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History of Valentine’s Day

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

The Legend of St. Valentine

The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure.

Content source: 

https://www.history.com

BE FIRE SAFE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re sharing some fire safety advice to help you stay safe and make it a day to remember for all the right reasons.

Candles

Candles are supposed to give a romantic glow, not actual flames. Follow these tips when burning and extinguishing candles to stay safe.

  • Never leave candles unattended. Put burning candles out when you leave the room and always remember to check that they are completely put out at night.
  • Make sure candles are put out long before you go to sleep to avoid the danger of you accidentally knocking over a burning candle whilst asleep. Also, put candles out with a snuffer or spoon as sparks can fly if you blow them out.
  • Once lit, don’t move any candles and don’t burn several candles close together as this could cause the flame to flare.
  • Burn candles in a well-ventilated room, which is out of the way of draughts, vents or air currents. This will help to prevent rapid or uneven burning, soot and dripping.

Lastly, make sure that you know your escape plans in the event of a fire. We hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

We proudly serve Tamarac, Lauderhill, Sawgrass and surrounding areas. 

Why SERVPRO of Sunrise?

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Have you ever had to wade through a pond in your living room? Or, maybe you’ve returned to a half-burned home?  We hope you never have to deal with this but if you do, it’s always good to be prepared and respond quickly. With SERVPRO of Sunrise as a partner, you can be better equipped to handle problems in your Broward County home!

Why SERVPRO?

  1. SERVPRO is a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration.
  2. Franchise professionals have the training and experience to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
  3. SERVPRO’s proven system helps to ensure a return to preloss condition.
  4. We work with most insurance companies.
  5. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SERVPRO doesn’t only handle fire and water damage. Other services include:

  • Storm damage cleanup
  • Mold mitigation
  • Restoration
  • Document restoration
  • Electronics restoration
  • Dry cleaning
  • Reconstruction
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Duct cleaning
  • General cleaning

With over 1700 Franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada, SERVPRO is never far away.

If your Broward County home experiences water or fire damage, you can count on SERVPRO of Sunrise to be there for you.

We proudly serve the Sunrise, Tamarac, Lauderhill and surrounding areas. 

SERVPRO of Sunrise presents: Mold in Rental Property

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sunrise: Mold:

  • grows from mold spores
    • spores are too small to see unaided
    • spores can survive harsh environments for many years
  • can grow almost anywhere
  • needs to have only
    • above-freezing temperatures
    • protein, such as in animal dander, skin cells, wood, plaster, carpet
    • moisture (high humidity is enough)
  • grows rapidly
  • damages property
  • has a bad smell
  • is unsightly

If have a small amount of mold on a dish, you can clean it. You can even throw away the dish.

If you have a large amount of mold, you need licensed mold remediation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a “large amount” as 10 square feet or more.

SERVPRO of Sunrise is licensed in mold remediation.

Talk to your landlord if you think he/she should hire licensed professionals. If the landlord disagrees:

  • Contact the Sunrise housing authority
  • Review your lease about your rights and responsibilities

Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

How much faster is extraction at removing water than dehumidifying?

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

One of the first rules of a water loss is that the most effective way of removing water is physical extraction. But how much faster is extraction at removing water than dehumidifying? About 1200 times faster! A typical truckmount sucks up about 25 gallons of water per minute, while the best dehumidifier only removes about 30 gallons a day.

Efficient extraction is vital when it comes to getting jobs done quickly, because every gallon of water left behind requires at least one hour of dehumidification. So every drop of water you remove is critical.

Using the correct tool is essential. For instance, when using only a light wand to extract, up to 1.5 gallons of water may remain in every yard of carpet and pad. In a 1400 sqft house, that could add up to over 230 gallons left behind. A dehumidifier would have to operate for over 180 hours to remove that amount of water. That’s why it's best to use a weighted, heavy-duty tool rather than a standard wand

A poor extraction job will also lead to higher humidity levels for a longer period of time causing secondary damage and mold growth, not to mention that it slows down the whole drying process.

Trust SERVPRO of Sunrise to return you home to normal. We proudly serve the Tamarac, Sunrise, Lauderhill and surrounding areas. 

Happy New Year

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Happy New Year! Starting a new year off on the right foot, regardless of what you’re striving to achieve, begins with one simple
behavior: Creating a vision. What do you want out of 2019? What’s going to be different this year? Transforming into the
person you want to be in 2019 is not so difficult so long as you have the dedication, focus and correct tools.

I recently read an article from SUCCESS magazine by Tony Robbins, an American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and
life coach where he explains everything you need to know to truly transform and make this your best year yet. Below is an
excerpt of Robbins’ 5-step plan to begin crafting the best year of your life.

Step 1: Feed your mind. Feeding your mind, Robbins says, is all about perspective. “You’ve got to bring something new to
it,” he says. “Otherwise, you’re going to keep operating off the same old beliefs, the same old thoughts, the same old emotions
that have not gotten you to the level you want.” Don’t just hope things will go your way. Condition yourself to believe that
they will. Step 2: Strengthen your body. Strengthening one’s mind is crucial. But equally important is strengthening one’s
body. Priming your physical self can set the stage for the change you want to see mentally or emotionally. “You’re going to get
depressed if you drop your shoulders, hang your head and speak softly,” Robbins says. But if you go for an intense run, music
blaring and heart pumping, your body and mind will both be energized and clear, and you’ll be able to better focus on what
you want. Step 3: Find a great role model. Identify someone who is already getting the results you want. “You don’t want
to try to do it yourself,” Robbins admits. “You want to model someone who is already getting results.” Step 4: Take massive
action. This step is simple: Make a huge step forward. But, Robbins says, you must remember to be flexible and alter your
course if necessary. Step 5: Get outside of yourself. Instead of focusing 100% on your goals and what you want to achieve,
you must also find a way to add value to others. “As corny as it sounds, the spirit of living is giving, and it’s what makes us
alive,” Robbins says. Helping others will have two primary impacts on you: your problems will lessen in intensity and your
life will have more meaning. 

I challenge you to think about what you want and what you are here to serve. What is your core passion? What do you need to
change in yourself to manifest and fuel that passion? There is no better time to take action than right now. “When you reinvent
yourself, you’re going through a process of how do I become more so I can give more,” Robbins says. “If that’s your mindset,
you’re likely going to prosper.” SERVPRO of Sunrise wishes you a happy and successful 2019. Cheers to new beginnings!

Source: Weekly e-Zine: January 7, 2019

SERVPRO of Sunrise 

Helping to make it “Like it never even happened.”

"Noche de Paz", el villancico mas famosos del mundo, cumple 200 anos

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Nació una fría Noche-buena en los Alpes austriacos, recorrió el mundo conquistando generacion tras generacion, interrumpio batallas, fue manipulado por los nazis y adaptado a diversos estilos: el villancico " Noche de Pand,Noche de Amor" cumple 200 anos. 

Cuando el 24 de diciembre de 1818, en una pequeña iglesia de la localidad de Oberndorf, cerca de Salzburgo, fue cantada por primera vez por su letrista, Joseph Mohr (1792-1848), y su compositor Franz Xaver Gruber (1786-1863), nadie imaginaba que iba a convertirse en la canción de Navidad más famosa del planeta.

Doscientos años después, traducida a mas de 300 idiomas y dialectos, "Noche de Paz, Noche de Amor" forma parte del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de la Humanidad UNESCO.

Mas de mil millones de personas la cantaran, o al menos la escucharan, est aproxima Noche-buena. 

Austria recuerda este aniversario con mas de 600 eventos, entre exposiciones, conciertos, películas, obras de teatro, conferencias, simposios y publicaciones, que reflejan su historia, mitos y leyendas. 

Source: Las Americas/Mundo

Por: Wanda Rudich

EFE

SERVPRO Honors Everyday Heroes

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Honors Everyday Heroes with Sponsorship of SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

SERVPRO is proud to announce the inaugural SERVPRO First Responder Bowl being played at historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. The newly renamed bowl is designed to honor the sacrifice and service of the brave men and women who are the first line of defense in local communities when the unexpected or the unthinkable happens. Kickoff for the event, televised by ESPN, is December 26,2018 at 1:30 ET, featuring Boston College and Boise State University.

The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl will honor first responders including police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, correctional officers, search and rescue teams, dispatchers, security guards, federal agents, border patrol agents, and military personnel who have specialized training and are the first to arrive and provide help at the scene of an emergency. Event organizers planned to distribute 10,000 complimentary tickets to verified first responders and their families who sign up at www.firstresponderbowl.com

These complimentary tickets are possible thanks to corporate sponsors like SERVPRO and individual fans who choose to “Sponsor a Responder” with a $15 donation when they purchase their general admission tickets.

“The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is a celebration of the commitment to service demonstrated by the everyday people who willingly put themselves in harm’s way to protect the lives and property of their neighbors,” said Sue Steen, CEO of SERVPRO Industries, Inc. “SERVPRO is honored to have this opportunity to shine a spotlight on all of these hard working first responders, and their families, and to recognize them for the heroes they are.”

SERVPRO is an industry leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services.

For more information on SERVPRO of Sunrise, please contact Ana M Diaz Granados

at (954) 748-7887 or sp9489@SERVPROofsunrise.com

For more information about SERVPRO, please visit www.SERVPRO.com

Why SERVPRO of Sunrise

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is an industry leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services.

For more than 11 years SERVPRO of Sunrise has helped different communities, property managers, realtors, lots of customers, insurance agents and adjusters in fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. 

For more information on SERVPRO of Sunrise, please contact Ana M Diaz Granados at

(954) 748-7887 or anam@SERVPROofsunrise.com.

For more information about SERVPRO of Sunrise, please visit www.SERVPROsunrise.com.

 About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

Call if you need our 24/7 services at

954-748-7887

Faster to any Broward County size disaster

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire and water damages are never scheduled... Are you prepared?

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex, fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur. We at SERVPRO of Sunrise know there's no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare of the tenants and revenue of the property owner. Have you developed a through Contingency Plan? Is the emphasis on the first 24-48 hours to help you get back in your building as quickly as possible?

EMERGENCY READY PROFILE (ERP)

We can provide you assistance in developing an Emergency Ready Profile. As part of the well thought-out Contingency Plan, your ERP will contain critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. 

Contact us at (954) 748-7887 to get your Emergency Ready Profile started for your facility. 

SERVPRO of Sunrise proudly serves all Broward County and surrounding areas.