The Reasons Why Asthma Rates Are Increasing

The Reasons Why Asthma Rates Are Increasing

The world has cleaned up its act over the past several decades: new emissions standards, an ever-increasing awareness about the impact of pollution and chemicals that’s spurred proactivity, and even cutting-edge technology designed to reduce our exposure to all the ickiness out there. And yet, asthma rates keep rising – despite our collective efforts to the contrary. What gives? Early on, there was the hygiene hypothesis, which posited that being exposed early in life to things like viruses, bacteria and…

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Get Your Carpet Ready for the Holidays

Get Your Carpet Ready for the Holidays

The month of ghouls, goblins, and carved pumpkins has passed and now the busy holiday season is here! The time of year for gathering with friends and family, hosting fabulous parties and just sitting by a cozy fire with a cup of hot cocoa. Here are some tips to get your carpet ready for the holiday season! Vacuum your carpet daily:  Chances are your carpet will have more foot traffic due to guests coming and going. Vacuuming is the easiest…

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7 COMMON INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS

7 COMMON INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS

Are there common items in your home that could be polluting the air you breathe? If you’ve got a chronically runny nose, watery eyes, or a nagging cough – and it’s nowhere near your typical allergy season – there might be an issue with the quality of air inside your environment. 90% of our time is spent indoors, and if there’s something in our home emitting a pollutant, there’s a good chance we’re breathing it in. What you might think…

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GET YOUR FALL AND WINTER CLOTHES READY TO WEAR WITH LAUNDRY PRO!

GET YOUR FALL AND WINTER CLOTHES READY TO WEAR WITH LAUNDRY PRO!

 The cooler season is on it’s way! Time to pull all those cozy sweaters, long sleeve shirts, jackets and coats out of the back of your closet. Chances are since they have not been worn in the last 6 months they may be wrinkled and a little stale smelling. Your first thought would to be to load everything up and send it to the dry cleaners. While some articles of clothing will have strict cleaning instructions (and, in fact, might…

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Not Getting A Good Night’s Sleep? Air Pollution Could Be The Culprit

Not Getting A Good Night’s Sleep? Air Pollution Could Be The Culprit

Do you find yourself not getting a good night’s sleep due to a headache, stuffy nose or irritated throat? You could blame seasonal allergies, or the occasional cold, which could well be the cause, but there might be another one to blame: air pollution. A study was conducted at the University of Washington where researchers found that people in the study who lived in areas with high levels of air pollution were 60 percent more likely to sleep poorly, based…

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Service your old vacuum cleaner!

Service your old vacuum cleaner!

When you invest in a high-quality vacuum cleaner, you expect it to perform for several years. In order to extend the life of your vacuum cleaner it is highly recommended that you get it professionally serviced every 5 years. Nowadays you might ask, who sells vacuum cleaners that even last 5 years? Most vacuum cleaners don’t make it past a few years before breaking or getting clogged up. Here at Aerus we have a long standing history in the quality…

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What’s In Your Water?

What’s In Your Water?

What’s in the local water that you are drinking everyday? Water supplies across the U.S. can give you the false hope that what you are drinking is clean and healthy. Many people think that as long as the water they are drinking is odorless, colorless, and tasteless that it is safe. The ugly truth is that there is a lot of bad tasteless, odorless, and colorless contaminants that can be found in your local water supply. The EPA regulates over…

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Love Your Carpet Longer – Extend the Life of Your Carpet

Love Your Carpet Longer – Extend the Life of Your Carpet

Out of all the different types of flooring offered on the market, carpet has to be replaced more frequently. It is recommended that you replace your carpet approximatley evey 7 years. If you want to stretch out your dollar when it comes to investing in new carpet, here are some best practices to follow: Remove your shoes before entering Shoes contain a lot of dirt and grime on the bottom of them, which can transfer over, and wear down your…

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What Does An Air Quality Alert Really Mean?

What Does An Air Quality Alert Really Mean?

As you are driving down the busy highway, and see an air quality alert displayed on the electronic signboards, have your every stopped to think about what the alert really means and how it affects you? The EPA calculates the Air Quality Index (AQI) for 5 major pollutants: Ground-Level Ozone – According to the EPA this “bad” ozone “is not emitted directly into the air, but is created by chemical reactions between oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC)…

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Entertaining House Guests with Pet Allergies

Entertaining House Guests with Pet Allergies

Our pets are like our family. For those of us with four-legged fur friends, we’ve come to accept all the lovable pitfalls that can come with being human companions: constant shedding , the occasional accident, and the fun things they can track in, like dirt, mud, leaves or (and this is for you cat lovers) the occasional dead lizard. But what do you do if you’re having guests over…and they’re – gasp! – allergic to your adorable pet friend? The…

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