Controlling House Odors

When you return from shopping or from work, and first enter your home, do you notice any odors? If so, you’ve probably also noticed, after you’ve been home for a while, that the odor vanishes. The fact is the odor has not vanished. Your sense of smell has only become desensitized. But what you may…

Control Indoor Mold

A 1999 Mayo Clinic study attributed nearly all the chronic sinus infections afflicting nearly 37 million people to mold. Recent studies have also linked molds as a contributing factor in the tripling of the asthma rate over the past two decades. Mold thrives and grows in warm humid areas of our homes, including damp basements,…

How Carpet Affects Pollutants

CLEANING YOUR CARPET FILTER! My carpet doesn’t have a filter, does it? Well not really, but it does function like one. For reasons I’ll explain later this filtering is very beneficial. Have you ever thought about what is really being collected, tracked through and spilled into your carpet? The most common household pollutants are; dirt,…

Pet Stains Odors

Although you may not be aware of the odors caused by pets urinating on the carpet right now…come Spring when the temperature and humidity rise you will be! Due to lower humidity levels during winter months the urine salts present in carpet simply do not have enough moisture to generate bacteria, thus there is little…

How Carpet Effects Allergies

Don’t Toss ’em They’re Awesome! The science of indoor air quality is very interesting and relatively new. In the past, the focus was on the quality of the outside air and the interest was in lowering emissions of all types into the air. I suppose the latter statement is still very much active today also.…

The Spots Were Just

The first thing you should understand about carpet constructed of synthetic yarns – nylon, polyester, acrylic, polypropylene (Olefin)-is that they are solidified chemicals. In other words, when you apply spot cleaning agents to such carpeting, you are literally applying a chemical to a chemical. If a chemical reaction occurs, permanent yarn discoloration may result, which…

Carpet Protectors

The most common question I hear is: Do they work? We recently cleaned carpet in a home that houses two adults, a teenager, and two dogs. The initial carpet cleaning took some work but when completed 3M Scotchgard was applied to protect the carpets. About a year later it was time to clean their carpets…

Sick House

Is Your Home Making Your Family Sick? Most people are aware that outdoor air pollution can damage their health, but may not know that indoor air pollution can also have significant effects. The EPA studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants may be 5 times higher than…