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3 Helpful Ways To Get Your Home Ready For Fall

Ready or not, fall is right around the corner! The crisp air, the pumpkin aromas and the falling leaves are everywhere. Fall is a beautiful time of year—and it’s also the perfect time to get your home ready for the cooler months ahead. It’s important to know the top 3 things you can do now to get your home ready for Fall—so you won’t find yourself unprepared.

  1. Make sure your pipes can handle whatever weather lies ahead.
    As the cooler weather approaches, your pipes can freeze and burst more easily. A burst pipe means a flood in your home—and no one wants that. To help ensure your pipes are prepared for Fall and Winter, it’s a good idea to call a professional who can make sure that your pipes are strong enough and well-prepared enough to take on any impending weather.
  2. Don’t forget to have your air ducts cleaned.
    Having clean air ducts isn’t just good for your home’s air quality—but dirty air ducts can also be a fire hazard. As the cooler months sneak up on us, it’s important to make sure your air ducts are as clean as they can be—for the sake of you and your entire family.
  3. Make a good impression at holiday parties with clean carpets.
    With lots of holiday parties coming up this Fall and Winter, it’s the perfect time to get your carpets cleaned. Clean carpets not only look and smell great—but they also set the tone for the rest of your house. Clean carpets in your house means happy guests in your house!

Ready to begin preparing your home for Fall? At Calloway Cleaning and Restoration, we specialize in pipe examination, air duct cleaning and carpet cleaning. We’re ready and waiting to help your home become the safest, cleanest home around—just in time for the cooler months.

Give us a call today at 513-505-4656!

We get our carpets cleaned. We get our air ducts cleaned. And we try our best to keep the rest of our houses clean as well. But what about keeping our upholstery cleaned? Upholstery is defined as the material used to cushion and cover furniture. And sometimes, it’s easy to forget about! But it shouldn’t be neglected for long. Read on to learn the top three reasons that upholstery cleaning is an absolute must—and how Calloway can help.

Why is upholstery cleaning so important?

Just from daily life, our upholstery absorbs all kinds of debris—including dirt, dust, animal fur, food particles and more. Over time, this can take a toll on not only the furniture itself, but also the condition of a house, as well as the health of the people living there. Here are the top three benefits of upholstery cleaning.

  1. It promotes better health.
    As our upholstery collects dirt and debris, this can easily harm our health. Without proper cleaning, upholstery can create bacteria and fungus, which can lead to health problems and allergies for anyone living in—or visiting—the home. In addition, unclean upholstery can begin to produce a foul odor that can permeate throughout your home very easily.
  2. It increases a home’s air quality.
    Air quality in a home is very important. If the air quality is poor, that means mold, mildew and allergens can grow and spread. Getting your upholstery cleaned, however, helps strengthen the air quality in your home.
  3. It just looks better!
    When people walk into your home, they’ll notice so much about its appearance right away. One of the big things they’ll notice quickly is the look of your upholstery. By getting it professionally cleaned, it’ll look much nicer and more impressive to guests. Plus, getting upholstery professionally cleaned is proven to make your furniture last longer too. You can’t argue with that! Upholstery cleaning on your to-do list? Trust the professionals at Calloway

At Calloway Cleaning and Restoration, our team of professionals is detail-oriented, quality-driven and IICRC-certified upholstery cleaners.
We work with all types of upholstery material—microfiber, synthetic fiber, nylon fabrics, cotton, Hatian cotton, leather and many more. No matter what material, we promise to restore your furniture to like-new condition quickly and easily with our high-tech equipment.

Our steam cleaning process is simple but effective. First, we pre-treat the upholstery to loosen up soil. Then, if it’s necessary, a spot treatment is added. Finally, all upholstery is steam cleaned with vacuum extraction.

Plus, if fabrics are delicate, we use a specific cleaning method that uses a low-moisture application to prevent dye transfer, bleeding colors and shrinkage. A dry-cleaning solvent is then sprayed on and rubbed in with a horse-hair brush, and then it’s vacuum extracted.

When we’re finished, we’ll examine each piece of furniture with you to make sure it’s cleaned and cared for to your satisfaction.

Ready to get started with upholstery cleaning? Give us a call today at 513-505-4656!

With all of the rain and storms we’ve gotten lately, your house might be the unfortunate victim of storm damage. And sometimes, storm damage to the outside of your house can lead to damage on the inside of your house as well.

Read on to learn a few ways that storms can damage your home—and how the experts at Calloway can help.

How can storms damage your home?

When storms hit, they can affect houses in various ways. Here are just a few:

  • Roof damage: When storms hit hard, they can cause the shingles on your roof to break or fly away completely. This can lead to a leaky or inefficient roof very quickly.
  • Gutter damage: When storms affect your gutters, water can easily find its way into your home. This can lead to a whole host of other issues with water damage.
  • Siding damage: When Mother Nature really gets going, it can affect a home’s siding. Missing siding allows water to sneak into your home.
  • Fence damage: Big enough storms can easily take out a fence—either partially or the whole thing. Either way, a damaged fence can lead to unwanted animals coming into your yard, as well as your pets being able to get out of your yard.

Storm damage? Help is just a call-o-way!

There’s no denying it: Storms can happen anytime, anywhere—often without warning. And unfortunately, they can be brutal enough to cause severe damage to your house.

The next time that Mother Nature hits your house hard, don’t worry. Instead, call the experts at Calloway. Our reliable team of professionals is available any time—24 hours a day—to clean up any mess and help rebuild what was lost. We’ll mitigate any storm damage to your home quickly and easily—so you can get on with your day.

Give us a call today at 513-505-4656! 

If you’re one of the many people who has experienced a failed sump pump, you know how frustrating this can be. But before you lose your cool, take a deep breath and simply keep reading. You’ll learn all about what’s going on and how you can get it fixed quickly and easily.

What is a sump pump?

A sump pump is a pump that’s used to remove accumulated water in a water-collecting sump basin, most often found in the basement of a house. Sump pumps eliminate moisture and prevent flooding.

Although not all houses have sump pumps, houses that are likely to flood usually have one. If you live in a city that’s prone to heavy rains or you live in a low area (like at the bottom of a hill), a sump pump is a particularly good piece of equipment to have in your house.

What causes a sump pump to fail?

There are four main reasons that a sump pump can fail.

  • Power failure: The most common reason that a sump pump fails is because of power failure. Some sump pumps have a battery backup, which is especially helpful when the main power is out for an extended period of time.
  • Switch problems: Another reason a sump pump can fail is due to switch problems. This happens when a sump pump moves out of its position inside the basin, which makes the float ineffective. The float ensures that the on/off switch operates correctly. Without the switch and the float arm mechanisms operating effectively, a sump pump won’t work.
  • Improper installation: The third reason that a sump pump fails is because of improper installation. If the manufacturer’s instructions aren’t followed to a T, severe water damage can happen. There are three things that most manufacturers require: (1) a check valve installed on the discharge line, (2) the drilling of a small air relief hole in the discharge line and (3) that the sump pump pit is not set in dirt or gravel. If these three rules are followed during installation, sump pumps usually work well.
  • Lack of maintenance: The final reason sump pumps can fail is due to lack of maintenance. Many manufacturers recommend that the pump is run at least every two to three months, and that this is always completed just before the rainy season hits. When testing your sump pump, it’s important to go outside and make sure that it’s releasing water. When the motor is running, listen for any unusual noises. It’s also important that the battery on the backup sump pump is replaced every two to three years. This maintenance is usually super-easy and helps you save money in the long run by either letting you avoid replacing your sump pump or allowing you to avoid an expensive project due to water damage.

If your sump pump does fail and the water level rises too high, many sump pumps have a simple, battery-powered water alarm that goes off to let you know.

What should you do if your sump pump fails?

If your house has suffered water damage due to a failed sump pump, our experienced team at Calloway Cleaning and Restoration is here to help. Before water can wreak havoc on your home and belongings, give us a call.

At Calloway Cleaning and Restoration, we know that reaction time is critical and that we must act quickly to best minimize any damage. That’s why our expertly-trained technicians are on call 24/7. First, we’ll contact you within 15 minutes of your call, let you know what to do until we arrive and then quickly be on our way to your house with our powerful, state-of-the-art equipment that extracts the water from your house. Plus, we’ll help you get your sump pump back up and running like new.

Don’t let a failed sump pump ruin your day! At Calloway Cleaning and Restoration, it’s our mission to help. Give us a call any time at 513-505-4656

Are you one of the many people in America who have mold growing in your house? Unfortunately, mold is a problem that people have been dealing with for years. Read on to learn why mold grows, the health problems it can cause as well as how to successfully get rid of it.

Why is mold growing in your house?

When mold shows up outside, it’s actually a good thing. It’s a normal part of nature, as it breaks down dead organic matter (including fallen leaves and dead trees). But when you see mold indoors, it’s another story.

Mold grows indoors when surfaces are wet. Mold won’t grow if moisture is not present. This moisture can be due to condensation, water leaks (which can often happen because of leaking pipes) or many other reasons. When something in your house is wet for 24 to 72 hours, mold can easily begin to grow.

Can mold cause health problems?

The short answer is: yes!

Mold can easily produce allergens, irritants and potentially toxic substances. If you touch or inhale any mold, it can trigger allergic reactions, including sneezing, runny nose, red eyes and skin rashes.

Even if you aren’t allergic to mold, it can still easily irritate your eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs. Plus, the higher the level of mold in your home, the more likely you are to experience coughing, sore throat, headaches, diarrhea, vomiting, brain fog, dizziness and lack of energy.

How can you get rid of mold in your house?

If you detect mold in your house, the key is to act quickly. Mold damages whatever it grows on—and the longer it grows, the more damage it can cause. It’s important to take care of mold as soon as possible so you can prevent damage to your home and belongings, save money and avoid potential health problems.

Indoor mold growth can most likely be controlled by cleaning up the mold and then getting rid of the moisture that allowed it to grow in the first place.

So, once you suspect mold in your house, where do you begin? A great first step is to call a professional mold remediation service, such as Calloway Cleaning and Restoration. Mold remediation is one of our specialties! We’ll handle your mold problem in three simple steps.

  1. We’ll conduct a thorough inspection. Our trusted mold remediation experts will thoroughly inspect your house to find out exactly what is causing the mold problem.
  2. We’ll give you a free estimate. If we find mold in our inspection, we’ll give you a quick, easy estimate for the mold remediation work we recommend.
  3. We’ll perform mold remediation. Our in-depth mold remediation service will restore your house back to the way it used to be—before that pesky mold came along.

If you’ve recently suffered water or flood damage, have started to detect a musty odor or simply just believe you have mold in your house, it’s time to call Calloway Cleaning and Restoration. Our professional mold remediation experts are ready to help you eliminate your mold problem once and for all. Give us a call today at 513-505-4656! 

Carpets are an important aspect of your home. Keeping it clean should be your priority as this allows you to have a carpet that lasts a long time and keeps that new feel. Let us now look at why your carpets get dirty in the first place.

Calm down and just think of the things that could stick to the fiber of your carpet. Many homes have carpets that run from wall to wall. People have the habit of walking right in with their shoes on. You might have exquisitely polished shoes but can you say the same about the bottom of your shoes?

Similarly, you have children in your home. You can teach them discipline by making them remove their shoes outside but they are children after all. There will be times when they just run in with their shoes on.

Your pets are as innocent as your children are. They do not know what is right and what is wrong. They might just walk into the room on a rainy day and make a mess of your carpet. These are things you might just be able to control. However, there are certain things that can be beyond your control.

You have dust, dirt, human and pet hair, and many other minute impurities like pollen that stick to the fiber of your carpet

Please see below the importance of keeping your carpets clean.

  • Save Money: Your carpets are not cheap, it is imperative that you take care of them so that they last long. Cleaning it regularly ensures that you safeguard your investment. Cleaning the carpet is way less expensive than replacing it with a new one.
  • Cleanliness is next to Godliness: This is a very old saying but it still holds good today. Imagine the impression you create on your business clients if you have dirty carpets in your office. The same applies to your home. The best way to maintain the looks of the carpet is to vacuum clean it every week. You can also get the help of professionals to do the job for you. Some stains can be stubborn but professionals have the requisite tools to handle them.
  • Have a carpet that smells nice: In spite of all the precaution, you might still spill some coffee or oil on the carpet unintentionally. Your little one might urinate or vomit on it. These things are things beyond your control. Steam cleaning the carpet is the right way to keep it smelling nice. It is undoubtedly a professional’s job.
  • Do not allow the allergens / bacteria to spread: No one cleans carpets on a daily basis. It is natural that allergens and bacteria can accumulate on the carpets over time. The warmth of the carpet provides the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Regular cleaning can eliminate germs from the scene. The risk of spreading bacteria is multiplied especially when you have kids and pets in the house.

How do you keep the carpets clean?

The best way to do so is to contact a professional and entrust the job to them. They have the necessary tools and the expertise to handle the toughest of stains. As far as vacuuming is concerned, you can do that at home. It does not take much of an effort to get rid of surface dirt. The method of cleaning depends on the type of carpet you have in your home. You are able to vacuum all types of carpets. However, there can be touch stains and other issues with your carpet that might require extra attention and care, which you might not be incapable of providing without professional help. 

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About Calloway

At Calloway, we specialize in making your home look great, feel amazing and be healthy for everyone who lives there. That’s why we focus on five types of cleaning—carpet cleaning, air duct/vent cleaning, furniture cleaning, tile/grout cleaning and odor removal—as well as five types of restoration—water/flood damage, fire/smoke damage, mold remediation, biohazard/crime scene/trauma cleanup and wind/storm damage.

We happily offer 24/7 services in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio (both Cincinnati and Dayton). When you work with Calloway, you can rest easy, knowing that we’re a committed leader in the service industry. Quality service and superior customer care are just the beginning! Experience the magic of Calloway today.

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