Recent Cleaning Posts

Ugh, pollen.

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

For those of us that suffer with seasonal allergies, this year is proving especially miserable. The amount of pollen in the air this year is truly unbearable. There are multiple over the counter medications that you can take, but do you really get relief? We're all tempted to open the widows and let our houses "air out" from the Winter season, but this is the worst thing allergy sufferers can do. the pollen spores come right in through your screens and get all over the furniture, in the rugs, on your bed linens and towels. You go to bed at night and wake up with a stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes in the morning.  Another cause is our air conditioners. Whether you have window units or a central ac unit, you need to have them properly cleaned prior to use. the pollen, dust and mold, builds up over the winter season and when you turn them on, they blow all that stuff into the air and circulate it through the home. Call your local SERVPRO franchise and we'll come clean your units to prevent this. 610-327-9644.

What's in your ducts?

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

Different contaminants can enter and collect in your air ducts that may diminish the indoor air quality of your home or office. Keeping your HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of your equipment and improve your health. In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. Other sources could be rodents, insects, dust, dirt, debris, bacteria, mold and pollen. Your local SERVPRO Franchise utilizes patented equipment, including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct's shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before the vacuuming begins. Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.  The air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing up to 99.97%of the particles in the airstream. Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.  The EPA recommends that you have your ducts inspected and cleaned at least once per year and prior to the start of the winter season, especially if you have a fuel-burning heat source like a furnace, fireplace, or pellet stove. Call your local SERVPRO Franchise to schedule your appointment. 610-327-9644