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The 4 Best Practical Wedding Gifts

The 4 Best Practical Wedding Gifts

With wedding season in full swing,  you might be faced with the task of  finding the perfect gift for the newly married couple.  You can certainly play it safe, and purchase a gift from their registry, or you could get them a practical gift that will last for years to come! Here Are a Few of Our Recommendations: ARTWORK – Why not give a framed print or painting to the happy couple from a local art gallery?  Or if you’re artistically…

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3 Health Benefits of Deep Cleaning Your Carpet

3 Health Benefits of Deep Cleaning Your Carpet

Deep cleaning your carpet can make it look great: it’s noticeably brighter, it smells fresher, and those stubborn little stains are gone. But a proper cleaning goes beyond simple aesthetics: it can deliver a lot of health benefits as well. If you’ve got asthma or allergy sufferers in your household, regularly cleaning your carpet can help make a big difference in the lives of those you love. One, deep-cleaning your carpets can eliminate trapped allergens, contaminants and pollutants. EPA studies have shown that indoor air pollution…

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Knock Out Unhealthy Indoor Air With A One-Two Punch!

Knock Out Unhealthy Indoor Air With A One-Two Punch!

A lot of factors can contribute to the indoor air quality of your home: how well your home is sealed, whether or not you have pets, if anyone smokes, if you have a fireplace, how many products you use for cleaning…the list goes on and on. Improving your indoor air quality is most achievable with a one-two punch: purify your air and clean your surfaces. Some of the very things that pollute indoor air – chemicals, fumes, smoke and bad…

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Think Your Home’s Clean? Take a 30-Day Vacuum Challenge!

Think Your Home’s Clean? Take a 30-Day Vacuum Challenge!

No one likes to think of their home as being downright dirty. A little messy from time to time, sure. (Any parent with kids will attest to that!) But most of us will vouch for the overall cleanliness of our home…while walking around with the sniffles that last from season to season, or forgetting about stale odors that we’ve just grown used to. The notion of “Oh it’s plenty clean!” especially applies to carpet and rugs. One  Utah-based magazine polled their readers…

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Bummed Out by Dull Flooring?

Bummed Out by Dull Flooring?

Unless your home’s brand new, there’s a chance you could look down at your flooring right now and feel certain that it’s seen better days. Has your family has worn a clear-cut path through the middle of your living room carpet? Does the hardwood in your kitchen have the sheen of an 19th century saloon? Has the grout in your tiled bathroom floor gotten so dingy you’d rather just move than get on your hands and knees with one more scrub brush? Are you…

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You Don’t Need Scented Carpet Powders; You Need a Better Vacuum!

You Don’t Need Scented Carpet Powders; You Need a Better Vacuum!

For a lot of people, getting something truly clean means it not only looks clean, it smells clean, and nowhere is that more true than for the carpets and rugs in your home. Decades ago, scented carpet powders came onto the home-cleaning scene, promising ways to deodorize your carpet and leave it smelling fresh. In actuality, many carpet powders simply deposit fragrance, and don’t actually lend themselves to getting your carpets any cleaner.  In fact, the powder can create the same…

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What’s Lurking in YOUR Carpet?

What’s Lurking in YOUR Carpet?

From the moment your brand new carpet is installed, it slowly morphs from a lush surface for your family…to a magnet for dander, dust, bacteria, mold, mildew, dust mites, fecal matter and other allergens. In fact, according to the research of Dr. Philip Tierno, a microbiologist and immunologist at NYU’s Langone Medical Center and author of The Secret Life of Germs,  told Men’s Health that your carpet “probably contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch, making it 4,000 times dirtier…

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8 Reasons You’ll Love Having A Central Vacuum In Your Home

8 Reasons You’ll Love Having A Central Vacuum In Your Home

Whether you’re in the planning stages of designing a new home or looking for small ways to upgrade your existing one, installing a central vacuum system should be on the top of your wish list! Depending on how regularly and thorough your cleaning routine might be (do you have two bedrooms or five? asthma and allergy sufferers who require clean environments?) a central vacuum can actually make a lot of sense for your home. So what exactly IS a central…

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The Ultimate DIY: Clean & Allergy-Friendly Floors

The Ultimate DIY: Clean & Allergy-Friendly Floors

If you want allergy-friendly floors, your first thought might be to call in a carpet cleaning service. But you’ve heard about the potential drawbacks of conventional carpet cleaning methods: residue, fumes, mold and more. You figure that most professional carpet cleaners use harsh chemicals and a lot of hot water to clean and remove stains from carpets everywhere. Even some popular do-it-yourself products contain harsh active ingredients to fight stains and problematic organisms that live in carpet fibers. Pet accident and dander…

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Dirty Surfaces In Your Home…And How to Get Them Clean

Dirty Surfaces In Your Home…And How to Get Them Clean

Everyone has their own personal standard of clean when it comes to their home. One person might spend 45 minutes steam cleaning their kitchen countertops while another may haphazardly spritz a surface with disinfectant and hope for the best. One thing is certain: cleaning a home is time consuming, and just when you think everything’s finally clean…life happens. Pets track in mud. Kids spill apple juice in their bedroom…and don’t tell you about it. That darling flea-market curio cabinet is…

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