Monthly Archives: January 2012

Who’s Joining you in Bed Tonight

Your mattress likely has over 1,000,000 of these little critters bunking with you nightly.

Dustmites are a huge problem for those with allergies and asthma

Dust mites (not to be confused with much nastier bed bugs) are all over your home. These little bugs don’t bite or spread disease like bed bugs can, but over 2 million Canadians suffer from allergies caused by these tiny house companions.

Most people are not allergic to the bugs themselves, but rather to their poop. And they poop a lot. Each bug will produce 200 times it’s weight in poop over its lifetime. If you often wake up with watery eyes, a stuffy nose, skin rashes, or asthma symptoms, there is a good chance that you have dust mite allergies. So how can you get rid of them? You can never totally rid your home of dust mites, but you can reduce them and thereby reduce your symptoms. Here’s how:

Wash your bedding and pillows at once a week in hot water.

Vacuum daily if possible. Keep your home a little cooler (dust mites don’t reproduce well under 22 degrees C.)

Keep your humidity between 35 and 50 percent. Wash all stuffed toys in hot water.

Use mattress covers that can be easily removed and washed.

Replace pillows annually and use pillows made of Dacron or Orlon Have your mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets and rugs cleaned annually (more often if you have asthma or severe allergies).

Spray your pillows, sofas, and mattresses with Young Living Thieves Spray regularly to control dust mites and kill germs naturally (available from Ecosuds).

Have a professional like the folks at Ecosuds professionally clean and sanitize your mattresses at least once a year if you suffer from allergies or asthma.

Contact Ecosuds at info@ecosuds.ca or 1-866-340-9939. Vist the Ecosuds website to learn more about mattress and upholstery cleaning. www.Ecosuds.ca

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Cheap Carpet Cleaning Can Make You Sick

Clean Healthy Carpet

When most people go shopping for carpet cleaning they often don’t realize that the decision they make could affect the health of them and their family.

If you have had a low-priced carpet cleaner to your home, you likely know how quickly they finished the job and how wet they left your carpets and underpad. Wet carpet and underpad is the perfect breeding ground for mould, mildew, and bacteria. All things you were hoping to get rid of when you had your carpets cleaned.

Cheap carpet cleaning companies usually use the lowest priced, toxic carpet cleaning chemicals. These chemicals also wind up in your underpad and carpet. When it eventually dries, these now powdered residues go airborne when you step on the carpet and are breathed in.

Low priced carpet cleaners use low-priced employees that are rarely trained in the proper methods to sanitize and remove the pathogens from your carpets and rugs.

Finally, many low-priced companies do not take the time to properly clean and sanitize the equipment they are bringing into your home. Do you really want the last customer’s dirt in your carpets?.

The most important result of having your carpets cleaned is not how they look (although you really do want them looking great) but how much healthier your home or workplace will be after they are cleaned. Make sure whoever you decide to hire does a great job and not just a cheap job.

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