Top 5 Reasons to Clean your Air Ducts

Have you had your air ducts cleaned? Have you wondered if its worth it? EVERYONE should get their air ducts cleaned! It’s even more important to get your air ducts cleaned if anyone has health conditions, new to move in, or your house has had disaster cleanup from mold, fire, smoke, or water damage.

Here are the Top 5 Reasons to Clean your Air Ducts


  1. Cleaner Home Environment – Removing the dust and contaminants out of your home’s ductwork, including the registers and diffusers, improves the air quality inside of your house.  It will reduce the dust circulating in the air, making it more hygienic.
  2. Reduces Allergens & Irritants – Air ducts can contain harmful pollutants and micro-organisms including mildew, pet dander, bacteria, pollen, mold spores, and other toxins. This is especially important to people living with respiratory conditions such as asthma or allergies and for homes that have experienced disasters such as water, smoke, mold, or fire damage.
  3. Better Smells – Cleaning your ductwork may decrease offensive odors. This may be very important when you first move in to a home.
  4. Breathe Easier – Accumulated dust circulating the home can trigger more sneezing and coughing, even for healthy individuals, along with other sinus congestion issues.  Who wouldn’t want to breathe cleaner air?
  5. Save Money on your Energy Bill – Increased air flow through your AC ducting increases your air conditioner efficiency, potentially saving you 25-40% on your energy bill!

At Pure Cleaning & Restoration, we offer quality cleaning for your air ducts and dryer vents. Call us at 801-750-2928 to schedule.

Top 8 Carpet Cleaning MYTHS

As carpet cleaners, we have the privilege to meet thousands of people from our local communities and transform the entire look of their home from our quality efforts.  We hear many, MANY carpet cleaning questions and myths along the way, some a bit wilder than others!!  We have gathered those into our list of the Top 8 Carpet Cleaning Myths.


Carpet Cleaning Myth 1:

My carpet cleaning machine is as good as calling a professional

FALSE.  Most of these home-based carpet cleaning machines can do more harm than good.  While they may do a great job releasing water into your carpet or even removing a couple stains, they don’t have the force necessary to EXTRACT the water out of the carpet to keep your carpet from growing mold, mildew, and bacteria. Also these machines tend to use harsh chemicals to clean carpet, whereas at Pure Cleaning, we only use chemicals that are safe for your family and environment. Its best to leave the carpet cleaning to the professionals.

Carpet Cleaning Myth 2:

My carpet is only a year old so it doesn’t need to be cleaned.

FALSE.  A year is a long time to gather dirt, dust, and bacteria! If you wait until you see the dirt in your carpet, then its probably already damaged.  The dirt that is deep down in the fibers is what harms the carpet, which can’t be removed by a vacuum cleaner.

Carpet Cleaning Myth 3:

Carpet deodorizers keep my carpet clean & fresh

FALSE.  Carpet deodorizers actually cause harm to your carpet and more dust in your home.  Its nearly impossible to vacuum up all the particles, leaving these particles to get on your family and in the air.

Carpet Cleaning Myth 4:

All carpet cleaners are the same, so I just go with the cheapest deal.

FALSE. Not all carpet cleaners are the same!! In carpet cleaning, there are 2 different types of companies.  There are the companies offering the lowest prices to get as much business as possible. In order to keep their costs down, they typically hire inexperienced technicians using sub-standard equipment that isn’t properly maintained.  The proper equipment to get your carpets cleaned RIGHT costs tens of thousands of dollars.  Their equipment and technicians may not be able to remove the excess water from your carpet. They may not know how to properly remove stains, leaving sticky residue behind.  The cheapest company may not use PURE and safe cleaning products in order to keep costs low.  You can be assured that at Pure Cleaning & Restoration, we are the 2nd type of company.  We focus on QUALITY and amazing results that will keep you calling us for years to come.

Carpet Cleaning Myth 5:

You should only get your carpets cleaned once per year.

FALSE.  While our Restorative Carpet Cleaning Method may only be needed once (or twice) per year, we also offer our Low-Moisture Cleaning Method which is perfect to maintain your carpet especially in the high traffic areas.

Carpet Cleaning Myth 6:

Cleaning my carpets will make them get dirtier faster!

FALSE.  If you hire a high quality professional, like Pure Carpet Cleaning, this wouldn’t happen because we don’t use harmful agents to clean your carpet AND we don’t leave sticky residue and soil behind.

Carpet Cleaning Myth 7:

If carpet doesn’t look dirty, I don’t need to clean it

Yes you still should get your carpets professionally cleaned every 6-12 months. The dirt may be hidden well in your carpet, but it still acts as an abrasive which will deteriorate your carpet’s fiber and color.

Carpet Cleaning Myth 8:

Waiting as long as possible for carpet cleaning can save me money.

FALSE.  While it may seem like you are saving money on getting your carpet cleaned, you are also decreasing the lifespan of your carpet.  Carpet cleaning may be costly, but new carpet is VERY expensive!  Its important to protect your investment.  Additionally, avoiding carpet cleaning can add more pollutants and bacteria in your home, risking the health of those living in your home especially if you live with allergy sufferers and people with asthma and other health-related issues.


At Pure Cleaning & Restoration, we offer the highest quality in carpet cleaning, tile/grout cleaning, upholstery, rugs, hard flooring, air ducts, windows, and we provide 24/7 damage restoration services. We’d love the opportunity to show you the PURE cleaning difference!  Call us at 801-750-2928 to schedule.

4th of July Fireworks Safety in Utah

While celebrating this 4th of July, keep your family safe with these fireworks safety rules and tips! Let’s all enjoy our nation’s holiday while following a few simple guidelines.

Make sure to check HERE for Fireworks Restricted Areas in Utah this year. Please share this with Utah locals especially due to the threat of fires.

  • Obey all local laws regarding use of fireworks
  • Keep a bucket of water and charged hose nearby
  • Don’t light fireworks in windy conditions
  • Be aware of over-hanging trees
  • Only light fireworks in a clear OUTSIDE area, away from any homes or vehicles
  • Know your fireworks, read all labels
  • Wear safety glasses when lighting fireworks
  • Adult supervision, never leave children unattended with fireworks
  • Make sure children stay a safe distance away from fireworks
  • Light one firework at a time and move away quickly
  • Don’t relight a “dud” firework, wait 20 minutes then put in bucket of water
  • Don’t carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot from glass/metal containers
  • Don’t experiment with homemade fireworks
  • When done, dispose of fireworks by putting them in water and then in a metal garbage can AWAY from the home or any combustible materials until the next day

Extra Safety Tips:

19% of fireworks injuries in 2015 were due to SPARKLERS. They burn at 2000 degrees!! Use extreme caution and adult supervision if you decide to light sparklers.

Keep pets inside. Not only do the noises scare them, but its difficult to keep them a safe distance away from fireworks.


Have a fun and SAFE 4th of July this year! If you do have any fire or water damage, call us for our emergency remediation services at 801-750-2928.  We are available 24/7 for emergencies.


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!


Spring Cleaning Hacks

As you tackle your Spring Cleaning projects, we’d like to give you some Spring Cleaning Hacks to help speed along the process for you! Keep Pure Cleaning & Restoration in mind to professionally clean your carpets, tile/grout, hardwoods, air vents, upholstery, rugs, windows, and for our cleanup/restoration services from water, fire, mold, or storms.

Enjoy this list of cleaning hacks!


Clean Window Tracks by adding baking soda into the dirtiest areas, then pour some vinegar. Let sit about 10 minutes. Scrub with a toothbrush and wipe off!

Get Rid of Soap Scum with halved grapefruit and salt. Scrub.

Dust hard to reach places by attaching microfiber cloths around a broom with a rubber band.

Keep Toilet Brush fresh by pouring a bit of Pine-Sol to the bottom of the holder.

Remove hard water deposits from shower head pouring distilled white vinegar into plastic bag then cover shower head with bag by securing it with a rubber band.  Let it soak at least a couple hours, then wipe away deposits.

Deep Clean your mattress with baking soda, essential oil and a vacuum.  Add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil to baking soda then sprinkle on mattress and let sit for at least an hour.  Vacuum thoroughly.

Clean Oven Glass using baking soda and water. Let sit and then scrub.

Clean floor vent covers by adding them into the dishwasher for a cycle.

Disinfect sponge by adding to microwave for 30 seconds.

Disinfect sponge by adding to microwave for 30 seconds.

Shine your stainless steel with a soft cloth and some rubbing alcohol.

Clean cloudy glasses with vinegar and a paper towel.




Our Carpet Cleaning “hack” is our restorative carpet cleaning – to make your carpets look like new, give us a call at 801-750-2928.

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We use Eco-friendly Products

At Pure Cleaning & Restoration, we use Eco-friendly products for our business and also in our every day lives. We breathe, eat, drink, & clean the natural lifestyle each day.

Our family has struggled with many health challenges including asthma, cancer, & multiple allergies. We spent many years searching for answers. Doctors, hospitals, books, clinics, holistic therapies, alternative options, organic foods, and the searching continued.  Now, we eat differently, drink PURE water, keep a clean home free of toxins and allergens, and have eliminated cleaning with harmful products.

Good news! These changes have made a difference in our lives! We all started feeling better, including our kids.  This wasn’t enough.  We needed to do MORE.  We began to educate others. Teaching others how to eat better, drink better, clean better…

That wasn’t enough either! We wanted to make more of a difference in our community!

Our business had to feature these same eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products as well.  Today, Pure Cleaning & Restoration has powerful cleaning products that not only provide quality cleaning, but are safe, non-toxic, and natural!

Our carpet cleaning reduces allergens like pet dander, mold spores and bacteria.  Air duct cleaning removes dust and allergens from vents, improving the air we breathe. Tile and grout cleaning eliminates the dirt and bacteria deep in the floor.  Our window cleaning improves home air quality by reducing dust and dirt.  Our damage restoration services include mold cleanup and removal, which can cause multiple health problems if not removed properly.

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The products we use are safe and non-toxic, using a special blend of food grade carbonates and an organic citric acid, producing a superior clean with a neutral PH safe on all types of materials.  When our product is mixed with water, it releases millions of tiny effervescing bubbles that help lift soil and stains away from the carpet. The solution penetrates deep into the carpet fibers, latching onto dirt and grime which are then safely and effectively whisked away.

We also have our own soap-free Spot & Stain Remover that will dissolve the toughest spots and stains on carpets and upholstery. Formulated with all natural ingredients that will leave carpet & upholstery soft and fresh.

Our products won’t leave odors nor any sticky residue.

We hope that YOU can start living a healthier, cleaner lifestyle too! A clean, toxin-free environment at home is a great first step. Call us to schedule your carpet cleaning or other cleaning service. 801-750-2928

If you are interested in classes for cleaning eating and pure water, contact us here. We’d love to help!

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.


Restorative vs Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning

At Pure Cleaning, we provide customized care to get your carpets as clean as possible. During the inspection process, we will analyze the construction of the carpet, the soiled areas, and the condition of the carpet.  After the inspection, we create your customized cleaning plan and decide whether you need our Restorative Cleaning method or Low Moisture Cleaning method.  Many people ask us, what is the difference between your Restorative carpet cleaning and the Low Moisture carpet cleaning?  Let us break it down for you.


Our Restorative Carpet Cleaning (hot water extraction) begins with a dry soil removal using counter rotating brushes that loosens up the soil from the fibers in a gentle way before pre spraying. Then we will pre-spray and go over with our brush machine again to agitate the cleaning solution. Next, we begin hot water extracting using machinery that rotates and has the capability of going through more passes over the carpet than a regular wand. Using these machines allow us to use lower pressure which leaves your carpet less wet and insures that we pull out all of the soil. When we finish hot water extracting, we begin our bonnet cleaning that helps absorb any more soil and moisture. We place air movers to speed up the drying process and we finish off with grooming the carpet at the end.


Low moisture carpet cleaning is a basic maintenance cleaning to reduce traffic patterns, stains, and more.  Low moisture means we will remove the soil and particles from carpet so there is less friction to improve life of your carpet.  First, we remove particles and free dirt from the carpet area.   Then, we spray a safe cleaner (environmentally safe too) on the carpet which crystallizes and locks into the fibers.  Lastly, we clean it up with our brush pro system.  This is a quick service and is suggested every 2-3 months.


Low moisture cleaning is great to do 2-3 times before the restorative carpet cleaning.  Restorative cleaning is recommended every 12-18 months.   We are currently running a low-moisture carpet cleaning special!  Give us a call or text at 801-750-2928.



20 Things You Should CLEAN More

Here are 20 Things you should CLEAN more often in your home!  Many of these things get overlooked but can be essential in keeping your home clean and reducing allergens/bacteria for your family’s health.  Please feel free to SHARE this list to your friends & family!

  1. Wooden cutting boards: Try using salt & lemon to reduce odor.  Try not to use wooden cutting boards for raw meat.  Use anti-bacterial soap and scrub.
  2. Kitchen sponge: Don’t leave in sink, let air dry on counter or dish.  Wash with soap, replace every 2 weeks.  Or use a Norwex cleaning cloth that kills the bacteria due to the silver within the cloth and can be cleaned with very hot water.
  3. Walls/baseboards:  Wash down every few months
  4. Bathtub toys/ kids toys:  fill a bucket with warm water + 1/2 cup white vinegar and let soak in for 10 minutes then gently clean off with cloth or sponge.
  5. Under your oven:  pull out the bottom drawer, vacuum, and clean floor
  6. Refrigerator Condenser Coil:  Use vacuum attachment 1-2x per year
  7. Under your couch/chairs:  Move your couches & chairs and vacuum/clean carpet underneath.  Try to push away furniture when carpet cleaner comes.
  8. Your mop:  Detach & put in washing machine
  9. Light switches:  Use cloth with mild soap & warm water to wipe down.  If very dirty, remove plates and clean separately.
  10. Door knobs:  Wipe down with anti-bacterial soap & wet cloth
  11. Remote Control: Use Norwex cloth or Q-tips dipped in rubbing alcohol to get buttons
  12. Cell Phone: Clean daily with anti-bacterial cloth
  13. Your computer/laptop:  Dust weekly, use spray & cloth that is safe for screen, turn keyboard upside down & spray with condensed air can, clean sides of keys with Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol)
  14. Front door area:  Wipe down this whole area to remove dirt, cobwebs, and grime.
  15. Wooden chairs/ stools:  Wipe down the legs of the chairs and stools with a warm wash cloth + mild soap.
  16. Dishwasher:  run empty with a dishwasher-safe cup filled with white vinegar on the top rack.  Then run dishwasher again with a cup full of baking soda sprinkled on bottom of dishwasher and run with HOT water.
  17. Mattress:  Put 1 cup of baking soda in mason jar with 4 drops of lavender essential oil.  With kitchen strainer, sprinkle mixture directly to mattress.   Leave on there for an hour.  Then vacuum up with attachment.
  18. Bed Pillows:  Check cleaning instructions, clean in washing machine.
  19. Bathroom mats:  Clean in washing machine in HOT water along with a few towels then tumble dry low.
  20. CARPETS:  With all the foot traffic, dust, pets, & germs – the Carpets gather a huge amount of dirt & bacteria.  Get your carpets professionally cleaned to improve life of the carpet and for a better clean.  We would love if you used us at Pure Carpet Cleaning, give us a call at 801-750-2928.

Non-Toxic Products you can make to Clean your Home

There are so many cleaning products that you can buy at the store that are chalked FULL of harmful chemicals and toxins!  Some of the “green” products are advertised as safe, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) doesn’t require disclosure of all ingredients.

We have created a list of SAFE non-toxic products that YOU can make to clean your home!! Not only are they safe, but they are also very effective.

So get some empty spray bottles and start mixing!

Mirror Cleaner

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
    • Combine & mix in spray bottle. Spray & wipe with dry soft cloth.


  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Rust Remover

  • Saturate paper towels or rags with white vinegar and lay on top of fixtures.  Let sit for 15 minutes and then rub.  Rinse, and repeat if necessary.

Disinfecting Toilet Bowl Cleaner

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 10 drops tea tree oil
    • Combine ingredients directly into toilet, it will fizz.  Let sit for 5-15 minutes then scrub with toilet brush and flush.

Soap Scum Remover

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Borax
  • 2 cups hot water
    • Mix in spray bottle.  Shake and spray surfaces thoroughly.  Let sit up to 15 minutes and use Magic Eraser sponge to clean.  Rinse and wipe dry.

Oven Cleaner

  • Spray bottle with mixture of 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water
  • Coarse salt
  • Baking soda
    • Remove racks.  Spray entire oven with mixture.  Sprinkle baking soda all over then add thick layer of salt on top of baking soda.  Spray again with mixture.  Let sit overnight then scrub with sponge.  Spray again with mixture to help clean out then wipe with rags or paper towels.

Weed Killer

  • 1 gallon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup liquid dish soap
  • 1/4 cup salt
    • Mix then add into empty spray bottle

Kitchen & Bathroom Disinfectant

  • 20 drops lemon (citrus limon)
  • 20 drops orange (citrus sinensis)
  • 20 drops grapefruit (citrus paradisi)
    • Blend essential oils in 16oz spray bottle filled with 14oz water and 2oz white vinegar.  Spray freely and wipe with towel or sponge.  Make fresh every few weeks.

All-purpose cleaner

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 10 drops tea tree oil
    • Mix in spray bottle.  Kills bacteria and mold.  Don’t use on marble or travertine.

Silverware Cleaner for silver and stainless

  • Soak silverware in full strength white vinegar, rinse with water and dry

Souring Cleanser for pots/pans

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon dish soap
  • Add white vinegar to make paste

Wood cutting board sanitizer

  • Wipe with full strength white vinegar OR rub with cut lemon

Disposal freshener

  • Cut narrow lemon slices and grind up in disposal

Norwex Products

We use Norwex products in our home also because they are non-toxic, safe, and it makes cleaning so much faster!! We especially love the EnviroCloth, Window Cloth (say good-bye to window/mirror streaks!), Cleaning Paste, Laundry detergent, and the Mop Collection.  Click HERE to view products.

Cleanest, Healthiest Water

Find out how to produce the BEST drinking water (which can also be used for cleaning) on this website and watch their video to learn more.  Even bottled water has bad chemicals in it, from the plastic, that is harmful for our bodies.  Learn more HERE.


Also, keep in mind, we use non-toxic chemicals for our CARPET CLEANING as well!  Regular Carpet Cleaning keeps your home safer from toxins and bacteria along with making your carpets look beautiful!  Contact us to schedule your next carpet cleaning, 801-750-2928.