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Solutions for Pets and People with Pet Allergies

// June 18th, 2013 // No Comments » // Clean is Healthy, Cleaning Tips, Household Hints, Tips for Living

Most of our clients have pets and many of them have someone in the household who is allergic to the pet. So how do you keep the pets without suffering the allergies? This newsletter addresses what you can do to minimize or eliminate the problem – yes and keep the pet! I personally, had allergies to my pets and have tried many of the suggestions listed below. (more…)

Home Design for Pet People with Allergies

// June 18th, 2013 // No Comments » // Clean is Healthy, Cleaning Tips, Household Hints, Tips for Living

Just because you have a pet – and pet allergies, doesn’t mean boring, drab and ugly. You can still decorate with style and panache!

Floors: Hard surface floors work the best for people with allergies. Carpeting traps hair, dander, odors and all sorts of other environmental allergens. Hardwood floors, laminate floors, ceramic tile, vinyl tile, sealed stone and stained concrete are all much easier to clean and maintain – and still come in a wide variety of colors, styles and even textures. If you really must have carpeting then opt for a cut pile, stain resistant variety with a carpet pad that has a protective spill barrier to help with the occasional pet “accident”.

Get Rid of the Allergy

// June 18th, 2013 // No Comments » // Clean is Healthy, Household Hints, Tips for Living, Uncategorized

Our Last Article in this series is the final and definitive way for allergic people to live with their pets. Get desensitized and you won’t have the irritating allergy symptoms. The following article is written by Tom Hammett registered nurse and allergy specialist who did this treatment on me. I love it. I am no longer bothered by the itchy eyes, runny nose and chronic cough. Yeah!!!


Perk up your Party with Fresh Seasonal Fruits and Veggies

// May 13th, 2013 // No Comments » // Activities, Clean is Healthy, Go Green, Household Hints, Tips for Living

Everybody has a general idea of what is the perfect party food. However in addition to the old standbys why not toss in a few fresh seasonal fruits and veggies! Here is a list of the early ones available in Indiana that can be worked in various dishes or be a dish themselves.

Fresh Springtime Veggies:
• Radishes
• Peas,
• Lettuces/Greens
• Garlic
• Green Beans
• Spring Beets
• Asparagus
• Artichokes
• Spring Onions
• Beets
• Parsley
• Rhubarb
• Turnips

Fresh Fruits
• Apricots
• Cherries
• Citrus fruit – grapefruit, oranges, lemons, limes, clementines
• Rhubarb
• Strawberries
• Avocados
• Lemons
• Mango
• Pineapple
• Navel Oranges
• Kiwis

And the unusual Spring Foraged Foods
• Fiddleheads
• Morel mushrooms
• Stinging Nettle

Whew! The Kids Are Back to School and the Carpets Need Cleaned!

// August 18th, 2012 // No Comments » // Clean is Healthy, Cleaning Tips, Household Hints, Tips for Living, Uncategorized

Yes, after a wonderful summer of family picnics, evenings with friends, grilling out, pool parties and kid’s sleepovers the time has come to tidy up and get back to business.
Carpet Cleaning in Indianapolis
Traffic (adults, kids and PETS) in and out of the house drags in not only dirt and sand, but other contaminants such as airborne pollen, bacteria, cigarette smoke, car exhaust and many other outdoor environmental pollutants. They drop off as we walk around the house and eventually end up in the carpeting. These unwelcome visitors can cause health problems such as allergic reactions, asthma or other respiratory diseases. And…that’s not to discount the dust, pop, Cheetos, spilled coffee, wine, mac and cheese and puppy accidents as common sources of carpet contamination!


Nobody Likes A Dirty Duck!

// March 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Clean is Healthy, Cleaning Tips, Household Hints

Clean Up Tips to Keep the Bathtub Sparkling

After every shower or bath, take a minute and wipe down the shower walls with a soft towel. If you have a squeegee handy use that first and then quickly wipe up any extra water. This will not only help prevent hard water and soap scum build up – but it will help prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

On that note – remember to use your bathroom fan when bathing and let it run for a few minutes after you are done. This plus the air conditioner running will help pull the humidity out of the room and thereby reduce the possibility of mold and mildew growth.


Tis the Season…To Be Clean!

// October 21st, 2011 // No Comments » // Clean is Healthy, Cleaning Tips, Household Hints

The seasons are changing and as we transition from Summer to Fall and head towards Winter, we need to take advantage of the nice weather and lead time and get a few projects done that will make life easier as the busy holiday time approaches. This newsletter is addressing topics to make this transition as smooth and easy as possible.

Bring the Sparkle Inside with Squeaky Clean Light Fixtures

As the days shorten and old man winter starts creeping in, it is time to start thinking about ways to keep the inside of your home light, bright and sparking. One good and easy way is to make sure that all your light fixtures are squeaky clean and shining.


Why Clean the Pantry in the Winter?

// March 8th, 2011 // No Comments » // Clean is Healthy, Cleaning Tips, Household Hints

Because it is too cold and icy to go outside and do anything else! – Yes, the pantry needs to be cleaned occasionally and the grocery items need to be sorted and checked for expiration dates. What better time to do it than on a cold winter day when you can’t get outside anyway? The ideal way to clean a pantry is to remove all items, dust for cobwebs, wipe down all the shelves, clean the baseboards, and scrub the floor.

As that is drying start sorting through the canned and packaged goods. Check for expiration dates and for packaged items that have been opened and not used for a long time. Start putting things back in the pantry in what you feel is a logical system. We realize that everybody has a different logic to how they want their pantry stocked.


Keeping Allergies at Bay

// January 10th, 2011 // No Comments » // Clean is Healthy

People often experience their worst round of allergies for the season over the winter. While flowers are not in bloom, other things that people are allergic to such as household dust and cleaning products are magnified by being indoors all of the time and not getting any fresh air over the winters coldest months.

The number one fighter of these allergies is going to be a good vacuum with a HEPA filtration system. These are a little more expensive than your average off the rack vacuum, but to allergy sufferers, should be well worth the value.