Smoke: How it Affects Your Ducts and Carpet

Smoke is not safe to inhale, especially on a regular basis. You’ve heard this phrase said thousands and thousands of times, but we still don’t hear much about secondhand smoke. Whether you like it or not, any form of smoking in an indoor setting can be very bad for the health of your home [...]

Tips and Tricks For Battling Allergies

With fall comes harvest, leaves and, you guessed it, seasonal allergies. Thanks to our midwestern pal, pollen, the air may be cooler, but harder to breathe. Sure, medication can help alleviate your itchy eyes and runny nose, but you can also do things in your home to make this time of year even more [...]

Brookings Carpet Cleaning: Worth the Time and Investment?

Brookings residents already know that carpet cleaning works, but for those who might be first-timers… How exactly does the process work? And, is it worth the time? Your time is valuable, so we’ll get straight to the point. Yes, carpet cleaning is worth the time, but it actually takes less time than you might [...]

Benefits of Spring Cleaning Your Carpets

Despite what the South Dakota forecast might be telling you – spring has sprung! This year, as you make your spring cleaning plans, consider your carpet. Here are seven reasons to clean your carpets as part of your spring cleaning routine:  Breathe better: Properly cleaning your household carpet removes dust, allergens, pollen, and pet and [...]

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 [...]

Should I Clean or Replace My Carpet?

Your carpets are probably ready for some special treatment. We’ve been eating, drinking, raising new kids or pets all on the same floors. But does it just need some cleaning? Or would replacing your carpet be better? Did you know that the average square inch of carpet contains 200,000 bacteria? At Intek, [...]

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!).