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Revitalize Your Space with SERVPRO's Expert Spring Cleaning Tips

3/19/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® is your trusted partner in cleaning and restoration.

As spring emerges, it brings with it the perfect opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate your living spaces. SERVPRO®, your trusted partner in cleaning and restoration, is here to guide you through effective spring cleaning, ensuring a healthier and happier home and office building. Follow our expert tips to make the most of your spring cleaning endeavors.

Develop a Comprehensive Cleaning Plan:

Start by creating a thorough cleaning plan that encompasses all areas. Prioritize tasks, focusing on high-traffic areas, forgotten nooks, and commonly overlooked spaces. A well-organized plan will help you stay on track and ensure no corner is left untouched.

Declutter and Organize:

Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to declutter and organize your living spaces. Sort through items, donate what you no longer need, and find proper storage solutions. Decluttering not only creates a visually appealing environment but also promotes a sense of calm and order.

Focus on Air Quality:

Consider the quality of the air you breathe in your home. Clean or replace HVAC filters, vacuum, and dust regularly, and invest in air purifiers to reduce allergens and enhance indoor air quality. SERVPRO offers professional air duct cleaning services for a more comprehensive approach.

Deep Clean Carpets and Upholstery:

Refresh your carpets and upholstery by scheduling a professional cleaning. SERVPRO's advanced cleaning techniques can remove embedded dirt and allergens, leaving your carpets and furniture looking and feeling revitalized.

Sanitize High-Touch Surfaces:

In the current health-conscious climate, it's essential to prioritize the sanitization of high-touch surfaces. Disinfect doorknobs, light switches, countertops, and other frequently used areas to create a hygienic living environment for your family.

Inspect and Clean Appliances:

Extend the lifespan of your appliances by giving them a thorough cleaning. Clear out refrigerator coils, clean oven interiors, and descale coffee makers. Regular maintenance not only enhances efficiency but also contributes to a healthier home.

Consider Professional Cleaning Services:

For a truly deep and comprehensive clean, consider enlisting the expertise of SERVPRO. Our trained professionals utilize advanced cleaning technologies and eco-friendly solutions to tackle even the toughest cleaning challenges.

Green Cleaning Practices:

Embrace eco-friendly cleaning practices by opting for green cleaning products. These environmentally conscious solutions are effective and safe for your family and pets, ensuring a sustainable and responsible approach to spring cleaning.

As you embark on your spring cleaning journey, let SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna be your partner in achieving a cleaner, healthier home or office space. Our expert tips, coupled with professional cleaning services, will leave your space revitalized and ready to welcome the vibrant energy of spring. Trust SERVPRO to bring a new level of cleanliness and freshness to your living spaces. Call us today at 507-200-3700

SERVPRO franchises are independently owned and operated.

Elevating Business Safety Amidst COVID Variants

2/27/2024 (Permalink)

Allow SERVPRO to navigate the challenges posed by COVID variants for your business.

In the face of evolving challenges posed by various COVID variants, businesses are striving to create a safe and welcoming environment for their customers. At SERVPRO® of Mankato/Owatonna, we understand the critical importance of instilling confidence and peace of mind in both business owners and patrons. Our Certified SERVPRO Cleaned program offers a comprehensive solution, ensuring businesses are not only compliant with health guidelines but also go above and beyond to provide a meticulously sanitized space.

The SERVPRO Certified Clean Advantage:

Expertise in Biohazard Cleaning

Our technicians are well-versed in biohazard cleaning, including the thorough removal of viruses and bacteria. We follow the highest standards set by health authorities to guarantee a safe and hygienic space for your customers.

Tailored Cleaning Protocols

Recognizing that different businesses have unique needs, we tailor our cleaning protocols to suit your specific industry. From retail spaces and offices to restaurants and healthcare facilities, our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program is adaptable to various business environments.

Use of EPA-Approved Disinfectants

We exclusively use EPA-approved disinfectants that are effective against a wide range of pathogens, including coronaviruses. Our cleaning products are safe for both surfaces and occupants while ensuring optimal disinfection.

Cutting-Edge Equipment and Techniques

Equipped with advanced technology and industry-leading techniques, our teams employ state-of-the-art tools to achieve maximum efficacy in cleaning and disinfection. This includes fogging, electrostatic spraying, and targeted surface cleaning.

As businesses navigate the challenges posed by COVID variants, the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program emerges as a beacon of assurance. Contact SERVPRO today at 507-200-3700 to schedule your business's Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned service and let us be your partner in creating a safer and healthier space for all.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Trained and Certifiably ready to handle any size MESS you may experience.

2/23/2023 (Permalink)

Rely on SERVPRO to take care of all the imaginable and unimaginable messes!


SERVPRO is the number 1 rated professional restoration and clean-up company in the Mankato, Waseca and Owatonna areas. The cornerstone of our business is not just limited to water and fire damage restoration.

Ever wonder who cleans up the mess after a crime scene? Ever wonder how or when that graffiti was removed from a storefront? Yes, that’s us. For years SERVPRO has been cleaning up the area you live! Listed below, you can see for yourself, all of expertise services we provide that is not limited to:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Odor removal
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup
  • Pathogen cleaning like (Covid19)
  • SERVPRO Certified Clean programs
  • And more…

At SERVPRO, our technicians are trained and certified to professionally clean any mess you can imagine. Our training has produced proven results in all the services we perform. We are Here to Help you, your family, and your business with all Fire & Water damage Clean-up and Restoration needed in your Mankato/Owatonna rea home and business. We’re always available to take your call 24/7/52 at 507-200-3700.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Professional cleaning services are just a call away

3/12/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna's professional cleaning services can fit all your cleaning needs.

Whether you purchased a property that needs a deep cleaning, or you’ve just become too busy with life to be able to catch up with household chores. Whatever the scenario, SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna has got your back.

The majority of the time, SERVPRO is known for emergency services such as basement floods, fire damage restoration or mold mitigation but, did you know that SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna also provides deep cleaning services for commercial and residential customers? Services that go above and beyond the routine cleaning.

If you can imagine it, we’ve seen it. Trust us on that one. We have the best cleaning solutions and techniques to clean any disaster.

We can clean just about anything you can set your eye on. We can also work within your schedule that is convenient for you to make small and large disasters, "Like it never even happened." 

We’re Here to Help® get the grime out, take the burden off your shoulders, remove pet messes, and above all, renew your home to the relaxing environment it should be, Home Sweet Home.

You’d be surprised what our professionals at SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna can accomplish with our cleaning methods, experience, and equipment. But… if you’d rather dare us, then by all means, let us show you how we can make a difference in the appearance of your offices or residential home.

Whatever unique challenges your office or commercial property faces, our team will respond quickly and work with you to develop a plan of action that best fits your needs.

Call our offices to schedule your cleaning needs and we’ll accommodate whatever we can to make you, yet another valued returning customer. Call SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna today at 507-220-3700

Franchises are independently owned and operated 

Keeping your Home Safe

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

Make sure to clean these areas regularly!

In this unprecedented time, community members are recognizing the importance of a daily cleaning routine. In accordance with the CDC, SERVPRO recommends the daily cleaning of the following items:

  • Keyboards
  • Phones & Tablets
  • Tables & Counters
  • Door Knobs
  • Light Switches
  • Toilets
  • Bathroom Fixtures

Keep in mind that while general surface cleaning can lower the number of germs, it does not kill them. By cleaning, sanitizing, AND disinfecting, you are further lowering the risk of spreading infection.

General Surface Cleaning: Physically removes microbes if possible, rather than killing them with a sanitizer or disinfectant.

Sanitizing: To be a registered sanitizer, test results must show a reduction of at least 99.9% in bacteria.

Disinfecting: Destroys or irreversibly inactivates microbes, but not necessarily the spores of bacteria and fungi.

It is also important to remember to wear disposable gloves when cleaning, disinfecting, and even handling laundry. Be sure to wash your hands after cleaning as well as washing them regularly. If someone in your household is sick, it is especially important to safely clean and disinfect your home. Find more information here:

SERVPRO franchise professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

What's That Smell in My House?

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna can remove offensive odors from your Mankato or Owatonna home.

Smelling something fowl in your home can be alarming and irritating. SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna has a few tips for identifying smells and getting rid of them. No matter what you’re smelling in your Mankato or Owatonna home, it is important to put safety first. The smell of smoke, rotten eggs, or dirty socks may be an indicator of dangerous conditions. If you smell smoke, get out of the house and call 911 as it may be a house fire.

In need of fire damage repair? Call SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna at 507-200-3700

The smell of rotten eggs may be caused by a sewer or natural gas leak, in which case evacuation should be considered. Gas leaks can also smell like propane, skunk, or a dead animal. Use caution if you smell something like this in your home but know that these fowl smells can have other less serious causes as well. If the smell is faint, it may just be an overflowing trash can or something the dog dragged in. If the odor is very strong, it may be best to leave the home instead of investigating.

If your home has a musty odor, like dirty socks or feet, this may be an indication of a mold problem. Mold can be harmful to your health, so if you smell mold or discover mold in your home it is important to resolve the issue promptly. Mold may not always be easily seen, so smell can be a good way of determining if you are in need of mold remediation.

Whatever the smell may be, SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna’s trained professionals will find the source of the odor and determine the best methods to neutralize and eliminate the odor from your home. From musty mold to lingering tobacco smells, we are here to help!

Fall Maintenance Tips for Mankato / Owatonna Homes

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna Fall Maintenance Tips for Mankato / Owatonna Homes

Autumn is just around the corner. As hard as it may be to accept "at first" we Northerners know it's coming. No matter how much we'd like to pretend winter will take its time getting here, we must start preparing now. 

There is important maintenance work to be done before that first snowflake appears out your window. It’s these tasks we don’t always look forward to but a must.

While the weather starts to change, now is the perfect time to get started on cleaning those gutters.  Avoiding this task can ultimately lead to damage to your home including but not limited to:

  • Damage to the gutters itself. Your gutters can become heavy when full of debris and fall causing a hazard to you, your family or visitors to your home. Not to mention you’ll need to repair or replace them adding costs that can be prevented.
  • Fire hazards due to dry leaves left behind. No one wants to think a fire could happen but if a spark from even a neighbor welding “who may be using all safety precautions” can cause a spark to fly into your gutters resulting in a fire.
  • Water can become backed up in those gutters and can eventually cause water damage to your roof, garage and even the walls and ceilings of your home. This happens more frequently than we believe it does.

Take the time in the coming weeks to clean your gutters and while your at it use these safety tips to ensure your safety during these cleaning projects:

  • Do check for critters first. Sometimes animal wildlife and or pests can be taking up home in your gutters. Gently shaking the gutter first might help alert small animals to find another home.
  • Choose a good and sturdy ladder. If you don’t have a safe ladder it might be a good idea to buy a new one or borrow a ladder that ensures your safety.
  • Make sure to inspect this ladder before using it for any damage. Inspecting this ladder for sturdiness on each step and ensure that all screws are secure. The ladder should be safe for use before you make that first step. Check your owners manual for any specifications when using specific ladders.
  • It’s always a good idea to let someone know you will be performing this task in case of accidental injuries or falls.
  • Remember both of your feet and one hand should always be in contact with the ladder you’ve chosen to use. This is called a 3 point contact and should always be considered when on a ladder.
  • Using protective eye wear will keep your eyes safe from any debris inside your gutters.
  • Wear gloves. A cleaner hand is always favored but wearing gloves may also be the one thing that may protect you from a bite or sting from an insect.

Best of luck to you all in getting those gutters cleaned.

Stay safe and stay tuned for more useful tips and practical advice from SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna to ready your home or business for the Winter months.