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3 Questions Homeowners in St. Peter MN Have About Home Cleaning Services

April 12th, 2018 · No Comments

If you’ve never used residential cleaning services, you might have questions such as:

  • Why spend money on residential cleaning services when I can clean my own home?
  •  What’s the difference between using a professional and a do-it-yourself approach?
  •  How do I choose the right residential cleaning services company?

Today, the professionals at ServiceMaster of Mankato will answer these questions, and more.
As a homeowner in St. Peter, MN, you have to make smart financial decisions for yourself and your
family.

By the end of this post, you’ll see the many benefits of residential cleaning services and realize it’s an
investment you can trust.

Money

Let’s address the elephant in the room – why spend money on a professional to do something you can do
on your own?

To answer that question, we have a few of our own. Why do you go to Starbucks when you can make
your own coffee? Why go to the car wash when you can simply wash your car at home?

You rely on others for services like these when you want convenience, quality, and the comfort of not
having to do the task yourself. Your home is your prized possession, however, and you might feel so
responsible for it that having someone else tend to it doesn’t seem right.

It’s time to change your perspective. Your home, while valuable, doesn’t need to be your sole
responsibility. You can treat it like many situations in your life and let a professional handle it for you from
time to time.

In addition to convenience, you’ll also get a refreshing level of quality.

Let the Pros Help

When was the last time you thoroughly cleaned your entire home, used high-quality machinery and
cleaning solutions on your carpets, upholstery, and fabric surfaces, and cleaned and/or refinished your
hardwood floors? Let’s be honest; that’s a lot of tedious, hard work for a homeowner to do on their own.

The difference between professional home cleaning services and a do-it- yourself approach is the level of
cleaning provided on a routine basis. By using our team of trained technicians to get the job done both
thoroughly and routinely, you won’t have to rely on willpower or elbow grease.

To choose the right home cleaning services company, look for one that provides quality work, quality
content for its customers, and has a quality track record within the St. Peter, MN community.

We check the boxes on all three fronts, and our work and reputation are well known in the community.

We also provide quality content through our blogs to help educate customers and assist them in making
the right decisions.

You’ve made it to the end of this post, so you must agree with us on the last point, right?

Here’s what you do next. Pick up the phone and call (507) 388-6339 to schedule an appointment. We
look forward to your call, and we guarantee you’ll be exceptionally satisfied with the services we provide
and the work we perform.

 

How Waseca, MN Businesses Should Decide Whether Cleaning Services is Right for Them

March 30th, 2018 · No Comments

As a consumer of any product, either for personal or business use, you must be able to justify the investment. With every dollar spent, those dollars have to “say no” to other potential services.

Making the investment in cleaning services is no different. Today we’re going to talk about the benefits of and alternatives to cleaning services to help you make the best decision for your Waseca, MN business.

The Alternatives to Cleaning Services

Regardless of whether or not you hire professionals to perform cleaning services, having a clean business is important for a number of reasons.

Your business leaves a lasting impression on visitors, customers, vendors, and anyone else who steps inside. What kind of impression do you want to leave? We’re sure you want others to see your business the same way you do; a professional company with excellent service.

To maintain that impression, you could handle the cleaning all on your own and rely on your employees to do the work, but keep the following in mind:

  • A dedicated staff will provide better cleaning services – You and your employees have other tasks to tend to other than cleaning. This makes it difficult to provide the level of cleaning a professional can provide simply because you have other responsibilities
  • Cleaning takes time – While your employees are performing their cleaning chores, they’re using time that should be spent on growing business and improving profits
  • Equipment – ServiceMaster of Mankato has a staff of trained technicians who utilize top-of-the-line cleaning equipment for tasks like carpet and upholstery cleaning. For you to provide this level of cleaning, you’d have to purchase or rent equipment plus buy the required cleaning products. This can cost more than working with a professional when you consider equipment, products, and employee time involved

Keeping all the above in mind, professional cleaning services are your best choice.

Working with a team of experienced cleaning professionals means having one of the tasks needed for your business taken care of on auto-pilot, and everyone in the organization can work in a focused manner in an environment that will help them thrive while they’re working.

Yes, there’s an investment required, but like any good investment, this one will pay dividends by giving your business the stellar impression it deserves in the Waseca, MN community.

To learn more about our cleaning services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (507) 835-4799 today.

 

Why Janitorial Services Work for Small, Medium, and Large Organizations in Waseca, MN

March 12th, 2018 · No Comments

If you’re a business owner or decision-making manager at a Waseca, MN business or organization, consider working with the expert janitorial services staff at ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca, MN.

Janitorial services aren’t a one size fits all solution and it’s important to know how to customize these services for your business.

Today, we’ll discuss the different frequencies of janitorial services and discuss the many services it entails.

Daily Services

Daily janitorial services provide the peace of mind in knowing you’ll literally never have to think or worry about the cleanliness of your Waseca, MN business. Investing in daily services is a wise choice because having full-time janitorial services allow the business to operate knowing one important task will always be covered.

Daily services are recommended for larger organizations and buildings. They’re also necessary for certain types of organizations like schools, malls, and hospitals.

If you’re in search of a janitorial services company to provide daily services, you have high standards for service. This isn’t a task left to an unreliable and unprofessional organization.

Our years of experience and depth of knowledge make us a go-to company for daily janitorial services.

Weekly Services

Weekly services are also another option for organizations and businesses that may not have as much foot traffic or as many employees and visitors. If you want to maintain a consistent appearance for your Waseca, MN business, weekly janitorial services will get the job done.

Monthly Services

Monthly services are also an option for businesses that may not need frequent janitorial services. For example, a small office suite with less than a dozen employees doesn’t need a janitorial staff to be at the office daily. Weekly services may still be a viable option in this case, but monthly services will work great as well.

In these types of offices, employees are responsible for their work areas and there aren’t large amounts of flooring and space to cover. Still, a monthly deep cleaning lends towards the professional and immaculate look all businesses strive for.

The Full Range of Janitorial Services

If you’re wondering about all of the different services included in janitorial services, take a look at the following list:

  • Carpet cleaning – Carpet cleaning has a two-fold benefit of keeping your carpets clean and also extending their life through the care provided to their fabric
  • Hard surface floor cleaning – The same benefits of an immaculate appearance apply to hard surface floor cleaning, but there’s also a safety benefit involved. Hard surface floor cleaning can make your floors less slippery, thus preventing injury
  • Kitchen/rest room cleaning and restocking – Both these areas are highly frequented and highly susceptible to germs and contamination. Having a janitorial services crew available helps manage these two important areas
  • Sanitization programs – With the winter season and its accompanying outbreak of colds and the flu, proper sanitization is crucial for improving the health of the environment at your Waseca, MN, business
  • Waste removal – For larger organizations, routine waste removal is necessary as well as having a janitorial staff. Still, smaller organizations can benefit from routine waste removal services

These are just a handful of services and benefits you’ll receive if you work with us. Choosing the right company is no easy decision, but we’re confident our knowledge, expertise, and reputation in the community will make working with us a no brainer. Here’s what you should do next: pick up the phone, dial (507) 835-4799, and talk with our representatives to discuss our services.

 

The Full Range of Services Involved in Commercial Cleaning for Mankato, MN Business Owners

March 5th, 2018 · No Comments

As a Mankato, MN, business owner, you want to make sure every service you use for your business provides maximum return on investment in terms of quality. You want the services you use to be thorough and cover every base.

Commercial cleaning services is an excellent service to maintain professionalism at your business and save time by letting a professional handle work you’d otherwise pass on to employees or have to do yourself.

Today, we’re going to explore the different areas we address with our full-service commercial cleaning.

Flooring

The flooring at your Mankato, MN business is important for a variety of reasons.

First, there’s the impression it leaves on customers or potential clients. Compare the business reputation of a company with pristine, fresh, and inviting flooring with one containing stains that look worn and dingy.

Second, with hard flooring, commercial cleaning can add a safety benefit. Certain types of hard flooring become hazardous when dust or other materials accumulate. Many companies require employees to wear split resistant shoes to avoid accidents. While those types of companies likely have a cleaning protocol in place, commercial cleaning adds another layer of protection for employees.

We even provide full refinishing services to revitalize the look of your hard flooring!

Office Space

Your office space environment can affect employee’s moods, health, and even their productivity. A clean office is crucial for health reasons, especially during cold and flu season. Also, a decluttered and clean environment lends toward clear and positive mental states.

Upholstery

The appearance of your furniture is another aspect of your Mankato, MN business that speaks to your reputation and professionalism. We offer upholstery cleaning services as part of our commercial cleaning program. In large commercial buildings with lots of furniture dispersed throughout the building, commercial cleaning provides a cost-saving benefit. Rather than having to replace your furniture down the line—at great cost—you can affordably clean and maintain it to extend its life and keep it looking showroom floor quality.

Windows

At ServiceMaster of Mankato, we believe in attention to detail when it comes to commercial cleaning services. An often-overlooked area of your building is your windows. You want to make sure you have your windows regularly cleaned for both customers and employees to enjoy a crystal-clear view of their outside surroundings.

By now you should be able to see the true impact of the full range of services provided by commercial cleaning. Here’s what you do next. Pick up the phone, call (507) 388-6339 and schedule an appointment today!

 

Add Commercial Cleaning Services for Your St. Peter, MN Business to Your List of New Year’s Resolutions

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

We’ve made it to 2018.

This is the time of year when we all reflect on what occurred last year, what we plan to change, and how we can follow through with making those improvements.

We usually create New Year’s resolutions for ourselves as individuals. Why not create New Year’s resolutions for our businesses?

Your resolutions for your St. Peter, MN business can include revenue growth, customer retention, and increasing your reach through marketing. Consider, however, adding regular commercial cleaning services to that list. Why should you add cleaning to a list of business goals? Because having a clean building is a business goal!

Commercial Cleaning Services from ServiceMaster of Mankato Helps Your St. Peter, MN Maintain its Professionalism

 There are many benefits to having a clean and professional appearance at your St. Peter, MN business.

First, you want to make a positive impression on your visitors, especially if they’re new clients. If your building has a less-than-stellar appearance it can quickly create a bad impression and negatively impact your business.

Second, your employees will feel more confident and professional themselves if you utilize regular commercial cleaning services. Our environment has an impact on our behavior. Studies have repeatedly shown that when employees work in a positive and appealing environment they’re generally happier and far more productive.

On top of boosting your building’s reputation, commercial cleaning provides practical benefits like keeping your office clean and reducing germs during the cold and flu season.

Consider taking advantage of commercial cleaning services this year as part of your overall strategy to improve your life and businesses.

Our Resolution

 At ServiceMaster of Mankato, we’re always looking for ways to improve our relationships with customers like you because we appreciate your awareness of the power of commercial cleaning services.

Of course, we appreciate it because it provides us business, but we also appreciate it because it shows that smart business owners in the St. Peter, MN area value some of the same things we do, like professionalism and routine maintenance.

How do we improve on our work from last year? We double-down on what works.

This year we’ll continue to teach our employees the best practices of our industry, provide you with a number of resources to help you make smart decisions for your business, and find ways to make great deals for you so you can enjoy the benefits of our services at an affordable price.

Most importantly, we’ll always strive to make sure your individual experience working with our company is as positive as possible.

To schedule an appointment, please contact us today at (507) 388-6339.

 

2 Quick Fire Safety Tips to Avoid the Need for Fire Damage Services in Mankato, MN

February 9th, 2018 · No Comments

The professional disaster restoration experts at ServiceMaster of Mankato want to wish you happy holidays this year.

We also want to wish you safe holidays.

Come Christmas time, we see elaborate displays both in and outside of the home. It’s important to make sure you’re not putting your Mankato, MN, home at risk with unsafe holiday decorating practices.

Keep the following fire safety tips in mind to avoid the need for fire damage services.

  1. Be Careful with Electricity

Unfortunately, this scenario occurs in thousands of homes across the United States every year.

A homeowner wants to create a huge, beautiful outdoor lighting display. There aren’t enough electrical outlets for all the decorations, inflatable figures, and countless strings of lights, so they plug in a power strip and plug another power strip into the plugged-in power strip.

On the surface, this looks like something you shouldn’t do, but think about it…who thinks a disaster will happen to them? Nobody. It’s a little risky, sure, but everything will work out fine. The saying “better safe than sorry” is popular for a reason. Why take chances and run the risk?

Either find additional outlets to plug in appliances and decorations, or use fewer decorations. Don’t overload the electrical system under any circumstances. 

  1. Discard Your Tree

It’s January, 2018. As usual, you’re tired from the holiday hoopla. You hosted family on Thanksgiving, went Black Friday shopping, set up decorations, wrapped gifts, and cleaned up after all the events.

Your Christmas tree is still standing in the living room long after Christmas, but the tree now looks more brown than green, the needles are quite dry and brittle, and they’re dropping like crazy. “No worries,” you keep telling yourself…you’ll get rid of the tree soon.

Dry Christmas trees are extremely flammable. If you wait too long, you run the risk of needing serious fire damage services in the future.

Yes, you’ve exerted quite a bit of effort this holiday season, but make the last push and get rid of your tree to protect your Mankato, MN, home.

Hopefully, taking these safety precautions will help you avoid the need for fire damage services.

If, however, you have the unfortunate experience of having a fire occur at your home, call us immediately at (507) 388-6339 and we’ll be there to help as soon as possible.

 

Fire Damage Restoration Can Keep Unexpected Fires From Ruining Holiday Season in Mankato, MN

January 16th, 2018 · No Comments

Thanksgiving just passed, and Christmas is right around the corner. We’re in the midst of, what most people consider, the best few months of the year.

We spend the year with friends and family and look forward to tackling new goals.

Unfortunately, disasters like fires don’t hit the ‘pause’ button during the holidays.

If your home does happen to suffer from a fire, put your Mankato, MN, home in the hands of a capable fire damage restoration company to bring your home back to its pre-loss state as much as possible.

Important Items to Remember When You Need Fire Damage Restoration

 As long as everyone around you is safe and unaffected by the fire, there’s a lot to be grateful for. If this rings true for you, keep that in mind while the fire damage restoration process occurs.

If you realize your possessions, even your most prized ones like your Mankato, MN, home, are just things, it’ll give you perspective when some of those things are lost.

When you put your home in the hands of fire damage restoration professionals, you can rest assured knowing everything that can be salvaged and restored will be salvaged and restored.

Let us handle the ‘dirty work.’ Make plans to stay elsewhere, ideally in the company of close family or friends, while we completely restore your home.

The Process 

Our team will comb through your home to provide a thorough assessment of your home ensuring no detail is left out. After the assessment, we get right to work restoring your walls, surfaces, items, and providing structural repairs when needed. Lastly, our team doesn’t leave the property until we’re 100 percent confident that the job is finished.

Contact the Professionals at ServiceMaster of Mankato When You’re in Need 

We sincerely hope our fire damage restoration services aren’t needed, especially during holiday season, but history tells us they will be. With that in mind, we’re always prepared.

If you’re in need of fire damage restoration services, contact us immediately at (507) 388-6339.

Within a few short hours, a team of trained experts will be at your residence, ready to provide the most efficient and effective services possible.

 

Why We’re the Water Damage Company to Choose in Mankato, MN

December 19th, 2017 · No Comments

If you’re in need of a water damage company, you have an important decision to make.

Your Mankato, MN, home is one of the most valuable assets you have.

You must choose a company you’re sure will care for it with the fullest extent of effort and resources available.

How do you know which company to trust? In the end, all companies will say they do great work, but you’ll be able to tell which ones walk the walk because you’re a smart person.

Why do we say you’re smart? Well, you’re reading a blog post about water damage companies. We’d say that’s someone who’s going the extra mile to be informed. That being said, here’s why we think you should choose us if you need the services of a water damage company.

Full-Service Water Damage Restoration

We wanted to create a service that covers every possible aspect of water damage. Our service offerings include the following:

  • Water Extraction – This includes a pre and post-inspection process to ensure not even a drop of water damage remains
  • Structural Drying – Water damage affects the walls just as much as flooring
  • Floor Drying (wood, carpet and vinyl) – We made sure to cover all floor types
  • Rug Cleaning – We take what seems unsalvageable and make it look brand new again
  • Upholstery Cleaning – Furniture usually takes deep extraction and cleaning to remedy, which is why we use top of the line machinery
  • Mold Inspection – Mold inspection is vital because water damage can quickly turn to mold
  • Mold Remediation – We use scientifically tested measures to identify and remove mold from the home
  • Content Cleaning – Any item in your Mankato, MN, home is eligible for water damage restoration
  • Antimicrobial Treatment – It’s important to go the extra mile when disinfecting the entire home after restoration

The full breadth of our service offerings alone should show why we’re the water damage company to choose, but there are other measures you can look at too.

We commit ourselves to the education of our staff and our consumers, which is why we have strict learning standards for staff and a large body of education for consumers through our blog.

We’re committed to developing an ironclad reputation in the community. This means no shortcuts, ever.

We also focus on creating affordable services—visit our coupon section to see our deals!

Hopefully, you know by now that we’re the water damage company to choose. Your next step? Pick up the phone and dial (507) 388-6399 if you’re in need.

 

Why You Should Consider Carpet Cleaning Instead of Carpet Replacement for Your Mankato, MN, Home

December 4th, 2017 · No Comments

You’ve had enough. You’re fed up. You’re sick of looking at them.

You see them as you walk up the stairs and reach the landing. You see them in the corner of your eye while you walk through your living room. When you wake up in the morning, you spot them a few feet from where you rest.

What do you see? You see stains.

Stains accumulate slowly. You have one accidental spill at Thanksgiving here and one toddler incident there. You try your best to maintain your carpets appearance by using spot stain remover, vacuum powder, and perhaps even a rented carpet-cleaning machine.

Ultimately, your efforts are in vain. You reach a point where you can’t look in any direction of your Mankato, MN, home without seeing a stain.

“That’s it,” you tell yourself. It’s time to replace your carpets.

Or Is It?

 If it seems like your carpets have reached the point of no return, it’s because you haven’t utilized the services of a professional carpet cleaning company like ServiceMaster of Mankato!

If you had, you’d realize it’s almost never too late to restore your carpets back to their former glory with deep carpet cleaning services only the pros can provide.

Our 3-step process ensures your carpet will essentially look brand new:

  1. Assessment and spot treatment – We’ll assess your carpet to find problem areas and tough stains. Afterward, we’ll use our proprietary spot-treating solution to chemically dismantle the particles tough stains are comprised of. We use a solution you can’t find over the counter!
  2. Thorough deep carpet cleaning – Our machines are built to reach deep into the fibers of your carpets; areas that go untouched by the vast majority of vacuums and carpet cleaning machinery.
  3. Post inspection – After your carpet dries, we’ll review every inch of fabric to ensure your carpet is immaculate. This service also includes post-treatment of those same pre-treated stains to eradicate them for good.

Of course, buying brand new carpet would be an upgrade, but considering the amount spent, you can receive just as much—if not more—value from professional carpet cleaning.

Consider giving your carpet a second chance before you part with it. To learn more about professional carpet cleaning in Mankato, MN, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (507) 388-6339.

 

Carpet Cleaning Services for the Holidays in Mankato, MN, by ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca

November 21st, 2017 · No Comments

The holidays for many people mean more friends and family stopping by to visit your Mankato, MN, home.  With more foot traffic in your home it may seem counter-intuitive to have your carpets cleaned before people arrive, but there are some great reasons to do it now rather than later!

Lingering Smells

Living in our homes day in and day out desensitizes us to smells that may linger in our homes and in our carpets. Musty smells, grease, kid or pet odor may be something you’ve just gotten used to, but guests will detect them.  Why let the smells of delicious cooking compete with that? A thorough carpet cleaning will remove the offending smells.

Kids at play

If you’ve got a houseful, chances are you’ve got kids there too. Kids sitting on floors playing with new presents and toys, babies crawling on the floor, toddlers walking and falling, you get the picture. ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca will come in and evaluate the high traffic areas and specially treat those parts of the carpet that children may frequent. You won’t have to worry about the kids crawling around on floors that are dirty and grimy.

Stain Prevention
With more people in the house, more holiday cheer is consumed!  When food and drink is spilled on an already dirty carpet the dirt and grime make it more difficult to lift the sticky substances off the fibers of the carpet. A professional carpet cleaning service scheduled several times a year not only keeps your carpets looking great, it extends the life of your carpet.

Our highly-trained technicians will:

  • Inspect your carpets and evaluate the areas that most need attention.
  • Pre-treat any spots and stains
  • Apply the specialized carpet cleaning solution to loosen dirt and debris
  • Thoroughly rinse your carpets using hot water with commercial-grade equipment
  • Conduct an inspection to post-treat any stains that remain
  • Groom your carpets for quick drying and a uniform appearance
  • Perform a final walkthrough to guarantee your satisfaction

ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca’s trained technicians have been helping people in the greater Mankato, MN, area ring in the holidays with cleaner carpets! We do both residential as well as commercial carpet cleaning services and would be happy to talk to you more about your needs in your home as well as your office to make the season a bit brighter with cleaner carpets!