Recent Cleaning Posts

Helping Schools Provide Clean, Healthy Environments

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Helping Schools Provide Clean, Healthy Environments Back to School season is here!

Educational institutions can depend on their local SERVPRO® of Palm Desert Professionals for fast, thorough service in the event of fire, water or mold damage. With 24-hour emergency response, SERVPRO® of Palm Desert provides mitigation, cleanup and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to your curriculum. Your local SERVPRO® of Palm Desert also provides expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janitorial capabilities, including stain removal, upholstery and drapery dry cleaning, indoor air quality and vandalism cleanup. Our Professionals are trained to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards, using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants. Call us today for a free estimate.  We are Here in your Community and we are Here to Help

Why Do Carpets Seem to Smell Worse in Hot Weather?

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Why Do Carpets Seem to Smell Worse in Hot Weather? Do your carpets have an unpleasant odor?

As the Hot Weather increases so does a little known issue that many SERVPRO carpet cleaners have run into in their daily cleanings. The reason carpets seem to have an odor in hot weather is the volatile compounds, the source of the majority of all odors - become much more easily airborne as the room temperature increases. Bacteria grows quickly as temperatures rise, so a carpet that has no detectable odor before you arrive on the job might soon smell after a hot water extraction.

That's why, for example, an area of carpet soiled by a pet in the winter might not be noticed until it gets warmer in the spring and summer. When a carpet cleaner cleans this hidden urine spot with hot water, the heat and moisture provides food to the bacteria that feeds on urine residues and they start to multiply. Bacteria also feeds on food residues, such as a glass of milk spilled in the winter that was blotted, but not fully cleaned. This kind of soil can smell sour after carpet cleaning. Bacteria multiply very rapidly once activated, thus causing odors to appear quickly.

SERVPRO of Palm Desert technicians have the ability to use their SERVPRO products to deal with these stains and unpleasant odors and clean your carpets "Like it never even happened."

Why Duct Cleaning?

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Why Duct Cleaning? Improve the Quality of your Indoor Air with Duct Cleaning

SERVPRO of Palm Desert is offering Duct Cleaning Services. We have been so successful in our training and implementation of this service. This is a much needed value to our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration jobs, Mold Remediation, Cigarette Smoke, Cigar Smoke and various other related jobs.

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 odors, dust and other contaminates. 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. SERVPRO of Palm Desert 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.

For more information on duct cleaning contact your SERVPRO of Palm Desert today at 760-346-7270. We are nearby and ready to serve you.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Dryer Vent Cleaning Check your dryer vent on a regular basis.

Excessive lint build up occurs slowly and gradually. You don't realize it is happening. You think that by cleaning out the lint filter after each use you are doing your job and maintaining the dryer. Not quite!

A full load of wet clothes contains about a half gallon of water. Lint is created from the clothes as water is removed during the drying process. This lint will build up in crevices deep down inside the lint filter trap, and all along the dryer vent hose. At the end of the day, your dryer is the number 1 source of fire in the home.

In 1999 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) developed a report called the “Report on Electric and Gas Clothes Dryers.” In that report, they determined that of the 15,000 fires studied in one year, electric dryers were over 2.5 times more likely to be the cause of the fire than gas dryer. Fires originated most frequently from two places: dryer venting and the lint trap.

What are the warning signs that dangerous lint build-up is occurring in your dryer and venting system? Well, the symptoms may include:

* Clothes take longer and longer to dry

* Clothes don't fully dry

* Clothes are hotter than normal at the end of the drying cycle

* The outside of dryer gets very hot

* The outside exhaust vent flapper does not open very much indicating low exhaust velocity

* Laundry room becomes more humid than it is usually

* Burnt smell is evident in the laundry room

Give us a call at SERVPRO of Palm Desert and we will help you eliminate this fire hazard in your home.

Why Do Carpets Seem to Smell Worse in Hot Weather?

7/25/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Why Do Carpets Seem to Smell Worse in Hot Weather? Odors in Carpet Increase in Hot Weather

As the Hot Weather increases so does a little known issue that many SERVPRO carpet cleaners have run into in their daily cleanings. The reason carpets seem to have an odor in hot weather is the volatile compounds, the source of the majority of all odors - become much more easily airborne as the room temperature increases. Bacteria grows quickly as temperatures rise, so a carpet that has no detectable odor before you arrive on the job might soon smell after a hot water extraction.

That's why, for example, an area of carpet soiled by a pet in the winter might not be noticed until it gets warmer in the spring. When a carpet cleaner cleans this hidden urine spot with hot water, the heat and moisture provides food to the bacteria that feeds on urine residues and they start to multiply. Bacteria also feeds on food residues, such as a glass of milk spilled in the winter that was blotted, but not fully cleaned. This kind of soil can smell sour after carpet cleaning. Bacteria multiply very rapidly once activated, thus causing odors to appear quickly.

SERVPRO of Palm Desert technicians have the ability to use their SERVPRO products to deal with these stains and unpleasant odors and clean your carpets "Like it never even happened."

Why Duct Cleaning?

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Why Duct Cleaning? Improve the Quality of Your Indoor Air with Duct Cleaning

SERVPRO of Palm Desert is offering Duct Cleaning Services. We have been so successful in our training and implementation of this service. This is a much needed value to our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration jobs, Mold Remediation, Cigarette Smoke, Cigar Smoke and various other related jobs.

 

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 odors, dust and other contaminates. 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. SERVPRO of Palm Desert 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.

For more information on duct cleaning contact your SERVPRO of Palm Desert today at 760-346-7270. We are nearby and ready to serve you.

Why Do Carpets Seem to Smell Worse in Hot Weather

7/25/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Why Do Carpets Seem to Smell Worse in Hot Weather Odors in Carpet Increase in Hot Weather

As the Hot Weather increases so does a little known issue that many SERVPRO carpet cleaners have run into in their daily cleanings. The reason carpets seem to have an odor in hot weather is the volatile compounds, the source of the majority of all odors - become much more easily airborne as the room temperature increases. Bacteria grows quickly as temperatures rise, so a carpet that has no detectable odor before you arrive on the job might soon smell after a hot water extraction. 

That's why, for example, an area of carpet soiled by a pet in the winter might not be noticed until it gets warmer in the spring. When a carpet cleaner cleans this hidden urine spot with hot water, the heat and moisture provides food to the bacteria that feeds on urine residues and they start to multiply. Bacteria also feeds on food residues, such as a glass of milk spilled in the winter that was blotted, but not fully cleaned. This kind of soil can smell sour after carpet cleaning. Bacteria multiply very rapidly once activated, thus causing odors to appear quickly.

SERVPRO of Palm Desert technicians have the ability to use their SERVPRO products to deal with these stains and unpleasant odors and clean your carpets "Like it never even happened" 

When Choosing the Best Carpet Cleaning Company

5/3/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning When Choosing the Best Carpet Cleaning Company Choosing the Best Carpet Cleaning Company for your Carpets!

When it comes to carpet cleaning SERVPRO of Palm Desert has over 36 years of experience. Carpet has many advantages as a flooring material, but spills can leave stains and daily traffic takes its toll. SERVPRO of Palm Desert wants you to know the methods of cleaning to help your carpets look better and last longer.

Regular Vacuuming provides the first line of defense against soil and grit that can damage the carpet fibers. But carpets also need regular professional cleaning to keep them looking their best. SERVPRO of Palm Desert recommends planning to thoroughly clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months, more often in high-traffic areas. If you have light-color carpet and/or kids or pets, you may need to clean more often per year. Always follow the carpet manufacturer's cleaning guidelines.

SERVPRO offers several methods of cleaning:

Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.

Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.

Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.

Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.

Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

When you hire a professional you have so many companies to choose from, however SERVPRO of Palm Desert maintains training and teaching our staff on the kinds of carpets, best methods available and best equipment for the job. Not only does a professional have far more powerful equipment than you're likely to buy or rent, they have far more experience removing stains. If you would like a free estimate please give us a call. 

Duct Cleaning

6/26/2013 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Palm Desert is so pleased to announce that we are offering Duct Cleaning Services. We have been so successful in our training and implementation of this service. This is a much needed value to our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration jobs, Mold Remediation, Ciggarette Smoke, Cigar Smoke and various other related jobs.