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Allergy Season in Your Ductwork?

5/29/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Allergy Season in Your Ductwork? Dirty Ducts in Northport Alabama

Air Duct Cleaning


We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.


Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.


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



  • Dust

  • Pollen

  • Odors

  • Dirt and debris

  • Other contaminants


SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.


However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.


The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:



  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.

  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.

  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.


Call SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa to clean your HVAC system!


           205-339-5022

Combating Indoor Allergens in Tuscaloosa

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Combating Indoor Allergens in Tuscaloosa Follow us on Instagram for more pictures! @SERVPROttown

COMBATING SPRING ALLERGIES INDOORS

  1. Use the air conditioner – Your cooling unit actually helps reduce the indoor pollen count. Before the Alabama heat and pollen count get intense, have you’re A.C. unit checked by a licensed professional. Yearly maintenance checks are the best way to insure that your system is working efficiently.
  2. Maintain the indoor temperature – an indoor temperature around 70 degrees. An unusually warm home provides the proper conditions for mold growth and according to heating and cooling specialists, attracts dust mites.
  3. Replace air filters – Changing air filters regularly is a quick way to contribute to improving your indoor air quality. Professionals suggest changing your filters once a month during high pollen seasons or if you have indoor pets. Change every two to three months for homes without pets or when Alabama is not fighting high outdoor allergens.
  4. Wipe Surfaces Weekly – One way to limit the allergens in your home is by damp wiping the hard surfaces such as shelving, tables, counters and floors.
  5. Indoor greenery –According to a 1980s study from NASA and the Associated Contractors of America, indoor plants were the most effective in improving indoor air quality. Some of the air-cleaning plants include Aloe plants, Spider plants, and Gerber daisies. Ficus, Azaleas and English Ivy were also found to increase air quality.

Vandalism Cleaning in Tuscaloosa

3/20/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Vandalism Cleaning in Tuscaloosa Stormy and Blaze training on graffiti and vandalism clean-up in the Tuscaloosa county SERVPRO

There are times when pranks can go to far. There are times when bored or angry people create destruction within the community. Unfortunately, sometimes that can leave your Tuscaloosa home or business at risk for damage. SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa is here 24/7 365 days a year for calls such as these. We will help you by cleaning up the malicious graffiti or property damage as quickly as possible leaving your home back in its original state. 



Call us at SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa to help get your home or business boarded and cleaned up faster! 


               205-339-5022

Professional Cleaning to get your Holiday Season Started

11/4/2016 (Permalink)

One of the Great tips from the article "10 Essential November Projects"


"Get the Carpet Cleaned


Spot cleaning only goes so far. You gotta get professionally cleaned up at least once a year. It makes life so much sweeter. The house smells fresher, the kids don’t get sick from allergens stuck in the rug fibers, and the carpet won’t embarrass you when guests come over. "


SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa offers a variety of deep cleaning services for both residential and commercial buildings. SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa offers professional cleaning services for carpets, upholstery, floors, drapes, HVAC, deodorization you name it! 


Get your Tuscaloosa home ready for the cold weather that forces your family indoors. Let SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa's professional cleaning crew come clean your residential home to remove all the dust and allergens collected from bringing the outdoors in. 


Call us today to schedule your deep clean!


             205-339-5022


 

Help the Efficiency of your HVAC

10/19/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Help the Efficiency of your HVAC Dirty Duct in Tuscaloosa AL

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality.


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



  • Dust

  • Pollen

  • Odors

  • Dirt and debris

  • Other contaminants


Cleaning your duct system does more for your air quality and energy efficiency than just changing out your air filter. Which according to serviceexperts.com can depend on more factors than just what the back of your filter states. Here is the suggested timeline for changing out that air filter:



  • Typical suburban home without pets: Change every 90 days

  • Add a dog or cat: Change every 60 days

  • Multiple pets or have allergies: Change every 30-45 days

  • Seldom used home or single occupant homes without pets or allergies: Change 6-12 months


SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment as well as you’re your air quality better. Fall is the best time to get this done, right before we are all forced indoors due to the biting cold outside.


Duct cleaning is not always necessary. Call SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa and we will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.


The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:



  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.

  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.

  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.


Make it a priority in your Tuscaloosa home or business to set a filter change and HVAC routine check-up this fall. Call SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa at 205-339-5022 to check to see if your HVAC duct need a clean before the winter season.

Tips to Keeping Your Floor Clean

4/13/2016 (Permalink)

Is your home collecting dirt and germs every time you walk through the door? The answer is yes. Shoes collect bacteria on the soles and can track it straight into your home, but there are a few ways to prevent this. More importantly, there are ways to treat your floor and home if it hasn't been done recently.  

Problem:
Some of the bacteria that lands on our shoes can cause a decline in our health if not cleaned. In fact, an EPA study shows that unhealthy herbicides can also be tracked in on our shoes. Don't let this scare you because it can be prevented. 

Tip:
Try setting a shoe rack in your garage or right when you walk into your home for shoes to be placed. This limits the exposure of these unwanted germs. It is also not a bad idea to clean your shoes once a month. Not only will this help eliminate bacteria, but will also make your shoes look better, longer.

Problem:
If you think that your carpet or flooring already has unhealthy herbicides in it, then it may be time for a deep cleaning. Of course this will help kill germs and bacteria, but also get rid of dirt. This is where SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa comes in! How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting.

Tip:
If you have a steam cleaner, use it to clean your floor. The heat of the water that cleans your carpet will help kill bacteria. If your home is mostly hardwood or tile, grab your mop and the appropriate cleanser to rid your floor of unwanted germs.

If you are still unsatisfied, SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa can do the job. The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet. Call us today 205-339-5022!

Spring Cleaning

3/21/2016 (Permalink)

It's that time again.

Yes, it's spring-cleaning time. To make things a little easier this year, consider hiring SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa to help ease the burden.

How can SERVPRO help?

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

Residential Cleaning Services include:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

Air Duct Cleaning

We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

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

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants
  • SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

    However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

    The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.
  • Odor Removal

    Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

    We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor and determining the conditions in which it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

    The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.

    Life happens.

    Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service.

    We want to make things easier on you this year. Put your feet up and give us a call.

    Need Cleaning Services?

    Call Us Today – (205) 399-5022

    Professional Pressure Washing

    2/24/2016 (Permalink)

    Cleaning Professional Pressure Washing Pressure washing by SERVPRO

    Experience your property at its finest! SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa proudly offers exterior property cleaning, fire and water damage restoration, low pressure roof cleaning, wood and deck pressure washing, and interior power washing and water extraction for commercial and residential clients. We appreciate that your home or business is more than a property — it’s an investment. And we’re proud to deliver services that are worthy of it. 

    Residential

    Residential services include exterior sidings, driveways, sidewalks and patios, fences, and roofs. It is very important to keep the exterior of your home clean and free from environmental hazards such as soot, mold, algae and oxidation. Regular cleaning such as pressure washing, patio washing and concrete or driveway washing can help to prevent premature aging which reduces maintenance cost and saves you money. When you compare the relatively low price of proper residential pressure wash cleaning to the high cost of home repairs or even replacement, it is easy to see why home owners choose to have this type of work done on a regular basis. Not to mention the fact, it just plain looks better when it’s clean. 

    Commercial

    We offer our commercial property owners comprehensive power washing solutions. No two businesses are alike. That’s why we provide the tailored commercial services that will fulfill your needs. Shopping malls, banks, restaurants and convenience stores typically require unique services at different times. We take pride in offering flexible service plans and scheduling to accommodate your needs.

    Let us keep your business looking picture perfect. We always ensure that our work is implemented at a time that will minimize interference with your business operations. What’s more, our team will always come to your property with the specialized commercial services equipment needed to complete the task and provide professional results. 

    Apartment and Homeowners Association (HOA)

    At some point during every interview, a potential resident will tour the neighborhood. The first impressions that are made during this tour can go a long way towards filling the unit or letting it sit empty. Are the common areas and parking lots of your apartment complex or HOA community clean and inviting? What about the units themselves? Do they reflect a clean and properly maintained community?  If you have been looking for a company to handle all of your properties exterior cleaning and maintenance needs look no further! We have the experience and the equipment to get the job done right! Call us SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa today! 205-339-5022

    Keeping the Air in Your Tuscaloosa Home Clean this Winter

    1/20/2016 (Permalink)

    Now that the weather is getting colder and we’re nestled away inside our homes, it’s a good time to check your home for certain things that may need to be replaced or cleaned. Take your air ducts for example. Many times, these go unnoticed, but can’t be forgotten. According to Houselogic, the air in your home circulates through the air ducts about five to seven times a day, carrying all of the dust and particles through the air. This is where your HVAC filter comes into play, but this filter can only handle so much.

    Reasons for cleaning your air ducts

    • Keeping the air clean – This can be important especially for people with allergies. Getting rid of the dust will ensure that it does not get fed back into your home.
    • Ease of airflow – Making sure that your air ducts are clean makes it easier for air to flow smoothly and circulate throughout the house. This also reduces the amount of energy that needs to be used in order to circulate the air.  

    Methods of cleaning air ducts

  • Hand-held vacuum – This can be done by attaching the brush to the end of the vacuum hose. This may be the easiest for some people, but unfortunately not the most efficient. This usually leaves dust behind in places that are harder to reach.
  • Mechanical brush – A rotary brush is attached to a mounted vacuum that is fed through the ductwork to suck away debris. This method can be harsher for older systems.
  • Air Sweep – This is known as the most effective way to get the job done. A mounted vacuum with a compressed air hose is fed into the ducts to get rid of any lodged or stuck debris.