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September 21, 2017
Area rug cleaning in New Jersey

Area Rug Cleaning is an Art

Large area rugs are an art form. So why not treat them like it? When you decide to clean your rug, you want it to be cleaned correctly and treated with the utmost care. The first and foremost thing you should do is identify the type […]
August 22, 2017
Residential carpet cleaning.

How Carpet Cleaning Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that bacteria can live for 4 weeks after being left on carpet? And that the average person sheds around 1.5 million skin flakes in just an hour? The average carpet collects several pounds of soil every year, especially high traffic areas like an […]
July 24, 2017
Grilling fire safety for summer in New Jersey

Summer Grilling Safety Tips

With summer at its peak, backyard cookouts and grilled food are back in action as regular weekend activities. At ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services, we’ve seen all kinds of simple and seemingly innocent activities turn into fire damage disasters that could have been prevented. Keep the following […]
June 29, 2017
Tile and grout cleaning services

Tile and Grout Cleaning Tips

Effectively cleaning your tile and grout floors is a tough job. Grout is composed of a mixture of water and cement, often including sand, coloring or finely ground gravel. This makes it a porous substance that will absorb soil, dirt, mold and mildew over time. Getting […]
May 17, 2017
carpet fibers with microscope

Why Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner? Because DIY Can Ruin Your Carpet Fibers

Being a do-it-yourselfer is something to be proud of, but when it comes to cleaning carpets, it’s not about ability, it’s about having the right equipment and tools. While rental units like Rug Doctor or Bissell may work well enough for individual spot stains, they are […]
April 25, 2017
ServiceMaster Restore Mold Damage

Musty Odors Indicate Mold! Act Fast to Eliminate Them at the Source

Using air fresheners, carpet sprays or scented candles to freshen your indoor air quality or cover up a musty odor are only temporary solutions and come with their own health risks. Research from Columbia University suggests that increased exposure to phthalates, a chemical often found in […]
March 17, 2017
automatic washing machine over flooded

5 Common Mistakes People Make When They Experience Water Damage

Experiencing a flood or other water damage disaster is always a stressful situation. Especially as a home or business owner dealing with this for the first time, it’s very easy to rely on faulty information or act hastily in a misguided direction. We know you want […]
March 8, 2017
room damaged with fire and smoke

Fires Do More than Burn! Protect Your Property After the Flames are Put Out

When a home or business suffers a fire, the effects can result in damages that exceed the specific pieces of the property burned. Certain perishable items or materials react to smoke residue in such a way that they can become damaged beyond repair even though the […]