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September Is National Preparedness Month: What Are You Doing To Be Prepared?

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

National Preparedness Month is officially here!

Now is the perfect time to start talking about all the ways in which you can be prepared!

Have you and your family sat down and discussed an emergency plan at home?

If not, you should plan a time this month to all sit down together and come up with an emergency plan! Plan out various escape routes in the event there is a fire or some other disaster in your home. When making plans for escape routes and for evacuations, don't forget to include your pets! If you do any practice escape drills, practice with your pets; You don't want to forget about your furry friends!

You should also be sure to create an emergency pack if you don't already have one. An emergency pack can be used if your home loses power or if you are forced to evacuate your home. Not sure what to put in your kit? We've already created a list for you here.

Know the facts.

Disasters can be pretty scary, especially when they're unexpected. Take some time this month to learn about various disasters that can happen where you live. Ready.gov has a list with information regarding most forms of disasters. The more you know, the more prepared you'll be. Being prepared can help you remain calm when disaster strikes! 

September Is National Preparedness Month: What Are You Doing To Be Prepared?

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

National Preparedness Month is officially here!

Now is the perfect time to start talking about all the ways in which you can be prepared!

Have you and your family sat down and discussed an emergency plan at home?

If not, you should plan a time this month to all sit down together and come up with an emergency plan! Plan out various escape routes in the event there is a fire or some other disaster in your home. When making plans for escape routes and for evacuations, don't forget to include your pets! If you do any practice escape drills, practice with your pets; You don't want to forget about your furry friends!

You should also be sure to create an emergency pack if you don't already have one. An emergency pack can be used if your home loses power or if you are forced to evacuate your home. Not sure what to put in your kit? We've already created a list for you here.

Know the facts.

Disasters can be pretty scary, especially when they're unexpected. Take some time this month to learn about various disasters that can happen where you live. Ready.gov has a list with information regarding most forms of disasters.The more you know, the more prepared you'll be. Being prepared can help you remain calm when disaster strikes! 

5 Tricks to Keep Your Gym Bag Smelling Fresh

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

While working out is great for your health, dealing with stinky gym bags is important too! Whether we realize it or not, our gym bags can gather bacteria over time from our dirty gym clothes and accessories. Not only is it unhealthy, but the smell can become gross! Fortunately, SERVPRO of Hattiesburg  some tips for you to use when it comes to the deodorization of your smelly gym bag!

Disinfect the Bag

The most logical approach to odor removal would be to disinfect the bag whenever you get the chance. Take some disinfecting wipes and scrub the insides of the bag thoroughly to properly remove any bacteria that’s been festering

 Do this at least twice a week to keep the germs out of your bag and to eliminate nasty smells that can build up.

Don’t Keep Dirty Clothes in the Bag

One of the first things many people do once home from the gym is allow the bag to sit full of dirty gym clothes. Even when you come back later to remove the clothes, the more time they’re allowed to sit in a damp environment, the more chances the germs have to spread and create a nasty smell. As soon as you’re home, dump your gym bag out into the dirty clothes hamper to avoid this problem.

Let it Breathe

You’ve scrubbed the inside, kept the dirty clothes out, what more could you do to keep the bag clean? One of the best methods is the simplest: let it breathe. Any time is a good time to let your bag stay open to let it breathe in some fresh air. This will allow any odors to be released into the air, and fresh air to fill the bag.

Proactive Measures

To ensure that your bag stays fresh for longer periods of time, use protective measures to eliminate smells. Dryer sheets, essential oils, and more are fantastic ways to help keep your gym bag smelling cleaner. There are dozens of methods to use to stay proactive on the deodorization process, pick which method works best for you!

Keep your Shoes Out of the Bag If Possible

Finally, keep your shoes out of the bag if possible when it comes time to leave the gym. Shoes contain a mass amount of bacteria and can transfer germs to other items, or even fabrics inside of the bag. While it can't always be helped, do your best to keep the shoes separate from the rest, and it will help with your odor problem!

Do's and Don’ts While Waiting for the Emergency Restoration Team

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

It can be overwhelming when faced with a fire or flood emergency as to know what you should do after the first responders have addressed the situation. Suddenly you’re faced with the task of getting your life back on track. The wisest move would be to call an emergency restoration company to start you on that journey. Call right away – don’t wait!

Below are some dos and don’ts while you’re waiting for the emergency restoration team to arrive.

DO…

  • Stay away from contaminated areas.
  • Unplug all electrical devices and appliances. If necessary, switch off water, gas and electrical supplies.
  • Open the refrigerator door.
  • Open cupboard doors and drawers.
  • Discard all food (including cans) that may have been affected.
  • If you think it will not be possible for you to stay in your home, gather your valuables and some immediate belongings.

DON’T…

  • Enter your home until you have been given the go-ahead by the responding authorities.
  • Leave the area unattended until the emergency restoration technicians arrive to perform the board-up services.
  • Allow children, pets, the elderly, or anyone in poor health back into your home if soot and smoke are still present.

Note: If you have flood damage, the water is considered contaminated. Therefore any contaminated absorbent materials (upholstered furniture, rugs, carpets, etc.) should be removed and discarded.

Contact our emergency restoration specialists at SERVPRO when fire or water damage occurs in your business or home. We’ll start your journey to a full recovery with our vast experience and state-of-the-art equipment, and we’ll work with your insurance company. Contact us today for more information.

Any Time, Any Problem - We Are Ready to Help With Our Restoration Services

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

With any disaster, cleanup can be a hassle. The mess left by floods, fires, or mold is a lot to handle by yourself. At SERVPRO, we provide emergency cleaning services for any of these problems. Let us help you get your life back to normal after any emergency.

Sometimes the most damaging thing from a fire is the smoke and soot that comes with it. Our cleaning professionals will remove any traces and odor left by smoke and soot after a fire. Getting rid of the mess after a fire is a difficult job, and it requires knowledge and experience to be completely successful. The same is true when it comes to removing mold, mildew, and sewage. With our trusted professionals, you can be sure the damage from any disaster will be minimized as much as possible. Cleaning services from SERVPRO will take care of these messes so you don’t have to!

If you’ve already had to deal with the stress of a disaster, let us take the stress out of the cleanup. We are available 24/7 to help with any emergency, at any time. Contact us today, and our professional cleaning services will take care of any emergencies you have.

Whether its mold, water, or fire damage, our team at SERVPRO has the most reliable emergency restoration services. We are available any time, day or night, to help with any problem, and you can trust us to do our best work every time.

Mold Damage- Mold grows when water damage has not been dried properly. If you have had previous water damage and are now seeing fuzzy or wet spots of mold somewhere in your home, call us today. The quicker a mold problem is taken care of by our professional restoration team, the less overall damage you will have to deal with.

Water Damage- Immense water damage, like a flood from a burst pipe, always happens when you least expect it. Our emergency restoration services are available 24/7 because these emergencies cannot wait. Immediate action must be taken in order to save your home or business. Our trusted team will respond quickly to clean up the mess and lower the possibility of mold growth.

Fire Damage- Fires are destructive, as well as the smoke and soot that comes with them. If these problems aren’t taken care of very quickly, the damage will be severe and permanent. Take action instantly after a fire and call our restoration team. We can fix all of the problems that come after a fire, and we do our best work to return your home or business to normal.

No matter what emergency you’re facing, contact us at SERVPRO today, and let our emergency restoration services team take care of it!

Cleaning carpets: hot water versus cold water

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

While hot water cleaning may use more energy, its benefits may outweigh its drawbacks
Thursday, January 16, 2014
By Mark Cuddy

The professional carpet cleaning industry – in fact, the carpet industry in general – has had its share of scuffles in the past two or three decades. At one time, a good 25 years ago, some health officials believed that carpets in schools were the cause of an increase in childhood asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.

Soon, schools in Sweden and parts of North America were removing carpeting, believing that as soils built up in the carpet, it negatively impacted Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

However, further research, as many cleaning professionals and carpet cleaning technicians now know, revealed that carpeting actually absorbs soils, including the airborne soils that can trigger asthma and other respiratory problems. Instead of being the culprit, carpet was actually helping to solve the problem.

Then, approximately 15 years ago, there arose a widely-accepted belief that carpeting required more time and attention to maintain when compared to hard-surface flooring. While the results can vary, studies by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) once again found just the opposite.

“Carpet … can be 65 per cent less expensive to maintain than hard surface flooring,” the study reported. “While buying and installing hard surface flooring appears less expensive than carpet in the short-run, the true cost of labour, supplies and equipment over an average 22-year lifespan makes carpet a more cost-effective [flooring] choice.”

Now the carpet cleaning industry is grappling with another issue. In 2005, as part of a green cleaning initiative, New York Public Schools instructed all custodial crews to use only cold water when performing cleaning tasks … including carpet cleaning. As was expected at the time, other school districts “greening” their school maintenance operations adopted the same cold-water restrictions.

However, will this initiative prove to be a mistake? Let’s look a little bit deeper into the facts about hot-water cleaning and you can decide for yourself.

Heat Fundamentals

Recently, when a couple were selecting a new automatic dishwasher, one of the features the salesperson discussed was the fact that one model could heat the water to a higher temperature than its nearest competitor. The benefit of this, according to the salesperson, was that heat helps dissolve grease and soil on pots, pans and dishes, and that most of the dishwashing detergents now available are designed to work with hot water—in fact, the hotter the better.

This is certainly not news. Back in the late 1800s, a Swedish physicist and chemist named Svante A. Arrhenius, researching the connection between heat and energy, made an important finding that would impact cleaning forever.

He discovered that for every 10-degree Celsius (18-degree Fahrenheit) increase in temperature over 48-degrees Celsius (118- degrees Fahrenheit), the amount of energy released is doubled. As it applies to cleaning and, more specifically carpet cleaning, this means that for every 10-degree Celsius over 48 degrees Celsius, the effectiveness of the cleaning process doubles.

Known as the Arrhenius equation, this finding admittedly is not unanimously accepted by scientists. However, as far as we know, none of the doubters claim cleaning in cold water actually improves cleaning.

In fact, using the dishwashing example, we could ask how many non-believers prefer to wash their own dishes in cold water. A simple test cleaning two greasy pots, one with cold water and the other using hot water, will most likely show that the hot water helps melt away the grease, making the cleaning of the pot considerably easier.

The same can apply to carpet cleaning. According to William R. Griffin, a well known cleaning consultant, higher temperatures “assist in the cleaning process by helping break down oily residues … in carpet fibres. [Further] most detergents are formulated to work more efficiently at higher temperatures.”

According to Griffin, other potential benefits of using hot water go beyond just cleaner carpets, as important as this is. He also suggests that carpet fibres tend to regain their original “loft and resilience” when a hot-water carpet extractor is used to clean the carpets. Of course, the ultimate goal of all cleaning, including carpet cleaning, is to help protect human health. But, along with this, restoring a surface – such as carpet – to its “like new” appearance is of great importance to many customers.

Could Heat be Green?

As mentioned earlier, we know that one of the underlying functions of carpeting is that it collects and holds soils, preventing them from becoming airborne and marring IAQ. However, these contaminants must be removed periodically in order for the carpet to continue providing this service. Along with regular vacuuming and spot cleaning, these soils are best eliminated through deep cleaning or carpet extraction, and most effectively using heat.

“The deep cleaning process using hotwater extraction pulls out deeply-embedded soils and sticky residues that have not been removed with vacuuming or interim cleaning,” Griffin said. “Most experts agree, hot-water extraction does the most complete job of removing all soils.”

If carpets are more effectively cleaned using hot water, helping to protect IAQ, then one of the goals of green cleaning—protecting human health—has been accomplished.

In addition, according to the Arrhenius equation, the cleaning effectiveness of chemicals actually improves as temperatures go up, and that often means less chemical (and water) is necessary to clean the carpets. Whenever less chemical is used in cleaning, cleaning’s impact on the environment.

You Decide

Earlier I suggested that I would let you decide if using cold water to clean carpets was better for the environment. However, in all fairness, we have not mentioned why some green cleaning advocates believe cold water is preferable. Very often it comes down to two things:

Fumes: Chemicals tend to release fumes when mixed with hot water, which can potentially be harmful to the user and the environment.

Energy: Hot water extractors tend to use more energy than cold-water systems, potentially making them a less sustainable cleaning method.

As to the fumes, most cleaning professionals and carpet cleaning technicians already mix carpet cleaning chemicals with cold water. This helps eliminate or minimize the amount of fumes released in the mixing process.

It is true that these hot water machines typically use more energy. However, as with so many things, we must always weigh the benefits with the potential drawbacks. If hot water results in less chemical and water being used, and carpets are more effectively cleaned and dry faster, helping to protect the indoor environment, the benefits just may outweigh the drawbacks. You decide.

Preparing for Disaster

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile 

 If your home or business had a fire whom would you call after 911 and Waynesboro fire fighters have left? Your insurance agent? Your banker?  The interior decorator that made your office the warm and inviting place you did business. Now here is the important question. Do you have all of the numbers you need at your fingertips to call all the people you need to help you get back into business or your home quickly?

You can with the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile APP. This is free and only takes a little time to gather the info so you are ready for whatever could prevent you from enjoying your home or office.

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
  • Profile is viewable online or on your SERVPRO READY APP and is secured with a login and password.

Don't wait until a disaster strikes.

Or visit https://ready.SERVPRO.com/

Tips for Preventing Mud from Tracking Inside Your Home

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

As hurricane season approaches it means mud and dirty everywhere. When it comes to wet weather, you’re going to want to take extra precautions to ensure that your home stays clean and tidy. Here are a few tips for making sure the mud stays outside where it belongs.

Designate a “Mud Room” Entrance

The most obvious thing you can do to prevent mud from tracking into your home is to set designated entrances for muddy feet and paws. Consider the high traffic areas in your home and remove any carpet or furniture from that area that could fall victim to muddy children or dogs. You’ll also want to set up an area for people to clean off with fresh towels and leave their shoes and boots. And don’t underestimate the power of doormats! They can do a lot to reduce dirt from trafficking into your home.

Keep Mud Off Your Floors

It’s a good idea to teach children and dogs early that the door rug is for wiping off feet and paws. A simple boot tray or shoe rack is also an inexpensive solution to muddy shoes and boots. If you don’t have a “no shoe” policy, now might be the time to institute one. Provide guests and family members with slippers to make the transition easy.

Maintain Your Mats

Don’t neglect your doormats either. All you have to do is take them out occasionally for a good shake to get out the dirt and dust. An occasional vacuuming is also a good idea. When mats get really grimy, give them a quick scrubbing with some soapy water, rinse, and air dry. Maintaining your mats will prevent people from picking up more dirt as they enter your home.

Install Gutters and Ground Covers Near Entrances

Ground cover plants can stop mud from trafficking into your home by limiting the amount of bare patches of dirt in your yard. Installing gutters near doorways will also divert roof runoff from pooling outside your entrances. Gutters are an easy way to make sure your guests don’t have to walk through a waterfall to get to your front door.

Carpeting: A Love / Hate Relationship

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

General Carpeting: A Love / Hate Relationship Carpet Cleaning

Here's the thing about carpeting: the plush, dense fibers we love to feel underfoot (the Love part) are also really great at clinging to dust, dirt, smoke, pet odors, and whatever other grime comes through the door. (The Hate part)

Chris Rome with SERVPRO of Hattiesburg gives us a few tips.

"Don't clean your carpet on a humid day," he says, "You don't want it to take too long to dry." Extra moisture could cause mold and mildew, so open windows when your carpet is drying.

Before you deep clean with the machine, suck up loose dirt and debris with a thorough vacuuming. Otherwise, you might end up grinding dirt deeper into the fibers.

Give your carpet's dirtiest spots and spills attention first. "Pretreat the worst stains with a spotting solution," says Pauley. "Let it sit for the recommended length — it will need some time to work."

Rome says you should have your carpets cleaned professionally at least once a year. A company like SERVPRO of Hattiesburg can do a great job on regular maintenance cleaning, because they are trained to do the more difficult deep cleaning like fire damage and soot.

"Regular vacuuming is your carpet's best friend "Dirt is gritty, and actually wears at the fibers." Vacuum at least once a week, and more often if you have pets, allergies, or lots of dirty-foot traffic. 

Most of us have busy lifestyles, so make it easy on yourself and call a real professional like SERVPRO of Hattiesburg!

Pray for Travis Darby

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

It is with heavy hearts and deep concern that we post this morning that one of our own, SMR Travis Darby, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer. This has come as a complete shock to him and his family. He was in Houston assisting with the Hurricane Harvey efforts and had some issues which caused him to go the ER. Once there, they were given this shocking diagnosis. 
Travis has been with the SERVPRO family for five years, and he is truly that - family. 
We will be starting some fund raisers soon to assist them in the financial strain that will accompany this illness. We will also be accepting donations to give to the family. Donations can be made at our office, and 100% will go to Travis. 
Please keep him in your prayers continually as he faces this storm.

Wilson's Warriors

6/16/2017 (Permalink)

General Wilson's Warriors SERVPRO employees wearing our Wilson's Warriors tshirts in memory of Mr. David F. Wilson.

SERVPRO of Hattiesburg was proud to represent the memory of David Wilson this morning. 

Seeking Production Technicians

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

General Seeking Production Technicians Now Hiring!

SERVPRO of Hattiesburg is currently looking to hire a Production Technician. Valid Driver's License and clean background required. We are looking for someone with an excellent work ethic, who is not afraid of hard work, getting dirty, sometimes working long hours, and who can be punctual. In exchange, you will be employed by a company that values every one of its employees, and offers a workplace culture above any other. Our employees are part of a team, and part of a family, and we are looking for someone who wants to join us and grow with us. 
 Preferably someone with previous experience in the restoration industry, or with a construction/plumbing/service industry background. IICRC certifications greatly valued, but not required.
We are a VETERAN friendly company!
If you think you would make a good fit for our company, stop by our location at 106 Redus St. in Hattiesburg to complete an application.

Why you need to have written policies and procedures

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

I grew up in my family’s plumbing, heating, and cooling company, and among my earliest memories are those of my dad getting calls in the middle of the night from people with heating emergencies — a homeowner whose furnace had quit or a bakery where they needed the steam from the boilers for their baking. When this happened, rather than leave me at the house, he’d take me with him.

I remember it being fun to go on those calls. The bakers liked me and would feed me bagels, cookies, and cake while my dad toiled to get their boilers up and running. Not so much fun for my dad, though, who had worked hard all day and was now working late into the night!

I followed my dad and brothers into the business and eventually rose through the ranks to the point where I started to get the middle-of-the-night wake-up calls. And I quickly learned it was not nearly as much fun to wake up and run those calls as it was to be that kid tagging along.

The problem was not so much that I was getting the middle of the night wake-up calls — it was that I was getting them on a too-regular basis, even despite the fact our company had grown to 25 techs and a real set of shifts existed from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 2-11 p.m., and even 5 p.m.-2 a.m. during the busy season.

This wasn’t on-call like you probably know it; we actually had tech teams who were out working their shifts and running scheduled calls at those hours.

What this amounted to, though, was my trying to sleep but not really sleeping because one part of me was busy waiting for the phone to ring. And it usually did.

I totally hated my team for this. That is, until I realized who was the real culprit.

It was me!

I had not documented any of our policies and procedures for my techs, nor had I trained them on those things. I hadn’t created the hands-on training required either, so it was like there was a giant imaginary sign in my office that said, “MIDDLE-OF-THE-NIGHT EMERGENCY? CALL AL!”

Time and aging can be a good thing because together they remove the illusion that you can make up for all your failings with youth and energy. I’m here to tell you that you can’t do what you did at age 20 or 30 by the time your reach 40 years of age. And when you reach your 40s, 50s, or even 60s, that myth should have long disappeared.

Your only hope is to do what I finally did, which is to swallow hard and get down to doing what you need to do to fix it: Creating operations manuals that define the way you do your work.

It’s a bear of a task. I’m not going to lie. Luckily, I was smart enough to realize that early on. So, I enlisted a lot of help. Paid help. And I paid gladly because I was born to be a tech, then ultimately a businessman, but not the writer I’ve become all these years later.

So, what do you get if you do this hard thing?

Well, for one, you get your time (read: life) back.

“Before we made the manuals, techs were constantly calling their field supervisor to ask, ‘Is this right?’” says client Mark Paup, president of Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating, and Coolingin Grimes, Iowa. “Now the tech has a written description of exactly how to do 80% of his job with him at all times. The manuals make the tech more confident so the field supervisors have time to do their own jobs.”

What I got was the ability to sleep through the night. And when I was awakened on the rare occasions, my techs were in much better shape for me to help them over the phone or if need be at the jobsite.

Operating manuals will change your life — more than any new truck, and more than any new piece of equipment. Your business cannot improve until your operating manuals are in place. Find a way to make it so and reap the rewards you deserve for all of your hard work and years invested. And get some sleep!

 

This article was originally titled “Get it in writing” in the March 2017 print edition of Plumbing & Mechanical.

Later, Clutter: These 7 Smart Storage Ideas Will Transform Your Bedroom

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

If, unlike us, you've never thrown your barely worn clothes on the back of a chair (or worse, on the floor) after a long day, we want to personally deliver you a medal. The tricky dilemma of this all-too-frequent situation arises every time a piece of clothing is too clean to be thrown in the laundry basket but too dirty to be hung in the closet again. After just a few busy days, what was once a cute lounge chair in the corner of your bedroom now resembles the laundry pile at your local dry cleaner, and your decluttered dreams of a peaceful night's sleep are thrown out the window.


In the name of a quality snooze (which increases the more organized your space is), we've set out to ban the chair pile-up for good. So how do you manage your lightly worn clothes without overwashing or turning into an overzealous organizer? We give you seven solutions so deceptively easy that it'll be like you never even had clutter in the first place.

More to Us behind the Scenes

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

You may know us as the Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration Company. But did you know that there are over 20 services that we can provide. The team at SERVPRO® of Hattiesburg is ready to help you at a moment’s notice 24/7/365.  A few of the other services that we provide include…


 



  • Mold Mitigation

  • Document Restoration

  • Duct Cleaning

  • Deodorization                  

  • Reconstruction

  • Vandalism Cleanup

  • Forensic Remediation

  • Storm Response


 


Our team here at SERVPRO® of Hattiesburg can help you with whatever disaster that you may have. We have been on the Gulf Coast  and surrounding areas for over 15 years, locally owned and operated, and ready to serve you.


Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, property manager, or first responder we are here for you. There is no disaster that is too large or too small that we can't handle. From our trained and uniformed crews to our professional restoration consultants, and our SERVPRO® Ready App that is in the palm of your hand, the cleanup team at SERVPRO® of Hattiesburg here to help make your disaster, “Like it never even happened." For more information on how we can help you be prepared or for a consultation please call us at 601-544-0512

First CE Class of 2017

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

General First CE Class of 2017 February CE Class

SERVPRO of Hattiesburg was excited to host the first Continuing Education class of 2017 in our conference area.  We had 25 guests in attendance, with a lunch and presentation by Lyons Cleaners and Safelite Glass. 

We appreciate our local agents and adjusters taking advantage of our classes, and the opportunity to mingle and network with them.

For a list of our schedule CE classes, please see our Upcoming Events page.

Now Hiring

11/9/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hattiesburg is seeking Production Technicians for our Hattiesburg and/or Pearl River County locations. Experience in industrial cleaning, water damage, fire damage, carpet cleaning desired. Certifications a plus. Must be physically able to life 50+ pounds on a regular basis, and perform the necessary job duties. Some travel may be required for storm jobs.  Must successfully complete a background check prior to employment. Valid driver’s license required and clean driving history required.

To apply, please email resume and/or experience to officemanager@SERVPROofhattiesburg.com, or call and speak with Becky at 601-544-0512.

 

Spring Cleaning

12/8/2015 (Permalink)

It's Spring Cleaning Time, Are you getting your Spring Cleaning To do List Stared? Why not Add Air Duct Cleaning to that list and cut down on dusting chores for the rest of the year!

Spring Cleaning Time means most Homeowners will Have the Gutters Cleaned, the House Painted, or Powerwashed, and even have the House Cleaned from Top to Bottom with a professional Maid Service, remove unused furniture and clutter, and forget about air duct cleaning or do not know enough to clean the Homes Air Ducts's.

Spring Time is here, and that means Pollen, Dust, Dust Mites, Pet Dander, Mold Spores and other airborne contaminants, all come alive, and will be floating around the home more often. Adding Air Duct Cleaning to your Spring Cleaning Checklist can help alleviate, allergy symptoms that these unwelcome elements can bring to your home. If you have allergies, you may be scurrying to find an Air Duct Cleaning Company, to clean your air duct's as a part of your spring cleaning to do list. if you want something to help with your allergies, Allergy Relief is just a call away.

Here are some reasons why you should consider having your air ducts cleaned this spring:

1.) Less Dusting

2.) Less Sneezing

3.) Less Headaches

4.) Less Coughing

5.) New Construction

6.) Moving into New Home

7.) Allergies

8.) Replacing Carpets

9.) Moving into a previously occupied rental

10.) Smoke Odors.

Pollen and Dust can trigger allergy symptoms, and, although not proven scientifically, air duct cleaning may make a difference in your overall health and well being. By Cleaning the Air Ducts in your home and or office, you are removing airborne contaminants, that cause allergies, sneezing, coughing, migraines, headaches and so on. It is Believed that by reducing these Airborne contaminants, from your homes Air Duct's, the end result will be Less Sneezing, Less Headaches, Less Migraines. Sneezing and Coughing only spreads germs, by removing these Air borne Contaminants, from your home or office, you will also spread less germs to your family, friends and co-workers. That means less sick time, and a more healthy life.

Consider having air duct cleaning, When you move into a new home, have a new baby on the way or breathing problems. Air Duct Cleaning is Doctor Recommended, and should be done every 3-5 years.

Most People want to know how to choose a air duct cleaning company, the best thing to do is go online do a search for air duct cleaning and your city, for example use (air duct cleaning) in the search box and choose a company that services your neighborhood, or zipcode, you can find many references from neighbors in your own community, you will find that choosing an air duct cleaner in your local area will give you less stress in the long run, calling a duct cleaning company in your neighborhood can save you major headaches. Getting a Reference from a satisfied neighbor is well worth it.

What Kind of Air Duct Cleaning Equipment Should be used to Clean the Air Duct's in your home, First there are several types of Air Duct Cleaning Equipment,

1.) Portable Air Duct Cleaning Equipment,

2.) Truck or Van Mounted Air Duct Cleaning Equipment,

3.) Air Duct Cleaning Trucks. All of These are Effective at Cleaning Any Type of Air Duct System, it's a matter of preference, on what you want to use, for the most part, The Majority of Air Duct Cleaners use Portable Systems. Portable units work especially well on newer homes, and condo's because you may have to travel up several flights to get to a condo' unit and a truck mount would not be able to get to it. So Apartments and Condo's Owner's can expect Portable Equipment to be used. Now for Air Duct Cleaning Trucks, This is the way to go if you want especially clean air ducts, These Trucks are built for Air Duct Cleaning, Especially if your air duct are extremely dirty.

What should you expect to pay for Air Duct Cleaning?

The Cost of Air Duct Cleaning is recommended professionally at $450.00 for average 2000 sq ft home up to - $1000.00 for larger Homes. Beware of Coupons offering Deep Discounts, and only use coupons from local companies, avoiding coupons offering whole house specials for $29.00 or $88.00 dollar deals can save you from having a major headache dealing with a company that only works during the summer months specials and is out of town the rest of the year. Most Homeowners are unaware that Air Duct Cleaning Problems can pop up 6 months later, when you switch from heat to cooling or cooling to heat, why use a company that is only in business during the summer.

Air Duct Cleaning Bonus #1

Did you just have your air duct's cleaned, or considering having air duct cleaning in your home. If you have Allergies and a lot of Dust in your home, you probably have dust mites, dust mites can wreck havoc on your sinuses, replacing your pillows and Bedding at this time of year can remove millions of these tiny pests, in just a few minutes.

Air Duct Cleaning Bonus #2

Replace your Air Filter Monthly, or every 3 month's. Most Homeowners routinely forget to replace the air filters in the furnace, This is a Monthly Chore that should not be forgotten. There are some homeowners who replace the air filter annually, during spring cleaning, if you want to reduce the amount of dust and pollen in your home, replace your air filter monthly or depending upon the quality of the air filter, every 3 months max.

Air Duct Cleaning Bonus #3

Use the Correct Size Air Filter, it is not enough to change the Air Filter Monthly, Some Homeowner's Change the Air Filter Religiously every 30 days only to find out years later that the wrong size filter was used. Having the wrong size air filter is just as bad as not having a filter, the dust just passes right by and back into the home often clogging the coils along the way causing even more problems.  Call us today at 601-544-0512 if you have any questions or need to schedule and appointment