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Holiday Cleaning Hacks for Your Home

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

With the holidays right around the corner, you’re, more than likely, in the cleaning mode.

Frantically trying to get your home spic and spac, especially for your holiday company. So, as a gift to you, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties wants to provide you with some holiday cleaning hacks for your home.

Carpet Cleaning Hacks

  • If you have wax on your carpets, place a slightly damp towel on the wax. Next, place an iron on top of the towel for approximately 10-60 seconds (use best judgment). Then remove. Keep checking until the wax is completely removed.
  • Got kiddos? If you do, chances are, you have gum or crayon stains on your carpets/floors. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has effective SERVPRO specialized products designed just for those needs. Contact us to see how we will make it “Like it never even happened.”  

Choose the company that was voted #1 (multiple times) in Carpet Cleaning for the People’s Choice Awards.

Upholstery Cleaning Hacks

  • Need to clean off animal hair from your favorite couch or loveseat? Simply use a squeegee to extract the hairs from the upholstery, then vacuum.
  • To get rid of smelly odors on your upholstery, sprinkle baking soda on it. Let is sit for approximately 20-30 minutes, then vacuum.

Learn about the different specialized cleaning methods we offer for carpets and upholstery cleaning.

Garbage Disposal Odor Cleaning Hacks

  • If your garbage disposal is giving off an odorous smell, simply place an orange or lemon down the drain. And, voila, it’s like the smell never even happened.
  • To get rid of a smelly stench, sprinkle about a half-cup of baking soda into the disposal, followed by a cup of white or apple cider vinegar. Let the mixture bubble up and sit for 5-10 minutes. Then, turn on the disposal and run water to distribute the mixture throughout the unit. This is a great deodorizer.

Get more natural ways to clean your garbage disposal here.  

Whether you need carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, cleaning of your ceilings, floors and walls, drapes & blinds, air ducts & HVAC system, or sewage cleanup, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can make it “Like it never even happened.” Even if you need odor removal at your residential property, we properly handle that, too.

We hope you enjoyed these holiday cleaning hacks for your home. We strongly encourage you to take a load off this holiday season, and don’t worry about the cleaning. Leave it to us. Sit back, relax and be stress-free for the holidays. Being stress-free is a gift that’s priceless. Allow us to take care of your residential cleaning services for you. You’ll be happy that you did. Just give us a call at 573-339-1948.     

Cleaning Services for Your Home or Business

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Cleaning Services for Your Home or Business SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties offers effective cleaning services for your home or business.

Keeping your residential or commercial property clean can help protect your investment and increase the value of your property. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties offers a myriad of cleaning services for your home or business. We have the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

You may know SERVPRO as the leader in fire & water cleanup & restoration, but know what else we’re known for? Our professional residential cleaning services. We make a dirty, soiled carpet "Like it never even happened." And that’s one of the many reasons we were voted #1, again, in Carpet Cleaning for the Southeast Missourian’s 2018 People’s Choice Awards. We’ve received this prestigious awards for six years (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). We are so honored and humbled. We thank all of our customers, everyone who voted for us. Thanks for making this award possible.

Here are the residential cleaning services that SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties offers:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will get out the dirt you see and remove unwanted dust. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Air Duct Cleaning

Air duct cleaning is crucial for every home and business. It helps to keep clean air circulating and to reduce allergens, pet dander and mold. Consistent duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Odor Removal

We can help you get rid of odor removal in your home or business with our effective, proven process. 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 today.

Sewage & Biohazard Cleanup

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties does sewage & biohazard cleanup to make your home or business “Like it never even happened.” No task is too big for our specialists. We’re always ready and equipped to assist in the cleanup of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your residential or commercial property.

Anytime you need cleaning services for your home or business, you can trust SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties to get the job done efficiently and effectively. Not only can you rely on the leader in fire & water cleanup & restoration for your home and business needs, you can also rely on us for your carpet cleaning needs. Additionally, we clean ceilings, floors, walls, drapes, blinds, trauma/crime scene, vandalism and graffiti. We’re basically an all-encompassing company. Give us a call today: 573-339-1948.

The “People” Have Voted. Their “Choice” is SERVPRO.

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Well, the People’s Choice results are in, and it’s official. The people have spoken and voted SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties #1 in Carpet Cleaning.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us. We attribute our happy customers for this feat, for this success. And we dedicate this award to you. We are so humbled and thankful for this prestigious award.

The People’s Choice Awards is a local award tradition that affords the people of our beautiful, thriving community the opportunity to vote for their favorite company. There are more than 130 categories people can vote for. We’ve received the People’s Choice Awards for a number of years. We are honored to have received the #1 spot in Carpet Cleaning in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. And we are striving to claim it in 2019 and beyond.

When it comes to carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning or any of the other services we provide, we always strive to create happy customers, and our customers always create happy business owners and heroes here at SERVPRO. Our team of heroes help protect your investment with preventative maintenance for your carpets and upholstery.

Foot traffic, food, drinks, animals, etc. are all causes of dirty carpets and upholstery. It’s inevitable, whether you’re a homeowner or business owner, you’ll eventually need carpet cleaning and/or upholstery cleaning. Because even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. It’s a much more cost-effective option to get your carpets cleaned on a consistent basis than to replace it. Because, as you know, new carpets can cost you a pretty penny. We encourage restoring your carpets or upholstery versus replacing them for a number of reasons. One being protecting your investment. The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

Here at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties, we offer a myriad of specialized cleaning methods:

- Bonnet Cleaning, which is a less aggressive method for short pile carpets.

- Hot Water Extraction, which is a deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.

- Deluxe Precondition and Rinse, which helps restore deeply soiled areas.

- Showcase Premier Cleaning, which is the most thorough cleaning method in the industry.

- Dry Cleaning, which is a solution when color-fastness is an issue.

Next time you need carpet or upholstery cleaning for your residential or commercial property, go with the company the people would go with and voted #1 in Carpet Cleaning (thank you to our customers, to the people!): SERVPRO. Make the right choice and call us today: 573-339-1948.  

Green Means Clean

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Green Means Clean We perform a variety of cleaning services that will start you off right this spring!

SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is a member of the EPA’s Design for Environment (DfE) program. DfE evaluates human health and environmental concerns associated with traditional and alternative chemicals and processes in a range of industries. These evaluations and analyses empower hundreds of businesses to select safer chemicals and technologies. The EPA/DfE has established a set of criteria for formulating environmentally friendly cleaning products, and has put together a listing of safe cleaning components that can be used in Green cleaning formulations. As a member company, SERVPRO® can access this listing known as CleanGredients. From the listing, a formulation can be derived that incorporates “green” chemistry. SERVPRO® has formulated three Green Cleaning Products: Carpet & Upholstery Green Clean, All Surface Green Clean, and Window Green Clean. Spring is a popular season for some deep cleaning, and our green products allow us to complete almost any of your cleaning tasks.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

8/9/2016 (Permalink)

As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.

SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other short cuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.

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 contact any 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 at (573) 339-1948, and leave the restoration to us. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Dog Days of Summer

7/27/2016 (Permalink)

So what exactly are the "dog days of summer?"

National Geographic says this about the dog days of summer:

“…the dog days refer to the dog star, Sirius, and its position in the heavens. To the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” occurred around the day when Sirius appeared to rise just before the sun, in late July. They referred to these days as the hottest time of the year, a period that could bring fever, or even catastrophe.”

I think it’s safe to say that most people today aren’t referencing a star when they talk about the “dog days of summer.” No. We mean it’s hot. Really hot. So hot that doing anything outside is almost inconceivable!

Here in Cape Girardeau, MO, we are definitely going through the “dog days of summer” with temperatures into the 90’s almost every day this month! And we won’t even talk about the humidity… It’s easy to feel lethargic in this weather. Nonetheless, our crew members have been out on the road, in and out of buildings, and hauling heavy equipment in this heat because they are restoring buildings “like it never even happened.”

While you may be spending most of your day indoors to avoid the heavy heat, don’t think you can’t be productive! Use the “dog days” to achieve some *much needed* housekeeping tasks.  

Check your washing machine hoses.

We advise that you replace them if you find any cracks or bulges. Ideally, rubber hoses can be replaced with a steel-jacketed hose that can't split open Also check your filter screens to confirm that they are not clogged. If not discovered quickly, hundreds of gallons of water can flood out of a burst hose an hour. 

Sort and Organize the Pantry

How does the pantry always become so unorganized? Pull over your trash can and a box to use for food donations. Pull everything off of your pantry shelves and determine its future. Those opened and half empty boxes of food that were lost in the back are probably destined for the garbage. Food that has been in your pantry for over a year might be better appreciated at a food pantry. Secure open items you plan to reshelf in glass jars or ziploc bags to keep them fresh and bug free. Wipe down your shelves and reload.

Clean out the fridge.

How long has THAT been in there? Use your adrenaline from organizing the pantry to clean out your refrigerator (or take a quick cat nap and give yourself a pep talk to keep going). Pull over the trash can and have at it. Completely clear off all of the shelves, throwing away anything that is old or expired. Wipe down bottles or containers that may have gotten sticky and sanitize the shelves. Reshelf any items that are left, and add an open box of baking soda to act as a deodorizer.

Clean kitchen sink disposal.

We recommend using vinegar ice cubes to clean your disposal. Put some vinegar in an ice tray and let it freeze, then run the ice cubes through the disposal.  Not only does the vinegar clean and freshen the disposal unit, but the ice also sharpens the blades!

Don't forget to take a cue from the dogs - take time to relax and cool down!