Act Fast When You Have Flooded Carpet

Imagine this… you walk down into your basement and step into a few inches of water!! Now what??!


Even before you call your insurance company, call us at 801-750-2928.  We are water cleanup specialists throughout Northern Utah, available 24 hours/day for emergency service. We will respond quickly and utilize our fast-drying techniques in order to prevent further damage. Here are the steps we take when we arrive at your home:

  1. We assess the situation in order to determine what our priority should be.  We take note of any possible damage.
  2. Drying process begins including removing standing water, surgical demolition, and placing high-powered drying equipment.
  3. Adjust equipment, take readings, and continue with any necessary demolition.
  4. Clean up. In most cases, we have a 3 day drying guarantee!
  5. Prepare and plan for repairs.

The faster you act and start this process, the better chance that less damage will occur in your home.  We are IICRC certified, applying techniques that make certain your life can get back to normal quickly.

Safe, non-toxic products are a mainstay of our business at Pure Cleaning with carpet cleaning and damage restoration.  We use eco friendly chemicals that are safe around pets and children.

At Pure Cleaning, we strive to keep our prices low and our quality high. We care about each of our clients and delivering superior results.  We back this up with a 100% money back guarantee!


15 Ways to Prevent Water Damage this Spring

We had a very SNOWY winter this year in Utah!  While the temperatures start to rise, flooding can become a significant (and expensive!) issue for many Utah homes, basements, and office buildings.

Prevention is essential this time of year as the snow melts from our majestic mountains and we accumulate more rain water.   However, if you already have water damage, please call us right away to clear away the water and fix the damage.  Call or text 801-750-2928.


15 Ways to Prevent Water Damage this Spring

  1. Clean out your gutters & downspouts.
  2. Remove Ice Dams before water leak occurs.  Rake snow off with a long-handled aluminum roof rake or fill pantyhose with calcium chloride ice melter and add to roof so it crosses the ice dam and gutter.
  3. Ensure water is running at least 6 feet away from the house.  Consider an underground drain pipe or French drain.
  4. Install a sump pump that automatically pumps water out from the basement and keeps water from rising.
  5. Make sure your ground doesn’t slope towards home.  The dirt should be at least 6 inches higher at base of home above the first 10 feet in all directions.
  6. Seal any gaps or cracks in the walls, floors, foundations and windows of entire house.  Use polyurethane caulk or hydraulic cement.
  7. Replace any missing roof shingles.
  8. Waterproof interior basement walls with silicate-based concrete sealers, concrete coatings, waterproofing paint or plastic panels.
  9. Watch your water bill.  If your bill peaks higher than usual, you may have a potential leak in the pipes hidden behind walls and floors.
  10. Install an automatic emergency generator to help during potential blackouts.
  11. Use a drain snake instead of the unclogging chemicals.  These chemicals can eat away at your pipes and create future problems.
  12. Check appliances regularly & upgrade washing machine hoses.
  13. Be careful where you add trees & plants that may have invasive roots.
  14. Add porous pavement around house to help absorb rainwater and melting snow.
  15. Make sure your drainage systems and plumbing are working properly.

If flooding does occur in your home or office, contact a water damage professional immediately.  For safety reasons, don’t come into contact with the floodwater.  Call us at Pure Cleaning & Restoration services for water damage removal and repair services at 801-750-2928.


Avoid SCARY Home Damage this Winter

Winter is coming….

Here are some ways to avoid SCARY damage to your home this winter!  At Pure Cleaning & Restoration, we repair many homes each winter that could’ve been prevented.  We hope this list helps prevent damage to your home for the cold months to come.

  • Stow away your lawnmower.  Add fuel stabilizer to keep gas from deteriorating the internal engine parts.  Make sure to run mower for 5 minutes so stabilizer can reach carburetor.
  • Turn off outside water.  Detach all hoses, drain them, and store for winter.
  • Drain sprinkler system.  Turn off water at main valve and automatic controller.  Open drain valves to drain water from the system.  Remove, shake out, and replace sprinkler heads.
  • Clean out gutters.  Replace any damage gutters or downspouts.  Downspouts should aim at least 5 feet away from home to prevent water damage to foundation.
  • Inspect roof.  Check for any broken, damaged, or loose shingles.  Get replaced if needed.  Verify there isn’t any damage to flashing.
  • Caulk exterior of home.  Get a couple tubes of color-matching caulk and fill into any cracks around your home, paying attention to windows, door frames, and where pipes come in/out of home.
  • Get furnace serviced.  Replace filter every 3 months.
  • Check your fireplace.  Make sure damper opens/shuts and there are no obstructions.  Chimney should be cleaned out every couple years.


Have a safe winter!  Remember Pure Cleaning & Restoration if you do have any damage to your home.  Our professional restoration services are quick to respond and able to fix any damage.  Our technicians will treat your family with empathy and your home with great care.  801-750-2928


Top 7 Ways to Avoid Home Water Damage

Water Damage in your home can be very frustrating and costly.  We have helped many Utah residents with water damage restoration and have come across some top reasons that the damage occurred.  Here are the Top  7 Ways to Avoid Home Water Damage:

Broken pipes – Its a good idea to inspect all the pipes and hoses in your home.  Look for wear and tear that could bring damage soon.  Replace old pipes and hoses with PVC piping, metal braided washing machine lines, and copper pipes.  This will lower risk of water leaks or bursts.  Get a plumber or replace hoses on your own.

Accidents – There are many accidents that can happen ranging from overfilling the bathtub or a misuse of shower curtain.  Keep an eye on running water and kids using water.  Re-caulk shower/bathtub areas.

Broken/plugged toilets – Once per year, check your toilet for any worn or damaged materials.

Home Appliance leaks – Check the hoses of your home appliances including refrigerator water lines, dishwasher, laundry machine, and water heater.  Check hoses and if they look worn, replace them.  For dishwashers, look under sink to make sure hose connection is secure and then check base of dishwasher for any possible leaking.  Fridges with ice maker, check hose connection attached to water supply.  For sinks, re-caulk around sink.

Heavy Storms–  Even though we live in a “desert” climate in Utah, big rain storms happen and can cause flooding in basements or leaking through windows.  During/After a big storm, make sure to check basements for possible flooding.  Its important to get the water removed quickly to avoid significant damage.

Sewer back up –  Tree roots invading and clogging drain lines can cause sewer back up. Buy a sport “enzyme” drain treatment that can be flushed on a monthly basis during Spring and Summer months when tree roots grow most prolifically.

Sprinkler lines – Check all sprinkler heads for possible malfuntions, inspect spigot /house bib on side of home, watch sprinklers run to make sure water is spreading evenly, make sure no area of lawn is extra soggy/watered as that area may have a sprinkler leak.


If water damage does occur, give us a call at Pure Cleaning & Restoration.  We utilize fast-dry techniques to quickly clean up the mess to prevent mold growth, and get your home or office back to normal as quickly as possible. Contacting us as soon as the water damage is discovered is very important, because fast cleanup minimizes the long-term damage from the water. We will use tools to detect unseen moisture, which will insure to properly dry all affected areas. Once we begin the cleanup process, we will focus on extracting the water to prevent the water from spreading. We will also setup high powered air movers that are used to dry out the area.

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