Sump Pump Tips

Posted on May 19, 2014.

ServiceMaster this time of year receives a high volume of sump pump related water damage calls. Here are some tips Via the American Family Insurance website for preventing this type of loss. Inside the home: Install a battery back up for the sump pump Check the sump pump yearly to make sure it is working … Continue Reading

How often should I Vacuum?

Posted on May 19, 2014.

The answer? It depends. The recommendation given by the carpet and rug institute is one time per week per person and per pet. For example: a household with 4 people and 2 dogs should be vacuuming their carpeting 6 times per week. Is this realistic? Probably not. But this does give a baseline for routine … Continue Reading

Disaster Restoration, Worldwide

Posted on May 19, 2014.

Fall of 2012, when Hurricane Sandy hit, 4 technicians and 1 manager from ServiceMaster Minneapolis volunteered to help assist the Stamford, New London franchise with their considerable workload. The wreckage from the storm was great. It spanned much of the coastline for the Upper Northeast. Still, even today, things are not fully restored to all … Continue Reading

Want a Free bottle of ServiceMaster SpotHero?

Posted on April 5, 2014.

In-case you’re unaware of what this product provides— it is an easy-to-use effective carpet and upholstery spotter. And, ServiceMaster SpotHero also works on laundry.   Here’s how you get a free bottle of it… ServiceMaster representatives will be on hand for this year’s Spring Home Improvement & Design Expo, Saturday 4/12/14. The event is being held … Continue Reading

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