News from ServiceMaster by Ayotte

On January 29, 2018

How much snow can your roof handle?

If you live in an area where there is heavy to moderate snow, it is a good idea to keep an eye on your roof to make sure the build up of snow and ice is not causing damage to your home.  If too much snow or ice build up on your roof it can cause areas of your roof to weaken, leak or even collape. If your roof is old, needs maintenance or if you've noticed ice dams in previous years - make sure...

On January 24, 2018

Meet our team -- Amber Gesme

Amber is our Finance Manager. She has been with ServiceMaster by Ayotte for 3 years and has been in the finance industry for the last 11 years. Amber has been married to her hubby, Mark, for 4 years. They have 2 children – both boys, 9 months and 3 years old. Amber grew up in this area and graduated from Cannon Falls in 2003. Their family lives in Welch, MN.

On January 04, 2018

Meet our team -- Lisa Hurtgen

Lisa is our Project Manager. She started with ServiceMaster by Ayotte in 2005, she just celebrated 12 years with the team! Her daughter, Ashley, is 23 and is soon to be a beautician. Her son, Nick, is 27 and works locally for Target Corporation. Lisa has lived in Northfield for the last 10 years. In her spare time, Lisa loves to read and hunt.

On January 02, 2018

Do You Know the Air Quality of Your Home?

Winter is here, and it's the time when most of us in the midwest close our windows, crank up the heat and get our fireplace ready for cold winter nights. With all these heating elements running, and windows closed, this is also a good time to think about the air quality of your home. Oddly enough, many homeowners don't consider air quality when thinking about preparing for winter or even...

On January 02, 2018

10 Tips for Protecting Your Home From Frozen Pipes While You Are Away

Are you planning the perfect winter getaway to sun sand and warm beaches? Great! Before you hop on the plane, be sure to get your home ready for your absence. Beyond the usual precautions (stopping mail, turning on home security, boarding pets, etc...) Have you thought about your pipes? It might seem silly, but burst pipes are one of the most common home disasters to happen in the winter. Not...

On December 13, 2017

Meet our team -- Beth Ayotte Naumann

Beth is the President/CEO of ServiceMaster by Ayotte. She is a busy mother of 3 beautiful children; Jordyn (12), Justus (10), and Evelyn (4). They often joke that she is the number one Uber driver in our community getting these guys to and from their events. She is an avid reader, loves personal development projects and is passionate about anything outdoors.

On November 16, 2017

Kitchen Fire? Here's what to do

Are you planning to cook this holiday season? Then it's time to learn a few ways to deal with kitchen fires. Don't worry - with the right prep and making safe decisions - you can reduce the risk of fire significantly.

 

On November 16, 2017

4 Ways to Prep Your Fireplace for the Holidays

 

Nothing says holidays like curling up near a warm fire to read a book or hang Christmas stockings! A home fireplace becomes the center of holiday celebrations and a gathering point for family and friends. To keep the holidays cozy, safe and accident-free, you need to prep your fireplace before have your first holiday fire. Here are 4 ways to prep your fireplace and get it ready for the...
On November 16, 2017

How to Avoid a Turkey Fryer Fire

 You've found the perfect turkey, researched the most amazing recipe and now it's time to cook!Did you know that Thanksgiving is the day when the most home fires break out? And that if you use a turkey fryer, the risk of fire increases significantly?Don't let your home or the perfect family dinner be ruined. Follow these safety tips to keep your family, home and turkey safe while creating the...

On November 16, 2017

4 Ways to Prep Your Kitchen for a Safe Thanksgiving

The holidays are almost here! Time to crack open that cookbook and start dreaming up the perfect meal! 

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