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Oops! Top 5 Spring Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid!

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Sunny, warmer Spring days are upon us, which calls for a deep cleaning. Maybe it’s some deep-rooted aspect of human nature, preparing for the “hunting and gathering” of warmer days,  or maybe it’s that extra sunshine streaming in and making the dust and grime more noticeable.

Either way, you want to give your home that fresh, deep clean that only a true spring cleaning can inspire. Instead of a list of what you should do, today we are sharing what NOT to do.

Here are 5 spring cleaning mistakes to avoid:

Mistake #1 - DIY Cleaning Chemistry Projects

While there are many “DIY” cleaners that can be effective (like using rubbing alcohol on sticker adhesive on glass or to clean mirrors, grinding rice in your coffee grinder to remove old grounds and oils, or running ice through your garbage disposal), combining cleaning chemicals can be extremely dangerous, if not deadly.

Accidentally combining bleach and vinegar can produce chlorine gas; even at low levels of exposure, this toxic brew causes respiratory and eye irritation. Higher levels (say, for example mixing a bleaching scouring scrub with vinegar in a closed bathroom) can lead to chest pain, vomiting, and severe breathing difficulties.

Other toxic combinations include peroxide & vinegar, bleach and rubbing alcohol, and different brands of drain cleaners. As a general rule, combining any commercial cleaners or mixing ANYTHING with bleach is a bad idea. If the cleaner you are using isn’t effective, clear the item in question of any residue before trying another solution.

Mistake #2 - Scrubbing Away At Stains

When you find a spot on your carpet or upholstery, it’s tempting to scrub at it to try and remove it. This can actually work the stain deeper into the carpet or fabric, making it far more difficult to remove. Instead, blot the stain with an appropriate cleaning solution and a white rag or towel to remove any excess liquid.

Mistake #3 - Using Paper Towels to Clean and Dry Surfaces

No matter what the commercials may say, paper products will leave lint behind. Nothing is more frustrating than wiping a mirror or window clean only for the paper towel to leave little bits of fluff and lint behind.

Paper towels have a  rough surface that might scratch delicate glass, furniture, computers, and TV screens. Instead, opt for microfiber cloths;  they are more efficient at drying, they’re reusable, and they won’t leave lint behind. (You can find microfiber cloths in multi-packs in the automotive section at big box stores.)

Mistake #4 - Cleaning in the Wrong Order

Many people begin tackling cleaning a room by vacuuming the carpet or mopping the floor, when in fact this is the opposite of what should be done for best results. Consider what happens when you dust off the ceiling fan and furniture; any dust that doesn’t make it onto the rag floats down to whatever is below it, eventually landing on the floor.  

Consider starting at the top. Clean the ceiling fans and air registers, then work your way down from there. Clear cobwebs from the ceiling, corners, and walls, then furniture. Then wipe lower walls, doors, knobs, and light switches. Swipe the baseboards, and now you are ready to vacuum or mop.

Mistake #5 - Leaving Carpets and Rugs Too Wet When Cleaning

There are many home carpet cleaning machines on the market today that do a fairly decent job - if they are used correctly. Unfortunately, they often are not. Consumer-grade carpet cleaners use a hot water extraction method; hot water and cleaning solution are pumped into the carpet and then basically vacuumed out.

Many of these machines are underpowered. They must be used in a precise manner to pull water, dirt, and cleaning solution out. If the carpet is left too wet, it can cause a multitude of problems. It won’t get as clean as it could, excess cleaning solution becomes sticky and attracts dirt, the carpet stretches and warps, and you could potentially see mold or mildew growth.

If you do choose to use a DIY carpet cleaner, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning solution, and make several, slow passes over the entire area with just the extraction activated.

Leave It to the Pros

You can save yourself the time, effort, and potential for costly mistakes by hiring an expert cleaning and restoration team, like SERVPRO of Rutherford County. Our pros know the best methods for stain removal, carpet, and upholstery care. We can achieve that fresh spring clean when you don’t have the time, desire, or ability to do it yourself. Call us today to have us take care of your Symrna or Murfreesboro home!

3 Things to Clean for a Spring-Fresh Home

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

When the air begins to warm up and the smell of fresh new grass and flowers is beckoning, opening up the windows and airing out the house can let out the stagnant air and make your home feel fresher— but only for so long.

Today we will talk about 3 things you can clean (or have cleaned) to truly freshen up your house this spring.

Draperies, Blinds, and Curtains

When the house is closed up over the winter months, pet hair, dander, dust, mold, and even food smells can settle in. This contributes to a less-than-fresh smell to your home. But what happens when you draw those curtains to let the sun in and the breeze flow? Dust flies all over.

Take the time this spring to thoroughly wash or vacuum curtains and draperies and clean your blinds. Some curtains can be machine washed on a gentle cycle, but never put them in the dryer! Even the most basic, cotton-blend curtains can end up several inches shorter if heat dried. Be especially careful with lined curtains, as the lining fabric may shrink while the main fabric stays, turning your regular curtains into “balloon shades.”

Most non-fabric covered blinds can be removed, taken outside, scrubbed, and sprayed down with a hose and dish soap. Your best bet for drapery, blinds, and curtain cleaning is to call in experts. Professionals can dry clean your draperies in place. Your home doesn’t need to be left exposed without window coverings while your curtains get cleaned.

Upholstery and Carpet

Cleaning carpets and upholstery is another great way to really freshen up your house after a long winter, especially after holiday guests and late winter mud. Doing a deep, corner-to-corner, vacuuming under all the furniture helps, but dirt, dust, pet dander, and grimy oils can stick around. This leaves funky smells and dirty looking carpet.

Yes, your carpets will smell not-so-fresh if they are dirty, but when dirt gets settled deep down into the carpet fibers, the base of the carpet can get damaged and worn out before its time. The same goes for couches, chairs, upholstered ottomans, etc. Dirt and grime damage the fabric, taking years off the life of your furniture.

Carpet cleaners can be rented or purchased from home improvement and big box stores; they offer a varying degree of effectiveness. Be aware that home-grade carpet extractors may not have the suction power to remove all of the dirt— or the water they put down, which could potentially leave you with damp carpet and mud deep down in the fibers. Your best bet is to have your carpets and upholstery cleaned professionally. A professional cleaning company will have the tools to effectively deep clean your carpets and upholstery without damaging them.

Heating and Air Conditioning System and Ductwork

Dust, pollen, pet hair, even construction debris can find their way into your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). This makes your smell dusty, feel stuffy, and diminishes the air quality.

Your first step for improving the air in your home should be to replace or clean your air filters. These should be replaced regularly— as frequently as every 90 days for homes with pets and/or smokers. This is particularly the case if you have people with allergies living in your home.

Your next step should be to clean your air ducts. You can do this yourself in a limited capacity,  using a vacuum cleaner hose with a flexible hose attachment. Your best bet would be to have an expert check over the HVAC system and air ducts to evaluate the need for an air duct cleaning and make recommendations on other approaches to improving air quality.



In addition to spring cleaning the surfaces throughout your home, tackling these three areas will leave your home feeling and smelling spring-fresh! For all of your spring cleaning needs— including drapery, curtains, carpet and upholstery cleaning, HVAC systems cleaning and check-up, and duct cleaning— contact SERVPRO of Rutherford County.

Our cleaning and restoration experts are ready to help get your house smelling and looking fresh and clean.

Cleaning for Holiday Visitors

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

The holiday season is certainly the most joyous time of the year. It’s a time to fulfill your sweet tooth and not worry about gaining a few pounds.

More importantly, it’s a time to spend quality time with friends and family. But prepping your home for holiday guests can be hectic.

Here are some cleaning tips to help you through the process:

Tidying Up Your Home for Holiday Visitors

1. Declutter the Guest Bedroom

First things first, you’ll want to clear out the guest bedroom to create more space for your visitors. To do this, remove unnecessary items from the closets and dressers. Visitors tend to feel more welcomed when they are able to unpack easily.

Since the guest bedroom is rarely occupied, take time and dust the nightstands, knickknacks, picture frames, and headboards. Don’t forget the baseboards, ceiling fans, mini-blinds, and windows.

2. Provide Clean Beddings and Linens

The bed sheets and duvets for the guest bedroom might be in storage for quite a while, so be sure to launder them again to remove the mustiness. This requires prior planning as some comforters and duvets may require professional cleaning.

Additionally, ensure you stock up enough towels to last your guests throughout their stay. Each visitor should have a set of bath towels, washcloths, and hand towels. If you don’t have a stockpile of towels, place a laundry basket in the bathroom so that you can clean the linens as needed.

3. Freshen Up Your Home

The smell of your home is the first thing your guests will notice. Make a good first impression by getting rid of any underlying odor on your carpet or couch, especially if you have pets. While lighting a scented candle may seem like a good way of tackling this issue, it’s not sufficient.

A good rule of thumb is getting your home to a neutral scent and then add a fragrance of your choice.

To achieve this, you can set bowls of white vinegar around the living room – the acidity in vinegar is a good scent neutralizer. For soiled carpet and couches, it’s recommended to call professionals for help.

Also, make sure that the air conditioning systems in the guest bedrooms are working properly before your guests arrive.

4. Make Room for Your Guests

Apart from visitors, the holiday season brings a lot of decorations and gifts which can clutter your home and make it look quite messy. Before your visitors arrive, take some time to remove clutter and unused items around the house.

For example, you can remove the extra shoes, coats, bags, scarves, and other cold-weather gear from the entryway. If you don’t have a place for them, consider adding more baskets, hooks, and racks to corral these items.

Additionally, the kitchen cabinets and counters should be cleared out to make room for candy, cookies, fruitcakes, and any other snacks that your guests may love. Don’t forget to sort out your stacks of magazines and piles of mail.

5. Stock up on Toiletries

Your guests have most probably left their armory of beauty products in favor of travel-friendly water bottles. So consider getting them several personal items like toilet paper, lotion, shampoo, razor, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, body wash, and a bar of soap. Arrange these items in a basket and place it in their bathroom or dresser.

6. Add More Lighting

Though navigating your house at night is seamless to you, the same cannot be said about your guests. Install wall-plug nightlights along hallways and dark rooms to spare your visitors the trouble of scrabbling for light switches in the middle of the night.

7. Keep Your Guests Informed

Place a small card on their bedside or living room with essential information like alarm codes, Wi-Fi passwords, and addresses. Also, if the guests are staying for a few days, give them a spare house key so that they can feel free to explore the nearby malls and stores.

Call SERVPRO for Top-Notch Holiday Cleaning

The holiday is a time for you to relax and catch up with your family and friends. It’ll be such a buzzkill if you had to spend most of this time cleaning your house.

SERVPRO understands that you have better things to do during this festive period and that’s why it offers 24-hour professional holiday cleaning and restoration services.

Whether you are having last-minute visitors and don’t have enough time to do everything or just want to impress your guests with a squeaky clean house, feel free to call SERVPRO of Smyrna and Murfreesboro.  

Getting Ready for Holiday Guests

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

The holiday season brings with it crisp weather, comfy family sweaters, and a lot of visiting family and friends. Opening your doors to others during this season creates a sense of community and connection that’s cherished all year long.

But preparing for guests is quite daunting. It requires a lot of planning to ensure that everyone feels comfortable and welcomed.

Fortunately, these preparation tips will help you smoothly glide through the process.

How to Guest-ify Your Home for Holiday Visitors

Use these tips to give your guests the best experience this holiday season:

1. Clear Up the Entryway

Your foyer is the first place your guests will see, so strive to make a good first impression by decluttering it. Place a beautiful welcome mat at the entryway to protect your floors from snow and mud. Clear out extra shoes, coats, and umbrellas. Add more hooks or racks for guests to hang their hats and coats.

2. Stash a Lot of Food

Make your holiday visitors feel more welcomed by stocking your kitchen cabinets with pantry staples and snacks. Also, include things like fruits and veggies in your refrigerator and show your guests where everything is located. 

For drinks, stock up on a lot of bottled water, a variety of sparkling drinks and sodas – or whatever your guests prefer. If they enjoy nightcaps, stock several bottles of red and white wine. If you know of any allergies, be sure to ask them what foods are acceptable before you stock up your kitchen.

3. Revamp the Guest Bedrooms

Ensure your guests have at least two pillows each – one soft and the other firm so that they can pick the one that suits the sleeping styles.

While the beddings might have been clean when you stored them, it’s always advisable to wash them to get rid of the dust and odor that they may have accumulated over time. Additionally, have a few light blankets that can be layered neatly into bed just in case it gets extra cold at night.

And, if the bedroom isn’t attached to a bathroom, have the path to the bathroom lowly lit throughout the night. While you can navigate your house blindfolded, your visitors can’t. Nightlights or small lamps are great lighting ideas that will prevent your guests from bumping into furniture as they make their way to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Furthermore, keep a few types of magazines or the local newspaper at the bedside table to keep your guests entertained.

Provide an open space in the room where your visitors can keep their luggage and suitcases. Clean out and organize the closets, drawers, and shelves to provide enough space for the guests to unpack.

4. Stock up the Bathroom

Toilet paper! Probably the most important toiletry you shouldn’t run out of when you have guests. Depending on the number of people you have over, you’ll be surprised at how many rolls are used in just a few days. So make sure that you have more than enough. Also, keep extra rolls at logical areas where visitors can easily access.

Other than toilet papers, keep a few bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body wash. Ensure that your visitors have clean sets of towels all through their stay. And since it’s very easy for them to forget which towels are theirs, consider giving a different color set of towels to each visitor.

5. Create a Mini Information Station

If they’ll be staying for a few days or if you’ll be working during their visit, consider creating a small information station at the focal point of the living room. This can be a small table next to the couch or at the entryway where you can provide information on things like Wi-Fi passwords, home alarm codes, nearby stores and other general information that might be essential when you are away.

6. Prepare a Sweet Send-Off

Wrap up a memorable stay by preparing a sweet dessert for your guests to take home. They’ll always be coming back for more!

Call SERVPRO for Professional Home Holiday Cleaning

We all know that cleaning the whole house for guests is daunting. Additionally, you might not finish in time for the arrival.

Luckily, SERVPRO of Murfreesboro and Smyrna is available 24/7 to give your home a nice scrub in the shortest time possible. We use top-of-the-line and eco-friendly cleaning products and our technicians are highly trained to offer you the best possible services.

Moreover, if you have any home restoration projects, feel free to call SERVPRO.

7 Great Tips for Commercial Spring Cleaning

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Winter is slowly fading away, and that means it’s that time of the year when we open our windows and let the fresh air in. It’s also that time to revamp the indoors from top to bottom.

For commercial buildings, the spring season signals many things, but among the most important ones is ensuring that the facility is clean and well-maintained for the warmer months ahead. Deep cleaning initiatives and daily cleaning tasks will go a long way in preparing for a new season of customers and visitors.

Because you probably don’t know where to start with your spring cleaning, here are some tips and tricks that you should consider.

Tips and Tricks for Commercial Spring Cleaning

1. Deep Clean the Carpets and Mats

If there is one item that takes a serious beating during the winter, it is the carpets. Mud, snow, salt, ice, and other debris are brought in with every pair of shoes that step into your building.

A thorough cleaning of our carpets and mats – especially those in high-traffic areas – should be a top priority on our spring cleaning list. This will not only rejuvenate the carpet’s appearance, but will also extend its durability while adding freshness to your facility.

If you fail to address this issue early, the tough stains and debris may turn into costly repairs and replacements.

2. Revitalize Your Floors

The harsh winter weather usually results in excessive wear and tear of your floors. Consequently, they’ll look dull and ugly.

To restore the lost luster and revitalize your floors, you will need professional deep cleaning services. The combination of heat, high-pressure steam, and agitation completely removes the stains and dirt, making your floors look newer than ever before.

3. Clean Your HVAC and Air Filtration Systems

The spring season comes with a lot of allergies. This means that clean and well-maintained HVAC systems are important for the well-being of your employees and customers. Clean air infiltration systems will go a long way in preventing allergens, while increasing the productivity of your work environment.

What’s more, if your building has a history of smoke damage, you’ll need to find a reputable cleaning company to remove the hidden effects of smoke for an improved indoor air quality.

4. Stop Mold and Mildew Growth

After a really wet and damp season, spring is the perfect time to remove mold growth in areas where excess moisture was present. Mold will not only make your building look old and ugly, but can also lead to allergies.

Some of the good places to check for mold include behind and/or above equipment, air filtration and ventilation systems, as well as dark and damp areas, like the basement and warehouse. 

5. Get Your Equipment and Machinery Checked

If your business depends on large equipment and machinery, ensure that they are thoroughly inspected as part of your spring cleaning regime. Ensuring that your equipment is free from rust, corrosion, and is well-lubricated is vital for the smooth operations of your facility.

Among the many types of equipment systems, you should ensure you have inspected the boilers, water heaters, mist collectors, vacuum pumps, and coolant concentration tanks.

6. Revamp Your Restrooms

These are probably some of the most visited areas of a business property. The condition of the restrooms will determine how a client or customer perceives the company. So, you will want to maintain your restrooms spotlessly clean.

Despite taking the necessary precautions, bacteria and dirt will still build up over time. This means that the restrooms have to be cleaned and sanitized several times a day.

7. Pressure Wash the Sidewalks and Parking Lot

Your parking lot and sidewalks are the first things that your customers will notice about your business premises. As a business owner, you need to create a good first impression, and cleaning your parking lot and sidewalks is part of it.

A buildup of sand, salt, dirt, and other debris on the pavement will make your facility look less professional and leave a bad impression. Make sure you pressure wash the walkways, parking lot, and exterior walls for a revamped spring image.

Is Spring Cleaning Too Much For You? Call SERVPRO

If commercial spring cleaning procedures sound too overwhelming for you, even with these tips, feel free to seek the services of SERVPRO for all your large-scale cleaning projects. Our main aim is to make your facility comfortable, clean, healthy, and more productive for both your employees and customers.

So, relieve yourself of the spring cleaning stress by calling SERVPRO’s experienced and highly skilled cleaners. 

How to Spring Clean Your Kitchen

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

From blossoming daffodils to squeaky baby ducklings, it’s that time of the year when everything seems to have a new lease of life. As you bid farewell to the dark days of winter, you need to make your home feel fresher and more livable.

Now that the harsh weather is over, you no longer have an excuse for not getting rid of those stubborn Thanksgiving and Christmas stains in your kitchen. Spring cleaning may feel like you’re exhuming year-long clutters of dirt and debris in your home, but it’s worth it. And with the right guidance, it’s much easier than you think.

Here are some useful tips for cleaning your kitchen after the winter:

5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen

1. Clean from Top to Bottom

After a long winter of inactivity, you will notice that most surfaces in your kitchen will have accumulated a lot of dust and dirt. To avoid spreading dust to already cleaned surfaces, you should use the top-to-bottom approach when cleaning.

This means that you should start by dusting on the highest points of your kitchen such as the ceilings, walls, shelves, window frames, cabinet fronts, and countertops, and work your way down. As a rule of the thumb, let the kitchen floor be the last thing you clean.

2. Pay Special Attention to the Refrigerator

There is a pretty good chance that you haven’t cleaned your refrigerator for quite a while now. Maybe you have given it the occasional wipe, but that’s not enough.

For a thorough spring clean, you need to empty it and deep clean it using a suitable all-purpose cleaner with antibacterial properties. Don’t just focus on the inside, the exterior will also need a good scrub.

In addition, if you haven’t moved your refrigerator from its usual spot for quite some time, it’s about time you do it. You will be horrified at the gross stuff that has accumulated back there. Clean, disinfect, and dry the spot before placing the fridge back.

Before you store food back into the fridge after cleaning, check if any of them is expired. You can use refrigerator organizers to keep everything tidy and neat.

3. Don’t Forget to Descale Your Kettle

Spring cleaning will obviously involve cleaning all your utensils. However, the kettle is often ignored or cleaned wrongly.

Following a winter of countless cups of coffee and tea, the inside of your kettle may catch a little grime. It is, therefore, necessary to descale it using a weak acid, preferably a descaling agent. If you don’t have a descaling agent, you can use vinegar to remove the mineral deposits.

Just fill your kettle with water and add half a cup of white vinegar, then leave the mixture undisturbed for 12 hours. This will eliminate all the surface scale on your kettle. If your kettle is made of chrome, you can also use white vinegar to buff up its exterior.

4. Use Soda to Remove Stubborn Stains

Soda bicarbonate might be a baker’s closest friend, but do you know that it can also work magic in your kitchen spring cleaning? You don’t need expensive cleaning products to clean greasy sinks and other surfaces in your kitchen.

All you need to do is sprinkle a little soda on a damp cloth, and you’re all set to combat those stubborn stains on your crockery, refrigerator, and other dirty kitchen surfaces. It is most suited for cleaning steel and chrome utensils, as it can cut through ingrained dirt without etching the surface.

One of the advantages of soda bicarbonate is that it softens hard water. This makes the cleaning process a walk in the park.

5. Keep Your Windows Open During and After Cleaning

Since you will be stirring up a lot of dust as you clean, you need to keep your windows open, so that the dust doesn’t settle back on the kitchen surfaces. This will also help in removing bad odor in your home.

Even after you are done with cleaning, leave your windows open and let your home feel the clean, warmer air of spring.

Who to Call for Spring Cleaning Services in Rutherford County

We understand that spring cleaning can be hectic and often overwhelming – especially in large homes. If you need to get more than just your kitchen cleaned, SERVPRO is available for large-scale cleaning projects. Our cleaning technicians are highly skilled and equipped to handle any kind of cleaning project.

Do not hesitate to seek our top-notch services, we are only a phone call away!

Home Cleaning Tips: Become the Best Host in Rutherford County

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

This statement cannot be applied better than when expecting guests to your home.

The first impression your guests get of your home will forever be ingrained in their minds. What’s more, they will always personify that impression with you.

Now that you know the stakes, you can’t take any chances when getting your home ready for the holidays.

So where do you start?

Quick Home Cleaning Tips to Make Your Home Ready for Guests

1. Have Your Driveway Spotlessly Clean

The driveway is the first thing your guests will see when they get to your house, and will make the immediate first impression of your home.

Is the driveway spotless or is it littered with leaves and twigs from the surrounding trees and shrubs?

Take time to clean, organize, and create space on your driveway so that your guests are already impressed even before entering the house.

2. Make Your Washroom Sparkling Clean

Create a soothing ambiance in your washroom so that your guests feel relaxed and comfortable in your home. 

Place more emphasis on the toilet bowl’s exterior and interior, mirrors, sinks, and tiles, and make sure they have no visible stains.

Additionally, remember to have extra unused toiletries in the washroom so guests who might not have carried their toothbrushes or razors are not inconvenienced.

3. Have a Guest’s Viewpoint of Your Home

It’s easy for homeowners to overlook imperfections of their homes since they’ve lived there for a long time.

However, this is not the case from a guest’s point of view.  In many instances, they will identify even the smallest flaw or stain.

So, when you are doing your holiday cleaning, assume it’s your first time you are stepping into your home. Alternatively, you can have a close friend inspect it. You’ll be surprised at how many dirty spots you would have otherwise ignored.

Call SERVPRO in Rutherford County for Top-Notch Home Cleaning Services

The aforementioned guidelines are only a tip of the iceberg in the whole guest preparation process. There so much to be done.

Doing everything alone is definitely daunting (especially when they are about to arrive on short notice). So why not consider the faster and more efficient option of contacting SERVPRO in Rutherford County?

At SERVPRO, we have highly-skilled professionals who will offer you quick and efficient home cleaning and emergency restoration services in Rutherford County. We’ll have your home ready to receive guests in no time.

Expecting Visitors This Holiday?

11/27/2017 (Permalink)

Here are Preparation Tips from Home Cleaning Professionals in Rutherford County

The holiday season is here again!

Most of us, if not all, are expecting visitors in our homes. For this, you need to prepare by engaging in some deep home cleaning – nobody wants to stay in an untidy place.

At SERVPRO, we offer quality home cleaning and restoration services that will make your home spotless and more comfortable for your guests.

SERVPRO’s Key Focus Areas When Cleaning Your Home for the Holidays

1. Floors, Walls, and Ceilings

First impressions are always important. Walls and floors are the first things that guests see when they enter your home. SERVPRO will ensure that your floors, walls, and ceilings are spotlessly clean.

If we detect mold on your walls and ceiling, we’ll get rid of the as soon as possible.

2. Kitchen 

During holidays, cooking is unavoidable. 

For scrumptious meals, your kitchen appliances must be in good condition. Since you’ll be restocking foodstuff for your visitors, the oven, refrigerator, kitchen cabinets, and freezer should be cleaned. Nobody can do it better than SERVPRO.

With proper storage, your food will last longer.

3. Carpets and Furniture

Cleaning carpets and furniture is no walk in the park, especially if you have your children around. Stains are quite stubborn to remove on these surfaces.

At SERVPRO, we have the right cleaning products to remove all the stains and make your carpets and couches fresher for longer.

4. Bathroom

The bathroom is one place that everybody will visit. Don’t make your visitors uncomfortable with a dirty bathroom.

Trust SERVPRO to completely remove all the ugly stains on sinks, tiles, and walls.

5. Bedrooms

If you visitors are sleeping over, the guestrooms should be in splendid condition.

If you have no idea of how to do this, let SERVPRO do you the honors. 

SERVPRO Offers Professional Home Cleaning and Emergency Restoration Services in Rutherford County

During this holiday season, you have more important things like reunions and get-togethers to think about. You shouldn’t stress about home holiday cleaning.

SERVPRO is your one-stop shop for all your cleaning needs. Contact us today and watch us transform your home into a spotless place that your visitors will love.

Happy holidays!

The Ultimate Winter Cleaning Checklist in Smyrna

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Home cleaning during the winter season is daunting. A lot of homeowners would rather live in a messy home than go through the trouble of cleaning.

We know that you don't want to stay in a dirty home, especially with the influx of visitors during the holidays. The cleaning process will present a myriad of challenges and you may need a checklist to make things better.

This checklist will help you get things done in a fast and effective manner.

Home Cleaning Checklist This Holiday Season

1. Living Room and Dining Room

Deep clean your couches, carpets, drapes, and curtains. You’ll be surprised at how much dirt and dust build up in your household items. You can also polish hardwood furniture with some vinegar and a soft cloth.

If you are an artsy person, you can bring new life to your interior décor by adding some new photos and using cozy indoor lighting.

2. Kitchen

First things fast, get rid of expired food and restock your refrigerator with fresh foodstuff. While you are at it, clean the storage area with a disinfectant and a soft cloth.

Also, give your dishwasher, racks, oven walls, stovetops, and trays a nice scrub. You can use some recommended bleach to kill all germs and leave your kitchen fresh and sparkling.

3. Bedrooms

Revamp your bedroom by separating outfits according to season. Put your summer clothes away and your warm, cozy winter clothes near. With a nicely arranged closest, you won’t have a hard time finding your favorite outfits.

Also, ensure you revitalize your bed with a fresh set of duvet. Wash dirty sheets and duvets with some baking soda and vinegar. Believe it or not, it works like magic!

4. Bathroom

Disinfect the toilets, tiles, towel rails, sinks, and mirrors with recommended disinfectants and bleaches.

Let Home Cleaning Experts in Smyrna Help You Out with Your Holiday Cleaning

At SERVPRO, we know that you have much more important things to do as the holiday season approaches. We pride ourselves in providing quick and effective home cleaning services to homeowners all over Smyrna.

If you need help with the whole cleaning process, do not hesitate to call us today!

Is Holiday Cleaning Stressing You Out?

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

The holiday fever is slowly kicking in and everybody is excited.

However, before you start to make merry and fully indulge in the holiday season, you need to do a little bit of home cleaning.

After all, who wants to spend the holidays in a messy house?

But holiday cleaning isn’t a walk in the park. For quick and easy cleaning, you need to have all your tools and equipment in place and plan in advance.

At SERVPRO, we offer top-notch home cleaning services that will leave your home sparkling for the holidays.

Areas of Concern during a SERVPRO Holiday Cleaning at Your Home

Apart from general home cleaning, we also specialize in the following areas:

1. Walls and Ceilings

Ceilings and walls are exposed to dust, grease, smoke and other contaminants and may require painting during the SERVPRO cleaning process. For houses with mold problems, we have top-of-the-line equipment for mold remediation.

2. Floors

Your floor may seem easy to clean and maintain, however, over the years it may lose its luster and you’ll need professional cleaning to restore its gleam.

3. Carpets and Upholstery

With children at home, we bet you have stains all over your carpets and upholstery. At SERVPRO, our carpet and upholstery cleaning will leave your home sparkling clean and fresh all holiday long.

4. Appliances

The holiday season is a time to feast on different tasty treats.

Freezers, ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators should be cleaned and prepared for restocking before and after the holidays. This will go a long way to ensure that your food doesn’t go bad and prevent food poisoning.

5. Closets and Wardrobes

Before SERVPRO arrives for home cleaning, ensure you get rid of clothes that you are not using. You can hand them over to a charity organization.

We’ll help you reorganize your closet for easy accessibility.

6. Drapes, Curtains, and Blinds

When did last you have your drapes and blinds cleaned? Depending on your heating and cooling system and the amount of smoke and dust in your home, drapes may not soil for two to six years.

However, by seeking the services of professional drape cleaning, you can triple the life of the fabric. Ensure you get your drapes and curtains cleaned this holiday.

SERVPRO Offers Top-Notch Holiday Cleaning in Rutherford County

Nobody likes home cleaning, especially during the holidays. With SERVPRO, you can skip this tiresome process and focus on spending more time with your friends and family.

Our services are available 24/7, so you can always count on us.

Finding the Best Home Cleaning Company in Murfreesboro

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Finding the Best Home Cleaning Company in Murfreesboro

Are you worried that you may not be in a position to thoroughly clean your home before the holidays?

 Getting your home ready for the holiday season may prove to be a daunting task. Things may get even worse when you are expecting some guests to visit. 

What do you do if you find yourself in this situation?

If you have not done some deep house cleaning over the past few months, a holiday cleaning may prove to be overwhelming.

So, what are your options? Well, you can start scrubbing and spend the holidays tired or you could contact home cleaning experts in Murfreesboro and restore the gleam in your home in the shortest time possible

Things to Consider Before Hiring Home Cleaning Experts in Your Home

1. Level of Professionalism

A professional cleaning company is equipped with top-of-the-line equipment and a highly skilled staff. It should also be able to approximate the timeframe of the cleaning project. This shows familiarity and extensive experience with the task at hand.

2. Response Time

How fast will the cleaning and emergency restoration experts take to respond when you call them? You’ll definitely want a company that will respond and do the cleaning quickly.

At SERVPRO, we are available 24/7 and we’ll be glad to do your home cleaning before the holiday season kicks in. Give us a call today.

3. Ensure the Cleaning Company is Licensed and Has an Insurance Cover

Always go for reputable cleaning companies like SERVPRO of Murfreesboro. We are not only professional and credible but will also handle the cleaning in the shortest time possible.

Lack of the necessary accreditations shows that a cleaning company is not established enough to handle your home cleaning project.

Get Professional Home Cleaning Experts in Murfreesboro Today

If you don’t have enough time to deep clean your home for the holiday, it’s best that you hire a professional cleaning company. Ensure that the company you choose is in a position to deliver to your expectations.

At SERVPRO of Murfreesboro, we are always ready to help. Our customers’ satisfaction is always our number one priority. You can count on us for all your holiday cleaning needs.

Summer Pool Cleaning and Safety Tips

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

Keep your pool clean so you can enjoy all season long!

SERVPRO of Rutherford County can give you tips for peace of mind in caring for your pool so you can sit back and enjoy your investment rather than worry over the continual care of your backyard haven.

Regular maintenance guarantees you won’t have a slick of green algae growing on the edges or surface of your pool. Algae can come on quickly and once it has a grip on your backyard beauty it can be difficult to diffuse. A dirty pool will clog your equipment and lead to more financial woes in the future. It can also lead to cracks or broken pipes, which can cause water damage.

SERVPRO of Rutherford County can prevent that type of damage before it occurs and swoop in and clean up quickly and efficiently if you’ve encountered water damage on your property.

Make sure you check your water circulation regularly and that it is turning over the water at least every 8 hours. Stagnant water can breed bacteria within hours. It’s always a good idea to get a good brush along the sides and bottom once a week at least.

Test your water a few times a week to keep on top of the pH balance and sanitizers to keep your water baby at its optimum health.

When around water of any kind, be aware of the A, B, C, and D of safety.

A – Adult Supervision for children. An adult should be supervising at arm’s length, maintain visual contact, remain close to the child when in a pool, spa, or bathtub. This should be their sole job.

B – Barriers are lifesavers. Installation and proper use of barriers is crucial and reduces the risk of drowning from unsupervised swimming by small children by more than 80%.

C – Classes for swimming and CPR for parents and guardians as well as children. Pool and spa ownership come with the responsibility to ensure family members learn to swim and know CPR.

D – Devices for a safe water environment include a life-saving ring, shepherd's hook and CPR instructions mounted poolside. Install a toy box away from the pool as toys in or around a pool or spa can entice children to that area.

Keep Your Air Ducts Clean in the Summer!

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

You can breathe easier with clean air ducts!

Ah, summer. It’s a time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and the sunshine. And while you are outdoors, it’s the perfect time to check the environment inside. Several factors determine if you have clean air in your home.

Mold

If you have a basement you most likely have had mold at some point. No matter how much it appears the mold is gone, that nasty stuff still lingers.

Pet hair

Dogs and cats are family members but they leave fur and dander behind. Over the months and years, this builds up in your ducts. If you have pets, it is recommended you have your air ducts checked regularly.

Dust

Finding dust in an air duct is not due to your housekeeping skills. When you dust, the stuff must go somewhere. Often, it gets trapped in your heating and cooling system.

Other factors

It’s not just mold, dust and pet hair that affect the air you breathe. Ducts are a breeding ground for bacteria. And if you have someone who is a smoker or if someone previously smoked in the home, the air ducts become polluted.

The effects of dirty ducts

While ducts are out of sight and often out of mind, neglecting them affects your family and possibly their health. Are you suffering from sinus problems you just can’t shake? Do your young children have recurring colds? The accumulation of dust, mold, pet dander and mold dirties the air and affects your health.

You will not only breathe easier, but your heating and air system will work better. When free of the debris, the fans and motor don’t have to work so hard to cool or heat your home.

While it is summertime and the living is easy, why not let SERVPRO of Rutherford County make the breathing easier in your home? The cleaner air now will benefit you in the fall and winter months when you spend more time indoors.

Tips to Keep Rugs in Top Condition

6/17/2017 (Permalink)

Keep your rugs looking brand new all year long!

A rug can spice up the look of an entire room by accenting it with a pop of color or change the style with a unique pattern. It needs to be properly taken care of to ensure it lasts and doesn’t need to be replaced within the next year or two.

Padding and turning

Place padding under the rug to make it more comfortable to walk on. An underlay may be beneficial to prevent it from slipping on surfaces such as wood or stone flooring such as marble. An underlay protects the floor from damages from sliding rugs too. Rotate your rug every few months to ensure that it wears evenly. This is especially important if it is exposed to direct sunlight since direct exposure to the sun fades colors quickly.

Frequent vacuuming

Purchase a new vacuum if you don’t have one appropriate for the type of rug you have. Vacuum at least once a week to remove dirt, dust, dander, and crumbs. Do it more often if it is placed in a high traffic area where cleaning more often is required. You might not even be aware of all the ways contaminants get into the room and on the floor. These include air ducts, people walking through with shoes on or other particles light enough to float through the air.

 Spills

Treat spills that occur immediately. The longer that you wait to take care of it the harder it will be to get out of the material. Only use cleaners and chemicals that are safe for the material to reduce the chances of causing, even more, damage to the rug. Always blot stains instead of rubbing them so you don’t push the stain further into the fibers.

Shampooing

Shampooing your rugs is something you should do on a regular basis, such as every six months for heavy traffic areas and once a year for others. It uses water and heat to suck up dirt and grime that has made its way deep into the fibers.

Restoration

If your rugs have been damaged due to fraying, tearing or flooding you might need to seek the services of a company such as SERVPRO of Rutherford County to assist with restoring it to its original condition.

Take care of your carpeted areas and any rug you choose to place. Proper maintenance and care ensure it will remain in magnificent condition for years.

Have High Air Conditioning Bills? Reduce the Cost with Blinds

5/28/2017 (Permalink)

Try these tips to keep cooling costs low this season!

If you are having a hard time keeping your cooling costs at a manageable rate in the summer, upgrading the window treatments in your home and utilizing energy efficient shades is an option to curb your problems. The air conditioner is one of the most costly appliances to run in the home, and if you can reduce the amount of time it has to run by keeping the temperature down inside the house, it can result in big savings. Here are some options to consider.

Have the Blinds Set on Timers

Since you aren't home to control the shades throughout the day, or you may not want to keep the shades closed all the time, set the shades on timers. Blinds that are on automatic timers save you time because you don't have to go around the entire house to close the window coverings when you want shade, or to open the shades when you want light. Instead, the window coverings will shut when the sun is the hottest and directed into your windows to keep the house cool.

Get Colored and Insulated Window Shades

The type of shades you have can affect your heating and cooling expenses. Choosing shades with colors and insulation will stop the heat from coming into the home, and will help stop cool air from your air conditioning unit from escaping. These window coverings will also contribute to lowering heating costs in the winter. There are shades designed for energy efficiency but are still stylish to look good with your décor in the home.

Have an HVAC professional come to your home to give the air conditioning unit a tune-up, to make sure that it's running as well it can, so you aren't wasting energy. There are a lot of ways that you can cut your cooling costs in the summer, and getting new window coverings that are going to help your home energy costs all year round are the most beneficial. Talk with professionals at SERVPRO of Rutherford County about having your air ducts cleaned. This will help lower your summer cooling bills as clean ducts keep your HVAC running efficiently. Give us a cal today to see how we can help you this summer!

Clean Homes Sell Faster!

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

Your home will fly off the market if it is clean!

As a real estate agent, your primary goal is to help your clients sell their homes for top dollar as quickly as possible. The condition of the home is an important factor, and the reality is that clean homes sell faster than homes with serious dirt, odor or mold issues. Realtors can better serve their clients by identifying issues related to water damage, mold in crawl spaces and more by suggesting cleanup or treatment of these areas before listing the home.

What You Can Do

There are many things that can cause water damage and mold in homes. A plumbing leak that was not fixed, drainage issues and leaky windows are often common causes. As a real estate agent, you can make an effort to visually inspect window sills, crawl spaces, ceilings and cabinetry under kitchen sinks. These are among the most common spaces where you may spot damage from water or even mold growth. You may also determine if the home smells musty or like mildew. If you notice an issue, you may need to educate your client about how this type of damage can impact their ability to sell the home.

How to Educate Your Client

Damage from water is a warning sign for many buyers, and some buyers may cross the home off of their list. This is because moisture and areas that were previously moist are signs of potential mold growth. The area itself may be rotted, deteriorated and warped, and this is damage that must be repaired. Also, the potential for mold growth can be a huge red flag because mold can cause illness and property damage. It can also be expensive to remedy. Many buyers do not want to take on this risk when they could easily choose another home that does not have damage.

After you have explained the situation to your client, you may suggest that they call SERVPRO of Rutherford County. The SERVPRO team can repair damage from water and can remediate any mold that may be present. When the property is later listed, it will be in great condition so that it is more appealing to buyers.

Effects of Clean Air on Your Family, Pets and Home

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Keep your air clean at home!

We all want to have a clean and tidy home that's safe to live in all year long. You probably take the time to clean your house on a regular basis and do your best to create a comfortable living environment. What you might not realize is that the air quality in your home is incredibly important to your family's health. Even pets are affected by poor indoor air quality. Having clean air helps the home smell better and reduces the chances of health problems that develop as a result of breathing dirty air.

If breathing problems are an issue at home, it's crucial to have your home's duct system checked every 2 to 5 years by SERVPRO of Rutherford County. When there is an excessive amount of dust and dirt in the duct system, this gets blown out whenever your heating or air conditioning is in use. Your family and pets breathe this dust in, which aggravates asthmatic symptoms in those with breathing concerns. If there is mold in the duct work, this is also being blown out for the family to breathe. Mold has been shown to cause significant respiratory issues in those who are inhaling the fungal spores. Apart from the health implications of a dirty duct work system, the odors coming from your vents can be annoying and gross.

When a ductwork system isn't properly maintained it also becomes a fire hazard for the whole house. Dust in the lines can get overheated and spark without you being aware of it until it is too late. Once a fire ravishes your home, it's difficult to get it back to its former glory without spending a small fortune. It is better to prevent the problem by having your ductwork cleaned on a maintenance schedule. Most professionals will recommend that you clean the air ducts every 2 - 5 years. Cleaning around the registers routinely can prevent excessive build-up as well. This maintenance schedule ensures that the lines are kept free and clear of debris. It can also maintain great air quality while eliminating the fire hazard that duct work often becomes when it gets dirty. Give us a call to set up an appointment and inspection!

Four Signs Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

If you sign any of these signs in your home, give us a call for air duct cleaning!

Spring is a good time to think of hiring a professional to clean the air ducts in a home or business. Dust-clogged ducts prevent the system from both heating and cooling the building efficiently. Debris causes the HVAC system to work harder than it should and shortens its working life. Our professionals at SERVPRO of Rutherford County can keep your ducts in good condition with a thorough cleaning. How do you know when to call us? Be on the lookout for these four signs that the ducts need cleaning.

Puffs of Dust

A home or business owner may see puffs of dust emerge from the floor registers when they first turn on the heat or the air conditioning.

Debris

Clots of dust and debris in the space beneath the registers are a sure sign that the ducts need cleaning. Remove the register covers and have a peek!

Dust in Components of the HVAC System

Air filters that are furred with dust need to be removed and replaced and the ducts cleaned. Also check for dust on components of the furnace and the coils in the air conditioning unit.

Signs of Vermin

Ducts must be cleaned if there are signs of vermin living in them. Any nests, cast-off exoskeletons, droppings or scuffling sounds in the ducts are clear signs!

Have your ducts inspected or cleaned when there’s been a flood, or if you suspect some kind of damage to the HVAC system. The ducts should also be cleaned after mold remediation.

Clean ducts are especially important if someone in the house has allergies. The ducts need to be cleaned more often if there’s a smoker in the house or if the household has pets.

For more information or to set up an appointment for inspection  or cleaning of air ducts, don't hesitate to call us at SERVPRO of Rutherford County.

A Closer Look at the Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

Having your air ducts cleaned means everyone breathes easier at home!

Air duct cleaning is the removal of dust and other contaminants within the duct work. A powerful vacuum is used to whisk away debris and dust so that it does not circulate in your home. Indoor pollution is an environmental threat to most households. When your cooling and heating system is operating, contaminants are drawn into the duct system. The harmful contaminants eventually build up inside the air ducts. That is why homeowners should invest in a professional air duct cleaning procedure for preventative maintenance.

SERVPRO of Rutherford County has the tools and knowledge to clean ducts effectively. We can tackle smoke, bacteria, chemicals, animal dander, and airborne allergens as well as other contaminants. Here are four benefits of having your ducts cleaned by us:

1) Creates a cleaner living environment
Getting your air ducts cleaned reduces the dust that would circulate in your house. This dust eventually lands on your bedding and furniture. Clean ducts eliminate contaminants, which prevents asthma symptoms and allergies.

2) Extended equipment life span
Some HVAC system failures are a result of excess dust and dirt buildup. The fan located inside your air handler has a role of keeping the heat exchanger cool. Accumulated debris and dust reduces the ability of the fan to function correctly. It is one of the most common causes of premature breakdown and aging of your HVAC system.

3) Enhances airflow efficiency
Vent registers and ductwork that have a buildup of dust restrict the airflow from the furnace to the air conditioner. That means that the system has to work harder to cool or heat your house, which decreases the overall efficiency level of the HVAC system. A clean system is more likely to function at peak efficiency.

4) Save energy
Research indicates that when dirt builds up, even as little as 0.4 inches on the heating coil reduces efficiency by up to 20%. A clean air duct increases efficiency because it does not strain while functioning. Higher efficiency means lower energy bills.

Don’t wait for your ducts to get clogged before you clean them. SERVPRO of Rutherford County is ready to take your call so everyone in your home breathes easier.

Tips to Transition Your Home From Winter to Spring

3/10/2017 (Permalink)

Get your home ready for Spring with these tips!

The coming spring season means Spring Cleaning is almost here! Here are a few tips to transition your home from hibernation to elation!


Clean the Interior of Your Home


It can be easy for the home to become dirty due to the amount of time that is spent indoors during winter months. Freshen up the space by cleaning the chimney, dusting the fireplace mantle, and cleaning the grout in the kitchen and bathrooms. Cleaning these areas will improve the air quality and reduce allergies! Try cleaning the oven, wiping down the baseboards, and steam cleaning carpets.


Remove Clutter


Create a clutter-free environment by purging items that are no longer in use. Toss out children's toys that no longer work or paperwork in a home office. It's also important to clean under the couch cushions and wash the windows from streaks or rain spots.


Add Sheer Curtains


You can brighten up the home by adding sheer curtains that allow more natural light in a room. Add decorative couch covers that complement the blooming flowers outside. Consider painting or applying wallpaper to an accent wall.


Pack Winter Clothing


Free up extra space in your closet by packing your heavy clothing once the warm weather arrives. Store the pants and jackets in vacuum-sealed bags and pack them under your bed. It clears space and makes the items easier to find next season.


Inspect the Property


Hire a professional to inspect the property for repairs. An inspector can determine if water damage or mold has developed due to the rainy season that has come to an end. Hire SERVPRO of Rutherford County to restore the materials that have become damaged. We can also clean any of your air ducts to ensure all the debris and dust from winter weather is vacuumed away. Give us a call today and schedule an appointment to have your home fresh for spring!

4 of the Best Carpet types for Middle Tennessee Weather

2/3/2017 (Permalink)

What type of carpet do you have in your home?

4 of the Best Carpet types for Middle Tennessee Weather

There are many reasons why carpet is so popular. People often choose carpet as the go to floor covering because of its warmth and versatility. Others like it because of insulation, safety, noise reduction, durability, and ease of maintenance. Carpets are an affordable way to make a room feel cozy while also adding to the "coziness" of a room. Modern carpets are available in a variety of colors and patterns. They can fit in well with contemporary or traditional décor, and each room can reflect its own personal style. Carpet can also be chosen to reflect the weather conditions for that area.

 

Best Cleaning Methods for Carpet Material

Let's think of carpets according to their construction. The four main carpet types are loop, texture, twist, and shag. Level loops have short loops and multi-level loops offer a patterned texture. In a cut pile carpet, the loops are cut, leaving a soft smooth texture. There are some carpets that use both methods called the cut and loop. The fibers can be natural or synthetic. The type of fiber is what determines how it should be cleaned. Nylon and olefin are durable and are good choices for homes that are located in areas where inclement weather is the norm. Wool and acrylic wear well, but special care is imperative when cleaning. The SERVPRO Rutherford County experts know the right techniques to use for each carpet type.

 

Weather Affects Carpet Cleaning

Carpets made from synthetic fibers are best used where the humidity and moisture is high. Fibers such as olefin, polyester, nylon, or the relatively new triexta, resist the growth of mold and mildew. Carpets made from synthetic materials are easier to clean because they dry faster than those made from natural fibers. Snow and rainy weather conditions are hard on carpets because of the moisture brought in on shoes. Under these adverse conditions, the carpets may require more cleanings throughout the year to keep them looking pristine.

 

Cleaning Protects Investment

Carpet is an investment for the home and its residents. Keeping your carpets cleaned and fresh makes it feel homey and comfortable. Middle Tennessee weather can be difficult to deal with, but the experts at SERVPRO Rutherford County know how to keep your carpets clean. Their professional cleaning services remove dirt and grime from carpet using state-of-the-art equipment. They know what type of cleaning method to use for each carpet type and can recommend ways to keep it clean during the hot humid summer months or the cold days of winter. If it's been some time since your carpet was professionally cleaned, you should give us a call!

4 Reasons to Keep Your Hot Tub Clean

1/27/2017 (Permalink)

Keeping your hot tub clean is important!

4 Reasons to Keep Your Hot Tub Clean

Most people cherish their hot tubs. Slipping into its warm waters and between its jet streams is the perfect end to a long day or a strenuous workout. Some people like to entertain guests in hot tubs for a safe and fun activity which releases stress and toxins all at once. Others need them to relieve the symptoms of certain health issues.

To continue enjoying your hot tub, SERVPRO of Rutherford County has some suggestions on how you can keep yours in optimal condition.

Maintain Clean Water

Pure, clean water adds to your experience. It also keeps your body clean during and after use. Clean water can also save you from embarrassment that is sure to come by inviting guests into dirty water. More importantly, cloudy, grayish and brownish water can signal a problem in your tub's operating and filtration system. A good cleaning will often identify and flush out old problems as well as prevent new ones.

Prevent Mold and Bacteria

Mold is a health hazard. So many homeowners neglect its buildup in their homes, and subsequently, friends and family members fall ill. When your tub is dry, freestanding mold releases invisible spores which can embed in the lungs,but when the tub is in use, the steam's vapors can carry the harmful effects of mold. You want to make sure your family and guests breathe good, clean air.

If you run a business with commercial tub usage, this suggestion cannot be stressed enough. Customers affected by mold can lead to lawsuits, heavy fines, stiff penalties and even the closure of your business.

Reduce Slime Buildup

Pink and white slime are more than unattractive. They multiply fast. Bacteria, algae and other microscopic organisms are responsible for the sticky film left underwater in your tub. This contamination can cause odors, feel nasty, and signal a deeper problem in your system.

Avoid Permanent Staining

One of the most unpleasant outcomes of poor maintenance and servicing is staining. It is a shame to invest so much money in something you enjoy only to let it diminish in value, if not use, because of a bad appearance.


SERVPRO of Rutherford County offers first-rate cleaning services you can trust. You can depend on us to follow safety considerations when it comes to electricity in and around your tub, and drain and filter its water. Our patient, thorough approach addresses your water reservoir and foot well. We use gentle, effective cleaners guaranteed to restore your tub's appearance and protect against future damage. We also take time to tailor our work according to your tub's unique directions and user manual.