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How Our Professional Business Cleaning Tackles Dust in your Waseca, MN Office

November 15th, 2018 · No Comments

Business cleaning, when done correctly, is an easy way to maximize the potential of your professional environment. Even if you stay on top of your business cleaning, however, it’s nearly impossible to completely prevent a little dust buildup here and there around your Waseca, MN office space. This isn’t a testament to poor cleaning habits as much as it’s a realization of how persistent dust can truly be. The professional business cleaning team at ServiceMaster of Mankato knows that dust can be a real pain for business leaders trying to keep a clean work environment, and we’re dedicated to keeping dust at bay in even the most susceptible offices.

 

Everyone in the world of professional cleaning is familiar with dust. It may go by different names or come in slightly different forms, but dust isn’t exactly a mysterious substance in the grand scheme of earthly phenomena. However, if asked to explain what exactly dust is made of, a complete answer becomes complex. Dust is, in most ways, a product of its own environment. It may be made of fabric fibers, paper particulates, skin cells, hair, pollen, and beyond. And perhaps most importantly, it’s all around us.

 

By its nature, dust is a regular occurrence in every single business on the planet. Even if you wipe down the desks and counter tops on a daily basis, you’ll still likely encounter at least a thin layer of dust in all the nooks and crannies. In some spots it’s to be expected, but letting it accumulate can lead to some irritating side effects among employees and consumers alike. It can cause allergies, asthma flare ups, frequent nasal and eye irritation, and if left alone too long, can impact the satisfaction of both your staff and customers.

 

If your Waseca, MN business isn’t getting the dust-free professional cleaning it deserves, ServiceMaster of Mankato has what you seek. Business cleaning, when done well, is about keeping your place of work in its top form regardless of any mitigating factors. For business cleaning information please call us at (507) 835-4799 for a consultation or additional details today.

 

How Professional Window Cleaning Can Make Your Mankato, MN Business Truly Inviting

November 1st, 2018 · No Comments

Window cleaning is a task that can easily fall by the wayside for busy Mankato, MN businesses. Floors, counter surfaces, bathrooms, and kitchens may top the list as vital cleaning priorities, but with dingy, unkempt windows, no amount of cleaning can really make your business shine. ServiceMaster of Mankato’s commercial cleaning team wants your business to bring in the customers and keep them around with just a little bit of window TLC.

 

Natural light is an excellent way to improve the overall look of your offices while simultaneously improving employee morale. Customers and employees alike tend to notice if an office environment is dark, dusty, or otherwise uninviting, even if they don’t perceive it consciously. They may feel sleepy, eager to leave early, or just listless upon spending time in a dim or uninviting space. People have an inherent predisposition towards well-lit and warm environments, and with professional window cleaning and effective commercial cleaning for your offices, you can meet those needs.

 

Clean windows can also help reduce damage to the glass or structure of the windows. If no commercial cleaning takes place, dirt and grime can accumulate on the surface of your windows and lead to scratching or cracking. If the windows are especially large, this can turn into a costly replacement expense. Window cleaning can help preserve the integrity of your business’ windows for years to come.

 

Perhaps most importantly in the business world is the fact that clean windows show an attention to detail, a commitment to appearance, and convey a sense of professionalism. Window cleaning is often the cherry-on-top of a cleaning job well done, and customers always take notice of a work place well kept. If you’re hoping to convey a clean, fresh, professional atmosphere at your business, commercial cleaning with ServiceMaster of Mankato is your easy, speedy solution.

 

If your Mankato, MN business is looking for professional window cleaning services to pep up your looks, call us at (507) 388-6339 for more information or to discuss a window cleaning consultation today.

 

Commercial Cleaning Helps Against Prevent Costly Slips and Falls in St. Peter, MN, Businesses

October 29th, 2018 · No Comments

The high cost of slip and fall accidents in the workplace is something that all business owners worry about. Even a minor accident with an employee can mean days out of work, workers compensation claims, and a reduction of productivity overall. As serious and costly as these accidents may be, they can be even worse when a customer or client is involved. Even if you can successfully defend yourself against a legal claim, the poor press of a publicized incident is unwanted and can haunt and hurt your business.

Prevention of slips and falls is achieved by employing the deep cleaning methods, technologies, and commercial cleaning services ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca provides for many businesses in the St. Peter, MN area. The floors in many offices are porous, and over time, the buildup of grime can make them slippery. Simply mopping the floors just isn’t enough. The surface needs to receive a thorough and deep cleaning to ensure the flooring doesn’t become sticky or experience premature wear. Our patented Capture and Remove Cleaning® system, along with our green cleaning products, mean that dirt and grease aren’t just moved around on the floor – they’re completely and effectively removed. This leaves the floor brighter, cleaner, and much safer.

You can also take additional steps to help reduce slips and falls between commercial cleanings in the workplace:

  • Use slip-proof beveled mats that absorb moisture in entrance areas
  • Display “Wet Floor” signs on days when rain or snow may be carried into entryways, thoroughfares, and lobbies
  • Train your staff to cleanup spills immediately

 

There’s no way that any business owner can ensure that floors will always be slip-proof. By instituting a regular commercial cleaning regimen, however, many of these expensive accidents can be avoided. For all of your commercial cleaning needs in St. Peter, MN, contact us today!

 

ServiceMaster of Mankato Provides Janitorial Services for Healthcare Facilities in Mankato, MN

September 18th, 2018 · No Comments

Janitorial services serve a wide variety of industries and organizations like education, commercial buildings, and warehousing facilities.

Today, we’re going to discuss an industry with incredibly high standards for cleaning and share some common areas where attention to detail helps.

Healthcare has an obvious need for cleanliness. In some instances, it isn’t a stretch at all to say cleanliness is a matter of life or death.

ServiceMaster of Mankato works with the healthcare sector to provide the type of pristine environment required for both health and aesthetic reasons.

There are certain areas of healthcare facilities where janitorial services can provide a great deal of help:

  1. Exam rooms – These heavily trafficked areas need cleaning and maintenance quite often. Janitorial services can help reach commonly missed germ-accumulating areas of exam rooms like ceilings and work to mitigate any potential germ risks in other areas of these vital spaces.
  2. Waiting Rooms – Keeping a clean waiting room is important because it’s shared by individuals who are already ill. Contamination in these areas is high, so maintaining them properly can help those who are visiting your healthcare facility but aren’t ill. And, of course, you always want your waiting room or lobby to have a professional, welcoming, and inviting presence.
  3. Operating rooms – All of the aforementioned areas are vital, but janitorial services for operating rooms is critical. These rooms have to be germ-free, and a professional janitorial services company can help achieve that aim by utilizing special equipment and the efforts of trained technicians who understand the intricate level of detail required to clean these high-risk and susceptible areas.

 

If you own or manage a Mankato, MN healthcare facility and are looking for janitorial services solutions that gives you peace of mind, excellent quality, and above-standard-requirement results, please contact us today at (507) 388-6339.

 

Homes with Kids and Pets Need Special Upholstery Cleaning in Waseca, MN

September 5th, 2018 · No Comments

Babies and “fur babies.” We love them! But they can sure take a toll on our home furnishings! When you consider how much money you spent on your soft furnishings for your Waseca, MN, home, doesn’t it just make sense to keep them clean and protected? ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca can help keep your upholstery clean and free of dirt, stains, allergens, and even pests with our professional upholstery cleaning services.

Try as you may to keep the worst offenders such as staining foods and mud off your couch, sticky fingers and dirty paws can work against you. Even just normal day-to-day foot traffic can bring in all sorts of dirt and undesirable debris, and any of it, unfortunately, can end up on your couch or other upholstered furnishing. Once there it works its way into the fibers, causing the fabric to look dingy and worn. A professional upholstery cleaning can extract the grime and leave your furnishings looking new again.

If you have specialty upholstery or antique furnishings, our technicians can assess and apply the required cleaning methods for them. We can pretreat and spot clean if necessary as well. We can even clean certain textiles that are found in window treatments! Don’t confuse our services with the DIY grocery store cleaning machines you can rent and their special cleaning chemicals. Those devices and products can’t begin to touch our state-of-the-art methods for cleaning and extraction, and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing a trained and experienced technician took care of the cleaning for you.

Why spend your money on replacing the furniture in your Waseca, MN, home when you can maintain it with upholstery cleaning that costs much less? You’ll be able to keep your furniture looking fresh and clean and guarantee your beloved family members, relatives, and friends are sitting on thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized upholstery. For the best in upholstery cleaning services, contact the professionals at ServiceMaster Mankato/Waseca at (507) 835-4799 to schedule your cleaning today!

 

Tips to Keep Minor Leaks from Turning into Major Water Damage Catastrophes in Mankato, MN

August 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Sometimes small problems can become larger ones. Oftentimes, those problems could’ve been avoided had they been addressed right away. If you ignore them, those problems become so large you have no choice but to deal with them.

Today, we’re going to share some strategies to keep small problems from leading to large water damage catastrophes.

Leaks, when dealt with appropriately, are usually nothing more than a minor nuisance. If you discover leaks at your Mankato, MN business, address them right away.

To correct a leak, you need to spot it. To spot it, you need to know the common areas and signs where leaks might be occurring, such as:

  • Pipe joints or P-traps underneath sinks
  • Around appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters
  • Supply lines to appliances
  • Supply line connections
  • Damaged toilet tank flappers
  • Drains producing foul odors, indicating a sewer leak
  • Warped and discolored flooring
  • Stained walls and ceilings below bathrooms

If you notice signs of leaks, you must decide whether it’s a simple repair you can fix or one you should work with a professional to address. There are also areas where you can shut off the water supply prior to a professional arriving to mitigate more damage and avoid a water damage catastrophe. These include:

  • Sinks
  • Dishwashers
  • Toilets
  • Refrigerators
  • Washing machines

If you discover what appears to be significant water damage, especially the type that leads to mold growth, please contact us immediately and we’ll be on the scene within a short few hours to mitigate the damage.

While you wait for us to arrive you can attempt to mop up and remove excess water from your Mankato, MN business (if it appears safe). You can also take photos to document any severe damage for your insurer to take note of.

From minor water damage nuisances to water damage catastrophes, the first and foremost important step will always be the same – pick up the phone and dial (507) 388-6339 and let us handle your issue immediately.

 

5 Things About Water Damage Mankato, MN Homeowners Need to Know

August 13th, 2018 · No Comments

It’s important to be an informed consumer, especially if you’re a homeowner. You want to make sure you’re prepared for any and every situation. Today, we’re going to share some information you need to know about water damage restoration to help you make the best decisions in both the present and the future.

 

  1. Location – Water damage often occurs in areas of your home you inhabit the least, such as attics and basements, where it can lead to undetected mold growth. It’s important to routinely check these areas and contact a damage restoration professional if you notice any signs or irregularities
  2. Season – Water damage occurs in different ways that are often dependent on the weather. During winter months it can be caused by burst pipes and ice dams. During this time of year clogged rain gutters and poor water-routing systems in your home can lead to buildup and subsequent damage when heavy rainfall occurs.
  3. Prevention – There are certain measures you can take to avoid the need for damage restoration in the first place such as cleaning your rain gutters, having your pipes checked regularly (at least once per year), taking time to check all areas of your home that are susceptible to water damage, and even giving us a call just to check on potential causes.
  4. Insurance – It’s important to know which types of water damage is covered by your insurer and how you’ll work with your insurer in the event you need professional restoration. If  restoration is necessary, make sure to document the damage as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
  5. Time – The moment you suspect you’re having water damage issues is the moment you should contact the professionals at ServiceMaster of Mankato. Each minute counts when it comes to mitigating damage.

 

At ServiceMaster of Mankato, we strive to give you the best information when it comes to both preventing and handling water damage. Your home is your prized possession and we’ve dedicated our business to keeping homes in the Mankato, MN area safe for years. Contact us today for immediate help!

 

 

Work with ServiceMaster of Mankato this Summer for Post Construction Cleaning Services

July 31st, 2018 · No Comments

Summer is here, and each season provides different benefits. Not only does summer provide the opportunity for fun outdoor activities in your personal life, it also provides a perfect opportunity for an important business activity.

Are you planning a construction project this summer or already have one underway? When the project is complete, consider post construction cleaning services by ServiceMaster of Mankato, MN.

As you know (or will soon find out), construction projects, from home renovations and remodeling to constructing entire buildings, can be a cumbersome process involving many moving parts.

You’ll possibly work with an architect, project manager, builder, the crew, lawyers, the city of Mankato, and many other parties involved on construction projects. Regardless of the type of project, you’ll have a lot on your plate.

From start to finish, you’ll exert energy in doing your part to keep the project on track and communicating with others. By the end of the project you’ll be happy but also relieved that the project is over.

With construction jobs, however, the project isn’t over after the construction itself is complete. Someone has to cleanup the debris and remnants that come with construction, which is where post construction cleaning comes in.

Let’s describe the process and outcome as simply as possible.

Instead of rolling up your own sleeves or asking employees, family members, or friends to help you with post construction cleaning, call a trust company like ServiceMaster of Mankato to handle the job for you. We’ll arrive on the scene, quickly asses the cleaning needs, and make your home, building, or property look immaculate.

While we perform post construction cleaning, you can prepare for what lies next after the job is complete, whether that’s prepping for your grand opening or inviting guests to a housewarming party.

You’ve done your part in starting the project and working others all the way through it.

Hand the baton to us at the finish line and we’ll handle the rest.

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

 

Situations That Benefit From Post-Construction Cleanup in Mankato, MN

July 12th, 2018 · No Comments

Spring is a time for new beginnings. It’s often when people plan fun events, give their home a fresh spring cleaning, and feel rejuvenated due to the new season.

 

It’s also a key time for many situations that require the need for post construction cleanup in the Mankato, MN area.

 

Post-construction cleanup has many benefits and applications. We’re going to explore many of those in today’s post.

 

If any of the following situations apply to you, consider post-construction cleanup:

 

Home building – If you’re building a new home in the Mankato, MN area, be sure to ask your developer if they’ll provide post-construction cleanup. Often, this task may not be handled, meaning you’ll either have to roll up your sleeves to do it yourself or work with a reputable company to do it for you. Which scenario sounds like more fun?

 

Grand opening – Grand openings for new businesses usually have many moving parts interacting with each other at the last minute. Cleaning is one of the tasks saved for the end but is absolutely necessary for providing a great impression to new visitors. The same options for handling post construction cleanup apply.

 

Remodeling – Remodeling can help increase the value of your home and give you a sense of freshness you haven’t experienced in a while. Of course, you won’t feel that sense of freshness until everything is cleaned up! Why not kick back and relax while someone handles post-construction cleanup for you.

 

We’ve hinted at the benefits above, but just so you’re fully aware, here are some of the many benefits of post-construction cleanup services:

 

Time – From chasing around the kids and dealing with contractors to operating business deals while working with a construction crew for your new building, people of all walks of life know the value of time. With so much going on in an already busy life, why add to it post-construction cleanup? Time is money, which means saving it by working with a professional can provide value.

 

Energy – After time, energy is your most valuable resource. Like time, it shouldn’t be spent needlessly. Post construction cleanup requires diligence and elbow grease. You’ve already spent a great deal of energy planning the construction process in the first place. Hand the baton to ServiceMaster of Mankato to complete the final stretch.

 

Headaches – Raise your hand if you want more stress in your life. We put headaches below the first two items because the first two have a direct relationship with it. Less time and energy equal more stress and headaches. Give yourself the peace of mind you deserve by working with a professional.

 

Once your project is complete, pick up the phone and call (507) 388-6339.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upholstery Cleaning Services Provide Great Benefits to People With Allergies in Mankato, MN

July 5th, 2018 · No Comments

If you suffer from allergies, you know what to expect this upcoming spring. You’ll have bouts of reactions, cycle through the usual remedies, and find some degree of relief but ultimately end up with a little agitation as well.

 

What if there was a way to add an extra allergy-reducing element to these techniques you usually use this time of year?

 

If you knew just how much dirt, debris, and dust accumulated on your furniture, we suspect you’d be calling an upholstery cleaning services company the minute a faint hint of spring arrived. The accumulation happens subtly and slowly. You don’t see the particles accumulating in real time, and while you know there might be an allergy-inducing element to your furniture, perhaps it’s not as top-of-mind like some of the other ‘usual suspects.’

 

Well, now that you’re here, let us be clear. If you don’t use upholstery cleaning services on a routine basis during the spring and summer months, you’re missing out on a service that can greatly improve your environment and your health.

 

We understand your situation. These months can be some of the most fun and busiest times of the year. Perhaps you’ve been meaning to give upholstery cleaning services a try, but you simply haven’t gotten around to it.

 

Now is your chance to break the cycle of forgetfulness and procrastination.

 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

 

Our team will arrive at your Mankato, MN home equipped with state of the art upholstery cleaning equipment and the expertise needed to extract harmful particles from the deepest recesses of your furniture, eliminate stains, and revitalize the fabric of your upholstery.

 

You will experience the benefit of reduced allergy irritation and you’ll have an immaculate set of furniture that helps create a warm and friendly environment at your Mankato, MN home.

 

There are benefits on top of benefits, and we don’t want you to miss out.

 

Pick up the phone and call (507) 388-6339 today.