Recent Cleaning Posts

Have Your Air Ducts Been Cleaned Recently?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

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Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

Proper ventilation helps improve indoor air quality. Ventilation can control indoor humidity and airborne contaminants, both of which either contribute to or act as hazards.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating the following:

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

Benefits of HVAC Air Duct Cleaning

  • A better-smelling home. Once you rid those air ducts of all that dust and nasty debris, you’ll probably notice that your home smells cleaner and fresher.
  • Fewer pests. A clean air duct offers very little appeal to nasty pests like spiders, roaches, and mice. Dirty air ducts provide these little buggers with a place to build a nest and to find food.
  • You’ll breathe easier. With clean air ducts, all of the tiny particles you can’t see will be reduced. Breathing in pollutants can cause you to feel sluggish and tired. Cleaner air makes it easier to breathe and should help to reduce any unwanted symptoms.
  • Your air conditioning system will last longer. You already know that you should change the air filter in your unit every month. But a clean duct system also frees it up from clogs and will allow air to flow more freely. The result? A longer-lasting, more powerful cooling and heating system.

SERVPRO of Mayes and Wagoner Counties professionals routinely inspects the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment, save money on repairs, and give you cleaner air to breathe. For additional information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today at 918-486-1055.

Why we use dry sponges

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

Soot from House Fire in Adair Example of soot left over from a fire we were called out on in Adair, Oklahoma

Dry Sponges aka Smoke Sponges are a type of sponge that SERVPRO® of Mayes and Wagoner Counties use to remove soot during a fire cleanup.

Dry Sponge Cleaning

The Dry-Cleaning Sponge is used to clean smoke residues from surfaces. Dry Cleaning Sponges are made of vulcanized natural rubber, like an eraser rubber sponges that contain no chemical products for the purpose of cleaning. Rather, sponges clean through friction and absorption. As a sponge is pressed, rubbed, and pulled across a soiled surface, the porous sponge absorbs soils from the surface. Firm pressure is needed to “erase” soot from a surface. Dry Cleaning Sponges are effective in some situations, but not in others.

Sponges clean flat, nonglossy surfaces better than glossy surfaces. The sponge often smears residues on a glossy surface, where a wet cleaning process is needed to remove the residues. Dry Cleaning Sponges can usually remove light-to-medium soils and residues that are non-greasy but should not be used for greasy residues.

Dry cleaning is the best alternative when wet cleaning is not possible. Wet cleaning is a more effective process for removing residues, but some surfaces may be damaged by a wet cleaning process. For example, moisture can set smoke residues into a porous surface, causing stains. Dry cleaning is the safest method to use on unfinished wood surfaces to avoid moisture setting residues into the porous wood.

Once the surface of the Dry Sponge is dirty, it must be discarded and cannot be cleaned or reused. The Dry Sponges are very porous and holds a remarkable amount of soot. After wiping soot off the surface, it then can be washed to the original condition.

A few notes if you do have a fire and soot is present.

  • Don’t attempt to wash any walls.
  • Don’t attempt to clean carpet or upholstered furniture without consulting SERVPRO® first.
  • Do place towels or old linens over the carpet to limit further damage by walking on it.
  • Do limit the movement throughout the structure to prevent soot particles from being further embedded into carpets and upholstery.
  • Do keep hands clean and don’t touch anything that has soot on it.
  • If the electricity is off, do empty any refrigerators, freezers and prop the doors open. This will prevent the food from leaving odors in the appliance after it is turned off.
  • Don’t operate any electrical appliances or equipment that might have smoke damage until they have been cleaned and checked.
  • Don’t send clothing with smoke residue to dry cleaners that are not experienced in cleaning fire-damaged clothing. SERVPRO® can help you in this step at getting your clothing cleaned.
  • Do wash plants on both sides of the leaves with water.
  • If your HVAC system was on, do make sure that the filter is changed and consult SERVPRO® regarding cleaning your HVAC duct system.
  • Throw out any cosmetic or medications that may have been contaminated by smoke or the heat of the fire.
  • Do not use any canned or packaged food that was close to the heat of the fire.

If you have any questions, call your SERVPRO® of Mayes and Wagoner Counites, 918-486-1055. 24/7 Emergency Response.  Always FREE Estimates for any job.

SERVPRO® of Mayes and Wagoner Counties specializes in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration.

SERVPRO® has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

HVAC System cleaning, now is the time

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

HVAC Cleaning HVAC cleaning, before and after

With winter here, now is the perfect time to schedule a HVAC system cleaning for your business or home.

The constant temperature changes in our area can cause mold and mildew to grow in your HVAC ventilation system (or ducts) as well as lint build up that could potential be a fire risk during the colder months.

What is lurking in your ducts you may ask?

Your ducts can be holding years of dust, dirt and mold / mildew, which has the potential for not only health issues but damage to your HVAC system if not cleaned properly as the dirty ducts keep circulating the polluted air throughout the house or building.

Why use SERVPRO®?

  • SERVPRO® has a proven duct cleaning system that is cost-efficient
  • SERVPRO® will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address the concerns.
  • By cleaning the HVAC system SERVPRO® can eliminate odors, restore peak energy efficiency, reduce potential mold growth, and remediate bacteria, fungi and mold growth in the system.
  • SERVPRO® will provide FREE estimates and inspections for the HVAC system.
  • Our process uses patented equipment that adapts to the duct’s shape to remove debris and firth before the vacuuming begins.
  • A powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the duct to the collection container.
  • Air is filtered through HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97% of particles in the airstream, thus keeping the environment clean.

So now is the time to get your HVAC system inspected to ensure not only a healthy system but healthy air quality. Give us a call today to schedule your free estimate. 918-486-1055.

SERVPRO® of Mayes and Wagoner Counties specializes in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration.

If you have any questions, call your SERVPRO® of Mayes and Wagoner Counites, 918-486-1055. 24/7 Emergency Response Always FREE Estimates for any job.

A Lesson On Dry Sponges

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

Soot from fire damage cannot be cleaned with just water. SERVPRO uses a special dry sponge on surfaces like drywall. It is made of a natural rubber and used like an eraser.

Once the surface of the sponge is dirty, it must be discarded and cannot be cleaned or reused. The sponges are very porous and hold a remarkable amount of soot. After wiping soot off the surface, then it can be washed.

There is no substitute for training and experience. As fire and water damage specialists, our business is built upon fire and water restoration expertise. We have the knowledge and the specialized equipment to get your property back “Like it never even happened.”

If you have questions about fire, smoke or soot damage, call SERVPRO of Mayes & Wagoner Counties at (918)486-1055.

Hygiene Tips on COVID-19

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

Across the nation and the world as a whole, the Coronavirus is the top headline. If you haven’t been paying attention to the news, many events are being cancelled around the nation because of this outbreak.

During this time, it is extremely important to maintain extra vigilant personal hygiene and safety precautions. Here are some helpful tips to follow:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Stay home when you have a fever or present a risk of spreading illness to others.
  • Maintain a proper social distance between people (3 feet).
  • Shaking hands and other forms of social greeting that creates contact with other people is discouraged during this period.

Our team hopes that these tips were helpful and that everyone will stay safe in such a crisis and take the proper precautions to remain healthy.