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Home Care During Construction Season

Construction projects in or around your home this orange-cone season? Fumes, allergens, and drywall dust can all creep their way into your home — even if the construction project is across the street. Here’s how to keep your home and air clean when large projects take over. No [...]

Does Your Home Insurance Cover Mold Removal?

Knowing everything your home insurance covers can be tricky. Many times, certain things are only covered if they’re paired with a larger incident.  For instance, if your home has recently suffered water damage, you’ll likely have some mold issues. Are you sure the mold removal process is included with your coverage? When You’re Covered [...]

Now Servicing the Brookings Area: Intek Acquires Nu-Tech

Good news, Brookings! The INTEK team is growing. INTEK Cleaning & Restoration is adding a location in the Brookings area – one that’s likely familiar to you. As of June 1, we are providing cleaning services to Brookings and the surrounding area. We are excited to expand north and provide service to more of [...]

How to Get Your Carpets Cleaned for Spring in Sioux Falls

Need to do some spring carpet cleaning? No matter how careful you are, over the winter, you and your boots may have collected lots of dirt, sand, salt, and grime. You probably tracked that inside — and now it’s in your carpets! It’s not good for your home and, if you’re a renter it could mean you’re at risk of losing a security deposit.

5 Tips for Keeping Dust Out of Your Home

There’s no getting around the fact that your home collects dust. Dust is more than just dirt, too. House dust is a mix of hair, clothing fibers, dead skin cells, bacteria, dust mites, bits of dead bugs, soil particles, pollen, and microscopic specks of plastic. Can you say gross? So, it’s important to keep the dust factors in your home mitigated. Here are five ways you can keep the dust out (plus a bonus tip!).

[Video] How INTEK Cleans Your Ducts

Having your ducts cleaned eliminates dust, pet hair, mold, and other irritants from your furnace and ductwork. If you’re questioning whether or not you need duct cleaning, we have tips on deciding if you need furnace and duct cleaning. But, the biggest question is how do ducts even get cleaned? How INTEK Duct Cleaning Works [...]

Which Sioux Falls Carpet Cleaning Package is Best for You?

It’s that time of year where mud, slush, sand and more are getting trudged into your house on a daily basis. But winter isn’t the only season that causes issues with your carpet. You can thank rain, children, pets, home remodeling, and many other things for needing carpet cleaning year-round. Experts recommend cleaning your carpet [...]

Don’t Let Your Carpet Trip You Up! Our Carpet Safety Tips

A slight carpet tear here or a frayed rug there may not seem like a big issue to some, but it can be to others. In reality, loose, unsecured rugs and damaged carpets with curled edges are factors that may contribute to falls in your household or business. Fall injuries can occur at the transition between carpet to rug, non-carpet to rug, on wet carpets or rugs, and hurrying in the bathroom with a loose bathroom mat. It’s important to identify any tears or trip hazards due to rugs and rectify the issue as quickly as possible.

New Water Damage in a New Location? No Problem.

2020 was a tough year for everyone. The last thing Jerry Cook, owner of Rehfeld’s Art & Framing, was expecting when he recently moved his business in downtown Sioux Falls this past fall was water damage. Building owner Sheila Hazard stopped by one Monday morning for what should have been a routine day of meetings, only to discover new building tenants Rehfeld’s Art & Framing’s space had flooded.

The Five Best Plants for Killing Cigarette Smells

Tired of that cigarette smell from your home’s previous owners? Sometimes it seems no matter the amount of cleaning, the cigarette smoke smell won’t go away. Residue and particles left behind by cigarette smoke can contain heavy metals, carcinogens, and toxins which contaminate your home. So, how do you get rid of it? Luckily, there’s a good old fashioned, natural way to help with cutting out that smell. Plants! Plants are an effective and natural way to get rid of cigarette smoke odors and pollutants.