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Clean Homes Sell Faster

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Looking to sell your home? SERVPRO of Baldwin County can help revive your home to top show conditions. It is a fact that a clean fresh smelling home sells faster. Unfortunately not all homes are maintained the same way, and nearly all realtors are faced with a difficult listing to sell. Realtors encourage clients to keep their homes in top conditions because it increases market value, reduces list to sale conversion time, and enhances reputation for quality listings and quick sales. Whether the problem is stained carpet or offensive smell in a room, SERVPRO of Baldwin County can help get homes in top condition with a variety of services:

  • Carpet, upholstery, Drapery and Blind Cleaning
  • Ceiling, Wall and Hard Floor Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Duct & HVAC Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

Get it Clean, Get it Sold

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Dirty ducts can cause a variety of issues that some home owners may not even realize. When selling your home, it is important to take care of these issues in order to sell your listing efficiently. It is a fact that a clean problem free home sells faster. Dirty ducts can circulate odors and contaminants like mold and irritating dust throughout a home. SERVPRO of Baldwin County uses a portable Ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime. Duct and HVAC System Cleaning can reduce allergens and pet dander, eliminate offensive odors, and improve all over operating conditions and efficiency. Clean ducts means clean air! If you are looking to improve your homes market value and reduce list to sale conversion time, SERVPRO of Baldwin County can help get your home ready. Call us today!

Air Quality

1/13/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Air Quality This photo shows a return before cleaning ductwork.

Many of us are exposed to toxins everyday and we do not realize it. Toxins can cause short term allergies, illnesses, and they even cause us to age. Over time, exposure to toxins can have even more disastrous consequences. If you answer yes to any of the following, consider making a change to improve your home's air quality and lessen your exposure to toxins.

Healthy Home Checklist

  • Do you smoke in your home?
  • Do your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room have adequate ventilation and exhaust fans?
  • Do you change your air filters once a month?
  • When cleaning or doing laundry, do you use bleach, ammonia or aerosol spray cans?
  • Is your gas fireplace and/or gas stove checked yearly for emissions?
  • Was your home built before 1978? If so, has it been checked for lead-based paint?
  • Do your bathrooms have carpet?

Causes of Indoor Air Pollution

  • Asbestos building products when dislodged (no longer intact)
  • Biological contaminants such as mold, dust, mites, viruses, and pet dander
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Formaldehyde found in pressure treated wood
  • Lead (pre-1978 house paint)
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Particulates found in dust, pollen, cleaning sprays and poorly ventilated areas
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Volatile organic compounds including household cleaning products, pesticides, and aerosol propellants

7 Fall Home Maintenance Musts

11/15/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning 7 Fall Home Maintenance Musts Fall Leaves on the Beach

1.  Check for Peeling Paint:

Inspect exterior walls to see if any paint is peeling or blistering on the house or outbuildings. According to Carl Minchew, Director, Benjamin Moore Paints, "Peeling paint is a sign that the existing paint film is failing and can no longer protect the siding of the building. Left uncorrected, the siding itself will deteriorate, leading to expensive repairs in the future."

2. Clean the Gutters

 After leaves have fallen, clean out the gutters and downspouts, flush them with water, inspect joints, and tighten brackets if necessary
 
3. Seal Windows Up
 
If you feel any drafts around windows or doors, address them now to help keep your energy costs down. And, check your attic insulation, too.
 
4. Check Your Smoke and Carbon-Monoxide Detectors
 
Even ones that are powered through your home’s electrical system typically have a backup battery that might need replacing.
 
5. Check Your Roof
 
Remove moss from sloped areas and clear any debris from gutters and downspouts. Additionally, look for signs of damage/wear and make repairs as soon as possible. Use binoculars if you need to. Fall is no time for a leaky roof!
 
6. Fall Cleaning
 
Clean and tune your furnace, boiler and/or water heater, along with your oven and range.
 
7. Review Your Fire Escape Plan
 
Every bedroom, including basement bedrooms, should have two exit paths. Make sure windows aren't blocked by furniture or other items. Ideally, each upper-floor bedroom should have a rope ladder near the window for emergency exits. Review what to do in case of fire, and arrange a safe meeting place for everyone away from the house.