Kare11 & Water Damage

Posted on April 3, 2014.

The snow melts, but the ground is still frozen. The melt turns your lawn soggy, but still it’s not absorbing enough to eliminate the runoff completely. So where does it go? Well, hopefully not the basement. By way of Kare11 & Mike Soukup VP of ServiceMaster Restore, here are some valuable to tips to help … Continue Reading

Restoring Local Businesses

Posted on March 20, 2014.

The concerns of those in charge of operating a small business can be boiled down to one core concept— uncertainty. Often, because margins can be rather slim, because a few people or more rely upon its operation for their livelihood.  And anything that causes a business to miss precious hours of operation can be quite … Continue Reading

Mold Prevention

Posted on February 20, 2014.

ServiceMaster Minneapolis gets many calls a year for mold remediation. If you notice a water leak, or spill indoors— Act quickly. Damp areas, if dried 24-48 hours after the leak occur more than likely will not grow mold. Here are a few pointers for helping prevent mold: Clean gutters regularly and ensure they are working … Continue Reading

Homeowners Insurance and Disaster Restoration

Posted on February 20, 2014.

Even in the disaster restoration business, it is our hope that you, the homeowner, will be fortunate enough to never have to use your homeowners insurance. The mitigation of any in-home disaster, whether it be smoke damage, fire damage, water damage, or vandalism clean-up, is a trying and stressful time for any homeowner— whether the … Continue Reading

Ice Dam Prevention

Posted on February 20, 2014.

The easy answer to preventing ice dams is to keep the roof free of anything that will cause one, but do so in a safety conscious way. Do not risk serious injury, or worse, by getting on the roof. There are snow rakes available for consumer purchase. Most ice dams will form along the lower … Continue Reading

Scotchgard works.

Posted on February 20, 2014.

The horror. Could you imagine? You’ve just spent your hard earned money on professional carpet cleaning. Your old nylon was looking fresh off the roll. And based on the recommendation of the carpet cleaning technician, you added a protective coating to it as well. And the very next day, you spill the toughest thing to … Continue Reading

Carpet Cleaning and Health

Posted on February 20, 2014.

ServiceMaster Minneapolis is grateful for the working relationship it has established with Lifetime Fitness over the past half-decade, having the opportunity to serve many of their fine clubs throughout the greater Minneapolis metro area. In all aspects, Lifetime Fitness promotes a clean way of living while opening up the never-ending doors of self-improvement for all … Continue Reading

Air Duct Cleaning: When do I do it?

Posted on February 20, 2014.

  It may be hard to believe, but spring is coming up quickly. As part of your spring cleaning, consider the dust and where a good amount of it may be coming from…your air ducts. Having your air ducts cleaned by a professional air duct cleaning service with a quality system, like the negative air system … Continue Reading

Springtime & Tile and Grout Cleaning

Posted on February 20, 2014.

They don’t call it a mudroom for nothing. But really, after a long winter tracking can dull the hard surface of any room. Porous, unsealed grout can readily absorb dirt, salt, and whatever else may be tracked on the tile. This can happen even if the floors are mopped and cared for regularly. And, to … Continue Reading

Macy’s: Smoke Damage & Water Damage

Posted on February 20, 2014.

It was a newsworthy event, and prior to the biggest shopping day of the year. Ridgedale Mall was busy with customers, and busy with construction, with a crew working a remodel at one end of the mall. A few sparks ignited the roof of Macy’s department store, where only a few days prior, ServiceMaster Minneapolis … Continue Reading