There's a hidden fire hazard in almost every home...it's the dryer vent!
Over time, your dryer vent fills with lint that sneaks by your dryer's filter. Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire in some dryers.
Gallagher's Cleaning Services is a professional duct-cleaning service. We effectively remove dangerous lint build-up in almost every type of dryer vent system.
The rotating action of the Auger Brush and flexible rods will traverse the multiple turns that are common in most vent systems. Completely remove the lint from the vent while rotary brushing.
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Spot Removal Techniques
The key to successful spot removal is getting to it as quickly as possible. Keep this page bookmarked, or make a copy of it so you will be able to refer to it when you need it. Be sure to let your friends and family know about this spotting guide so they will be able to use it as well.
YOUR BASIC SPOT REMOVAL KIT
Keep the following items on hand so you will be prepared to handle fresh spills on your carpet: Neutral dish detergent such as Joy® or Dawn® (dilute 20:1); clear household ammonia; white vinegar (dilute 1:1); wet spotter such as Spot Gone®; dry spotter such as Dissolve®; paint thinner; hydrogen peroxide (3% solution) for bleaching; denatured or isopropyl alcohol; a good supply of white terry cloths; and a spotting brush. If you have pets, stock a bacteria/enzyme digester such as Liquid Alive®. A wet/dry vac is great to have as well.
THE 6 STEPS TO REMOVING SPOTS
1. Catch it while it's fresh, when chances of removal are 75% better. Don't iron or hot-air dry until the stain is gone. Heat will set most stains. 2. First blot up all the liquid and scrape up all the solids you can. On a large liquid spill you can use a wet/dry vac. Be careful not to spread the stain. 3. Test any chemical you intend to use in a hidden area to make sure it won't discolor or damage the surface. 4. Apply spotter and work from the outside of the stain in, to avoid spreading. Blot, don't scrub; strike with the flat face of a spotting brush if needed to help break up the stain. 5. Rinse chemical spotters out with water, blot the area dry and feather the edges. Brush or fluff up pile or nap. 6. On carpet and upholstery, put a thick pad of toweling over the spot, weight it down with books, and leave it there overnight to "wick up" any remaining moisture.
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Mattress and Upholstery Cleaning
Do not read this unless you sleep on a mattress.
Most people spend about 1/3 of their lives in this thing they call their bed. Being human, our dead skin cells continue to shed from our bodies at a rate of about the size of a dollar bill per day. Over a short period of time, our beds become full of dead skin cells that become food for our little friends called dust mites. They say that the average bed contains about 2 million of these little guys. Can it be that your mattress needs cleaning?
(If you don’t believe me try this little test and find out for yourselves.) Take your vacuum hose or a Shop-Vac and put a black piece of material over
the end of your hose and vacuum the top of your mattress for about 30 seconds.
Don’t feel bad on what you find because this is what is happening in all the areas where we spend most of our lives.
A little closer look at our dead skin cells shows us what dust mites live on and our beds are the best environments where dust mites can reproduce and thrive. Dust mites are harmless little creatures, but they are so messy. Many people say they are allergic to dust mites - but the fact is that they are allergic only to their fecal matter. Their waste causes an allergic reaction that can make life most miserable.
So what can we do about this dilemma? I am glad you asked because this is where I step in. We have a process to not only extract the dust mites and their waste from your mattress – we have an all-natural, safe product to stop them from returning. It works very well and at a price that is easy on the wallet. We will clean and treat both sides of your mattress and it will dry in about 1 hour.
Call us at 916-483-9062 and we will give you a estimate over the phone.
Dust Mite Alert
Dust mites are far too small to be seen with the human eye. Dust mites and their feces are the single most common allergen that people inhale in their home. As microscopic animals, they are found in dust which produces a common allergen. Dust mites, although much smaller, belong to the same family as spiders and ticks. Over 22 million Americans are allergic to mite residue that is small enough to be airborne. When disturbed such as vacuuming with a standard vacuum, they and their fecal dust may remain airborne for up to 10 minutes in your home's interior air. Even walking across your carpet will disturb their fecal pellets. The membrane that covers the outside of these pellets doesn't break down quickly which means that the pellets may keep their allergy causing potential for months.
Dust mites are most commonly found in textured upholstery, mattresses and long or loose pile carpeting. Their population increases and decreases with seasonal changes due to the rising and falling of both temperature and humidity.
There are over 50,000 species of dust mites and most species greatly increase their reproduction rate and thrive during periods of high (over 70%) humidity.
To control dust mites it is highly recommended that humidity be controlled in your home. Rid your carpets in your home of dust mites, dust mite fecal matter and residue, settled airborne pollution contaminants, microorganisms and other harmful allergens with a thorough carpet cleaning. Clinical studies from the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) have shown that the average person spends most of their time in their home and that allergies and lung infections are on the rise due to indoor pollutants found in your home.
Recent research indicates those pollutant levels in the air inside our homes and offices may be 3 to 5 times higher than the air outside. We spend 75 to 90 percent of our time indoors, that's why the quality of indoor air has become a major concern.
Many adverse human health problems are directly affected by poor indoor air quality. Some known discomfort and health effects of exposure to indoor air pollutants range from mild short-term acute effects, such as sneezing, itchy eyes and general discomfort to more serious long-term effects, such as respiratory disorders and lung cancer. Latest studies have shown that cancer rates are rising in alarming proportions.
Always make sure your filter in your furnace is replaced or cleaned every 4-6 months and have your air ducts cleaned every 5 years. This will help keep indoor pollutants down to a manageable level. Keeping your carpet and upholstery clean and fresh will help keep a healthy environment for your family! We distribute and offer Dust Mite Allergen Treatments for your carpet, upholstery, and furnace filters. We can apply them with our cleaning, or you can purchase them and save on the labor by doing the application after the cleaning. Call us and let us help you rid your home of the allergens by using one of the best vacuum cleaners on the market today, getting the most thorough cleaning, and applying proven Allergen Treatments that work.