Nursery Rugs: Create a Safe Environment For Your Baby

New mothers and fathers face many critical decisions when it comes to their babies’ nursery. Parenting websites offer many tips, from choosing natural baby products, non-toxic paints, non-chemical cleaners, safe toys, furniture bumpers, natural fabric bedding, electrical socket covers, and so much more. One that we advocate is rug cleaning, which addresses the universally accepted…

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Natural Rugs Create a Safer Home Environment

There are numerous health warnings within the public health sector on the pros and cons of certain floor coverings and home furnishing items. The guidelines for a healthier and safer home environment, published by the EPA, CDC, and various asthma, allergy, and pulmonary health groups and organizations, including American Lung Association, heavily emphasize improving indoor…

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How to Prevent Mold, Mildew and Dry Rot Damage in Area Rugs

How to Prevent Mold, Mildew and Dry Rot Damage in Area Rugs Mold, mildew and dry rot are all fungi at various stages of manifestation. Typically, when we hear the term “dry rot,” we think of wood. It can occur in rugs though as well, and refers to the deterioration of the cotton, wool or silk…

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Indoor Pollution Solutions for Spring and Summer

If only love were the only thing in the air when it comes to your home. Take a deep breath before you read what two major organizations say about what you are breathing in: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) counts indoor air pollution among the top five environmental health risks. The American Lung Association concludes…

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Preventing Children’s Asthma through Routine Area Rug Cleaning

Keep Your Home Allergen Free Through Routine Area Rug Cleaning Does anyone really know why more and more children are developing asthma? Some experts suggest that children are being exposed to more and more allergens such as dust, air pollution, and second-hand smoke. These factors all are indoor asthma triggers. Others suspect that children are…

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Health Effects of Hidden Bacterial Growth

When people hear the words Escherichia, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Salmonella, and Legionella they think of a biology lab or a doctor’s office filled with sick patients. But the truth is these are the chief types of harmful bacteria actually found in people’s homes! These pathogenic strains of bacteria when under the right circumstances can cause…

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