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Spring Cleaning Tips For Allergies


Apr 25, 2018

Spring looks like it is really here now! With the warmer weather, things are blooming and growing everywhere. Unfortuantely that also means allergy season is also here, with dust, dander, pollen, and molds affecting many people here in the Grand Rapids area. As you Spring Clean, here are some tips to allergy proof your home or business.

Spring Cleaning Steps For Allergies

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A comprehensive cleaning of all hard surfaces
Over the winter, dirt, dust, and the common allergens build up. Some of the most common indoor allergens which trigger allergic reactions include: dust, dust mite droppings, mold, pet dander, cockroaches, and food.  It is important to ensure that all the allergens are removed from the environment before the warmer months arrive. So first step is a comprehensive deep cleaning of all floors, carpets, upholstery, and hard services.

Keep carpets and rugs clean.
Carpets accumulate a lot of dust, dirt and even fungi over time, all of which are unsightly, unhygienic and can be potential health hazards. Further extend the life and appearance of your carpets as well as banish those really stubborn stains with regular deep cleaning. Call us now to get on the schedule at (616) 988-4357

Get Rid Of Mold
Mold is a very common problem in West Michigan. While some forms may be harmless, there is also the potential of a toxic mold outbreak, which can cause serious health issues for you and anyone else living in the home.  

The following chemicals can be used to get rid of mold with home remedies:

  • Bleach
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Borax

Before you begin, you need to know that mold can be extremely dangerous to your health, especially when starting the cleaning process. The spores it releases when disturbed can cause extreme coughing, breathing problems, watery eyes, inflammation of the throat, and other allergic reactions. Always wear protective equipment, such as gloves, eyewear, and a breathing mask to prevent these negative health effects.

If the area has spread larger than 10 feet, do not hesitate to call a mold removal professional like us. They will use commercial equipment and products to ensure the fungus is removed at its source and will not return in the future.

Don’t forget to look up!
Search for cobwebs in corners, around fireplaces, on top of lampshades and light fixtures, and between windows. Dust can also collect on ceiling fans, especially if you never turn them off, so clean each blade.

Check and Use Your Air Conditioner
Many spring pollen sufferers get relief from using an indoor air conditioner. It might seem silly to flip on the A/C when spring breezes are still keeping things cool outside, but it does more than just cool things off. It does exactly what its name implies: conditions your air.

As your A/C moves air through the house, it removes humidity – which holds pollen spores – and filters out all kinds of airborne particles. Check and change your air filter frequently to prevent buildup that can creep back into your house. For added protection, buy an A/C HEPA filter.

If you need help with your Spring Cleaning, call ServiceMaster Grand Rapids.

Whether it’s to prepare your home or business for allergy season or simple spring cleaning, you can depend on us to keep it clean! Our professional and reliable cleaning technicians will get the job done just the way you want it. 

 Contact us today at (616) 988-4357 for a free, no obligation estimate! We look forward to hearing from you!

5 Spring Projects For Your Home


Mar 23, 2018

Welcome to Spring 2018! Now that winter has disappeared from the Grand Rapids area, it is time to bring the good weather indoors! 

Spring Cleaning

Here Are 5 Spring Projects For Your Home

1. Spring cleaning

Getting rid of the winter dirt buildup is hard work but it can really refresh your home.  Whether you do a deep clean and turn out cupboards, get your carpets cleaned or just give your home a good tidy up, spring cleaning is an excellent way to bid winter good bye!  Nothing says Spring better than a clean home!

2. Bring in colour

Dust off those brightly coloured vases and add some spring flowers to your rooms. You could also rearrange or update shelves with brightly coloured objects and change photos to give your rooms more colour and make them feel fresh. Of course if you’re feeling really adventurous you can always re-paint!

3. Create a new space

In the winter, living room furniture tends to be placed around the fire and the TV, so re-arrange them to create a new space.  Also, take the time to clean and change cushions and rugs, and consider getting them professionally cleaned to enhance their colour.  Creating a new space is a great way to put winter behind you.  

4. Increase natural light

With the advent of spring comes lighter and brighter days so take time to give windows and curtains a good clean and also check window catches are working properly.  Good quality light can really open up a house and improve everyones mood and attitude.

5. Sweet smells

A scent can unlock many memories and spring heralds a barrage of scents from flowers and cut grass to fresh dug earth.  While flowers are the easiest way to bring a new scent to your home you can also use scented candles, scented sticks or choose from a hug range of air fresheners now on sale.