Recent Cleaning Posts

Destroy odors with deodorizations

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

A person in a protective white cleaning out a refrigerator Let SERVPRO handle those smelly jobs for you!

Causes of odors can be from a wide variety of sources. Cigarette smoke, pet odors, decomposition, mold and fire damages. SERVPRO of Chambersburg has several different options to help eliminate those odors. With technicians certified by the IICRC they are ready to provide specialized services that can remove those offensive odors. The first step is removing the source of the odor. This could mean hiring an exterminator to remove the dead animal under the home.

Cleaning is often a part of the deodorizing process. Cigarette smoke can leave a residue on the surfaces in the home even beyond the eye can see in the duct work. Walls may need to be washed, carpet may need to be cleaned, and painting to fully remediation the area.

Demo/Removal – In some difficult odor jobs like cat urine there may be areas that need to be demo’d or removed. Cat urine is one of the more difficult odors to remove as the enzymes in the urine create an unpleasant smell. The urine often also soaks into materials threw carpet into the subfloor. The carpet may need to be removed and the subfloor may be necessary to sealed with an odor blocker like Killz.

Here to help in difficult times.

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

A graphic of a school with writing about proactive cleaning services Ready to help you improve your safety cleaning at your commercial property.

Due to recent events of COVID 19 or Coronavirus many business have been impacted from reduced services to temporary closures. However, no need to fear SERVPRO is here to help with some of the most important services of proactive and confirmed case cleaning. Business are eager to get the ability to resume active to normal and we are here to help do it safely.

We are now providing Viral Cleaning, also known as Proactive Cleaning, to make sure that your location is up to code and clean in the event of a viral outbreak in your home or business. Each property will have a unique approach to their needs from fogging to high touched area’s cleaned.

If you are interested in this service, please call us at 717-261-0310 for a quote today. We're here to help, we're here to get our nation back on its feet, and we're here to make it "Like it never even happened."

Have you cleaned your carpets?

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Your carpets may be dirty then you think!

This photo shows how dirty those carpet can be in your home. Where your children lie down and play.Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 
  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

 A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months.

So, If you need your carpets clean call into SERVPRO of Chambersburg at 717-261-0310. When calling be sure to have the estimated room sizes so they can calculate a price for you!

How often do you clean these areas?

10/24/2016 (Permalink)

Did you know? The air in your home is 10 times more dirty than the air outside.

During the Spring and Summer months, allergens accumulate and fill areas of your home or office with dust, dust mites, animal dander, mold and other unhealthy elements. Unless you address the situation now, the air quality will continue to deteriorate.

Your friends at SERVPRO of Chambersburg want to ensure that you and your property are properly prepared for the upcoming season. Therefore, we would like to offer you some helpful tips that will adequately prepare your property for the Fall:

  • Eliminate mold and mildew indoors by cleaning under the refrigerator, washing and disinfecting garbage cans, scrubbing bathrooms, and cleaning or changing shower curtains
  • Remove any wet debris from around the home or office, as mold spores are airborne particles that can easily float indoors
  • Schedule to have your chimney cleaned within the next month. Excessive buildup of creosote and debris, as well as miscellaneous branches, leaves and animal nests can create a dangerous situation as it increases the potential to spark a chimney fire.
  • Remember not to ignore your ductwork, vents and HVAC systems. Unnecessary dirt and debris can pose a serious threat to the health of your family or employees if they are not properly maintained.


Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Chambersburg for those difficult cleaning jobs at 717-261-0310.

The Benefits of a Professional Carpet Cleaning

9/29/2016 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning in process.

A professional carpet cleaning can improve the appearance of your home or business, your health, and even extend the life of your carpet. Although a carpet cleaning machine may be cheaper, you miss out on a number of unique advantages that a carpet cleaning service can provide. Namely, with a professional carpet cleaning you will save time and ensure that your carpet is thorough and effectively cleaned.

Don’t Stress

One of the nicest bonuses of having a professional cleaner is that you won’t have to stress over moving furniture out of the room. Once the carpets are dry, your cleaner will move all the furniture back to where it belongs. You also won’t have to worry about removing stains, applying pre-treatment solutions, or carrying heavy cleaning equipment from room to room. Nope, with a professional cleaning service you save time on all of these things.

Restore Your Carpet’s Original Beauty

A professional carpet cleaner’s objective is to restore your carpet to its original quality. Not only will this leave your carpet with a fresh and clean look, but it’ll help extend the life your carpet. Furthermore, carpets are safe havens for mold and mildew. Often times mold will occur after someone attempts to clean their carpet themselves, and leaves it excessively wet. A professional carpet cleaner will make sure your carpets avoid becoming oversaturated with water.

Certified Equipment and Cleaning Solutions

With a professional carpet cleaner, you’ll get the promise of professional grade equipment operated by experienced cleaners. When it comes to removing tough stains, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the strongest machinery. Experienced carpet cleaners also have knowledge of different types of carpets and brands, so they can suggest the best methods and products for the job, rather than risking a rental or store-bought cleaning solution.

Professional Carpet Cleaning Services from SERVPRO

If you need professional carpet cleaning services then SERVPRO are the people to call SERVPRO of Chambersburg offers a range of cleaning services for jobs of any shape or size. We follow EPA codes and can help keep your air ducts clean and mold free in order to keep it a healthy and happy place to live. For more information on our services, call 717-261-0310 visit us online and follow us on Facebook.

What the Puff?!

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

The soot from a puff back is sticky, greasy, and grimy!

As the weather changes from summer to fall, shorts turn into pants, lemonade turns to hot cocoa, and the cool hum of an AC turns to the warm surroundings of heat. However, your furnace has just sat dormant for the past 6 months and this duration of time and non-usage can result in a puff back. The term "Puff back" refers to the sudden discharge of soot into the dwelling area caused by a malfunction in the heating system. The soot from a puff back is a sticky, greasy, grimy mess like you have never seen and it can create the risk of severe health hazards in your home. All those minuscule, oil based particles that just shot out of your furnace are now embed in your curtains, carpets, and clothing while contaminating the air with known carcinogens. Running a vacuum over it will only grind the soot deeper and create stains that will never come out. Wiping the soot from walls and ceilings creates a place where paint will no longer stick. Unless the soot is quickly and professionally removed, it can cause corrosion of metals on doorknobs, faucets, and even electronic equipment throughout the home. Due to the fact that every inch of the home is affected, a puff back is an overwhelming job to clean properly and should not be performed as a DIY.

This is where the SERVPRO team can help! You can trust SERVPRO to clean EVERYTHING. We are your one stop shop for puff back and smoke damage cleanup in the Chambersburg area. If your home has been affected by a furnace puff back - call us at 717-261-0310  we can help you get your home and possessions back to pre-loss condition - Like it never even happened.® 

Why hire SERVPRO of Chambersburg for your residential cleaning?

6/6/2016 (Permalink)

A Biohazard cleanup with large amounts of cat feces

Why hire SERVPRO of Chambersburg for your residential cleaning?

SERVPRO of Chambersburg is a fire & water restoration cleanup company who services the Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Greencastle & surrounding areas. Customer call SERVPRO for those difficult cleaning jobs, like heavy nicotine cleanup, hoarding, animal feces cleanup, biohazard cleanup.

            Nicotine Cleanup: SERVPRO of Chambersburg has heavy cleaning products and is skilled at cleaning walls, ceiling and contents. Our products are specialty and can’t buy most of them at the store. There is typically an odor in a home when it’s been smoked in, SERVPRO has a few specialty machines that can eliminate the smell. Our suggestion for the best results are cleaning, carpet cleaning, ozoning and possible painting the walls & ceiling if staining remains.

            Hoarding Cleaning: SERVPRO of Chambersburg has helped several different customers how could be classified to the average person as a hoarder. Some may hoard animals, items like clothes or just haven’t done general cleaning and tiding up. When customer hire SERPVRO to do an estimate for their non-emergency services they can express what items they want done. SERVPRO of Chambersburg will respect the customer’s wishes and work out a plan best for them.

            Bio-Hazard Cleaning: A biohazard job could be classified by homes with hazards such as high levels of animal/human feces or jobs that require some protection and will normally make most people’s stomach turn. Some of the jobs have needles from drug use from a previous occupant, cleaning an area for diseases, elderly’s homes who can’t care for the property.

Why Customers are pleased with our result, It’s simple most of the jobs it’s a night and day outcome. Visit our before and after photos to see our work .

Cigarette Odor & How SERVPRO can help you?

5/13/2016 (Permalink)

Get rid of that smell today.

Cigarette Odor Removal in Chambersburg

Do you have a friend who smokes and keeps an air freshener in their car? Sure, it’s a quick fix but you know as soon as you leave the vehicle, you’ll smell of cigarette butt as well.

At SERVPRO of Chambersburg, we know how invasive that cigarette odor can be and we know how to give it the boot. We have a few deodorization methods we can employ based on the complexity and severity of the situation.

Cigarette odors and nicotine staining often require cleaning to remove the source. We use a new technology that allows us to treat the home or car with specialty equipment that can eliminate the cigarette smoke odor at its source. We still recommend a good cleaning even if the odor and staining are not heavy because a small treatment today can help to avoid a large service later.

Here are a few examples of how we’ve helped rid Chambersburg of cigarette odor! 

Call us with your questions today. We are not afraid to tackle any deodorization challenge and we’re the most effective service in our market in Chambersburg.

Extreme Cleanup Services

5/11/2015 (Permalink)


According to the ocfoudation " Hoarding behaviors can begin as early as the teenage years, although the average age of a person seeking treatment for hoarding is about 50. Hoarders often endure a lifelong struggle with hoarding. They tend to live alone and may have a family member with the problem. It seems likely that serious hoarding problems are present in at least 1in 50 people, but they may be present in as many as 1 in 20. "

SERVPRO of Chambersburg has helped assisted with many similar situations.

Working for those who protect and serve our community

8/22/2013 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Chambersburg cleans law enforcement vehicles.

SERVPRO of Chambersburg takes great pride in our community and we are thankful for everything our local law enforcement agencies do to keep us all safe.  Sometimes in their line of work, law enforcement encounters situations where things get a bit messy, including the police vehicles that need to be used on a daily basis.  Cleaning these vehicles sometimes entails dealing with hazardous materials such as bodily fluids and bloodborne pathogens.  Our biohazard technicians take great care to ensure the interior of their vehicles, including windows, seats, and floor, are cleaned and sanitized properly.  Using the SERVPRO Ozone Generators, we also destroy odors in vehicles rather than just covering them up.  All this is done to make that mess in the back seat “like it never even happened.”

Do you know what a Puff back is?

8/19/2013 (Permalink)

Here is a photo of the classic webs left behind after a puff back.

"Puff back" is a term used to describe what happens when built up oil ignites in a furnace, resulting in an explosion.  The soot and other debris from the explosion can easily be carried throughout a home by the exhaust and heating systems.  This means that potentially every room of a house can be damaged.  Puff backs are characterized by the oily, black soot left behind, often appearing like spider webs.  The residue from a puff back usually requires extensive cleaning and restoration services offered by SERVPRO of Chambersburg.