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The Full Range of Services Provided by Our Commercial Cleaning Company in Mankato, MN

August 31st, 2017 · No Comments

When you hear the words commercial cleaning, what type of service do you expect? Sure, the words sound straight forward enough, but we’re sure you want to know the full range of services provided by a commercial cleaning company.

ServiceMaster of Mankato has been serving commercial businesses in the area for years. Our thorough process has ensured many business owners in the Mankato, MN, area have buildings or office spaces that impress visitors, make employees more comfortable, and even boost productivity with an upgraded environment.

Today we’re going to explain some of the different aspects of the services provided by a commercial cleaning company, plus we’ll share some reasons why we’re the company to work with.

Carpet Cleaning

 Visitors and potential clients will notice an unsightly carpet. For businesses with highly trafficked and carpeted areas, carpet cleaning is a must to help mitigate wear and tear, extend the life of the carpet, and maintain a pristine appearance.

As part of the services provided by our commercial cleaning company, carpet cleaning provides the foundation for a well-groomed building or office space.

Floor Cleaning

 We also provide floor cleaning for non-carpeted surfaces. Like carpets, the appearance of your floors matter. From tile to linoleum, you want your floors to have that bright and immaculate appearance. Floor cleaning also provides the benefit of increased safety.

Floors can get dusty and slippery—especially in warehouse settings—so you’ll want to combat against slips and falls by regularly removing dust, dirt, and debris from your floors. You could attempt to do this yourself or you could make the smart and efficient decision to work with a commercial cleaning company like ServiceMaster of Mankato, MN.

Wall and Window Cleaning

 Wall and window cleaning is especially important during non-winter months when insects, bugs, their webs, and other debris can accumulate on the outside of your windows. While the walls inside may not have to deal with Mother Nature, they still need regular cleaning to look their best.

Upholstery Cleaning

Your furniture has a way of accumulating lots of substances to the point the where damage gets severe before it’s even noticed. Take proactive measures with upholstery cleaning services. Our team of trained technicians and high-powered machinery achieve the goal of removing the deep-seated particles residing beneath the surface of your upholstered furniture.

The Full Package 

Combine all of these services together and what do you get?

You get an inviting ambiance, a fresh scent, and a sense of rejuvenation. When you’re in a clean room or building, you can feel and sense it.

The same can be said for the opposite scenario. Do you really want to turn off a potential client with the appearance of your building or office space? It sounds insignificant, but as a business owner you know the smallest of details can make all the difference.

ServiceMaster of Mankato is a company dedicated to one thing only—efficient, effective, and excellent service. We’re sure those values will shine brightly if you decide to work with us.

Pick up the phone and call (507) 388-6339 to schedule an appointment today!

 

3 Smart Questions Business Owners Should Ask Themselves About Commercial Cleaning Services in Mankato, MN

August 18th, 2017 · No Comments

You know commercial cleaning provides benefits, and you know it wouldn’t be a waste of money, per se, but you want to make sure your money is invested the right way at all times.

Why? Because that’s what a successful business owner does.

At ServiceMaster of Mankato, MN, we aim to make the decision to work with us a no brainer. If you decide commercial cleaning isn’t a priority, no sweat, but after this post, we believe you’ll come to see the positive benefits it provides.

A great business owner asks great questions because great questions will lead to answers that help them grow their business and earn more income. They ask themselves how to better serve their customers, how they can distinguish themselves from the competition, what problems their customers need to solve most, etc.

Use that inquisitive business owner brain of yours and ponder some answers to these questions when it comes to commercial cleaning.

Do You or Your Employees Want to Waste Time Cleaning?

 You must make a choice when it comes to keeping your business tidy. You can’t leave it looking a mess (at least, we strongly suggest you shouldn’t)—someone has to tend to it.

The options for tending to the cleaning needs of your business are:

  • Do it alone – You—the person who poured their blood sweat and tears into growing the business—can roll up your sleeves and do it yourself, just to save a few bucks. Along with all of the other responsibilities you have as a business owner, you can spend time keeping your facility clean.
  • Make your employees do it – You didn’t hire your employees to clean your office, facility, or building. Sure, you expect them to tend to their own workspace, but do you really want to use your most valuable assets to do something rote like cleaning?
  • Delegate – Smart business owners know what to delegate so that they can work on their business instead of in it. As a Mankato, MN, business owner, your time is best spent on activities that require brainpower, not cleaning. If working with a commercial cleaning services company saves dozens or hundreds of hours per year of productive time spent by you or your employees, isn’t it worth it to delegate?

Do You Believe Appearance Matters?

The brain works in mysterious ways.

Did you know that fast food restaurants and retail stores create color schemes to elicit emotions and feelings in their customers?

Did you know the placement of a button on a website can dramatically affect how many visitors click on it?

We’re sure you’re familiar with the subtle ways of the brain. After all, you’re in the business of getting people to like, trust, and spend their money with you. If that doesn’t require knowledge of humans, what does?

The appearance of your physical location matters and its appearance is something to pay attention to.

But like we said before, you don’t want to spend too much of your attention on it. Put your business in the hands of smart professionals to take care of it for you.

Are You an Action Taker?

Our guess is yes. Most people simply don’t have the inner fortitude and risk appetite to start a business, but you do.

You have to make snap decisions all the time—when an order falls through, when a client threatens to leave, or when a shift in the market affects your business.

Without quick thinking, businesses fold.

Why do we bring this up?

Well, because you’re here right now reading about commercial cleaning in Mankato, MN. With all of the big decisions you must make, there’s no need to spend more than a minute on this one.

It’s easy.

 Pick up the phone, call us at (507) 388-6339, and let us handle the rest.

 

4 Fire Prevention Tips that Can Save your Mankato, MN Home from Fire Damage Restoration

August 9th, 2017 · No Comments

Did you ever have a moment where you couldn’t believe you ignored a routine task and it meant you wasted time on something that could have been prevented? Unfortunately, when it comes to fire damage, forgetting a few simple tasks can spell more than an annoyance on time wasted. These tips can help prevent you from having to go through the stress of fire damage restoration after a home fire in your Mankato, MN, home.

  1. Check Your Smoke Alarms. There should be a smoke alarm in every room of your home; no exceptions. Test the alarm once a month on the first of the month. Doing it on the same day every month creates a habit, and just like you pay bills on certain days, you’ll soon be checking your smoke alarms without a reminder
  2. Clean the Lint Filter in Your Clothes Dryer. Every dryer load; every time. Don’t wait for lint to build up. Not only does it make your dryer less efficient, it’s also highly combustible. Make sure your dryer is properly vented, and never store household cleaning items near a clothes dryer
  3. Practice Kitchen Caution. Never leave a stove unattended, keep your workspace uncluttered, and be cautious of towels, potholders, and even blousy or loose clothing. Always have a working fire extinguisher in your kitchen, and check it every 3 to 4 months to be sure it’s fully charged
  4. Extension Cord Safety. Extension cords are meant to be a temporary fix, not a permanent solution, if a cord can’t reach an outlet. Don’t run extension cords under doorways or carpeting, and always use a cord that’s appropriately rated for the work it’s doing, especially for outdoor usage

ServiceMaster of Mankato provides fire damage restoration services including smoke damage, soot damage, and odor removal in Mankato, MN. Protect your home from unwanted damage! To learn more about our services, contact us at (507) 388-6339.

 

ServiceMaster of Mankato, MN is a Professional Fire Damage Restoration Company You can Trust

July 26th, 2017 · No Comments

When it comes to putting out a fire, you want your home to be under the care of the best firefighters available, because their work will help mitigate the damage to your Mankato, MN home as much as possible.

The same is true in the aftermath of a fire. You need a professional fire damage restoration company who can get the job done effectively and give you the best chance of completely restoring your home.

How do you choose the right fire damage restoration company?

There are many different criteria you can use to make your decision. Today, we’re going to share some reasons why ServiceMaster of Mankato is the right fire damage restoration company to choose in your time of need.

Knowledge of Complex Situations

Dealing with the aftermath of a fire increase in complexity with each passing hour. The longer you wait to work with a fire damage restoration company, the more difficult the damage is to deal with.

When you work with ServiceMaster of Mankato, you’re working with a company that arrives on the scene fast. Also, our staff is highly trained in the complex elements fire damage presents, such as the chemical nature of soot, treatment of different types of surfaces, and key areas of the home most susceptible to fire damage.

Understanding Care and Effective Communication

We know there’s more to fire damage than just the required restoration efforts. There are emotions involved. There can be confusion, panic, and dismay. During your most vulnerable time, you want to work with a company that understands the entirety of the situation and gives you reassurance the problem will be dealt with.

There can also be many moving parts regarding communication. You’ll need to work with insurers to make sure the damage is covered. We’ll work with you and your insurer to make sure every needed detail is expressed fully.

Attention to Detail

 Fire damage wreaks havoc in even the smallest areas of your home. Soot can travel through your ventilation system, deep into the fabric of your furniture, and onto surfaces needing delicate care to restore.

Our goal isn’t simply to repair the fire damage; we’ll ensure your Mankato, MN home is brought back to its full pre-loss state, meaning you get to live in your home as it was before the fire occurred.

ServiceMaster of Mankato has spent years building a solid reputation as a fire damage restoration company you can rely on.

When you’re in need of fire damage restoration, the next step is simple and clear. Immediately pick up the phone and call (507) 835-4799, and let us take care of the rest.

We’ll have your home restored in no time so you can get back to living your life.

 

The Water Damage Process Explained for Mankato, MN Homeowners

July 18th, 2017 · No Comments

When it comes to water damage restoration for your Mankato, MN home, two things are true:

  1. You want the water removed from your home and for the home to go back to normal.
  2. You want it to happen immediately.

If you’re ever in need of water damage restoration, we’ll be at your property in a few short hours to get the process started.

Today we wanted to share some details of the water damage restoration process to show you exactly how we’ll return your home to its pre-loss state.

The water damage restoration process goes as follows:

  • Assessment – First, we need to assess the property to come up with the right plan for the situation. We must carefully examine the property to decide which extraction methods and cleaning solution we’ll use. For example, quats (quaternary ammonium compounds) can be used as a disinfectant during water damage restoration. While effective, they must be used with the right complementary solutions as hard water and certain types of soap dilute their strength. In addition to assessing which type of solution we’ll use, the size, location, and severity of the water damage of your home can require different equipment. Fortunately, we have the tools and capability to handle essentially any type of water damage
  • Extraction and drying – Once the water is removed from the home, we can provide the proper drying and microbial solutions to rid your home of contaminants. We guarantee our machinery will remove all traces of water damage from your home. Water damage can also lead to additional issues such as air borne contaminants and mold growth, which is why we make sure to monitor these risks and treat them accordingly
  • Additional services (if needed) – The water damage at your Mankato, MN home may be so severe that structural repairs are needed. If you have upholstery in your home that needs restoring, we can perform that service as well
  • Post-assessment – We make certain your home is in its best possible condition before we leave. We double-check all problem areas and conduct inspections to make sure no lingering issues, such as mold, are occurring

We know how valuable your home is to you. We also know you’d never expect to have water damage at your home, but it happens. That’s where ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca comes in. We’re a family owned company with high standards and a dedication to customer service.

When we perform water damage restoration, we treat your home as if it were our own. We guarantee we’ll be prompt and do everything in our power to bring your home back to its pre-loss state.

If you need water damage restoration in Mankato, MN, please contact us as soon as possible at (507) 388-6339.

 

5 Simple Steps to Take If You Need Water Damage Repair in Waseca, MN

July 11th, 2017 · No Comments

Nobody wants to have the need for water damage repair at their Waseca, MN home, but if the situation occurs, you need to know what steps to take to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.

Fortunately, you have a company like ServiceMaster of Mankato on your side when the unexpected occurs.

Here are a few things we pride ourselves on:

  • Services 24/7, 365 days a year – Water damage doesn’t take holidays off. Neither do we.
  • Quick response services – We’ll be on your property a few short hours after the call
  • A wide range of services – Our water damage repair services include everything from upholstery cleaning services to structural drying.

Now that you know the kind of quality standards set by our company, let’s talk about the important steps you should take when water damage repair is necessary.

  1. Collect yourself – When the unexpected occurs, your first reaction may be to panic or stress. These emotions are normal, but remember that essentially all water damage issues have a solution, and you can trust your Waseca, MN home in the hands of professionals who know how to restore your property as fast as possible.
  2. Contact your insurance company – Depending on the source of water damage, your insurance may provide different coverage. Make sure to provide as thorough and detailed communication as possible to ensure maximum coverage. Follow all instructions from your insurer. If necessary, we’ll work with your insurer to provide an accurate account of the damage as well.
  3. Document the damage – It’s important to have your own documentation of any water damage. You can easily take pictures of the damage with your smart phone or digital camera for easy storage. Having detailed records will help for insurance purposes.
  4. Call ServiceMaster of Mankato – We’re the go-to company you can trust in Waseca, MN to provide efficient and affordable water damage repair services. Our staff of trained technicians will be on site in no time.
  5. Breathe a sigh of relief – Working with ServiceMaster of Mankato means you can let go and let the professionals handle the job for you. Very soon, your home will be restored and you’ll be able to move on with your life. There’s no need to be overcome with stress, panic, and worry when you know the situation will be taken care of.

We’re always here. Whether you’re browsing our blog archives to learn tips and tricks to avoid disasters like water damage and fire damage, or if you’re in need of services right now, our aim is helping you.

We’re proud to service the Waseca, MN community, and we’re only a call away. Whenever you’re in need, pick up the phone and dial (507) 835-4799.

 

 

Make the Smart Choice and Choose ServiceMaster of Mankato for Upholstery Cleaning Services in Mankato, MN

June 14th, 2017 · No Comments

When it comes to making smart decisions, you want to make sure you have a good reason to act. Being a human being by definition means you make tons of choices—even over the span of one day.

If you’re a homeowner in Mankato, MN, you likely have a few “balls to juggle,” so why should you invest in upholstery cleaning services for your home now?

When it comes to decision-making, we often focus most on what’s urgent and we’re often blindsided by the long-term effects of our decisions.

We pay our bills on time because we like having homes, electricity, and vehicles, but these decisions are easy to make because the direness of choosing not to do them is obvious. On the flip side, we often make many “small” choices that aren’t in our best interests because they don’t cost as much in the present.

For example, if you instantly gained 10 pounds each time you ate a cheeseburger or knew you’d get cancer the first time you smoked a cigarette, you’d avoid making those bad health decisions.

But in the real world, one cheeseburger won’t ruin your health and neither will one cigarette. However, as you know, these seemingly small choices add up. Time has an odd way of sneaking up on you, doesn’t it?

Why do we bring these examples up? We bring them up because although your furniture may not look completely worn and dingy today, putting off upholstery cleaning services has long-term consequences.

It starts with one little spill you were able to remove with a household cleaner (but still left a faint hint of the stain).

Your four-legged companion decided to make one seat on the couch his permanent lounging area.

Every summer, sunrays beam through the window, slowly and subtly diminishing the quality of your upholstery.

You’ve considered upholstery-cleaning services before, but you keep putting it off because you’ll “always have time.”

Until one day, you look at your furniture and find it in such bad condition you just want to get rid of it. You place it out on your yard and put a sign on it that says “free.”

You go to the furniture store, where they tell you there’s a “special deal” going on. Even with the discount, the new furniture you want is just outside of your price range. Not to worry, they have an “easy payment plan.”

You buy the furniture and you do enjoy it, because it’s new. But you can’t help but wonder—while the furniture company bleeds your bank account—if this could’ve all been avoided with a few routine upholstery cleaning sessions per year.

Oh well, maybe you’ll learn next time.

Of course, this is just a fictional tale. If you decide to take advantage of upholstery cleaning services now, you can avoid having to live out that story in real life.

We’re not saying you’ll never have to buy new furniture, but we are saying that the life of your current furniture can be extended. Making the investment now actually saves you in the future.

To learn more about upholstery cleaning services in Mankato, MN, please contact us at (507) 388-6339.

 

3 Reasons to Have Upholstery Cleaning Services Performed Sooner Rather Than Later at Your St. Peter, MN Home

May 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Upholstery cleaning services can make a difference in the look and feel of the furniture in your St. Peter, MN home.

On the other hand, it’s something you can put off because you might feel like you have more important things to deal with. Plus, summertime is around the corner, and you probably have fun activities to plan in addition to dealing with your daily responsibilities.

Maybe upholstery cleaning services is something you can put on the back burner until you have more time.

However, today we want to share some great reasons why now is the best time for upholstery cleaning services. We want to show you how simple and easy the process can be.

  • Sun exposure – Your upholstery can become worn due to sun exposure through the windows of your St. Peter, MN home. Sure, you could put off upholstery cleaning services this year, but that’ll mean another summer your furniture would have to endure without protection. Upholstery cleaning services extends the life of your furniture and gives it the protection it needs. If you have the service performed now, you can protect your furniture this summer along with the new seasons to come.
  • Fast and efficient services – Our team is available year-round, and we pride ourselves on providing prompt and quick services. Upholstery cleaning services doesn’t have to be an ordeal. It’s actually quite the opposite. Simply pick up the phone, give us a call, and schedule an appointment. We’ll show up to your home and provide upholstery cleaning services that’s so quick and efficient you’ll barely notice we were there. Then, you’ll get to enjoy the rest of your summer with beautiful looking furniture.
  • Prepare your home for entertainment – Summer is often a time to have family and friends over to your St. Peter, MN, home. While many of the activities you host may be outdoors, say at a barbecue, guests will still inevitably visit the inside of your home too. What do you want them to see? How do you want them to feel? Don’t you want them to feel welcomed into an inviting atmosphere? Upholstery cleaning services makes your home a welcome area for guests. If you have the service performed now, you’ll be in a prime position to host and entertain this summer.

Don’t put it off. We know life is busy, but a few minutes of time now plus a few short hours of service time can make the difference for your home this summer. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (507) 835-4799.

 

DIY Carpet Cleaning vs. Professional Carpet Cleaning – A Tale of Two Mankato, MN Homeowners

May 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Have you finished your spring cleaning yet at your Mankato, MN home?

If not, you might be thinking of a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach when it comes to cleaning your carpets this year.

Does a DIY approach have some benefits? Sure, but professional carpet cleaning can make a world of difference plus save you time and money in the process.

Allow us to paint a picture for you to help you decide whether a DIY approach or professional carpet cleaning is right for you.

A Day in the Life of a DIY Carpet Cleaner

You head to the store to buy some carpet cleaning products. You buy the powder cleaner that you vacuum to help your carpet smell fresh and you also buy some spot stain remover because you have some problem areas on your carpet that need addressing too.

You get home and you’re ready to go. You apply the powder first, let it sit, then come back to vacuum it. You go over the carpet several times and it picks most of the powder up, but it seems like there’s still a bit of residue left over. You go over the carpet again and again, but a small bit of residue remains. “No worries,” you say to yourself. At least the carpet is fresher than it was previously.

Now it’s time for the spot stain remover. There are four serious problem areas on your carpet. The spot stain remover handles two of them well. The second to last stain gives you some trouble, but you’re able to get rid of it for the most part. It’s still visible, technically, but it’s in the corner of the room where shade usually hits the floor through the window, so it’s okay.

The last stain, however, is a handful and then some. No matter what you do, the stain won’t come out. Your reservoir of elbow grease has run out.

You’re not one to give up easily, though. You’re already tired from the first round of cleaning, but you’re determined to give your Mankato, MN home the fresh spring cleaning it deserves.

You go back to the store. It’s time to call in the big guns. You inquire about renting a steam cleaner. They say you need to use a credit card to rent the machine. You ask why you can’t just use cash. Well, with the credit card you’re on the hook for damage done to the machine. They must protect themselves against your vigor and enthusiastic use of the machine getting out of hand.

You grudgingly hand over your card and rent the machine. Now your heart, soul, and money are invested into cleaning this carpet.

You finally get home and use the machine on your carpet. That stubborn stain you nearly removed in the corner? Gone. The stain you couldn’t defeat whatsoever the first round? You get rid of it to a degree, but there’s still the faintest hint of it—a hint one would only see when glancing at a certain angle in the right light.

But you know it’s there.

Oh well. You did the best you could.

A Day in the Life of Someone Who Hires a Professional Carpet Cleaning Company

 There are four serious problem areas on your carpet and you decide it’s time to get it cleaned. You call ServiceMaster of Mankato for professional carpet cleaning services.

They show up to your home, set up their top line machinery, and get to work.

While they eradicate every stain on your carpet, you sit outside on your deck sipping lemonade while watching your kids play in the yard.

They let you know they’re finished. You say “Wow! My carpet looks new again!”

You enjoy the rest of your day.

Choose ServiceMaster of Mankato for Professional Carpet Cleaning Services

 Why roll up your sleeves for do it yourself carpet cleaning when you could simply pick up the phone and get professional carpet cleaning at an affordable price with outstanding quality?

To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment in Mankato, MN, please contact us at (507) 388-6339.

 

3 Reasons to Vote for ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca for Best of Mankato 2017

April 20th, 2017 · No Comments

It’s that time of year again.

The 2017 Best of Mankato awards are fast approaching, and we want to make our case for why you should vote, and why you should vote for us!

First, let’s talk about why you should vote.

If you’ve been a Mankato, MN resident for a while, don’t you think you should participate in community activities? When each member of a community participates in its events, it makes the community stronger as a whole. Show some love to Mankato this year by participating in the awards!

Also, you can win a prize if you vote! If you vote for one business in each category, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card! A few minutes of your time for a chance to win 100 bucks sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it?

Now that we’ve established why you should vote this year, let’s talk about the reasons you should vote for us:

  • Over a decade of experience – We’ve spent years keeping carpets in the Mankato, MN area clean. A business doesn’t last that long unless it’s successful. We’re successful because we dedicate ourselves to making sure each customer is thrilled with the results of their carpet cleaning
  • Great deals – If you’ve visited our promotions page or have heard one of our ads on the radio, you know we offer special deals to help you get our top-notch services at a great price. Carpet cleaning doesn’t have to break the bank, and you should vote for us in the carpet-cleaning category because we provide the perfect combination of quality and affordability
  • Engagement and outreach – You can check around town. We bet you won’t find another company in our category as dedicated to outreach as we are. We publish multiple posts just like this one each month because we want to help people stay informed and educated regardless of whether or not they do business with us. Why go the extra mile to keep people informed? Because that’s what caring businesses do

Our “Campaign Promise”

 We vow to continue to serve the Mankato, MN area with the same level of excellence we’ve prided ourselves on for years.

We believe our reputation in the community speaks for itself, and we hope we can count on your vote for this year’s Best of Mankato awards.

You can have the chance to win $100 and support local business at the same time. It’s a win-win scenario!

Visit this page to enter your vote.