just a reminder of how quickly we can get caught up in the joy of the holidays, while forgetting the importance of safety. 

Here are some fire safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Stay home while cooking your turkey
  • Keep children at least 3 feet away from the stove while it is being used
  • Keep the floor clear so you won't trip over anything while serving that delicious Thanksgiving dinner or cause any kind of mess. 
  • Always make sure your smoke detectors are working properly. 

While the adults are cooking the Thanksgiving dinner, the children sometimes can get restless, so we suggest finding them some activities they can do together in another room. Some activities include puzzles or board games, maybe they will even set the table!

Here at SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we want you and your family to have a happy and safe safe Thanksgiving! We understand that disaster can strike at any moment, and we are here 24/7 to help you and your family make a disaster "Like it never even happened."

For more information about fire safety and tips, visit www.SERVPRO.com. For more information about SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, visit https://www.SERVPROnorthernrhodeisland.com/ or give us a call at (401) 949-9955.

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Seasonal-fire-causes/Thanksgiving

Commercial Services SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Retail stores in a parking lot with SERVPRO vehicles Keep your ducks in a row with SERVPRO

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island specializes in disaster restoration for your home or business in Northern Rhode Island areas like Smithfield, Woonsocket, Cumberland, Lincoln and surrounding areas. We specialize in performing restoration services for both small and large-sized businesses. 

We have the advanced technology to get the job done for you and your business. Whether it's a nice restaurant or a large retail chain like Walmart, we do it all with our certified crew and industry-leading technology. Our water extractors and dehumidifiers help with the drying of the water and the surrounding air. Our air-scrubbers deodorize the air since moisture causes odor. 

Watch our commercial to learn more about what we do - https://youtu.be/keBmsNhwAtg

Call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island at 401-949-9955

New Customer Satisfaction Survey for SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

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Have you been pleased with our restoration services in your Smithfield community? Do you have something you'd like to say about your water restoration but you wish to remain anonymous? Now is your lucky time because SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island have just launched a brand new customer satisfaction survey.

As our loyal customer, we want to make sure we are fully satisfying you through the duration of our restoration work. Whether its containing an area, informing you of what's going on, or assembling debris from the job, we want to do it right. Our survey will consist of simple questions so we can get an idea of how your experience was with SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island. Don't worry - all information is private, anonymous, and we will use these to better improve our own restoration practices and services.

Fill out the survey. We want to here from you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3L5VY68

TIPS for a Healthy Autumn in Rhode Island

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

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Autumn is finally here. The leaves are changing, it's cooler, the days are shorter and the nights are longer. Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and you should make the most out of this crisp, fresh season.

SERVPRO Autumn Tips

  • Remind yourself to be motivated - Fall and Winter are staple times for laziness and comfort food. Do activities in your morning routine to get yourself more uplifted and energized for the day
  • Eat healthy food - Fall and Winter is a season chock-full of amazing comfort food. There's apple pie, stuffing, pumpkin muffins, and beef stew to name a few. Research shows that what we put into our body has an affect on not just physical health but emotional health as well.
  • Allergies - With the change of the season comes allergies. There are many treatments for allergies. Read our past post about essential oils. There are many foods which you can eat to boost your immune system as well, like dark green vegetables, onions, turnips, and garlic.
  • Call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island for your fire, water, and mold damage. 401-949-9955
  • Essential Oils - Consider using more natural cleaning alternatives. Fall and winter are times where more people are indoors, so it's wise to use safer products for your loved ones so they're not breathing in toxic cleaning chemicals. 

Flu Clinic - Quonset Business Park, North Kingstown

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with phone number Get your flu shot!

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)

sun setting over a vast ocean SERVPRO n' Sunsets

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)

SERVPRO van parked in a puddle of water SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island - Call us at 401-949-9955

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.