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The Harmful Health Effects Of Dirty Carpets

March 26, 2018

Carpets can enhance your floors and add a warmth to any room. However, carpets need to be cleaned regularly otherwise they can be detrimental to your overall health. Let’s explore the harmful health effects of dirty carpets to give you a better understanding of how important it is to have them cleaned. Increases the risks of asthma attacks If you are asthmatic and have dirty carpets, your risk of attacks is higher than it would be if your carpets were clean. When carpets become damp and dirty, they attract organic compounds and microbes. These harmful materials thrive in damp environments and although they may be natural, they increase the risk of asthma attacks. Bad for allergy sufferers Dirty carpets can…

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Tools to make Cleaning Easier

April 12, 2015

Nothing signifies the end of winter quite like looking around and realizing how much it needs a good spring cleaning! After months of trekking in slush and salt from outside, it’s time to give your apartment a bit of a makeover. Here are a few easy tricks to clear the air and have you breathing easier in one easy afternoon! Vacuum Hidden Spaces Use the little handle on your vacuum to get to often-ignored spaces like your ceiling fan blades or the bottom of your couches. These spaces are usually overlooked and can be the home for thick collections of dirt and dust, leading to many allergen stimulants in the home. Clean out your dryer vent to reduce drying time,…

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How Dirty are your Carpets?

March 23, 2015

Carpet is a longtime favourite when it comes to flooring options, and for good reason. It’s comfortable, warming, and simply put, it feels really good to walk on! That said, with all of the foot traffic that carpet endures, it’s also one of the biggest germ collectors in any room. In fact, a study from Men’s Health claims that many carpets can actually carry 200,000 bacteria per square inch, which makes it 4,000 times dirtier than the average toilet seat! Talk about gross. So why is my carpet so dirty?! The biggest culprit is dead skin cells. People shed millions of skin cells a day, which collects in your carpet’s fibers, feeding germs. Add in spilled food and drinks, dander,…

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Homemaking Tips for Busy Families

March 6, 2015

Does it ever feel like no matter how long you spend cleaning and organizing your home, there’s never any end in sight? You try to make time to mop the floors and clear the counters, but you look away once and there’s already a brand new pile of dust and junk to deal with? You’re not alone. In today’s busy age, it can seem impossible to find the time to keep a house organized and clean. In an ideal world, we’d all have enough money to hire a housekeeper for our daily duties, but unfortunately this isn’t possible for most. Instead, we’re left to do the day-to-day tidying ourselves, while inviting a professional to do the larger jobs once every…

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