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Avoid Water Damage From Frozen Pipes In Your Home

All of us at ServiceMaster By Rice hope you had a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! It’s been a strange start to winter as far as the weather goes. Apart from some initial snow at the end of November throughout some of Iowa and Minnesota, we...

Home Safety Tips For The Holidays

The weather outside may be chilly, but inside, your home is probably warm and cozy and fully decorated for the holidays. However, the increase in heat and electricity usage during winter can potentially be dangerous. According to the National Fire Protection...

Prepping Your Iowa Home Or Business For Winter

Although it is still the beginning of November, some light snowfall has affirmed that we are most certainly heading into winter here in Iowa. Anyone who lives in the Midwest is familiar with how unpredictable the winters can be around here. Nevertheless, it is always...

ServiceMaster by Rice Acquires Mason City Franchise

Mason City, Iowa – November 1st, 2018 - ServiceMaster by Rice (SMR), one of the largest ServiceMaster Restore Franchises in the country, announced they have purchased the ServiceMaster of Mason City Restore Franchise. This acquisition includes Cerro Gordo, Mitchell...

Avoid A House Fire In Your Iowa Home This Fall

Fall is finally here and us Iowans and southern Minnesotans have been basking in the enjoyable weather lately. The humidity has lightened up and the temperatures have fallen to a reasonable, almost chilly, 50 and 60 degree weather. However, as enjoyable as this...

Recovering From A Flooded Home

Any Iowan knows how unpredictable the weather in this state can be. Although many of us are prepping for the relaxing 60 and 70 degree weather that comes with fall, there are still summertime natural disasters which we are prone to. More specifically, Iowans need to...

Hoarding & Trauma Cleanup: How To Handle It

If you have a family member or friend who is a hoarder, you are probably familiar with how traumatizing it can be. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with hoarding, it can be a frightening and serious issue to those affected by it. Hoarders are people who...

Common Places For Mold To Grow In Your Home

You may do a pretty good job of keeping your house tidy, but are you regularly practicing mold prevention? Even in a clean house, mold can still grow in places you may not expect. Use these tips from ServiceMaster By Rice to keep your house safe from a mold outbreak....

What To Do After A House Fire

After suffering from a house fire, it can be overwhelming to think of everything involved in getting your family life and living situation back to normal. We at ServiceMaster by Rice are here to provide you with some steps to help you through the fire restoration...

What To Do If Your Basement Floods

Flood damage can be overwhelming and devastating to property and homeowner moral. It’s difficult to know where to start clean-up efforts, but if you can act quickly, you will minimize lost property and prevent further damage to your home. If your home has been...

Des Moines Flooding: ServiceMaster By Rice Responds

On June 30th, Des Moines, Iowa received some intense flash flooding that surged throughout downtown and many of the surrounding suburbs. Some of the surrounding suburbs, such as Ankeny and Urbandale, accumulated 7-10 inches of rainfall in a matter of hours, causing...

Avoiding House Fires on the 4th of July

Tomorrow is Independence Day, which means it’s time to grill out with friends and family and celebrate being a citizen in the United States. There are plenty of ways to celebrate the day, from cookouts to taking in a fireworks show with your loved ones. No matter your...