Do You Need Commercial Carpet Cleaning in Chicago? Check Your Shoes!

Find out how shoes affect your carpets and how ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons can help. Many employees find ways to keep their office area clean. Simple methods such as not eating meals at your desk, or cleaning up quickly after a spill can keep surfaces tidy on a daily basis. However, there are less obvious […]

Find out how shoes affect your carpets and how ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons can help.

Many employees find ways to keep their office area clean. Simple methods such as not eating meals at your desk, or cleaning up quickly after a spill can keep surfaces tidy on a daily basis. However, there are less obvious culprits to grime that are much more difficult to manage—your shoes. ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons is the expert in commercial carpet cleaning in Chicago, IL, and we want our customers to be informed about the cleanliness of their offices. So we’ve done our research to bring a little insight as to what your shoes are dragging into the work environment.

Exactly how dirty are your shoes?

A 2008 episode of “Good Morning America” put shoes to the test. In this test, eight people’s shoes were tested for bacteria. One of the tested individuals was found to have 66 million bacterial organisms on their shoes! On the show, they mentioned that the test they used was loosely based off of a larger study conducted by the University of Arizona. In that case, nine different species of bacteria were found on people’s shoes; more importantly, these bacteria have been known to cause infections in human lungs, eyes, and/or stomachs.

Another finding from the study was that bacterial organisms survive and live longer on people’s shoes than in other places. This is possible because as we walk, we continually pick up debris that fuels the growth of more organisms. The research team also sought to figure out if these bacterial organisms transfer to tile floors and carpeting. The results showed that more than 90 percent of the time, the organisms were transferred to both carpeting and tile floors. The amount of total bacteria that had been transferred was far more than the amount you would find on a public toilet seat.

Gross. So now what?

Since wearing shoes is expected at work, there are really only two solutions to avoiding the bacterial exposure that could potentially cause illness for staff members:

1)     Have an extra pair of shoes– Have an “outside only” pair of shoes that you use to travel to work and then leave at the door. Then, put on your second “work only” shoes once inside the building. Then, at the end of the workday, you can put on your outside shoes before leaving the building again. This will help decrease the amount of bacteria that is dragged throughout the work place.

2)     Hire a commercial cleaning company– Although you may be able to use the extra shoe theory, it is impossible to ensure that every coworker complies. So instead of tirelessly worrying about what germs you are bringing inside, you can hire a carpet cleaning company specializing in floor and carpet cleaning and sanitation. Continuous maintenance and cleaning will ensure that your carpets and floors always receive a cleaning treatment that removes the pesky bacteria brought in by people’s shoes.

If you need a carpet cleaning company in Chicago, IL that specializes in cleaning carpets and hard surface floors, look no further than ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons! Our team is highly trained and experienced to handle any amount of bacteria on every fiber and floor type. Give us a call today to set up your customized commercial cleaning plan and keep your employees working in a clean, safe environment!

REJournals.com Features Nasutsa Mabwa in Its “People on the Move” Section

A few weeks ago, ChicagoBusiness.com featured new Balmoral Interests President Nasutsa Mabwa in their “People on the Move” section. This week, REJournals.com also provided a write-up about Nasutsa and her new position overseeing both ServiceMaster by Simons franchises. Under Mabwa’s guidance, ServiceMaster by Simons will continue to provide top-notch cleaning and disaster restoration services while also […]

A few weeks ago, ChicagoBusiness.com featured new Balmoral Interests President Nasutsa Mabwa in their “People on the Move” section. This week, REJournals.com also provided a write-up about Nasutsa and her new position overseeing both ServiceMaster by Simons franchises. Under Mabwa’s guidance, ServiceMaster by Simons will continue to provide top-notch cleaning and disaster restoration services while also forging new relationships to better serve its customers.

To learn more about Nasutsa Mabwa and her past accomplishments and experience, read our news release announcing her hiring.

Benefits of Carpet Cleaning After Office Parties and Events in Chicago

ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons provides commercial cleaning services throughout the Chicago area. Wine, coffee, food—it’s all victim to the power of gravity. This is especially unfortunate for your carpeted office floors, and during the holiday season there can be a lot more wear and tear on your company’s carpets. That’s where we come in. ServiceMaster […]

ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons provides commercial cleaning services throughout the Chicago area.

Wine, coffee, food—it’s all victim to the power of gravity. This is especially unfortunate for your carpeted office floors, and during the holiday season there can be a lot more wear and tear on your company’s carpets. That’s where we come in. ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons offers professional carpet cleaning services in the Chicago, IL area. Call us for after-party cleaning to get rid of pesky stains and odors.

Office parties can be incredibly destructive to your carpets, especially in the winter when salt on the roads clings to your employees’ shoes. Every time someone walks in from outside salt and mud gets tracked across the carpets, and this can be increased tenfold during an office party. Taking advantage of our carpet cleaning services after an office party will remove the salt before it damages the carpet permanently.

Wine is a common refreshment at office parties, and more likely than not, some of it will end up on the floor. It leaves a sticky residue and a woefully hard to remove stain. To keep wine stains from sticking even more than they immediately do, call us for our carpet cleaning services and we will clean up the mess quickly.

Coffee is also a stain-maker that probably made a splash or two onto your carpets even before any holiday office parties. The older these stains get, the more difficult they are to clean out of your carpets. However, we can remove any new or old coffee stains to keep your office looking clean and professional.

Any food your company serves at office parties is the last thing you want stuck in your carpets. Food stains are smelly, greasy, and generally unwanted. Our carpet cleaning services have the means to remove food stains of all kinds, no matter how oily or deeply squished into your carpets.

Once the parties and celebrating are through, give ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons a call! We will get your office back to its pre-office party glory. We offer extensive carpet cleaning services in the Chicago area for all of your office floors.

Impress Your Guests With Our Green Cleaning Services in Chicago

ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons provides eco-friendly cleaning services for Chicago homes. Being the host or hostess can pile on pressure to accommodate and impress your guests, and there can be a seemingly endless list of things to do before they arrive. Whether you’re hosting a simple children’s birthday party or having your in-laws over for […]

ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons provides eco-friendly cleaning services for Chicago homes.

Being the host or hostess can pile on pressure to accommodate and impress your guests, and there can be a seemingly endless list of things to do before they arrive. Whether you’re hosting a simple children’s birthday party or having your in-laws over for the first time this Thanksgiving, we can help you get the house ready with our green cleaning services at ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons in Chicago.

We have a supply of professional green cleaning supplies and equipment to fit your  home’s needs, but it’s understandable if you don’t have your own closet full of these things. Instead, you can make your home cleaning practices more environmentally-friendly with these DIY home green cleaning tricks.

Grease: Clean stubborn grease off your stovetops or cabinets using vinegar and baking soda. Spray the vinegar on the greasy surface and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then, use baking soda on a sponge to rub off the vinegar and grease.

Bathrooms: Gunk has a way of building up in your bathtub and shower. For a fresh smelling bathroom, you can use a grapefruit and salt to rub down the grime. The citrus breaks down the gunk, while the salt acts as an abrasive to release the dirt particles, making for a perfect green cleaning solution.

Wood: You can make your own wood polish using these three green ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen! A lemon, olive oil, and water are a simple combination but work wonders on your wood furniture. Simply strain the lemon juice into a tablespoon each of olive oil and water, mix the solution well, and use a microfiber cloth to polish.

Rust: There are a number of green cleaning methods to remove rust, but the easiest is a combination of white vinegar and aluminum foil. Simply dip the foil into the vinegar and scrub the rust away. Be sure to rinse and dry your scrubbed item to keep the rust from reappearing.

While these methods work for every day cleaning, you should call in a professional when it comes to floor cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and carpet cleaning in Chicago. ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons provides a deep clean for your home with our cleaning products and techniques, no matter the service! Contact us today to set up a pre- or post-holiday carpet cleaning, or a post-party upholstery cleaning. Leave the cleaning to us!

Nasutsa Mabwa Featured on ChicagoBusiness.com

New Balmoral Interests President Nasutsa Mabwa was recently featured in the “People on the Move” section of Crain’s Chicago Business. Scroll down to the November 13 entries to find her entry. As President, Nasutsa will oversee ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons and ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons. Read our profile of Nasutsa to learn more about her […]

New Balmoral Interests President Nasutsa Mabwa was recently featured in the “People on the Move” section of Crain’s Chicago Business. Scroll down to the November 13 entries to find her entry.

As President, Nasutsa will oversee ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons and ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons. Read our profile of Nasutsa to learn more about her past work and accomplishments.

New Balmoral Interests President Nasutsa Mabwa to Oversee ServiceMaster by Simons

Nasutsa Mabwa has been named President of Balmoral Interests, where she will manage the strategic direction and daily operations of two Chicago-based ServiceMaster franchises: ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons and ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons. Mabwa brings to Balmoral Interests an extensive background in real estate development and urban planning in Chicago. “I am excited about this […]

Nasutsa Mabwa has been named President of Balmoral Interests, where she will manage the strategic direction and daily operations of two Chicago-based ServiceMaster franchises: ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons and ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons.

Mabwa brings to Balmoral Interests an extensive background in real estate development and urban planning in Chicago.

“I am excited about this new opportunity,” Mabwa said. “In my new role, I intend to focus on building the commercial and residential side of our property restoration and construction business by developing key real estate industry relationships.”

Most recently, Mabwa served as a Senior Project Manager for McCaffery Interests, a real estate development firm. At McCaffery, she managed the Lakeside Development, a 600-acre mixed-use community on Chicago’s southeast side. Before joining McCaffery, Mabwa worked for the City of Chicago for seven years as an Urban Planner and Director.

Along with her professional accomplishments, Mabwa has held a variety of community and academic involvement positions. From 2007 to 2010, Mabwa served as the Chair of the Job1 Youth Program for the Rotary Club of Chicago. In 2011, she was a member of the Leadership and Diversity Committee of Commercial Executive Real Estate Women of Chicago (CREW). Mabwa currently serves on the board of EPIC Academy – a charter school in Chicago – and the School Advisory Council for Lycée Français de Chicago (The French International School). She is also a mentor in the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative at Roosevelt University. For all her achievements and involvement, Mabwa was awarded the Women in Real Estate Bright Horizon Award in 2008, and later named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’s “40 Under 40” in 2010.

Mabwa holds two advanced degrees: a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois-Chicago and an MBA with a real estate development concentration from Roosevelt University.

Mold Damage Remediation and Removal – Illinois – Mold Cleanup

ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is happy to announce that the Winter and its Polar Vortex are behind us and Spring is in the air in the Chicago-land area.  Mold becomes a big problem, now that the ice has melted.  After this long and arduous frost, moisture may be lingering in your walls and ceilings.  If […]

ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is happy to announce that the Winter and its Polar Vortex are behind us and Spring is in the air in the Chicago-land area.  Mold becomes a big problem, now that the ice has melted.  After this long and arduous frost, moisture may be lingering in your walls and ceilings.  If you see any signs of mold in your home or business, choose the professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons for Mold Damage Remediation and Removal.  Our expert technicians will remediate and clean the affected areas.  Contact our call center, toll free at 855-9-SIMONS.  We’ll have one of our expert project managers assess the mold damage to your home or business.  You can also check our website at /disaster-restoration/mold-remediation.php to learn useful information about mold.
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Water Damage from Frozen Pipes and Pipe Bursts in Chicago, Illinois?

ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is available 24/7/365 for emergency water damage cleanup in Chicago, Illinois due to frozen pipes and burst water pipes in your home or business.  January of 2014 has seen some of the harshest weather patterns in decades.  The combination of sub-zero temperatures and record snow fall in Chicago, Illinois have created […]

Water Damage ChicagoServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is available 24/7/365 for emergency water damage cleanup in Chicago, Illinois due to frozen pipes and burst water pipes in your home or business.  January of 2014 has seen some of the harshest weather patterns in decades.  The combination of sub-zero temperatures and record snow fall in Chicago, Illinois have created the perfect scenario for water damage due to frozen pipes and pipe bursts.  If this happens to you in your home or business, don’t hesitate!  Call ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons at 855-9-SIMONS for immediate response.  We’ll stabilize your home or business by extracting the water and drying the structure immediately.  ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons works with your insurance too!  All insurance claims are welcome.  We’ll work with your adjuster and make the process a little easier for you, so you can deal with the more pressing matters in your life.  Get back to normal, fast!  Call 855-9-SIMONS

Chicagoland Estate Cleaning from ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons

ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons provides estate cleaning services in Chicago Whether expected or sudden, a death in the family is a tough, emotional and busy time. Besides filing official documentation and making funeral arrangements, the matter of dealing with the recently deceased’s possessions looms over the family. To lessen the burden on your family, call […]

ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons provides estate cleaning services in Chicago

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Whether expected or sudden, a death in the family is a tough, emotional and busy time. Besides filing official documentation and making funeral arrangements, the matter of dealing with the recently deceased’s possessions looms over the family. To lessen the burden on your family, call the Chicago estate cleanup professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons, serving the Chicago area.

Cleaning out a loved one’s home can be emotionally and physically exhausting. Whether you’re preparing the home for an auction or a real estate sale, ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons can help ease the process. We offer a variety of partial and complete estate cleaning services to make sure you have time to focus on the important things during this difficult time.

Hauling of appliances, furniture, and other items. ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons has the tools and transportation to haul awkward, heavy, and large items with ease. We can also arrange to have unneeded items donated to local charities or thrift shops.

Full removal of all “tagged” items. We provide the proper moving and disposal of items in the home that have been marked for removal.

Cleanup of dwelling, including bathrooms and kitchens. We can ensure that the estate is in clean, presentable condition so that it is ready to sell, should you decide to take that route.

Full repair, reconstruction, or paint packages (upon request). ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons can make sure that the home is in tip top shape. Whether the house needs to be presentable for sale, an estate auction, or move-in, we’ve got the services and expertise to get the estate in wonderful condition.

In addition to typical estate cleanups, ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons also specializes in hoarder cleanup services . Our employees are trained to be compassionate and professional in situations where emotional attachments to items in the home may be intense.

Though deaths in the Chicago area are always a hard and grievous time, ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons can be there to make sure that things go as smoothly as possible. Let us help lessen the burden on your family after the death of a loved one. Contact ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons today for more information on our estate cleanup services in Chicago.