Recent Cleaning Posts
Great Time for a Duct Cleaning
Ducts before and after a cleaning by SERVPRO.
While summers in South Dakota typically get hot, we don’t typically see that heat until late July and in to August. This summer has been the exception. We kicked off June with two weeks of temperatures above ninety degrees! While this has led many folks to seek solace at their favorite local watering hole, it also means you have probably been running your air conditioner more than usual. Looking for a way to improve the efficiency of your HVAC unit so it doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up? SERVPRO of Sioux Falls has just the solution!
Our team can perform a duct cleaning at your home that will get your air flowing at peak efficiency. Over time our HVAC system picks up dust and debris that can make your system run less efficiently. A duct cleaning with SERVPRO knocks the dust and debris loose so it can be vacuumed out and collected, leaving you with a clean, efficient HVAC unit!
Move Out Cleaning
Basement filled with garbage and debris
Our team was recently contacted by a customer who needed the basement of their parent’s home cleaned so they could make preparations for the sale of the home.
After an initial inspection, our production manager realized it will be a big, multi-faceted job. The basement was not taken care of and random garbage was mixed in throughout items that can be cleaned and saved. So on top of throwing out unnecessary items, our team will not be cataloging certain contents to bring back to our cleaning station and restoring for the customer!
After we had got a few sections of the basement clean, our crew noticed some mold growth on the lower sections of the wall and decided to begin mitigating the mold damage after consulting with clients.
Jobs like this happen frequently with SERVPRO. We may be called in for one thing and recognize another issue that needs addressing. We want to be your go to for any damage in your home. If we can’t restore it, our re-construction team can certainly rebuild it to your specifications!
How often should I have my carpets cleaned?
SERVPRO Employees cleaning carpet
Getting your carpets cleaned is a lovely refresher for your home. The natural bounce of the carpet picks up a bit and your home feels more fresh and clean. Unfortunately, we often forget about getting our carpets cleaned as our daily lives can get busy or hectic. Who has time to rent a carpet cleaning machine and set aside the time to use it when you’re running kids to appointments and practices. There is no magic number to how often your carpets should be professionally cleaned. Some people say one to two times a year. Really it depends on the type of traffic in your home. Pets and kids running around? Family member with a bad habit of leaving their shoes on in the home? You might want to consider getting your carpets done twice a year. Want to not worry about it at all and have a team of professionals take it off your hands? Well, you’re in luck!
SERVPRO of Sioux Falls is trained in using hot water extraction techniques to clean your carpets and bring new life in to them! Whether the job calls for a portable unit or our more powerful truck mounted system, SERVPRO has the tools and the know how to get the job done right!
Removing Vaping Residue from your Sioux Falls Home
Residue from vaping viewed under black light
As many folks have turned to vaping to get off of their smoking habit, some people assume that vaping does not leave a residue in your home as the material is vaporized rather than combusted, as is the traditional method with nicotine consumption.
While it may not leave the signature yellow tinge or odor of cigarette smoke, vaping can still leave residue clinging to the surfaces of your home. In this instance we used a black light to highlight for the home owner the residue left behind. As you can see in the photo, while not always visible to the untrained eye, vaping indoors does leave a residue behind.
As your premiere local cleaning company, SERVPRO of Sioux Falls is Here to help remove those stains from your walls! With our industry leading cleaning products created in-house, we can clean up any home “Like it never even happened.”
Why to get your ducts cleaned
Duct work before and after cleaning
Why is it so important to have your air ducts cleaned? The air that fills your home circulates through ducts multiple times a day while filling your living spaces. This is also the air that you and your family are breathing in. Ducts often get clogged with dust and debris, often times workers find toys, animals, loose change, food and so much more! Here at SERVPRO we do air duct cleaning that has multiple benefits such as:
- Create a cleaner living environment for you and your family
- Reduce allergens and irritants
- Removes unpleasant smells and odors
- Improves airflow quality
When your duct system is clean it does not work as hard to maintain your desired household temperature decreasing the amount of energy being used. It is important to have your air ducts cleaned every 3-5 years.
Proactive or Reactive Viral Pathogen Cleaning
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned promotional image.
The nation has examined and reconfigured nearly all of our cleaning and hygiene protocols over the past year. It has been a time of change and reflection, with the intention of providing customers and citizens with the peace of mind that the places that they frequent have been cleaned with the best procedures. As information has been changing regularly over the past year, SERVPRO has been at the forefront of developing new procedures and programs for cleaning.
Even with enhanced cleaning protocols at your business, something may come up that you are not prepared to handle. Let SERVPRO of Sioux Falls help you out! We are experienced in viral pathogen cleanings and know how best to clean your business space to better protect your clients. With our Certified SERVPRO Cleaned program, we are able to consult with you and tailor a cleaning program that fits your business needs. As we know unforeseen events can happen at anytime, we are treating viral pathogen cleanings as emergencies and aim to respond to your cleaning inquiries with the same quickness that we do a fire or water loss.
Call us today at 605-213-3303!
Carpet Cleaning with SERVPRO
SERVPRO Technician cleaning carpet
Renting a carpet cleaning unit from your local hardware store and cleaning your carpets seems like an easy enough task to complete. You need to plan ahead and find a time that you can try and get the other people in your home and any pets you may have out of the home. Furniture needs to be arranged moved around so the majority of your carpet can be cleaned. You need to reserve the time to rent the cleaning machine and make sure you know how to use it as well as any stain removal techniques. Okay, maybe this isn’t as simple as we thought.
Why you should use SERVPRO
If the process of cleaning your carpets gets to be too much of a headache, give SERVPRO a call! We have staff trained incarpet cleaning, stain removal, and upholstery cleaning. Let us take the stress off your mind and professionally clean your carpet using our hot water extraction techniques. Using a professional service like SERVPRO means instead of a rented, weaker portable unit used to clean your carpets, we will come to your home with our truck mounted system to make your carpets look and feel brand new! A truck mounted system uses hot water blasted in to your carpet to knock loose and dirt and debris and the high powered suction of our truck mounted vacuum system to pull the water, dirt, and debris from your carpets.
If your Sioux Falls area home is ready for a deep carpet clean, call the pros at SERVPRO of Sioux Falls to schedule today!
Should you schedule a dryer vent cleaning?
Dryer vent before and after cleaning.
Getting your dryer vent cleaned is something that might often slip your mind. You probably don’t give much thought about your dryer unless it is not working as it should. One of the easiest signs to notice on a dryer vent that needs cleaning is clothes still being wet or damp after a normal cycle.
Why should you get your dryer vent cleaned?
A dryer vent clogged with lint can be a very dangerous fire hazard. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, clothes dryer fires are responsible for $35 million dollars in property damage annually, with failure to clean dryer vent being the most frequent cause at 34%. If the vent is clogged with highly flammable lint, the heat produced by a normal drying cycle can easily start a fire in your home.
Benefits of getting dryer vents cleaned:
On top of the peace of mind from knowing that your dryer vent is clear and poses a lower risk of causing a fire in the home, a dryer vent cleaning can vastly improve the efficiency of your dryer. On top of saving time, a clean, efficient drying machine can help save money on your utility bill. If you typically dry 4-5 loads of laundry a week, the industry recommendation is to have your dryer vents cleaned annually.
At SERVPRO of Sioux Falls, we know the importance of having a clean dryer vent system. We are equipped to clean your vents using our truck mounted system. Call us at 605-213-3303 to schedule yours today!
Sioux Falls commercial facility cleaning
SERVPRO employees cleaning commercial facility
As your Sioux Falls area company grows and expands you may be required to look for a new space to fit the needs of your company for years to come. It can be a very exciting, yet stressful time. Let SERVPRO of Sioux Falls take some of that stress off of you by hiring us for all of your commercial facility cleaning needs. What better way to welcome your employees to their new workspace than having it professionally cleaned before moving in.
What does a commercial facility cleaning from SERVPRO entail?
The simple answer is, whatever you want it to. No matter how detailed and in depth you want your facility cleaned, SERVPRO is Here to Help. We bring to the table over 50 years of cleaning experience, over 100 proprietary cleaning products, and the equipment to get the job done. From a small scale single occupant office space, to manufacturing facilities over 50,000 Sq. Ft., no job is too big. We can handle something simple like sweeping and mopping, while also being able to provide more extensive cleaning services such as odor removal or HVAC system cleanings.
Call SERVPRO of Sioux Falls at 605-213-3303 to schedule your cleaning today.
Information about SERVPRO odor elimination
Dealing with odors in the home can be a nuisance.They can stem from many different sources and could take multiple treatments before the odor is eliminated. Sources of odors around the home can stem from tobacco and nicotine usage such as smoking and vaping, or pet debris and bodily fluids. Whatever the cause, SERVPRO of Sioux Falls is here to help!
At SERVPRO, we have the technology, training, and products to get your home smelling fresh in no time. Whether it means cleaning walls and carpets with our proprietary cleaning products, or using an Ozone machine to attach to and break down organic compounds causing odors.
If you recently moved in to or own a property in the Sioux Falls area where a noxious odor is present, call SERVPRO of Sioux Falls at 605-213-3303 to schedule an inspection and consultation ASAP!
Duct cleaning in your newly built home
New home under construction
As Sioux Falls consistently ranks near the top in terms of opportunity and low cost of living, it is a very appealing city for someone looking to find a place to call home. On top of the thriving real estate market, Sioux Falls is full of many great home construction companies that can help you build your dream home.
If you do have a new home built in the Sioux Falls area, you might find yourself not thinking twice about your HVAC system and duct work unless something is not working. Why would you need your ducts cleaned when the home and system are entirely new?
As a new home is constructed, typically the HVAC system is installed before a majority of the flooring and drywall is installed. With all these materials being cut, hauled, and installed throughout the home, it is likely that dust and debris will find it way in to your HVAC system and duct work. It is a very treatable issue, and SERVPRO of Sioux Falls is Here to help! Give us a call at 605-213-3303 to schedule a cleaning today. We’ll have your home and HVAC system operating as it should in no time!
The Lungs of your Home
Ducts before and after a cleaning.
The Lungs of Your Home - Allergens and Asthma
Through our everyday living, we contribute to contaminants and allergens in the home by shedding hair, dander, and skin cells. According to the HVAC Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Association, these contaminants are cycled throughout your home 5-7 times daily on average. These contaminants are particularly dangerous to people with allergy and asthma issues. As these allergens are with us year round, it is important to remove the buildup of allergens in our duct system so we aren’t constantly fighting an uphill battle. Reducing the amount of allergens in your home by having a duct cleaning performed is a good start to alleviating the ailments associated with allergies and asthma.
Bacteria, Viruses, Mold and Pathogens
Research has shown airborne viruses like Covid-19 that are primarily spread by respiratory droplets can be taken in and circulated by your HVAC system, contributing to the spread of airborne viruses. The small particles of viruses and bacteria can be kept alive in your HVAC system if they have access to food (skin cells) and moisture. The absence of UV Light and the presence of the other two elements are the perfect breeding ground for biological growth, including mold. Mold growth in the home, and particularly your HVAC system, can greatly exacerbate allergies and asthma.
Schedule a duct cleaning with SERVPRO of Sioux Falls today, our office can be reached at 605-213-3303. Breathe free with the knowledge that the lungs of your home have been cleaned by SERVPRO!
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program
Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.
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 Cleanedreflects 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 Sioux Falls today at 605-213-3303 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
Get a jump start on your spring cleaning by scheduling a duct cleaning with SERVPRO of West Sioux Falls
Duct work before and after cleaning
The sun is shining, birds are chirping, plant life has begun anew. That’s right, its almost spring time! There is just something about the beginning of the spring season that brings me joy. Being outside, breathing the fresh air and enjoying the sunshine can do wonders for us.
Wouldn’t you want that same fresh air coursing through your house when you have the windows closed up? Believe it or not, scheduling a duct cleaning with SERVPRO of West Sioux Falls could do wonders for your respiratory system.
Scheduling a duct cleaning with SERVPRO of West Sioux Falls will give us the chance to assess and clean out your HVAC system so as to rid your home of the dust and pollen that has collected. Think of your HVAC system as the lungs of your home. Wouldn’t you want your lungs running at optimal strength? A duct cleaning can do wonders on decreasing potential allergens in the home, as well as increasing the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Call SERVPRO of West Sioux Falls at 605-213-3303 to schedule yours today!
Benefits of duct cleaning
Before and after duct cleaning
As we get to the colder months of the year and we use our forced air systems more consistently, it can be a great reminder to look in to getting your ducts cleaned. The standard recommendation is to get your ducts cleaned every 3-5 years.
Let’s first discuss some of the negative affects of having dirty ductwork. Dust, mold spores, and pollen tend to collect in air vents. These three contaminants can cause a variety of respiratory issues. Residents with allergies or asthma can be greatly affected by the air quality they breathe.
Getting your ducts cleaned can help prevent issues arising from contaminants in the airflow system. Benefits to duct cleaning include:
- Improvement of air quality
- Increased energy efficiency helping to save money
- Fewer allergens disrupting everyday life
- Can remove unpleasant scents
How can SERVPRO help?
We at SERVPRO offer duct inspection and cleaning services. Call us to schedule an appointment and we will send a team to assess your ductwork and take the necessary steps to improve your air quality.
We’re Here to Help
Let us help you clean up for the holidays.
Adam and Zane are getting in the holiday spirit.
With the holiday season rapidly approaching, you can count on your local SERVPRO team to help you clean up before and after you host company. Anything from carpet and duct cleaning, to cleanup after water or fire damage occur. We are here to help you make it "Like it never even happened."
Call us today at (605) 213-3303
It's always interesting to see what hidden treasures will be discovered as we complete duct cleaning in a home. This week we were completing a duct cleaning in a home after a mold cleanup, and we discovered lots of toys and even five dead bats! It just goes to show that you may not even know what's lurking in your ducts.
Call us at (605) 213-3303 to schedule your free duct inspection and estimate.
Let our family help your family.
No one appreciates having his or her property vandalized. Dealing with things like graffiti can be stressful. This is a recent job we did erasing some graffiti from a retaining wall.
If you are in the Sioux Falls area, call SERVPRO of West Sioux Falls to help you out. We'll take your stress away, and make it “Like it never even happened.”