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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.


3 Key Differences Between Do-It-Yourself Cleaning and Janitorial Cleaning Services for Mankato, MN Home or Business Owners

April 14th, 2017 · No Comments

When it comes to investing in any type of service there are some critical questions to be answered:

  • Will this work for me?
  • Does this service provide the right value for the price?
  • Are there better alternatives?

 Today we’re going to talk about the last question. When it comes to cleaning, there’s definitely an alternative to janitorial cleaning, which is “do-it-yourself,” also known as DIY.

Don’t get us wrong. The DIY approach can work when it comes to keeping your Mankato, MN home or business clean, but is it better than janitorial cleaning?

Let’s talk about some of the key differences between DIY cleaning and janitorial cleaning to show why janitorial cleaning is a smart investment that makes a difference.

  • Time – We lead with perhaps the most important difference between DIY cleaning and janitorial cleaning. You can attempt a thorough DIY cleaning of your home or business, but doing it right takes time, and doing it right repeatedly takes a lot of time. Janitorial cleaning saves time in multiple ways. First, you’re not doing the cleaning yourself. Second, our cleaning experts have been trained to provide efficient service without skimping on quality. This means they get the job done better than DIY in less time.
  • Expertise – As a smart and conscientious Mankato, MN business or homeowner, we’re sure you can do a great job of taking care of cleaning on your own. Imagine, however, the cleaning performed by someone who’s sole purpose of their job is making sure to clean as thoroughly as possible. With janitorial services, you’re having your business or home cleaned by someone who has likely put hundreds, even thousands of hours into cleaning proficiently. You have your own job to do or business to run along with your social and family life. It’s hard to make time to give your home or business full attention, which is why it’s smart to have someone else do it for you.
  • Resources – Our janitorial services include a wide range of different services including carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, floor refinishing, and more! We have the resources to give your Mankato, MN home or business the immaculate look it deserves. To even attempt to accomplish the kind of deep cleaning done by a professional, you’d need to rent a bunch of expensive equipment and put in a good amount of ‘elbow grease’ to get the job done. Who wants to go through that much hassle? It’s much easier to pick up a phone and let experienced professionals handle it!

Our janitorial cleaning services can make a big difference for your home or business. To learn more about our services, please contact us at (507) 835-4799 today!


Get a Head Start on Spring Cleaning for Your St. Peter, MN Home With Professional Home Cleaning Services

March 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Spring is a time for new beginnings. We look forward to enjoying the outdoors, having a barbecue with our neighbors, and participating in activities we can’t do in the winter.

It’s also the time for St. Peter, MN residents do their spring cleaning. What’s more symbolic of new beginnings than a fresh, pristine, and inviting home?

The professional cleaning experts at ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca have a question for you:

  • What if you could enjoy all the benefits of spring cleaning without having to do the work yourself?

That’s where our home cleaning services come in.

As a St. Peter, MN homeowner, we’re sure you have a ton of tasks and activities you need to tend to. Yardwork will soon become a priority, as well as many other household errands that take up time that could be spent having fun.

Why not rely on the help of a professional?

Here are a few of the many benefits our home cleaning services provide:

  • Easy maintenance – Once you’ve had professional home cleaning services performed at your home, it’ll be much easier to maintain in the future. You can rely on us for a routine deep cleaning from time to time, leaving you with a home that needs nothing more than minor cleanup on a daily basis
  • Protection against allergies – Springtime can be tough on people with allergies because of the allergens and particulates that circulate in the air and settle onto carpeting and fabrics of furniture. Home cleaning services can help alleviate allergies by removing potentially harmful particles from your St. Peter, MN home
  • Extended carpet and furniture life – Our full range of home cleaning services includes carpet and upholstery cleaning. These services will renew the look of your carpets and upholstery plus extend their life by mitigating wear and tear

Spring cleaning is definitely necessary from year to year because life happens. If you’re looking to give your home the deep cleaning it deserves while still being able to enjoy your spring, give us a call at (507)-388-6339 to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.


Janitorial Services in Mankato, MN, Will Help Your Business Thrive

March 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Running a business is no easy task.

You have to take care of your customers, track expenses, keep up with marketing, acquire new customers, handle employees, and make time for high level thinking to push your business forward and increase your profits.

If you own an office space in Mankato, MN, you also have to deal with keeping it clean.

 You can attempt to keep it clean on your own. You can urge your employees to clean up after themselves, which you should. Hiring a janitorial services company like ServiceMaster of Mankato might not seem like a necessity, but what if we told you it could make a world of difference for your business?

Today we’re going to share some reasons why janitorial services can make a remarkable difference when it comes to your Mankato, MN, office space.

Time is Money

 The most important task for your business is making sure it’s a well-oiled machine. The more time you and your employees are able to spend time working on the business, the better it’ll perform. If you use janitorial services, cleaning becomes one less task on your plate, which allows you to focus on business activities.

Environment Matters

 What if we told you that worker productivity could increase simply by creating a cleanlier environment?

The difference seems subtle, but imagine the difference janitorial services could make by giving your employees a better environment.

Their minds will be a little bit clearer. Their moods will be a little bit better. Their productivity will jump just a tad.

 That might not mean much in the span of a day, but having an improved environment day after day for a year or more could mean a significant improvement in overall performance.

Appearance Matters

 If you own a Mankato, MN, business it’s likely you have clients and potential clients visiting your office. When it comes to winning and maintaining business, appearances matter. The way your office space looks reflects your character as a person and as a business owner.

If the place you conduct business isn’t immaculate, what does that say about your operations?

If it doesn’t seem like you take the utmost care of your own space, what will clients think about the way you’ll care for their accounts?

Impressions are the bedrock of sales and client relationships. We’re sure you’re a savvy business owner who knows this, so you’ll understand the importance of janitorial services.

Pick Up the Phone

 It’s time to take the appearance of your business to the next level. You’ll have an office space your employees and visitors will love, with the added benefit of freeing up more time for you to make your business thrive.

Give us a call at (507) 388-6339 to learn more.


Janitorial Cleaning in Waseca, MN, with ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca

March 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Waseca is justifiably proud of its historic downtown. It speaks volumes about Minnesota and Midwestern America, its values, and its heritage. Keeping the businesses and retail establishments in Waseca, MN clean and properly maintained is a serious responsibility. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca has been serving businesses here for years with our professional janitorial services and commercial cleaning services. We’d like the opportunity to serve your business as well.

We’ll meet with you to discuss your needs and concerns, including the type of cleaning you need, the cleaning schedule that works best for your business, and your cleaning budget. Janitorial services can include, but not be limited to, cleaning break rooms and offices, vacuuming carpets and carpet cleaning, hard surface floor cleaning, as well as waste disposal, dusting, and wall and window cleaning.

If your office or commercial space is in an older or historic building, we’d be happy to talk about hardwood floor cleaning or other cleaning needs to help you maintain the appearance of your property. We can schedule daily or weekly cleaning services, and can also focus on one or two aspects that may have been problem areas in the past. For instance, if you have significant window space that’s important to your displays and sales, we can make window cleaning our priority so potential customers really see what you’re selling and step inside to buy rather than pass by. The same goes for carpet cleaning or upholstery cleaning. You may not be aware of it, but in addition to floor cleaning, we also do hardwood floor and hard surface floor polishing and resurfacing of some floors. We can strip and wax floors, and we do all types of hard surface cleaning, from vinyl to stone to ceramics.

Our goal is to serve our customers honestly and provide the best quality cleaning and janitorial services possible. We have the same pride in our work and our business as you do in yours and the Waseca, MN, community. For the best in commercial cleaning services, contact ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca today at (507) 835-4799 to schedule an appointment.