Recent Cleaning Posts

Air Duct Cleaning

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

Air Duct build-up over time

Maintaining cleanliness in your home's ventilation system is important. Indoor air quality can be negatively affected by buildup of dust, mold and other particles in the air ducts. 

It is good practice to have the air ducts professionally cleaned once or twice per year. The optimal times are fall and spring seasons. The fall is a good time to have a nice clean HVAC system before you close your home up to keep the winter cold out. 

When spring arrives we open our windows and let in all of the fresh air along with pollen and allergens. In addition to these, the air ducts can already have buildup of dust accumulated over the winter season. Having the air ducts cleaned at this time will help remove these and improve the indoor quality of your air.

SERVPRO franchise professionals are here to help and offer services to maintain good indoor air quality.

Spring Cleaning and Repeating

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

We have all heard of spring cleaning, but this is a unique time for many in during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using this time to disinfect and deep clean could be beneficial to the overall health of your home environment as well as the personal health of those living in your home.

Cleaning tips for areas not often considered:

  • Charger Cords
  • Computer Keyboard and Mouse
  • Remote Controls (TV & Video Game)
  • Door Handles (Interior & Exterior)
  • Light Switches
  • Handles on Appliances and Cupboards (Kitchen, Bath & Laundry Rooms)
  • Hair Brush Handles
  • Furnace Filter
  • Vacuum Filter Cleaning/Replacement

These are just to name a few and I know you can think of many more. Once cleaning is complete it is important to repeat it. Especially with the every day surface cleaning.

Please share these tips from us at SERVPRO of Livonia with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers on the social networking medium you prefer.

Cleaning Gutters Prevents Water Damage

10/25/2016 (Permalink)

If plants are growing better in your gutter than your garden, it's a sign!

With the leaves falling, it’s time to clean the gutters. We know this is not the most pleasant chore, but it can prevent major water damage. A gutter system is designed to carry water away from the home. A blocked gutter can cause water to back up into your home either through the roof or the basement. We have already seen a few cases this year where water damage could have been prevented if only the gutters had been cleaned.  A few steps that are recommended, is using a scope to remove the gunk that has built up, then actually hose down the gutter itself. These steps keep water from standing in the gutters, which can lead to wood rot or bug infestations. Be safe and have an additional person at the foot of the ladder to help with anything that may be dropped or to steady the ladder during a wind gust!