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Types of Mold: Stachybotrys Chartarum Black Mold

Types of Mold: Stachybotrys Chartarum Black Mold

When it comes to household mold, it can be troubling to identify and assess any specific type of mold and the danger it may pose as a threat to your home and health. However, one thing is for sure: the danger of black mold cannot be understated. Black mold is infamous...

A Year of Covid-19 Cleaning Services by ServiceMaster

A Year of Covid-19 Cleaning Services by ServiceMaster

ServiceMaster by Rice has always been proud to serve our customers as more than just a cleaning service, but nobody could have predicted what a global pandemic would demand of sanitation and cleaning standards. After a year of professional Covid-19 cleaning services...

Discovering Ice Dams & Cleaning Up Subsequent Water Damage

Discovering Ice Dams & Cleaning Up Subsequent Water Damage

If you live in the Midwest, you’re already well aware of the damage and inconveniences ice can cause. When it comes to damage from ice, though, most people picture ice storms, ice-covered roads, or freezing pipes. Another major disruption that’s often overlooked is...

ServiceMaster by Rice Acquires Story County Franchise

ServiceMaster by Rice Acquires Story County Franchise

ServiceMaster by Rice is pleased to announce our recent acquisition of the ServiceMaster franchise in Story County, IA. Over the past decade we have been a strong partner with Iowa State University. One of the largest projects was supporting them during the floods of...

8 Bad House Smells and How to Solve Them

8 Bad House Smells and How to Solve Them

Lingering house smells are frustrating, especially when you work so hard to keep your house clean. They can also be concerning for your health and safety when it comes to harmful airborne particles infiltrating the air. When you can’t specifically see grime or sweaty...

Fall Cleaning & Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Fall Cleaning & Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Iowa and Minnesota have entered the time of year where the air conditioner is at full blast one day with the heat cranked the next. The cooler temperatures are a welcome transition from the summer heat. The shift in seasons means we are one step closer to a flu season...

Powerful Derecho Devastates Cedar Rapids

Powerful Derecho Devastates Cedar Rapids

August 10, 2020, started as a beautiful Monday in the middle of America with partly cloudy skies and a slight breeze. However, by the end of the day, many Midwesterners added a new weather term to their vocabulary - “derecho.”  A derecho is defined as “a large...

How To Prevent Fires, Floods, and Mold This Summer

How To Prevent Fires, Floods, and Mold This Summer

Summertime in Iowa means hot, humid weather with the potential for severe storms. It also means it’s time to break out the grills and gather around a fire with friends and family. A change in the season means a shift in focus for home safety. Heavy rains can lead to...

COVID-19 Facility Reopening Guide

COVID-19 Facility Reopening Guide

COVID-19 Facility Reopening Guide As the country continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic and begins planning for the return to the workplace there are several considerations employers and employees need to account for prior to reopening. While details on any expected...

Flooding In Iowa – Do You Have The Right Insurance?

Flooding In Iowa – Do You Have The Right Insurance?

The state of Iowa is no stranger to flooding. That shouldn’t come as a surprise given the geographical location. The eastern and western borders of the state are the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, which happen to be the two longest rivers in the country. Not only...

Responding To COVID-19 With Cleaning And Decontamination

Responding To COVID-19 With Cleaning And Decontamination

The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Wuhan, China on December 31st, 2019. At that time, the case was considered a pneumonia of unknown cause. Fast forward to March 11th, 2020, the virus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization as over 118,000...

Pandemic Planning and the Coronavirus

Pandemic Planning and the Coronavirus

March 12, 2020 Pandemics and viral outbreaks can be challenging to plan for effectively. Beyond the immediate threat of the virus, there are many factors which businesses and facilities need to account for such as increased rate of employee absenteeism, service...