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What You Need To Know Before Turning On The Heat

If you’re like us, when the Central Coast temperatures start dipping into the low 60s or high 50s, we start wondering how long we can go until we have to admit that winter is fast approaching.

And then the inevitable happens–we have to turn the furnace on.

Ready to Turn on the Heat? Not Quite Yet…

Even though you may think your furnace has been inactive over the summer, that’s not entirely the case. It has been actively accumulating dust and debris particles throughout the spring and summer. And when you push the heat button, toggle the lever, or flip the switch to turn on your heat, all of that dust and debris gets pushed through the vents and directly into your home or office spaces.

The impact on your living or working environments can be significant. The dirt and germs from your air ducts can cause sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses for those with even mild allergies. And the flowing dust, mixed with germs, can settle like a thick mist on your furniture, counters, and floors.

More bad news? If not properly cleaned, the dust and debris will continue to circulate through your system and air throughout the entire season.

How Do I Know if My System Needs to Be Cleaned?

If you can, it’s always a good idea to have your air ducts cleaned before turning on your heating system for the season. But if you’re not sure your home or office ventilation system needs cleaning, there are a few telltale signs to watch for:

  • When your heat or ventilation system turns on, do you or someone else begin sneezing or coughing? This could indicate allergens flowing through your system.
  • Do you see dust build-up on the walls or carpets near your vents? Or do you see dirty vent covers? Dust and debris being pushed out of your ducts could be landing on surfaces near your vents.
  • Have you seen a spike in your utility costs or noticed that temperatures change from one room to another? You may have increasing build-up inside your system which is causing inefficiencies and is potentially dangerous.

Getting your heating system ready for its fall debut is one great way to ensure your home or work environment is clean and healthy. At My Pro Dry, your clean air quality is a top priority for us. We use an eco-friendly air duct cleaning system to ensure your air ducts are clean and efficient. Call My Pro Dry of the Central Coast today to be sure you’re ready to turn on the heat! 831-641-0432

Spring Cleaning – 4 Things You May Not Think Of

Spring Cleaning

Spring is just around the corner which means many will participate in the ritual of spring cleaning. While taking down the window treatments for a good washing and scrubbing winter-long neglected nooks and crannies may be an integral part of getting your home ready for the new season, there are other things that you may not realize are in need of annual cleaning as well.

Carpet

During the winter season, dirty, dingy water is dragged into our homes via pets and foot traffic. This season in Monterey County was particularly wet which means many local residents likely experienced damp or wet carpets.

When carpets get wet – despite your best efforts – they can actually hold absorbed moisture beneath the surface and cause damage via mold or create an offensive odor that is impossible to treat.

Spring cleaning may include shampooing carpets but in particularly wet environments, having a professional treatment may be a better choice to eliminate the risk of these problems.

Tile

Many people prefer tile because it is relatively easy to clean. But no matter how often you sweep and mop, your home’s tile and grout will likely be dingy after a wintertime of traffic and use. 

Tile and grout cleaning are a labor-intensive task that will certainly liven up your flooring, but it’s an important part of ensuring your home is clean, beautiful and safe from mold. 

Mattress

You may think that vacuuming your mattress is a sufficient way to keep it clean – and a regular, general vacuuming can certainly help keep your mattress clean – but how do you know if it’s really clean?

Experts suggest your mattress be cleaned twice per year but many of today’s mattresses are pillow top or otherwise specialty mattresses making it difficult to deep clean them. Additionally, germs, mites, and other debris may be left behind by a simple vacuuming. One way to ensure it is properly cleaned, is to use a professional service.

Upholstery

Upholstery really takes a beating during winter weather months since more people spend time indoors lounging. From guests and children, to pets and food, your upholstery may be harboring odors and/or stains that a vacuum cannot remove. If you attempt to refresh your upholstery but are not satisfied with the results, a call to a professional may be the best option.

Spring cleaning can be a refreshing way to welcome the new season, but sometimes a little help can go a long way. From upholstery and carpets to air ducts and vents, My Pro Dry is ready to assist you with all of your spring cleaning needs. Contact us today to find out more.

Why is Mattress and Upholstery Cleaning Important for Your Health?

Cleaning Upholstery & Mattresses is important for your health

When was the last time you cleaned your mattress or upholstery? Have you ever cleaned them? You don’t have to wait until spring to clean your mattresses and upholstery. Why is it important? Well we humans spend a third of our life sleeping in our beds. That’s approximately 318 months, roughly 26 years!  As for our couches and chairs, everyone sits on those, including visitors and pets if you have them. From pet dander to accumulated dust and dirt, it all builds up adding to allergens that affect our health and the air quality in our homes.

Mattress Cleaning

To effectively get the best sleep possible, a clean mattress is important. Mattresses collect everything from dead skin to sweat, dust mites, dirt, and sometimes little insects you may not know are there. All of this will seep past linens and pads and will stay in the mattress until its cleaned. By getting your mattress cleaned you are able to rid it of all that gunk that negatively affects your health and home. If you’ve been experiencing issues such as eczema, bites, headaches, or sneezing, it may be caused by a dirty mattress.

Stains can also harbor bacteria and are usually hard to remove with just store-bought cleaners, and who wants to put chemicals all over their bed. Also, mattresses are expensive with their average cost ranging between $800 and $2500. Generally, a mattress will only last 5-7 years without cleaning. By cleaning and rotating your mattress regularly, you can extend the life of your mattress by 8-12 years.

Upholstery Cleaning

Upholstery is found in most all homes. Couches, recliners, dining room chairs, coffee tables, etc. are laid on, sat on, or slept on by everyone. Especially if you have pets, your upholstery is going to collect more dirt as well as pet dander. Like mattresses, you can extend the life of the furnishings you have invested your money into. You should not accept anything less than spectacular living quarters. By cleaning your upholstery, you will improve your air quality, your family’s health, and the upholstery will look and feel better.

My Pro Dry can clean any fabric type and effectively apply upholstery protectors. Our products work as pet deodorizers and are pet and people friendly. Contact us today and let us help you with your cleaning needs. We provide estimates and affordable rates to our valued clients

Discover the Difference Clean Tile and Grout Make

Tile, Grout & Linoleum Cleaning

Day by day, slowly but surely, the tile and grout in your kitchen and bathrooms get dirtier with the buildup of dirt, grease and wax.  The change happens so gradually that you don’t realize it’s happening until one day you notice your grout lines are filthy are your tile looks dingy.

Kitchens and bathrooms are the two areas of the home that make the biggest visual statement in the home, so a professional cleaning of the tile and linoleum in these areas will have a dramatic impact in the look and feel of your home. Cleaning the grout will not only make your kitchen and bathrooms look great, but it will make them more sanitary as well by eliminating the mold and bacteria that gets trapped in the tile and grout.

My Pro Dry can get your tile and grout sparkling again.  Our company will clean your tile to perfection using our eco-friendly methods. Unlike other tile and grout cleaning companies, My Pro Dry does not use running vehicles while cleaning to protect the environment from harmful emissions. We also use cleaning products that are Green Seal certified.

In addition to removing dirt, grease and wax buildup, we also are experts at removing stains on your hard surfaces.Although your tile and grout may appear to be indestructible, pets and certain foods and liquids can stain them.  Additionally, they can be permanently damaged if you try to clean them using the wrong cleaning products.  If you let My Pro Dry take care of the job, you save time and your peace of mind.  Once we have cleaned your hard surfaces and removed all stains, My Pro Dry can add a protective seal on them to protect them from further stains and discoloration. 

If you would like your tile and linoleum to sparkle again, contact us today.  Also be sure to check our website for special coupons you can use to save you money when booking our services.

Get Your Carpets Cleaned In A Eco-Friendly Manner!

If you’re interested in keeping the carpets clean in your home in an environmentally-friendly way, then you should consider the Bonnet Method. It’s a low-moisture, healthy and fast drying method. It deep cleans your carpet in an eco-friendly manner without having to soak the fabric or deepen existing stains. Here are some of the reasons why the Bonnet Method is the right choice for you.

1. It’s Environmentally Friendly

You may be wondering what makes a carpet-cleaning method better for the environment.

  • First, the Bonnet Method uses much less water than other methods of deep cleaning and drying your carpet.
  • Rather than soaking the fabric and using high amounts of water, the Bonnet Method uses a machine with a carpet bonnet over your flooring.
  • In fact, it uses about 90-95% less water than the traditional steam and truck-mounted methods, which is a lot of water saved.
  • This makes the Bonnet Method environmentally-friendly and not a source of unnecessary waste.

2. It’s a Healthier Method

In addition to using less water and being an environmentally-friendly method, the Bonnet Method is healthy.

  • When you use large amounts of water to clean your carpet, you’re allowing the carpet to become soaked.
  • This soaked carpet can cause a variety of hazards that you would rather not have to deal with.
  • These hazards include mold, an unpleasant smell and the potential to even deepen existing stains, which is exactly what you don’t want.
  • In addition, the Bonnet Method doesn’t create allergens and contaminants, keeping the air quality clean and healthy for your family.
  • Rather than using extreme amounts of water, the Bonnet Method brightens and cleans your carpet in a healthy and more pleasant way.

3. It’s Fast and Less Expensive

The Bonnet Method is also faster than traditional carpet cleaning methods.

  • The machine is easy to move and maneuver across your flooring.
  • It is also less expensive than other machines that give your carpet a deep clean.
  • So, not only will your carpet be clean without as much waste or unpleasant smells and the potential for mold, it will also be cleaner even sooner, which will be a relief for you.

Interested in seeing the environmentally-friendly, healthier and faster results of the Bonnet Method? Contact us at My Pro Dry for a professional cleaning. We have multiple services that are eco-friendly, including carpet and upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, mattress cleaning, dryer and vent cleaning, and air duct cleaning.

My Pro Dry Air Duct

As the chilly winds of winter begin to blow, it’s time to think about more than just changing your wardrobe. Cold weather means it’s time to crank up the furnace and feel its delightful warmth. But before you do that, there is one important thing you need to do first — get your air ducts cleaned out. Here are 3 reasons why it’s essential to have those ducts cleaned before the winter makes its appearance.

Air quality

Have you ever noticed when you turn your furnace on for the first time for the season, there’s an unusual and unpleasant odor emanating from the vents? Maybe you thought something was wrong with your furnace at first. Your furnace may be fine but your air ducts are the problem. Over the last several months, dirt, dust, and grime collect in your vents. When you turn your furnace on, the heat begins to burn up the dirt and blow it right into the air. That means you are essentially breathing in dust, dirt, and other allergens. By getting your air ducts cleaned out, you eliminate all the grime from the vents and ductwork, thus, enhancing your air quality.

Cleaner environment

Not only will the air you breathe be of better quality, but your home will be a lot cleaner too! Just think about what happens to all that dirt and dust that comes shooting out of your air vents when you turn on the furnace. It floats in the air and clings to the walls, rugs, and furniture. When you clean the air ducts out, you are helping keep your home cleaner.

Save on the utility bills

Did you know that when dirt is clogging up your air ducts, the heat cannot flow efficiently through your vents? The dirt, dust, grime, and debris gets in the way of proper airflow and circulation. So, that means your furnace is going to work harder to heat your home and your energy costs will increase, as well. Clean out those air ducts and watch your energy costs go down.

Now is the perfect time to schedule your air duct cleaning. We also do carpet and upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, mattress cleaning, and dryer and vent cleaning. Get in touch with us today for more information! Please call 831-641-0432.