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Allergy-Proof Your Home: 5 Smart Tips

Allergy-Proof Your Home: 5 Smart Tips

Your home is your sanctuary. So if you notice a chronically runny nose, itchy eyes, or year-round congestion, it might be because your sanctuary is chock-full of allergens…and that you have an allergy to something in your house. Most modern homes are outfitted to be tightly sealed and draft-free – which is great, as this makes them more energy efficient. But this feature also means whatever allergens and contaminants are floating around inside your home are there to stay –…

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The Amazing Benefits of HEPA Filters

The Amazing Benefits of HEPA Filters

Of all the technology-related buzzwords, “HEPA filter” seems to be at the top of the list when it comes to sticking power – and for good reason. They’re the go-to standard when it comes to filters because they’re incredibly effective at what they do — which is removing 99.97% of air particles that have a size of 0.3 microns or more (as defined by the Department of Energy [DOE] standards). But…what does HEPA mean, exactly? HEPA is an acronym for high-efficiency…

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How to Manage Your Spring Allergies

How to Manage Your Spring Allergies

Although some parts of the country have recently been under siege from an early-spring snowstorm, for most parts of North America, this winter was a pretty warm one. This means that spring has sprung in many parts of the US, and people are beginning to feel the effects of the oncoming spring allergy season. Pollen levels are already wreaking havoc for many, and they’re only expected to get worse. You might know the symptoms well: that throbbing headache, itchy, watery eyes and runny…

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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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What Happens When You Don’t Vacuum?

What Happens When You Don’t Vacuum?

How often you vacuum usually depends on several dictating factors: how many people live in your home, if you have pets, if you have children, if you or anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, and how important a clean home is to you. (We all know the person who couldn’t care less about the pile of dirty dishes in the sink; chances are, they’re not too concerned with the appearance of their carpet, either!) How Vacuuming Helps According…

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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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Understanding Vacuum Terminology

Understanding Vacuum Terminology

Most people consider a vacuum is a must-have appliance. Although technology has changed over the past half-century, the basic function of a vacuum cleaner really hasn’t: it’s designed to remove dirt, dust and debris from the floors and surfaces of your home. While certain features like functionality, accessories and general aesthetics have evolved, the core feature – power – is as important as ever. Several factors are crucial when it comes to determining how well your machine will work. Some of…

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7 Hacks To Upgrade Your Cleaning Routine

7 Hacks To Upgrade Your Cleaning Routine

Oh, the quest for a perfectly clean home! If only achieving that cleanliness weren’t so…tedious. Or time-consuming. Or just generally horrible. A life filled with work, family, and a bit of R&R leaves little time for household chores. The good news is, a little creativity can go a long way in redefining how you clean, and, in doing so, how much actual time you spend getting the job done. We’ve come up with 7 clever ways you can get your…

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Feeling Sneezy? How Pets Affect Your Winter Allergies

Feeling Sneezy? How Pets Affect Your Winter Allergies

Ever wondered why your allergies pick up in winter months? Actually, a lot of things could be to blame…like your favorite furry friend! Pets that might spend endless hours romping around outside during warmer months can find themselves confined indoors when the temperatures drop. That’s the right call for pets, but you and your family might experience an uptick in your allergies. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks that can keep your pets warm and your family feeling healthy. Consider this strange fact: most people aren’t allergic to animal fur, but…

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