Recent Cleaning Posts

Unclean Air Ducts

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

The summer months are here. After a cool Winter, many will be turning their air conditioners on more and more as the temperature rises. But, indoor air can get polluted with dust, allergens, and other small particles. If you are concerned about your indoor air quality, you might benefit from having your air ducts cleaned. Having your air ducts professionally cleaned may make a difference in the overall quality of your indoor air. And, cleaning your air ducts may also help your HVAC system function more efficiently.

When it comes to air duct cleaning, homeowners often have many questions. Here are a few of the most common:

Does a professional air duct cleaning really make a difference?
A professional air duct cleaning can benefit you in more than one way. First, the cleaning will remove dust, debris and other pollutants from your air duct system. This can be beneficial to anyone living in the home who suffers from allergies, has breathing problems, or is sensitive to pollutants. Second, clean air ducts can result in a more efficient HVAC system. When your home’s ventilation system is clean, it can function more efficiently – which may ultimately save you money on your monthly energy bill.


How often should I have my air ducts cleaned?
Unless you are in the midst of a home renovation project or you live in an area with extremely high pollution, you should not need to clean your air ducts more than once a year. In fact, after your air ducts are professionally cleaned, you may not need another thorough cleaning for several years. For advice on how often you should have your air ducts cleaned, make sure to ask your air conditioner repair company. If the air conditioner company does not offer air duct cleaning services, they should be able to provide you with the name of a reputable company to call.


Can I clean the air ducts in my home myself?
Many homeowners wonder if they can clean their home’s air ducts with their own vacuum cleaner. In reality, it is practically impossible to clean an air duct system with a regular vacuum. Air duct cleaning companies use special equipment that is designed to specifically clean air ducts. As a homeowner, one of the best things you can do to prevent pollutants from infiltrating your air ducts is regularly change your HVAC system’s air filters.

Is a professional air duct cleaning expensive?
The cost of air duct cleaning services varies. Factors that are taken into consideration when an air duct cleaning company provides you with a quote include the number of air ducts in your home, the age of your home, the length of time since the air ducts were last cleaned, the current condition of the air ducts, and more. 

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (205)-525-0332

SERVPRO Of St Clair County Cleaning Services

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of St Clair County we are most commonly known for Fire and Water – Cleanup & Restoration but did you know that we also provide several cleaning services including carpet cleaning?

Our technicians use the latest IICRC** training and top-of-the-line equipment to extract soils from deep within your carpet’s pile and backings. First, our technicians apply a shampoo to the carpet to get it clean and to deodorize. Then, they remove the shampoo, soils and stains through hot water extraction. Once the carpet is dried, it will look and smell like new!

Our other cleaning services include:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Upholstery, Drapes and Blinds

Call our office today for more information. We are happy to help make any size mess “Like it never even happened.”

(205)-525-0332

**Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification

Drying Out Carpet Water Damage in St Clair County Homes

11/2/2019 (Permalink)

Carpets are an everyday staple for modern Dallas homes, and as such, become among the first materials to suffer the damages of migrating water losses. As challenging as it might seem to dry out saturated carpeting, our professionals have premier tools that can make the task much more efficient and thorough. With the right response to the situation, you do not have to lose portions of the flooring or the entire carpeted area due to irreparable damages.

As much as homeowners must also contend with other layers of water damage in St Clair properties when water loss incidents occur, not addressing the carpeted areas promptly can ensure that deterioration and decomposition of the material become too severe to salvage. There are multiple strategies that our SERVPRO professionals can attempt to remove moisture and saturation from this flooring, and it depends mostly on the type of material, the severity of the damage, and the accessibility of the saturated region of carpet.

As premier restoration professionals, we invest in the top-tier extraction and drying equipment available in our trade. For several inches of standing water, we might need to use portable extractors like wet-vacs or sump pumps before we can address the saturation of the carpeting directly. Most often, the moisture penetrates beyond the carpet itself into the subflooring, padding, and even the wooden joists, supports, and plywood beneath. While air movers and dehumidifiers can get placed underneath the affected floor when possible, this does not always adequately address the moisture concerns.

The ideal approach for restoring water-damaged carpeting in your home is to utilize self-propelled extraction tools. These are motorized so that they can offer the same level of pressure at a consistent rate as the unit moves along the carpeted areas. These tools use the weight of the operating SERVPRO technician to force moisture to the surface from the carpet and pad beneath it.

Restoring carpets is not always a guarantee, especially if water exposure has been a prolonged event. Our SERVPRO of St Clair County team can work with multiple strategies and tools to protect these flooring materials when possible. Give our professionals a call anytime at (256)-378-1319.

SERVPRO Cleaning services!!!

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of St Clair County we are most commonly known for Fire and Water – Cleanup & Restoration but did you know that we also provide several cleaning services including carpet cleaning?

Our technicians use the latest IICRC** training and top-of-the-line equipment to extract soils from deep within your carpet’s pile and backings. First, our technicians apply a shampoo to the carpet to get it clean and to deodorize. Then, they remove the shampoo, soils and stains through hot water extraction. Once the carpet is dried, it will look and smell like new!

Our other cleaning services include:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Upholstery, Drapes and Blinds

Call our office today for more information. We are happy to help make any size mess “Like it never even happened.”

(205)-525-0332

**Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification

Unclean air ducts can spell illness in your St Clair home

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

The summer months are here. After a cool Winter, many will be turning their air conditioners on more and more as the temperature rises. But, indoor air can get polluted with dust, allergens, and other small particles. If you are concerned about your indoor air quality, you might benefit from having your air ducts cleaned. Having your air ducts professionally cleaned may make a difference in the overall quality of your indoor air. And, cleaning your air ducts may also help your HVAC system function more efficiently.

When it comes to air duct cleaning, homeowners often have many questions. Here are a few of the most common:

Does a professional air duct cleaning really make a difference?
A professional air duct cleaning can benefit you in more than one way. First, the cleaning will remove dust, debris and other pollutants from your air duct system. This can be beneficial to anyone living in the home who suffers from allergies, has breathing problems, or is sensitive to pollutants. Second, clean air ducts can result in a more efficient HVAC system. When your home’s ventilation system is clean, it can function more efficiently – which may ultimately save you money on your monthly energy bill.


How often should I have my air ducts cleaned?
Unless you are in the midst of a home renovation project or you live in an area with extremely high pollution, you should not need to clean your air ducts more than once a year. In fact, after your air ducts are professionally cleaned, you may not need another thorough cleaning for several years. For advice on how often you should have your air ducts cleaned, make sure to ask your air conditioner repair company. If the air conditioner company does not offer air duct cleaning services, they should be able to provide you with the name of a reputable company to call.


Can I clean the air ducts in my home myself?
Many homeowners wonder if they can clean their home’s air ducts with their own vacuum cleaner. In reality, it is practically impossible to clean an air duct system with a regular vacuum. Air duct cleaning companies use special equipment that is designed to specifically clean air ducts. As a homeowner, one of the best things you can do to prevent pollutants from infiltrating your air ducts is regularly change your HVAC system’s air filters.

Is a professional air duct cleaning expensive?
The cost of air duct cleaning services varies. Factors that are taken into consideration when an air duct cleaning company provides you with a quote include the number of air ducts in your home, the age of your home, the length of time since the air ducts were last cleaned, the current condition of the air ducts, and more. 

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (205)-525-0332

What's In Your Ducts?

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

Sweep away years of dust and dirt-to help reduce the potential for damage and health risks.

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, inspecting the ductwork should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors and contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home. 

The SERVPRO Proven Duct Cleaning System Is Cost-Efficient

Inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC) is a service offered by SERVPRO Franchise Professionals. Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save you money. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals use a portable ventilation and air duct system to remove years of dust and grime.

Duct Cleaning May Not Always Be Necessary

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork. In some circumstances, such as after fire, smoke or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning may become an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases, your SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.

The SERVPRO System Is The Difference-WE CAN HELP:

  • Remediate bacteria, fungi, and mold
  • Reduce potential for mold growth
  • Restore peak energy efficiency
  • Eliminate offensive odors
  • Provide free written inspections and estimates

Call Us at 256-378-1319 and we can help protect your health and your property from ventilation and air quality issues.

 

 

What is lurking in your ducts?

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Sweeping Away Years of Dust and Dirt - Helping Reduce Potential for Damage and Health Risks

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, inspecting the ductwork should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine part of a SERVPRO Franchise Professional's service is inspecting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save you money.

The SERVPRO System is the Difference - We Can Help:

  • Remediate Bacteria, Fungi and Mold.
  • Reduce potential for Mold Growth.
  • Restore Peak Energy Efficiency.
  • Eliminate Offensive Odors.
  • Provide Free Written Inspections and Estimates.

Faster To Any Size Disaster!!

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

CALL THE CLEANUP TEAM THAT IS FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER!

Spring is in the air! With the warmer weather comes the tradition of spring cleaning, a time to organize and clean the environments--home, business, office--we encounter on a daily basis.

Perhaps you are selling a home and want to vanquish years of cigarette smoke odor that won't go away, or want to see if your ducts or HVAC system needs to be cleaned. Detailed articles on dryer vents, deodorization, and ducts are featured this month, but SERVPRO Franchises also offer the following cleaning services: 

  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Upholstery and Drapery Cleaning
  • Ceiling and Wall Cleaning
  • Hard Floor Cleaning

Whatever your spring cleaning needs, SERVPRO has you covered. Call us at 256-378-1319 to discuss or schedule your necessary spring cleaning services.

DRYER VENTS!!

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEANING DRYER VENTS

According to FEMA, failure to clean home dryers causes 34% of home dryer fires. Home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss and can even cause injury or death. to reduce the risk of these fires happening in your or your insured's home or business, SERVPRO can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint buildup. Other tips for keeping your dryer vents clean from the National Fire Protection Agency include cleaning the lint filter before and after each load, and making sure the outdoor vent flap will open and is not restricted by snow, a bird's nest or other potential obstacles. For more information on cleaning dryer vents contact us at 256-378-1319 and we will be glad to help you.