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Know When to Replace Cleaning Supplies in Your Home
Know the shelf life of your household cleaning supplies.
We all use a wide variety of cleaning supplies every day, and they need to be replaced!
Some types of supplies, such as sink and bath cleaning products, disappear quickly, while others, like oven cleaners and furniture oils, can last a relatively long time. Some cleaning solutions and products will show dates that they are “best used by”, but many do not. Developing a simple record keeping system for yourself, which notes when you purchased the item, can help you to decide when it might be time to buy new cleaning supplies. Replacing them in a timely manner will help to keep your home and/or business cleaner and smelling fresh!
The following products often don’t have a noted shelf life, and keeping these for too long can affect their efficiency:
- Sponges: This item is one of the most important supplies used in cleaning. They are employed for washing and scrubbing, both in kitchen and bath, as well as many other areas of the home or business. They are at the height of their efficiency until 15 to 20 days after purchase with regular daily use, and they should be replaced. After this time, they begin to deteriorate and fall apart. Keeping the sponge very clean can help it last longer; washing it with hot water and squeezing dry after use, and using anti-germ solutions can keep it contaminant free.
- Mops: These tools are extremely absorbent, and also need to be kept very clean between uses to prevent the growth of bacteria. Always allow it to dry completely before using again. Many mops have removable heads that can be machine-washed; this practice will help to prolong the life of the mop. Store your mop in a cool, dry space between uses.
- Dish Rags: These are usually made of cotton, microfiber, or other cloths, and are used primarily for dishes. A best practice for this cleaning tool is to use it only for dishes and not for other areas of your home. Paper towels are a great aid in soaking up spills, etc. and not your dishrag! These can, of course, be machine washed, but if they get to the point where they smell even when clean, it’s time to replace!
- Dusters: Clean your duster after every use and store in a dry area. When it begins to fall apart or deteriorate, it’s time to replace it.
When it comes to any type of solution, once the solution does not flow well from the container, or if it smells different than it did upon purchase, it is probably time to discard the item.
By keeping records of all these items, reminding you of their age, etc. will be a great help in keeping your cleaning supplies up to par!
The SERVPRO of Brunswick is always here to help you with your large cleanups. We’re experts in cleaning up fire and water damage, and also in mold remediation. Visit us on our website: SERVPRO of Brunswick or give us a call at: (912) 264-6094
Love is Not the Only Thing in the Air!
A clean environment is a healthy environment. Improve your living space for the ones you love this Valentine's Day.
Love is in the air this valentine season.. But so is that pesky, sneeze making yellow pollen! ACHHOOO.
For all of your allergy sufferers, make sure you are giving them the cleanest air possible by changing your air filters every 1-3 months. Air filters serve as a blocker to trap any debris trying to enter your duct work, but also filter the air that is being blown into the home.
By not changing your air filters regularly you are decreasing the indoor air quality in your home. The non-filtered air means dust, mold, and other particles are continuously being blown into your air.
Another downside to not changing your air filters regularly is, clogged filters. Clogged filters cause your HVAC system work over time and expel more energy than necessary. Thus costing you more money for lower quality air. Clogged filters can potentially reduce the homes entire comfort level due to the lack of airflow.
Along with keeping your air filters fresh be sure to protect your air ducts, carpets, and upholstery especially if you have allergy suffers in your home.
- By having your ducts cleaned yearly you are preventing clogs and freeing up excess debris from entering the home.
- Carpets and upholstery can often trap pollutants in the fibers of the fabric. To prevent allergy irritation schedule cleanings dependent on the traffic volume of the home.
Schedule a duct and carpet cleaning for your Valentine
Why Have Your Carpets Cleaned by a Professional
Freshly cleaned carpets by our SERVPRO of Brunswick team.
Whether it’s in a home or a office SERVPRO of Brunswick carpet cleaning professionals are HERE to HELP. SERVPRO of Brunswick has compiled a list of reasons why you should have your carpets and rugs cleaned every 12-18 months by a industry leading professional.
- Stains and Odors: YIKES! Now that the holidays are past us we notice all of the blemishes that our out of town guest left behind. Don’t sweat the small things. SERVPRO of Brunswick can make those horrific stains like they NEVER EVEN HAPPENED
- Prolong the life of the carpet: Did you know having your carpets routinely cleaned will help protect your carpet investment as well as the wear and tear.
- Prevent buildup of dust and other allergens: Soiled carpets are a great place for bedbugs, fleas, and bacteria to make their home. By having your carpets steamed cleaned will eliminate buildup
- Enhances the overall appearance of the room. A clean and well kept carpets speak volumes to visitors.
Maintain that fresh + clean look and feel by scheduling a carpet cleaning with the SERVPRO of Brunswick.
SERVPRO of Brunswick Celebrates National Enforcement Appreciation Day
Goodies dropped off to local law enforcement agencies for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
National Law Enforcement Day was celebrated on January 9 of this year. SERVPRO of Brunswick continues to show our appreciation to all of these brave men and women that put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. SERVPRO of Brunswick celebrated all Law Enforcement agencies in Glynn County by providing them with breakfast treats as well as cases of water.
SERVPRO of Brunswick is continuously invested in First Responders all year round. You will find us partnering with local agencies for preparedness fairs as well as dropping off sweet and hydrating treats for first responders as well as care packages for recently displaced fire victims.
Want to help celebrate First Responders?
- Keep them hydrated: Take cases of bottle water or athletic drinks to all of your local stations.
- Goodies are always welcome: Pack “Go Bags” of snacks like fruit, protein bars, nuts, and water into a baggy. These are great for all of our busy first responders.
- Coffee! Need we say more? Whether it is the night shift or day shift caffeine is always a hit with first responders working long hours.
- Words of gratitude: If it’s a thank you card or handshake.
Thank a first responder today!
2nd Annual Coat Drive
SERVPRO of Brunswick is Here to Help!
SERVPRO of Brunswick hosted a coat drive for the second year in a row for Safe Harbor Children's Center in Brunswick, GA. We were blessed enough to gift 23 wish list items to the children and teen of Safe Harbor.
What is Safe Harbor Children’s Center?
For over 25 years, Safe Harbor Children’s Center has helped more than 4,000 children seeking shelter and refuge. Safe Harbor’s mission is to provide shelter and therapeutic services to children any age under 18 who have been abused, abandoned or neglected; who are homeless or have run away from home; or who are otherwise at risk or feel threatened.
Ways you can help Safe Harbor Children’s Center?
Volunteers help carry out the mission at Safe Harbor through mentoring programs and fun activities for the youth to do. To find out more about volunteering or to start the enrollment process go to https://www.safeharborcenterinc.org/volunteer/.
Donations are one of the most-important means of support for Safe Harbor. Without valuable contributions of goods and funds from generous people and organizations, Safe Harbor would not be able to help hundreds of children escape violence, abuse and neglect each year. To find out more about donating to Safe Harbor, visit https://www.safeharborcenterinc.org/make-a-donation/
Join the SERVPRO of Brunswick
Apply for a new career in restoration with the SERVPRO of Brunswick
Have Questions? Call Us Today – (912) 264-6094
SERVPRO of Brunswick has been a trusted leader in the restoration industry since 1992. Providing 24- hour residential and commercial services such as water damages, fire damage, and storm response. As a locally owned and operated business we are dedicated to serving our community and helping others when disaster strikes.
We are always seeking candidates with restoration, construction, and repairs experience; that are eager to help our Golden Isles communities and represent the SERVPRO of Brunswick brand in a professional manner and share the same principles of community involvement. A great thing about SERVPRO is our training programs- we train and certified all of our employees to be successful with in our company. If interested please stop by our office or call today to inquire about our application process.
A job with the SERVPRO of Brunswick is very rewarding to help others and to see the transformation from start to finish on job sites. The SERVPRO of Brunswick offers a lifelong career with countless abilities to be promoted within. To be considered for a job with the SERVPRO of Brunswick we require you to:
• Pass a drug screen and background check (NO FELONY OR CONVICTION WITH DRUGS, THEFT, OR VIOLENCE).
• Applicants must have the ability to lift 75 pounds or more, have good communication skills, and experience working with hand tools.
• MUST have a valid Drivers License and pass an MVR.
To apply send your resume or call our office to inquire more.
Make a Deep Cleaning a New Years Resolution
You have set your jaw and made New Year’s resolutions before only to cower in defeat halfway through the year. Why not make this upcoming year one in which you do everything you set your mind to do, which includes giving your home a thorough cleaning? SERVPRO of Brunswick is your number one choice for all cleaning needs.
We provide carpet and upholstery cleaning
No matter how many times you tell guests to take off their shoes before entering your home, there is always at least one person who fails to do so during the holidays. Beyond the rebel during the family gathering is the everyday dirt that comes with residing in close quarters. Your carpet needs to be thoroughly cleaned at least once per year.
Upholstery is another area in the general living space that becomes dirty rather quickly. What better New Year’s resolution to fulfill than to give yourself the peace of mind in knowing that your family will not be exposed to dust mites every time they sit down to watch television?
Odor removal is available
Pick up the phone and solicit our services when you have cleaned all that you know how and yet the odor remains. We have the expertise needed to deodorize your home efficiently. You do not want to enter the new year with the same smells that hindered productivity these past twelve months. Let us improve your attitude by removing the odors that bring down the atmosphere of your home.
We provide air duct services
Heating during winter months is essential. Your home’s central air and heating system cannot work efficiently without proper maintenance. Our air duct services can clean one of the most intricate parts of your system so that it provides heat during winter and air in summer. Air duct service also provides better air quality, which may reduce the probability of illness during the year.
New year, new you
You can make this year different by starting off on a clean foot. Call SERVPRO of Brunswick today to set up an appointment for a thorough cleaning of your home.
Prepare for the Holidays by naturally deodorizing your kitchen
Remove unwanted odors from your home!
Everyone loves a clean kitchen, but there are certain areas in the kitchen that can trap odors. Even though you might clean your kitchen thoroughly, you might have a problem with lingering odors that regular cleaning can't get rid of. Here are four common problem areas in the kitchen and how you can deodorize them with safe, non-toxic solutions.
One of the first candidates for odor removal for any kitchen is the garbage can. One way to keep smells out is to throw smelly items straight into a garbage can outside of the kitchen, such as a can in the garage. If that's not possible, try putting vanilla or baking soda into the bottom of a kitchen trash bag. If the smell persists, you can wipe down the inside of the trash can with a 4:1 mixture of water and lemon juice.
If you've cleaned the kitchen sink and it still has lingering odors, it might be caused by rotting gunk in the garbage disposal. A good method of odor removal in the disposal is to cut up any citrus fruit such as lemon or lime, toss the pieces into the disposal, and grind them up. The acid in the citrus will disinfect the disposal with no harmful side effects.
The microwave can trap odors from meals you’ve recently cooked, leading to some strong smells. Citrus can be used here as well! You can use a leftover juiced or zested citrus fruit. Put them in a glass bowl, fill half the bowl with hot water, add some lemon juice, and microwave it for three or four minutes. The steam can also help loosen any food caked on the inside of the microwave so that you will be able to wipe it off.
The final place which can collect odors in the kitchen is the refrigerator. Here, when food goes bad, it can leave behind the smell long after the source is thrown away. You can reduce odors by wiping the fridge walls with a mixture of vinegar and water. Another solution between cleanings is to keep an open box of baking soda inside the refrigerator.
If you have a serious problem removing odors from your kitchen that you can't fix on your own, SERVPRO of Brunswick is an expert at restoration and cleaning. Give us a call!
Need Cleaning Services?
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SERVPRO of Brunswick is always HERE TO HELP.
SERVPRO of Brunswick is always to HERE TO HELP! When a customer called worried about the air quality in her newly purchased home we were there in what seemed to be a instant for our SERVPRO of Brunswick customer. She said we arrived in our famous green vans and dressed in our SERVPRO uniforms like the “swat team”. She feared that her indoor air quality was polluted causing her to stay up late with a nasty cough- SERVPRO of Brunswick vowed to asses the damage and compile the best plan of action.
With a look within her HVAC unit our teams noticed a build up of debris in the air ducts and tobacco smoke discoloration on the vent covers. SERVPRO of Brunswick decided a air duct cleaning would be the first plan of action to get her feeling safe and comfortable in her home. The home was roughly around 1,200 sqft and took a little less than two hours to complete the work. When our technicians were leaving they decided to leave behind a ozone machine to zap any extra odors or irritants.
After the ozone ran for 12 hours and the job was completed we did a full walk through to guarantee that the customer was satisfied with the work that was performed.
This is what our customer had to say - “Their service was top notch professional and efficient..recommend without any reserves!!”
For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (912) 264-6094.
Response to Hurricane Florence
We are faster to any size disaster with the tools and training your home or business needs after a hurricane.
SERVPRO of Brunswick’s Disaster Recovery Team is ready to take action when the largest of storms and the highest flood waters hit.
When category 1 - Hurricane Florence hit the Coastal Carolinas in early September of 2018, SERVPRO of Brunswick responded in a big way! Our SERVPRO of Brunswick Distater Recovery Team loaded semitrailers and mobile command centers with equipment and headed to offer immediate assistance to those that were affected by the storm. Our SERVPRO teams worked diligently around the clock to restore these homes, churches, and condos by setting up moisture maps, fans, and demoing affected content.
Our SERVPRO of Brunswick - Disaster Recovery Team spent a little less than three months in the Carolinas with equipment at their disposal with partnering SERVPRO’s pulling together across 1,700 Franchises in North America.
SERVPRO of Brunswick had 3 main goals when heading to the Carolinas: First was to communicate effectively with customers and to show compassion with the communities we were going to help. And last but certainly not least make it "Like it never even happened." ®
We are faster to any size disaster!
Need assistance? Give us a call
Minimizing Business Interruption After a Water Damage
We have the experience and the tools your business needs in order to get back to business faster after a water damage.
Rental Venues and Banquet halls
Venues and event centers are established all throughout the Golden Isles and its surrounding areas, primarily because people always want a dedicated location to host large parties, events and celebrations- not to mention the beauty the Golden Isles has to offer. As an owner of a business like this, your primary focus is keeping the facilities in tip top shape for the next rental group that happens to get scheduled. An unexpected water emergency could significantly disrupt your profits and possibly your reputation if you are not handling the damage promptly and professionally.
Our experienced technicians have been uniquely trained to handle all manner of water damages that could affect your property, from the latest equipment to make the process more efficient to the latest developments that work best in the restoration world. Our restoration process begins with an inspection of the entire affected area to better familiarize the team, and you the business owner, with what has to happen to remedy the damages.
In many cases, drying is the most crucial component to restoring water damages, and our SERVPRO professionals can accomplish this step in a few different ways.
Running a venue in Brunswick, Saint Simons, Jeykll Island, and Sea Island is only successful when you can continue to meet the needs of the client base you have without compromise. This fact requires you to seek professional restoration, like what our experienced technicians at SERVPRO of Brunswick provide.
If you are looking at effects from a recent water emergency on your property, give us a call today at (912) 264-6094.
Blessings in a BACKPACK
SERVPRO of Brunswick proudly supports our community and Blessings in a Backpack.
Here at SERVPRO of Brunswick we are more than a FIRE + WATER Restoration company. We are an active community member.
Before school started in August 2018 our SERVPRO of Brunswick team were approached with the opportunity to lend a helping hand a pack to local non-profit Blessings in a Backpack! Blessings in a Backpack helps avoid hungry kids on the weekends by providing them with nutritious meals and snacks for whenever they are not in school.
Our SERVPRO of Brunswick team loaded up and headed out to the Blessing in a Backpack warehouse on ST.Simon's and put together over 150 bags for our local elementary school students who are in need.
Need SERVPRO of Brunswick to help you with a community service event or project? Contact us today!
The Importance of Emergency Ready Profiles
Inside look to the Emergency Ready Plan app.
Ready Plan app is available at your App Store.
Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can prevent further damage after a fire or water damage.
The SERVPRO - Emergency Ready Plan is a mobile app that is perfect for homeowners, property managers, and business owners!
The Ready Plan app allows you to create individual emergency ready profiles for all of your properties. Which in turn saves you time after a disaster. By completing the Emergency Ready Plan app you can request restoration and remediation services by clicking one button within the app. One button and the fire damage and water restoration professionals are on there way to you- and you are back to breathing a sigh of relief knowing that your property is in trusted hands.
As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Brunswick provides 24-hour residential and commercial services. As a locally owned and operated business, we’re dedicated to being faster to any size disaster, with the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
The Emergency Ready Plan app is a immediate plan of action that allows you to put crucial property information in before a disaster strikes - allowing less downtime and business interruption.
No one plans on a disaster, but with the SERVPRO- Ready Plan app you can be ready for whatever happens!
SERVPRO offers the Emergency Ready Plan app completely free of charge- this is our way of making sure our community is safe and well taken care of. SERVPRO is always HERE TO HELP.
Need help putting together your Emergency Ready Profile? Contact our team today for assistance.