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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...

Guidelines for Salvaging Furniture After Water Damage or Flood

Guidelines for Salvaging Furniture After Water Damage or Flood

Experiencing a flood or water damage to a home is truly devastating. In some cases, floods can be anticipated, but that's not always the case. Although heartbreaking, any belongings which were substantially damaged by water might need to be tossed. We hope that's not...

Types of Mold: Penicillium

Types of Mold: Penicillium

Molds like penicillium play an important role in breaking down organic materials, producing life-saving antibiotics, and even making cheese! However, seeing mold growing in your home is never a good sign. Although it can be difficult to discern which type of mold may...

Common Hidden Health Hazards in Your Home

Common Hidden Health Hazards in Your Home

Out of sight, out of mind reigns true when it comes to hidden dangers in your home. When’s the last time you had your home wiring inspected? Do you notice a musty smell in your bathroom that doesn’t go away after cleaning it? While it’s easy to think everything is OK...

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...