When does Summer really end?
Summer is the season for basking in the warm sun and rejoicing in the freedom of summer vacation. So when the rest and relaxation is shooed away for cooler days and the start of school, it’s easy to forget that the summer season is far from over.
Many consider Labor Day the final hurrah of summer, but we still have a few weeks after that celebratory first Monday of September. Summer officially ends at the autumnal equinox, when the sun is at zenith, or directly above, the equator. After the autumnal equinox the sun moves south of the equator, leaving behind a chilly autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and beckoning in spring to the Southern Hemisphere.
The year is divided into the four seasons based on the two equinoxes and the two solstices. The summer and winter solstices, which typically land around June 21 and December 22, mark the shortest and the longest days of the year. The autumnal and vernal equinoxes, which fall around September 23 and March 21, mark the points in the year when the day and the night are of equal lengths. Hence the word equinox, from the Latin roots meaning “equal night.” Astronomically speaking, these four solar events mark the middle of the seasons rather than their beginning and ending, but we separate the year into meteorological seasons which reflect the average temperature patterns and climate.
Just as the summer solstice tends to fall a little ways into summer vacation, the autumnal equinox typically falls at the end of September, a few weeks into the school year and well after the Dog Days, the hottest period of the summer.
Are you ready for the start of autumn?
The results of Harvey's landfall
We are happy to do our part as many people have come together to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Our hearts go out to all the families who have been affected in this catastrophic event.
Hurricane Harvey was an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane which became the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year drought in which no hurricanes made landfall at such an intensity in the country. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain as the system meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. With peak accumulations of 51.88 in (1,318 mm), Harvey is the wettest tropical hurricane on record in the contiguous United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.
SERVPRO Sorrento Valley will always have your back throughout any disaster.
Employee of the Month!
Riley Beauchamp - Employee of the Month - Oct 2016
Happy October everyone!
This month, we would like to take the time to honor one of our most dedicated and hard working employees from our SERVPRO family. Riley Beauchamp, our very own office assistant!
Riley enjoys speaking with customers over the phone and making them smile. She carries our values, and she's always here to help! From frazzled homeowners to sticky situations, Riley knows how to comfort our clients with her friendly voice and willingness to listen.
Thank you so much for all of your hard work Riley! You really do make it a great day at SERVPRO!
Happy National Peach Month!
Happy National Peach Month! Here at SERVPRO, we love our peaches, and we love our grills too! Here's a recipe that puts both together in a delicious combination! Try it over ice cream!
What is a storm?
What is a storm? How do they start? What causes them to interfere with our every day lives?
At SERVPRO Sorrento Valley, we believe that there is a cause and effect for everything. That is why we have put together a small report about storms! Read here for an insight on storms.
We The People
It's so hard to believe that exactly 240 years ago, our Four Fathers established independence from Great Britain, so that all of us have the freedom to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. On this 4th of July, we take a moment to remember what the true meaning of Country was, and always will be. We hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Wildfires in California
Common Areas In California For Wildfires
Though the humidity in San Diego is fairly welcoming, sometimes we forget about our sister counties in California. The topic this season is all about wildfires. Why do we have wild fires? How can we prevent a wildfire from starting? We all know that SERVPRO is there for you after the damage, but what should you do if you encounter a wildfire? Click here for the best practices and safety tips, and click here for a map of common areas for a wildfire in San Diego.
National Safety Awareness - Safe Summer Practices!
Have a safe summer! - 2016
Summer is on the way! What better way to get started with the season than with a few safety tips in honor of National Safety Awareness Month? Click here for a few practices to stay safe this summer!
CE Class June 2016 - Calling All Agents!
CE Class Flyer
Are you an insurance agent who loves pizza and pasta? If you are, are you in need of some CE credits? Then come join our 2 hour CE Class this June 24th at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza in La Mesa! We will be discussing how Restorative Drying is utilized for Water Damage. RSVP to the contact on the flyer, and your seat will be reserved!
How To Determine The Type of Soot You Have
There are usually 2 types of soot
To determine which type of soot you have, simply run your finger across a soot covered surface. If it smears , the soot is oily. If it doesn't, the soot is dry.
Oily soot is generally cleaned with a de-greasing agent, such as 409 or scrubbing bubbles. Dry soot can be cleaned with dry cleaning sponges .