Royal Plus has itself a Champion!

A  fishing champion to be precise… Our very own Kelsey Cycyk, won 1st place in the open division of the Old Inlet Spring Surf Fishing Tournament. Along with this title, she is also the first woman to place first overall in the tournament’s history!

Congratulations Kelsey!!!

 

Winter Flu or Winter Allergies?

BE AWARE IN THE NEW YEAR~

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‘Twas just the season to travel to loved ones (or be traveled to by loved ones), but even with all that holiday cheer, there’s always the chance of picking up an unwanted guest—AKA the winter flu.

You’re suffering from sinus congestion/chronic cough, have a headache, post-nasal drip, and feel a little light headed. Exhaustion takes over when you remember your cousins had similar symptoms—surely it was them that gave it to you!…or was it?

 

In the winter, those allergic to pollen get a break BUT there is such a thing as winter indoor allergies caused by mold and dust mites. This may not be a winter flu at all, but rather winter allergies, specifically winter mold allergies, that can occur when you spend more time inside.

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What causes the ‘flu-like’ symptoms is brought on by your immune system overreacting when it breathes in mold spores. These spores are recognized by your body as little foreign invaders and tries to defend itself with antibodies. Later exposure causes the immune system to react again that triggers histamine, which is the culprit of the unfavorable, flu-like symptoms.

Be on the look out for:

  • Condensation forming on window panes
  • Peeling Paint — suggests moisture buildup
  • Water Stains
  • Anywhere water sits or steam collects 

**Pay special attention to bathrooms, basements, and laundry areas

Keep in mind the following points to Be Aware this New Year and fight off those pesky winter mold allergies!

Keep your home’s humidity below 50%. Mold can grow anywhere in the right conditions and high humidity increases its options.

Control the moisture in the air. Accomplish this with dehumidifiers and central air conditioning with a HEPA filter attachment. Keep AC drip pans and liners clean so mold can’t grow

Improve airflow through rooms. Buildings with poor ventilation such as tight window and door seals can trap moisture indoors that creates favorable mold growth conditions.

  • In the Bathroom: open windows or use an exhaust fan during baths/showers
  • In the bedroom: If the closet is colder than the rest of your room, leave the closet door open

Act fast to repair any plumbing leaks. Damp areas are the most vulnerable to mold if not addressed in a timely fashion. Dry areas that become wet, such as carpet, need to be dried in 48hrs to prevent mold.

When it doubt, clean it out. Indoor trash bins can be a breeding ground for mold as well as the strip on the fridge. If you spot mold on a hard surface such as glass, tile plastic – clean it using a bleach, soap, water solution.

What if the mold is on drywall or discovered to be extensive in an area? Call a professional. Failing to remediate the problem by yourself can create worse problems down the road such as asbestos. One must take into consideration that if there is some mold present, there is a large possibility of more not yet found.

 

2015 Best of Kissimmee Award

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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Royal Plus Disaster Kleenup Receives 2015 Best of Kissimmee Award

Kissimmee Award Program Honors the Achievement

KISSIMMEE June 5, 2015 — Royal Plus Disaster Kleenup has been selected for the 2015 Best of Kissimmee Award in the Fire & Water Damage Restoration Contractors category by the Kissimmee Award Program.

Each year, the Kissimmee Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Kissimmee area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Kissimmee Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Kissimmee Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Kissimmee Award Program

The Kissimmee Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Kissimmee area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Kissimmee Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Royal Plus Photo Contest for November

We’ve received a number of great photographs this month for the Photo Contest. We will definitely use a few of your pictures in our marketing materials but we can only pick one winner. This month, the honor goes to Mike Kohut for his excellent photograph. Thank you everyone for participating, we are continuing the contest so send in your pictures for consideration!

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Royal Plus Photo Contest

We’ve started a photo contest to engage our employees and to acquire some pretty good marketing shots. This month, the honor goes to Dave Kissinger for his excellent photograph. Thank you everyone for participating, we are continuing the contest so send in your pictures for consideration!

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Top 10 costliest weather disasters of 2014…

Aon Benfield’s catastrophe-model development center Impact Forecasting reveals in its newly released Global Catastrophe Recap some more of the costliest weather events for the year to date, including major hurricanes and flooding. Several of these events that happened during the month of September rank among the costliest weather events to date thus far in 2014. Complete article can be found at  PropertyCasualty360.

 

(AP Photo/Wally Santana)

10. Typhoon Matmo, in Taiwan, China and the Philippines (7/22-7/24)
Structures/Claims: 30,000-plus
Economic Losses: $570 Million-plus

(AP Photo/Andy Wong)

9. Flooding in China (8/22-8/28)
Structures/Claims: 10,000-plus
Economic Losses: $700 Million-plus

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

8. Flooding in China (7/13-7/18)
Structures/Claims: 80,000-plus
Economic Losses: $1.25 billion-plus

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7. Drought in China (6/20-7/31)
Structures/Claims: Unknown
Economic Losses: $1.4 Billion-plus

(AP Photo/Noah Berger)

6. Earthquake in California (8/24)
Structures/Claims: Thousands-plus
Economic Losses: $2.0 Billion-plus

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

5. Flooding in the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. (8/11-8/13)
Structures/Claims: 70,000-plus
Economic Losses: $2.0 Billion-plus

(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

4. Hurricane Odile (9/10-9/17)
Structures/Claims: 50,000-plus
Economic Losses: $ Billions (closest assessment available)

(AP Photo/Andy Wong)

3. Earthquake in China (8/3)
Structures/Claims: 225,000-plus
Economic Losses: $6.3 Billion-plus

(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

2. Super Typhoon Rammasun, in the Philippines, China & Vietnam (7/15-7/20)
Structures/Claims: 780,000
Economic Losses: $6.5 billion

(AP Photo/Mansoor Abbas)

1. Flooding in India and Pakistan (9/2-9/15)
Structures/Claims: 375,000
Economic Losses: More than $18 Billion (*highest to date in 2014)

 

Complete article can be found at  PropertyCasualty360