Cleaning supplies

Air Cleaning – Buying Tips

Air Cleaning – Buying Tips

As we all know breathing in clean, pure air is important for our health. So you should get a good quality air cleaner installed in your office or home. The market is flooded with hosts of air cleaning products. These products use a lot of acronyms that can leave any average user bewildered. We would like to your answer some of your questions on understanding these acronyms to assist you in purchasing the right product for your use.

What is HEPA?
High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filters were originated during the Second World War. They were designed to prevent the radioactive particles from entering the human respiratory system. Today, they are the best air cleaners in the market with their filtration rate slightly below 100%. They can remove all particles of size 0.3 microns.

Tags: cleaning, cleaning supplies

Household Odor: Prevention And Elimination

Household Odor: Prevention And Elimination

The best way to prevent odor is to eliminate its source (take out the garbage, smoke or keep pets outside etc.), but what about existing odors already permeating your home? Carpet and upholstery are examples of porous materials that may harbor and emit odors. Rather than covering offensive smells with deodorizing sprays or powders, consider greener solutions.

Sprinkling baking soda on carpet or upholstery and vacuuming can eliminate odors through adsorption (spelled with a “d” because odor molecules adhereto the baking soda particles, and vacuuming removes the baking soda along with the odor source).

Tags: cleaning

How To Get Rid Of Molds In Your Home

How To Get Rid Of Molds In Your Home

Most of us have heard of mold, but don’t really know much about it. If you live in an area with high humidity, then you should always be on the lookout for potential mold problems. Until it makes it sick, or we notice that something in our refrigerator or cupboard has grown a layer of green fuzz, we don’t really think about it. The fact is mold is a living fungus that exists all around us. It grows in our houses, often unseen, and we should really have a good mold disinfectant on hand.

Mold spreads easily because it sends out tiny spores that the air carries everywhere. The spores are invisible and their goal in life is to be warm, damp, and find food. The trouble is many common materials in our homes are what give them life.

Tags: cleaning, home, how to clean

A Vacuum Cleaner Filter

A Vacuum Cleaner Filter

An important part of vacuum cleaner maintenance is regular, thorough cleaning of the vacuum filter. If the filter is not clean, the vacuum cleaner has to work harder to absorb and eliminate dirt and allergens from your home. Improper cleaning of the filter reduces the suctioning capability of the vacuum cleaner over time. Your vacuum cleaner doesn’t need very much attention, but a simple maintenance will keep it working and cleaning as efficiently as it can. Maintaining your vacuum cleaner properly can also head off more costly repairs or replacement.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters being one of the most popular, because of its ability to remove up to 99 percent of the smallest particles in the air.