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Spring HVAC & Duct Cleaning

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

If your air vents look dirty, your ducts probably are too.

Are you ready to give your home a top-to-bottom buffing this spring? Why not include your HVAC system and ductwork? After all your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is the heart of your indoor comfort and air quality.  

Indoor Air Quality

According to the national Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), the average six-room house collects 40 pounds of dirt, dust and allergens in its air ducts each year. That’s a big problem, considering that 40,000 dust mites can thrive in only one ounce of dust. Those little dust “bunnies” contain a host of unhealthy bacteria, fungi and mold. The EPA estimates indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Even worse, the contaminated air circulates throughout your house every time the heating or cooling system kicks on. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home.

Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.

Energy Savings

The U.S. Department of Energy says that 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use. When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.

SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Yulee performs HVAC and duct cleaning services. Call us at 904-729-2401 to book yours.

For more information, see:

Air Duct & HVAC Cleaning

Cleaning Services Overview

Commercial Cleaning Services

Keep Your Amelia Island Home Allergen-Free With These Simple Tips….

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Allergies are often associated with the arrival of spring, but indoor allergy sufferers will often find themselves sniffing and sneezing year-round. The culprit? Indoor allergens such as dust, dust mites and pet hair and dander. So how do you make sure your home is a respite from both seasonal and interior allergens and create a healthy environment for you and your family. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, there are several best practices you can adopt to manage allergens in your home: 1. Keep it clean. Regularly cleaning your home will go far in reducing allergens such as dust, dust mites and pet dander. 2. Redo your floors. Replacing rugs and carpets with wood or vinyl floorings will help minimize dust and other allergens that become embedded in fabric fibers. 3. Groom your furry friends. Regularly bathing and brushing your pets will help reduce the amount of dander and pet hair in your home. 4. Go on mold patrol. Be on the lookout for any leaks or moisture in your home as this can cause mold to thrive.

If you have deep cleaning needs or you need a mold inspection at your home, call SERVPRO Fernandina Beach/Yulee/North Jax at 904.729.2401. 

Did You Know... Duct Cleaning...

2/15/2017 (Permalink)

Fernandina Beach North Jacksonville Duct Cleaning Services

Duct Cleaning Information


     Unfortunately, there is not a lot of air duct cleaning information out there and people want to know more about home duct cleaning these days due to concerns about indoor air pollution, mold and other allergens. While there is not a lot of duct cleaning information available, there is plenty of information about the dangers of mold, dust and other allergens in the home and one way these substances can be spread and dispersed throughout the home is through the air ducts of a home heating and cooling system.


What is Duct Cleaning?


     Most people are now aware that indoor air pollution is an issue of growing concern and increased visibility. Many companies are marketing products and services intended to improve the quality of your indoor air. You have probably seen an advertisement, received a coupon in the mail, or been approached directly by a company offering to clean your air ducts as a means of improving your home's indoor air quality. These services typically — but not always — cost approximately $35 per vent, depending on:
the services offered:



  • the size of the system to be cleaned

  • system accessibility

  • climatic region

  • level of contamination


Does Your Home or Office Need Duct Cleaning?


     The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says "you should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if:"



  • There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system. There are several important points to understand concerning mold detection in heating and cooling systems:



  1. Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for a visible inspection, so ask the service provider to show you any mold they say exists.

  2. You should be aware that although a substance may look like mold, a positive determination of whether it is mold or not can be made only by an expert and may require laboratory analysis for final confirmation.

  3. If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced.

  4. If the conditions causing the mold growth in the first place are not corrected, mold growth will recur.



  • Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects).

  • Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.


     The EPA also states that "if any of the conditions identified above exists, it usually suggests one or more underlying causes. Prior to any cleaning, retrofitting, or replacing of your ducts, the cause or causes must be corrected or else the problem will likely recur." Contact a professional in this area such as SERVPRO and they can assist in determining cause or causes.


Finding a Duct Cleaning Professional


If you are looking for a home duct cleaning professional for cleaning services or simply for more air duct cleaning information, you want to make sure you find someone qualified. The Environmental Protection Agency offers the following tips:



  • Ask professionals if they comply with the standards set by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.

  • Ask professionals if they are certified by the state, if certification is required in your state (it is not required by law in all states).

  • Avoid professionals that claim to be certified by the EPA. The Environmental Protection Agency does not certify air duct cleaning professionals.

  • Ask for references so you can talk to prior customers to see if they were satisfied with the work they had done.

Spring HVAC & Duct Cleaning

3/24/2016 (Permalink)

If your air vents look dirty, your ducts probably are too.

     Are you ready to give your home a top-to-bottom buffing this spring? Why not include your HVAC system and duct work? After all your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is the heart of your indoor comfort and air quality.  

Indoor Air Quality

     According to the national Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), the average six-room house collects 40 pounds of dirt, dust and allergens in its air ducts each year. That’s a big problem, considering that 40,000 dust mites can thrive in only one ounce of dust. Those little dust “bunnies” contain a host of unhealthy bacteria, fungi and mold. The EPA estimates indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Even worse, the contaminated air circulates throughout your house every time the heating or cooling system kicks on. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home.

     Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.

Energy Savings

     The U.S. Department of Energy says that 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use. When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.

Air Duct & HVAC Cleaning

Cleaning Services Overview

Commercial Cleaning Services

Professional Pressure Washing by SERVPRO

11/3/2015 (Permalink)

Before/After Pressure Washing by SERVPRO

Professional Pressure Washing

     Experience your property at its finest! SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Yulee proudly offers exterior property cleaning, fire & water damage restoration, low pressure roof cleaning, wood & deck pressure washing, and interior power washing & water extraction for commercial and residential clients. We appreciate that your home or business is more than a property — it’s an investment. And we’re proud to deliver services that are worthy of it. 

Residential

     Residential services include exterior sidings, driveways, sidewalks and patios, fences, and roofs. It is very important to keep the exterior of your home clean and free from environmental hazards such as soot, mold, algae and oxidation. Regular cleaning such as pressure washing, deck or patio washing and concrete or driveway washing can help to prevent premature aging which reduces maintenance cost and saves you money. When you compare the relatively low price of proper residential pressure wash cleaning to the high cost of home repairs or even replacement, it is easy to see why home owners choose to have this type of work done on a scheduled basis.  Not to mention the fact, it just plain looks better when it’s clean. 

Commercial

     We offer our commercial property owners comprehensive power washing solutions. No two businesses are alike. That’s why we provide the tailored commercial services that will fulfill your needs. Shopping malls, banks, restaurants and convenience stores typically require unique services at different times. We take pride in offering flexible service plans and scheduling to accommodate your needs.

     Let us keep your business looking picture perfect. We always ensure that our work is implemented at a time that will minimize interference with your business operations. What’s more, our team will always come to your property with the specialized commercial services equipment needed to complete the task and provide professional results. 

Apartment and Homeowners Association (HOA)

     At some point during every interview, a potential resident will tour the neighborhood. The first impressions that are made during this tour can go a long way towards filling the unit or letting it sit empty. Are the common areas and parking lots of your apartment complex or HOA community clean and inviting? What about the units themselves? Do they reflect a clean and properly maintained community?  If you have been looking for a company to handle all of your properties exterior cleaning and maintenance needs look no further! We have the experience and the equipment to get the job done right! 

Examples

Take a look at our Photo Gallery section as well as Before & After Photos of some of the pressure washing jobs we have done in the past.

     We would like to hear from you. Click CONTACT US or Call (904) 729-2401 for a no cost estimate or assessment today!

Fernandina Beach - Jacksonville - Duct Cleaning

9/29/2015 (Permalink)

Fernandina Beach - Yulee - Callahan - North Jacksonville - HVAC Duct Cleaning Service

SERVPRO® of Fernandina Beach/Yulee Provides HVAC Duct Cleaning Services

     If you replace your air filter on a regular basis and it looks similar to this, it may be time to have your duct work cleaned.

     The Environmental Protection Agency says "You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if:

A) There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system.
B) Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects)
C) Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers

     Some research suggests that cleaning heating and cooling system components (e.g., cooling coils, fans and heat exchangers) may improve the efficiency of your system, resulting in a longer operating life, as well as some energy and maintenance cost savings."

     SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach, Yulee, and North Jacksonville provides HVAC Duct Cleaning services. Call or click today for a quote to clean and optimize your HVAC system.

Commercial Cleaning Services

9/16/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Services by SERVPRO

SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Yulee Provides Commercial Cleaning Services 

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Yulee for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best. 

Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency claims that indoor air has been found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air? Now consider that most people spend between 60% and 90% of their time indoors. The facts can be quite alarming. Considering that we spend so much time indoors it makes perfect sense to clean the source of our indoor air quality problems... Our Air Ducts and HVAC systems. SERVPRO provides commercial air duct and HVAC cleaning services.

Need a price quote or estimate? Call or e-mail us today. You can schedule an appointment for an estimate or in some cases get a general quote over the phone. To request help online click Contact Us and fill out the form provided. You may also call us at (904) 729-240.

See The Difference?

5/1/2015 (Permalink)

Do you see the visible difference between steam cleaned and dry cleaned carpet? Which is cleaner? You be the judge.

This image is a perfect example of the difference between steam cleaning carpet and dry cleaning. As you can see the steam cleaned carpet appears the cleanest, and that's because it is!

Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet. So give us a call today (904) 729-2401 and schedule an appointment to make your dirty or dull carpets "Like it never even happened."

Why Should You Clean Your Tile & Grout?

2/13/2015 (Permalink)

See the difference a professional tile and grout cleaning can make. This is one of the many things you can do to brighten up your home or office today

Why Should I Have My Tile and Grout Cleaned

Just like carpet, dirt builds up over time dulling your tile’s appearance and discoloring your grout. A thorough, professional tile & grout cleaning is the only way to remove the deep-down dirt.

Cleaning tile floors by hand is hard work. It’s messy, uncomfortable—and impossible to get the deep-clean results that come with professional tile and grout cleaning. That’s because grout, which is a porous material, collects dirt, grime and spills, often discoloring the surface. Regular mopping and spot cleaning don’t reach the hidden dirt that lies deep within the pores of your grout lines. Our professional tile and grout cleaning service restores the luster to your floors, making them look like new.

How do we clean your tile?

We use a high pressure rotary tool with dual rotating jets. This is combined with the same truck-mounted steam/pressure cleaning we use to deep clean your carpet. We use tile and grout specific cleaners that strip away any waxy build-up and remove the dirt embedded in the grout lines.

Tips For Tile and Grout Cleaning

  • Always vacuum/sweep before mopping to eliminate as much dry soil as possible.
  • Always rinse after you mop.
  • Avoid bleach and other harsh chemical cleaners that might break down sealants.

SERVPRO Fernandina Beach, Yulee, and North Jacksonville Cleaning Services

4/14/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® Residential Cleaning Services

SERVPRO® of Fernandina Beach Yulee offers a wide range of specialized residential cleaning services in the Fernandina Beach, Yulee, and North Jacksonville areas including but not limited to:

Carpet CleaningDrapes & BlindsUpholstery CleaningOdor RemovalBiohazard Clean Up

You know SERVPRO® as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty home “Like it never even happened.”