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Wintertime Thoughts on Indoor Air Quality in Your Highland Home

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

A section of duct work in a home clogged with gray-colored debris, dust and allergencs Think about the indoor air quality of your Ulster County home before hunkering down for the winter temperatures!

We’ve been dealing with temps swinging from below freezing to an Indian Summer lately but no matter what, the winter temps will arrive and force us all to shutter indoors and hunker down. Indoor air quality becomes a focus as it’s driven by having to be in closed up environments for a period of time.

The big questions:

  1. Have you had your home duct work and dryer vents cleaned this year?
  2. Is your gas fireplace/gas stove checked yearly for emissions? Has the chimney been cleaned?
  3. Have you had water damage that created a mold problem?

The major answers:

  1. Have your air ducts and dryer vents cleaned, yearly is preferable. This can eliminate contaminants like mold and irritants. If you’ve had any renovations or work done in the home or experienced a fire, it’s vital to have the duct work cleaned out. A clogged dryer vent not only decreases the effectiveness of your dryer, traps irritants, dust and debris but can become quite a fire hazard.

-Have your fireplace and chimney inspected and cleaned (swept) as needed no matter if it’s gas or wood, also recommended yearly.

-Any type of water damage should be remedied asap. A plumbing professional and a water damage remediation company will address and stop the problems and therefore avoid secondary damages like mold growth and structural problems.

Some Causes of Indoor Air Pollution:

-Asbestos building products (Usually found in very old buildings and when the materials dislodge or are no longer intact)

-Biological contaminants such as mold, dust mites, viruses and pet dander.

-Carbon Monoxide

-Formaldehyde found in pressure treated wood.

-Lead in pre-1978 house paint.

-Particulates found in dust, pollen, cleaning sprays and poorly ventilated areas.

-Indoor tobacco use

-Some household cleaning products that have volatile ingredients like bleach and ammonia. (AKA, Volatile Organic Compounds or VOC’s).

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz’s cornerstone of work has been the remediation of water damage, but we also offer both duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. Our professionals use a proven Portable Ventilate and Duct Cleaning System to examine duct work and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

Call us today to schedule your duct or dryer vent cleaning and to learn more about how we can help you get your home ready for winter, our estimates are free, 845-255-4334.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

An image of an orange and green shield bearing the words Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing certainty and safety.

Let us help you get back to business in Ulster County

As our communities start to head towards re-opening in Ulster County, we’re all thinking towards a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water and mold, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in bio hazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a  custom cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touch-points, foot traffic and congestion areas.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will receive proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – even after life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz today at (845)255-4334 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.

Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Indoor Air Quality in your Kingston and New Paltz homes.

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

A man with an air mask over his mouth holding up a clogged home air filter The time is now to get your indoor air quality where it should be for winter.

Fall is finally in full swing in Ulster County and indoor air quality soon becomes a focus as it’s driven by the need to be in closed up environments.

Here are some things to consider before we're all hunkered down in the freezing temps waiting to be able to let the fresh air in again-


-Does your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room have adequate ventilation and exhaust fans?

-**Have you had your duct work and dryer vents cleaned this year?**

-When cleaning or doing laundry, do you use bleach, ammonia or aerosol spray cans?

-Is your gas fireplace/gas stove checked yearly for emissions? Has the chimney been cleaned?

-Do you smoke in your house?


-Consider hiring a professional to install exhaust fans if you need them. Mold loves moisture and humidity.

**Have your air ducts and dryer vents cleaned yearly. This can eliminate contaminants like mold and irritants. The dryer vents should be cleaned yearly for performance and fire safety. **

-Store flammable and dangerous cleaning products away from fire or closed in spaces. (See below link for VOC’s.)

-Have your fireplace inspected and cleaned as needed no matter if it’s gas or wood.

-Don’t smoke inside the house, keep it outside at a distance from the home to avoid a fire and preferably near a water source.

Some Causes of Indoor Air Pollution:

-Asbestos building products (Usually found in very old buildings and when the materials dislodge or are no longer intact)

-Biological contaminants such as mold, dust mites, viruses and pet dander.

-Carbon Monoxide

-Formaldehyde found in pressure treated wood.

-Lead in pre-1978 house paint.

-Particulates found in dust, pollen, cleaning sprays and poorly ventilated areas.

-Indoor tobacco use

-Some household cleaning products that have volatile ingredients like bleach and ammonia. (AKA, Volatile Organic Compounds or VOC’s).

**SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz uses a proven Portable Ventilate and Duct Cleaning System to examine duct work and make a clean sweep, removing years of debris, dust, allergens, pollen, dander and dirt.

Call us today to schedule your duct or dryer vent cleaning and to learn more about how we can help you get your home ready for winter, 845-255-4334.

How clean are the air ducts in your Ulster County home?

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Routine Servicing of your HVAC system and duct work is beneficial!

The fault for pollutants is often pointed at outdoor air, but you might be surprised to learn that indoor air quality can be far worse. By re-circulating air throughout the home, HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) allow the allergens in the air to be spread throughout the home.

Not sure if your ducts need a cleaning? We’ve put together some tips on when you should think about scheduling an appointment:

  • Allergies: Air moving through an HVAC system picks up all contaminants along the way, including naturally occurring allergens and pollen. Cleaning the ducts is highly recommended to aid sensitive groups who might have adverse reactions to allergens.
  • Rodents: Unfortunately, homes are never completely sealed against rodents and pests that can bring disease and infestation. They seek the same warm and dry shelter for their families as we do. If you’ve seen signs of animal nesting, call an exterminator as well as a certified cleaning services like SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz to get rid of all contaminants.
  • Mold: Mold can be the culprit in causing some health issues and because it can spread through the air, it can really get into the ducts quickly. If you’ve seen mold growth anywhere in your home, not only should you contact a mold remediation company like SERVPRO, but a duct cleaning should be scheduled as well to help eliminate further spreading of the spores.
  • Remodeling: Renovations, even small ones naturally cause dirt and debris to become airborne in your home, and these contaminants can easily find their way into the ducts. The HVAC system will continually cycle this throughout the home, so it’s a good idea to get those filters changed out and the system checked thoroughly.
  • High Energy Bill: The Department of Energy has found that 48% of a home’s electricity bill is from the heating and cooling system. If the system is weighed down with debris, dirt, dust and contaminants, it has to work harder to produce the same amount of air, using more energy than usual and therefore raising your utility bill.
  • Routine Contaminants: In addition to these scenarios, general household debris, pet dander and dust can all accumulate with time. There are a multitude of natural pollutants that can accumulate over time.

Getting the air ducts cleaned and your HVAC system serviced routinely is important for several reasons. Call SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz today to schedule yours!

Be sure to maintain your HVAC unit at your New Paltz home!

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Have your HVAC unit maintained regularly to avoid costly repairs!

In this type of summer heat in the Hudson Valley, we are thankful for air conditioning in our homes, but if you haven’t had regular maintenance, your HVAC system could suffer an untimely breakdown, and be costly in repairs and aggravation.

By keeping your AC unit regular maintained as well as having duct cleaning in your home taken care of, you are investing in a future of climate-controlled comfort, improving your home’s indoor air quality and helping your system run more efficiently. 

How Can HVAC Cleaning Make My System More Efficient?

A Heating & Ventilation unit that must deal with dust and debris to function properly and pump out air will have to work harder and expend more energy to get the same amount of cool air moved around your home. Considering that about half of your home’s energy usage goes to heating and cooling, helping things run more efficient can make a big difference in your overall bill.

Once the dirt and grime that builds up in your vents and ducts is cleaned out, air can flow more freely through the home, permitting your system to expend less energy to adjust the temperature as well as removing more dust and allergens from the air.

Can That Make My HVAC System Last Longer?

With proper maintenance and cleaning, one can expect an HVAC unit to last 15–20 years—but without proper cleaning and avoiding regular maintenance, that might not be the case. A dirt-saturated HVAC unit is constantly under stress when the system is on, therefore it will deteriorate quicker due to the energy it’s spending. 

Also, substances like mold and mildew can build up within your ducts and not only cause irritants in the air but also cause damage to the unit, which will need a professional to address in order to prevent further spread of allergens, mold and mildew throughout the house. 

Rodents and pests can also make themselves at home in your ducts, it’s an ideal safe and warm spot for them to set up shop and that could lead to an extreme pest control issue if left undisturbed. Having your ducts cleaned regularly ensures you can identify problems early and before they lead to costly breakdowns instead of waiting until a big problem happens.

By maintaining and keeping your HVAC ducts clean and the system working at it’s ideal levels, you are protecting the investment you have made in your home. Calling a professional to assess if your ducts need cleaning is the surest course of action to be proactive about problems before they become bigger than necessary.

Do you think your air ducts might need to be cleaned? Call SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz today to have one of our certified technicians take a look!

Dirty air ducts and clogged dryer vents equals hazard for your New Paltz, Kingston or Saugerties home.

6/9/2019 (Permalink)

Home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss, according to FEMA.

If you notice your dryer taking longer to get your clothes dry or perhaps you can’t recall the last time the vent was cleaned, NOW is a good time to call SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz to take care of it for you. Our trained experts will have it cleaned for you in no time. In the meantime, make sure you clean out the lint filter before and after each use. Also, if you notice a nest of any kind or any blockage including the vent flap, get rid of those obstacles as soon as possible.

While we’re taking care of the dryer vents, we can look at the duct work in your home as well. All too often, your HVAC system has been running for some time without being cleaned or maintained as it should. Dirty ventilation systems circulate odors, irritants like dust and contaminants like mold throughout your home and is the culprit for poor indoor air quality.

Keeping the HVAC system clean can help expand it’s working life and let it operate at peak condition. That could help save money and future headaches! Should you suffer a fire or have suspected mold growth, then duct cleaning is positively essential.

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz offers a variety of valuable services no matter what you might need in your home or business. We’re your one-stop-shop from remediation to reconstruction and everything in between! Give us a call to see how we can help 845-255-4334.

You’ll be amazed how SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz can clean your home or business like never before!

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

We're so much more than fire and water damage, call us today to get your property in tip-top shape!

When you’ve lived or worked in the same environment for a while, it’s easy to not notice the ground-in dust, dirt, stains or odors that might’ve accumulated over time or that you never realized were there before! Perhaps you’re looking to sell your home in Saugerties or just purchased new in New Paltz and want the property in the best possible shape?

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz has experienced technicians to clean every area of your home from bathrooms to carpets to garages to that little nook in the kitchen you could never get to. Our teams utilize the latest stain and odor-removing technology and equipment. We’re also a proud member of the EPA’s Design for Environment initiative (EPA/DFE) and offer GREEN cleaning alternatives.

There is an endless list of cleaning services we’re happy to provide, including dryer vent and duct cleaning, post- construction cleaning, furnace puff-backs, bio hazards and sewage issues. We’re trained and certified in all areas of mitigation for both residential and commercial properties and can work with your budget to give you the results you’re looking for!

SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz, always here to help. (845)255-4334.

Dealing with hoarding issues in Kingston/New Paltz homes

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Hoarding situations can lead to other issues in a home like water damage and mold.

A person with a hoarding issue in any residence in Highland, Kingston or New Paltz has difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions due to their perceived need to save them. The thought of disposing of items causes distress and sometimes, that person doesn’t think their habits are a problem. Often, these items are things that others would throw away like wrappers, packaging, and garbage.

This sensitive situation can lead to several problems such as accumulation of items for years making for dangerous areas filled to capacity. Rodents, fleas, bugs, and other vermin may be present which creates an unsanitary living area. The inability to access and address appliances needing repairs can lead directly to water damage and possibly mold infestation. Each case is very different and handled sensitively by SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz professionals.

Sometimes, our teams are called to address a fire, smoke or water damage situations and will encounter hoarding issues when they arrive at the home. Our staff will work with the insurance company regarding the contents, and once approved, they will clean and pack the items up to be stored while the other damages are remedied to preloss condition.

Occasionally we are called to a home following a tragedy of a loved one and will work with the family members in locating important or sentimental things or legal documents. The SERVPRO staff will assist the family in whatever way possible in a difficult time.

If you are faced with a hoarding situation, no matter the size, our trained professionals will help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Healthy Home tips and what can really make a healthy home

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

This is NOT what you want to see in your duct work, let the experts at SERVPRO take care of it for your home or business.

As fall is in full swing, here are some things to consider before we're all hunkered down in the freezing temps waiting to be able to open the windows again.

-Do your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room have adequate ventilation and exhaust fans?

-Do you change your air filters once a month?

-When cleaning or doing laundry, do you use bleach, ammonia or aerosol spray cans?

-Is your gas fireplace/gas stove checked yearly for emissions?

-Was your home built before 1978? If so, has it been checked for lead-based paint?

-Do your bathrooms have carpet?

-Do you smoke in your house?

Causes of Indoor Air Pollution:

-Asbestos building products (when dislodged, no longer intact)

-Biological contaminants such as mold, dust mites, viruses and pet dander.

-Carbon Monoxide

-Formaldehyde found in pressure treated wood.

-Lead in pre-1978 house paint.

-Nitrogen dioxide

-Particulates found in dust, pollen, cleaning sprays and poorly ventilated areas.

-Tobacco smoke

-Volatile organic compounds including household cleaning products, pesticides and aerosol propellants.

Having the ducts in your home or business cleaned can eliminate contaminants like mold and irritants in your home. SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County uses a proven Portable Ventilate and Duct Cleaning System to examine duct work and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

Other benefits of cleaning the ducts and HVAC:

-Lowers indoor air pollution 

-Reduces pet dander

-Eliminates offensive odors

-Restores peak operating condition

-Prolongs the life of the system.

Call us today to schedule your duct cleaning! 845-831-3600

Routine Maintenance You Can Perform on Your HVAC System | SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Call 845-255-4334 for your HVAC Cleaning needs!

Homeowner Fact: Energy Star estimates that as much as half of the energy expenditure from a home is a result of energy spent heating and cooling. While we all want to keep our homes as comfortable as possible, installing and maintaining an HVAC system is quite the investment for a homeowner.

Because this system is so important, doing regular maintenance is a great way to catch problems before they become serious and extend the longevity of your system. Here are some HVAC maintenance tasks every homeowner can do:

  • Filter swap. For maximum air quality and efficiency, your HVAC filters should be switched out every 30 - 90 days depending on the quality of the filter. Other ways to improve heating and cooling include using the highest efficiency of filter your HVAC manufacturer recommends and ensuring a secure fit when filters are installed.
  • Limit dust. Simply dusting and vacuuming your home regularly can do wonders for your HVAC system. By getting these pollutants out of your home, you’re stopping them from having the ability to invade your air conditioning system. Always use the highest efficiency filter for the vacuum, and purchase a model with HEPA certification.

Tip: If construction is happening on your home, seal off supply and return registers in the house. Wait to unseal them until the dust has been cleaned away.

  • Check for drainage often. When the AC is running, a lot of moisture is generated by the system. Cooling coils remove water from the air, but if the drainage becomes obstructed they can become contaminated and create the perfect environment for mold. Regularly check drain pans and nearby surfaces for moisture accumulation.
  • Schedule regular maintenance. While there are quite a few things homeowners can do to maintain their HVAC system, having a professional survey your system twice per year is the best way to make sure your system is running as efficiently as possible. A deep cleaning can improve air quality and heating and cooling costs, so your family can breathe better.

If you think it’s time to get your HVAC system assessed and cleaned, contact SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz today!

Why Consider Professional Carpet Cleaning? | SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Call 845-255-4334 to set up your carpet cleaning today!

For most homeowners, carpet cleaning isn’t a regular chore. Many assume that vacuuming will suffice, so it might not seem like something that needs to get done. However, there are a lot of messes that vacuuming can’t tackle.

Not only do carpet companies typically require regular cleaning to maintain the warranty, but there are several other reasons why carpet cleaning is a wise choice. By improving air quality, making your personal cleaning routine easier and even helping banish bugs and mites, carpet cleaning is a smart choice for any homeowners looking to extend the longevity of their floors.

Still not convinced? Here are some reasons that carpet cleaning is a smart choice:

Extend your carpet’s life. Older homes often have carpets that look “tired,” when the reality is just that they’ve been too dirty for too long. Dirt acts like sandpaper to the delicate carpet fibers, and every time carpet is walked on, it becomes more deeply embedded and shortens the lifespan.

Improve indoor air. It’s disturbing enough to think that carpet contains dirt, but there are also more heinous pollutants and bacteria lurking within the fibers. Every time outside air comes into the home, contaminants come right along with it. Because vacuuming only handles surface-level debris, the chances are good that there are deeper factors hurting indoor air quality.

Remove mites and bugs. Just as with other soft surfaces in the home, plush carpet fibers are the perfect place for mites and bugs to reside. A thorough cleaning will make for an inhospitable living environment for the critters, while maintaining a regular schedule will keep them from coming back.

Have easier floor maintenance. While vacuuming serves as a surface-level solution to a deeper carpet problem, the two can be quite complementary! Carpets that are cleaned regularly will be easier to vacuum because the heavy-duty dirt and debris have already been eradicated.

Still not sure if carpet cleaning is for you? Get in touch with our team of carpet cleaning professionals today to discuss how it can benefit your home!

Perfect Paint Is a Wall Clean Away | SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Call 845-255-4334 to set up a general cleaning today!

Because painting is a more accessible DIY project, it’s the one that homeowners commonly choose to do themselves. While sprucing up your home is great, there are steps to take toward perfect paint even before you pick out your new favorite color.

Most homeowners aren’t familiar with the dangers of not cleaning the walls until it happens to them. Fortunately, being properly prepared is just a few steps away. No matter how tight the budget, making room for proper preparation will stretch it further in the long term. SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz has seen a lot of paint go wrong—so here’s how to make it go right.

###Paint Will Chip and Flake The shelves of the hardware store are filled with paint brands advertising the highest tech product, but regardless of the brand, no paint can stick to everything. Painting over walls covered in dust or dirt might seem passable but will have long-term consequences. The particles will not only make the paint uneven, but it will begin to chip and flake in time. The cleaning and painting that will be required to fix this can quickly derail a remodeling budget and create future problems in your home.

###Paint Can’t Bind to Grease Dust and dirt are bad enough, but grease can derail your project from the very beginning. Grease and residues prevent paint from binding to the wall, leading to splotchy, uneven drying. Logically, your kitchen and mudroom might be the only place you consider this—however, with central air systems, grease and debris can go anywhere. The only solution for splotchy paint is sanding the wall and starting over—something most homeowners are not keen to do.

###High Long-Term Costs From home-flips to changing tastes, chances are, your walls will need to be painted again at some point. Even if the flaking has yet to begin, debris lodged between the paint and the wall will eventually require professional attention. Whether you are faced with this when you want to change the color palette or you have to deal with it when a potential buyer requests a painting budget, it will be an out-of-pocket expense either way.

No matter if you’re buying, selling or sprucing up, your future self will thank you for investing in a professional wall cleaning service. Whether your paint has to survive your lifetime or just until the next change in taste, a properly prepared wall will make it happen!

From total overhaul remodels to freshening up, SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz can help your walls look like new in no time!

Is Duct Cleaning on Your To-do List? | SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Call 845-255-4334 to have SERVPRO clean your duct system!

While outdoor air is often considered the culprit of pollution, indoor air quality is typically far more contaminated, partly due to the recirculation of air from central heating and cooling units. Cycling air through the home also cycles all the debris within it.

If you don’t know if your home’s ducts need to be cleaned, below are some common scenarios that might apply to you:

  • High Energy Bill: Did you know that 43 percent of a home’s electricity bill is from heating and cooling the home? The HVAC system can contain contaminants that decrease efficiency because the unit is working harder to distribute out the same volume of air—if you’ve noticed a more expensive bill, a dirty HVAC system might be the culprit.

  • Remodeling: If you’ve recently remodeled in your home, you’re aware of how much dust and debris it stirs up. Ducts are a magnet for these contaminants—meaning without a thorough cleaning, the debris will continue to cycle through your home’s air.

  • Mold: Mold can lead to a number of health issues, and should be taken seriously. Mold infestations spread through the air, so if there has been any evidence of growth, immediate cleaning is advised.

  • Allergies: As the air runs through the ventilation system, it picks up every contaminant along the way. If someone is your family has been suffering from unexplained allergies or respiratory issues, debris within the ducts might be to blame.

  • Rodents: Unfortunately, homes are never completely sealed from the outside—and sometimes the outside makes its way in. If you’ve had signs of animal infestation within your ductwork, calling an exterminator and a professional cleaning service is advised.

  • Routine Contaminants: In addition to special cases, pet dander, debris and general household dust all add up over time.

If you can’t recall the last time the ducts have been cleaned in your home, SERVPRO® can perform an inspection and make sure your family’s air is clean.

Duct Cleaning

1/12/2016 (Permalink)

HVAC filter AFTER duct cleaning was performed.

This is a photo of a filter after a duct cleaning was conducted in a commercial building. By completing the duct cleaning, the air quality has improved in the building for all employees. According to NADCA, "Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health, such as mold, fungi, bacteria, and very small particles of dust. The removal of such contaminants from the HVAC system and home should be considered as one component in an overall plan to improve indoor air quality."

Call us today at 845-831-3600 for a free estimate! 

Go Green!

5/5/2014 (Permalink)

Did you know SERVPRO® offers “GREEN” alternatives for some of our products? SERVPRO® is a proud member of the EPA’s Design for Environment initiative (EPA/DFE).The EPA/DFE has established a set criteria for formulating environmentally friendly cleaning products. The initiative is designed to allow chemical formulators (such as our very own in-house chemists) a resource to formulate environmentally friendly cleaning products using environmentally friendly raw materials.

Some of the "Green" products SERVPRO® offers are:

Benefect® Botanical Disinfectant

SERVPRO® All Surface Green Clean

SERVPRO® Carpet & Upholstery Green Clean

SERVPRO® Window Green Clean

Contact us for more product information!

Its that Time of year! Spring Cleaning time!

3/25/2014 (Permalink)

Everyone can use a little spring-cleaning in his or her life. Out with the old, in with the new is what they say. It’s an old tradition to help us start the spring and summer seasons clean and fresh! If you need a little help with your spring-cleaning, don’t worry. Give us a call and we will help make your home or business like new in no time!