Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Carpets buckle after cleaning??

When carpet is steam cleaned, moisture from the cleaning is absorbed into the latex backing and could cause the carpet backing to swell and relax, causing the carpet to buckle. In a properly stretched carpet, this relaxing is absorbed into the original stretch.

Fortunately, any buckles that do appear in a carpet due to cleaning will usually settle back and disappear within about 48 hours as it completely dries. When carpets are installed they are meant to be stretched 1-1.5%. For example, in a twelve foot room, a carpet would be cut and laid out touching all of the walls and then stretched and additional 2 inches. A power stretcher is required to attain this amount of stretch. This device attaches to the carpet and uses a long pole that extends to the opposite side of the room. An installer uses a lever to mechanically achieve the required stretch.

Unfortunately, many installers do not adhere to the written standards established by the Carpet & Rug Institute and try to save time using a knee kicker. This tool grabs the edge of a carpet and the installer uses his knee to jam the end of the tool to attempt to stretch the carpet. This fails to achieve the necessary stretch.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mold Inspections, Ma

Visual inspection is the most important step in identifying possible mold contamination. Its purpose is to determine the extent of mold contamination and assist in developing the scope of work. The presence of black, gray-brown,or pink stains on structure and content materials is visible proof that mold is growing in the environment. The inspection should focus on any areas damaged by water including hidden areas, e.g., behind cabinets, in attics, under carpets, and inside wall/ceiling cavities. Areas with porous materials or soft goods exposed to high humidity or water for more than 72 hours have greater potential for mold contamination. According to the Insurance Services Office (ISO), the cost of inspection and mold testing by an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Consultant starts at about $1500 - $3000 and larger commercial structures can be many times that amount.
If mold is not visible, but there is a musty/moldy smell the contamination may be hidden in the ductwork, wall/ceiling cavities, or behind vanities and cabinets. An IAQ consultant should be consulted when mold contamination is extensive or there is a stated health concern. They can conduct testing before remediation work begins and clearance testing prior to re-occupancy.

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Swampscott, Ma

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mold & Mildew Everywhere - Whats the Fuss?

Toxic mold claims have become one of the hottest issues facing the insurance industry under both personal and commercial line policies. Insurers across the country are dealing with tens of thousands of claims regarding mold. The explosion in claims are because of the increased media attention in recent years. Most commonly filed homeowners damage claims are linked to water and water is necessary for mold to grow.

Mold has become a tremendous emotional issue for many consumer and insurance companies but its important that we responsibly, and rationally. Insurance companies must respond quickly when policyholders report water losses because delay invites the growth of mold, increase the cost of a claim and is poor customer service. Homeowners should immediately stop leaks at their source, dry out the areas and dehumidify their homes to minimize the possibility that mold will accompany a water loss.

When water damage is detected early and a professional restoration contractor provides the mitigation procedures quickly, the conditions for mold growth can be eliminated. To effectively eliminate mold contamination call VioClean 617-279-2448 to mitigate the damage and completely dry down the building with state-of-the-art equipment and procedures.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Water Damage Boston, Ma

VioClean water damage services offers the resources and expertise of structural drying for residential and commercial buildings. We understand the concerns and impact that the occupants are experiencing. Are response time is always rapid we provide 24hr emergency water removal services. The major causes of our services are due to logical and illogical intrusion sources:

1) Faulty or damaged plumbing
2) Frozen water pipe
3) Defective appliances and fixtures
4) Sink Overflow
5) Bathtub or Toilet Overflow
6) Acts of God - Hurricane wind & rain
7) Willful misconduct and vandalism
8) Fire control & high humidity conditions

Our procedures and standards are guided by the IICRC S500. This is a procedural standard guide for professional water damage restoration industry. It is based on reliable restoration principles, review of available scientific and industry literature and information and practical experience.

It is the purpose of this Standard to define criteria and methodology to be used by the restorer for inspecting and investigating water damage and associated contamination, and for establishing water damage restoration plans and procedures.

When selecting your restoration provider make sure he/she has proper training and follows these standards in drying your structure.

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Health,Service,& Satisfaction

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How to help your Dog with Allergies?

An allergy occurs when the bodys immune system overreacts to a harmless substance(usually a protein, called an allergen). Atopy, or atopic dermatitis, is an allergy to environmental allergens such as: grass, tree, and weed pollens, house dust mites, other insects, feathers, sheep wool, and molds. These allergens are inhaled and are absorbed through the skin. The allergic reaction leads to itchiness and inflammation of the skin and/or ears, and can lead to secondary baterial or yeast infections of the skin or in the ears. Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common dermatological diseases in the dog.

How is atopy treated?

There is no cure for atopy, but about 90% of atopic dogs can be managed to satisfactory level. Treatment is life-long and often requires periodic adjustments to continue effectiveness over time. Successful treatment involves two components: 1)reduction in exposures to allergens, 2) hyposensitization ("allergy shots"), and/or medical treatment.

What can be done at home for my dog?

if sensitive to house dust mites-keep out of room when cleaning/vacuuming for several hours, or have a professional cleaning company remove the dust mites, wash bedding in hot water and dry in a hot dryer, use a plastic zippered cover over the dog bed, avoid stuffed toys, run the air conditioner in hot/humid weather, and frequently mop the dogs main living area.

if sensitive to molds - keep out of damp basements, avoid barns, keep dog away when mowing lawn, clean/disinfect humidifiers, avoid having large numbers of house plants, avoid confining dog to high moisture rooms (laundry room, bathroom), use dehumidifiers, clean household to disinfect.

if sensitive to pollens - avoid fields, keep grass short, rinse or wipe your pet off after out in grasses, keep dog indoors at dusk and early morning hours during heavy pollen season, use air conditioners, keep dog away while mowing lawn. Some people choose to buy air filters for their home to help reduce dust mites, pollens, and molds from the air.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Natural safe odorless Tile & Grout Cleaning Boxford, Ma

Vioclean completes a odorless nontoxic green Tile & Grout cleaning for a client in Boxford, Ma. She was very happy with the cleaning the client did not think the tile and grout would be able to look as good as new.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

VioClean offers junk removal and recycling services

Boston Junk Removal and Recycling services is a phone call away. We remove individual appliances and furniture pieces or truck loads of junk. Then we can even providing you all natural final green cleaning services if you desire. We clean all types of surfaces including hardwood, stone, tile & grout, carpet, upholstery and more. For recycling pricing check the website out VioClean Recycling