Recent Cleaning Posts
Do you need your ducts (HVAC) cleaned?
Ductwork can be part of what is irritating your senses, you might want to have them checked out.
There are so many impurities that can run through your HVAC duct system which is why is it important to have them cleaned. Smoke, dust, dirt, pet dander and hair, pollen, smoke and mold can all be circulating through your ductwork.
When this occurs you, your family, employees, etc. could be exposed to dust or allergens that continue to circulate. Mold growth in the ductwork or HVAC system can cause damage and as spores circulate through the air, can pose other concerns. Impurities that flow through your HVAC ductwork can also lead to odors in the home.
Duct cleaning services are usually on an as needed basis and while there is no need to clean them regularly, you may have certain circumstances where they need cleaning more often. For example, you may have mold or mildew growth which can cause a moldy smell or you may even be able to see mold growth within the ducts or HVAC system. Pests such as mice are also able to penetrate through ducts through the attic, crawlspace or even outdoors. If they nest or even die inside they leave behind droppings, bodies, and impurities.
If you ever find yourself needing a duct inspection or cleaning service then please feel free to call us here at SERVPRO of North Clay County / Oakleaf / North Middleburg and we can give you a quote for cleaning. We provide services in Orange Park, Oakleaf, Middleburg and MacClenny to assist you with your cleaning needs. We utilize high performance machines that provide the vacuum and air flow required to achieve a negative pressure and remove contaminants from an air duct system whereas some companies are using small, hand held equipment that will not have enough power to vacuum the lines of your HVAC trunk lines. These portable vacuum systems are designed for both residential and commercial air duct cleaning and meet the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) standards for the proper capture and Source Removal method of cleaning HVAC systems.
There are a couple of steps that you can take to help keep the HVAC ductwork such as changing air filters on a regular basis. You can also clean the vents thoroughly with warm soapy water removing the impurities from the vents. We offer our professional opinion to determine your specific needs.
Are your ducts in order?
There are so many impurities that can run through your HVAC duct system which is why it could be important to have them cleaned on an as needed basis. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has recommendations you should research to make your own decision. Smoke, dust, dirt, pet dander and hair, pollen, smoke and mold can all be circulating through your ductwork.
When they do, you or your family may be exposed to allergens and triggers that keep circulating leading the symptoms to occur more often. Mold growth in the ductwork or HVAC system can cause damage and as spores circulate through the air can pose serious health effects. Impurities that flow through your HVAC ductwork can also lead to odors in the home.
Duct cleaning services are usually on an as needed basis and while there is no need to clean them regularly, you may have certain circumstances where they need cleaning more often.
For example, you may have mold or mildew growth which can cause a moldy smell or you may even be able to see mold growth within the ducts or HVAC system. Pests, such as mice are also able to penetrate through ducts through the attic, crawlspace or even outdoors. If they nest or even die inside they leave behind droppings, bodies, and impurities.
There are a couple of steps that you can take to help keep the HVAC ductwork such as changing air filters on a regular basis. You can also clean the vents thoroughly with warm soapy water removing the impurities from the vents. If you find yourself needing a duct cleaning service then please feel free to call and we can give you a quote.
The Urge to Spring Clean
The Urge to Spring clean
Spring is just around the corner and with spring comes the spring cleaning. It’s the time of year when people feel the need to take big cleaning projects, indoors and outdoors. But why? Is it because of the cold and general gloominess of the winter? Is it because we are constantly inside that we feel there is no point in thoroughly cleaning?
If could be because the general idea of spring cleaning (removing furniture, carpets, or even cleaning out the garage) is just rooted in the idea to get the house in order. In our past, our houses became more dirty in the winter. Before the furnace, the house was heated with a wood burning stove or fireplace. Getting the sooty mess out of the home every spring could be a ritual we keep today.
One of the things that most people look forward to with the warm weather is opening the windows and letting the fresh air in and the dust from the long winter out. If could be that with the fresh air we want a fresh home.
While the urge to clean is strong, it’s a good time to get your air ducts and carpet cleaned. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. Possibly sooner if you have children or pets. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet look dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturate with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.
With carpet cleaning being recommended every year, the spring cleaning time is a good way to remember to get your carpet cleaned regularly.
The amount of time between air duct cleanings can vary. Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating dust, pollen, odors, dirt and debris, or other contaminants. If you notice an excessive amount of dust in your home, it may be a good time to get your ductwork inspected.
SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/Middlerburg can help with your spring cleaning. With a long list of cleaning services, we can help you get through the spring cleaning urge and with much less effort. With services from whole home cleanings, to simply just having your carpets cleaned. We will get the job done right! You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet “Like it never even happened.”
Call us today. 904-861-8870.
WE OFFER EMERGENCY COVID-19 CLEANING & SANITATION SERVICES
Prepared and Ready to handle all situations!
The coronavirus has changed what it means to clean.
In the year 2019 B.C. (Before Coronavirus), homeowners or their housekeepers could basically scrub, wipe, dust and vacuum their way to a clean house.
But now many homeowners are hiring companies with specialized tools and chemicals to disinfect their homes as a way to protect themselves and their businesses to protect not only employees but their customers.
We understand the dire need of proper disinfectant services to combat the spread of COVID-19. We offer services to deep clean and disinfect your business, school, or other commercial property as well as your own home. No more guessing whether you have cleaned that doorknob or entire wall.
Our Protocols and Certification:
- We wear protective gear (masks, gloves, protective uniforms) when necessary. i.e. a confirmed case of Covid - 19
- We use the highest quality, approved by the CDC, sanitization products
- We are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, Restoration Industry Association
SERVPRO is outfitted with the necessary tools and skills to combat this situation and help protect your employees and clients.
SERVPRO, here to help
Here to Help
Each one of us is learning to live a little differently these days with "social distancing." We pray you and your family and businesses are being successful practicing a safe distance from everyone.
During times like this we come to realize how strong we truly are. We hope you are taking as many precautions as you can to keep your home and business safe.
If you find yourself in need of some extra deep cleaning and are unable to do so, please feel free to call SERVPRO of North Clay County, Oakleaf and Middleburg to help you out.
We can help minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning! At SERVPRO, we’re trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitization standards, making us the #1 choice for cleanup and restoration. Call 904-861-8870 to see how we can help clean your home or business.
Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth It?
Is it time to have your HVAC Ductwork Cleaned?
Deciding when (or even if) your air ducts need a good clean out is one of the trickier parts of homeownership. While there is little scientific evidence as to whether routine air duct cleaning improves air quality, experts agree air ducts should be clean when there's clear evidence that they're dirty.
Some people notice an immediate improvement in air quality, less dust on furniture and the entire HVAC system works more efficiently.
Checking and changing filters, keeping systems maintained, having regular inspections, and ensuring moisture doesn't get in are more important check lists or maintenance ideas.
With more air flow you may use your system less in the summertime and heater less in the winter. There are many positives to having the duct system cleaned in your home or business.
Call us at 904-861-8870 here in Orange Park, Oakleaf, Middleburg, McClenney and North Clay County to get a free quote and inspection.
We look forward to being the honest company that gains your trust.