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5 Tips To Help You Breeze Through Spring Cleaning

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

5 Tips To Help You Breeze Through Spring Cleaning 

Spring has officially sprung, which means it's time for spring cleaning! We know spring cleaning can be a massive undertaking, but we've put together a few tips to help you through the process. 

  1. Make a List: Spring cleaning can make you feel overwhelmed. You know you need to spring clean, but where do you begin? Should you start in the kitchen or the bedrooms, or should you tackle the big things first and come back to clean the small tasks later? Making a list takes the guesswork out of that. To start, take a look around your home. Ask yourself what areas do you skip during your routine cleaning? That is the best place to start. Regardless of where you choose to start, having a list will keep you focused and on task. Just work from room to room. 
  2. Always work from Top to Bottom:  An important tip when you are spring cleaning; is always start from the ceiling and work your way down. Cleaning this way forces the dust and debris downward and keeps you from having to re-dust or re-clean your space. If you have a vacuum with an extension hose, use it to get cobwebs and dust from your ceilings, fans, and other high places. Then dust your furniture and other items before vacuuming all the dust and debris off your floors. 
  3. Walls Need Love Too: While your spring cleaning, don't forget about your walls. You clean your floors and furniture, but how often do you clean your walls? To clean your walls, first lightly dust working from top to bottom. Then wipe them down with a damp microfiber cloth from top to bottom. If your home has high walls, use a microfiber mop with a long handle to clean those hard-to-reach places. Don't forget your baseboards and door frames! 
  4. Windows: Wait for an overcast day to clean your windows. Starting on the shady side of the house, raise your blinds or shades, spray your windows with glass cleaner and wipe them down with a microfiber cloth. Lower your blinds or shades and dust using a dry microfiber cloth or duster working from top to bottom. You can also use your vacuum with a soft dusting attachment and a low suction setting. Flip the blinds and repeat. 
  5. Let Your Spring Cleaning Set a New Tone: Spring is the perfect time to make small changes to make your home feel light and fresh. Change up your space by adding new colorful throw pillows, art, or new table decor. Replacing items like bedding, towels, or window treatments can transform your rooms for spring and summer. 

Whether you need a stain removed from your carpets, odors eliminated from your home or your HVAC system cleaned, SERVPRO of South Greenville County can handle it. Our team has the expertise and equipment that can give your home the deep cleaning it needs and deserves. We understand that your home is more than just a house, and we will take great care to respect and treat your home as though it were one of our own. When normal house cleaning just isn’t getting the job done anymore, contact SERVPRO of South Greenville County and regain that feeling of newness in your home.

Winter Safety Tips For Greenville Locals.

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Winter Safety Tips For Greenville Locals. 

Below freezing temperatures, sleet, freezing rain, and ice storms periodically threaten Greenville during the cold winter months. Winter storms can damage your property, close highways, block roads, take down power lines, and create other disasters. The first step to successfully overcoming any of these disasters is to prepare now. The more prepared you are now, the better you can handle any emergency. Below are a few winter safety suggestions you can use to keep you and your family safe. 

Know The Terms: 

  • Winter Storm Watch: A winter storm is possible in your area. 
  • Winter Storm Warning: A winter storm is occurring or will occur in your area. 
  • Freezing Rain: Rain that freezes when it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads, walkways, trees, and powerlines. 
  • Sleet: Rain that turns into ice pellets before reaching the ground. 
  • Frost/ Freeze Warning: Below-freezing temperatures are expected in your area. 
  • Black Ice: A thin coat of glazed ice on a surface or road that is virtually invisible and hazardous to motorists. 

Prepare Your Car: 

Although it is best to avoid driving in inclement weather, sometimes you can't avoid it. Don't get caught in winter weather unprepared. Check out these tips to winterize your car. 

  • Check your tires and spare tire, replace them with all-weather tires.
  • Use a wintertime fluid in your windshield washer. 
  • Make an emergency kit for your car. Your emergency kit will help you get back on the road quickly and safely. Include bottled water, nonperishable high energy snacks, a first aid kit, a multi-tool, blankets, an extra change of clothes, flashlights, extra batteries, portable cell phone chargers, jumper cables, spare tire, a tire gauge, foam tire sealant, a jack and lug wrench, tow straps, extra cash for emergencies, rags and hand wipes, a small 5 lb fire extinguisher (class B or C), and emergency flares or reflective triangles. 
  • You should also include winter-specific items such as mittens, socks and hats, hand warmers, a bag of non-clumping cat litter (to help you regain traction if needed), a shovel, and an ice scraper. Once you have gathered all your supplies, store them in a box or container that you can easily access in your vehicle.   

Prepare Your Home: 

Winterize your home to protect you and your family from potential damage that cold temperatures may bring. 

  • Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. During the winter season, there is an increase in fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Checking these devices now can increase your chances of surviving a fire or avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning. 
  • Insulate pipes with insulation or newspapers and plastic. Let your faucets drip a little during the cold weather to avoid frozen pipes. 
  • Learn how to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts. 
  • Keep a power outage kit in your home. If you lose power for a significant amount of time, be prepared by having enough water and nonperishable food to last for three days for each family member, a first aid kit, extra batteries, flashlights, and baby items (if needed).
  • Invest in a portable generator for your home. Remember you should only use a generator outdoors in a well-ventilated area. Never use them indoors, in a garage, or close to your home. 

If you experience damage from winter storms - don't panic! Call SERVPRO of South Greenville County. No matter the size or type of disaster you experience, we will make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Carbon Monoxide In Your Home.

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

Carbon Monoxide In Your Home. 

Fall has officially arrived, the leaves are changing colors, the weather has cooled off in Greenville, and now it is time to turn off the air conditioning in your home and turn on the heat. But before you make your home warm and cozy this fall and winter, did you know you are at a higher risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning during the colder months? Many Carbon Monoxide poisoning incidents occur in the colder months when existing heating sources are inadequate, unavailable, or malfunctioning.

What is Carbon Monoxide (CO)? 

Carbon Monoxide or CO is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause illness and death. Whenever you burn any fuel such as natural gas, propane, gasoline, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal, you create Carbon Monoxide. Cars, boats, gas engines, stoves, and heating systems also produce CO.

Carbon Monoxide from these sources can build up in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces. While it seems like you are not able to escape this silent killer, there are several things you can do to prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning from happening to you or your family. 

You Can Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure

What You Should Do:

  •  Your first line of defense is installing a Carbon Monoxide detector that is battery-operated or has a battery backup. Install these on the wall or ceiling in every bedroom, sleeping area, and common area, including your garage. If your home already has these, remember to change the batteries every six months. Daylight savings is the perfect time to change the batteries as you set your clocks for the time change. 
  • Have a qualified technician service your heating system, water heater, and any other gas, oil, or coal-burning appliances every year. 
  • Leave your home immediately and call 911 if your CO detector ever sounds. Seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning.

What Not To Do: 

  • Never leave your car or truck running inside a garage attached to your house, even if you leave the garage door open. Never sit inside your running vehicle while it is in the garage. 
  •  When using a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove, or other gasoline or charcoal-burning equipment, don't use these inside your home, basement, garage, or outside less than 20 feet from a window, door, or vent. 
  • Never heat your house with a gas oven. Use space heaters instead. 
  • Never use or burn anything in a stove or fireplace that isn’t vented correctly. 

What Does It Mean If My Carbon Monoxide Alarm is Beeping?: 

Your Carbon Monoxide alarm has different beep patterns to alert you whether there is an emergency or you need to replace the batteries or unit. It is essential you know the difference between the beeps so you can act accordingly. 

  • Four beeps and a pause: This means there is Carbon Monoxide in your home. You need to seek fresh air immediately. Exit your home and call 911. 
  • One beep every minute: This means the alarm has low batteries, and you need to replace them. 
  • Five beeps every minute: Your alarm has reached the end of its life. You need to replace the unit with a new Carbon Monoxide alarm. 

3 Common Causes of House Fires and How You Can Avoid Them

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

The first step towards a successful recovery should be to call SERVPRO of South Greenville County!

3 Common Causes of House Fires and How You Can Avoid Them:

No one ever believes a fire can start in their home. However, everyday tasks that go unnoticed can ultimately lead to a fire in your home. Take note of the following common causes of house fires below and how you can prevent them. 

  1. Cooking: Your kitchen is the number one area where a fire can occur. Unattended cooking is the number one cause of fires in the kitchen. Never leave the room while you are cooking with a heat source. If you cannot stay in the room the whole time, ask another adult in the family to watch over your food. Always use a timer when cooking food for long periods of time. However, we know accidents happen so, be prepared by having a residential fire extinguisher, a lid, or baking soda within reach just in case you need to smother a fire quickly.
  2.  Heating Equipment: When the weather turns colder, heaters are essential to warm our houses. You should only use space heaters if a small portion of your house needs to be heated. Keep your space heater away from anything that could easily catch fire, including curtains, laundry, blankets, and furniture to prevent a fire. Allow three feet of free space around all heaters. Always plug heaters directly into an outlet and not into a power strip. If your home relies on a furnace, call a professional and have it inspected once a year. It is also important to install carbon monoxide alarms. Alarms need to be on every level of your home, outside each sleeping area, and inside every bedroom. Test the alarms monthly to ensure they are functioning and replace the batteries every six months to help keep you and your family safe.
  3. Faulty Wiring: You probably don't think about your home's wiring. However, faulty wiring has the potential to start a fire in your home. There are a few signs you can look out for that indicate your wiring isn't working correctly. If your lights dim when you use an appliance, if you can't use multiple appliances at once, or if you frequently blow fuses, your wiring may not be functioning correctly. 
  4. How Can You Prepare: While you can do everything in your power to prevent a fire in your home, accidents do happen. In these moments, you and your family's safety is the number one priority. The difference between safety and tragedy is preparation. Take the extra time to prepare yourself and your family now. Create a fire escape plan with your family. Map out at least two exit strategies for each area in your home. Designate a meeting spot that is a safe distance from your home that everyone knows where to meet once they escape. Practice as often as possible. Check your smoke alarms to ensure they are in working order. If your smoke alarms are ten years old or older, replace the entire unit. Install carbon monoxide detectors if you do not already have them in your home. Place fire extinguishers on every level of your house, especially in the kitchen and garage.

The aftermath of a fire can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. The first step towards a successful recovery should be to call SERVPRO of South Greenville County! We respond immediately to any fire loss in an effort to mitigate the existing damage, prevent further secondary damage, and reduce restoration costs. Call us today 864-292-3137!       

Candle Safety Guidelines

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

Candle Safety Guidelines 

Fall is officially here in Greenville. I know you can't wait to decorate your home, prepare for Thanksgiving, and enjoy all the fun fall activities. As the heat and humidity begin to drop and the leaves begin to change into vibrant colors, I know nothing gets you in the fall spirit quite like lighting your fall scented candles. When using these candles to create a warm cozy fall atmosphere in your home, always remember that open flames are a potential fire hazard. Below are a few tips you can use to avoid a fire in your home.   

Candle Fire Safety Dos:

  • Put out candles whenever you leave the room or go to bed. Always check the manufacturer's instructions for the suggested amount of time you should burn a candle. 
  • Always burn your candles in well-ventilated rooms.
  • Keep candles at least one foot away from anything flammable, such as paper, decorations, curtains, plants, and clothing.
  • If you are using candle holders, always use sturdy candle holders that you know won't easily tip over. Place candle holders on horizontal, stable, and heat-resistant surfaces.
  • If you are burning multiple candles in an area, keep them at least three inches apart to ensure that they won't melt one another.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Always place them up high or in areas they cannot easily reach. 
  • Consider replacing burning candles with battery-operated flameless candles in your home. Most electrical candles look and smell like real candles.

Candle Fire Safety Don’ts:

  • If you are in a small room, don’t burn too many candles. Limit yourself to burning only one candle in a small area. 
  • Don’t burn candles in rooms with vents, drafts, fans, or air currents to avoid rapid, uneven burning, flame flare-ups, and soot formation.
  • Don’t use candles in bedrooms or other sleeping areas. Statistically, most fires started by candles occur in the bedroom. Opt for using a diffuser or flameless candles in bedrooms. 
  • Avoid burning candles all the way down to the bottom of the jar— put out candles when there are at least two inches of wax left or ½ inch if they are in a container.
  • Don’t move candles while they’re burning. Hot wax can drip and cause injuries or severe burns. Extinguish candles before moving them or move them before lighting them.
  • Avoid using candles during a power outage. Instead, use LED flameless candles, flashlights, or battery-powered lighting. 
  • Never use water to put out a candle to prevent hot wax from splashing. If your candle comes with a lid, never extinguish the flame by placing it on top of the burning candle. Use a candle snuffer to extinguish candles.

If you have smoke or fire damage caused by a candle and are unsure of what to do next, don't worry; Call SERVPRO of South Greenville County (864) 292-3137. We respond immediately to any fire loss in an effort to mitigate the existing damage, prevent further secondary damage, and reduce restoration costs. 

How Long Do Fire Extinguishers Last?

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

How Long Do Fire Extinguishers Last? 

Since early childhood, we have all seen and recognize the bright red fire extinguisher. Yours may be sitting either in your kitchen, closet, garage, a cabinet, or your company's office building. Once you own a fire extinguisher, you really never give it a second thought. However, that fire extinguisher can end up saving your life, your home, or your business. You need to make sure it is working correctly from the moment you purchase it until you have to use it. Here are a few signs you can use to look out for to gauge the lifespan of your fire extinguisher: 

Disposable Home Fire Extinguishers

Disposable home fire extinguishers found in most big box stores typically last up to 12 years. You are probably wondering, how am I able to check the shelf life of my fire extinguisher? When you purchase the fire extinguisher, check out the aluminum cylinder or nameplate for the manufacturer's operating instructions and dates. You can use this to figure out how long your fire extinguisher should last with proper care. If your fire extinguisher has a gauge, you should check it every month; it needs to be charged for your fire extinguisher to work. 

Commercial Fire Extinguishers

Commercial portable fire extinguishers are a bit different. These fire extinguishers can last forever with the right kind of maintenance. If you own one, have it internally inspected every six years. Every other inspection should hydrostatically test your fire extinguisher. This tests the shell of your fire extinguisher by exposing it to higher pressures. If the cylinder passes the test, then your extinguisher is suitable for several more years. A licensed fire protection specialist should inspect your commercial fire extinguisher, per the NFPA.


Typically, fire extinguishers have to be fixed or replaced for a couple of reasons. Each extinguisher has a seal around its handle that can break down over time or fall apart. When this occurs, the compressed air releases and lowers the pressure inside your extinguisher. As a result, your fire extinguisher will not work, and you will need to replace it with a new one. If your fire extinguisher hose is cracked or blocked, you also need a repair it.

Whether you have fire or smoke damage or used a fire extinguisher in your home, SERVPRO of South Greenville County is ready to make it "Like it never even happened." Once the heroic first responders have completed their efforts, let us help you pick up the pieces and get your life back on track. Call us today 864-292-3137!

Getting Ready For Fall? Read These Tips First.

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Getting Ready For Fall? Read These Tips First. 

As the leaves change colors and the weather begins to cool down in Greenville, you can start preparing yourself and your home for the fall and winter. I know you can't wait to start decorating your home, and you are excited to host your family and friends for the holidays. Before you begin your holiday decoration and preparations, have you stopped to think about the fire risks that are present during the fall season? Below are a few fire safety tips to keep in mind as you prepare for fall and the holiday season: 

  • Change Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries and Test the Alarms.  We all have a love/hate relationship with Daylight Savings Time. However, this is the perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detector. By changing the batteries during Daylight Savings Time, you can ensure the batteries are fresh, and the alarms will not fail if there is a fire in your home. Make sure you test each smoke alarm when you change out batteries to check the smoke alarm is still working. If your smoke alarms are older than ten years, you need to replace the entire unit with a new one. If you have fire extinguishers in your home, check that they are in working order when you change your clocks each season.
  • Check and Service Your Heating Devices Before Turning On Your Heat:
    • At least once a year, have your HVAC system inspected, cleaned, and serviced by a certified HVAC contractor. It is also a good idea to check and replace your furnace filters with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters.                                                                                                                                                            
    • If you're using space heaters in your home, allow at least three feet of space around the heater. I know it is tempting to place a towel, blanket, or clothing on a heater to warm it up on a chilly fall day but do not place fabrics or other flammable materials on space heaters. Make sure you turn your heaters off before you go to bed. 
    • If you use a fireplace in your home, have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional chimney sweep. Utilize the three-foot rule whenever you're using your fireplace, and keep flammable objects away from the fireplace. If you can, install a mesh metal screen around your fireplace. 
  • Halloween safety – We know you can't wait to decorate your home and begin costumes preparations for Halloween. Remember to keep decorations away from open flames and other heat sources, and use battery-operated lights instead of candles in jack-o-lanterns. 
  • Outdoor fire risks – As the leaves begin to fall, you may notice them and other debris building up around your home. Remember to cut back trees, rake leaves, and remove other flammable debris from around your home. When storing your lawnmower and other gas-powered tools for the fall and winter months, empty them of their fuel first. Keep your roof, gutters, and downspouts free of debris as well. 
  • Create a fire escape plan.  The first step in being prepared is to have a plan. Did you know if a fire starts in your home, you have just two minutes to escape? It is vital you create a fire escape plan and practice it regularly.Create at least two designated escape routes for each area of your home. Pick a meeting spot outside that is a safe distance away from your home. Also, practice escaping your home staying low to avoid breathing in smoke. If you live in a multi-level home, practice getting out through windows using emergency ladders. 

Follow these tips, and fire will not be able to ruin your fall! For professional fire damage repair and smoke remediation, call SERVPRO of South Greenville County (864) 292 - 3137. We will make it "Like it never even happened." 

National Preparedness Month: Business Edition 

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster. Don't become a statistic!

National Preparedness Month: Business Edition 

September is National Preparedness Month. As a business owner, you might be wondering, what does this month mean to you? SERVPRO of South Greenville County recommends taking this month to revisit your emergency preparedness plan. According to the latest research, As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster. Below are a few easy steps you can take to increase your emergency readiness for your business. 

Assess Your Risk

The first step in being prepared for disasters is to determine your risk.

Based on preparedness measures you have already taken, determine which disasters you are currently vulnerable to. Most businesses in Greenville face disasters such as flooding, heavy rains, tornadoes, freezing temperatures, and fires. The first step you can take in preparing your business is to perform a safety audit. This audit should highlight any areas of your space that could present a safety hazard during a disaster. Take note of any hazardous materials. Remember to think about any additional risks that could obstruct your evacuation from the building. Remove any heavy equipment or products stored on high shelves. Assessing these risks before a disaster will help better prepare you in the long run. 

Stay Up-To-date On Local and National Emergency News 

Stay up to date on emergency news by ensuring you have a way to listen to your local and national officials. Sign up for local and national alerts as soon as possible.

Train Your Employees In Emergency Preparedness and Workplace Safety

You can develop the best safety strategy for your workplace, but it means absolutely nothing without proper employee training. You need to ensure you communicate your strategy and communications plans to all your employees. Hold regular safety training, crisis-specific safety drills, and emergency preparedness forums to give your employees a space to ask questions and obtain relevant information precisely when they need it.  

Keep Emergency Supplies On Hand 

As an employer, it is your responsibility to keep your employees safe during an emergency. You need to have enough emergency supplies to last employees at least three days. It’s not a bad idea to invest in a business emergency kit so that you don’t have to spend a ton of time assembling all of your individually-bought supplies into your own. 

Develop A SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile 

It is never a convenient time to deal with natural disasters, water, or fire damage. Every hour you spend cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Creating a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business will help you minimize interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how disasters can affect your business. An ERP is a no-cost assessment of your facility that will help get you back into your building following a disaster. By developing an ERP, SERVPRO of South Greenville County will be your designated disaster mitigation and restoration provider. Your ERP will also identify a chain of command specifically tailored for your business; this, in turn, will save you valuable time and money so we can immediately begin work. When your ERP is complete, we compile everything into one document that you have 24/7 access to via our app. 

Ready to Get Started? Call SERVPRO of South Greenville County (864) 292 - 3137.   

Tips For Protecting Your Family During A Tornado In Greenville, SC.

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

No matter the severity of the damage, we will make it "Like it never even happened."

Tips For Protecting Your Family During A Tornado In Greenville, SC.

In recent years tornadoes and storm damage have become a reality for residents of Greenville, South Carolina. These storms usually pop up with little to no warning, and the key to staying safe is preparing in advance. Tornadoes are powerful and completely unpredictable, but by beginning to prepare now, you can better your odds of coming out of the storm unharmed.

Things You Need To Do Before The Storm

Sign Up Now for Local Emergency Agencies Alerts

Greenville's local emergency management agencies have a way for you to sign up to be alerted as soon as an emergency arises. These alerts include not just weather alerts but things like boil water notices and more.

The time to sign up for these alerts is before any weather emergency happens.

Know The Severe Weather Seasons and Language Used


While pop-up tornadoes can happen at any time in South Carolina, spring and summer are when they most often occur.

Understanding Tornado Terms

Tornado Watch

During a tornado watch, you need to keep an eye on the sky. 

Meaning the conditions exist for rotation to form in the blink of an eye.

Tornado Warning

There has been a tornado spotted on the ground or radar. You need to seek shelter immediately and stay there until the storm subsides. 

Locate and Secure Possible Projectiles Before The Storm

Before you hear the weather siren going off, take the time to figure out what items in your yard could cause damage. If you cannot secure an item to the ground, it should be brought into your garage, shed, mudroom, or crawl space. 

  • Trampolines: If possible, youshould break down and store a trampoline or flip it over to be flush with the ground and anchor it. Doing so will prevent damage and keep them from becoming airborne.
  • Patio Shade Shelters/Screen Tents: Secure the frame to the ground and remove all fabric components. Store fabric components in a garage, shed, or mudroom. 
  • Swing Sets / Playground Structures: Remove swings, see-saws, and any other removable features.
  • Trash Cans/ Recycling Bins: Trash cans, garbage cans, compost bins, and recycling bins should be brought into a garage or placed in a shed. 

Things You Can Do During The Storm To Protect You and Your Family

Seek Shelter During The Storm

  • Basements: If you have a basement in your home, this is the preferred place to seek shelter. You should shelter at the below-ground end if it is a walk-out style.
  • Lower-level, Interior Room: This is the second-best place to shelter if you do not have a basement. Preferably a room without a window.
  • Upper-Level Rooms: will NOT protect you during a tornado. Do not shelter in upper-level rooms. Go to the lowest level of your home and shelter in your basement or an interior room without windows. 

Stay Indoors During A Storm

It is tempting to look out the window or door during a storm, but you need to avoid rooms with windows or exterior doors. The safest place for you to shelter during a tornado is in a basement or a lower-level interior room with no windows. You and your family should stay dressed in clothes and shoes appropriate for the outdoor weather if you have to flee your home or shelter in a hurry.

What Not To Do After A Tornado

Do not let your curiosity get the better of you after a tornado. Even after the storm has passed, danger is still present. Downed power lines, storm surges, and washed-out roads can create rescue situations that have to pull emergency response and first responder teams away from other storm-related issues. If the damage is severe, it will still be there several days after the storm when conditions are safer for you to travel.

If you have storm damage to your home, call SERVPRO of South Greenville County(864) 292-3137. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year. No matter the severity of the damage, we will make it "Like it never even happened." 

Do You Really Need To Clean Your Commercial Buildings Air Ducts?

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call SERVPRO of South Greenville County, (864) 292-3137.

Do You Really Need To Clean Your Commercial Buildings Air Ducts?

The upkeep and maintenance of a commercial building can often be time-consuming. Cleaning an air duct system in your office space or commercial building with no evident issues can feel like an unnecessary waste of time and money. Cleaning your air duct system is not something you need to do every year, but you cannot afford to ignore it completely. 

Why Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?

Dust entering your duct system can result in poor indoor air quality, inefficient air filtration, and duct leaks. Dust can accumulate so much that it starts to break off and re-enter the air in your space. If you begin to notice your office space or warehouse becoming dusty faster, that is a good indication you need to have your air ducts serviced. 

High humidity or water leaking into the ducts provides the perfect environment for mold to grow and thrive. These tiny mold spores will eventually begin to circulate through your air space. Mold exposure can cause health effects for you, your employees, or building occupants. 

Pests and vermin can crawl into your HVAC system and make a home, leaving behind nesting material, hair, and dead insects. Particles from these containments are blown out of your unit and into the airspace. 

If your building has high air quality and you are using high-efficiency HVAC air filters, the ducts of your building could stay clean for years. However, you will still have to deal with the occasional unexpected issue. You should have your duct system professionally cleaned and inspected once every three or four years.  

The Benefits of Cleaning Your Air Ducts 

The best way to protect your heating and cooling system and the health of your building occupants is to keep your ducts clean. 

Improved indoor air quality — Clean ducts mean less dust, mold spores, pollen, and pest debris floating around in your building. 

Better HVAC system efficiency — Over time, the buildup of debris and dust in the ducts impairs the airflow through your HVAC system. The more dust and debris that collect in your system, the more the fan motor struggles to distribute cool air to your space. After cleaning your air ducts, the air will flow freely, and the fan motor will use less energy disbursing the air. In the summer, clean ducts pay off. Clean air ducts deposit less dust on the evaporator coil in your air conditioner. Even the tiniest amount of dust on the evaporator coil reduces its efficiency. 

Longer HVAC component lifespan — All of the dust and debris that blows through your ducts will eventually find their way into the fan motor and other components. Keeping the ducts clean will prevent excess wear and tear and help the unit last longer. 

Professional Duct Cleaning Makes the Difference - Call SERVPRO of South Greenville County.

Duct cleaning isn’t a job to leave up to a regular building maintenance crew armed with a few vacuums. Attempting to clean the ducts without the right tools can worsen your indoor air quality because the debris dislodged will end up floating through your unit and into your rooms. 

SERVPRO of South Greenville County will bring in equipment specifically designed to thoroughly clean your ducts without contaminating the air in your building. However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. In turn, this can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call SERVPRO of South Greenville County(864) 292-3137.