Come enjoy this beautiful fall weather with us in Meridian!

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Meridian loves to have fun in the Fall. We made a list of all the things that you can do to get out and enjoy the weather while it lasts!

Meridian Historic Rose Hill Cemetery Tour 2015

Historic Rose Hill Cemetery Tour

When: September 26th
Where: Rose Hill Cemetery
Cost: FREE, This is a fun, unique way to learn about the cities history and heritage. Don’t worry, this is not a “haunted” tour. It’s an educational tour that teaches the documented history of the cities through the art of storytelling and drama. Click here for more information.

Meridian Craft Beer Festival

Meridian Craft Beer Festival 

When: October 3rd
Where: Brockhaus Brewtique
Cost: General Admission: $35; VIP Ticket: $70; General Designated Driver: $10; VIP Designated Driver: $25
Activity: This is the first ever Meridian Craft Beer Festival. This will be a gathering of 100+ craft beers for you to try! There will be live local music bellowing through Historic Downtown Meridian as you walk around and enjoy your beverages. Join other beer enthusiast of Meridian to cerebrate the first event of its kind in town! Click here for more information.

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Camelot Meridian Little Theater 

When: October 22nd-27th
Where: Meridian Little Theater
Cost: $20 – $50
Activity: Come enjoy this classic tale of the love story between King Arthur, Guievere and Sir Lancelot at the Meridian Little Theatre! Click here for more information.

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Enjoy some spooky nights and good tunes in Hattiesburg this fall!

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Looking for some fun things to do in Hattiesburg during October and November? We have a list of 5 things that you’re not going to want to miss!

Hocus Pocus Movie Night, Hattiesburg, MS 2015

Hocus Pocus Movie Night

When: October 3rd, 7:30pm
Where: Saenger Theater
Cost: $5
Activities: Kick-off your Halloween festivities with an affordable and fun movie night! It’s a classic movie that kids and adults can both enjoy together. Watching a movie in the beautiful downtown Saengar Theater will make it a movie watching experience that you’ll want to keep doing every year! Click here for more information.

White Linen BBQ, Hattiesburg, MS 2015

White Linen BBQ

When: October 9th
Where: Walthall Park
Cost: $35
Music Line-Up: Cary Hudson, Her & the Hymns, and Mark Mann
Activity: This event is for the adults that want a night out on the town with an opportunity to donate money to a good cause. 100% of the profits made from the night will be donated to Extra Table, a non-profit organization based out of Hattiesburg that works to end hunger in the state of Mississippi. So dress up, get a full BBQ dinner plate with wine and beer, and listen to great music. Click here for more information.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hattiesburg, MS 2015

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

When: October 26th
Where: Saenger Theater
Cost: $10
Activity: The Rocky Horror Picture show is a Halloween tradition in Downtown Hattiesburg. Not only do you get to view the beloved movie at the Saenger Theater, but this show encourages full audience participation!  You’re encouraged to dress up as your favorite character and really jump feet-first into the musical madness. They even provide props for you to have a great time with! Click here for more information.

Fall Art Walk 2015, Hattiesburg, MS

Fall Art Walk

When: November 7th
Where: Downtown Hattiesburg
Cost: Free Admission
Activity: Art Walk is a celebration of local artists in the Hattiesburg area. It showcases the arts and culture of Downtown Hattiesburg with dance, culinary, textile, pottery, sculpture, and of course, visual arts. It’s a way to see what art is happening in Hattiesburg while enjoy the beauty of downtown. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.

Echosmith at 2015 Eaglepalooza, Hattiesburg, MS

Eaglepalooza

When: November 21st
Where: Downtown Hattiesburg
Cost: Free Admission
Activity: Eaglepalooza is one of the biggest events that Historic Downtown Hattiesburg sees every year. It is hosted by The University of Southern Miss’s Student Government Association and is open to the public. One of the most exciting parts of Eaglepalooza is the headliner band. This year it’ll be the chart-topping indie pop band, Echosmith! Click here for more information.

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5 Reasons You’ll Love Living in Laurel this Fall

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Fall in Laurel, MS is one of the best times of the year. We have put together a list of all the wonderful outdoor things that you can do this season to get you out and enjoying the beautiful weather while it lasts! We hope you’ll enjoy some of our favorite hometown events!

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The Cotton Gin Market at Rasberry Greene

When: September 25th-26th
Where: Rasberry Greene – Get Directions
Cost: $5 Friday Preview, $2 Saturday
Music Line-Up: Honeyboy & Boots; Oh, Jeremiah; Joel & Sarah Patterson; JJ & Luke Campbell; and Brad Moreland
Activities: What better way to spend a beautiful fall weekend than among the towering pines of Rasberry Greene? You’ll spend a beautiful fall day listening to music from fabulous Mississippi folk, country and gospel artists, searching for local treasures among the goods of craftsmen, artists, vintage collectors and more all while enjoying delicious foods and exploring this amazing historic property. This is the inaugural year for a fantastic event that is sure to become a local tradition! Click here for more information.

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Jones County Heart Walk

When: September 26th
Where: Gardiner Park
Cost: Donations
Activity: The Jones County Heart Walk will take place in Gardiner Park in downtown Laurel at 8:00 am. This walk is for a great cause; to help people build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and strokes! It’s a great way to get your family outside and walking for a purpose. Click here for more information.

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The 2015 Loblolly Festival

Where: Historic Downtown Laurel
Cost: FREE
Music Line-Up: The Strays, Down South Band, Tommie “Tbone” Pruitt, and Magnolia Drive
Activity: The Loblolly Festival is Laurel’s signature hometown event, and a must for anyone who loves the “City Beautiful.” From festival food to artists and craftsmen, there’s so much to do and see. You can bring your kids to watch Dayton Scoggins carve amazing works of art into wood right in front of your eyes or to get their picture taken with the lovable Loblolly Lumberjack. It’s a great time in downtown Laurel! Click here for more information.

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Chick-Fil-A 5k and Fun Run

When: October 3rd (Before Loblolly)
Where: Sawmill Square Mall
Cost: On-site Registration: $30 | 1 Mile Fun Run: $10
Activity: If you’re interested in joining a run that’s all about having fun, the Chick-Fil-A Run is the one for you! The winner could win FREE Chick-Fil-A for a year! You can join the 5k, 10k, or 1 mile fun run that’s perfect for families. Dress up in your best cow costumer for a chance to win more prizes! Click here for more information.

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Heritage Arts Festival

When: October 3rd (During Loblolly)
Where: Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Cost: Free Admission
Activity: At this free family-friendly art festival, patrons will celebrate their heritage through different hands-on art activities including pine tree collages, beads, metallic fish, and Mississippi ornaments. While enjoying all of the art and activities that this festival has to offer, you will also be able to enjoy live music by Thomas Jackson of Hattiesburg. This festival is a great way to get kids (and families) interested in the arts around Laurel! Click here for more information.

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Did you know about these 6 summertime activities in Meridian?

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Have your been looking for the perfect opportunity to enjoy these last fleeting weeks of summer vacation with the kids? We’ve put together a list of 6 great ideas for the whole family to enjoy a Meridian summertime! Which one is your favorite?

Neshoba County Fair, Meridian Mississippi

Neshoba County Fair

When: July 24 – 31, 2015
Where: 16800 HWY-21, Philadelphia, MS 39350
Cost: $15 Ages 10 & Up, Ages 9 & Under FREE
Activities: The Neshoba County Fair is called Mississippi’s Giant House Party, and it is just that. Neshoba County families gather from across the country every summer for a week long family reunion and house party like no other. Click here for more information.

Summer Kids Movie Club - Meridian, MS

Summer Kids Movie Club Double Feature

When: Thursday July 30, “Annie” @ 10AM & “Planes: Fire & Rescue” @ 12:30PM
Where: Meridian Temple Theater
Cost: $3 for both movies, or $2 for one
Activity: The Meridian Temple Theatre Summer Kids Movie Club featuring two great family-friendly movies showing on the Temple’s GIANT 40′ screen – the largest in Meridian! Show starts at 10 a.m.; doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Beat the heat and enjoy the BEST POPCORN in Meridian. Click here for more information.

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Now Open: Meridian Civil Rights Trail

Where: African-American Business District
Cost: FREE
Activity: The Meridian Civil Rights Trail acknowledges the painful past of the Civil Rights Movement and celebrates those who fought for a brighter future. The trail begins downtown at the African-American Business District. At each marker, a QR code provides access via a smartphone app to a short video about that location. Click here for more information.

"Earth's Bounty" Farmer's Market Meridian, MS

“Earth’s Bounty” Farmer’s Market

When: 1st Saturday of Every Month, April – November
Where: Singing Brakeman Park
Activity: Join Meridian Main Street and the local area’s Farmer’s Market the first Saturday of April – November for a bountiful harvest of fresh produce, homemade goods, local honey, plants and much more! Kid’s activities and special demonstrations throughout the season. Click here for more information.

Clarkco State Park, Meridian, MS

Camping at Clarkco State Park

When: Thursdays from 3:00 – 6:30PM through October
Where: Clarkco State Park
Cost: Day-Use: $4, Camping: $13 – $110 per night.
Activity: Camping is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the last fleeting days of summer with the kids before the hustle and bustle of school begins in the fall. Situated on 815 acres of gently rolling woodlands, Clarkco State Park offers camping, cabin rentals, and water sports in a convenient yet unspoiled location, providing the perfect retreat for an afternoon or weekend getaway. Click here for more information.

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Dunn’s Falls

When: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Where: 6890 Dunn’s Falls Road, Enterprise, MS 39330
Cost: Day-Use: Free – $3.25 Per Person, Camping: $15 Primitive, $90 Cabin.
Activity: The 65-foot waterfall was once used as a power source for a gristmill and the manufacture of Stetson hats. Historic Carroll-Richardson Gristmill is open for tours. The park is a natural wildlife refuge with a picnic area with barbecue grills, a gristmill pond, hiking and swimming areas. Click here for more information.

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8 Great Ideas for Hattiesburg Summer Fun!

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Last week we looked at some of the fun things to do with the family in Laurel this month, but now it’s Hattiesburg’s turn!

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We’ve scoured the web to find the best, family-friendly events and activities in Hattiesburg this Summer. Check out these opportunities to enjoy the last of this fabulous Mississippi summer outdoors, or cool off with some of the fun indoor activities. Share this list on Facebook and invite your friends to join you in some Hub City summer fun!

Summer Movie Matinee at the Hattiesburg Library

Summer Movie Matinee – “Sky High”

When: Tuesday, July 21 @ 1PM, 4PM
Where: Highland Public Libary
Cost: Free
Activities: Enjoy a free movie with the kids with popcorn, lemonade and more!
Click here for more information.

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Top Tier Board Games & Tournaments

When: Varies
Where: Top Tier Board Games
Cost: Varies
Activity: Enjoy a free board game anytime with friends or family or learn a new hobby at one of the scheduled game nights! Click here for more information.

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Drum Corp International at USM

When: July 22 @ 7:00PM
Where: USM – M.M. Roberts Stadium
Cost: $30
Activity: The Drum Corps International Tour will return to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Wednesday, July 22, for the 2015 edition of DCI Southern Mississippi. A lineup of World Class corps will headline this event that is set to take place at the University of Southern Mississippi’s M.M. Roberts Stadium. Click here for more information.

Petal Roller Dome Dollar Skate Nights

$1 Nights at Petal Roller Dome

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00PM
Where: Petal Roller Dome
Cost: $1
Activity: Here is a great opportunity to introduce the younger generations to a beloved American pastime! Enjoy $1 Skate Nights at the Petal Roller Dome through the end of July! Click here for more information.

Hattiesburg, MS Farmer's Market

Hattiesburg Farmer’s Market

When: Thursdays from 3:00 – 6:00PM through October
Where: Town Square Park
Cost: Free
Activity: The summer Farmer’s Market is as much a part of Mississippi life as magnolia trees and sweet tea! Enjoy the bounty of local farmers, the craftsmanship of local artists, and the sweet treats offered by Hattiesburg’s finest bakers and home cooks. Don’t miss the remainder of this year’s Hattiesburg Farmer’s Market, ending in October. Click here for more information.

Hattiesburg Main Street Movie in the Park

Main Street Movie in the Park

When: Saturday, July 25 @ 6:00PM
Where: Town Square Park
Cost: Free!
Activity: Enjoy a free movie under the stars in Downtown Hattiesburg! This event, sponsored by Main Street United Methodist Church, is sure to be a great summertime memory for the whole family! Click here for more information.

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Michael’s Arts & Crafts Classes

When: Varies
Where: Michael’s Hattiesburg
Cost: Varies
Activity: Cool off inside while learning new arts and crafts techniques at these fun classes. Classes are available for a variety of projects and ages! Click here for more information.

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Piney Woods Picnic

When: September 18-19
Where: Pep’s Point
Cost: Varies
Activity: End the summer with this fantastic family-friendly event! The Piney Woods Picnic was established to create awareness for preservation of the Bouie/Leaf River, and the American music deeply rooted in the region right through the “birthplace of rock and roll.” Through social media, seminars, events and an annual two day festival in the early fall, The Piney Woods Picnic intends to reach out to the general population offering information on how to enhance environmental and economic revitalization through organizations like the Land Trust of the Mississippi Coastal Plains and the support of local musicians. Click here for more information.

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Who else wants to have some summer fun in Laurel this July?

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Are you looking for some summertime fun for the family this month in Laurel? We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite upcoming activities and events that celebrate our local culture and organizations. We hope you’ll enjoy some of these opportunities to get out and enjoy life in our beautiful hometown this July!

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Highland’s Summer Jam Car & Bike Show

When: Tomorrow, July 11 @ 10:00AM
Where: Highland Baptist Church
Cost: Free & Donations Accepted
Activities: Car & bike show, free food, door prizes, vendors, live music, Kidz Zone with jumps and activities, dunking booth, mechanical bull and more!
Music Lineup: Godspeed3, Building 429, By the Fire
Click here for more information.

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John Milham Percussion Camp

When: July 14-17
Where: Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Cost: $75 per person.
Activity: Participants ages 7 & up will learn about all the different types of percussion and drums from around the World. They will get a chance to play rhythmic games that will build their “inner” sense of rhythm while playing together in a drum circle format. A concert will be performed for the parents at the end of the week! Click here for more information.

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2nd Annual “Calling All Dawgs” Event

When: July 16 from 6:00 – 8:00PM
Where: Laurel Country Club
Cost: $20 Adults / $5 Children
Activity: Join us for the 2nd Annual Calling All Dawgs event! All Mississippi State fans in Laurel-Jones County and surrounding counties are invited to attend.
Featured guest speaker will be, MSU Defensive Coordinator, Manny Diaz. In addition to a meet and greet with Coach Manny Diaz, there will also be several former MSU players in attendance. Individuals are encouraged to bring a camera and an item to have autographed. This will be a FUN family night for all MSU fans that you will not want to miss! Don’t forget to bring your COWBELLS! Click here for more information.

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Laurel-Jones County Library July Movie Madness

When: Tuesdays in July @ 1:30PM
Where: LJC Library / Laurel Location
Cost: Free
Activity: Take a break from the summertime heat and come enjoy a free lunch (children) and a movie at the library! Click here for more information.

Downtown Laurel Farmer's Market

Downtown Laurel Farmer’s Market

When: Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:30PM
Where: Studio 5 Fifty, Central Ave. Downtown Laurel
Cost: Free
Activity: The summer Farmer’s Market is as much a part of Mississippi life as magnolia trees and sweet tea! Enjoy the bounty of local farmers, the craftsmanship of local artists, and the sweet treats offered by Laurel’s finest bakers and home cooks. Don’t miss the remainder of this summer’s Farmer’s Market, ending July 30. Click here for more information.

Downtown Movie Night, Laurel, MS

Downtown Movie Night

When: Thursdays @ 8:00PM
Where: Pinehurst Park, Downtown Laurel
Cost: Free!
Activity: Downtown Movie Night, sponsored by Central Sunbelt Federal Credit Union, has become a summertime must for families in Laurel! Come out and enjoy a movie with the family on the big, outdoor screen behind Pinehurst Park. This year food vendors have joined the fun and can be found in Pinehurst Park above the seating area.Click here for more information.

Splash-Pad at Laurel, MS Sportsplex

Sportsplex Splash Pad

When: Open all Summer, Dawn to Dusk
Where: Laurel Sportsplex
Cost: Free
Activity: What better way to enjoy a Mississippi summer than by cooling off with free water fun! Enjoy the results of this fun Leadership Jones County project all summer from dawn to dusk at the Laurel Sportsplex! Click here for more information.

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Laminate, Hardwood or Engineered Wood? Keep Them Top-Knotch

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Buying a new home? Planning to remodel? Or just considering wood floors for their warm, homey feeling?

Before making any decisions, consider all of the many options and the effort put into keeping them clean.

​Laminate Flooring
Laminate floors are very strong, durable, and exceptionally practical if you’re on a tight budget. Laminate is available in a range of different colors and even textures. There are many advantages of laminate flooring. Laminate is extremely easy to install, it is ideal for pets due to its scratch-resistant surface, and it works well in damp environments such as bathrooms and kitchens.

KEEPING THEM CLEAN:
Cleaning laminate is simple! Laminate floors should be swept regularly with a dry dust mop in order to keep every day dirt and dander at a minimum. Sweeping in the direction in which the laminate tiles were laid allows you to easily reach dust that has fallen between grooves. Laminate floors should also be mopped regularly. Laminate should be mopped with luke-warm water and can even be treated with a diluted vinegar cleaner. Spills should be wiped up immediately.

​Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors are crafted from sturdy, organic wood and are available in a variety of wood species. Natural hardwood floors are extremely sensitive to scratching and susceptible to dents. Hardwood can be sanded multiple times to remove scratches and prolong its life; however, it does not fair well in damp environments such as bathrooms or basements. When searching for hardwood flooring, look for a species that matches your lifestyle and budget.

KEEPING THEM CLEAN:
Keeping hardwood floors clean can be daunting. Before cleaning, you should be knowledgable of what kind of finish your hardwood has. Hardwood floors should remain free of large dirt, dust or sand particles in order to avoid scratches. A soft-bristled broom should get the job done perfectly. A diluted Ph neutral cleaner should be used for general cleaning of hardwood floors. Refrain from bleach, ammonia and other harsh cleaners to prevent damage and always soak up excess liquid after cleaning. Spills should be wiped up immediately. Although dust and dirt should be removed regularly, hardwood should only be cleaned when necessary to prolong the life of the wood.

​Egineered Wood Flooring

An easy way to describe engineered hardwood flooring is to say that it’s a little bit of both; it’s a little bit of  laminate and a little bit of hardwood. The top tier of wood that you walk on is a very thin layer of hardwood. Underneath, lies a larger layer of plywood. Engineered wood is different because deep scratches and dents cannot be sanded out due to the thin layer of hardwood and the underlying plywood.

KEEPING THEM CLEAN:
Just like solid hardwood floors, engineered wood flooring should be swept frequently with a soft-bristled broom to remove large dust particles and avoid surface scratches. Deep cleaning should be avoided as much as possible in order to extend the life of the thin top layer of hardwood. Excess water should be absorbed quickly. Spills should be wiped up immediately.

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How Often Should You Have Your Carpets Cleaned?

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carpet cleaningWondering how often you should have your carpets cleaned? Don’t worry, we’ve got your answer!

For low traffic areas, we recommend professionally cleaning your carpets every twelve to eighteen months, even if you do vacuum regularly. However, there are some factors that you should take into consideration before following this general rule of thumb.

If you have small children or pets, smoke in the home, or if your carpeted rooms are high traffic areas, we recommend that you have your carpets professionally cleaned every three to six months. This recommendation is not only for the health of your carpet, but also you and your family.

Inspect Your Carpet

It is a good idea to take a look at the carpeted rooms in your home at least once a month. Notice dark spots around your baseboards, doorways, or air vents? Your carpets are home to all kinds of dust, dirt and pollen. If not managed as quickly as possible, this can be hazardous to everyone in your home, especially children and pets.

You should also be on the lookout for large stains and strong odors. Your carpets are a key aspect in the appearance of your home and leave a lasting impression on house guests. If you notice any unsightly stains or a strong stench, you should consider having your carpets professionally cleaned.

Why You Should Call Service Master to Tackle the Job

Rental carpet cleaners can do serious damage to your carpets. They use too much water and leave your carpets wet and even filthier than before. This could ruin your carpets and cost you more money. Our trained technicians are professionals at maintaining your carpet’s appearance. With Service Master Action Cleaning you can be sure the job is done right or we will do it over!

Having your carpet professionally cleaned regularly will extend the life of your floors and protect the health of your family.

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Your Furry Friends Don’t Have to Ruin Your Floors

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Nearly all of us can say that our homes have been struck by the catastrophic episodes of a cute and cuddly pet. If we are being honest, there is nothing like the love of man’s best friend, but this is sometimes hard to remember when you come home to stained carpets or scratched floors.

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It is only natural for pets to dig, chew, or scratch. This intuitive behavior can be a real issue when it becomes apparent on your carpets. This behavior can stem from boredom, anxiety, or frustration. The dreaded result of all this chewing, licking, and pawing is horrifying stains.

Speaking of stains, we have all struggled with potty training our pets, but what happens if this type of behavior persists or recurs? What is it doing to your carpets? That stench can attach to your carpets even after you have removed the stain.

Service Master Action Cleaning can be sure to rid your carpet of not only stains, but also those stubborn odors. With the use of professional equipment, our technicians will leave your carpets clean, dry, and odor free.

Hardwood floors

Hardwood floors are a great addition to any home, but when our pets come running to meet us at the door, we can’t help but cringe at the site. When your pet slips and slides across dirty wooden floors, scratches are guaranteed to appear. This is why It is necessary to always keep your wooden floors clean.

Although this may sound like a lot of work, don’t say goodbye to your beautiful hardwood floors just yet! Keeping your hardwood floors clean and protected doesn’t have to drain your wallet.

With our specially formulated wood care products, you no longer have to worry. We can ensure that your wood floors remain spotless and preserved, so the next time that your pets meet you at the door you can greet them with a smile

Tile floors

Although tile floors may be one of the best choices for an indoor pet, they can’t find shelter from all accidents. Your tile floors should always be protected by a sealant so that your pet’s mess-ups won’t seep in.

With Service Master Action Cleaning, our tile and grout cleaning process effectively removes dirt and those tough pet stains. Our tile and grout cleaning process is sure to restore your tile’s appearance!

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The Allergy Sufferer’s Guide to A Clean Home

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Cleaning can be quite a chore, especially if you suffer from allergies. The last thing you want is to expose yourself to dust mites and other irritating particles when the sneezes, sniffles, and itchy, runny eyes are already persistent. But can you believe that a thorough cleaning is just what the doctor orders? If your body is too busy fighting off allergy triggers within the home, your immune system becomes overloaded and cannot tolerate seasonal outdoor allergens.

Here are some doctor recommended tips that we find helpful in terminating unwanted dust and dander for good.

  1. Know the Enemy
    Know what triggers your reactions so that you can be ready to tackle cleaning tasks that stir them up. If you know what you are allergic to, you can target your allergy triggers and reduce your exposure to them.
  2. Prepare for Battle
    For allergy sufferers it is always a good idea to protect your nose and mouth with a particle mask before you face cleaning challenges such as sweeping and dusting. You should even wear one while making the bed. You should always wear plastic gloves when cleaning. You can find these protective particle masks and gloves online or even in a local hardware or grocery store.
  3. Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite
    While we spend around 8-10 hours in the bedroom each day, this is where we are exposed to the most allergens. Allergy-proof casings for your mattress, box spring, and pillows can be found online or in most local department stores. You can find these casings in various materials, including cotton, so that you aren’t bothered by squeaky plastic. Bed sheets should be washed in 130 degree water every week. Yes, even decorative pillows and stuffed animals should be washed in hot water every 1-2 weeks. An easier alternative is to spin them in a hot dryer for 20 minutes.
  4. Cut the Clutter
    The cardboard boxes that find refuge in the back of your closets or the corners of your house shelter mites, dander, and other particles. Not to mention, if those cardboard boxes are water-damaged, they could be home to allergy triggers such as mold and mildew. Waterproof plastic containers are the perfect alternative.
  5. Picture Perfect
    Picture frames can hold your favorite memories and your worst enemies. Dust particles love to hide behind those glass frames. When dusting picture frames, always be sure to wipe the glass with a microfiber cloth. Don’t forget to dust the top of frames, which is usually forgotten because you often can’t see it.
  6. Forget the Fragrance
    People who suffer from allergies should never use scented cleaners. Cleaners with fragrances can trigger many symptoms. Always look for fragrance-free products. Organic, environmentally-friendly cleaning products will be your best bet.

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