Tile and Grout Cleaning in Mankato and Waseca, MN

More and more people are opting for hard surfaced flooring in their offices and businesses. In many cases that means some form of tile. Tile is long lasting and provides a durable, hard surface. It is often easier to care for than other floors, especially in high traffic areas or spaces containing equipment. The range of tile types is great, offering high-end artisan colors and quality, or more practical anti-slip varieties that are economical and utilitarian. Whatever the type of tile in your office or facility, ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca is your best cleaning service option for keeping it and the surrounding grout bright and impressive.

Ceramic tile is most common. Made of different types of clay, it provides a good, sturdy and colorful surface that resists slips, especially when wet. It’s usually finished with a protective sealant, as its rougher surface is more porous and more likely to collect dirt. Sometimes unglazed ceramic tile is called quarry tile.

Porcelain tile contains clay plus finely ground minerals, making for a smoother, less porous surface and one that can be highly polished. It’s what you see on many bathroom walls.

Then there are mosaic tiles, made of hand-laid pieces of polished stone or tile bits, as well as the trend toward quarried mineral tiles. These range from granite or marble, which can be highly polished, to slate or sandstone, which are rougher and often used for entryways.

It’s not uncommon for several types of tile to be utilized in any one business or facility. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca is trained, equipped and ready to deal with any and all types of tile. We can also resurface some types of tile to keep it looking like new.

Grout is a critical element in making your flooring function properly and look its best, and often the first to show dirt and grime. Grout comes in varying compositions to work best with the tile it’s holding together. That means that some are more porous than others and will darken, as dirt becomes ground into the small openings in the material.

For the best cleaning solutions for your tile and grout surfaces in Mankato, Waseca, St. Peter or the surrounding area, call us today.

Mold Removal in Mankato and Waseca, MN

Why remove mold from your home? Three reasons immediately come to mind: The health of your family, the investment in your home, and the risk of further damage. Mold is a living, growing organism that will feed on almost any material from paper to wood. As long as there are organic molecules available and a moist environment, mold spores will thrive. It doesn’t take much; any kind of water vapor in an enclosed space for a day or two will do the trick. We know. It’s our job to find mold and remove it. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca performs mold removal and repair in Waseca and Blue Earth counties and surrounding MN communities.

The Environmental Protection Agency says presence of mold in a home can contribute to both asthma and other allergic conditions, and can irritate the nose, throat, nasal passages and lungs of individuals with no history of immune-related or respiratory illness. Skin rashes are also possible. Sometimes the affect is delayed by hours or days.

Clues that you may have mold in your home:

  • Water discoloration on wallboard, wallpaper, mopboards, or other exposed surfaces
  • Condensation on windows, pipes, or other surfaces
  • Pipes or faucets that drip
  • Any type of pooled water or flood
  • A damp smelling basement
  • Mildew odors

Mold can be white or black in color and can appear on almost anything, even the interior wood of the structure itself. If you see indications of mold in one area it’s more than likely that it exists in areas you can’t see. We will check for mold in all suspect areas and determine how best to get rid of it. We then take all appropriate steps to remove it, stop it from spreading, and restore your home to its original safe, healthy environment. The only way of ensuring this is to determine what caused the mold in the first place, and we’ll do that as well. The answer may be as simple as installing a dehumidifier or fixing a leaky pipe you didn’t know about.

We’ll work with plumbing contractors or any other specialists required to ensure the job is done right. If repairs are needed we will remove whatever sections of the structure are damaged and replace them with new, clean materials. If mold has damaged furnishings, draperies, or fine art, we can restore that as well. For the best value in residential mold removal and mold damage repair and restoration, contact ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca today.

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