Spring Cleaning - Indoor Air Quality - Air and Building Cleaning
Happy April Everyone!
Here we are, SPRING!!! The start of the baseball season is here, the hockey and basketball are coming to an end, the sun sets after 7:00 pm daily, it’s a beautiful thing!
For the most part the toughest part of the year for our buildings and homes has come to an end. We have a few cold days and nights right now, but relatively speaking, it’s not a big deal. Snow that has blanketed Western Massachusetts over the past few days will be a distant memory within the next few, except for the few hardnosed snow banks that may resist the higher more potent sunshine and April Showers.
The focus for you now should be Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and fresh air - cleaning up and airing out! Opening windows on days that allow it (even if it’s slightly colder than comfortable) will allow for the turning over of the stagnant air that has been trapped in your home or office for some cleaner, fresher air. This sounds basic, but we tend to forget basic sometimes. This will help “purge” air that has been trapped or recycled over the cold months. Pay special attention to basements as well with this principle. Open windows and doors on opposite ends of the building or house, allowing for cross ventilation. Again, this helps remove dust, mold spores, viruses, bacteria, etc. that are floating through the air. Change your filter on your HVAC system as well, if applicable.
Secondly, it’s time to clean your carpets, upholstery and duct work. The trapped airborne particulates eventually land or get filtered through or recycled in any of these areas. Removal of trapped particulates as well as soils and such that were tracked in from outside is an important process. These areas are your buildings “air filter”, capturing and holding onto free floating radicals all winter long. Add this to the upcoming allergens and the issue will be compounded. Although these things don’t LOOK dirty, they need cleaning.
SERVPRO of Hampshire County has trained personnel to assist in your cleaning needs. Whether it’s a soot/fire damage cleaning in the Berkshires, water damage mitigation in the Pioneer Valley or a general commercial or residential carpet, upholstery or duct cleaning in and around the Hampshire County Area, SERVPRO of Hampshire County has you covered and is ready to respond to your cleaning and restoration needs. Give us a call or drop us an email on our website, we will respond quickly to any inquiries. Find us on Facebook now as well www.facebook.com/SERVPROHC
Welcome Spring! Welcome Fresh and Clean – SERVPRO of Hampshire County Style!