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The Disasters Vary, but Proper Water Damage Restoration is Crucial in Superior, WI


September 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Imagine if rain clouds parked over Superior, WI, for hours or even days. You have a pretty good idea of what might happen next, especially if you’ve been following the news regarding the recent flooding in Houston, Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey.

As a force of nature, water will go where and do what it wants to do. When there’s even a little too much of it, there are plenty of problems that can be created. Most of us in Superior, WI, would pray and never even expect to face a storm or a resulting water damage restoration job like folks in Texas are dealing with. But similar issues must be handled well on a smaller scale.

Whether the moisture came from a less than heavenly deluge, a furnace problem, or a sewer backup, the first order of business is to get rid of that moisture and get rid of what can’t be saved. No doubt you’ve seen news footage of the piles of trash, furnishings, floor coverings, and other valuables being tossed in the Houston area. This is a part of the tough decision-making ahead in water damage restoration, and many times nature has already done it for you.

ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet can offer you expert guidance on what can be a difficult plan of action. We’re well equipped with fans to help with the next key step, which is ensuring that what is saved is dried thoroughly to avoid future problems like mold.

The pros at ServiceMaster also know that you can’t always be certain what was floating around in that extra water you received. This is especially true in flooding and sewer backups and that is why we’ll ensure your water damage restoration includes the sanitizing of those areas and things that were waterlogged.

Your friends at ServiceMaster are also a good resource for guidance should other types of disasters strike and for when you need someone who understands how to get fire or smoke damage cleaned up and under control.

hether your challenges range from a simple floor cleaning to commercial services for a business or water damage restoration, ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet is your easy, cost-effective solution. Contact us 24/7 at (888) 393-4334 to discuss your job and to get the clean you expect and the service you deserve.



Don’t Deal With Fire Damage Restoration All By Yourself in Cloquet, MN


August 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Sometimes it’s hard to decide what’s worse: the destruction caused by a fire or the fire damage cleanup that must come after the flames have been snuffed out in Cloquet, MN.

The trauma of watching a home or a business suffer a fire is a helpless feeling that creates several crucial questions that arise all at the same time: Will everyone get out safely? How much will be destroyed? Will valuable records or property be lost? How soon can you figure out what to do next? What will it cost to recover and what, if any of it is covered by insurance?

Every fire and the resulting damage is different, but immediate action is necessary if you’re hoping to have the best outcome and benefit from fire damage restoration. It’s almost as if the steps taken to put out the fire caused more damage than the fire itself.

Soggy walls, floors, and contents only add to the loss and the magnitude of the job. Making the affected structure worth using or livable once again proves to be a daunting task.

It’s where the folks at ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet come in. We’re ready to lend a hand with fire damage restoration. It could be something as simple as helping you get that building boarded up so you can make further decisions about what will happen next.

Our ServiceMaster pros can advise and help you with content cleanup and getting those items you can salvage removed to temporary storage. Then there’s the task of cleaning walls, ceilings, and floors. Finally, all that water and smoke likely left behind certain smells and the opportunity for even more long-term trouble.

Whether your projects range from simple floor cleaning, commercial services, or fire damage restoration; ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet is your easy, cost-effective option with a selection of clean solutions. Contact us 24/7, at (888)-393-4334 to discuss your job and get the clean you expect and the service you deserve.



First Impressions Count When Choosing Janitorial Services in Duluth, MN


August 18th, 2017 · No Comments

Ever walk into a business and have your senses assaulted by something that made you want to think twice, or even turn around and leave? Chances are you have, and it’s avoidable if you carefully consider your janitorial service options in Duluth, MN, and surrounding communities in the Northland.

There’s something to be said for consistency in business. Steady leadership, good plans, and proper execution lead to success. The same can be said for having a plan to clean your business on a regular basis. By depending on a consistent friend for janitorial services, you can expect a consistently clean result.

Let’s face it; cleaning is about as exciting as maintaining the water and sewer system of an average city. While infrastructure isn’t likely to be associated with anything fun, it’s necessary.

So is taking out the trash, cleaning restrooms, kitchens, dusting, and making windows shine.

ServiceMaster Commercial Services are a level of intensity and clean you should strongly consider if your business needs attention on a daily or weekly basis, or something less frequent. Not only will the basics get covered, but if your carpets or upholstery need regular attention, ServiceMaster is your way to keep up without having to worry about keeping tabs on a job your employees don’t have the time or the expertise to do properly.

It’s all about creating good first impressions for your potential customers. It’s also about sending a message to your employees regarding how much you care about the environment in which you want them to work. ServiceMaster takes pride its work, and your employees will get the message that you value them.

Whether your challenges range from commercial cleaning, janitorial services, or dealing with an unexpected disaster at any time of the day, ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet is your easy, cost effective option with several clean solutions. Contact us 24/7 at (888)-393-4334 to discuss your needs so you can get the clean you expect and the service you deserve.



Hoarder Cleanup is More Than Clearing Clutter in Cloquet, MN


August 10th, 2017 · No Comments

The first thing that gets most people’s attention when it comes to hoarder cleanup is the mess. Whether it’s an excessive number of things, trash, or even animals – it’s usually not an orderly scene, whether you find it in Cloquet, MN, or other parts of the Northland.

There are also personal and potential hazard factors to worry about as you plan to take care of a hoarding problem for a friend or maybe even a family member.

Hoarding is usually connected to mental health issues. Often it has to do with an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. It’s possible the person doing the hoarding is unable to part with their items. You may need to seek professional counseling for them before they can begin to sort through their belongings and emotional issues.

Some cleanups can be dangerous to you and others as well.  Depending on the mess, you could be exposed to biohazards like staph and other viruses. Personal protection should come first when considering whether to tackle this sort of job.

ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet understands. We’ve seen our share of hoarding issues that included complications you might not have considered just yet like feces, rodent infestations, serious mold growth, piles of rancid garbage, and swarms of insects.

It’s one of the many reasons why you want someone who knows the job and can help you assess what should be done. We understand and respect the personal wishes of a person or family member who might be overwhelmed by the size of the job and may also feel ashamed by what’s become of their home due to their hoarding.

Whether your projects range from simple hoarder cleanup, commercial cleaning, or disaster duty, ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet is your easy, cost effective option with several clean solutions. Contact us 24/7 at (888)-393-4334 to discuss your job and get the clean you expect and the service you deserve.



Warm Weather Remodels Deserve a Good Commercial Cleaning in Cloquet, MN


July 27th, 2017 · No Comments

There’s something known as road construction season in Cloquet, MN. It’s signaled by bright orange cones and detour signs around roadwork zones. You could say there is something similar when it comes time to remodel your business.

No one in this area really wants to be out working on a major business remodel or home construction project in the colder months. While summer’s swelter doesn’t make things that much more pleasant, there are fewer complications all around during the warmer months in the Cloquet, Duluth, and Superior areas if renovation is on your to-do list.

Chances are when the work crews disappear, they won’t take everything with them. You and your loved ones will likely notice extra dust or dirty windows. Maybe adhesives used for the project are sticking to things they shouldn’t. You could also discover debris where there simply shouldn’t be or some basic floor cleaning or vacuuming that needs to be done.

The folks at ServiceMaster Superior Duluth Cloquet understand why you might not be all that eager to tackle a post-renovation cleaning chore and might be more interested in just enjoying a cabin or some other seasonal space instead. This is very true if work crews left behind a mess you’re certain is a commercial cleaning chore, rather than a quick cleanup.

The experts at ServiceMaster are ready to handle any exotic adhesives or dusty surprises any work crew has left behind. The best part is they’ll be the ones sweating the details while you look forward to a professional cleaning that’ll make your place so much more livable as the colder months finally set in and your doors and windows are shut up tight.

Be sure to have a conversation with ServiceMaster if your commercial cleaning needs are ongoing. We’ll be happy to let you know how convenient our commercial services are for places that need regular attention.

Whether your projects range from commercial cleaning to disaster duty, ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet, Hinkley, and Moose Lake is your easy, cost-effective solution with several cleaning options. Contact us 24/7, at (888) 393-4334 to discuss your job and to get the cleaning you expect and the service you deserve.



Let Summertime Be Your Time to Catchup on Floor Cleaning in Superior, WI


July 12th, 2017 · No Comments

It can be hard to decide just when to give your floor coverings the kind of love they deserve in Superior, WI.

The winter months can be the worst for traffic because we spend more time indoors and because there can be more dirt and water tracked in during those cold days.

It all adds up when it comes to the dirt you can and can’t see— plus the additional wear and tear on flooring— regardless you favor tiling, hardwoods, or even carpets in your home or business.

That’s why it’s a good idea to establish a cleaning schedule for yourself, and of course, to ensure your coverings get a thorough cleaning when you decide to do the job.

ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet knows all about the unique challenges of dealing with seasonal extremes in the Northland. We can guide your decision making not only on when to do something nice for your flooring, but how to get the job done quickly and professionally.

We’ll pay special attention to those mysterious stains that just seem to appear and use safe methods to ensure they disappear, leaving you with a floor you’ll be happy to have your family live with or to welcome a client into.

The pros at ServiceMaster are also a ready resource should disaster strike and you need someone who can easily get water, fire, or smoke damage cleaned up and under control.

Whether your projects range from simple floor cleaning, commercial cleaning, or disaster duty, ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet is your easy, cost effective option with a selection of clean solutions. Contact us 24/7 at (888)-393-4334 to discuss your job and get the clean you expect and the service you deserve.

 



When Clutter Leads to Hoarder Cleanup in Superior, WI


June 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Things can get out of control when it comes to collecting certain items and neglecting to clean on a regular basis. What some might consider to be clutter, could also be classified as hoarding to another. As a result, you might need some help with hoarder cleanup in Superior, WI.

Superior is far from alone when it comes to the problem of hoarding. From the compulsive collecting of common objects like newspapers, to something far more serious like pets and other animals, hoarding is happening in just about every community you can think of. It maybe happening at a home not far away from where you live.

The hard part is recognizing the problem and convincing the hoarder that cleanup is a good idea, and that you’ll be as respectful as possible when it comes to how you handle their valuables.

There are also some safety considerations that need to be kept in mind and may not really matter to the hoarder—no matter how serious the danger. For example, large amounts of trash are a fire hazard. It’s also not very good if firefighters have to struggle through piles of clutter to reach rooms inside of a home to douse a fire or reach a person with a medical emergency. All that extra stuff in the home can also attract mice and bugs or make it hard to clean up after any pets. The cumulative impact is an unhealthy home that could pose hazards to the homeowner and to neighbors alike.

ServiceMaster Superior Duluth Cloquet understands that hoarder cleanup isn’t just a matter of tossing a bunch of things into a dumpster, and then cleaning and sanitizing a home; it’s also about making a connection with the hoarder and those who love them. Many times it’s better to talk things out with the hoarder, write down their goals and tasks to complete, and concentrate on finding a proper “home” for their valuables.

The pros at ServiceMaster can explain further and offer solid suggestions on how you can begin to tackle what might seem like an impossible job.

Whether your challenges range from hoarder cleanup to disaster duty, ServiceMaster Superior Duluth Cloquet is your easy, experienced, and cost-effective solution. Contact us 24/7, at (888)-393-4334 to discuss your job, and to get the clean you expect and the service you deserve.



When Bad Things Happen, You Can Count on Trauma Cleanup in Cloquet, MN


June 6th, 2017 · No Comments

“Stuff happens.” Chances are you’ve heard a variation on that saying before. While it’s very true, the question is who can you turn to for trauma cleanup in Cloquet, Minnesota when the mess is difficult, or emotions are raw?

Coping with the suicide of a loved one is difficult enough without worrying how to treat the scene. After the rescue squad, police, and coroner leave the scene, you’re still left with the physical and emotional effects.

There’s more to be concerned about, however. Depending on what sort of trauma occurred, there could be blood and/or biohazards to worry about. Depending on what happened and what was left behind, you don’t want to endanger yourself, family members, or friends.

There’s also the issue of proper disposal. Most of us aren’t aware of the latest regulations or options available regarding how to handle biohazards and safely dispose of items which could be dangerous, let alone illegal, if they were to be merely tossed into the trash.

The pros at ServiceMaster Superior Duluth Cloquet understand, and we’re ready to help should you need trauma cleanup. Our trained and experienced professionals can perform the required cleanup for anything including crime scenes, drug related issues, and hoarding. If it’s a challenging or dangerous job we can offer you a safe way to deal with it.

Prompt professional cleanup is also a must if you’re running a business that welcomes customers, or the cleanup involves an area where other workers must do their jobs. Our expertly thorough services will reduce the inconvenience of having a piece of equipment idled or an office area off limits.

ServiceMaster in Cloquet is also ready with solutions should water, fire, or smoke damage create a mess of a far less exotic kind.

Whether your projects range from trauma cleanup to disaster duty, ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet is your easy, cost effective option featuring a vast amount of experience handling messes and offering solid solutions. Contact us 24/7 at (888)-393-4334 to discuss your job and get the clean you expect and the service you deserve.



Superior, WI, is No Stranger to Summertime Water Damage Restoration Needs


May 15th, 2017 · No Comments

If winter is the season of leaky pipes and creaky roofs, then maybe it’s correct to say summer is the season of water damage restoration in Superior, WI.

While water damage headaches can happen at any time of year, for some reason the Superior and Duluth areas share a soggy kinship.

Just last summer, rainfall in amounts of up to 10 inches left roads swamped and homeowners wishing they had pontoons underneath them. There are still many fresh memories as Duluth prepares to mark 5 years since major June flooding damaged 250+ homes.

That’s a lot of misery and a large amount of water damage restoration work in the Twin Ports area. With some of the punishing showers falling in many parts of the country this year, it doesn’t take long for soils to become saturated and very dangerous.

It pays to have a plan if nature turns a passing shower into one or more day’s worth of dangerous downpour. One tool sure to be helpful is to know someone you can contact at a moment’s notice for help with water damage restoration.

ServiceMaster of Superior, WI has dealt with more than a few backed-up sewers and water logged basements. As a result, you’re not only getting some extra muscle to help with the aftermath, but a lot of hard earned expertise in putting together a plan to help get your home or business dried out as quickly possible.

Our professionals know that time is not on your side if you’re confronted with a soggy disaster. That’s why we’re ready 24/7 at (888)-393-4334. It pays to get rid of the water as quickly as possible and begin the painstaking water damage restoration drying process that will ultimately include sanitizing if you really want to save as much as you can.

ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet knows that some are tempted to just stop worrying about what has happened, which will likely leave them with an even bigger mess. It’s not a good strategy if you love your home or business and don’t find mold to be a pleasant development.

Whether your projects range from disaster duty to commercial cleaning, ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet is your easy, cost effective option with a selection of clean solutions that go far beyond water damage restoration. Contact us anytime, day or night, to discuss your job. We’ll give you the clean you expect and the service you deserve.



You’re Not Alone— ServiceMaster Superior Duluth Cloquet Offers Professional Hoarder Cleanup in Superior, WI


May 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

Messy garages and basements can be a chore to clean from time-to-time. Imagine what it must be like to face a job like cleaning up after a hoarder in Superior, WI, or one of the many communities around the Northland.

Taking care of the mess left behind by a hoarder can be overwhelming. In many cases, you’re not facing a room or two; you’re trying to rescue an entire home from what amounts to a mountain of clutter.

It took the hoarder years to accumulate everything. You’ll likely have far less time to meet the demands of a local code enforcement officer or realtor who would like to see results in weeks, rather than months or longer, when it comes to cleaning up after a hoarder.

Hoarder cleanup can be rather dicey and unpleasant. It’s not enough to pull up a large dumpster and start pitching years of papers and other personal property. There can be spoiled food, mold, and other hazards. Mounds of trash also tend to attract and breed insects and rats. If pets were also a part of the mix, you can be sure you’ll also encounter items soaked with urine and encrusted with fecal matter before you’re finally through with cleaning up after a hoarder.

There’s a huge task ahead if you’ve never encountered a hoarding situation before. That’s why you shouldn’t go it alone and need to bring in compassionate folks with the training and experience required to cleanup major hoarder messes. ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet is your way to avoid being overwhelmed by a colossal cleanup.

If you had an emotional connection to the person responsible for the hoarding, relying on ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet to tackle the mess helps to relieve your stress and allows you to be there for your loved one. You’ll be comforted to know our pros will be able to quickly create a plan of action and get the property cleaned, sanitized, and habitable again.

Don’t be overwhelmed if the shock of hoarding cleanup leaves you wondering just where to turn to next. Whether your projects range from hoarding cleanup to commercial cleaning, ServiceMaster of Superior Duluth Cloquet is your ready, reliable, and cost effective option with a big selection of solutions. Contact us 24/7 at (888)-393-4334 to discuss your job and get the clean you expect and the service you deserve.