Fire Cleanup: Be Aware of Four Common Types of Fire

A fire is one of the most severe losses that a homeowner or renter can experience. After the initial shock and assessment, the fire cleanup process should begin as soon as possible. Fire damage professionals coordinate with the fire department to determine the types...

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Is a Sewer Backup Destroying Your Business?

No amount of sprayed-on air freshener will eliminate the putrid odor of a sewer backup; and when it happens at your business, it can hurt your daily sales. Sewage inside a commercial building can also cause further damage if not cleaned up quickly and correctly. Here...

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Get Help for Basement Flooding from a Washing Machine Leak

There are many home appliances that we rely on regularly; but when you have a washing machine leak, it can cause major basement flooding problems that can be long-lasting if not treated quickly. Besides the obvious problem of needing to fix the washer, there are other...

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Will Hardwood Floors Get Cleaner with Steam Cleaning?

There are varying opinions on the best way to take care of hardwood floors, but experts agree that the nicest-looking floors need to be kept clean. Most hardwoods age beautifully, so an older floor that is kept clean can look just as nice as a newer wood floor. Often,...

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What is the Best Way to Clean Walls?

It’s your turn to host the big family reunion. Or, maybe you have a graduation open house planned, or a wedding, or some other big event at your home. It would be so nice to hire a staging company to completely set up your home, picture-perfect, in a way that would...

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Michigan Winter Floor Care Tips

Winter weather can be unpredictable in Michigan, and making sure your home or office floors look good during cold weather might be a challenge. Here are some winter floor care tips that will help keep your hallways looking great. Clean Outside First Sweeping the front...

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Holiday Cleaning List: Just a Few Days to a Clean Home

Busy work, school, and sporting schedules often get in the way of daily cleaning tasks. When the general untidiness, clutter, and dirt start piling up, it can feel overwhelming to get ready for houseguests or holiday visitors. We’ve put together a holiday cleaning...

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Area Rug Cleaning Tips

Hardwood and tile flooring are popular in both modern and historical homes, and area rugs often adorn walkways or large room sections. Here are some hints about area rug cleaning that will help them look great and last longer. Vacuuming an area rug Depending on the...

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Janitorial Cleaning Reduces Office Allergy Problems

Millions of people suffer from allergies every day. Some are seasonal allergies related to pollen and outdoor air quality, while other allergies may be the result of sensitivity to indoor contaminants. The symptoms of allergies often affect work efficiency and...

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Home Flooding Prevention and Action Steps

Seasonal weather changes can often cause water problems, especially if your home is located in an area that experiences water flooding after rainstorms. Homeowners often experience water seepage or home flooding when rivers overflow or drain systems can’t keep up with...

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Kitchen Spring Cleaning Tips

Today’s busy lifestyle sometimes gets in the way of taking care of things around the house like earlier generations did, but we still want a picture-perfect home when someone drops in for a quick visit. Here are some kitchen spring cleaning tips to help you tackle...

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Spring Cleaning Services for Busy Lifestyles

The thought of Spring cleaning can put fear into those with the best intentions. Excuses and procrastination often take center stage, and the deep cleaning goal originally sought after turns into a quick swipe, wipe or sweep. Fortunately, spring cleaning services by...

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Keeping Upholstery Clean in Your Home

You use it every day, rely on it to be comfortable when guests come over, and was probably one of the more expensive purchases inside your home. But, keeping upholstered furniture clean isn’t always a priority, unless there has been a spill. There are a few things to...

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Tile Floor Care Tips for Homeowners

Tile flooring is a popular choice in new home construction and remodeling jobs. Tile floors are a long-term investment, but if not properly cared for, they can begin looking dull and dirty. Here are some tile floor care tips to consider if you are thinking about...

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Specialized Skills Needed for Medical Office Cleaning

Janitorial services include common tasks that fit most office cleaning situations, but medical office cleaning requires specialized skills, protocol and products to meet strict sanitization requirements. Before hiring a cleaning service for your medical office,...

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Restore Beauty with Hardwood Floor Cleaning Services

Rainy weather can affect your home or office building in ways you may not notice. High humidity can cause dampness and gradual mold growth, or excessive rain can wreak havoc when a roof leaks or groundwater floods your basement. Quick action can make a difference when...

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Mold Cleanup Needed to Reduce Risk of Health Hazards

If you watch any of the home remodeling and design shows on television, then you know that certain types of mold that can be toxic. Unfortunately, none of these popular shows tell you about all of the many dangerous types of molds, and why they pose a health hazard....

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Janitorial Services Cover Summer Vacation Shortages

Around the workplace, summer schedules can get tricky. When employees are taking time off for vacations, responsibilities get shifted around and sometimes less pressing things tend to go undone. For many workplaces, that means the cleanliness level starts to go...

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Top 3 Janitorial Services for Your Church Building

To the members of your congregation, your church is more than just a building. It is a place of hope, community and celebration. For children, it is a first introduction to the faith. Visitors to the church do not just take in the warmth of the fellowship and the...

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How to Have Great Looking Carpeting

Carpeting is a wonderful flooring surface. It is soft, makes sitting on the floor comfortable and muffles the sound of even the most rambunctious toddler. Moreover, as pointed out by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), it even helps reduce allergy and asthma symptoms...

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Carpet Cleaning Helps with Sippy Cup Spills

Life with a baby, toddler, or preschooler has its ups and downs. On the one hand, watching them learn and grow is priceless, and when they flash a certain smile it just melts your heart. But they are pretty dirty in their own way, and it's more than a full-time job...

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Support Special Needs Caregivers with a Cleaning Service

Each April, Autism Awareness Month promotes fundraising and awareness events to help people understand and support people with autism. While there is a lot of information available about autism, many people still don't know how to support those in their community...

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Renters: Use a Move-Out Cleaning Service

Moving is a major undertaking that is compounded by the need to leave your rental home in the same condition it was when you arrived. Here are some cleaning chores that must be added to your to-do list if you want to get your deposit payment back. Of course, you could...

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Suffering from Chronic Pain? Consider a Cleaning Service

So many people take the ability to move for granted. If you suffer from chronic pain, then you know that cleaning your home can have long-lasting effects. Pushing a vacuum or mop, using hand and arm strength to wash windows, or bending over to clean a tub can leave...

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Spring Cleaning Help for Often-Neglected Chores

When it comes to housekeeping, certain cleaning chores tend to be overlooked more often than others. With many people getting ready for spring cleaning, remember some of these often-neglected cleaning chores. Stair banisters - Although they are touched often, stair...

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Home Office Cleaning and Organizing Tips

Productivity in a home office can sometimes be a challenge, depending on how much space you have and where in the home your office is located. One step towards working more effectively is to streamline how you work and organize your space for maximum efficiency....

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Specialized Cleaning Needed After Water Damage

A flood is never expected, and when it happens, there's little you can do but put one foot in front of the other, salvage what you can, and start cleaning up the mess. If you find yourself in this situation now or in the future, it can be an extremely stressful time....

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Carpet Cleaning Steps to Make Your Carpet Last Longer

Some people just love the feel of soft carpet under their feet. Walking on a soft surface is just more comfortable for some, especially in colder months. But carpet is a sizable investment, so it’s important to know how to take care of it to keep it looking nice. To...

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Commercial Window Cleaning Takes Skill

It is important for retail stores to make sure they have shining windows to invite customers inside, but even if you don't run a store, you still need to consider attractiveness of your building. The windows at any business are some of the most prominent aspects...

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Cleaning Tips for Preparing your Home for a New Baby

The arrival of a new baby requires a great deal of preparation, and cleaning your house is just one of the many tasks you’ll need to do. Here are some cleaning tips to keep in mind so you can ensure you are ready to bring your little one home. Begin by washing down...

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Janitorial Service Takes Care of Retailers

There are certain times of the year when retailers get lots of traffic through the store, especially when they feature short-term sales on popular items. For a store owner, there isn’t always time to keep up with all the little details of keeping the shop clean. If...

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Professional Carpet Cleaning vs DIY

If your carpet is in need of some attention, you may wonder if it’s worth it to call a professional carpet cleaning company. After all, you can buy carpet cleaners right in the vacuum aisle of your local Walmart, or many stores have models available for rent. What...

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Types of Carpet Cleaning Methods

Although vacuuming your carpet regularly is helpful, you should also have it professionally cleaned at least every 12 or 18 months if you want your carpet to last a long time and look good. What’s more, professional carpet cleaning promotes good health as it gets rid...

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Get Help with Window Washing Before Winter Hits

If you've lived in the area for long, you know the calendar can be deceiving. While winter doesn't officially start until December 21st, the cold and snow usually starts long before then. If you've been thinking you'd like to get your windows clean before the cold...

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Holidays Guests? Get Ready with Carpet Cleaning

Day in and day out, you go through your normal schedule and there are some things you start to become accustomed to in your home. The funny noise the refrigerator makes, the small crack in the bathroom floor, or the little dent in the wall where the doorknob bumped...

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3 Benefits of Regular Deep Carpet Cleaning

Most people settle on vacuuming twice a week with an occasional shampooing. The truth is, carpet cleaning must go beyond this light cleaning. Carpet fibers grip dirt particles, debris, hair, skin particles, and so many other contaminants that home vacuums and rental...

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Professional Office Cleaning: 3 Reasons to Hire Experts

Maintaining a spotless office environment gives a successful image to visitors, and is one of the perks sought after by employees - a pleasant working environment. Professional office cleaning is essential to the health, productivity, and well-being of your valuable...

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Janitorial Services Can Wipe Streaked Windows Clean

Many commercial properties have large panes of glass on the front of the building, which is great for visibility and creating a welcoming atmosphere, but for many business owners, these windows are a constant bother. They need to be cleaned regularly, and if a person...

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Schedule Back-to-School Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Before you know it, the big yellow buses will be showing up on our roads, and kids will be climbing aboard to head back to school. For parents, this may be the optimal time to schedule a cleaning service. For the past two months, kids have been running in and out the...

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What to Do Between Professional Carpet Cleanings

It's fairly common knowledge that residential carpet should be professionally cleaned at least once per year. But that doesn't mean you should leave it at that. Whether you rent or own your home, there are things you can do to maintain your carpet. Here are three...

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Hire a Cleaning Service to De-Stress Your Next Move

Summer months are the most popular for ending leases and moving to a new home. While the thought of starting fresh in a new place is exciting, the moments leading up to it can be quite stressful. Having to pack and move every single possession you have is exhausting;...

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Cleaning Service Helps Stage Your Home for Quicker Sales

Two factors make now an excellent time for you to sell your home. First, rising prices mean you'll get the highest profit on your real estate Second, lower interest rates mean more buyers will be able to afford your property. If you want your house to sell more...

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Reducing Allergies with Routine Carpet Cleaning

Cleaning the carpeting in your home or office is one of the easiest ways to cut down on dust, pollen, and other debris that could be causing allergies for family members or employees. In order to have the best results for carpet cleaning, it’s best to explore the...

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Feeling Guilty for Not Spring Cleaning Like Grandma Did?

Many of us who are adults now can remember our Moms or Grandmas spring cleaning all over the house. It was an event! Curtains came down and were cleaned. Windows were scrubbed until you couldn't even tell they were there. Even the walls were washed. If you feel like...

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Give Mom a Cleaning Service for Mother’s Day

Many people are stumped when it comes to Mother's Day gifts, so they do the same thing year after year. Maybe they take Mom out for brunch, or they buy her a plant for her garden. This year, consider thinking about what would really help her out ... a cleaning...

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Janitorial Services Help Keep High Traffic Areas Clean

As things warm up in the spring, many companies start to notice their high traffic areas looking a little dingy. People coming in all winter, bringing with them dirt, snow, and salt, takes a toll on the flooring. Spring is a great time to start janitorial services...

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Cleaning Service Will Help New Parents

Life is often overwhelming to new parents after having a baby, especially if the little bundle is their first. As parents go from dictating their own schedule, to changing their life to revolve around an infant's needs, things can get stressful. Some days just taking...

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Carpet Cleaning will Address Pet Issues

You have found your dream home. It has everything you ever wanted in a home and a few things you don't. Although the previous owners took good care of the house, they had three cats. Both you and your spouse are allergic to cat hair and dander, so before you move in,...

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The Value of Clean – Infographic

Click the image to view the entire infographic - clean can make a difference in any work environment! ServiceMaster by the Border handles Janitorial Cleaning for many businesses in our community!

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Why Mold Assessment May be Needed After Icicles Melt

Those lovely icicles that hang down around your house in the winter, like little swords that shine and sparkle in the sunlight, may conceal real hidden dangers. Ice dams are formed when the snow on your house melts and ice builds up at the edges of the roof and in the...

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Winter Floor Care Made Easy

The harsh weather of winter makes floor care a challenge, whether you have hardwood, tile or carpeted floors. Sand and salt used outside on icy pavements gets stuck in the treads of boots, often being tracked inside your home. Wet hats, mittens, and scarves are often...

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Did You Know – Carpet Cleaning vs. Spilled Paint

Two-year-old carpeting is still considered new for many homeowners. The cost of replacing carpeting is expensive, so when a client recently called about spilled paint on a tan carpet, we were up to the challenge. First, the homeowner informed us that the paint puddle...

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Cleaning Service Helps You Enjoy the Holidays

The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year always flies by, and there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. Between shopping, wrapping, baking, parties, and family get-togethers, many people are busier than ever. If keeping the house clean is...

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Bedroom Cleaning Tips During Flu Season

Fall and winter are prime times for seasonal flu, but nothing feels better than having a fresh, clean bed after recovering from a week of flu symptoms. Here are some quick home cleaning tips for your bedroom. The big stuff Mattresses should be cleaned frequently, and...

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End-Of-Season Tips to Clean Your Outdoor Grill

Some people love grilling year-round, while others are fair-weather grillers. If you’re getting ready to pack up the patio entertainment soon, here are some tips for cleaning your outdoor grill now. Frequent, light cleaning If you’ve been diligent all summer and did...

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Big Cleaning Tip – Cut the Clutter!

Often, the biggest problem to a neat and tidy home or office is all the “stuff” that accumulates and grows in piles here and there. When you take a look around and see clutter everywhere, it’s time to take a breath and make a difference, starting with a couple of easy...

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Window Washing Tips

A bright outlook can make a difference to the entire day, and looking out a sparkling clean window can make any day seem better. Washing windows is one of the least favorite jobs, but there are some ways of making it easier. Start with the right time to wash, the...

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