Recent Cleaning Posts

Commercial Cleaning Services

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

Office buildings and keeping them clean.Whether you need cleaning for a commercial office or require industrial cleaning services, your St. Augustine SERVPRO Professional can help. You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office or warehouse. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO professionals to make your workspace or warehouse look its very best.

A SERVPRO St. Augustine Professional will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products

Removing Cigarette Odors

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Cigarette smoke residue is a yellowish-brown, gluey substance that sticks to every surface in a home, making it difficult and time-consuming to remove. In order to completely eliminate cigarette smoke odor, you must thoroughly clean the tobacco smoke residue from every surface and every nook and cranny in the home.

First, allow fresh air to enter your home and then start systematically cleaning everything in the home. As a temporary solution, try using baking soda to absorb smells from the carpets and upholstery and place bowls of white vinegar, coffee or activated charcoal around the house.

However, the best way to get rid of tobacco odor is to clean your home:

§  Open all windows and doors to let as much fresh air in as possible.

§  Clean or replace the air filters, furnace filters and AC filters.

§  Clean walls and ceilings using products with ammonia and glycol - two ingredients that neutralize bad odors. Let the walls dry and check if the odor persists.

§  If you can still sense cigarette odor after cleaning, repaint the walls and ceilings with latex paint. Use a sealant designed to lock in odors before painting.

§  Clean everything in the home: floors, windows, carpets, furniture, upholstery, draperies, blinds and other household surfaces, fixtures and items. Hire a professional cleaning company if the tobacco smoke is too difficult to remove.

If you want inexpensive short-term solutions, try these tips:

§  Use an air purifier in your home.

§  Sprinkle baking soda on the carpets, leave it overnight to absorb bad smells, and vacuum it the next day.

§  Place saucers of white vinegar around the home and leave them overnight to neutralize the smell.

§  Get indoor plants which can absorb up to 87% of indoor pollutants.

§  Place small bowls of coffee throughout the home.

§  Use scented or non-scented candles.

§  Leave orange peels around the home.

§  Place pineapple slices around the room with all doors and windows closed for 24 hours.

§  Place bowls of activated charcoal around the home.

Completely removing cigarette smoke odor from a home is a very time consuming process. If the situation is severe, call the SERVPRO St Augustine !

Odor Removal

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Homeowners may be totally unaware that their home has an unpleasant odor.  It can be unrecognizable to them but immediately apparent to visitors on entering their home.

Candles, aerosol cans or cooking good smelling baked goods cannot get rid of the smell.  To eliminate the odor, the source of the smell first must be found and then removed.  Once this is done the affected area can be treated to rid the home of the unpleasant odor.

One of the most offensive odors to people looking for a new home is cigarette smoke.  Most buyers will not even look at or consider buying a home where smoking is allowed.  This odor will penetrate all porous materials in a home; such as carpets, furniture, window treatments, clothing, drywall, cabinets, and doors. 

Although most people love animals and consider them a part of their family, there is still an issue with pet odors.  No matter how “trained” an animal is there are always accidents, and as animals age these accidents always tend to be more common.  Urine is a bio-hazard and has to be treated as such.  And it just does not absorb into the carpet, but also the padding and subfloor.  Sometimes, the walls and floors have to be clean, sealed and treated before new paint or floor covering can be installed.  Remember!  Urine is a bio-hazard and most over the counter products will not effectively clean a bio-hazard substance. 

SERVPRO of St. Augustine has professionally trained technicians that are committed to help you rid your home of offensive odors.  Our technicians are IICRC, OSHA, EPA and State Certified in bio-hazard clean-up.  Call us at (904) 829-0665 for assistance in helping with all of your cleaning and deodorization needs.

Oh That Smell

12/28/2017 (Permalink)

Whether it be a pet, a smoker, or just old carpet, homeowners may be totally unaware that their home has an unpleasant odor.  It can be unrecognizable to them but immediately apparent to visitors on entering their home.

One of the most offensive odors to people looking for a new home is cigarette smoke.  Most buyers will not even look at or consider buying a home where smoking is allowed.  This odor will penetrate all porous materials in a home; such as carpets, furniture, window treatments, clothing, drywall, cabinets, and doors. 

Although most people love animals and consider them a part of their family, there is still an issue with pet odors.  No matter how “trained” an animal is there are always accidents, and as animals age these accidents always tend to be more common.  Urine is a bio-hazard and has to be treated as such.  And it just does not absorb into the carpet, but also the padding and subfloor.  Sometimes, the walls and floors have to be clean, sealed and treated before new paint or floor covering can be installed.  Remember!  Urine is a bio-hazard and most over the counter products will not effectively clean a bio-hazard substance. 

Candles, aerosol cans or cooking good smelling baked goods cannot get rid of the smell.  To eliminate the odor, the source of the smell first must be found and then removed.  Once this is done the affected area can be treated to rid the home of the unpleasant odor.

SERVPRO of St. Augustine has professionally trained technicians that are committed to help you rid your home of offensive odors.  Our technicians are IICRC, OSHA, EPA and State Certified in bio-hazard clean-up.  Call us for assistance in helping with all of your cleaning and deodorization needs.

How Do You Remove Cigarette Smoke Smell from a House?

6/16/2016 (Permalink)

Cigarette smoke residue is a yellowish-brown, gluey substance that sticks to every surface in a home, making it difficult and time-consuming to remove. In order to completely eliminate cigarette smoke odor, you must thoroughly clean the tobacco smoke residue from every surface and every nook and cranny in the home.

First, allow fresh air to enter your home and then start systematically cleaning everything in the home. As a temporary solution, try using baking soda to absorb smells from the carpets and upholstery and place bowls of white vinegar, coffee or activated charcoal around the house.

However, the best way to get rid of tobacco odor is to clean your home:

§  Open all windows and doors to let as much fresh air in as possible.

§  Clean or replace the air filters, furnace filters and AC filters.

§  Clean walls and ceilings using products with ammonia and glycol - two ingredients that neutralize bad odors. Let the walls dry and check if the odor persists.

§  If you can still sense cigarette odor after cleaning, repaint the walls and ceilings with latex paint. Use a sealant designed to lock in odors before painting.

§  Clean everything in the home: floors, windows, carpets, furniture, upholstery, draperies, blinds and other household surfaces, fixtures and items. Hire a professional cleaning company if the tobacco smoke is too difficult to remove.

If you want inexpensive short-term solutions, try these tips:

§  Use an air purifier in your home.

§  Sprinkle baking soda on the carpets, leave it overnight to absorb bad smells, and vacuum it the next day.

§  Place saucers of white vinegar around the home and leave them overnight to neutralize the smell.

§  Get indoor plants which can absorb up to 87% of indoor pollutants.

§  Place small bowls of coffee throughout the home.

§  Use scented or non-scented candles.

§  Leave orange peels around the home.

§  Place pineapple slices around the room with all doors and windows closed for 24 hours.

§  Place bowls of activated charcoal around the home.

Completely removing cigarette smoke odor from a home is a very time consuming process. If the situation is severe, call the highly trained professionals with SERVPRO of St. Augustine, to remove the odor – (904) 829-0665.