2022 CLEANING VIDEOS
CAN CARPET CLEANING CAUSE MOLD
You have questions about carpet cleaning. And we have answers!
A frequently asked questions is….”Can Carpet Cleaning Cause Mold?”
Well the answer is…yes, it can. But there’s a much better question.
Will Properly done carpet cleaning cause mold? And the answer is no. In fact, keeping your carpet clean is a way to prevent mold infestation.
Mold requires three things to grow: warmth, bacteria and humidity.
Properly done carpet cleaning can actually sanitize your carpet through the use of very hot water.
The key is to dry the carpet quickly to prevent any mold grow, and that’s what a professional carpet cleaner is so good at!
Here’s some quick tips to avoid getting mold in your carpet. Purchase quality, anti-microbial, moisture resistant carpet and padding. Two. Avoid carpeting areas with higher humidity such as bathrooms, kitchens and basements. And Three. Quickly clean up spills and stains that may retain moisture.
And schedule routine professional cleaning for the right cleaning for your type carpet and fast drying to avoid mold grow.
For the best cleaning experience, It Pays to Call a Pro!
You have questions about carpet cleaning and we have answers.
You often ask, will carpet cleaning alone remove stains?
First of all, it's good to recognize that there is a difference between just a spot and an actual stain.
A spot, such as a spilt liquid is usually easy to wipe up.
That’s because a spot has not soaked into the fabric of the carpet. When it has, it becomes a genuine stain and is more difficult to remove.
So can carpet cleaning alone remove a stain?
Carpet cleaning helps but it takes additional work to remove a stain.
So that they will know the proper method to use, your carpet cleaner will need to determine the type of stain. Is it water soluble, solvent soluble, or a non-soluble stain?
For that reason, let us know upfront that it's not just a carpet cleaning job, and that stain removal will be required. Then make the smart choice. When it comes to cleaning, It Always Pays to Call a Pro!
ANSWERS TO CARPET CLEANING QUESTIONS
Is it worth getting carpets professionally cleaned?
The answer is yes. It is always worthwhile to get your carpets cleaned professional. And it should be done annually at least.
Perhaps one of the best reasons is simply for the appearance of your carpet. Professional cleaners have the expertise and the equipment to keep your carpet looking like new for its entire life.
Professional cleaning also offers health benefits. The fibers in carpet not only collect dust, but also allergens, bacteria and pollens. And more ugly stuff off the bottom of your shoes.
Another reason for professional cleaning is it will save your money. How? Properly maintained carpet will last your years longer. And carpet isn’t cheap.
So is professional cleaning worth it?
Absolutely. Schedule routine professional carpet for your carpet appearance, the health benefits and the extra longevity which will save you money.
9It’s the smart choice. It pays to call a pro!
VIDEO TEXT: CAN CARPET CLEANING GET RID OF FLEAS?
You want to know. Can carpet cleaning get rid of fleas?
The consensus is that carpet cleaning, particularly hot steam cleaning, will kill adult fleas in your carpet.
The problem is that there are eggs and flea larvae deep in your carpet. And carpet cleaning alone will not stop flea infestation.
So, does carpet cleaning help?
Yes, but additional pest treatments may be required.
Also, it’s important to remember, ridding your carpet of fleas is not enough.
If you want to reduce flea infestation, you need to treat your pets, your bedding, and even your clothes.
For all your cleaning challenges, make the smart choice that guarantees results.
IT PAYS TO CALL A PRO
VIDEO TEXT: WILL CARPET CLEANING GET RID OF URINE SMELLS?
Homeowners want to know. Will carpet cleaning get rid of urine smells?
Unfortunately, shampooing and steam cleaning alone can't be relied on to eliminate urine odors.
In fact, improper cleaning approaches can actually make carpet smell worse since hot water may activate the bacteria in both urine and similar waste materials.
So, does carpet cleaning help?
It may, but additional treatment is usually required.
Always let your professional carpet cleaner know upfront that you need to address stains & odors.
They will often use UV light to locate pet stains that aren’t still visible.
Professional cleaners may lift carpet to clean undersides and padding.
Finally, a cleaner may apply neutralizers that absorb or change the urine chemistry.
For all your cleaning challenges, make the smart choice that guarantees results.
IT PAYS TO CALL A PRO
2022 RESTORATION VIDEOS
You have questions about mold. And we have answers
You asked, How can I reduce exposure to mold in my home?
According to the Center for Disease Control, if you have asthma, or if you are immune-compromised you should not stay in a moldy home, or even be there while it is being cleaned.
Spend less time in your home. Stay with friends or relatives as much as you can until your home is dried and cleaned up. If the weather is good, spend more time outdoors.
Don’t spread mold. When you go into a moldy room take off your shoes before you walk through the rest of your house. If you can, change your clothes.
Create a separate sleeping area. If you have to sleep in a home with mold, seal off the cleanest room for sleeping with plastic tarps and always leave your shoes outside the room.
Use air conditioners and fans wisely. If your home has a whole-house HVAC system, don’t turn it on until it has been inspected—it could spread mold.
Clean, throw away, or seal moldy items. Wash and dry, or throw away, moldy bedding, towels, and clothing.
Play it safe. When you have a mold problem, don’t wait. It Pays to Call a Pro!
You have questions about water damage. You asked. Will water damage laminate flooring?
Well, yes, of course….ABSOLUTELY!
Laminate flooring is more and more popular. It is attractive, cleans easily, is scratch resistant and quite affordable.
But water can be a problem. Left wet too long, laminant flooring will buckle, crack, split or swell. Basically, ruin!
Your best strategy is to prevent water damage in the first place. Avoid laminate floors in water prone areas such as kitchens, basements or laundry rooms. Vinyl flooring is better suited for these areas. Wipe up water spills immediately to prevent
damage. And routinely check on your appliances, sinks and drains for signs of potential water problems.
Damaged laminate flooring must be replaced. But your first job is to locate the source of the water damage so that more damage is avoided. Then the damaged flooring should be removed one board at a time. Examine the underlay to make sure it is sound. Then replace your flooring. Hopefully you will have purchased a backup supply of flooring in case of emergencies. If not, match as closely as possible.
Whether you’re preventing water leaks, mitigating damage or restoring you’re your home to perfect condition, It Pays to Call a Pro!
VIDEO TEXT: WHAT ARE THE TOP CAUSES OF HOME FIRES
You have questions about home fire damage and we have answers.
You ask. What are the top causes of home fires? According to the National Fire Protection Association, here are the facts.
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Cooking represented 49 percent of home fires and 20 percent of home fire deaths.
The second leading cause of home fires is heating equipment issues with an average of over 48 thousand fires per year during the years from 2014 to 2018.
Number three is electrical. During the reporting years an average of 34,000 home fires results from wiring, lighting, cords and plugs issues. This led to 1.4 billion dollars in damages each year.
The next two are smoking and candle burning. 570 deaths occurred in 2014 as a result of smoking cigarettes, pipes and cigars. And an average of 90 deaths per year resulted from candle burning over the years 2015 to 2019.
So do some behaviors increase your chances of having a home fire?
Yes. Risky behaviors include smoking, hoarding and poor maintenance of heating and electrical systems.
A fire is a major disaster. As always for best results when it comes to restoration of your home, it pays to call a pro!
VIDEO TEXT: WHAT IS WATER DAMAGE MITIGATION?
You ask, What is Water Damage Mitigation?
Water damage mitigation and water damage restoration are different steps in a process. Mitigation means to mitigate or reduce damage by removing water quickly as possible.
Mitigation is the first step. It is critical, since the sooner and more completely water is removed, the less damage that will be incurred.
Mitigation may include removing visible water, removing affected structure such as ruined drywall and flooring, and then locating and removing hidden moisture.
Is mitigation the permanent fix?
No. Mitigation services are temporary. Technicians might use tarp or boarding up of window to prevent further damage. After mitigation, restoration is required to return things to normal.
Often the same firm provides both mitigation and restoration services. That is the fastest and most efficient to the water damage solution.
And that’s the reason, for best results, it pays to call a pro!
VIDEO TEXT: CAN WATER DAMAGE LEATHER?
You want to know. Does water damage leather?
The answer is yes. Water will damage leather if not properly treated. Leather absorbs water easily, letting it mix with the oils that make leather so durable and flexible.
The oils can then evaporate as the water leaves the leather. You may end up with cracked and brittle leather!
Can you prevent this damage?
Yes, if you take the proper actions…
First dry with a soft cloth. Do not apply heat as with using a hair dryer.
Then apply a good quality leather conditioner.
Finally, buff the leather after the conditioner has dried. Consider applying some beeswax crèam as protection.
Make the smart choice that guarantees results. It pays to call a pro!
2022 COMMERCIAL CLEANING VIDEOS
TEN INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT COMMERCIAL CLEANING
You have questions about commercial cleaning. And we have answers!
You asked, “What are some interesting facts about commercial cleaning.? The numbers vary. But here are some commonly accepted facts.
Many office desks contain 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.
An average office worker’s hands come in contact with 10 million bacteria per day.
By simply disinfecting your desk frequently, you can reduce sick days in the office by 30%.
Most cleaning products must be left on surfaces for at least 30 to 60 seconds before wiping away.
98% of office workers contract a contagious illness due to poor workplace sanitation
Up to 50% of diarrhea associated deaths can be reduced by washing the hands with the help of soap and water.
Since 50 to 60% of the average person’s time, is spent in the office, keeping your office clean should be a priority.
85% of people don't fully understand what green cleaning is - do you?
Carpet can hold as much as one pound of soil per square foot before it is noticed.
55% of cleaning firms’ contracts are lost due to poor service.
Insist on quality service you can depend on.
It Pays to Call a Pro!
You have questions about commercial cleaning…and we have answers. You asked, “How to clean commercial trash cans?”
It’s a good question, about an often-neglected commercial cleaning issue.
Why it is important to keep commercial trash cans clean? Here are four reasons.
ODORS. Do you really want your workplace and visitor areas to smell bad?
GERMS. Dirty trash cans are more likely to spawn germs and bacteria.
PESTS. The odors of a dirty trash container are more likely to attract flies, rodents, and other creatures.
MONEY. Poorly maintained trash receptacles will have a shorter like and need to be replaced.
Plastic trash cans should be cleaned weekly. Use warm water with soap or a mild detergent. For tougher dirt use a nylon scrubbie with a mild detergent. Tougher dirt and stains may require a combination baking soda and dish soap misture. Or brush with undiluted vinegar to remove really difficult stains.
These same steps will work to clean aluminum and stainless-steel trash cans. However, they require more care and attention.
Similar cleaning methods can be used for outdoor containers. However these can be a more complex issue. There are many types. Outdoor conditions can play a major factor in the cleaning and maintenance of trash containers. Overhead covering helps. As does limiting exposure to weather. Is there fencing for security? Is air quality poor? Will they be exposed to salty air and pollution? All these factors play a part.
As a rule, always use trash bags. To add life to your indoor and outdoor trash cans avoid using or loading in corrosive materials such as chloride cleansers, muriatic acid, or materials with a high iron content. And remember that salt is also corrosive.
For best commercial cleaning results, It Pays to Call a Pro!
What is the difference between industrial and commercial cleaning?
We have answers to your commercial cleaning questions. You ask, “What is the difference between industrial and commercial cleaning?
Industrial cleaning is a specialized cleaning service often taking place in very busy environments. Operations such as factories, manufacturing, warehouses, and power plants are continuous operations.
The challenge is to clean without interrupting operations. This required the flexibility to clean quickly around production schedules. And the knowledge and skills to clean, and sanitize industrial equipment and work environments.
Industrial cleaning services require a highly trained staff that is experienced and equipped to meet industrial cleaning challenges.
Additional services required in industrial environments may include the cleaning, stripping, refinishing and even sealing of plant floors. Expert cleaning of heavy-duty equipment. Loading dock power washing. And sometimes even, the repair and maintenance of equipment and work spaces.
All in all, industrial cleaning is a far more demanding and specialized challenge than typical commercial cleaning operations.
There’s no doubt about it. Whether you require commercial or industrial cleaning done properly, it pays to call a pro!
VIDEO TEXT: WHY IS A CLEAN OFFICE SO IMPORTANT?
We have answers to your most asked commercial cleaning questions.
You asked. Why is a clean office so important?
One reason is that first impressions matter. Your office is a sign of your professionalism. A dirty office gives the impression that you don’t take good care of your employees. The message that comes across is that you probably won’t take good care of your customers either.
Equally important is the effect a clean office has on the employee mood and morale. They will feel comfortable and safe. Also more productive, and happy to spend more time at their jobs.
Another reason is health. A clean office means a healthier environment, and fewer employee sick days and fewer missed deadlines.
Another benefit of a clean office is prolonged equipment. Dirty equipment doesn’t work efficiently It hampers office productivity. And poor cleaning and maintenance means a shorter life and higher equipment costs.
A cleaner office means more productivity and lower costs.
It’s one of your best investments. For a clean office environment, it pays to call a pro!
VIDEO TEXT: WHAT DO COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICE ACTUALLY DO?
You want to know. What do commercial cleaning service actually do?
Firms that offer these type of services provide virtually any type cleaning required.
For example, many offer janitorial services. On a daily, weekly or monthly basis they do basic house cleaning, including floor care, dusting, waste removal, hard surface cleaning, sanitation and more.
Commercial cleaning firms are there for you when you face special projects. Unexpected needs come up, and there are occasional projects such as post construction clean up. Commercial cleaners can handle these for you.
Many commercial cleaners today offer green cleaning. They use advanced, environmentally safe products that do a more in-depth job of creating a healthier workplace.
And most important in this day and age, commercial cleaners can provide expert sanitation against germs, bacteria and viruses.
So, what can a commercial cleaner offer? They offer a healthier workplace with fewer sick days. A professional appearance, and quality cleaning for long term savings for you.
The real question is not what they can do, it’s what you need done! All type service are available.
Just remember, whatever your cleaning challenge,
IT PAYS TO CALL A PRO
Jeff Cross: Editorial Director of ISSA MEDIA and creator of Totally Booked University. Nationally recognized cleaning and restoration trainer. Scuba diver extraordinaire.
Gary Arndts: Award winning copywriter. Cleaning and restoration SEO expert, DIY website trainer, author and creator of the Internet marketing service firm, BlueRaptor.