Recent Cleaning Posts

How Important Is Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning?

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning How Important Is Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning? Overtime, air ducts collect dust. This makes the perfect place for bacteria, allergens and even mold to grow.

Cleaning the air duct system is essential to breathing clean, fresh air in your home and office. It can just as easily be forgotten about – until the dust and allergens begin to disrupt the air quality. How can you tell if your HVAC system needs cleaning? One factor to look out for is if every time you turn on your air conditioner unit or heater, a small amount of dust blows out. Another thing to look out for is a musty smell coming from the air ducts. 

You may be asking if it is really that necessary to clean the air ducts. We here at SERVPRO Claremont / Montclair want you to know it is extremely important. Fine particles of dust collect on the surfaces of vents, coils and motors. This makes the perfect breeding place for bacteria to run amuck. Over time, hair, pet dander, allergens and even mold can grow in HVAC systems. Those who have allergies, or experience unexplained symptoms, can also be indications that your air ducts need to be cleaned.

If there is smoke from nearby fires around, we highly recommend having your air ducts and HVAC system cleaned. Just like smoke, ash and soot can easily blow through the air and into your units. This can be a definite health hazard and is unhealthy to breathe in for anyone.      

To prevent this from happening, it is important to periodically check how your air ducts are doing. If they require a thorough cleaning, schedule an appointment at 909-399-9057. 

Make Your Hardwood Floors Shine Brighter

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Make Your Hardwood Floors Shine Brighter Who knew the wood in your home was supposed to shine like this!?

Layers Of Grime and Oil Will Disappear With SERVPRO's Secret Formula.

From oak to maple, hardwood in your home can really make any space come to life. When it is cared for properly, the wood tends to shine, giving the room an entirely different feel in your home or office. As time passes though, the buildup of dirt, oil and grime remain. This leaves your hardwood flooring (even those gorgeous wooden doors) looking cloudy and dull.

With SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair’s secret wood cleaning formula, this worry is a thing of the past. Depending on the foot traffic, we recommend that all wood floors receive a deep cleaning at least twice a year (and if you are in an office or commercial building, maybe every season). As part of our cleaning services, our experienced technicians use specialty tools to catch every inch of buildup. This will make your floor sparkle and shine like new.

For more information on our cleaning services for your home or office building, please give us a call to schedule an appointment at 909-399-9057.

How a Deep Cleaning Can Eliminate Carpet Bacteria

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning How a Deep Cleaning Can Eliminate Carpet Bacteria Deep cleaning your carpet will sanitize it from bacteria, allergens and dirt stuck within.

A Household Vacuum Cleaner Just Isn't Enough.

There is more in a carpet than the eye leads us to believe. The carpet in your home or office can become the breeding ground for bacteria – let alone a homey place for allergens (and even pet dander/urine from our furry family members) if not cleaned properly. Sometimes, it takes a lot more than just a household vacuum to save the day. If you took a microscope and looked deep down into the microfibers, you would discover everything the everyday vacuum missed. These vacuums can also be a menace by blowing dirt and germs back into the air we breathe. In fact, the dirt we see on our carpet is only at the very top. Yikes!

With tools like our commercial grade extraction wands, SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair offers deep carpet cleaning services. These extraction wands get deep inside your carpet, sucking up the bacteria that can cause allergies or worse, an unhealthy space. Our extracting process with SERVPRO’s “magic wand” and specially formulated shampoo eliminates odors too, allowing your home or office to smell fresh and clean.

Our vast supply of disinfectants, deodorizers and powerful stain removers will make sure your carpet is sanitized without the stains. To book an appointment, give our office a call at 909-399-9057.

Deep Clean Your Tough Carpet Stains Away

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Deep Clean Your Tough Carpet Stains Away Sanitize your carpet and get rid of the pet dander, bacteria and germs for good with our deep cleaning carpet services.

Get Those Tough Stains Out - Finally!

It is never too early to begin “spring cleaning” aka detail cleaning your home or business. This goes for every carpet in each room. Think about it – when we walk outside, our shoes pick up dirt and debris. This can be carried onto our carpets as we walk across them daily. If there are toddlers or small children in the home, we set up play areas for them – on the carpet. They learn to crawl and walk also on the carpet…you get the picture. We use our carpets all the time, yet it never crosses our minds that allergens, bacteria and pet dander can be lurking in it. A soiled carpet is the perfect place for bacteria to breed and spread.

Now, you may be thinking “I vacuum all the time, this doesn’t apply to my carpet.” This is where many of us have been misinformed. The soiled stains from juice, wine and pets are still there and unfortunately, a household vacuum cleaner only grabs dirt from the very top of a carpet. In order to get your carpet fully cleaned, you will need a deep cleaning like the service we offer. With SERVPRO’s deep cleaning services, all the dander, soiled spots, tough stains and germs will be eliminated.   

We here at SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair advise you to have all carpets deep cleaned at least every 6 months. With our state-of-the-art sanitizers, deodorizers and stain removers, our technicians will give you peace of mind that your carpet is completely clean. For more information on our deep cleaning carpet services, give us a call at 909-399-9057 and schedule an appointment today.

Cleaning Art Up the Coast in Santa Barbara, California

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Cleaning Art Up the Coast in Santa Barbara, California The team hard at work cleaning the walls, ceiling and floors, so the artwork does not get affected further.

Whether the job is big or small, SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair is here for all your cleaning services. This job had us travel up the coast to a homeowner in need of our assistance. The Thomas fires in December 2017 did some major damage to this home including a lot of ash and debris entering the home and invading all the walls, ceiling and floors. The displayed art was even at risk for further damage if the team did not get there in time. Our team worked around the clock to make sure this home was back to its original state and none of the precious paintings and drawings were affected. The smile on this client’s face said it all. According to the client, not only did the damage looked "Like it never even happened." she said the white walls looked even more vibrant than before!

Maintaining Your HVAC and Avoiding Poor Indoor Air

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Maintaining Your HVAC and Avoiding Poor Indoor Air Make sure the HVAC in your home or office is checked regularly to avoid poor indoor air quality.

As the winter chill melts away with the warmth of the sun, that can only mean one thing – the scorching hot days are around the corner. The new season is not just for spring cleaning, it is also a great time to check the HVAC system in your home and office. Checking it twice a year (the fall and the spring are the best times) will extend the life of your unit and will let you breathe better air. If the ductwork of your home or business has not been checked in a while, the air quality can be poor and lead to:

  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Other contaminants

Our professionals routinely clean and inspect heating, ventilation and air conditioner unit (or the HVAC). Give us a call today to have one of our experts go out and inspect it before those heat waves come.

Hardwood Floors to All-Wooden Doors

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Hardwood Floors to All-Wooden Doors Refinishing a hardwood floor.

Hardwood flooring and wooden doors/trim can give any house a beautiful, warm touch. But keeping them shiny, and scratch free can be a difficult feat. Here's some tips to help you with the upkeep of your wood floor and decor. The first step would be to use a soft dust mop or vacuum to remove dirt, dust, pet hair, and any other debris that could potentially scratch the floor. Since this doesn't remove built-up grime, scuff marks, and minor scratches. We suggest a commercial grade, liquid floor cleaner (You can also make your own cleaner by mixing one part vinegar to 10 parts warm water. Then add a few drops of liquid Castile soap and viola, homemade floor cleaning). For other deep scratches, dark scuff marks, and faded hardwood flooring, Call your local SERVPRO today. See what we can do for you!

Cleaning Your Air Ducts, Is it Really ?That Important?

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Cleaning Your Air Ducts, Is it Really ?That Important? Ever think about what inside your air vents could look like?

Did you know that, in certain circumstances, Duct Cleaning can increase your efficiency by up to 40%? That's a lot of money back into your pocket every month. Duct Cleaning is a process that can differ depending on each air system we come across, but the end result is the same... clean-air, and a more healthy home and atmosphere. We use special equipment to ensure safety of the air quality in your home. This includes special filters, ventilation equipment, containment barriers, and more. (For safety reasons, professional duct cleaning is often performed when your home is unoccupied, such as nights and weekends)

Here are some preventative actions you can take to reduce your need for Duct Cleaning.

1. You should be changing your air filter on the regular.

2. Try to always maintain good housekeeping practices, including regular cleaning/dusting to reduce the likelihood of contaminants.

3. Have your duct-work routinely inspected, and regularly schedule professional maintenance.

Carpet Cleaning 101

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet Cleaning 101 Our "Magic Wand" that makes dirt, bacteria, and various carpets bugs disappear.

Carpet flooring is essential to most-any home, yet is often found to be the most bacteria ridden place. We usually suggest getting carpets thoroughly cleaned at least once every 6 months. Yet most people either never, or very rarely even think of it at all. (and no, vacuuming does not count as Carpet Cleaning). The air blown from a standard household vacuum if often a beacon, just shooting out germs into breathing air. Side Fact: The "Five-Second Rule" is a myth and it is proven that on carpet, bacteria can live and thrive for more than four weeks... that's more like 2,419,200 seconds. 

Now, these facts are not to scare people. But to more inform everyone of the safety hazards (including bacteria build-up), and some simple way to minimize exposure, and keep YOUR home clean! 

SERVPRO offers a Deep Carpet Cleaning. Using only state-of-the-art equipment, the most powerful stain removers, disinfectants, and deodorizers. Contact your local SERVPRO for a quote now!

Carpet Cleaning 101

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet Cleaning 101 Oh no! Red Wine on the White Carpet.

As Microbiologists have proven, carpets can hold a lot of bacteria, various bugs, and can become visually stained with ease. SERVPRO's best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with dirt/soil/bacteria. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the carpet fibers. If you wait until your carpets become too dirty, the carpets may never be brought back to their former appearance. Side Fact: If you spill red wine on your carpet, the best course of action is to pour white wine on top, this creates the initial condition of the red wine making it easier to remove. Then dab with paper towel. Repeat process until stain is removed.

Have pet stains? Spilled juice on the wall-to-wall carpet? SERVPRO is here to help. Call us today. With over 1,700 Franchises nationwide, there’s a SERVPRO Professional nearby and ready to serve you!