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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.

 

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

April 12th, 2018 · No Comments

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

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

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

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

Money

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

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

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

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

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

Let the Pros Help

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

March 30th, 2018 · No Comments

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

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

The Alternatives to Cleaning Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

March 12th, 2018 · No Comments

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

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

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

Daily Services

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

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

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

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

Weekly Services

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

Monthly Services

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

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

The Full Range of Janitorial Services

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

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

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

 

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

March 5th, 2018 · No Comments

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

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

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

Flooring

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

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

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

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

Office Space

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

Upholstery

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

Windows

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

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

 

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

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

We’ve made it to 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Resolution

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

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

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

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

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

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