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Should You Consider Professional Carpet Cleaning? | SERVPRO® of North Thornton and Brighton

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Should You Consider Professional Carpet Cleaning? | SERVPRO® of North Thornton and Brighton SERVPRO of North Thornton and Brighton is the highest rated carpet cleaning company!

If you ask most homeowners, they’ll probably tell you that carpet cleaning isn’t on their list of regular chores. Many assume that vacuuming will suffice—however, there are a lot of messes that vacuuming can’t tackle.

Not only do carpet companies typically require regular cleaning to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty, but there are several other reasons why carpet cleaning is a wise choice. By improving air quality, helping banish bugs and mites and even making your personal cleaning routine easier, carpet cleaning is a smart choice for any homeowners looking to extend the longevity of their floors.

Still not convinced? Here are some reasons that carpet cleaning is a smart choice:

Improve indoor air. We all know that carpet contains dirt, but there are also more dangerous pollutants and bacteria lurking within the fibers. Every time outside air is let into the home, contaminants come right along with it. Since vacuuming only handles surface-level debris, the chances are good that there are deeper factors hurting indoor air quality.

Extend your carpet’s life. Many homeowners rip out carpet that looks “tired,” but sometimes that just means they’ve been too dirty for too long. Dirt acts like sandpaper to the delicate carpet fibers, becoming more deeply embedded and shortening the lifespan every time dirty carpet is walked on.

Remove mites and bugs. Just as with other soft surfaces in the home, plush carpet fibers are the perfect place for mites and bugs to live. A thorough cleaning will make the carpet an inhospitable living environment for the critters, and maintaining a regular schedule will keep them from coming back.

Have easier floor maintenance. While vacuuming serves as a surface-level solution to a deeper carpet problem, the two can be quite complementary! Carpets that are cleaned regularly by a professional will be easier for a homeowner to vacuum because the heavy-duty dirt and debris have already been eradicated.

Still not sure if carpet cleaning is for you? Our team of carpet cleaning professionals is happy to discuss how it can benefit your home!

When Duct Cleaning Should Be On Your To-Do List

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning When Duct Cleaning Should Be On Your To-Do List Dirt accumulation on vent cover is an indication ducts may need to be cleaned by SERVPRO of North Thornton/Brighton.

Though outdoor air is regarded as the main culprit of pollution, indoor air is typically far more contaminated—partially due to the central heating and cooling units that recirculate pollutants.

Because cycling air through the home also cycles all the debris within it, a dirty HVAC system spreads all of its pollutants throughout the home. If you don’t know if your home’s ducts need to be cleaned, below are some common scenarios that might apply to you:

  • Mold: Mold can cause a number of health problems, and should be taken seriously. Mold spores are spread through the air, so if your home has any evidence of growth, immediate cleaning is advised.

  • Allergies: When the air runs through your ventilation system, it picks up every contaminant along the way. If someone is your family has been suffering from unexplained allergies or respiratory problems, debris within the ducts might be to blame.

  • Expensive Energy Bill: The Department of Energy estimates that around 43 percent of a home’s electricity bill is a result of heating and cooling the home. An HVAC system that contains contaminants will experience a decrease in efficiency, as the unit is working harder to distribute out the same volume of air. Therefore, if you’ve noticed a more expensive bill, a dirty HVAC system might be the culprit.

  • Remodeling: If you’ve recently had a remodel in your home, you’re aware of how much dust and debris it can lead to. Ducts are a magnet for this debris—meaning without a thorough cleaning, the dust will continue to cycle through the home’s air.

  • Rodents: Unfortunately, homes are never completely sealed from the outside—and sometimes outside pests will make their way in. If you’ve had signs of animal infestation within your ductwork, calling an exterminator and a professional cleaning service is advised.

  • Routine Contaminants: In addition to special cases, pet hair, debris and general household dust all add up over time.

If you are unsure of the last time the ducts have been cleaned in your home, SERVPRO® can inspect your system and make sure your family’s air is clean.