Recent Community Posts

Association for Facilities Engineering at the Matunuk Oyster Bar

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

We love to get involved in local events big and small. Recently we were excited to be invited for a tour of the Matunuck Oyster Farm in Charlestown Rhode Island. We attended the event hosted by the Association for Facilities Engineering at the Matunuk Oyster Bar and enjoyed a boat tour of the farm guided by the Matunuck Oyster Bar's owner Perry. We learned about the importance of protecting the fragile saltwater bay ecosystems along the coast of the state and how climate change and severe weather is impacting these areas today and will continue to do so in the future. 

Thank you to the Matunuck Oyster Bar for your generousity and for allowing us to learn more about your amazing facilities. It was great meeting other like-minded business owners on this impressive tour. 

Thanks For the Recognition!

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Every once in a while we get a little special recognition from our clients. It's not that we need it, our clients are always thankful, but it is great to know we personally helped someone so much they felt the need to send a gift. Here is a photo of a note and gift to one of our project managers Ray Erazo, who once again went above and beyond for the comfort of a client. Ray is one of our longest tenured employees and an all-star in restoration project management. Great work Ray! 

Back to School Is Here, Schools Need ERPs Too!

8/29/2017 (Permalink)

AT SERVPRO® of Washington County we believe learning shouldn’t be paused or canceled, even in the face of disaster. Disasters at an educational facility are highly complex and require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a small school or a campus of higher education, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can continue while we restore your facility. Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area. Your job is to provide valuable lessons and information to the students; ours is to make sure you have a safe place to do so.

An Emergency Ready Profile Can Save You Thousands. 
By profiling your school, library, daycare or event facility with SERVPRO of Washington County you allow us to document and understand how to approach any disaster with the intent of mitigating further damage immediately upon our arrival on the scene.

Setting up your Emergency Ready Profile is easy, simply call (401)-315-2337 and we will schedule a convenient date and time for an SERVPRO Project Manager to review, document, tag, and photograph your facilities as part of your new Emergency Ready Program Profile. 

Celebrate Summer Safety

7/25/2017 (Permalink)

Summer is a time to enjoy the great outdoors, but it is also important to keep safety in mind. Consider the following tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Association to keep you and your family safe all summer long.

  • When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed for barbecue grills; do not add fluid after coals have been lit.
  • When using a gas grill, ensure the hose connection is tight; check hoses for leaks. Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely reveal any leaks.
  • Always build a campfire downwind from the tent area. Clear vegetation and dig a pit before building your fire. Extinguish the fire before going to sleep or leaving the campsite.
  • Store liquid fire starter (not gasoline) away from your tent and campfire and only use dry kindling to freshen a campfire.

Your local SERVPRO® of Washington County wishes you a safe and happy summer!

Inspiration Personified

1/21/2016 (Permalink)

Community Inspiration Personified #DSTRONG

A dying boy's wish, to become famous in China, is being fulfilled by thousands of people online.

Dorian Murray, 8, from Rhode Island in the United States, is fighting cancer and has chosen to stop treatment.

An 11 January post on a Facebook page run by his family said that before Dorian died he wanted to be "famous in China", because it had the Great Wall.

It asked people in China and other countries to send pictures so Dorian knows "he is internationally famous".

Dorian has been battling rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of soft tissue cancer, since the age of four.

He recently told his parents he wanted to be famous on "the bridge in China" - a reference to the Great Wall of China, local media reported.

"I'm just thinking before I go to heaven to try to be famous as much as I can," Dorian told local broadcaster WPRI.

Not long after his family made the Facebook appeal, the first few posts from the Great Wall started pouring in - despite Facebook being blocked in China.

The appeal has also been shared thousands of time on social media.

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On China's microblogging site weibo, Dorian Murray started trending with thousands of users sharing his story.

"Cancer is already a terrible thing to go through, what's more, a young boy? He is so courageous and innocent and I hope we can make his dream come true. Let's make it trend," said Kara_ Star 289.

Weibo users have also been uploading and sharing photographs, carrying signs reading #D-strong, taken at various locations around Beijing including the Great Wall.

Staff of state-run newspaper China Daily have also shown their support.

Dorian's mother has written that she is "amazed and completely in awe of the response to Dorian's request".

"Dorian has brought so much inspiration to people, around the world! I couldn't be more proud of my son."

Football Contest

9/9/2015 (Permalink)

We're excited to announce a contest we will be running this football season.  It is FREE and open to all in our service area.  If you aren't a fan of football, feel free to submit an entry on behalf of family, friends, etc.The contest is simple, each week, on Tuesday, I will select 5 NFL games and you just reply to my email with your pick for the winner of each game (straight up, no spread involved).  Then you select the total number of combined points for the Monday Night game as a tiebreaker.  It's that simple.There will be a weekly winner of a $100.00 gift card, and there will be a end of the season grand prize winner for a $500 AMEX Gift Card; so your best chance is to enter every week since the person with the most total "wins" overall will be the grand prize winner.  If you have any questions just reply to this message.  Going forward, I will only send the email out to those interested in participating.  You may indicate so simply by entering your picks for this week.You can type in your picks in a forwarded message to jay@SERVPRO9563.com or you can just delete the team you DON'T want to pick.Week 1Pittsburgh Steelers @ New England PatriotsNew Orleans Saints @ Arizona CardinalsBaltimore Ravens @ Denver BroncosNew York Giants @ Dallas CowboysPhiladelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons   (Monday Night Game)Monday Night Combined score for both teams (i.e. if you predict 24-21 then your tiebreaker is 45)Good Luck, I will need all picks by end of business Thursday's.Feel free to forward to any colleagues I may have missed, the more the merrier!

SERVPRO® of Washington County Social Updates

8/20/2014 (Permalink)

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We will be updating our Facebook page much more frequently with useful information for home and business owners in our area.. Follow us today!