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Breathing Easy: The Benefits of Regular Duct Cleaning by SERVPRO

12/1/2023 (Permalink)

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Your home should be a sanctuary of clean, fresh air, and maintaining the quality of the air you breathe is essential for your health and well-being. One often-overlooked aspect of indoor air quality is the cleanliness of your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) ducts. Regular duct cleaning offers numerous benefits that go beyond just clean air. In this blog post, SERVPRO explores the advantages of regular duct cleaning for your home and your family's comfort.

1. Improved Indoor Air Quality:

Perhaps the most significant benefit of regular duct cleaning is the improvement in indoor air quality. Over time, dust, allergens, pet dander, and other contaminants can accumulate in your ducts, circulating through your home each time the HVAC system runs. Duct cleaning removes these pollutants, allowing you to breathe cleaner air.

2. Allergy and Asthma Symptom Reduction:

For individuals with allergies or asthma, cleaner air can lead to a significant reduction in symptoms. Removing allergens from your ducts can provide relief from sneezing, coughing, congestion, and other respiratory issues.

3. Enhanced HVAC System Efficiency:

Dirt and debris in your ducts can restrict airflow, causing your HVAC system to work harder to maintain your desired temperature. Regular duct cleaning can improve system efficiency, leading to potential energy savings and a longer lifespan for your HVAC equipment.

4. Odor Removal:

Unpleasant odors can linger in your ductwork due to the accumulation of dust, mold, or pet dander. Duct cleaning helps eliminate these odors, leaving your home smelling fresher and more inviting.

5. Healtheir Living Environment:

Cleaner air contributes to a healthier living environment. Reduced allergens and contaminants can help prevent respiratory issues, allergies, and other health concerns, creating a more comfortable and enjoyable space for occupants.

6. Extends HVAC System Lifespan:

Regular duct cleaning can contribute to the longevity of your HVAC system by reducing wear and tear caused by restricted airflow and dust buildup. This can ultimately save you money on maintenance and replacement costs.

7. Preventative Maintenance:

Duct cleaning also serves as a form of preventative maintenance. It allows technicians to inspect your ductwork for potential issues, such as leaks or damage, which can be addressed before they lead to more significant problems.

8. Peace of Mind:

Knowing that your indoor air is clean and healthy provides peace of mind for you and your family. It allows you to enjoy a safer, more comfortable living environment.


Regular duct cleaning is a vital part of maintaining a healthy, comfortable home. It improves indoor air quality, promotes better health, enhances HVAC system efficiency, and provides numerous other benefits. At SERVPRO, we are committed to helping you enjoy the benefits of clean air through our professional duct cleaning services. If you haven't had your ducts cleaned recently, consider scheduling a service with SERVPRO to experience the advantages of cleaner, healthier air. Your well-being is our top priority, and we're here to help you breathe easier.

10 Reasons to have your Carpet Cleaned

1/6/2017 (Permalink)

We found the following information on and felt that it was very valuable to our customers. It gives 10 very compelling reasons to have your carpet cleaned. 

As the weather warms and people head outdoors, it is important that custodial departments don't lose sight of what needs to be done inside. There are many reasons why carpets should not be neglected. Doug Berjer product manager for CFR, manufacturers of recycling portable carpet extractors, offers these top ten reasons to have carpets cleaned year round. 

  1. Prolongs the life of carpeting. Regular carpet cleaning using the extraction method can increase the life of carpets significantly, protecting your floor-covering investment.
  2. Protects indoor air quality. Carpets trap airborne pollutants; however, eventually those pollutants must be removed in order to protect the carpet and maintain indoor air quality.
  3. Makes carpets easier to maintain. Most carpet soiling is made up of dry soils; when carpets are kept thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis, most dry soils can be removed with regular vacuuming.
  4. Removes spots and stains. As with other soils, spots and stains can attract more soiling. Removing them promptly protects carpeting from damage.
  5. Prevents buildup of allergens and bacteria. Moist soiling of carpets can result in the buildup of several unhealthy contaminants.
  6. Enhances the appearance of any room. Clean, well-maintained carpets speak volumes about the overall cleanliness of a home or facility.
  7. Improves worker morale. Workers feel better about their work environment when it is clean. This includes the carpeting.
  8. Makes carpeting look and feel clean and fresh.
  9. Removes dust mites and bedbugs that may have found a home in carpets.
  10. Maintains the carpet’s warranty. Most carpet warranties require that carpets be cleaned using the extraction method within a specific amount of time, usually every 12 to 18 months.

Did You Know There is a PROPER Way to Vacuum?

3/29/2016 (Permalink)

Most people have just enough time to run the vacuum over their traffic areas before company arrives. But did you know that there is a proper way to vacuum and that it will also affect the lifespan of your carpet? The following tips from the Carpet & Rug Institue are very helpful. For more information on carpet care, please visit their web site at

Vacuuming 101

Proper vacuuming is the easiest and most effective way to keep your carpet clean. Regular vacuuming can also have the largest impact on the air you breathe.

To get the most out of your vacuuming regime, remember these few easy tips:

  • A quick once-over doesn’t do much. Slow and steady does the trick.
  • When vacuuming, don’t ignore those corners and crevices where dust builds.
  • “Top-down” cleaning saves you the step of vacuuming again after dusting. Dust blinds, windowsills, and furniture surfaces first and then vacuum away any fallen dust.
  • Remember to replace or empty vacuum bags when they are half to two-thirds full.

How Often Should You Vacuum?

As a rule of thumb, you should vacuum at least once a week with a quality vacuum cleaner. However, the more foot traffic over your carpet, the more you need to vacuum. The general formula is:

  • Vacuum daily in high-traffic or pet areas.
  • Vacuum twice weekly in medium-traffic areas.
  • Vacuum weekly in light-traffic areas, using attachments at carpet edges.

Don't Have Time To Keep Your House As Clean As You Want? Try This!!

3/29/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Schedule showing Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Chores to help keep your house clean without constantly cleaning

Most of us have very busy lives. Family life has changed so much in the last 20-30 years that it’s almost unrecognizable to an older generation. Gone are the days where a mother would stay at home and take care of her house and her family while her husband went to work and provided for the family’s financial needs. Most households now have both spouses working to provide financially for the family.

With the ever growing demand to get from place to place and to have our days constantly filled, how do you handle the chores at your house? We found this helpful chart on Pinterest. By breaking down normal household chores into daily, weekly, and monthly items, we found that it helps to make sure everything is accomplished without making anyone feel overwhelmed. Try it out and let us know what you think!

To print out your own copy of this chart, visit

Spot Cleaning Tips from The Pros

3/22/2016 (Permalink)

·         Wax-We’ve all had it happen. Our favorite candle overflows and wax gets all over our furniture. Or, in my case, my cat knocked over a wax warmer and the wax spilled down the wall and onto the carpet. With this tip we will help you get the wax out. If the wax is colored, chances are that no amount of cleaning will rid you of the new colored area. For hard surfaces, such as tables or countertops (or your wall), allow the wax to cool completely and harden. Then it can be easily scrapped off of the surface and thrown away or re-melted (if you’d like to attempt it again). Removing the wax from your carpet it a bit trickier. You’ll want to grab your iron and a white towel. Turn the iron on to the lowest setting (most carpet is made of synthetic fibers, so this step is VERY important). Then fold your white towel in half and place it over the wax. With even pressure and a steady movement, apply the iron to the top of the towel. This will cause the wax to begin to melt and then transfer to the towel. Again, any stain from the color of the wax will stay on both surfaces. If you choose to try to treat the color issue, we recommend that you contact our office so that we can use professional products on the stain. The products sold over the counter have brighteners in them which can cause bleaching where they were used when you have your carpets cleaned next.

·         Red Wine- First-BLOT, don’t rub! You can also try to use the towel & iron method on this type of stain if it is a fresh stain. It should pull SOME of the color out. Red wine contains natural dyes, which are cleaned differently than synthetic dyes like you would find in most wax. Once you’ve tried that, if you still need to extract more color, contact our office. We have special cleaning techniques that may allow for greater success when used as soon as possible.

·         Blood- In the case of a major clean up job, it’s always best to call in the professionals. Sometimes though, you might have a couple of small drops of blood on your carpet. You can get a cup of ICE water. It is important that the water be as cold as possible. Then pour a little water on each spot. You’ll probably notice that the blood will pool up in the water. Once you’ve covered the spots in ice water, you can go back and BLOT the spots up. This trick usually works very well.

·         Paint- Well, there’s not much you can do in this case except for a very HEAVY rinse. The area will need to be saturated and then extracted. This is the type of stain you want to keep wet with a wet towel until our technicians can get to your location. They will then use the truck-mounted extraction system to extract as much paint as possible. Once the paint is extracted a good cleaning will help make sure your carpet doesn’t get that crunchy feeling.

Some important things to keep in mind: Stains are all going to be in one of two categories, natural or synthetic. Knowing which category your stain fits into will help you and your SERVPRO professionals determine the best course of action in handling your issue.