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Air Ducts & HVAC Cleaning Schedule

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Air Duct Cleaning SERVPRO West Oklahoma City Air Duct Cleaning Schedule SERVPRO West Oklahoma City

What is Indoor Air Quality and how does it affect those occupying a structure? It is important that the air we breathe is free from harmful particulates. The air in your home or place of business will circulate through a ventilation system so making sure each area within the structure is free from any contamination will play a huge factor in maintaining healthy levels of indoor air quality. 

Ventilation systems by nature will process dust, dirt, bacteria and many other particulates throughout your home. Of course filters should be changed regularly and we always recommend using a HEPA filter to achieve the highest level of industry filtration available.

So, when should I schedule air duct cleaning? We recommend cleaning the air ducts at least once a year but every few years might be more appropriate for some. What's most important is that you contain and remove airborne contaminants in your ventilation system that could cause respiratory harm to you or others within the structure. It may surprise how much dust can accumulate in a year's time especially with different seasonal weather factors. 

The air duct cleaning process is quite simple but will take a dedicated technician to spend the appropriate amount of time and effort into cleaning each ventilation duct. First your air duct cleaning company must provide the appropriate tools and equipment for the job. One piece of equipment that is leading the HVAC cleaning industry is called the BrushBeast by Rotobrush.

Each register in the home will need to be taken down with the help of a drill and possibly a ladder depending on the location of each register. Once these devices are removed, you can send the air duct cleaning hose into the ductwork. This hose is a vacuum hose and inside of that hose is a cable that rotates the brush head at the end very similar to a dryer vent cleaning tool. As the brush rotates it will agitate the inside of the ductwork where particles are extracted into the vacuum and contained for disposal. 

Water damage and microbial damage can also cause indoor air quality issues in your home. As air comes out of the unit, humidity levels are higher than air going in. When these humidity levels become too high many property owners can experience condensation buildup and even microbial damage on contiguous drywall. 

When a home is affected by mold or other microorganisms it is recommended that after the remediation is complete, air ducts in the home are also cleaned. The nature of microorganisms is to reproduce by going airborne to more sustainable environments. As these microorganisms become airborne they will process through the ventilation system. 

So we recommend home and business owners put a cleaning program or schedule in place to promote better indoor air quality because the air we breathe everyday is very important.

For more information about air duct cleaning services, give us a call.

Refrigerator/Freezer Cleaning & Deodorization

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaning Protocols at SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City Refrigerator/Freezer Cleaning & Deodorization Cleaning Protocols SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration™

Refrigerator/Freezer Cleaning & Deodorization

Many times customers will contact us with a need to disinfect or deodorize their refrigerator. This is usually caused by power going out and food spoiling within the refrigerator. SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City has trained technicians to handle such issues. Below we will share the proper cleaning procedures when dealing with foul odors inside a refrigerator or freezer.

This two part process will help you clean and disinfect your refrigerator. First you must clean out any material present in the refrigerator. Next you will need to apply a bio neutralizer and let it dwell for 24 hours. Completing these steps will insure the proper cleaning and deodorization of your appliance. 

Area Preparation:

  • Remove spoiled materials. 
  • If able, move the appliance outside. 

Cleaning:

  • If there are liquids from the spoiled food, use a disinfectant.
    • Apply using pump up or hand-held sprayer.
    • Dwell for 15 minutes.
    • Dispose of any liquid materials.
  • Mix Content Cleaner.
  • Clean appliance with soft bristle brush or cleaning sponge. 
  • Allow the detergent to dwell for 15 minutes. 
  • Clear water rinse.

Deodorizing:

  • Mix Bio Neutralizer.
  • Apply using sprayer.
  • Close the door and allow the chemical to dwell for 24 hours. 
  • Wipe surfaces down with Content Cleaner.
  • Ventilate.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Your Local, Proactive Cleaning and Disinfecting , Professionals.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward 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, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard 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 cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • 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 gain access to 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 – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City today at  405-265-7299 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.