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THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT CARPET

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (8)

(ARA) - Carpet has gained quite the reputation in the past decade, fueled by a multitude of assumptions. But is there truth behind the rumors about this very popular flooring option? With a little investigation you’ll find many are completely false – making carpet a viable flooring option that can benefit everyone, from allergy sufferers to penny pinchers to the elderly.



Who can benefit from carpet


Carpet isn’t just comfortable and stylish, it’s a safe flooring option too, reducing slips and softening falls if they do occur – ideal for both the elderly and very young. Carpet also improves a home’s acoustics because it absorbs noise rather than reflecting it back into the room. Those who want to save money welcome the fact that carpet provides actual thermal resistance (R-value) – meaning when it’s cold, it retains warmth longer, conserving energy and reducing heating bills. Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions about carpet is that it’s bad for people with allergies. But the 60 million Americans the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says live with respiratory ailments might be surprised to learn that the opposite appears to be true, according to multiple studies.




Allergy and asthma carpet studies


A 15-year Swedish study found no link between carpet and allergy and asthma attacks. In fact, when carpet usage in Sweden decreased by 70 percent, allergy reactions in the general population increased by 30 percent. In 2003, a study of school children in New Jersey found that having carpet in a child’s bedroom was associated with fewer missed school days and less need for asthma medication. These are just two of many studies showing no correlation between carpet and allergies or asthma.




How carpet helps asthma and allergy sufferers


So if carpet isn’t contributing to allergy and asthma problems, how is it helping those with the conditions? Carpet acts much like a filter, trapping allergens and keeping them out of the air you and your family breathe. These trapped allergens, such as pollen, pet dander and dust, can then easily be removed through proper cleaning techniques. Think of your carpet like you would a sweater in your wardrobe. If you wear a sweater, it eventually gets dirty and needs to be washed. Your carpet is walked on by people and pets frequently, and much like a sweater, needs to get cleaned regularly to look its best and last a long time.





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Urine Stained Mattress Cleaning

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (1)


Whether you have a pet or a toddler, chances are that you are going to have a urine stain on your mattress at one time or another. Puppies with little bowel control are notorious for soiling everywhere including mattresses. Young kids and elders with limited bowel control can also soil the mattress accidently.Vinegar is a great household item you can use to treat the urine on the mattress.


Dilute some vinegar in warm water, typically half and half mixtures works fine, and spray the solution on the affected area then blot dry.For accidents caused by your dog or a cat, there are specialized products you can use. Follow the directions on your choice of products. Prevention is easier than cure. Using mattress protectors simple as vinyl zip covers can drastically increase the lifespan of your mattress and protect it from unwanted bugs, mold and inadvertent spills


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Eco-Friendly Mattress Cleaning

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Mattress cleaning and sanitizing kills bed bugs and dust mites, so that you can sleep irritation-free from now on! In addition, a regularly scheduled mattress cleaning will keep them away for good. We spend over a third of our lives in bed.


It is a fact however, that no matter how clean your home maybe, your mattress will almost always contain bacteria, fungi and dust mites in quantities that are at potentially dangerous levels, all feasting on your dead skin. Dust mites are microscopic in size and feed off the dead skin cells dropped from our bodies whilst we sleep.We recommend having your mattress cleaned at-least once a year.