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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...

Preparing Your Home Or Business For Flooding

Preparing Your Home Or Business For Flooding

Every Iowan longs for the refreshing spring air, warmer temperatures and ability to enjoy the outdoors again after a long winter. The bloom of spring is one of the best times of the year, but it typically comes with significant moisture. Rapidly melting snow and a...

Choosing A Fire Extinguisher For Your Home

Choosing A Fire Extinguisher For Your Home

Preparation is done for a reason. You prepare a meal so you have something to eat. You prepare for retirement so you can live a sustainable and full life without working. Some preparation is done to prevent difficult situations. You buy car insurance, but you hope to...

Know How To Prevent and Respond To A House Fire

Know How To Prevent and Respond To A House Fire

A house fire can be one of the most crushing events in a person’s life. The space you’ve worked so hard to maintain and call home can be destroyed in the blink of an eye. The bitter cold winters in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids may lead you to think fires are not to...

ServiceMaster by Rice Ribbon Cutting in Mason City

ServiceMaster by Rice Ribbon Cutting in Mason City

In 2018, ServiceMaster By Rice purchased the ServiceMaster Restore franchise in Mason City, Iowa in an effort to expand our restoration and cleaning services throughout the state of Iowa. The acquisition expanded our footprint as one of the largest ServiceMaster...

What Employers Need to Know About Mold Growth

What Employers Need to Know About Mold Growth

Whether you are a facility manager, employer, or even a landlord, you most likely understand the importance of combating mold growth. However, the seriousness of preventing mold in your building can often be overlooked. Not only can mold growth cause health problems...

Regular Rug Cleaning Promotes Healthy Air

Regular Rug Cleaning Promotes Healthy Air

Did you know that experts recommend vacuuming at least one time per week? How are you doing with that? Running the vacuum on a consistent basis is a great start to keeping your rug and home clean, but the suction of a vacuum cannot handle the heavy lifting required...

Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Home

Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Home

With temperatures settling in the high 60s and 70s, it means that spring is here to stay! Does this mean that we have escaped a potential light dusting of snow for the rest of April? You can never really say for certain when you live in the Midwest, but all of us at...

Protecting Your Property From Snow Melt Flooding

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

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...