Recent Cleaning Posts

Hoarding

8/31/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Hoarding In your community and here to help!

Some collectors focus on one particular item perhaps coins or sports memorabilia while other collectors appreciate everything. Unfortunately, sometimes appreciation turns to obsession. This obsession then leads to amassing uncontrollable amounts of everything and anything; commonly known as hoarding. SERVPRO of The Windsors has a lot of experience with hoarding situations. We have visited properties where plastic store bags filled an entire room, another with magazines, and another with beverages.

Eventually, for one reason or another; the items will need to be dealt with and the space cleaned. It may be due to a homeowner moving, passing away, or the need to clean and empty the space to restore the property to safe living conditions. 

Whatever the circumstances it will take understanding, discretion, and patience to assist in the process.  We have experience working with property owners and their families in this difficult times. Together the families and our crews determined what can be salvaged, what needs to be disposed of, and then get the dwelling clean and sanitized. If this is something we can help you with please don’t hesitate to contact us at (860)627-0763.

Spring Cleaning

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Spring Cleaning Here is a list to help with your spring cleaning to ensure nothing is overlooked!

Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s that time of year again; time to freshen up the house during spring cleaning!

Being a remediation and restoration company we deal with soot clean-up, water clean-up, and staff favorite, sewage clean-up! Trust us when we say we know how to clean!  Through our work we have learned a few cleaning tricks that we are happy to share with you! Continue reading below for some Spring Cleaning tips and tricks and if the job is too bad to tackle yourself give us a call at 860-627-0763. 

There are countless articles on the internet offering Spring Cleaning tips here are several lesser known tips and tricks!

o   Use the inside of a lemon to remove water stains from metal or other hard surfaces

o   Use butter to remove water stains from wood furniture; apply butter on to the stains let it sit for 24 hours then wipe it away

o   Use clay to pick up broken glass or ceramics

o   Dish detergent works great on windows

o   Using a sheet newspaper of a paper towel is a simple way to keep the glass smear-free

o   Make sure to clean drapes at least bi-annually

o   Use a damp rubber glove to remove pet hair from furniture

o   Toss in an occasional lemon or orange in to your garbage disposal to eliminate odors and keep it clean.

o   Place your furniture and belongings on blocks to avoid staining after carpet cleaning

o   Place pillows in the dryer with tennis balls to reduce drying time and fluff your pillows

o   Brighten wicker furniture using salt and water; just apply the salt/water solution on to the furniture and let it dry in the sun

o   Use WD-40 to get scuff marks off of tile and ceramic floors

o   Improve your brooming by strengthening your broom bristles by dipping your broom into of saltwater for an hour and letting dry

o   Use a lemon sprinkled with kosher salt to clean your microwave

o   Clean mildew on showerheads, faucet heads and drains, by soaking them in vinegar

And whenever possible use green products to keep your family, pets, and environment safe!