Prepare Your Home and Carpets for Winter in Mankato and Waseca, MN

ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca provides winter carpet cleaning services.

Airflow is important in a home, whether to keep it cool in the summer or well heated in the winter. To help make your home more energy efficient you may have had your utility come out to check for leaks in your walls, ceilings, and windows. Perhaps you “winterized” by caulking around windows and doors and adding weather stripping. That special effort is great when you’re trying to save on heating bills, but let’s go back to the air that’s already in your home. If you’re going to spend three, four, or five months indoors with that same air circulating, you want to ensure that it’s clean. You can clean your furnace and ducts, but what about your carpets? It’s time for a professional carpet cleaning by ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca, before you close up your house for the winter!

Plenty of bacteria, spores, and pollen can be resting in your carpets, not counting any of the smallest insects that you can’t easily see that may have already entered the house to avoid the cold outside. Add to that the food spills from parties and meals over the last few months and any kind of dust or dirt that the kids and your visitors have tracked in. Your regular cleaning, no matter how diligent you may be, doesn’t capture everything. Also lingering in the carpet may be dander and hair from pets as well as residue from pet accidents. The chemicals, organics, inorganics, and dust may interact with each other, causing further deterioration and damage to your carpet. Now consider what all that may be doing to the air inside your home. That’s not something you want your family inhaling for weeks on end. And, if anyone in the house has an allergy, it’s probably going to get worse.

Take the time now, when there’s not any snow on the ground, to have a thorough, professional carpet cleaning in your Mankato or Waseca, MN home. Trust us, as you breathe easier, you’ll be glad you did! For a winter carpet cleaning that will last you until spring, call us today!

Mold Removal in Waseca Homes and Businesses

ServiceMaster of Mankato provides mold remediation services and black mold elimination in Waseca, MN.

To most people, mold may not seem like quite a threat. It’s just an organism that helps with decay and breakdown in nature, isn’t it? While that is true, when mold gains a foothold in your home, it becomes more of a nuisance than a help. Mold can cause health problems for those in your building, so remediation is necessary, always. Be sure to call ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca for mold removal services in Waseca, MN.

Mold can cause health problems for your family and friends in two ways. First, exposure to mold spores can cause an immune reaction with the body’s defensive system, producing antibodies to combat the allergens. Once the exposure is over, the antibodies remain, leaving the immune system sensitized to mold. Any time the slightest contact with mold reoccurs the person can suffer allergy symptoms which include itching, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, and respiratory discomfort.

Secondary concerns lay with the far more serious illnesses mold can inflict upon a person at the time of exposure. The Mayo Clinic states that mold can also have a toxic or poisonous effect where mold irritates the airways and lungs. This irritation not only causes the above listed allergy symptoms but also pneumonia, flu-like symptoms, headaches, extreme fatigue, dizziness and problems thinking. It all depends on the type of mold, the extent of the exposure, and the individual’s original health.

Anyone can be at risk for health issues from mold, but risk is more likely when they live or work in a structure that has been damp for some time. If not properly and immediately attended to, floods and water damage almost always leave moisture behind in a building. This allows mold to grow and thrive behind dry wall and other contained areas where droplets can be trapped and the spores can find food, such as wood or paper.

Mold can also thrive in any home in a humid climate. If the humidity in an enclosed space exceeds 60 percent, it’s enough to support mold colonies. Moisture can also come from condensation on water pipes, seepage, leaks, or poor drainage. Poor ventilation can also cause mold, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Basements are almost always suspected because that’s where most of the exposed piping is, along with open drains and cooler temperatures. Mold can also crop up under carpets or padding, wallpaper, baseboards, on ducting, wood supports, or in crawl spaces.

The best protection from mold is prevention by using dehumidifiers and creating ample ventilation. The second step is mold removal and remediation, where a professional team locates the mold, removes it, replaces the damaged parts of your building, and then takes protective measures to keep it from recurring.

ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca is the professional mold removal company that you need in Waseca, MN. Proper remediation includes removing mold, treating the source of moisture, and making sure that mold spores are also removed. Contact ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca immediately for mold removal and to keep your building (and its inhabitants) healthy.

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