Recent Cleaning Posts

Selling Your Home?

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

An insightful, 2012 article by the New York Times suggests that cleaning your home before selling it increases your chances of acquiring the sale. The article refers to, Ginger Brokaw, a senior vice president at Town Residential real estate in Manhattan, and why she says getting your home as clean as possible “is absolutely something of the greatest importance.”

“I’ve seen the response of people walking into a home that hasn’t been cleaned, staged or prepared for showings, and one that has,” she says, “the difference is night and day.”

To enhance your chances of closing the sale, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will help you get an edge in the market by determining the extent of your property’s damages and to remove harmful bacteria and odors from your property.

Don’t run the risk of selling a dirty home — call your local professionals at SERVPRO for all of your cleaning and restoration needs!

Content By: Rob D’Emilio

Combatting the Flu

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

The winter season guarantees cold temperatures and inclement weather, but sicknesses, like the flu, unfortunately strives during this time. According to an article published by CNBC in 2018, an estimated 80,000 people died of the flu during the 2017 winter season. With a staggering statistic such as this, it is imperative that you do part in helping to prevent the spread of flu and other germs in your homes and businesses. To help you with these efforts, you can depend on your local SERVPRO franchise to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards.

From using EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants to utilizing our trained technicians to clean your HVAC and duct systems — which help reduce the risk of circulating harmful contaminants — SERVPRO is dedicated to fighting the spread of flu germs in hopes that the accumulating death toll ceases to rise.

- Content by Rob D'Emilio Jr. 

HVAC/Duct Cleaning Services: What?!

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Our vents can get pretty icky! Avoid potential mold growth and health risks-get your vents checked!!

What is SERVPRO most known for?

SERVPRO is most known for Fire & Water Damage Restoration Services. Our logos even mention these, so why wouldn't they be the most well known services? Not only this, but they are generally the most common types.

Yes, SERVPRO does fire and water damage restoration which is super important, but can also provide other kinds of specialized services you may not know about.

Did you know we do mold remediation?

Did you know we Bio Hazard Clean-Up?

Did you know we do Storm Damage Clean-Up?

And for my topic today, did you know that we do HVAC/Duct Cleaning ?

Yes, it is a surprise to most. At one of my Networking Groups, I had a guy come up to me and asked, "Do you know of anyone that does Duct cleaning?"

I looked at him, smiled and replied, "I sure do, SERVPRO."

OK, story time over, but you get the idea.

Now, we do all kinds of cleaning such as carpet cleaning, Biohazard, ceilings, floors, walls, drapes, blinds, odor removal, sewage/toilet overflow, vandalism, commercial, residential, & HVAC/Duct cleaning...PHEW! That's a lot. What's interesting is that no one knows about this. Very few people I meet tell me they knew we did all these kinds of cleaning. 

Air Duct Cleaning is one of those services people don't know about.

What is air duct cleaning you ask? Well, here's a text book definition from the Environmental Protection Agency: 

"Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing."

In other words...air duct cleaning is cleaning out your ventilation systems. Doing this will clear the vents, and therefore, clean your air. People never think about air inside the safety of their home. Why would you? You're safe and sound inside where no evil pollen can get you. Well, unfortunately, if your ducts aren't given attention to for long periods of time then contaminants such as pollen can be circulating in your indoor air. 

Did you know that if HVAC systems have been operating for awhile without being checked can be circulating contaminants such as pollen, dust, odors, dirt/debris, etc.? Yuck, right?! If you haven't had yours checked in awhile, it can't hurt to make sure your indoor air quality isn't pure. Cleaning these systems can reduce potential health risks such as allergies. 

Play it safe, clean those ducts! Hey, the cleanings aren't always necessary. Have a SERVPRO professional come check it out, and we will recommend the method of strategy. This will not only save you money, but you will gain peace of mind knowing you & your family are breathing in clean air. 

What will you benefit from servicing your HVAC unit????

  • It helps to restore peak energy efficiency
  • Assist in eliminating odors
  • Reduce potential for mold growth

Yes, you saw that. Mold growth. If the HVAC system isn't cleaned for a long time, mold can begin to grow. 

Need more information, or paranoid about your HVAC system now? Call us at (215)-536-7989 with any questions you have!

We're always here to help, and will help make your HVAC system back to normal ... "Like it never even happened."