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Do I need my Air Ducts Cleaned?
If you are concerned about the health of your home and what may be trapped inside your air ducts, call SERVPRO of Champions/1960 today! We can help you reduce the dirt and allergens in your home for a healthier environment for you and your family.
There are a few questions you can ask yourself to see if your home is due for a cleaning?
- Does anyone in the house have allergies, asthma or other breathing problems?
- Does anyone in your family suffer from headaches, nasal congestion or other sinus problems at night or in the morning?
- Is there a smoker in your house?
- Do you have dogs, cats or other pets?
- Do you notice “musty” or “stale” odors when the furnace runs?
If you find yourself answering yes to some of these questions, give SERVPRO Champions/1960 a call!
Long lengths of air hose with special 360 degree high velocity nozzles are connected to the compressor and ‘snaked’ through the entire duct system, dislodging debris that has accumulated on inner duct surfaces. Sometimes we use manual brushes or rotating power brushes if necessary. SERVPRO goes the extra mile to make sure we get everything cleaned out.
Once your duct system has been cleaned, we reseal all access holes and your ducts are returned to “like new” condition, "Like it never even happened."
The Cleaning of Hardwoods
Hardwood floors can make a beautiful touch in about every room of your home. It makes it look more attractive and comfortable. Hardwood floors also can make a great investment. Most people think it is difficult to clean hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are finished with polyurethane and it's easy for keep clean. For questions or concerns on how to clean your hardwood floors call SERVPRO of Champions/1960 for smart cleaning methods, that will keep your hardwood floors neat and clean. To protect your hardwood floors from dirt and dust, follow instructions or maintenance for your floors. Don't allow shoes, you must avoid using shoes on the hardwood floors. Use floor protections under furniture to prevent stains, and dark spots. Maintain some regularity of cleaning and sweeping hardwood floors for a beautiful shine.
The Cleaning of the Carpets
No matter how clean you think your home is eventually cleaning our carpet will become necessary. Carpet cleaning is recommended every 12-18 months. There are, do it yourself rental cleaners. For quality professional cleaning, SERVPRO of Champions/1960 trained technicians, have the knowledge of how to remove the most stubborn spots. After identifying the kind of carpet fiber, the first step to cleaning stains is to determine if the stain is synthetic or natural. Some of the synthetic stains, are colored juices and lipsticks. Natural strains are ketchup and pasta sauces and red wine. No matter what type of carpet you have in your home, or how careful you are about not walking through the house with your shoes on, the floor will get dirty. For any concerns involving this issue, please contact the experts at SERVPRO of Champions/1960.
Sometimes we can ignore air duct cleaning, but the consequences of a dirty environment can cause allergies, nasal congestion, and other related health issues. Homeowners can make their indoor air clean and safe through regular air duct cleaning. By cleaning the air ducts regularly, will get rid of pollutants like dust in your home cooling and heating systems. For professional help in cleaning your air ducts, call SERVPRO of Champions/1960 and get the job done right. Several signs to know if your air ducts need a thorough cleaning are, mold growth inside the air ducts and infestation of unwanted pests and insects. If the air ducts are clogged with dust and other debris, the dirty air ducts can affect your health. By keeping your air ducts cleaned you can stop serious health issues from occurring and improve the overall health of all family members.
Cleaning and Restoring Tile Floors
When choosing tile floors for your home, most people choose floors that they think are good looking, but also easy to clean and maintain. There are some steps that will help keep your floor looking nice and clean. Vacuum to remove the dirt and dust before it becomes embedded in your tile and grout. Never use a straw broom for the job, because it can scratch your tile. Mop it up with warm water once a week, and use mild soap to make tile shine and gloss. Always check the manufacturer before using any cleansers to avoid damaging your tile. Cleanup spills ASAP to avoid, dirt collection and slipping. It will reduce the chances of stains building up. Use rugs in some areas that receive high foot traffic. Placing door mats on both sides of doors that lead in and out of your home. Use a deep cleaning solution every so often, and don’t forget to pay attention to the grout. Regularly clean your tile will hold up very well over the year. For questions or concerns on how to clean your tile floors call SERVPRO of Champions/1960, the professionals on tile floors.
Water Damage Restoration Cleanup Safety Tips
If your home or commercial property has been flooded, your first priority is safety. Stay away from the area until it's safe. When starting the cleaning and restoration process after a flood, removing all the damaged furniture and carpets is a good place to start. Wearing gloves and other protective gear (PPE) is a moral imperative when doing any clean up or restoration. One must always wash hand frequently. Remove all wall coverings and throw them out. Remove affected drywall, porous materials and insulation that's been in contact with flood waters. Be careful And watch every step to prevent falls. Be caution around appliances and electrical equipment. For any concerns and question about clean up restoration after a flood or water loss contact SERVPRO of Champions/1960, the experts in all types of restoration.
The Odor Killers
Here at SERVPRO of Champions/1960, we are the odor experts. We pride ourselves on making sure that each and every customer feels like their home and or business is back to the way they left it before the damages occurred. Other companies may use masking techniques to try and cover the odor instead of removing it all together. We at SERVPRO have the trained professionals and high tech equipment to tackle any job consisting of a persistent smell. We tackle the issue at the source and work our way out from there. If the situation calls for it, we will bring in a ozone generator to kill odor enzymes in the air. Ozone generators are one of the most common ways to quickly remove airborne odors from homes, businesses, and even cars. The same molecular process that makes ozone generators so effective is also what makes them dangerous, which is why it is our last protocol when it comes to our odor removal and deodorization. For any comments, concerns, or questions on this subject please contact SERVPRO of Champions/1960. We will be happy help.
What to do to Wood furniture after a flood
After a flood, furniture is one thing that hurts the most to lose. Some tips to help you salvage your favorite upholstered and wood furniture in the unfortunate event of a flood. Due to the terrible disaster that Harvey did on Texas, many people lost mobility when it came to flood damaged furniture. There are two things we need to assess to start the restoration process. First, we need to know the source of the flood, water supply from pipes or anything related to the plumbing system, usually is not very clean at all. Second, is the furniture made of solid wood? Furniture is vulnerable to water as you know, especially when its not made with real wood. If the damage is severe, the solid panels and tops can wrap and break pieces of the furniture. SERVPRO of Champions/1960 will use equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to remove water moister from the area. Don’t dry out in sun or you may cause the wood to wrap. Dry furniture as much as possible so the item can receive proper restoration afterwards by SERVPRO professionals.
Saving Your Rugs
Area rugs are an important part of your interior decor. It may be smaller in size as compare to carpeting, but the beauty adds to your rooms is magnificent. Area rugs are available in a variety of textures, colors and patterns. Area rugs can be added to any room, however just like carpets you must get area rugs cleaned. To retain the beauty of the your rugs for years to come . It's important to schedule for rug cleaning with SERVPRO of Champions 1960. Not only does it help remove all dirt and allergens that tend to accumulate on them overtime. Our skilled technician are able to enhance your rugs, bringing out the richness in color and softness of wool and with their specialized techniques they will clean your rug square inch by square inch.
What Does Your Air Ducts Look Like?
Breathing the air around you is one of the most natural things that humans do. Which is why many of us never stop to think about what could be in the air that we breath. Unless the air has a different smell to it, we won't stop to see if it's a good idea to evacuate or remain inside. There are quite a few reasons why you should consider getting your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis. According to the (EPA) you should have your air ducts cleaned regularly, especially if you notice dust build up and or mold residue that exists in the pathway of the ducts themselves. Family members with frequent allergy symptoms or an unexplained illness, are prone to heavier illnesses and being sick more frequently. We know air ducts do accumulate dust and grime over the years, so don't be afraid to have them checked by a professional at SERVPRO of Champions/1960. After all, the health of your family is to be considered.
Water Damaged Carpet
Water damage is one of the biggest threats to your carpet. Some of the everyday causes of carpet damage is overflowing washing machines, burst pipes, a leaky roof or window and even moisture below. The quicker the water is removed the less likely it will cause serious damage to the carpet and or pad. Carpets should be cleaned and dried within 24 to 48 hours or more damages could occur. Call the experts at SERVPRO of Champions/1960 to assess the damage and determine what course of action should be taken. Replacement is not the only option after water damage. There is a possibility that the carpet can be restored, depending on the extent of the damage, and how much water was present. If the carpet is affected from a leaky pipe, most likely the carpet and pad can be saved. If the water came from a river or overflowing toilet, then most likely the water is contaminated and everything will be removed, disposed, and replaced. If you have any questions about assessing the damaged that occurred to your carpet, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Champions/1960.
Pack outs can be an essential part of the restoration process. Here at SERVPRO of Champions/1960, we do such jobs all the time. We do pack-outs after water losses, fire and or smoke damages.
Damaged property will be removed and transported for processing and restored, after an initial inspection to determine whether or not an item can be restored. All contents will be checked for existing damages and documented before being sent out. Small items will be individually wrapped in paper, boxed, labeled and inventoried. Large items like wooden furniture will be carefully inspected, using high intensity light to detect all damages. Items that do not require be packed out will be secured and protected while repairs are made to the property.
Some affected items can be cleaned in place to prevent acidic residues and further damage. Restoration process will be monitored and the property owner will be informed of the status, before items are ready to go back to home owner or business. To assure belonging will be fully restored call the experts in restoration; SERVPRO of Champions/1960.