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What types of mold can grow in your home?

Mold. You’ve probably seen it outside in nature at some point. Maybe you’ve seen it on food in your fridge if you’ve accidentally left it in there too long. (Oops!) Or maybe you’ve seen it somewhere else in your house.

No matter where you find mold, it’s important to stay away from it—and if it’s inside your house, it’s important to call the experts to get rid of it as soon as possible. Mold comes in all shapes, sizes and colors—but it’s never something you should mess with.

Here are the three most common types of mold that can grow in your house—and that you should keep an eye out for.

  1. Aspergillus

Aspergillus mold grows on food and in air conditioning systems. As long as your immune system is healthy, breathing aspergillus in isn’t harmful—but it still shouldn’t be in your house. Aspergillus mold is yellowish green, usually with a gold, red or brown color underneath.

  1. Cladosporium

If you find mold that’s black or green and resembles pepper, that’s cladosporium. It’s commonly found on the back of toilets, on painted surfaces and in fiberglass air ducts. Cladosporium is technically nontoxic, but it can cause allergy symptoms, such as a rash, sore throat or itchy eyes.

  1. Stachybotrys (aka: black mold)

Black mold is found in damp areas that have water damage, especially when the water damage has gone untreated. It can also be found anywhere that condensation has begun—especially on air vents, walls, wood or cardboard.

These are just the three most common molds found in houses. There are actually thousands! The truth is that many molds can easily grow on your home’s floors, ceilings or walls—and many other places. No matter which type of mold you find in your home, it’s important to call the experts to take care of it.

At Calloway Cleaning and Restoration, we specialize in mold testing, inspection and remediation. Our mold remediation experts will thoroughly inspect your property to find out what’s causing the mold problem. Then, we’ll give a free estimate for the mold remediation work. And finally, we’ll provide a thorough remediation service to restore your property back to its pre-mold condition. Plus, we’ll do everything we can to prevent mold from growing in your house again.

Have you found mold in your house? Don’t worry. Just pick up the phone and let the experts at Calloway Cleaning and Restoration handle it. Call us today at 513-505-4656.

Do you have tile and grout anywhere in your home? Many people have it on their floors or walls, especially in their kitchen, bathrooms or even their swimming pool. Tile can look phenomenal in a home and it can really help bring it to life! But tile and grout can also get dirty very easily, which can cause some issues in your home. That’s why it’s important to keep it clean—and that’s where Calloway can help.

A complete tile and grout cleaning can completely change the look of your tiled spaces. Read on to learn three reasons that tile and grout cleaning is so important—and then call Calloway to help get the job done!

Why should you get your home’s tile and grout cleaned?

Although tile and grout can greatly improve a room’s appearance, it can quickly get dirty, which can easily become a mess and even lead to the spread of bacteria. Here are the main three reasons you should get your tile and grout cleaned.

  1. Grout can hold mold and mildew.
  2. Dust and dirt can easily accumulate in grout.
  3. Grout can hold and spread bacteria, especially in bathrooms.

Ready to get your home’s tile and grout cleaned?

Tile and grout cleaning is one of our specialties at Calloway Cleaning & Restoration!

When it comes to tile on floors and walls, we use high-quality tile and grout cleaning chemicals and 200+ degrees of steam. We usually do tile and grout cleaning in bathrooms and kitchens, but we can work anywhere you have tile and grout. No matter what, we promise to make your tile look brand new—and usually in just one hour or less! When we’re done, your tile will look fresher than ever before, shining bright with a sparkle you’ll love. Plus, the mold, mildew, dust, dirt and bacteria will be gone!

What are you waiting for? Help is just a call-o-way! 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!

Air ducts are one of those things in a home that can easily be neglected.  You don’t see them often (or maybe not at all), so it’s easy to forget they exist.  But if you’re experiencing any allergic reactions or asthma symptoms, or if you feel like the air quality in your home could be improved, it could easily be due to air ducts that need to be cleaned.  Read on to learn all about air ducts in your home, as well as how often and why they need cleaned.

What are air ducts?

Air ducts are the pathways in which air travels throughout your home. These ducts are associated with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. They’re the way air circulates throughout a structure—which is why it’s so important to keep them clean.

What is air duct cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is the cleaning of air ducts throughout a home. It’s the process of removing dust and other contaminants that accumulate in the ducts over time.

Why should you have your air ducts cleaned?

Because air ducts are often out of sight (behind walls or above ceilings), they can be easy to forget about. But neglecting your air ducts can cause long-term problems that are too costly to ignore.

There are two main reasons to have your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis.

  1. It increases indoor air quality.
    Over time, air ducts can become contaminated with dust, pollen and other debris. In addition, if there’s any moisture in an air duct, mold can easily grow, which can then be released into the living space of a home. Allergic reactions and asthma symptoms can then follow. However, cleaning air ducts can help minimize dust and allergens, which helps minimize the risk of allergic reactions and asthma symptoms for people in the home.
  2. It increases heating and cooling system efficiency.
    Cleaning air ducts can greatly improve your home’s heating and cooling systems’ efficiency, giving this equipment a longer life span and saving you money on your utility bills.

How can Calloway Cleaning and Restoration help with air duct cleaning?

Did you know that, in order to maintain the optimal air quality in a home, air ducts should be cleaned every four years? If your air ducts are due for a good cleaning, look no further than the experts at Calloway Cleaning and Restoration.

We use a simple six-step process that will have your home’s air ducts cleaned quickly and thoroughly. Our crews use cameras to check the condition of the air ducts before cleaning—and then again after cleaning to ensure that all dirt has been removed. When we’re done, you’ll be left with 99.9% clean air coming out of the air ducts and back into your living space.

So, if you haven’t had your air ducts cleaned in the past four years or you’ve started to smell a musty odor in your home, it’s time to call in the experts at Calloway Cleaning and Restoration.
Give us a call today 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! 

Flooded basement. Burst pipe. Failed sump pump. Overflowing toilet, bathtub, sink or drain. There are so many things that can happen to cause water damage in your home. And no matter how water damage happens, one thing’s for sure: It’s a stressful situation for any homeowner.

If water sits in your home too long, it can permanently damage your belongings or lead to mold buildup. That’s why reaction time is critical. To minimize the damage, water removal must happen very quickly—and it must be done by an expert. Read on to learn two simple steps for how to best handle water damage, just in case you ever find yourself in this unfortunate situation.

  1. Turn off the main water supply. If you find that a pipe has burst, your toilet or sink has overflowed or your refrigerator, washing machine, hot water heater or dishwasher has leaked, it’s important to turn off the main water supply. This will ensure that any appliances that use water will no longer work until the water is turned back on, and that any repairs can be done.
  2. Call Calloway Cleaning and Restoration. At Calloway, we specialize in this! No matter how much or how little water damage you find in your home, we’re here to help restore your home back to its original condition. We have more than 25 years of experience in water restoration with numerous certifications. Our friendly water technicians are experts in water removal. Even better? They’re on call 24/7. That means that any time you call, we promise you’ll get a call back within 15 minutes so we can properly assess the situation. And, our water removal experts will advise you about how to minimize the water damage until they arrive, which is always in three hours or less. Once they arrive, you can feel confident, knowing that our trained technicians always have the most powerful, state-of-the-art equipment to extract the maximum amount of water from your home. Best of all, we handle everything. If a plumber is needed, we’ll help you get in touch with one. If an insurance claim needs to be filed, we’ll work directly with your insurance company to make sure you’re taken care of.

Next time you find yourself tackling water damage in your home, take a deep breath and give us a call. This is our specialty, so let us take care of the mess! Simply call Calloway Cleaning and Restoration any time at 513-505-4656. You won’t be disappointed! 

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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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