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Your Best Friend or a Beast of (or Causing) Burden

dirty room dog

Did you know that your best friend can actually become your worst nightmare?

That’s right. He’s cuddly, cute and you love him, but sometimes he has a problem with “accidents” and pretty soon, you start to notice the… ummm… that strange odour.

Besides the obvious occasional accident from your pooch, his fur can also become a real problem. Every time he gives a good shake, his fur flies into the air, then attaches itself to your carpet and furniture. Some types of fur really embeds itself into fabrics and it can become quite a problem.

Then you have the problem of “I want in. I want out. I want in.” You know it… Your pooch is always on the move and the constant heading outside and then back inside brings in all kinds of dirt.

What can you do about all this?

Clean those “accidental” messes up quickly. Once you discover an accident, it’s important to grab a few paper towels and blot up the mess. A shop-vac also works well to suck out the urine that may have penetrated deeper into the carpet. You will want to get it before it sinks down into the padding of the carpet. A good enzyme based deodorizing solution (you can buy it from your favorite pet store) will help reduce or even eliminate the odour. If you find that the product doesn’t work for you, give us a call and we will help get rid of the awful smell.

A hairy situation can be tamed by brushing your dog often. Brushing that loose fur off your best buddy is far easier than trying to remove it from your furniture and rugs afterwards (and it’s great bonding time too).

While you may not have the time to wipe off your pooch’s muddy paws every time he wants back in, it is a good idea to place mats both inside and outside the door. When your buddy wants to come back inside, just let him bounce around a little while on the outside mat so some of that dirt stays out there where it belongs.

Follow these simple steps and your best friend is going to be a dream to live with, not a burden!

Phil and Nikki Shames own Ecosuds, a Hamilton Ontario based company that provides high quality and environmentally friendly carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, fine rug cleaning, and anti slip treatments for tile and bath. They can be reached at  905-667-5624 or owners@ecosuds.ca. Please visit www.Ecosuds.ca to learn more

Divine Intervention Could Not Keep Pope from Slip & Fall Injury

Pope Benedict Broken Wrist

The recent retirement of Pope Benedict XVI brought to light the dangers all seniors face at home and abroad. Back in 2009 The Pope slipped and fell while on vacation in Northern Italy. Thank God he was not seriously injured, but he did suffer a broken wrist. For many seniors who slip and fall, the injuries are much more serious.

Did you know that half of all of those over 65 who fall and fracture a hip are unable to return home and carry on an independent life?

Ecosuds’ new SlipMedic service can quickly and  affordably remedy slippery-when-wet hard floor and bath surfaces, dramatically reducing the likelihood of a slip and fall accident. Contact us to learn more.

Phil and Nikki

Phil and Nikki Shames own Ecosuds, a Hamilton Ontario based company that provides high quality and environmentally friendly carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, fine rug cleaning, and anti slip treatments for tile and bath. They can be reached at 905-667-5624 or owners@ecosuds.ca. Please visit www.Ecosuds.ca to learn more

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

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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Ozone for Odour Removal – Safely Eliminate Odours, Bacteria, and Viruses

Using Ozone for odour removal has been somewhat controversial. On one hand, this naturally occurring is responsible for the clean, fresh feel and smell in the air after a thunder storm. On the other, it is equated to pollution concentrations on “bad air” days. So, is it a good idea to use ozone, especially from an environmental standpoint, to rid your home or business of bad odours?

First, let me explain what ozone is. Ozone is simply three oxygen molecules bound together. This molecule is created when 2 oxygen molecules are passed through a highly charged environment (like a lightning storm, or in an ozone generator, over highly charged plates). The molecule that is created is very unstable and one of the oxygen molecules will readily attach itself to other surrounding molecules. When this happens, the remaining 2 oxgen molecules are simply the pure oxygen all life needs on this planet, while the lone oxygen molecule that attached itself to a different molecule will oxidize and destroy the other.

This process allows Ozone to destroy bad smelling molecules, bacteria, viruses, moulds, and fungus, ultimately leaving no toxic residue behind.

Sound like the perfect, safe solution, right? Well, you do need to be careful when using ozone generators in your home or business, because ozone does not discriminate between the biological organisms we like (our selves, pets, plants, etc). and the foul smelling molecules we are trying to get rid of. So, when we are applying large amounts of ozone to an area (shocking), we need to make sure that we, along with our pets and plants, are out of the area. Ozone, however, reverts back to oxygen very quickly, so we and our house-mates can return to a fresh and clean smelling home or business quickly.

How quickly does ozone revert back to oxygen? The half life of ozone is just 20 minutes, so within a couple of hours of shocking an area, you can safely return. Many ozone generators, like the Jenesco units available at www.ozonegenerators.ca have timers built into the units, so that you can set the units to ozonate through the day, and turn off a few hours before you get home. Likewise, in a business environment, like deodorizing a locker room, you could turn the unit on when everyone leaves for the evening, and have it turn off automatically a few hours before everyone arrives in the morning.

One of the greatest benefits of ozone generators or chemical based odour treatment solutions is that there is no toxic residue once the ozone has quickly dissipated.

Ozonegenerators.ca sells the Jenesco brand of ozone generators in Canada. These ozone generators are well build, many featuring stainless steel enclosures,  timers, variable ozone output levels, and more. They have units from small, portable ozone generators that are perfect for deodorizing sporting equipment like hockey and football gear, to large units designed for restoring fire and mould damaged properties.

Like more information on Ozone and it’s many uses. Visit www.Ozonegenerators.ca or http://www.ecosudsproducts.com to learn more. You can also contact Phil Shames at phil@ecosudsproducts.com


Greasy stains cleaned with oil???

Have some greasy stains on your favorite shirt or blouse?

Looking for a safe and effective way to remove it? Don’t reach for those toxic stain removers…

You can easily remove those stains with oil…….we are talking about Lemon Essential Oil from Young Living.

300 drops from this one little bottle!

Just place a couple of drops of Young Living Pure Lemon Essential oil on the spots and throw it in the wash. You will love the result.

Why Young Living Pure Lemon Essential Oil?
Young Living oils are 100% pure and therapeutic grade. Many other oils advertised as 100% pure contain fillers or are not properly refined to retain the pure and natural essences of the plants.
All Young Living oils are backed by a 100% money back guaranty if not satisfied.