Spring Weather in Mankato Makes for Messy Workplaces

Regular janitorial and commercial cleaning for businesses and other facilities is important at all times of the year. It’s true that the busy periods bring more traffic, but also more dirt and the need for your buildings to look their best. In flu and cold season, it’s important to have a good cleaning service to keep your operation and staff as healthy as possible. In the middle of winter, it’s the time of melted snow, mud, and salt residue on floors. Whatever the season or the need, ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca will bring the best in skilled technicians, cleaning solutions, and technology to your doors as part of our professional janitorial services.

There’s something unique about the Mankato area which can impact the significance of the cleaning service you select. Beginning in March, the average level of precipitation begins to double and then increase by about an inch each month until midsummer. At the end of the first business quarter of the year, the moisture dropped on the city of Mankato jumps from just under one inch to two inches. Another month adds another inch, until by late spring it’s nearly a Minnesota monsoon, with an average precipitation rate of four inches. It’s great for agriculture and wildlife, but it means something different when you’re trying to keep interiors clean. Think about what that added moisture means for the floors and carpets in your business – more water and mud tracked in at a time when your operation may be increasingly busy. If the spring and early summer are your busy time, wouldn’t a cleaning service remove some of the burden?

A regularly scheduled staff of trained professionals will make sure your business is perfectly clean and looking great with a minimum disruption to your operation and even less of your time. Give yourself some well-deserved peace of mind. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca will work within your schedules and budget to provide an experience that you and your customers won’t soon forget. Give us a call today.

Mold in Mankato Homes Can Trigger Asthma and Asthma Attacks

Does someone in your family suffer from itchy, red, or watery eyes during certain times of the year? Or perhaps they have a recurring cough, sneezing, or nasal congestion. That may not be a cold virus, but rather an allergy. If it happens when the house is closed during the winter months, or if you see signs of it starting in the fall, it may be a mold allergy. Dampness, trapped by fallen leaves, may activate mold spores in the fall. Closing bedroom windows at night may help. In the winter, mold may be caused by leaky pipes or groundwater seeping into the basement. The water becomes trapped beneath carpeting or is absorbed into drywall or other building materials. This provides the two elements necessary for mold growth: Relative warmth and food for growth. Mold may be easy to smell, but hard to find. That’s why a professional mold removal service like ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca is your best solution.

Physicians at Mayo Clinic warn against household mold, not simply because of the initial symptoms, but also because the spores can trigger asthma attacks, chronic fungal sinusitis (often confused with colds), and a lung condition called aspergillosis. This fungal condition can happen to people with asthma or cystic fibrosis. None of this is good, but all of it can be prevented. It helps to frequently change your furnace filters and to use a dehumidifier and/or air conditioner to eliminate damp air. Get rid of items that can easily collect mold, such as stored paper products, old newspapers and magazines, or old books that may have gotten wet at one time. It’s also wise to avoid carpeting altogether in basements or sub-ground rooms. Replace it with tile that can be readily cleaned and inspected.

If you have had any kind of leak or water damage in the lower levels of your home, you probably have mold present in the house. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca will be able to locate mold of any kind and take action to remove it. We’ll can also advise you on what steps to take to prevent it from coming back. That may include improving your groundwater drainage in your yard or repairing foundation cracks. You owe it to your family and to your investment in your home to keep your house free from mold. In Mankato, Waseca and surrounding communities, call us for mold removal and confidence that you have a healthy home.

Special Cleaning Services for Old Buildings in Mankato, MN

You may have heard older buildings are harder to keep clean. Why? Surfaces may be worn from age or use. The materials are older and require special treatment. The floors may be hardwood rather than carpet or tile. Plus, the key visual elements such as trim or railings on stairs may be carved or detailed, again calling for special attention.

Too often the outcome is that less time is spent on these valuable attributes than is needed, allowing the appearance and the materials themselves to deteriorate. If you have an older building, one with classic floors or distinctive design, you can depend on ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca to provide the same excellent commercial cleaning as it does with any office or facility interior.

After all, there is a good reason your business is housed in its current structure. It may be a multi-generational family-owned business housed in the same building your ancestor built over a century ago. That is a huge statement about the quality and customer service of the enterprise, and the building is a constant reminder of that. By maintaining and preserving the structure with proper cleaning, you are telling customers that you’re dependable and will be around for another century.

Perhaps you’ve opened a new business in an older building because its style and architecture sets the tone for your creative approach or special products. Maybe you chose to open a company in an older, stately home or building that is protected because of its historical status. Whatever the reason, you owe it to yourself, your investment, and the community to ensure these older properties are cared for and enhanced. Don’t let wood dry and crack or floors deteriorate with winter grime. If you use carpet runners or area rugs to protect sections of flooring, these need cleaning as well.

Commercial cleaning by ServiceMaster includes a depth of skill and expertise you need for unusual buildings or materials. Don’t let just anyone have the responsibility of caring for what may be the most distinctive feature about your business. Keep customers coming through your doors because of the visual experience as well as your products and services. For the best in all types of commercial cleaning, contact ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca today.


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