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How to Protect Your Carpet from Pets and Avoid the Need for Professional Carpet Cleaning in Newton, IA

February 24th, 2021 · No Comments

Pets add something wonderful to our lives; they provide us with companionship and love. They can also make us laugh, force us to interact with the outside world through walks outside and trips to a park, and they give us something that only animals can offer. Be that as it may, if you live in a home with carpeting, you may wonder about proper carpet cleaning and how to avoid problems caused by having a pet. Carpet problems arise when pets cause stains, dandruff, and tufts of hair embedded in the carpet’s fibers. So, what are your options? How do you keep your carpet clean when you have pets? Keep reading to find out more.

Vacuum Your Carpet Frequently

When you own a cat or dog, you know that it sheds frequently. The hair (and dandruff from the hair) can get into your carpet’s fibers, not only ruining the appearance of your carpet, but also possibly irritating the allergies of someone in your home. The longer you go without vacuuming, the bigger the carpet problem will become. Make sure to vacuum your carpeting at least once a week. Also, a good floor cleaning not only helps with the carpeting issue, it makes you feel good and gives you a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Trim Your Pet’s Nails and Brush Their Fur Regularly

Believe it or not, it matters if your pet’s nails are trimmed. When your pet’s nails are long, they could pull out the carpet’s fibers, causing them to look old and worn, when walking across the carpet. This will create a need to perform carpet cleaning more often, or eventually, force you to get new carpeting. Brushing your pet can also help with the shedding problem, or at least reduce the fur in your carpeting by a little.

Protect Your Carpets with Professional Carpet Cleaning

Contact ServiceMaster of Newton in Newton, IA, for reliable carpet cleaning assistance. We can be reached directly online or call us at (641) 792-9580.

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Water Damage Restoration after a Clogged Dishwasher Drain

February 12th, 2021 · No Comments

You’ve had a long day of shopping and are ready to put up your feet and relax. However, when you walk into your house, you notice water all over the kitchen floor. You find the source is the dishwasher, and after you hire a plumber to help out, you learn that the drain attached to the dishwasher was clogged. When you started up the dishwasher before leaving to shop, you didn’t know the water would have no place to go except your kitchen floor! Now you need to find help with water damage restoration in Newton, IA.

Different areas need different water extraction techniques. Depending on which room is flooded, the water extraction techniques needed will change. The larger the room, the more space the water can take up, so large rooms may require large fans and pumps to extract all the water. A small room may only need a wet vacuum and a few box fans. Water can find its way into your walls, flooring, and the furniture, and any water left behind can result in mold and mildew growth. Because water can find its way into just about everything, the water extraction process needs to be complete, and the right tools and techniques used.

Using a professional service will take the guess work out of the water damage restoration process. Using a professional service such as ServiceMaster of Newton ensures that the right water extraction tools and techniques are used to get out every drop of water. The technicians at ServiceMaster of Newton use moisture detection tools to search the walls, floors, and furniture to make sure the water extraction was done correctly. These professionals also have the tools to face any water damage situation. Storm damage, sewage backups, and burst pipes all result in different water damage and require different tools to ensure the cleanup is done correctly.

 

Facing a water damage situation can be stressful and difficult, but you don’t have to face it alone. ServiceMaster of Newton will work with your insurance company so all you have to worry about is your family’s safety and health. If you live in the Newton, IA, area, ServiceMaster of Newton should be your first call for all your water damage restoration needs. Call us today at (641) 792-9580.

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Floor Cleaning to Remove the Remnants of the Holidays in Newton, IA

January 31st, 2021 · No Comments

The holidays were a success, and everyone and everything is now ready to settle into a post-holiday calm. Everything, that is, except the floors of your Newton, IA home. The floor around the dining room table looks like a war zone with food and drink stains everywhere. Your brother’s one year old has discovered the joys of throwing food so much that most everything that was on her plate is now on your floor, and the kitchen floor is spotted with stains from the ‘help’ your relatives provided during the preparation of the feast. Where in Newton, IA can you find help with your hardwood floor cleaning?

Assessment is the first step. When the technicians of ServiceMaster of Newton arrive to your home, the first thing they do is assess the condition of your hardwood floors. Not all stains can be treated the same, and knowing the origin of the stain goes a long way in making sure it’s treated correctly. Knowing if a stain is from food, paint, or something else is the important part. Our technicians also look at what type of flooring needs to be cleaned. Cleaning hardwood flooring compared to title flooring requires different solutions and tools. It’s important that your floor isn’t damaged but protected during the cleaning process.

Let the professionals help with your floor cleaning needs. You can clean your floors yourself, but how are you supposed to know what’s best for each type of flooring material? Going to the store and trying to figure out the floor cleaning isle can be an anxiety inducing situation! There are shelves filled with all sorts of different cleaners all claiming to be the best. How are you supposed to know which solutions will provide the clean you need without causing any damage? Even if you select the right solutions, how do you know if you have the right tools? Mops, buckets, dusters, and more can be used, but each flooring might require different tools. By allowing our ServiceMaster of Newton professionals to do the cleaning for you, you know the floors of your Newton, IA home will be safely, thoroughly, and economically cleaned to perfection.

ServiceMaster of Newton is ready to help everyone in Newton, IA with all their floor cleaning needs. Just give us a call today at (641) 792-9580!

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Yearly Carpet Cleaning Keeps Your Carpets Looking Like New

January 15th, 2021 · No Comments

This year has been difficult, and to treat yourself and your home, you want to deep clean all your carpets. You vacuum regularly, but the carpet gives off a weird smell, a cross between wet dog and musty dust. With everything going on the idea of figuring out how to deep clean the carpeting is overwhelming and continues to find itself at the bottom of your to-do list. Where in Newton, IA can you find the carpet cleaning help you need?

Your carpet is important and shouldn’t be forgotten. The carpet in your home is a cozy comfort to the whole family. It provides a place for your kids to play, the dog to sleep, and it keeps your feet from freezing in the morning when you wake up.

It also acts like a sponge by soaking up all the smells created within your home, and a repository for stains, dust, dirt, dander, and all that nasty grime that gets dragged into your house. This filth can become deeply embedded, and the only way to thoroughly remove it is to have a professional deep carpet cleaning performed.

For most, all we ever do for our carpets is vacuum. Sure, vacuuming is important, but it doesn’t deep clean the carpet…it simply can’t. A deep carpet cleaning should be performed once or twice a year to ensure anything lurking under the surface is removed. It can also help your family remain healthy. Without a deep cleaning, anyone with allergies can experience more allergy attacks, making life miserable.

You don’t have to do the carpet cleaning yourself. While performing a deep carpet cleaning is important, you don’t have to face the task alone. ServiceMaster of Newton is here to help the Newton, IA area with all their carpet cleaning needs. The technicians at ServiceMaster of Newton are trained in all the tools, techniques, and solutions needed to help extend the life of your carpets and ensure they look like new for as long as possible. Various carpet types can absorb dirt, dust, and stains differently and require different tools and solutions to ensure they’re completely cleaned. Instead of trying to figure all this out on your own and causing yourself stress, let ServiceMaster of Newton do the work for you.

ServiceMaster of Newton is ready to help those in Newton, IA with all their carpet cleaning needs. To make an appointment, give us a call today at (641) 792-9580!

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Fire Damage from a Tree Fire

December 28th, 2020 · No Comments

As the holiday season was approaching it was difficult for your family to deal with the thought of having to celebrate separate from others. To help the situation you bought a real tree for the first time, and when the decorating was complete, the tree looked absolutely remarkable. When you own a real tree, there are some safety tips you should be aware of, and as the fire damage restoration experts in Newton, IA, ServiceMaster of Newton would like to share a few.

Real trees can be a big fire hazard. While real trees smell and look amazing, they can also be a fire hazard. As the tree dries out it becomes more flammable, and it’s important to be aware of the situation. By ensuring your tree has adequate water you can slow the drying process and make your tree less of a fire hazard. The types of lights you use can also make a difference. LED lights are nice and bright and don’t emit heat that can cause a fire. You also need to make sure that anything that produces heat, such as candles or wax warmers, are kept away from the tree. Even if the tree is adequately hydrated, open flames can cause the tree to go up in flames.

Fire damage can lead to secondary damage unless the cleanup process is started quickly. When a fire is extinguished the water and soot combine to make a sludge. The longer this sludge sits on your items, the harder it is to restore those items and return them to their original state. The technicians at ServiceMaster of Newton have the training and tools needed to ensure the fire damage restoration is done quickly and your belongings don’t suffer from secondary damage.

Your belongings aren’t the only things that need to be restored. It’s important to perform an HVAC cleaning after a fire as part of the fire damage restoration process. Any smoke, soot, or debris floating in the air during the fire can find its way into your furnace and ductwork. If your furnace and ductwork aren’t cleaned after a fire, the soot and other debris will be blown back into your home every time the furnace turns on, resulting in health issues for anyone living in your Newton, IA home.

ServiceMaster of Newton has the trained technicians, equipment, and modern solutions to help those in Newton, IA with all their fire damage restoration needs. If your home has suffered fire damage, give ServiceMaster of Newton a call at (641) 792-9580.

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Holiday Fire Safety Tips to Help You Avoid the Need for Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Newton, IA

December 21st, 2020 · No Comments

The December holidays are almost here, and you know what that means—good times for everyone! It’s a season to get out your pumpkin-pie recipe, buy gifts for loved ones, and relax under a warm blanket at home. It’s also a time to come together with others and try to spread peace and happiness across the world. Of course, many holiday traditions and festivities take place in your home. And while your home is a place to create many wonderful memories during any holiday season, it can also be an unsafe space if you’re not careful. Carelessness can lead to a fire and the need for fire damage restoration help. So, what can you do to prevent any safety problems? How can you ensure that anyone who spends time in your home will be safe?

Choose Decorations Carefully

Many people love to fill their homes with holly boughs or wax candles when the holiday season comes. These decorations look good, but they also can be flammable and hazardous. If you must have candles in your home, for example, make sure they’re a safe distance from anything flammable, and be sure to extinguish them before you leave or go to bed. Proper fire damage restoration prevention also includes checking the decorative lights on your tree to ensure there are no frayed wires. If you use a real tree, water it frequently so the needles won’t dry up, and perform a floor cleaning if any needles get on the floor so it will be harder for a fire to spread should one develop.

Use Caution When Cooking

Never allow children or animals to play around cooking areas, and be sure to ask a responsible adult to keep an eye on them if you have to leave the kitchen. Don’t wear loose clothing while you cook as it could catch fire. Also, keep flammable items such as paper towels away from the stove; even if these items seem harmless, they are not when placed near heat or flames.

Contact ServiceMaster of Newton in Newton, IA, for reliable fire damage restoration assistance. We can be reached online or call us on the phone at (641) 792-9580.

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How to Get Your Home Ready for Thanksgiving and the Importance of Professional Floor Cleaning in Newton, IA

November 26th, 2020 · No Comments

Thanksgiving – probably one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. It’s a day to spend time with your family, enjoy good food, and watch the parades and football games on television. It’s a day to relax, forget your worries (at least for a few hours), and think about what you’re thankful for in an otherwise stressful world.

It’s great, that’s for sure, but if it’s your turn to host the holiday, it can also be a little stressful. You know you need your home to look clean and presentable, but how do you do this? How do you properly prepare, and why should you care about the art of floor cleaning as you go through the motions?

 

Make a List (AKA Plan Ahead)

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you have to prepare your home for dozens of relatives and friends. You might feel lost, end up getting little done, and feel embarrassed when your guests arrive. Avoid pressure and stress by preparing a list before you start on your tasks. Tell yourself exactly what you need to buy for the dinner and what guests should bring in order to save you time. Think about decorations and how the table should be set. Also, note what rooms need to be cleaned and if you should add professional floor cleaning or upholstery cleaning to the list.

 

Get Cleaning

Start cleaning. Wipe down tables and countertops. Refill toilet paper holders and move boxes away from doorways so people can move around freely. You don’t have to clean every little corner, but if you’re worried about a messy house, do what you can. Save the small tasks for the day of. That way, if something gets dirty again, you won’t have to clean it again. This can help you feel less rushed and confidently in control.

Contact ServiceMaster of Newton in Newton, IA for reliable floor cleaning assistance. We can be reached directly online or at (641) 792-9580.

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How to be a Productive Stay-at-Home Mom (and the Importance of Professional Upholstery Cleaning) in Newton, IA

November 16th, 2020 · No Comments

Parenting is a full-time job, no matter what anybody says. You have to be ready to guide your kids, feed them, clothe them, and spend time with them. You have to do all you can to make sure they grow up in a safe and loving environment. Of course, because you need to spend so much time focusing on your kids, you may struggle to be productive in other ways. This can lead to feelings of guilt, especially when it comes to keeping your home and its surroundings clean. Indeed, upholstery cleaning may be one of those cleaning tasks you put off and then feel guilty about. You may feel you are falling behind and have failed to complete other tasks both inside and outside the home. But there is no need to lose hope or to feel you will never get through that slump. To help you, we offer the following tips for being more productive around your home.

 

Get Up Earlier

This may not sound fun, or even desirable (especially if you aren’t a morning person), but if you wake up before your kids get up, it’s a lot easier to finish your tasks. Even a half hour can make a difference. You can wipe down kitchen counters, start a load of laundry, or maybe even read a chapter in a book.

 

Make It Easy for Your Kids to Help

Let your kids help where they can. If they see trash on the floor, they can throw it away. If they have left toys on the stairs, they can pick them up. They can feed the dog or take it for a walk. They can also dust the shelves and tables in the family room. This means less work for you, and a lesson about responsibility for your kids. Just make sure the cleaning tasks are safe for them!

 

Make a “To Do” List

Need milk? You typically make a note of this on your “to do” list. So, need to clean your furniture? Make a note to contact an upholstery cleaning or commercial cleaning service.

Contact ServiceMaster of Newton in Newton, IA, for reliable upholstery cleaning assistance. We can be reached online or by calling (641) 792-9580.

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How to Market and Prepare Your Business for Halloween and the Importance of Professional Commercial Cleaning in Newton, IA

October 17th, 2020 · No Comments

Halloween is one of the most anticipated and beloved holidays in the U.S. Who can say no to wearing fun costumes, eating candy, visiting haunted houses, and generally having fun with friends and family?

 

But Halloween fun isn’t limited to home and a close circle of people. If you’re a savvy business owner, you also realize that Halloween can be used to market your business and increase brand awareness. What are the best options for your business, and what can you do to achieve as much success as possible? Do you need to look into commercial cleaning before you do anything else? Don’t expect a witch’s spell to conjure the answers – check out the tips below.

 

Hold a Costume Contest or Giveaway

One of the most popular ways to achieve community participation and increase brand awareness involves holding a costume contest. Invite people to come to your store or place of business at a certain time and offer prizes. If this isn’t a safe option for your business or it’s just not possible, consider doing a social media giveaway. Allow people to post pictures of themselves in costumes and go from there.

 

Have Your Business Professionally Cleaned

When you plan to have significantly more people at your business, you’re bound to feel self-conscience about how clean it is. You can fix this problem by looking into professional commercial cleaning. An expert cleaning company will ensure your office or other space looks neat and sanitary. If you choose the right company for the job, they will use the best cleaning tools available and answer your questions quickly and efficiently. Should you also be dealing with water damage at your business, choose one that can help with water damage restoration.

 

Give Your Website and/or Social Media a Makeover

Get your clients and customers excited for Halloween by using themes for your online presence. Make sure, however, that the images and colors you use both fit the holiday and match well with your brand. If your audience is young kids and their parents, for example, don’t use gory images from horror films.

 

Contact ServiceMaster of Newton in Newton, IA for reliable and professional commercial cleaning assistance. Contact us online or call us today at (641) 792-9580.

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How to Clean Your House Fast and the Importance of Professional Residential Cleaning in Newton, IA

October 8th, 2020 · No Comments

For many people, cleaning isn’t just a chore – it’s a pain. They would rather drink sour milk or have a tooth pulled than wipe down counters and vacuum the carpet. While this might sound a bit melodramatic, to put in simply, not everybody is thrilled about taking steps to make their living space a cleaner place. They like the idea of a clean, safe home (especially if they have kids), but doing the work can feel tedious, wearying, and monotonous. It can take all day, but it doesn’t have to. Not if you know what you’re doing and you refer to the tips below. Looking into professional residential cleaning is one option, but if you want to do it yourself (and quickly), we hope this information will help.

 

Finish One Spot Before You Move to Another

Some people think they need to zip from one end of the room to the other, quickly wiping or dusting something, then coming back to finish dusting or wiping something else. If you take this approach, it will take you a lot longer to clean a room because of sloppy mistakes. To ensure you won’t have to come back and fix issues later, focus on one section before you move to the next. For example, wipe down all the counters in the kitchen before you move on to dusting the pantry shelves or throwing out expired food in the fridge.

 

Take Your Supplies with You

You might be leaving your cleaning supplies in the family room, coming back for them again and again, up and down the stairs, instead of bringing them with you. This is another way people waste time while cleaning. If you don’t want to use a residential cleaning service, you can make it easy on yourself by putting everything in an apron pocket or bucket to carry around with you.

 

Clean Messes as You Make Them

Spill a drink? Wipe it up! Did your dog leave muddy prints on the hardwood floor? Clean it up! If you clean things as they happen, especially spills, this will help you avoid the need for water damage restoration, among other things.

 

Contact ServiceMaster of Newton in Newton, IA today for reliable residential cleaning assistance. We can be reached directly online or at (641) 792-9580.

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