Recent Cleaning Posts

Are Dirty Carpets Making You Sneeze?

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

North Durham car covered in pollen dust.

The Bull City is home to prestigious universities, entertaining sports teams, beautiful arts centers, and pollen. For those suffering from tree allergies, the peak season of April is near. Welcome, the thin film of pollen dust that coats cars, and homes and leaves sufferers with watery eyes, and runny noses. Hence the greenish-yellow tint on cars across NC this time of year. According to a study done by Elon University, North Carolina has the dubious pleasure of being ranked high among states worst to live in for those with allergies.

If you leave your windows open to enjoy the fresh breeze coming through, you can expect the NC pollen to collect in your home like dust, thus potentially aggravating existing allergies. The constant battle to keep the pollen off the cars, and out of the home is enough for some people to just give up.

If your home has carpet, the pollen dust can collect in the fibers and even thoroughly vacuuming may still leave remnants behind.

SERVPRO® of North Durham offers residential and commercial carpet cleaning. Our technicians are courteous and knowledgeable in all the ways to remove stains, and clean your carpets to like new condition.

Call us anytime at 919-467-0880 to schedule services.



Source: Elon University Newspaper

Don't Store that in the Garage!

1/16/2017 (Permalink)


With the start of the new year, most of us try to accomplish new goals, a new fresh start.  Getting healthy, organizing our homes, bettering our lives' always seem to be at the top of the list.  One space to start cleaning out & organizing- the garage! That extra storage area that easily becomes a catchall for our items.  We have compiled a list of items that should not be stored in your garage. Get them out and reclaim your space.

1. Paint- Because the garage is prone to extreme temperature changes, paint should not be stored in the garage.  Recycle paint according to your county guidelines or donate it.

2. Electronics- If you are putting electronics out in the garage, you must not be using them.  Donate these items because they can not withstand the temperature fluctuations and will easily break.

3. Propane and Hazardous Chemicals- Proper ventilation is key for storage of propane and hazardous chemicals.  For safety reasons, these items need to be stored outside.  

4. Food- Keeping food in the garage is an open invitation to rodents and insects.  Although shopping in bulk can save money, storing extra food in the garage will cause problems. The moisture and humidity will spoil the food. Find room in the house for food storage.

5. Cardboard boxes- Insects, mice and other rodents love cardboard.  Invest in waterproof plastic bins to store your items.

Hope these tips help you gain back your garage. Happy Cleaning!