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SERVPRO Carpet Cleaning Options

7/22/2017 (Permalink)

Extend the life of your carpets, have them cleaned by professional from SERVPRO of Lee's Summit.

Today's carpet and upholstery materials vary dramatically. SERVPRO of Lee’s Summit  offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

SERVPRO of Lee’s Summit Professionals also offer a range of specialized carpet cleaning methods:

• Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.

• Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.

• Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.

• Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.

• Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

•Regular vacuuming

•Spot removal

•Pilating the carpet to prevent matting

•Moving furniture to change traffic patterns

•Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Sprucing up your home for spring!

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Spring Cleaning Checklist #sofreshandsocleanclean #springcleaning #SERVPRO #cleanhouse

"Spring cleaning" - the term we've all grown up to hate but as we get older, respect. If you're planning on doing some serious spring cleaning this year... we are here to help! 

Lets start by creating a full proof action plan, assign tasks to specific family members (or the professionals, if required), offer rewards once the task's are completed - this will inspire everyone to work hard! Hold a "family meeting" to go over all the enticing tasks and great reward(s) so that everyone has an understanding of their responsibilities. 

As always, read all the labels of any product you use to fully understand all directions and precautions. Take into consideration all the special equipment you may need: safety goggles, and rubber gloves. Pay attention to the age limitations; this could help decide which child or husband does which specific task. 

Now, that your spring is cleaning is complete. Enjoy your clean house from roof to basement. 

Why not have carpet cleaning be your 2014 resolution?

12/30/2013 (Permalink)

Resolve to have clean carpets in 2014!

Dare to be different!  Call SERVPRO at 816-246-5566 so we can help you with your resolve to have clean carpet. 

It's the start of 2014 and who doesn't have resolutions?  Most of us resolve to do something this year, whether it's eating healthier, shedding those stubborn ten pounds or paying off our debt.  But why not resolve to do something geared more toward living well in your surroundings?   How about resolving to focus on your home, the place where you house your pets and kids, where you spend quality time together (even if it's on smart phones!) and where you lay your head on your pillow?  Here are six ways you can treat your space right:

1. Check your smoke alarms!  It's always good to check your alarms and change batteries at a set time each year.  Smoke alarms save lives so take a few moments to check batteries and ensure your alarms work.  Do you have the appropriate number based on your home's size and layout?  The local fire department can assist with questions and often has alarms available at no cost to you.  Also, what about a carbon monoxide detector?  Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can kill quickly, so think about how one can make a difference in your home. 

2. Assemble a household emergency disaster kit .  It can include various items like water, flashlights and a first aid kit, which might be necessary in the event of an emergency such as a fire or a flood.  Check out the FEMA website for a list of recommended items   Also, plan an escape route in the event of a disaster and make sure you regularly practice it with all family members. 

3. Save energy.  It goes without saying that shutting off lights when you leave the room cuts down on your energy costs.  Consider using fluorescent or LED lights instead of standard bulbs.  Also, weather stripping around windows and programmable thermostats can go a long way toward decreasing your heating bill.

4. Organize your storage areas.  When you have a fire or water loss, it's often difficult for repair companies or fire departments to access problem areas because of too many stored items.  Now is the perfect time to assess and determine what you truly use and love.  Anything that is no longer of value to you can be donated to a charity or thrift store. 

5. Deep clean your carpets.  Our shoes track in all kinds of hidden "treasures" and unless you take off your shoes at the door, they are lurking in your carpet fibers.  Now is a good time to arrange for a professional carpet cleaning so you can enjoy your space.

6. Consider starting a home project.  This is the perfect time of year to take a look at change.  Will a new paint color add life to a room?  What about arranging the furniture differently?  Something like adding pillows can make a huge difference in how you feel in a room. 

You deserve to feel comfortable in your space so why not take the time to do something nice for your house?  It's done a fabulous job of protecting you so far, so now it's your turn to resolve to be kind to it.