Jun 07 2017
soot stain removal testing to see what common methods work

Removing Candle Soot Stain Tests

We performed four different methods for cleaning candle soot off your wall. We wanted to see what DIY method worked best for us. The last step we took was using a 1:1 ratio of soap to water, and it ruined our progress. The stain looked worse than before the first step! After the experiment, we …[Read More]

Feb 13 2017
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Identifying and Treating Hoarding Behavior

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Laura Lokers, is specially training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has extensive experience in treating hoarding disorders. Part 1: Identifying and Defining Hoarding Part 2: Treating Hoarding Disorder Part 3: Challenges in Treating Hoarding Behavior Click to Watch Full Video Part 1: Identifying Hoarding Behavior There are three main characteristics …[Read More]

Dec 15 2016
a truck filled with bags of hats, mittens, and coat donations

Bundle Up Kalamazoo 2016 Donation Update

The Bundle Up Kalamazoo Drive was a Success Being one of drop-off locations for this Bundle Up Kalamazoo Drive, we were so excited to see all the donations. Kalamazoo Rotaract collected around two thousand hats, mittens, and coats during the month of November at various drop-off locations around Kalamazoo. Where are the Donations Going? All …[Read More]

Oct 31 2016
turkey fryer caught on fire

3 Great Ways to Ruin the Holidays

1. Catch your Turkey Fryer on Fire Deep frying a turkey can be a fun, at-home way of cooking your Thanksgiving turkey, but safety is the most important part. You could easily cause a fire when using a turkey fryer if you’re not familiar with how to use them. Putting an almost-thawed turkey in the …[Read More]

Sep 26 2016

Identifying and Treating Hoarding Behaviors

About the Speaker, Laura Lokers Laura Lokers is a founding member of the Washtenaw County Task Force. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and worked in the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry – Anxiety Disorders Program for 10 years before co-founding the Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center of Ann Arbor. Laura Lokers …[Read More]

Sep 13 2016

Tile and Grout Cleaning Process

Isn’t it amazing that these images have not been color edited? The colors appear to change because colors compliment each other differently, depending on the light, and dirty tile can drastically change the look of the original tile. Weird, huh? Watch our Tile and Grout Process Cleaning Tile and Grout Professionally Cleaning tile and grout …[Read More]

Aug 12 2016

Prevent Mold from Growing in 3 Common Household Places

Mold grows very easily in the kitchen, bathroom, and outside the home. Follow a few simple steps to make sure you’re doing your best at keeping the mold out of these susceptible places. The perfect place for mold to grow is in high humidity and high moisture areas, so these rooms typically make a great …[Read More]

Jul 01 2016
kalamazoo hoarding task force with Matt Paxton

Can the APS Take my Hoarded Home?

The Kalamazoo Hoarding Task Force (KHTF) gathered together to answer questions directly from the community. At this event, KHTF representatives and Matt Paxton,extreme cleaning specialist from the TV show “Hoarders”, sat on stage as a panel and answered some of these complicated hoarding questions. The KHTF and Matt Paxton answer community questions about hoarding. Call …[Read More]

Jun 13 2016

Tom and Cindy Hit Milestone

Core Values ServiceMaster of Kalamazoo has been serving the greater Kalamazoo area since 1953. In 1981, Tom and Cindy Little saw an opportunity to help serve their neighbors and help their community. The principles of ServiceMaster have been implemented since day one, and those are (1) to help people develop (2) to excel with customers …[Read More]

Apr 22 2016
matt paxton's 3rd visit hoarding seminar preview video

Public Hoarding Event with Matt Paxton

Back by Popular Demand: Matt Paxton Visiting Kalamazoo —Event Passed— Watch video below for highlights of Matt Paxton’s seminar —Sign up to receive emails about future events by subscribing to our blog below.— Attend a CE ClassWhen: June 7, 2016 Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Cost: Free How Do I Sign Up? Please click here to …[Read More]