Mankato Janitorial Services by ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca

One has to simply check the Internet to read about Mankato’s growth and economic development in recent years. If you live in Mankato, you already know that it was selected as one of America’s best small cities in which to do business. That all points to the level of excellence maintained in Mankato commerce and the public’s expectations. Keeping your offices, showrooms, professional center, retail outlet, or restaurant clean and inviting is important, not only for your business, but also for the community. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca is your best choice for reliable, professional janitorial services for your Mankato facility.

A good janitorial service should make itself known by the difference in how your business appears. You know you made a good choice when customers and clients comment on the change. It should not interfere with your business schedule or be in the way. At ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca we do our best to meet your needs with a minimum amount of disruption. We also work to specialize our services to meet your budget. We realize some organizations may need more emphasis on certain types of cleaning or require increased frequency in certain services.

Our janitorial services include a wide range of commercial cleaning. We don’t simply vacuum and empty the trash. We offer hard surface floor cleaning of all types. We thoroughly clean break rooms and restrooms. Dust is a major culprit in many offices, especially those in older buildings or attached to industries. We offer complete dusting services, and use specialized tools to reach difficult areas. A layer of dust can develop in a matter of days, and it’s one of the first things customers notice while waiting to meet with you. It sends a bad message before you have a chance to build a relationship.

Don’t lose business because of the untidy appearance of your building. We can establish a daily or weekly cleaning schedule based on your needs. In Mankato, look to ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca for the best in professional janitorial services.

 

Waseca Carpet Cleaning Services by ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca, MN

If you live in Waseca, MN, you know mid-winter is the time for the annual Sleigh and Cutter Festival, consisting of several weekends of events for everyone from ice sculpting to sleigh rides and, of course, the big parade. It’s also a time when friends and family get together. People don’t spend all their time outdoors. They’ll end up back at your home for dinner, lunch, or perhaps just drinks for an evening. You’ll want to make sure you’re ready. Now is the time to ensure your carpet and rugs are clean. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca is your best choice when it comes to professional carpet cleaning services.

Perhaps your business is planning special promotions for the festival or anticipating an increase in foot traffic to your retail or professional establishment. Whether it’s an office setting, a retail store, or restaurant, you’ll want to leave a good impression on customers, especially out-of-town visitors. Perhaps your facility or organization is planning to offer public tours or an open house. It’s a time when everyone wants to put the best face on the community. Consider your carpets. Are they ready? Commercial carpet cleaning is a primary ServiceMaster specialty. We’ll inspect your carpet and advise on a regular cleaning schedule that meets with your needs and business hours. Commercial carpet cleaning maintains your investment in your floor coverings and makes them that much easier to clean each time if a regular schedule is established.

Winter is an especially hard time on carpets, with people tracking in dirt, mud, and worst of all, road salt that can discolor and actually cut the carpet’s fibers. Continuous foot traffic deeply embeds and crushes the crystals into the threads, causing damage that will decrease the life of the carpet and your investment. More modern chemicals are being used to melt ice, especially at lower temperatures. These caustic chemicals, whether in liquid or solid form, can also be tracked in and damage your carpets.

Waseca, MN is a small community, but its spirit and pride are obvious every year during the festival. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca is proud to be part of the Waseca community, and we will do our best for you when it comes to carpet cleaning services  and any of our other services.

 

Winter Carpet Cleaning Services by ServiceMaster of Mankato in Mankato, MN

If your memory had faded, if the pleasant days of summer and a thankfully long fall season had made the impact of winter an uncertain factor on your home, then the recent storms will have brought you back to reality. Winter is messy in Minnesota, and Mankato is no different. The household winter drill is upon us: the snow-covered boots, the wet shoes, the salt tracked in from the walks and roadways, not to mention any remnants of the holidays lingering on your carpets. Take a moment to stand at the entrance to your living room and look at your carpet. Kneel on the carpet in two separate areas face downward and inhale. If you don’t like what you see or smell, give us a call at ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca for the best in professional residential carpet cleaning in any season.

Carpets can be harboring so many things that can create odors, whether you can see them or not: organic matter, bits of food, dust mites, drink spills and sauces from dinners and parties, pet droppings and urine, and dust blown in from a less-than-clean HVAC system. But as this is winter, we’d like to focus on the damage that salt can do to your wall-to-wall or area carpets and rugs.

According to the Carpet Institute of America, salt—no matter what kind—is bad for your carpets. Some people will use salt in an attempt to get rid of pet urine odors, or in some climates even use it to kill fleas in the carpets. In Mankato, salt is most likely to be dissolved in the melted snow that is tracked into the house on footwear and on the paws of pets. Once on the carpet, it might be visible when dry as a white powder. But even when it dries, it might not be visible as the moisture may have been absorbed deeper into the pile.

When that happens, salt stays hidden and is ground further into the fibers, breaking them down every time someone walks over the area. Short of small gravel and other small, sharp abrasives, nothing does as much damage on carpet fiber as salt. Chemicals can damage carpet, yes, but salt is both a crystal and a chemical. It can fade colors and react with other solutions in your carpet when dissolved and tear it up when in a dry form.

For winter residential carpet cleaning and care in Mankato or nearby communities, contact ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca throughout the winter season and the rest of the year.

Tips for Preventing Ice Dams from ServiceMaster in Mankato and Waseca

You rarely see a flat roof on a single family dwelling in Minnesota. For natives the reason is obvious. Unless there is a reasonable slope and access to shovel it free from snow, the weight of the snow itself, or the seepage potential of the melted snow, can cause extreme damage to a home. Most houses have slanted roofs so snow slides off and water runs off—unless there is an ice dam. That’s when the snowmelt freezes before it can run off, creating a trap for subsequent snowmelt. Eventually, with more snow, there is a subterranean lake on the roof that is trying to flow somewhere. Given gravity, it seeps through anything it can to reach a lower point. The damage can be extensive and range from flooding to wall damage and fallen ceilings. If this happens to you, remember that ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca is your best solution for water removal and cleanup, and flood damage repair and restoration.

According to the University of Minnesota Extension Service, ice dams can happen because of quick changes in temperature, which have become more common in recent seasons. They can also be caused by insulation problems that make for inconsistent heat distribution under the shingles. Warmer spots, perhaps near heating conduits, melt first, and areas near the edge of the roof and the gutters may not melt at all. The ideal is to have the entire roof well insulated so it is the same temperature overall.

If you see uneven melting patterns on your roof, you may be able to add insulation in your attic or crawl space to keep warm air from rising through to the snow. If you suspect you have an ice dam you can carefully try to remove snow from the edges of the roof, though it’s always safer to call a professional so you don’t damage your gutters or have an accident.

Potential risks of ice dams include damaged wallboard and insulation, direct leaks through the roof and shingles, and the obvious damage to ceilings, electrical systems, and contents below. Have a safe season, but keep our number nearby. For residential water damage repair and reclamation, call ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca.

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