A Clean House is a Healthy Home…..
We live in a world that has a lot of pollutants outdoors and indoors. Pollutants can be anywhere and we bring them inside our homes too. One way to help reduce them is to have your carpets, rugs & upholstery cleaned on a regular basis…and always vacuum with a Hepa Vacuum! If you are not using a Hepa then you are releasing the allergens back out into the home as you vacuum. Use products in your home that are eco-friendly…so when you are dusting & cleaning you are not introducing more contaminants into the home. Change your filter in your air conditioner on a monthly basis…just because it says “up to 3 months” doesn’t mean that it needs to stay in until that last day. Look at your air filter each month to see. We were told by the air conditioner guys to not spend the money on the pleated, 3 month, allergy filters because they are not good on an air conditioning system and can make them not last as long by restricting the air flow. So we change it out once a month and our new thermostat that we bought reminds us when it needs to be changed. In the Fall we are tempted to open windows to let the air come in, but it is better for people with allergies not to do that because the outdoor allergies will then be in your home. Wash your bedding and pet bedding at least once a week in HOT water. And it is good to get your mattress cleaned on a regular basis for people who are allergic to dust mites. Hope this gives you some ideas on having a healthier home!!!

Written by: Audra Hicks with Big Bear Floor Care

The news just uncovered some of the “discount” places selling mattresses as new that have been used! This is one reason to buy your mattresses from “real” stores. Plastic being around it doesn’t mean it is new….anyone can put plastic on there to fool you! Just have buyer beware! On another note it is a good idea to have your mattresses cleaned on a regular basis!

The things that can be on mattresses are: dust mites, urine, bodily fluids, sweat, semen….YUCK!