Situations That Benefit From Post-Construction Cleanup in Mankato, MN

Spring is a time for new beginnings. It’s often when people plan fun events, give their home a fresh spring cleaning, and feel rejuvenated due to the new season.


It’s also a key time for many situations that require the need for post construction cleanup in the Mankato, MN area.


Post-construction cleanup has many benefits and applications. We’re going to explore many of those in today’s post.


If any of the following situations apply to you, consider post-construction cleanup:


Home building – If you’re building a new home in the Mankato, MN area, be sure to ask your developer if they’ll provide post-construction cleanup. Often, this task may not be handled, meaning you’ll either have to roll up your sleeves to do it yourself or work with a reputable company to do it for you. Which scenario sounds like more fun?


Grand opening – Grand openings for new businesses usually have many moving parts interacting with each other at the last minute. Cleaning is one of the tasks saved for the end but is absolutely necessary for providing a great impression to new visitors. The same options for handling post construction cleanup apply.


Remodeling – Remodeling can help increase the value of your home and give you a sense of freshness you haven’t experienced in a while. Of course, you won’t feel that sense of freshness until everything is cleaned up! Why not kick back and relax while someone handles post-construction cleanup for you.


We’ve hinted at the benefits above, but just so you’re fully aware, here are some of the many benefits of post-construction cleanup services:


Time – From chasing around the kids and dealing with contractors to operating business deals while working with a construction crew for your new building, people of all walks of life know the value of time. With so much going on in an already busy life, why add to it post-construction cleanup? Time is money, which means saving it by working with a professional can provide value.


Energy – After time, energy is your most valuable resource. Like time, it shouldn’t be spent needlessly. Post construction cleanup requires diligence and elbow grease. You’ve already spent a great deal of energy planning the construction process in the first place. Hand the baton to ServiceMaster of Mankato to complete the final stretch.


Headaches – Raise your hand if you want more stress in your life. We put headaches below the first two items because the first two have a direct relationship with it. Less time and energy equal more stress and headaches. Give yourself the peace of mind you deserve by working with a professional.


Once your project is complete, pick up the phone and call (507) 388-6339.







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.

The Toughest Carpet Cleaning in Mankato

Carpet Cleaning by ServiceMaster of Mankato in Minnesota

A friend told us about what she considered a “worst case” carpet stain scenario. During the house warming party for their new home, a toddler spilled orange soda on their new white carpeting. Unfortunately, the spill was not discovered until long after the party, and the stain was well set. Drinks with artificial colorings as well as red wine with its naturally dark pigments can be challenges when it comes to carpet stains. For stubborn stains, call ServiceMaster of Mankato to knock out those stains with our professional carpet cleaning service.

For small spills, the best response is to act while the carpet is still wet and before the stain sets into the fibers. Had our friend blotted up the soda right away and then used a soap and enzyme-based cleaner, she would have been better off. If you have carpeting it’s not a bad idea to have a spray bottle of water handy and a supply of paper towels or an absorbent cloth stored with the sprayer. With your “stain extinguisher” you can dilute the liquid and minimize the damage. Then immediately blot up the liquid.

Too often people think they have to scrub the spill away. This will actually force fluids and particles deep into the carpet fibers, making it harder to clean later on and perhaps cause permanent damage. Always blot, sop, and absorb; don’t rub or scrub when first attacking a spill. Get as much of the offending material up and then systematically go after the rest, using the appropriate combination of cleaners.

Thanks to today’s carpeting protectants, a gentle soap and water solution will be sufficient. In cases of strong pigments you may try a diluted solution of hydrogen peroxide, followed by soap and water. For stains with ammonia content such as pet accidents, absorb as much as possible first, then use soap and water solutions and use baking soda as a final treatment, vacuuming it up later. Always make sure whatever you use on the carpet is not going to harm it. Don’t use peroxide anywhere near its full strength and avoid anything with bleach as an active ingredient.

With bloodstains always spray with cold water or ice water first to help release and dilute the blood before absorbing the liquid.

Do-it-yourself tips are always helpful, but if done incorrectly can actually make the stain worse or permanent. If you are struggling with stains in your home, don’t hesitate to call a professional carpet cleaning service. Employing the expertise of a residential carpet cleaning company is well worth it when it comes to protecting the investment in your home. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca can tackle the toughest stains and dirtiest carpets. Contact us today and we will gladly treat, clean, sanitize and deodorize your carpets to renew their original beauty and freshness!

Mankato/Waseca Residential Cleaning and a Healthy Home

ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca provides Residential Cleaning and Carpet Cleaning in Waseca and Mankato, MN

Nobody has to remind you how cold it is. You’ve spent enough time in the house looking out at the frigid conditions, glad to be indoors. It shouldn’t be a surprise then that the coldest time of the year occurs during National Stay Healthy Month. Though each part of the country adapts that theme to their regional conditions, Mankato and Waseca residents are contending with colds, flu and respiratory illnesses. The arctic cold isn’t the cause, but it can negatively impact our immune system, putting us at a higher risk to catching some of these nasty seasonal bugs. ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca residential cleaning and carpet cleaning can help eliminate the spread of the flu bug in Waseca and Mankato, MN.

A big factor working against staying healthy: more people are inside most of the time. The term “cabin fever” may have more to it than a need to be outdoors. The sub-zero climate keeps most people together, exposed to each other and whatever contaminants have settled upon or been ground into their carpets over the fall and early winter. It’s hard to stay healthy in a house that’s not clean. The list of what is lurking in the fibers of your floor coverings may surprise you. Crumbs, spills, decaying food, skin cells, smoke particles and even dust mites may be part of the stuff beneath your feet. The family pets may add to the potpourri in your pile carpet: hair, more dried skin cells, dirt from paws, and traces of the accidents they’ve had in recent months. You can hand clean and spot treat, but you can’t get rid of everything.

You make sure your family eats well, gets a reasonable amount of sleep and gets a flu shot. Why not give them another edge against illness? Call a residential cleaning service. ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca offers expert residential cleaning and carpet cleaning. We will see that your carpets are healthy again and do the same with your hard surface floor cleaning and upholstery cleaning. Don’t let the National Stay Healthy Month be the month you get sick, call ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca today!

Holiday Party Tip- Use Mankato Cleaning Services for Less Event Stress

Event Cleaning Services for Holiday Parties by ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca

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You’ve volunteered (or you’ve been volunteered) to be the committee to plan this year’s holiday party! YAY! Okay, now what? Well, ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca offers some simple, money-saving tips for putting on memorable and meaningful festivities for your company. No matter the occasion, there are some common things to think about when planning your party: food and beverage choices, set-up/take-down, entertainment options, where to hold the party, and cleaning services, just to name a few. Let’s get right to it!

Where’s the Party? – Venue Variables

A recent holiday party survey by BIZBASH showed that 30% of companies host their holiday parties at the office. There are multiple reasons that this can be a great venue choice:

  • Everyone already knows how to get there
  • Easy on the budget
  • Supplies, facilities, and resources are easily accessible
  • Will accommodate the appropriate number of guests

Also, it may be neat to do something at your facility besides just work, work, work.

However, sometimes you just need a change of scenery—especially when celebrating with your co-workers. If you decide to hold the party off-site, you’re in good company:

  • 25%- Local meeting center/conference facility
  • 38%- A popular local hangout, bar, or restaurant
  • 7%- The boss’s (or another staff person’s) house

The number of guests and available budget will ultimately dictate where you decide to hold the event. Check several local event venues for pricing and availability. Many establishments offer bundled packages which offer one affordable price for catering, beverages, and space rental.  

To Clean or Not to Clean? – Hiring Cleaning Services

Here’s an Idea:  Whether you decide to hold the party at your facility or at another space, think about hiring a company that provides event cleaning services in Mankato and Waseca to clean and prepare the facility before and after the party. A company that knows the ins and outs of event cleaning services as well as set-up and take-down is like a party planner’s dream come true. It’s like having your very own right-hand man/woman. They take a huge portion of the work off of the plate of the party planner who is already incredibly busy (and maybe even stressed).  “So many companies have figured out that this is a budget-friendly, hassle-free solution,” says Ivan DenOuden, owner of ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca. “We come in and handle the facility set up and take down, cleaning services, remove garbage, carpet cleaning…whatever the customer needs from us, and it is a lot less expensive than people expect.”

Whether you decide to hold your holiday party at your office or somewhere else, just be sure to take a few moments to reflect a little, take a few deep breaths, enjoy the celebration, and enjoy the people that you are celebrating with. Overall, most of us can say it’s been a good year.

ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca is a full service commercial cleaning and janitorial services company We also offer Special Event Cleaning Services to prepare your facility for parties, meetings, receptions, and other events, year-round. We serve Mankato, Waseca, and all of the surrounding communities. Call ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca today!


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