General Cleaning Resources
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General Cleaning Articles
- Beyond vacuuming and spot-cleaning, you can clean your carpet a variety of ways. From steam cleaning to using shampoo and soap, the method can vary just as much as the carpet itself. A common question when it comes to carpet cleaning is whether steam cleaning or cleaning with shampoo is best. Lucky for you, you’ve come to the right place to find out, because SERVPRO® is Here to Help® settle this d...Read MoreThe holiday season is just around the corner! You might be wondering where you are going to go, or even how you are going to fit everyone into your home for all the celebrations. You might even find yourself thinking, "How am I going to get everything clean before all the celebrating begins?" Before you panic and start hiding things in closets and storage units, call SERVPRO. We can help you get y...Read MoreAfter a construction project is complete, there is still a lot of work to do before the area is ready for use. Post-construction cleaning is essential for creating a safe and healthy environment for occupants and visitors. But who is responsible for cleaning up after construction? What are the steps for post-construction cleaning for both interior and exterior areas? When do you need to call in a ...Read MoreAir ducts are found in just about every home and business, and are used to filter air through your furnace system. In fact, Energy.gov states the purpose of an air duct is to “[carry] the air from your home's furnace and central air conditioner to each room” by acting as “a branching network of tubes in the walls, floors, and ceilings.”But like any machine or appliance, air ducts require regular m...Read MoreA surge protector is an important part of home and business safety. These handy devices help prevent short-circuiting, and perhaps even more importantly, help to prevent fires. But did you know there are multiple types of surge protectors? Or that there is a distinct difference between a power strip and a surge protector? When deciding what option is best for your property, this article can help y...Read MoreAfter water damage, drink spills, rowdy pets, or more, you may find yourself with an all-too-common issue: a wet, mildew-like smell coming from your carpet. To add insult to injury, your carpet may be made of expensive material, or was a gift from overseas, like a Persian rug. Is the carpet ruined? And how do you get that wet dog smell out of your carpet? Thankfully, there are some tricks you can ...Read MoreWe love our pets, but we don’t always love the smells that come along with them. If you are looking to get rid of pesky pet smells in your home, SERVPRO® professionals are Here to Help®. We understand it can be an uphill battle to keep your home smelling fresh and clean. We’ve put together some tips to help keep your house free of pet odors.What Causes Pet Odor?Before diving into solutions, it is ...Read MoreKeeping your home in top shape can be a tall order. Between cooking duties, managing children, pets, plants, or just a clean space in general, a lot of time and energy goes into daily upkeep of running a household. The last thing you should be worrying about is whether your home is prepared for such events as fire and smoke damage, or a carbon monoxide leak. Thankfully, with the advent of advanced...Read MoreArtificial flowers and plants can bring vibrant color to your home or business. While they do not require as much attention and maintenance as real flowers and plants, minimal upkeep is still necessary to help prolong their shelf life, as they do get dirty and dusty over time. Here are some great tips and recommended methods to follow when it comes to cleaning artificial flowers and plants.Best Ar...Read MoreA pool cover is one of the largest investments you will make for your pool. When it comes time to put the cover away for spring and summer, it is beneficial to make sure it is stored correctly. Beyond that, it is also useful to make sure it is cleaned before storage, so when it is dusted off in the fall, you will know you are putting a clean cover over your pool. But how exactly should you go abou...Read MoreThe word “skunk” immediately conjures up images of a mischievous animal that’s mostly black with a white streak down its back. If you see that tail in the air, be careful—it may be ready to spray!If you, a pet, or someone in your family is sprayed by a skunk, SERVPRO® professionals are Here to Help®. This pesky odor can seep into seemingly every corner of your property. So, what are some recommend...Read MoreCarpets come in many different types and can hold various odors depending on their material. But whether you’ve just moved into a new space and want to freshen it up, or are preparing to sell a property or host a party, removing musty odors is an important part of carpet care. The question is, how exactly do you remove the musty smell from carpets? This article outlines various methods and delves ...Read MoreMudslides are severe weather phenomena that can be devastating to your home or business. Not only can they cause extreme damage, but they can prove dangerous or even deadly. Thankfully, there are ways you can personally prepare for these frenetic events. However, know SERVPRO® offers various services that can help as you put the pieces back together and navigate the cleanup process, so you don’t h...Read MoreWhile drapes are a common household item, commonly found in living rooms and bedrooms, they are also located in commercial spaces such as hotels, hospitals, libraries, and more. Any kind of window treatment is an investment in your home or business, and lots of time is spent searching for just the right fabric, color, and texture for your space. But, like any expenditure, without routine maintenan...Read MoreThe renovation is complete —now what? A comprehensive and thorough cleaning of the entire space is necessary to ensure it’s safe for people to return. There are several key questions to consider when planning how to tackle the cleanup after a renovation. These include the following: who is responsible for the cleaning—you or the contractor? What are the steps, or what should be cleaned? When should...Read MoreSpring cleaning is a common activity for many households and has numerous positives. For one, it helps clean and remove clutter. For another, it gives you the opportunity to clean areas that may have gone untouched or unvisited for an extended period, including basements, attics, and crawlspaces. It’s also a great, often fun way to spend time with family and friends as you progress through the tas...Read MoreAir ducts are a critical component of homes and businesses, as they assist with filtering and moving safe, quality air throughout your property. In fact, they’re often so commonplace, we may forget they should be cleaned on an as-needed basis. But should they be cleaned in the spring? If not, does the season matter? This article outlines the details of a well-functioning air duct system, and when ...Read MoreHoarding is more than a messy house; it’s a form of clutter and build-up that can threaten your family’s safety. It can often be challenging to address the aftermath of hoarding alone. In many cases, emotional barriers can prevent us from cleaning a living space. But, it’s possible to eliminate these barriers and stress by tapping into professional help and using designated cleaning services for h...Read MoreLife happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents, and homes get dirty. SERVPRO has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. The residential cleaning services performed by SERVPRO professionals will not only ease the burden of the constant maintenance of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your famil...Read More