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Convenient Restoration after Mild or Intense Fire Loss in Marlborough

12/27/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Has the Resources Necessary to Handle Varying Needs during Fire Restoration in Marlborough

Although Marlborough was established in 1660, it became prosperous in the 19th century as an industrial town. It later made the transition to the high technology industry in the 20th century, which was mostly attributed to the Massachusetts Turnpike construction. 

The city has a long history of association with transportation. Currently, it sits on two major highways – interstate 290, which starts from Marlborough moving westwards, and interstate 495, which travels north and south through the city. The current layout mirrors the situation during its formative stages when John Howe, a fur trader, built a house at the intersection of Nashua Trail and Connecticut path, two famous Indian trails. During the early 1700s, it was a favored pit stop on the Boston Post Road. One of the most prominent people to spend time at its taverns and inns was George Washington, the United States' first president.

Historic Structures in Marlborough

Various structures established in the formative stages of the city have survived to this day, and many have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The structures range from homes, burial grounds to worship centers:

  • The Peter Rice Homestead was built in 1688, 50 years after the patriarch Edmund Rice made it to the new land from England. Apart from being the family home, it also served as a garrison when Indian uprisings threatened the colonies. Many of the town's residents had active service in the military, and they were also passionate about protecting their homes, thus leading to the fortification of homes. The Peter Rice home is open for tours or research during special events or monthly programs. Visitors need to apply ten days before the day of the visit. 
  • Marlborough Center Historic District, which encompasses the commercial and civic heart of Marlborough. It covers a stretch of the main street between Bolton Street and Lincoln Street and the adjacent properties. It is a great place to witness how industrial prosperity changed the city in the mid-19th and 20th centuries. Many of the houses in this sector are made of stone and brick.
  • Temple Building, a historic residential and commercial structure on 149 Main Street constructed in 1879. It features the highly eclectic architecture and decorative arts of the Second Empire styling. The four-story red brick building still retains shop spaces on its ground floor, while the upper floors are apartments.

Fun Places to Explore in the City

Marlborough still has idyllic ponds and tree-covered ridges like it was during the colonial and Native American settlements because of the numerous conservation lands in the area. Visitors and residents can readily explore these areas through different trails, including:

  • The Cider Knoll Trail, which is part of a 105.4-acre piece of land. The loop trail is 2 miles long and goes through a wooded area with scenic rock outcroppings. There is a pond on the south edge of the property, making the trail perfectly suited for birdwatchers since the pond and bordering wetland are a rich habitat for wildlife. Various types of birds, including the great blue heron and belted kingfisher, are a common sight for hikers.
  • The Rail Trail mostly favors walkers, especially young kids or older adults, because it is almost entirely flat. It is also suitable for bike riders, although crossing various intersections can be a nag. The trail is 10 miles long and has beautiful trees and other scenery.
  • Old farm trail provides a perfect location to hike through a forested setting. The trail is 2.1 miles long and is excellent for walking dogs, but they must be leashed.
  • Ghiloni Park has various options, including a trail to walk through a wooded section, a playfield for games such as soccer and volleyball, and a splash pad. There are several park benches for resting or picnicking.  

Memorable Cultural Activities

Marlborough has an active cultural and heritage scene with various celebrations held at different times of the year. The annual Labor Day parade is one of the most colorful events organized in the city. Mayor Romeo Gadbois started the grand parade tradition in 1952 with 12 marching units. The number of units has increased over the years. It also includes floats, entertainers, and bands. 

Horribles Parade at Halloween is another interesting annual event for residents and visitors. Each year, different groups, including the mayor's office, the local chamber of commerce, and local businesses, sponsor the event. The parade matches through the Main Street starting from the Old Fire Station and is usually led by the middle school band.  

What Fire Restoration Services Does SERVPRO Offer in Marlborough?

After a fire incident at a property, a restoration plan is necessary to renovate the property and manage the costs involved. SERVPRO helps Marlborough residents in different ways, including managing the removal of wastes from the property to ensure such restoration is done conveniently. 

Cleaning is one of the essential restorative processes in major or minor fire incidents. Cleaning takes different actions depending on the type of soiling, the material, and the desired outcome. SERVPRO technicians are well versed with regular as well as specialized cleaning processes so we can deliver better outcomes.

  • Regular cleaning involves wiping surfaces with sponges or dusters or using solutions such as water or detergents.  Our technicians use specially formulated products that are readily biodegradable when doing such cleaning.
  • Specialized cleaning may help remove stubborn soiling or clean materials that might be damaged by normal cleaning processes. Soda blasting and Peroxide Active cleaning are some of the specialized cleaning procedures our crews use.
  • Deodorization is necessary for a property affected by fire damage to remove smoke odors and other smells. SERVPRO technicians use different deodorizing approaches, including applying deodorizing products on materials and contents through fogging.  We also use electronic approaches such as setting up hydroxyl generators in the affected property to neutralize odors.

Various debris from partially or wholly burnt materials also accumulates in a property after a fire. Our technicians help collect such materials and arrange for proper disposal. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord is well equipped to handle fire restoration in Marlborough after mild or intense fires. You can reach us at (978) 486-9868 whenever there is an incident at your property.

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