Flood Damage Restoration in Taunton
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The city of Taunton has had many different names. Native Americans referred to the area as Cohannet, Tetiquet, and Titicut. It was also known as the Silver City for being the silver industry center during the initial years of the 19th century. Taunton was settled in 1637 by members of the Plymouth Colony, making it one of the US's oldest communities. Taunton is named after Taunton in Somerset, England. Another popular nickname is Christmas City.
Taunton has supported many industries over the years, including:
- Iron Works started in 1656 until 1876
- Textile Mills
- Central Rail Transportation Hub
- US Army Camp
- The National Weather Service
Some of the things to do in Taunton include visiting
- Massasoit State Park
- Taunton Green
- Old Colony History Museum
- Gertrude M Boyden Wildlife Refuge
- Taunton Public Library
- Taunton Antique Center
Massasoit State Park
Massasoit State Park encompasses over 1200 acres, six lakes and ponds, and numerous cranberry bogs. There is a large trail system throughout the park for:
- Cross country skiing
- Horseback riding
There is also a launch for nonmotorized boats for fishing on Lake Rico. Limited hunting is also allowed.
Although the season has passed, Taunton Green must be mentioned. It is a famous annual light display that has been running since December 1914. Taunton is nicknamed Christmas City. The festival features live entertainment, activities for the kids, fireworks, and a large display of holiday lights.
Old Colony History Museum
The Old Colony History Museum focuses on collecting and displaying items from Southeastern Mass pre-1850. The museum has collected over 13,000 unique items. The museum is a great venue to bring a school group or arrange a tour for those interested in Taunton's history, pre-1850. Subject to current health guidelines, the museum regularly runs events for craft persons and workshops, storytimes, free productions, and plays. There is something for all age groups.
Gertrude M Boyden Wildlife Refuge
The refuge was established in 1968 and contains open fields, picnic areas, fishing stations with two miles of nature trails, including a covered bridge and elevated boardwalk facilitating passive observation of the wetlands and birds that frequent the area.
The Taunton public library and the Taunton antique center are two other venues that many visitors indicated are interesting places to visit.
What Contaminants May Be Found in Flood Damaged Buildings?
Floodwaters raging through a neighborhood can cause a great deal of damage to homes and structures in their path. Many people focus on the physical damage the water causes. Broken windows and doors, debris and mud distributed everywhere, dirty carpets, furniture, and miscellaneous materials are just a few examples.
Many other contaminants are contained in the debris and remaining water and must be removed safely, such as:
- Biological materials
- Fuels and oils
- Bacteria and viruses
Contact SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield for flood damage services to Taunton residential and commercial buildings and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (508) 824-0200.