What to Do if You Find Mold in Your Home

Posted on April 5, 2017.

This blog has been updated.  To read the updated version, click here. Discovering mold in your home can be quite alarming. You may not know how serious or extensive the damage is or how it could impact your family’s health. The first thing you need to do if you suspect or find mold in your … Continue Reading

The Dirtiest Places in Your Office

Posted on March 3, 2017.

Did you know that more than 50% of American workers either eat lunch or snack at their desk? If you are one of the millions of people who enjoy a snack or a meal at work, you might change your mind when you learn that the average desk has 100 times as many germs than … Continue Reading

What to Do if Your Basement Has Flooded

Posted on January 25, 2017.

This blog has been updated.  To read the updated version, click here.   Many people are under the false assumption that basement flooding is a normal, almost inevitable part of owning a home and that it’s something they’ll just have to “deal with” if it happens to them. As a result of this assumption, homeowners … Continue Reading

Vacuuming Your Home Isn’t Enough to Keep It Clean

Posted on January 4, 2017.

Vacuuming is a core part of home upkeep that many people think they do enough of. In actuality, experts say homeowners should vacuum daily. However, even daily vacuuming isn’t enough to keep your carpet thoroughly devoid of allergens, pollutants, and deeply embedded dirt. The only way to ensure your carpet is thoroughly cleaned is to … Continue Reading

Prevent fire damage at home this summer in Minneapolis and surrounding areas

Posted on May 22, 2015.

Summertime Fire Damage Prevention Each summer in the Minneapolis area people spill out of their homes to embrace the good weather Minnesota has to offer on this side of the calendar. A lot of us resort back to our primitive selves by playing with fire, controlling one of the most destructive forces on the face … Continue Reading

An obituary to our fallen water damage and carpet cleaning vans

Posted on May 14, 2015.

An obituary to our fallen water damage and carpet cleaning vans. Today I was walking by the ServiceMaster bone yard of retired water damage and carpet cleaning vehicles. They were all sitting there in solitude waiting for the day they met their inevitable fate of a real junkyard or just sold for parts and scrap. … Continue Reading

Water Damage? Follow these quick tips from ServiceMaster of Minneapolis

Posted on May 8, 2015.

What will you do when you have a water damage? Do you have a plan? What does your insurance actually cover? In my previous article “water damage prevention checklist” I spoke about different ways to prevent water damage, but what happens when it is completely unpreventable? You can try to prevent it from happening, but … Continue Reading

Halloween in spring? Perform a cleaning exorcism

Posted on April 16, 2015.

Its bizarro world Halloween indoors in the Minneapolis area right now. Think of all the ghostly and ghouly things that have been drug in all last winter season. Even though Minneapolis had a mild winter doesn’t mean there was less ghouls of last Fall/Winter (a.k.a. Germs, bacteria, dirt, allergens, salt, dead skin, dust, etc). All these ghostly/ghouly things have been … Continue Reading

ServiceMaster Professional Carpet Cleaning Vs. grocery store rentable carpet cleaner

Posted on April 10, 2015.

Your carpets are dirty, and you are at an impasse; do you run down to your local grocery store to rent their carpet cleaner for the day, or do you call the professional carpet cleaner ServiceMaster? What is the better solution? Hopefully, this will help you out. ServiceMaster: ServiceMaster has been perfecting carpet cleaning for … Continue Reading

How clean is your carpet? All the places your shoes have been.

Posted on March 26, 2015.

This blog has been updated on 7/17/2020.  You can read the updated version here.   Clean your carpet, because think of all the places your shoes have been A Poem: There once was a man who lived in a zoo Who had a dream about eating his shoe. He woke up in fright in the … Continue Reading