Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tips to Bust Your Anxieties About the Holidays and Pet Stains

The holidays are active and busy with a lot of action around the house and all of that can disrupt not just the family’s routine, but your pet’s routine, too. The disruption of routines can be stressful for everyone, including your pet.

Unfortunately,a pet that is “stressed-out” may begin having accidents inside, no matter how well trained they are. If your home is the go-to place for holiday entertainment, the last thing that you want to worry with is pet accidents and the stains left behind. Fortunately for you, we have some tips for you to help with those accidents so that you can go ahead and enjoy your holidays.

Set up a “safe space” for your pet that will be away from your guests. Place their bed, a toy, food and water.

As much as possible, keep to your regular schedule with their feedings and walks.

Make sure the holiday d├ęcor is out of your pet’s reach, as well as alcohol, food and holiday plants.

When your pet does have an accident, clean it up as quickly as possible. The less time it is on your carpet, the less chance of leaving a stain behind. Once the holidays are over, schedule an appointment with a professional carpet cleaning service to get the stain cleaned out deep down in the fibers.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Make Your Next New Vacuum Cleaner an Anti-Allergy One

One of the best ways to minimize allergy issues in your home is to have your carpets professionally cleaned.  However, it isn’t cost effective to have that service daily and going with a quarterly or bi-yearly schedule isn’t enough. Regular vacuuming with your household vacuum isn’t going to get all the allergens, either.

So, you next best option is to buy an anti-allergy vacuum cleaner that you can use daily. In addition to the other anti-allergy things you have in your home, this will minimize the amount of allergens in your home in between your appointments with a professional carpet cleaner.

How to Choose an Anti-Allergy Vacuum Cleaner

Today, more than half of the people living in America suffer from allergies, asthma,or other types of breathing problems. Dust mites, pet dander and ragweed are the most common causes with the dust mites and pet dander being on the inside of their homes and the ragweed an outside allergen.

You can keep the allergies in your home at bay with a vacuum cleaner that is anti-allergen by way of anHEPA filter. With daily cleaning using a vacuum with this type of filter, you can greatly reduce the amount of allergens in your home’s air.

What you should look for in purchasing an anti-allergy vacuum cleaner will depend greatly on your budget. There are several quality cleaners on the market that can fit any budget. Let’s take a look at the feathers you need to look for:

The HEPA Filter

HEPA is an acronym for high-efficiency particulate air. This type of filter traps small dander, debris and dust particles. The vacuum cleaners that are not equipped with a HEPA filter simply circulate those allergy causing particles back in the air, whereas the HEPA filter traps them and then stores the pesky particles.  

Anti-Allergen Seals

A special technology that works with HEPA filters is anti-allergen seals. This seal keeps the canister tightly locked so that the debris, dust and other particles are trapped.

A Strong Suction

An important part of a vacuum cleaner’s working is the suction. The stronger the suction, the better it can lift the allergens deep inside the carpet. Choose a vacuum cleaner that has suction controls which allow the vacuum more power.