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Don’t Strike Out with Water Damage in Dodge Center, MN- Contact the Water Damage Restoration Professionals

June 11th, 2018 · No Comments

You come home from a long, hard day’s work to discover a burst pipe, leaking roof, or non-functioning sump pump has caused extensive water damage needing water damage restoration. Chances are the structure of your home as well as many of your belongings have been damaged. In the Dodge Center, MN area, ServiceMaster of Rochester can help you with water damage restoration needs. Don’t strike out with water damage. Contact ServiceMaster of Rochester for water damage restoration services.

 

The water damage restoration process can seem overwhelming. Take advantage of a professional water damage restoration service, which include:

 

  1. Emergency services. A professional water damage restoration service will be available and ready to evaluate the situation, determine the source of the problem, the scope of the damage, and get right to work creating an effective plan to get your property back to its pre-loss condition as soon as possible.
  2. Water extraction. From the attic to the basement and duct work to crawl spaces, inspecting every area of your property is important to see just how far the water has traveled and what damage is done. Once this is determined water extraction can begin with the proper equipment, so the affected areas can begin drying as soon as possible.
  3. Inspection of other materials. During the inspection process trained technicians will evaluate flooring, walls, insulation, doors, cabinets, ceiling tiles, and many other areas to see if damage has occurred and any items can be saved.
  4. Reinstallation/cleaning. If carpet can be restored, trained experts will ensure it’s properly dried, cleaned, deodorized, and then reinstalled.
  5. Structural repairs. If you’ve experienced damage to items such as drywall, floors, and ceilings, structural repairs can be done by a water damage restoration team or a subcontractor.

 

If you’ve been hit with water damage from any kind of source including a leaking roof, burst pipe, or sump pump malfunction in the Dodge Center, MN area, stress no more. Contact ServiceMaster of Rochester. Our team of trained water damage restoration experts stand ready and available to return your property to its pre-loss condition in no time, so you can get your life back to normal.

 

Contact us today by calling (507) 282-5747 or searching ServiceMaster of Rochester. Don’t strike out with water damage. Contact ServiceMaster of Rochester for water damage restoration services.

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Fight Off Your Carpet’s Worst Enemy – MUD – with Carpet Cleaning Services from ServiceMaster of Rochester in St. Charles, MN

June 1st, 2018 · No Comments

carpet cleaningIf April showers bring May flowers, then what do May showers bring? Perhaps a beautiful garden, a lush lawn, and…MUD to carpets. There’s really no way to keep dirt, muck, and mud from being tracked into homes and businesses in St. Charles, MN, but there is a way to keep your carpets looking clean, smelling fresh, and welcoming to all who enter. Fight off your carpet’s worst enemy – MUD – with carpet cleaning services from ServiceMaster of Rochester.

 

Mud is carpeting’s number one enemy, and if left untreated, it can really wreak havoc on your flooring. Follow a few simple steps to keep your carpets looking and smelling great:

 

  1. Entry mats. Keeping the dirt and mud at the door can be quite challenging and almost impossible. Keeping an entry mat both outside and inside your door can help to keep mud at the door. Kindly ask your clients or guests to use the mats and/or remove their shoes and boots if appropriate.
  2. Spot clean. Let’s face it. Mud and moisture get tracked in, things get spilled, and a good majority of the time these are accidental. When you notice a spot or spill, act quickly and blot the liquid before it has time to soak deep down into the fibers. Then apply a water-based detergent and let dry.
  3. Vacuum regularly. It can be difficult to find the time and energy to vacuum every day or several times per week. Vacuuming your carpets regularly, however, will help immensely and is the easiest way to keep them clean and extend their life.
  4. Rugs in high traffic areas. If you have high traffic areas, invest in rugs to help absorb the moisture from the rain and catch the mud before it gets ground into the fibers of the carpet. Remove and clean the rugs regularly so they can do their job effectively.
  5. Have your carpets cleaned regularly. Your carpets are a huge investment and something that you don’t want to have to replace every few years. That’s why it’s important to have a professional carpet cleaning service assist you regularly with cleaning. This leaves your carpets looking and smelling great and extends the life of your carpets and investment.

 

When you can’t control the mud and dirt that’s tracked in from those April, May, and June showers, contact ServiceMaster of Rochester for all your carpet cleaning needs in St. Charles, MN. Our trained, experienced, and knowledgeable staff stands ready to fight off your carpet’s worst enemy – MUD. Contact us today by calling (507) 282-5747 or visit us here.

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Make Happy Memories This Memorial Day With Tips to Avoid Fire Damage and Fire Damage Restoration Services in Pine Island, MN from ServiceMaster of Rochester

May 15th, 2018 · No Comments

Memorial Day is set aside for remembering those who died while serving the United States. It’s also a time to fire up the grill and spend time with family and friends and unofficially start the summer season with warmer weather and longer days. But be certain to grill and light the campfires with caution to avoid fire damage to your property. Make happy memories this Memorial Day with tips to avoid fire damage as well as fire damage restoration services in the Pine Island, Minnesota area from ServiceMaster of Rochester.

Use caution and common sense when firing up the grill, having a campfire, or just cooking inside your home.

  1. Distance of grill. Common sense tells us that keeping the grill a safe distance away from structures will prevent fires. It’s also important to be certain your grill is stable and will not tip over.
  2. Keep your grill clean. A mixture of grease and flames can cause an explosion or a hefty fire. Keeping your grill clean both inside and out will help prevent a fire.
  3. Check propane tank. It takes a few seconds to check the grill’s propane tank before lighting the grill to avoid leaks by making sure the hose and connection are tight.
  4. Fire extinguisher. Always have a fire extinguisher handy in the event of a grease fire. These types of fires can happen anywhere at any time, whether you’re cooking inside your home or outside.
  5. Wear appropriate clothing. If you’re grilling, sitting by the campfire, or cooking an evening meal for your family, wear clothing that doesn’t hang over the flame.
  6. Contain the campfire site. Don’t take the chance of your campfire spreading on dry grass or leaves and never leave a fire unattended. Contain the site of your campfire by using a fire pit or enclosing it with rocks.

Following these few simple tips and using common sense can make your Memorial Day (and every day) memorable and safe. Fires happen every day and can be devastating to your family, your home, and your property. ServiceMaster of Rochester has a team of professional experts if you need fire damage restoration services. Our staff are available 24/7/365 and will give you the peace of mind knowing that your fire damage restoration services are handled properly and efficiently. Contact us by calling (507) 282-5747 or visit us here for all your fire damage restoration services. Make your Memorial Day and summer events memorable by using caution when grilling, cooking, or sitting by the campfire.

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April Showers Bring More Than May Flowers—Choose ServiceMaster of Rochester for Your Water Damage Restoration Services in St. Charles, MN

May 1st, 2018 · No Comments

spring rain

“April showers bring May flowers” is a popular saying we often hear. However, April showers can also bring more than May flowers; changing weather, warmer temperatures, and flooding are also common in April. Flooding typically occurs without warning and can leave your home or property in a complete mess. If you’re in St. Charles, MN, and have suffered from flooding in your home, contact ServiceMaster of Rochester for your water damage restoration services.

While a flooded home can leave you with a mess, the feeling of loss and anxiety, and helplessness, do your best to remain calm and follow a few simple tips to get your house back in order:

  1. Turn off power to the home or building. We all know that water and electricity don’t mix and that’s why it’s important to instantly turn off the power supply to the home, particularly if you have standing water inside the structure.
  2. Take pictures and contact your insurance agent. Whether you have minimal damage or a total loss of your home and belongings, be certain to take pictures, document what you can, and contact your insurance agent.
  3. Contact a water restoration service. If you have minimal damage, you may choose to do the cleaning yourself. However, if you have significant damage or a near total loss of your belongings and household items such as carpets, flooring, and upholstery, it will be beneficial for you to contact a professional water damage restoration service.
  4. Act quickly. Water can cause significant damage in a short amount of time. Act quickly to try to restore your home and your belongings.

If you have experienced flooding or water damage in your home, have a back-up plan and act quickly. Need help with cleanup in the St. Charles, MN? Stress no more. Contact ServiceMaster of Rochester for all your water damage restoration needs. Our trained, knowledgeable, and professional staff knows what it takes to remove the water and muck, clean and repair, and get you back to normal in no time. If April showers have brought May flowers and a whole lot more to your home, such as flooding, contact ServiceMaster of Rochester by calling (507) 282-5747 or visiting us here. Don’t let flooding get you down. Instead, enjoy life and take some time to smell the flowers while our professionals do the water damage cleanup.

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Be Prepared When Life’s Events Come Without Warning in the Byron, Minnesota area With Fire Disaster Restoration Services From ServiceMaster of Rochester

April 16th, 2018 · No Comments

Many things in life come with a warning—a wedding, graduation, new baby, or a job. However, a house
fire isn’t one of them. You can be cautious and do everything you can to prevent a fire from happening,
but there’s always a chance for disaster. Responding quickly and taking action can save you needless
distress and anxiety. If you’re in the Byron, Minnesota area and have experienced a disaster in your life
such as a house fire, contact ServiceMaster of Rochester for your cleanup needs. Be prepared when life’s
events come without warning in Byron, MN, with fire disaster restoration services from ServiceMaster of
Rochester.

A house fire or any fire on your property is terrifying and devastating and can leave you feeling stressed,
anxious, and hopeless. Even after the fire is put out, smoke and soot still have damaging effects, and
acting quickly can help alleviate the problems it leaves behind. For the best response after a fire, follow a
few simple steps.

1. Contact your insurance agent. It may seem overwhelming to have just gone through a fire
because your property, belongings, and heirlooms are gone. Contact your insurance agent and, if
possible, take pictures of the damage.

2. Contact a fire restoration company that you can trust. The cleaning and restoration process after
a fire is stressful and may leave you feeling helpless, hopeless, and completely devastated.
That’s why it’s important to contact a disaster restoration company that you can trust your home
and belongings to as well as someone who will get your home back to its pre-fire state.

3. Separating damaged and undamaged items. Chances are, your insurance company will need a
detailed list of all belongings and inventory in your home. Separating undamaged from damaged
items will make it easier for you to determine exactly what items were affected.

Smoke and soot that are left unattended can cause further problems and leave your home
unsalvageable. In addition, the residue left behind after a fire is a biohazard and can leave you with health
problems. That’s why it’s important to act quickly after the flames are put out. Contact a professional
disaster restoration cleaning company immediately.

If you have experienced a fire in your home or property and are in need of disaster restoration services in
Byron, MN, contact ServiceMaster of Rochester. Our trained, knowledgeable, and professional staff
stands ready to assist you in getting your home back to normal and relieving you and your family of the
stress and devastation involved. Be prepared when life’s events come without warning in Byron, MN, with
fire disaster restoration services from ServiceMaster of Rochester. Contact us today by calling (507) 282-
5747 or visit us here for all your fire disaster restoration needs.

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Limit the Impact of a Fire With Fire Damage Restoration Services in St. Charles, MN

March 30th, 2018 · No Comments

fire assessment

Are you dealing with the aftermath of a fire in your St. Charles, MN home or business? Devastated by the loss of your property, possessions, or heirlooms? Limit the impact that a fire has on your life by trusting the experts at ServiceMaster of Rochester.

A fire in your home or business can be devastating but the damage only gets worse over time. That’s why it’s important to act quickly and reap the many benefits from professional fire damage restoration services.

  1. Complete fire damage and smoke damage repair restoration. Finding a service that provides complete fire damage and smoke damage restoration is critical in getting your home or business back to its pre-loss condition.
  2. Emergency pre-cleaning services. Acidic residues and odors from a fire can be devastating and increase your cost of repairs. However, when you act quickly after a fire, emergency pre-cleaning services will limit the damage to your home and belongings.
  3. Cleaning items and belongings. Smoke odors can be just as wicked as the fire itself, leaving your furniture, upholstery, and other items in a pretty sad state. Hiring a fire damage restoration service can help get your items back to normal in no time so you can get your home or business back to normal.
  4. Thorough cleaning and restoration. It’s not just the furniture or your belongings that suffer during a fire. Your walls, carpeting, attics, and most other areas take a beating, too. That’s why it’s important to have a thorough cleaning and restoration process as soon as possible after the last flame is out.
  5. Removing soot from clothing and other fabrics is the first step in the cleaning and deodorizing process, but don’t think you can do this by yourself. Throwing clothing, curtains, and towels into the washing machine may do more harm than good. It’s important to contact a professional fire damage restoration service that is experienced and has the tools to use an oxidizing agent to break up the smoke molecule and to begin the cleaning process.

The safety and health of you and your family are your first priority after a fire. Leave the rest to ServiceMaster of Rochester. We understand how frightening a fire can be and that’s why we stand ready to offer our services for fire damage restoration in your home or business. Our trained, knowledgeable, and expert staff stand available 24/7/365 to get you back on your feet, your home back in order, and your business up and running again with our fire damage restoration services. Make sure everyone is safe, contact your insurance agent, and then call ServiceMaster of Rochester at (507) 282-5747 for all your fire damage restoration needs in St. Charles, MN, or visit us here.

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Buried Alive in Clutter? Stress No More with Hoarding Cleanup Services from ServiceMaster of Rochester in Zumbrota, MN

March 21st, 2018 · No Comments

house clutter

In most homes you can find cluttered closets, unorganized garages, junk drawers, and offices with stacks of homework. It’s all very normal, right? The answer is yes, until this clutter becomes a problem and/or keeps growing and, ultimately, affects other areas of your life.

Hoarding has become more of an issue in today’s society and is difficult to control, clean up, and keep in order after cleanup. If you or someone you know is buried alive in clutter in Zumbrota, MN, contact ServiceMaster of Rochester for professional hoarding cleanup services.

Stress and anxiety often leads to clutter and hoarding tendencies. When our bodies are stressed, we often tend to resort to shopping or have difficulty letting go of possessions, no matter their worth. Hoarding can also cause financial strain and depression.

Follow a few simple steps to get your life or the life of a friend or family member back to normal and free from hoarding:

  1. Recognize the difference between clutter and hoarding. While clutter can cause stress and anxiety, it typically isn’t to the extreme of hoarding. Hoarding typically has harmful effects such as physical, social, and emotional behaviors that cause further distress.
  2. Start small with cleanup. Once you’ve recognized and accepted the fact that you have difficulty letting go of possessions, start small with the cleanup. For example, set goals of cleaning one small area of your home at a time. Once that area is finished, move on to the next. It may be something as simple as a drawer or cabinet.
  3. Touch it once. The phrases “touch it once,” or “OHIO—Only handle it once” can be beneficial during the hoarding cleanup process. Make every effort to not move items or possessions from one place to another. Determine if the item should be disposed of, donated, or kept.
  4. Get rid of unused items. The rule of thumb is typically, “if you haven’t used the item in 6 months, get rid of it.” Let it go and move on without regret.
  5. Remember emotions. If you’re helping a friend or loved one begin the hoarding cleanup process, remember that this is difficult for them. Don’t be judgmental, work with them slowly, and talk them through the process while providing encouragement and support.
  6. Contact a professional hoarding cleanup team. You may find the job is too large for one or two individuals to handle. If this is the case, contact a professional hoarding cleanup service to take the burden off of you or your loved one.

If you or someone you know is buried alive in clutter in Zumbrota, MN, contact ServiceMaster of Rochester for professional hoarding cleanup services. Our trained, professional, and supportive team has the tools, knowledge, products, and expertise to make the job easy and the transition smooth. We understand how difficult it can be to part with prized possessions or clutter that has gotten out of hand, and that’s why we stand ready and available to help and support you or your loved one. Contact us today by calling (507) 282-5747 or visit us here for all your hoarding cleanup needs.

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Lift the Dirt from Your Carpet Fibers and Lift Your Spirits During the Dreary Winter Months with Carpet Cleaning Services in Rochester, MN

March 5th, 2018 · No Comments

 

The dreary days of winter are here and with them comes snow, slush, cold temperatures, sand, salt, slippery roads, and…dirty carpets. If you’re a home or business owner in Rochester, MN, chances are you’ll experience dirty carpets from our tough Midwest winters. ServiceMaster of Rochester can help lift the dirt from the fibers AND lift your spirits during the dreary winter months.

It’s no secret that winters in the upper Midwest can be tough to handle and can wreak havoc on your floors, especially carpets. It’s also no secret that your carpets are an investment and a reflection on your business or home. That’s why hiring a professional carpet cleaning service can benefit you in many ways:

  1. Extend the life of your carpet. Regular carpet cleaning helps extend the life of your carpet while leaving it looking clean and smelling fresh.
  2. Remove odors and smells. Carpets retain odors and smells, particularly if you have pets who mark their territory or high traffic areas with food spills. Your attempt at cleaning with cheap cleaning products from your local retailer may make you feel like your carpets are clean, but getting deep down into the fibers just isn’t happening. A deep clean is what thoroughly removes odors and smells.
  3. Improve health. Carpets tend to attract mold, mildew, dust, dander, and mites, which can be a true health hazard. A professional carpet cleaning service cleans deep down to remove these harmful allergens.
  4. Time saving. In today’s hectic world, carpet cleaning typically isn’t on the top of anyone’s list. A professional carpet cleaning service will relieve you of these duties so you have more time to spend with family, friends, and work.
  5. Labor and body strain. Many homeowners or business owners simply can’t clean carpets themselves as it’s too hard on their back and body. Hire a professional carpet cleaning service to do the work for you to eliminate that burden.

If you live in Rochester, MN, and need your carpets cleaned, stress no more. The winter months can be pretty drab and dreary, and we understand how high traffic areas, pets marking their territory, sand, salt, and general wear and tear on carpets can drain your spirits. ServiceMaster of Rochester stands ready and available to assist you in your carpet cleaning needs. We’ll lift the dirt and grime from your carpets AND we’ll lift your spirits as well. Contact us today by calling (507) 282-5747 or visiting ServiceMaster of Rochester.

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Set Your New Year’s Resolution with Carpet Cleaning Services from ServiceMaster of Rochester in Kasson, MN

February 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

carpet cleaningThe new year is always filled with resolutions, goals, and challenges. While the typical resolutions include losing weight, eating healthier, and having a better financial plan, why not make a resolution to have your carpets professionally cleaned every year either before or after the holidays? ServiceMaster of Rochester is here to help home and business owners in Kasson, MN with residential and commercial carpet cleaning so you can fulfill your resolution and feel better about yourself and your property.

Consider a different New Year’s resolution this year by treating yourself to professional carpet cleaning services. The benefits include:

  1. Removal of dirt and bacteria. Even though you may vacuum regularly and do your best to clean up spills and stains, you aren’t getting the total, deep removal of dirt and bacteria like you would if you hired a professional carpet cleaning service.
  2. Stains and ground in dirt. When wine, coffee, or food are spilled, or your pet marks its territory, the liquid quickly seeps deep into the carpet fibers. Regular carpet cleaning will remove the stains and give your carpet a clean and fresh look, feel, and smell.
  3. Prolong the life of your carpet. Vacuuming regularly is a good thing and certainly helps to remove some of the dirt, particles, and bacteria, but a professional carpet cleaning service gives a thorough, deep clean while prolonging the life of your carpet, especially in high traffic areas.
  4. Clean and healthy environment. Whether you have carpet in your home or at the office, dirty floors lead to an unhealthy environment. Bacteria, stains, mites, and fungi all lead to the risk of health concerns, and these things tend to find their ways into carpets. Making an effort to have your carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis is important for the health and well-being of you and your family.

If your New Year’s resolutions don’t currently include care of your carpets, you may want to add this to your list and reap the benefits. At ServiceMaster of Rochester, we want your new year to be a great one as well as a healthy one. Our trained and professional staff is ready to assist you with all your carpet cleaning needs. There’s no job too big or too small, and we handle them all. Contact us today by calling (507) 282-5747 or visiting us here. Set your New Year’s resolution with carpet cleaning services in Kason, MN from ServiceMaster of Rochester.

 

 

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Don’t Let Burst Water Pipes Freeze You in Your Tracks With Water Damage Restoration Services From ServiceMaster of Rochester in Rochester, MN

February 8th, 2018 · No Comments

Minnesota winters can be calm and beautiful, or they can be frigid, long, and devastating. Only Mother Nature knows exactly what will come our way. As the weather gets colder, homeowners or renters in Rochester, MN, know of the risks of freezing pipes resulting in water damage. ServiceMaster of Rochester stands ready to assist in flood damage repair and water damage restoration services. Don’t let burst water pipes freeze you in your tracks this winter with water damage restoration services.

Even though we can’t control our Minnesota winters, taking a few precautions can lower the risk of pipes freezing in your home or place of business.

  1. Wrap water pipes. If you have pipes that run along the exterior wall of your home or building, wrap them with the appropriate pipe insulation to keep them from freezing.
  2. Leave closet or cupboard doors open. By leaving closet or cupboard doors open to those pipes that are tucked away inside, the warmer air will be able to circulate.
  3. Insulate attics, crawl spaces, and lower level windows. Often homeowners forget about pipes that run through attics and crawl spaces where insulation isn’t always at its finest. It may be to your benefit to add additional insulation in these areas. Insulating your lower level windows will help significantly as well.
  4. Leave faucets running with a small stream of water. Although this won’t keep your pipes from freezing completely, it will help relieve the pressure that is backed up in your pipes.

Minnesota winters are quite unpredictable and the last thing you need or want to deal with is burst water pipes that cause water damage to your home or building. Be proactive and prepare your home with additional insulation, wrapping water pipes, and opening doors in closets and other tucked away places to allow warmer air to circulate.

If you find yourself in a predicament of frozen pipes and water damage, act quickly and contact ServiceMaster of Rochester. Our trained and knowledgeable staff is available 24/7/365 for all your water damage restoration needs. ServiceMaster has been America’s most trusted name in water damage restoration services. If your frozen water pipes have left you with water damage and you are in need of water damage restoration services, contact ServiceMaster of Rochester in the Rochester, MN, area at (507) 282-5747 or visit us here. Don’t let burst water pipes freeze you in your tracks this winter with water damage restoration services.

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