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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.

 

Your Only 3 Upholstery Cleaning Options in Mankato, MN (and Which One You Should Choose)

June 8th, 2018 · No Comments

Life is full of choices. Making the right choices provides a better future. When it comes to the way you treat your Mankato, MN home, the same rule applies. Today, we’re going to discuss your options when it comes to upholstery cleaning. We’re sure you will make the right decision.

 

Do Nothing

 

You could leave your upholstery the way it is without using any form of upholstery cleaning services. Will your furniture become ruined overnight if you choose this option? No. Over time, however, your upholstery will wear, debris will accumulate, and you’ll end up with furniture that needs to be replaced.

 

Had you opted for regular upholstery cleaning services, this fate could’ve been postponed very far into the future, or it could be avoided altogether.

 

Most situations cross the ‘point of no return’ slowly. You don’t eat one cheeseburger and get heart disease or smoke one cigarette and instantly get cancer. Often, by the time you realize the situation is dire the risks have already accumulated. Although not nearly as dire, of course, you’re faced with a similar situation when it comes to your upholstery.

 

What’s your best bet? Do something about your upholstery before it’s too late, which brings us to option two.

 

Do It Yourself

 

Imagine the following scenario.

 

You notice your upholstery needs some sprucing up. You decide you’re going to do it yourself.

 

First, you give your upholstery a once over with the nozzle attached to your standard vacuum. It doesn’t do much.

 

You decide you’re going to take it a step further and do some deep upholstery cleaning with a rented machine. After jumping through a few hoops—finding a store that rents this equipment, filling out a bunch of forms, and hauling the machine to your car—you come home to finish the job.

 

You read the directions. They’re unclear. You don’t quite know how much solution you’re supposed to use. You push forward anyway.

 

It turns out you used too much cleaning solution. Now, you have to rinse twice.

 

In the end, your upholstery looks better, but it took time and elbow grease to get the job done.

 

Let Us Help

 

Your last option is choosing a professional company for quick and efficient upholstery cleaning.

 

With this option, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing your investment was worthwhile.

 

You’ll say “wow” to the finished product, realizing you saved your own time, sweat, and labor in the process.

 

In this scenario you simply give us a call, wait for us to arrive, and relax while your upholstery is brought back to life.

 

Doesn’t this sound like the most appealing option?

 

Here’s what you should do next. Pick up the phone and call (507) 388-6339 today and schedule an appointment for upholstery cleaning services in Mankato, MN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Solid Reasons Why Mankato, MN Homeowners Need Carpet Cleaning Services

May 24th, 2018 · No Comments

You’re a homeowner in Mankato, MN. You have decisions you need to make for your home on a daily basis. You make those decisions by answering the question—What reason do I have to do this?

In more overt cases, you do things like go to work because you have to provide for your family.

In subtler cases, you may make the decision to do something like buying an expensive coffee maker because it will save money over buying a tall latte at Starbucks every day.

Sometimes you make these decisions constantly. Other times you make them intuitively.

Our job, as a top provider of carpet cleaning services in Mankato, MN, is to provide sound reasons why our services are for you. That’s it. No need for fancy tricks. What we do is straightforward and effective. After reading this list of reasons why carpet cleaning services could be needed at your home, make the decision to work with us.

  • Lack of time – When you’ve had carpeting in your home for a while, you’ll inevitably want to give it a good cleaning from time to time. You see your carpet everyday and cleaning it is on your radar, but it gets lost in the shuffle because of all your other responsibilities. Instead of waiting until you have the time to clean your carpet, rely on a professional.
  • Long periods without cleaning – Why do you shower? Is it for ethical or moral reasons? No, you shower because your body accumulates substances that, if not dealt with, will be at most unpleasant for you and others, and at worse, pose an actual health risk. Obviously, your body and your home aren’t equivalent for analogy, but the point is to think of cleaning your carpet as a ‘must’ instead of a ‘should.’ Why must you clean your carpets periodically and keep dirt, debris, and grime from building up? A short list of reasons includes wear and tear, health risks (especially during allergy season), property value, replacement costs, and more. There are many practical and frankly imperative reasons why carpet cleaning services are necessary.
  • Events – If you have an important event coming up—an open house, a holiday party, or any other event where many people will attend—you want to make a good impression on your visitors. We saved this reason for last because it might be the most impactful one. Nobody wants to make a bad impression. Failing to utilize carpet cleaning services won’t guarantee you’ll make a bad impression by any means, but it does guarantee you haven’t made the maximum effort to make a good impression.

By now, the reasons for working with us to provide carpet cleaning services for your home should be clear. The next step should be even clearer, but we’ll say it anyway. Pick up the phone, call (507) 388-6339, and schedule your appointment today.

 

The Leading Causes of Carpet Stains and Discoloration and How Professional Carpet Cleaning in Waseca, MN Can Help

May 15th, 2018 · No Comments

Carpeting in all areas of the home is exposed to contaminants and stress on a daily basis. Whether it’s bacteria, debris, or foot traffic, there’s a lot that can cause damage to your carpets if they aren’t given the routine care they need. Taking the correct damage control precautions can make all the difference in preserving the longevity and quality of your carpeting. With ServiceMaster of Mankato & Waseca, you can count on our professional carpet cleaning in Waseca, MN, to keep your carpets looking better for much longer.

One of the most common problems we see in carpets, is damage from carpet stains and discoloration. The issue with common staining materials—other than the unattractive marks they leave on your carpet fibers—is their high acidity. The substances that stain carpets can also often burn and degrade carpet fibers.

The most common materials that stain and discolor carpeting include:

  1. Food: Frequently present around carpets, food and drink can cause severe problems if they come into contact with your carpet fibers. High acid foods like coffee, tea, wine, tomato-based foods, and sodas pose an additional danger, degrading the integrity of your carpet. A professional carpet cleaning can remove food particles and unsightly spots in virtually all of these cases
  2. Cleaning Products: While some cleaning solutions are designed for carpets and won’t negatively affect standard carpets, there are several cleaners that can burn and damage your carpet fibers, leaving behind discolored spots. Bleach and ammonia-based products will often be damaging to your carpets. Our carpet cleaning technicians use gentle, effective cleaning solutions that restore your carpet without harsh chemicals. We also use specialized cleaners for different types of carpets, such as synthetic versus natural fiber carpets
  3. Mold: In the right conditions, mold can thrive in carpet fibers. Because most mold colonies contain spores that can darken and stain your carpet fibers, these growths can leave your floors looking less than perfect. Fortunately, a professional carpet cleaning from ServiceMaster of Mankato & Waseca prevents mold from taking hold and removes any existing mold spores that have settled in your carpeting
  4. Foot Traffic: Unavoidable though it may be, consistent foot traffic on your carpets can lead to graying carpet fibers over time. However, with the care our carpet cleaning technicians can provide, that process can be slowed considerably when your carpet fibers are given the right care, professional cleaning, and grooming.

Discoloration and carpet stains may seem hard to avoid, but with the attention of a professional carpet cleaning crew, your carpet can stay safe from the majority of stain damage. For more information about professional carpet cleaning in Waseca, MN, contact ServiceMaster of Mankato & Waseca at (507) 835-4799 today!

 

3 Situations Where You Might Consider Professional Cleaning Services in Mankato, MN

May 3rd, 2018 · No Comments

Have you ever considered using professional cleaning services for your home or business?

 

ServiceMaster of Mankato has been serving the cleaning needs of home and business owners for years. If you’ve never used professional cleaning services, consider these situations where using it may apply.

 

Selling Your Home

If you’re looking to sell your home, you want to make it appealing to potential buyers. Of course, few people would attempt to sell their home by showing it to visitors without cleaning it. Utilizing professional residential cleaning services gives you an extra edge when attracting potential buyers.

 

When it comes to selling your home, details matter. Prospective buyers will likely visit multiple homes, so you’ll want to make the best impression for yours to sell. Also, the way your home looks could mean the difference between asking price and what it sells for. The atmosphere of your Mankato, MN home can give off subtle cues that can, in fact, dictate a better price.

 

Imagine a scenario where a visitor not only loves your home but also feels a certain vibe – freshness, warmth, invitational – and goes from interested to fervent. A fervent homebuyer might be inclined to spend a little more for their dream home.

 

Spring Cleaning

We spend a lot of time in our homes during winter. There aren’t as many activities to do when it’s cold out. Spending that much time in your home inevitably leads to a more cluttered environment. Add cold and flu conditions to the mix, and you’re looking at a home in desperate need of deep cleaning.

 

Spring is around the corner, which means your home is due for a thorough spring cleaning. This thorough cleaning will make your home a more suitable environment and create a fresh start to a new season, which is something many of us need after a long winter.

 

Why roll up your sleeves when you can utilize professional residential cleaning services to give your Mankato, MN home a new lease on life?

 

Grand Openings

There are few moments in business more enjoyable than a grand opening of a new location. If you’ve had a new building constructed, renovated, or simply rented an existing space, you’ll want to make it stand out and shine for the big day.

 

As a business owner, you want to make sure you’re spending time on your business instead of in your business. Why distract yourself with cleaning when you can use professional cleaning services to prepare your building for opening day?

 

These are just a few of many situations where professional residential cleaning is useful. If any of the above situations apply, or if you’re looking for routine cleaning services, contact us at (507) 388-6339 today.