ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca provides residential cleaning in Mankato, MN to help you get ready for party season!
The weather is finally warming, and while the grass may not be totally green, the party season is fast approaching. What parties you ask? Well, if you don’t use your home for socializing with friends, if you don’t have birthday parties planned for this spring, if there isn’t a bridal shower or wedding planned, then there may be the prom. Yes, junior or senior proms are on the way and they are becoming a bigger celebration each year. Parents are holding pre-prom parties, post-prom parties, and receptions for parents before and after proms. Let ServiceMaster of Mankato provide you with pre-party and post-party residential cleaning services in both Mankato and Waseca, MN.
Carpet cleaning, hard surface floor cleaning, furnishings, textile cleaning and deodorizing may be what’s called for depending on the condition of your home after the big evening is over. On the other hand, it may be something you want to do before the guests arrive so that you’re pictures have a beautiful backdrop. Have us over the day before and we’ll get the entire house ship-shape and smelling fresh and clean. More likely than not you’ll want your carpets cleaned of stains, pet odors and seasonal grime before your guests arrive. You want people to comment on the fragrance of your flowers or the aroma of the food, not silently sniffing and trying to guess what your household cleaners left behind!
Consider dust, dirty windows, and did we mention hardwood floors? We’ll take care of those as well. Hiring a professional residential cleaning service in Mankato and Waseca, MN is a good investment since they are experts in all that they do. With ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca, you can be confident in the quality and results of your residential cleaning service. Call ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca today for your party cleaning solutions in Waseca and Blue Earth counties and surrounding communities. Let us take care of the cleaning tasks, and then let the festivities begin!
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!
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!