Recent Cleaning Posts

Removing Pet Stains from Carpet

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Did you get a new pet over the holidays? It often takes puppies and kittens a little time to figure out where their bathroom is. If your carpet is beginning to smell like a litter box, these cleaning tips might help.

First, clean up the accident as soon as possible. Be sure to blot the stain instead of rubbing, which will cause the stain to set into the carpet fibers. There are a couple different recipes using natural cleaners.

White Vinegar and Baking Soda

Fill a spray bottle with plain white vinegar. Using a spray bottle allows you more control on the amount of vinegar used. Spray the entire stain until wet. Agitate with a brush if needed. Cover with baking soda. You will hear the baking soda begin to sizzle letting you know it's working. Allow the mixture to completely dry, preferably overnight if possible. Then vacuum up the baking soda.

Hydrogen Peroxide (3%) and dish soap

Mix 4 tbsp. hydrogen peroxide, 2 tbsp. water, and a couple of drops of dish soap in a spray bottle. This can easily be doubled or tripled for larger stains if needed. Hydrogen Peroxide can have a bleaching effect so spot test for colorfastness. Spray the entire stain and agitate with a brush. Let the stain sit for 10 minutes then blot with a white towel. Repeat these steps if necessary.

Enzyme Cleaners

Enzyme cleaners like Nature's Miracle can be purchased at a number of stores and are specifically designed to break down urine, feces, or vomit. The enzymes breakdown this organic material helping to remove odors and stains. These cleaners also sometimes contain smells that encourage your pet not to use that area again.

HVAC Duct Cleaning Can Make a Huge Difference in your Haslet, TX Home | Air Duct Cleaning Fort Worth, TX

7/26/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning HVAC Duct Cleaning Can Make a Huge Difference in your Haslet, TX Home | Air Duct Cleaning Fort Worth, TX HVAC Ductwork in Attic In Texas Home

Summertime means it's HOT in Texas!  Our HVAC units are working overtime to keep us cool.  I'm sure you've heard the mantra of changing your air filter, but if you haven't had the ductwork inspected in a while, it may be prudent to have us take a look.

HVAC Duct Cleaning When It's Needed

We don't just start to work cleaning without first doing a thorough inspection and determine if cleaning it is really necessary.  If our inspection shows a potential problem, we'll review it with you first, and make a recommendation on how to best proceed.  

Our cleaning methodologies can help to remove dust, pollen, odors, dirt, debris and other contaminants.  Removing these potential irritants will mean less opportunities for hazards in your home, and will extend the life of your HVAC equipment, too!  At SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth, we have specialized training so that we know what to look for, and how to evaluate the potential hazards we find.  We have a variety of equipment we can starting with vacuums, but we also have other tools that can go to the next level if necessary and appropriate.  

Give us a call today and we can talk about your current situation, and outline some plans of action.  Call us at 817.232.3333.

Break-In Clean Up | Crime Scene Clean Up Specialists for Fort Worth | Saginaw TX | Haslet

2/14/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Break-In Clean Up | Crime Scene Clean Up Specialists for Fort Worth | Saginaw TX | Haslet Homeless People have Invaded a Home and Enjoy an Impromptu Picnic

I was confronted with an idea about crime scene clean up I hadn't thought of while watching a TV Show recently.  In the Season 2 Premier of the show Baskets on the FX Network, the main character has tagged along with a group of homeless clowns.  They travel on empty freight trains, and arrived at one town in the rain.  They soon find a home with no car in the driveway and newspapers piled up on the porch and realize that no one is home.  

One small window break later allows the group quick access, and soon they're enjoying quick a picnic at the dining room table.  Meanwhile their clothes are drying on makeshift drying line strung through the house.  Once they're done with dinner, someone raids the medicine cabinet, finds some prescriptions the homeowners left behind, and soon everyone is asleep.

The main character, Baskets, has a moment of reflection while they're eating and asks the ring-leader, "What happens when these people come home?" to which he answers, "We'll be long gone, and State Farm's Home Insurance will clean it all up!"

I would hope that this isn't a common occurrence, but as you watch the situation play out, it's clear that this probably happens more often than we think.  Strangers in our homes that don't have a care in the world doing whatever they want without fear of consequence.  

The clean up crew at SERVPRO has seen it all, whether we need to clean up after some uncaring hobos or even take care of a biohazard situation after a more heinous crime.  We have the proper equipment to handle the clean up safely, efficiently and effectively.  We can disinfect the carpeting, furniture, etc doing all we can to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Give our expert crime scene clean up specialists a call.  In fact, why not put our number in your phone now, so that when emergency strikes, and you have to leave quickly, you'll be able to make the call.  817.232.3333

15% off Cleaning Services

8/22/2013 (Permalink)

Please go to our Facebook page, SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth, and "Like" us.  You will receive a coupon for 15% off cleaning services such as carpet and duct cleaning!