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Top Winter Fire Hazards & How to Avoid Them

Top Winter Fire Hazards & How to Avoid Them

As the temperatures dip in the winter months, we tend to spend more time inside our homes cozying up by the fireplace or hosting holiday parties for family and friends. This joyful time of year can also be the most dangerous when it comes to home fires, particularly...

Home Cleaning Tips for the Holidays

Home Cleaning Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching. It’s a fun-filled time when family and friends gather around the dinning room to share a meal or bake gingerbread houses in the kitchen. However, it can also be a hectic time, full of hosting and houseguests. Is your home ready...

Home & Commercial Services to Prevent Getting Sick This Winter

Home & Commercial Services to Prevent Getting Sick This Winter

The holiday season is upon us, and along with it time with family, good food, and cozy time spent indoors. However, with all of the extra time spent indoors in close quarters with others comes the unfortunate reality of spreading germs and sickness around. Viruses and...

Working with Insurance for Disaster Recovery

Working with Insurance for Disaster Recovery

Living in the Midwest, we have our fair share of weather that can turn disastrous. Severe thunderstorms have the potential to come in tandem with tornadoes, flooding, or even a derecho. When strong winds, hail, water and other storm conditions sweep through, the...

Mold & Your Health: When It Becomes Unsafe

Mold & Your Health: When It Becomes Unsafe

Mold is a natural substance that occurs frequently in nature. Sometimes, mold can be a great thing, especially when it comes to breaking down old organic materials (dead leaves in your yard, e.g.). However, in most cases when mold invades your home, it threatens to do...

Whole-Home Mold Cleanup & Prevention Service: Common Mold Areas

Whole-Home Mold Cleanup & Prevention Service: Common Mold Areas

Mold is a part of our natural environment but can become dangerous fast if it gets out of control inside your home. Outside, mold is actually very beneficial to the ecosystem. It breaks down dead organic material like dead leaves or fallen trees, with regrowth as its...

A Homeowner’s Guide to Combating Smoke Smell

A Homeowner’s Guide to Combating Smoke Smell

Whether you just closed on a new-to-you home with lingering odors or you are seeking a sustainable long-term strategy, staving off the smell of smoke in your home can be tricky. While it is highly recommended to get professional odor removal services, read below for...

Grout & Tile Cleaning Tips From The Professionals

Grout & Tile Cleaning Tips From The Professionals

During these blistering summer months in Iowa and Southern Minnesota we may be more focused on spending time under the sun, but have you thought about your grout and tile care? Most likely not, but you’re in luck! Especially when days are full of tracking in dirt and...

Types of Mold: Aspergillus

Types of Mold: Aspergillus

Many professionals label aspergillus mold as the most common of the types of mold found in homes. While mold infestations in the home are never welcome, similar to other molds, aspergillus is used for helpful purposes like the production of citric acid! What is...

ServiceMaster by Rice Selected for SRM National Network Expansion

ServiceMaster by Rice Selected for SRM National Network Expansion

Des Moines-Based ServiceMaster by Rice Included in National Disaster Recovery Network Expansion ServiceMaster by Rice was announced this week as part of a major expansion of the ServiceMaster Recovery Management (SRM) network. SRM is a national leader in large-loss...