Happenings

Protecting Your Property From Snow Melt Flooding

With temperatures starting to settle in at the high 40s and low 50s, Iowans can finally say it feels like Spring! However, due to one of the most brutal winters we’ve had in awhile, we still have plenty of snow on the ground. Not only that, there are still layers of...

Cedar Rapids Branch Spotlight – ServiceMaster By Rice

Ever since ServiceMaster By Rice opened its doors back 1954, we have constantly been growing. In 2010, we started expanding new locations and service areas throughout the state of Iowa and southern Minnesota. In 2015, we were fortunate to acquire the ServiceMaster...

Protect Your House This Snow Season

Preparing your home for winter is a project. Making sure your home is protected during the snow season is equally important. There are things you can do as the weather changes to protect your house from the snow. Don’t wait until it's too late to keep your home safe...

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...