Recent Cleaning Posts
Vandalism-the Do and Don'ts of vandalism
Vandalism can be a serious problem for homeowners and businesses. Graffiti can deface and soil both structures and reputations of the structure, while property destruction can cause risk of bodily harm and security issues. Here are a few do's and don'ts in the event you or your business experiences vandalism.
- Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
- Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery as soon as possible to prevent possible
- Save containers which can say the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints to help the figure the chemicals/tools needed to properly clean the damage at hand
- Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains yourself.
- Operate damaged lamps, lights or other appliances.
- Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain,Glass, furniture or art objects to prevent injury form potentially happening.
Of course, in the case of a vandalism, the proper authorities should be contacted to investigate and try to prevent future vandalism from ever happening again.
However, when it comes to making it "Like it never even happened." think SERVPRO Cedar City/Fillmore for all your remediation needs. Yup, we do that too.
More Than Just a Restoration Company.
SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore is often thought of as a great disaster restoration company, but we are so much more than that. We can take care of several different cleaning needs. This last summer we cleaned fire retardant off of several homes in the Brian Head area. We deodorized the interior of some homes as well. Some other services that we offer are, carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile, drapes, blinds, Ceilings, walls, hardwood floors, air ducts, deodorization, biohazard, and vandalism clean up. We can take care of your needs for your home or business regardless of the size of the building.
Carpet Questions Continued
In a previous post I mentioned three different questions about carpet cleaning that our Technicians at SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore get asked regularly. Today we will talk about when carpets should be cleaned.
When should I clean my carpets? My answer to this is “It depends”. There are several different factors that come into play when the discussion of when a carpet should be cleaned comes up. First, how much traffic is your carpet seeing? If you have seven kids that live in your house and they keep their shoes on your carpet is seeing a lot of traffic and probably need a more frequent cleaning if you only have two adults living in your home you won’t need it done as often. What type of area environmental conditions are close to your house? Do you have a gravel driveway, dirt driveway, cement driveway, or asphalt? Some of these will cause you to track more dirt into your house. There are many more factors that come into play but as you can see it is hard to say exactly how often a carpet should be cleaned. In general I recommend that as soon as it starts to look like it is getting dirty that you clean it. If that time comes in three months that is when you should clean it. Even if your carpet looks clean after a year I recommend not going longer than a year between cleanings. Over time there are dirt and dust particles that settle into your carpet that your vacuum can not remove. These particles get ground into your carpet and create wear patterns commonly called traffic areas. Regular cleaning can prolong the life of your carpet.
For all of your carpet cleaning needs be sure to call SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore
The Little Things.
When it comes to cleaning your home and getting ready for winter sometimes it is the little things that matter. Doing some quick simple things can save you quite a bit.
Regularly checking and replacing the filters for your heating and air conditioning units is relatively inexpensive and easy to do, but it can make your heating and air condition units operate more efficiently.
Another little thing that is quite important is cleaning the lint out of your dryer and dryer vents. Over time this lint builds up and can be a cause of fire in addition to reducing the effectiveness of your dryer.
Both of these things can be done easily and neither of them takes an inordinate amount of time. Both of these things can and will make things in your home work more efficiently and reduce fire hazard in your home.
At SERVPRO we are often asked questions about carpet cleaning. These questions include things such as, how often do I need to clean my carpets, will cleaning my carpets make them get dirty faster, how long will my carpets take to dry. In the next few posts we will tackle these questions and give you the much needed answers.
I will start with my favorite question first. Will cleaning my carpets make the get dirty faster? There are some companies that do not thoroughly rinse carpets well enough. When this happens the soap residue that is left behind will attract dirt and make the carpets look dirty faster. At SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore we utilize a truck mounted carpet cleaning unit that heats water up to 230°. When hot water is used in a sufficient quantity to rinse the soap out of a carpet there is very little residue that is left behind. If there is not a lot of soap residue left behind the carpet will not look dirty faster.
For all of your carpet cleaning needs call
SERVPRO of Cedar City /Fillmore 435-251-9241