Environmental Cleaning FAQ

Q: What does Environmental Cleaning mean?

A: Environmental Cleaning in our name for cleaning small things you that can’t be seen, like micro-organisms. Typically our cleaning services revolve around cleaning for appearance. Environmental Cleaning is a total reduction of micro-organisms that includes potentially troublesome allergens like; pollen, household dust (dust mites), animal dander, mold, bacteria, viruses, and tobacco smoke residues.

Q: How do I know if I have a problem?

A:  A “problem” is a relative term; every home will have an abundance of allergens within the structure, which may ultimately become airborne, and cause respiratory complications for those with hypersensitivities. Each occupant will have a varying degree of tolerance, or intolerance to certain allergens.

Q: Can you guarantee your service?

A: Yes, but it would be impossible to guarantee any health results, but what we can guarantee is a reduction of potentially harmful contaminates that are within your residence. We can verify post-cleaning results with meters designed to identify unwanted contaminates.

Q: What exactly do you do?

A: We have a variety of services that range from typical services like carpet cleaning, duct cleaning, to more environmental cleaning like H.E.P.A. cleaning structure, ambient air filtration, bacterial and virus control. All services are designed to reduce unwanted contaminates.

Q: How verifiable is your cleaning?

A: Our Micro-Cleaning service is designed to reduce contaminates you can’t readily see in the air and on surfaces of your home. We use both air and surface meters to collect samples to reveal existing conditions. Then post-cleaning we re-test to determine the efficacy of the cleaning.

Q: Why do you say it’s healthy cleaning?

A: Our cleaning is designed to reduce potentially harmful contaminates whether they are in the air or on surfaces. These contaminates have the potential to act as triggers for those with hypersensitivities, reducing the total amount, reduces the load that their immune systems has to combat.

Q: What can I expect as an improvement?

A: At the minimum, your environment will be cleaner, leaving less contaminates (soil, dust, pollen, dander, bacteria, etc.) in the air you breathe and on the surfaces you touch.

Q: How did you get into this environmental cleaning?

A: We’ve been involved in cleaning since our business started in 1967. Although most of our cleaning is for aesthetics improvement, many of our restoration services like mold remediation, sewage clean-up, Bio-recovery, duct cleaning are services designed to remove problem contaminates.

Q: Who might need these services?

A: Anybody that suffers from a respiratory illness, like asthma, allergies, etc. Also, those with immune deficiencies, recovering from a major illness, or surgery.

Q: What is the cost for Micro-Cleaning?

A: The costs will vary from home to home; every home and every homeowner will have different needs. We have services available to meet every cleaning need, and the ability to meet any budget.

Q: How long does the cleaning last?

A: That might depend on sources, how in-depth the cleaning, level of ongoing maintenance. Also, it would depend on the level of hypersensitivities of the occupants.

Q: What kind of micro-organisms are in my home?

A: Typically, you will find the same contaminates in every home; mold spores, dust mites, viruses, bacteria, other allergens and organic particulents.

Q: Can I do this cleaning on my own?

A: It depends on your capabilities; Micro-Cleaning is much more than typical house cleaning or maid service. You would also need access to H.E.P.A. filtered equipment to achieve the desired results.

Q: How do you determine if a job is successful?

A: Our goal or measurement of success is achieved by reducing the total number of potentially troublesome allergens like; plant pollens, molds, household dust (dust mites), animal dander, molds, bacteria, viruses, and tobacco smoke residues within your residence.

Q: How do I know if the air quality is a concern in my home?

A: It would be hard to know without some expensive air testing, but it’s also safe to assume that you will have what is common to every home; plant pollens, molds, household dust (dust mites), animal dander, molds, bacteria, viruses. These common micro-organisms can be harmful triggers to those that are hypersensitive to them.

Q: Is this considered preventative health care?

A: That would be better answered by your healthcare professional.

Q: Will my insurance company pay for your services?

A: That would be better answered by your healthcare provider.

Q: What does H. E. P. A. mean?

A: H.E.P.A. is an acronym and it stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, which is the highest rating for air filtration, capable of removing 99.97% of airborne particles that are 0.3 microns or larger.

Q: What is a micron?

A: A micron is a very small measurement equal to one millionth (um) of a meter. As a reference point, mold spore and pollens can be as small as 3 microns. The human eye can see down to 50 microns without magnification.

Q: Is dust harmful?

A:  Household dust can be harmful for some people, much like milk, peanuts, or the sun can be harmful to others.

Q: What is a dust mite?

A:  Dust mite is a microscope bug that primarily lives from eating dead skin cells that regularly shed from humans and pets. They can cause allergic reactions in asthmatics and others who are allergic to their feces

Q: How is Micro-Cleaning different then house cleaning?

A:  Micro-Cleaning is very different, as it involves cleaning every square inch of the interior structure; utilizing H. E. P. A. filtered equipment, air duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, etc.

Q: Can you determine what types of particles are in my air?

A:  That would be possible, but probably expensive and probably of little value, unless you are trying to identify a certain type of allergen.

Q: How often will I need to Micro-Clean my home?

A:  That would be impossible to know; too many variables would factor in that equation. It would depend on the level of hypersensitivities of the occupants, level of ongoing maintenance, sources, and outer environment.

Q: What is ATP?

A:  ATP is an acronym and stands for Adenosine triphosphate. ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism, and is used as a marker for tracking micro-organisms.

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