Holiday Carpet Cleaning Specials

Family on the way?  Carpets not looking their best?  Perfect time to call Bridge Town Carpet Cleaning and schedule a last minute carpet cleaning to get those carpets looking fresh as ever!  Call us today to check our specials and scheduling.  With multiple trucks running full schedule, we will surely be able to fit you in before guests show up.  Don’t wait, Call today!!          

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Dry Ice Blasting, Eco-Friendly Cleaning for Eco-Friendly Power

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Dry ice is an effective cleaning method that can be used in many different ways on a variety of surfaces. Some of the many uses for dry ice blasting in portland are mold remediation and soot/smoke damage restoration but we must not forget about the great benefits of dry ice blasting when it comes to cleaning delicate objects

Industrial cleaning is, in fact, one of the most common uses for dry ice blasting.  Delicate items like gears, small mechanical parts, electrical components and delicate metals are some of the surfaces that respond great to dry ice blasting. Since dry ice is much softer than alternative blasting mediums, it can be used on delicate objects with out damaging them.  Also since the ice evaporates on contact, there is no mess to clean up.  This is especially handy when working on a sensitive piece like a turbine that goes in the center of a hydro electric damn.

The following video and pictures are of the most recent job we did. This turbine was shipped from over seas and the salt water created some rust issues in the inner parts of the turbine. Using the dry ice blasting we were able to clean off the rust and gel coating that was preventing the equipment from generating power. Other blasting mediums would have damaged the soft metal sides of the turbine as well as contaminated the gears and bearings inside the multi million dollar piece of equipment.

This cleaning job took approximately 2 hours, where manual cleaning would have taken over a week.

This is just one of many projects that the dry ice outperforms other cleaning techniques and other blasting mediums.

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Some Types Of Mold Are Good, But Not In Your Home

Mold is very unsightly, and seeing it on a block of cheese or a loaf of bread can be pretty disgusting. As bad as mold can look, however, it does have its benefits. Mold is a very important part of nature because it naturally recycles organic matter. Certain varieties of mold have been found to kill bacteria, make cheese, and make bread rise, just to name a few good examples.

In 1928, a Scottish scientist by the name of Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered that some strains of Penicillium fungi acted like antibiotics. From this discovery, Penicillin emerged and was used as medicine. Penicillin was, and still is, viewed by many as a miracle drug. Many other medicines and antibiotics are created using mold. In fact, any medicine that ends in “mycin” is derived from mold.

If it weren’t for mold and fungi, we wouldn’t have beer or bread. Yeast is used in fermentation and is also used to make bread rise in the oven. Many of the unique cheeses in the world are enhanced by using different strains of mold to add flavor. Blue cheese, for example, is enhanced with Penicillium mold which is what gives it its spotty, veiny look as well as its unique smell and taste.

While mold has been found to be extremely useful for a number of reasons, people still don’t want it in their homes. It can cause problems indoors, especially if you are allergic to the mold. At Bridge Town Cleaning, we’re a mold remediation company that also offers Oregon dry ice blasting of indoor mold. If you have a mold problem and you want it gone forever, give Bridge Town Cleaning a call for a free estimate.

Institute of Cleaning and Restoration Certification

For more than 40 years, the Institute of Inspection of Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has been internationally recognized as an expert industry voice and resource for the cleaning, inspection and restoration industries. The IICRC acts as an independent certification body, and works to set and promote high standards and ethics for the industry. The IICRC also functions to advance communication between industry specialists, as well as communication between consumers and certified technicians. They ensure that when a consumer hires an IICRC-Certified Firm or specialist, that consumer knows that the work will be done professionally and in accordance with the high standards of quality and ethics introduced by the IICRC.

The IICRC approves schools and instructors that teach and administer the Cleantrust certification programs. At these schools and institutions, students learn all about the standards of quality and ethics put forward by the IICRC, and once they have graduated from a certified school, they themselves become IICRC certified specialists. Currently, the IICRC has certified more than 6,000 firms around the world and also has certified more than 53,000 active technicians.

Bridgetown Carpet Cleaning is a highly rated Portland upholstery cleaning company and also an IICRC certified firm. We offer carpet cleaning services, water damage restoration, as well as mold remediation services. We use a truck mounted cleaning system that uses hot water and powerful suction to remove stains and grit from deep within carpet fibers without using harmful chemicals. Being IICRC certified also means that customers can expect high quality service and professionalism whenever they hire Bridgetown Carpet Cleaning, the best carpet cleaning company Portland, Oregon has to offer.

Post Winter Water Damage Restoration

Now that the wet winter months are over, water damage on your home or property can be a major concern. It is something where the earlier you can detect the problem and get it fixed, the better off you will be. If water damage goes left untreated, it will spread throughout your home, causing major damage to the structure. Water damage can also be very hazardous to your health if allowed to spread.

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Typical causes of water damage may be a slowly leaking pipe that takes you a while to notice or something more obvious, like a burst water pipe. The severity of water damage and safety concerns can be gauged by the color of the water. If the water appears clear, then it likely does not carry any bacteria. When the water is more gray in appearance, then it is usually contaminated with chemicals and bacteria. Any water that appears black is very bad, as that means it is full of harmful bacteria and chemicals.

Water damage that happens over time is usually more troubling as it is difficult to notice and has more time to develop mold or fungus. When mold or fungus is created, your family’s health can be at risk. Serious health problems can stem from mold or fungus including skin rashes, asthma, chronic cough, headaches, and difficulty breathing.

When you notice water damage of any kind, be sure to have an experienced professional come in and repair it. If you don’t and it is improperly repaired it is likely that the damage will have more time to spread and cost you more in the long run. Contact us to see how we can help with your water damage restoration needs.

Water Damage? Don’t Wait!


Water Damage? Don’t wait, call a professional right away!

The rainy season has officially started! We saw that today, not only by looking outside and working in the rain but also by the number of water damage calls we received. One of the most important things about treating a water intrusion, is to get to it fast and not let it sit and leach into everything it can. Water is very good at traveling through materials and getting into very hard to reach places. Bridge Town Restoration offers 24 hour emergency response services for this exact reason.

As water gets into your home or office, it starts to leach into the walls, floorboards, cabinets and into what ever else it comes in contact with. The faster you call someone for help. the faster we can get that water out with out it creeping into the structural boards, flooring, drywall or trim pieces. Tossing towels in it or using a regular shop vac is NOT ENOUGH to treat the water intrusion. The longer the water sits around, the longer and more expensive is the drying treatment. In most cases, if the water damage is not treated with in 24 hours some items will be damaged beyond repair. After 72 hours mold will begin to grow and the mold remediation process is even more intrusive, expensive and time consuming compared to treating the problem right away.

If you have water coming into your home or office, please DO NOT WAIT to call a professional. Bridge Town Restoration is available 24/7 so do not hesitate to call even if it is in the middle of the night.

Dry Ice Blasting Portland,OR

Bridge Town Restoration and Carpet Cleaning is proud to offer a new service for our customers. As of this week, we are going to be offering Dry Ice Blasting services in the Greater Portland Area. We are one of the only companies in the Portland Metro Area to offer this service.

Dry Ice Blasting is a green alternative to using toxic chemicals and harsh and abrasive mediums. Dry ice blasting is strong enough to strip pain of a car but at the same time, can be used to take mold off of wood with out damaging the wood.
Mold Remediation is one of the most popular uses for dry ice. The ice freezes the mold on contact and by expanding to 30 times its size, it blasts the mold off the wood. Since the dry ice is just frozen CO2, it quickly evaporates, leaving barely any mess to clean up.
Some of the other uses for this blasting medium are:

Graffiti Removal
Mold Remediation
Industrial Cleaning
Electrical Cleaning
Pain Removal
Fire Damage Restoration
Oil, tar build up
Food Service Industry

For more information and before and after pictures, please visit:
http://www.bridgetowncleaning.com/dry-ice-blasting-portland-or/

Commercial Carpet Cleaning Service

Commercial Carpet Cleaning 

As a business owner, the last thing you want is for your customers to walk in and notice the stains on the floor, the musky smell of old spills and the overall dirty brown look of your carpets. This is especially noticeable  in the summer months when there is more natural light and higher humidity.

 

Bridge Town Carpet Cleaning offers regularly scheduled commercial carpet cleaning to our Portland carpet cleaning customers. Ask about our package deals and monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly and bi annual carpet cleaning packages.

Regular maintenance is important but since not every business can do routine cleanings every 3-6 months, Bridge Town Carpet Cleaning offers a deep clean with Scotchgard and Fresh Wave De-Odorizer. These de-odorizers attack and eliminate the source of the odor and leave a nice fresh scent.

At Bridge Town Carpet Cleaning, we understand that your business can not take the day off for a carpet cleaning.   This is why we work on the weekends, in the evenings and in some cases in the middle of the night, so you never miss a minute of business.  We are avaliable 24/7 so do not hesitate to call at any time.

Contact Bridge Town Carpet Cleaning for an estimate and ask about our specials for Commercial Carpet Cleaning Portland.  Call 503-816-8585

 

 

Clean Trust, IICRC Certification

Bridge Town Carpet Cleaning has officially been certified by the Clean Trust and Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.  This is an important step, many times over looked by carpet cleaning companies.

Bridge Town Carpet Cleaning LLC offers premium carpet cleaning services in the Portland Metro area and recieving this certification helps Bridge Town Carpet Cleaning’s employees offer the highest quality work for a reasonable fee.  Our experienced carpet cleaning technicians learn new things everyday and going through the IICRC certification class was one of the most informative and helpful ways to learn all about the latest techniques, products and equipment.

Bridge Town Carpet Cleaning looks forward to applying the new knowledge and techniques learned during this course to get your home or business looking the best it can.

Our company is dedicated to continuing education in the field and providing the best possible services for an affordable rate.  Give us a call for a free estimate.  We look forward to your business!

Red Wine Removal Tips

How to Remove Red Wine Stains

Everyone that drinks wine has, at one point, spilled some on their shirt, pants, dress or even on that nice white carpet.  Although it looks scary, it is not the end of the road for that article of clothing or carpet.  There are several ways to get that stain out with out too much trouble.

One of the most important things that you can do is not waste any time.  The sooner you can get the stain removed, the less likely it will leave a mark on your clothing or carpet.  If you are lucky enough to get to the spill quickly, here are some useful tips for removing wet red wine stains:

Removing WET red wine stains:

Blot the spot with a dry towel to extract as much of the liquid as possible.  Do not rub at the carpet because that can damage the fibers and cause more problems.

Once you have removed as much as possible of the stain by blotting, grab a towel and make a quick cleaning solution.  Some, on the go, cleaning solutions can include; hydrogen peroxide and soap. (dish soap is fine), warm water and vinegar, carpet cleaning shampoo., club soda and dish soap.  If none of those are available, hot water can work as well but might not remove the stain all the way.

(*if using hydrogen peroxide, make sure to follow it up with plenty of rinse/water to avoid bleaching.  Also test on small spot before applying to large area)

Spray or pour your cleaning solution on the spot.  Blot up with the towel until the stain comes up.  Repeat this step as much as needed or until no more progress is noticeable.

If you get to the stain fast enough, it should come out with the help of the cleaning solutions and the methods described.

Removing DRY red wine stains:

Dry red wine stains are much harder to remove.  There are a few common methods that can be tried to help get rid of the stain.  Here are a few ways to treat the dry wine stain.

Pour club soda over the stain.  After soaking the stain in club soda, mix baking soda and water into a paste like solution.  Apply this solution to the effected area.  Massage the paste into the fabric gently.

Leave the solution on the stain for a few hours.  Continue to add water to the stain to keep it wet.  After an hour or two clean the spot either with a carpet cleaning machine or hot water and towel until it is dry.

If that does not work, there are several products that can help you with removal of reed wine stains.  These products include:

Oxy Clean: http://www.oxiclean.com

Wine Away: http://www.wineaway.com/

Look for other helpful tips soon on the Bridge Town Carpet Cleaning website.