NOTE: NSF was interviewed for the following blog post on cleaning vs. sanitizing. While sanitization cycles are a tool to boost the cleanliness of your home, NSF’s testing of sanitization cycles does not presently include the COVID-19 or coronaviruses. Anyone shopping for cleaning products that can kill bacteria, viruses and other illness-causing microorganisms these days … Continue reading "Sanitizing Cycles and Other Ways to Kill Illness-causing Bugs"
More time spent at home has been one of the most widespread changes to daily life since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Many Canada residents took advantage of that extra time to tackle household projects and add conveniences to their homes. AHAM surveyed more than 1,900 Canada residents in late 2020 to find out how the … Continue reading "COVID in Canada: How has the pandemic impacted life at home?"
As we approach the 2020 winter and holiday season, COVID-19 numbers are once again spiking across the country. While we have learned a lot about how to clean, and how to stay safe, with the upcoming holiday season upon us, it’s worth the reminder of how to best keep your family’s safety and comfort in … Continue reading "COVID-19 Roundup, Winter Edition"
Sanitizers and disinfectants have been popular items since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers step up their cleaning vigilance at home. There are hundreds of disinfectant products that the U.S. EPA and Health Canada say are proven to kill COVID-19 on surfaces. However, though the products the EPA recommends may kill the … Continue reading "Ask Your Manufacturer Before You Disinfect Your Appliances"
We’re spending more time indoors right now than normal. Keeping each other safe is extremely important right now, but we have to keep ourselves and our families busy, too. Luckily, there’s more to do around your home than you think! Do you love to cook? Normally, we are so pressed for time it’s easy to … Continue reading "Quarantined? Using what you have at home"
Spring cleaning is a few months away, but we always find January to be a great time to get your living space in order. Whether your New Year’s Resolution is a tidier space, or your home just need a deep clean after the holidays, you’ll find something in our cleaning round-up: Easy oven and range-cleaning … Continue reading "Don’t Wait Until Spring: AHAM’s top cleaning tips"
When you are crouched down, sweeping the crumbs off the floor after dinner, have you ever wished that the wall would magically open up and just swallow the mess? If so, it might be time to think about installing a central vacuum. As the name suggests, the vacuums use a unit placed in a centralized … Continue reading "Thinking of Installing a Central Vacuum? Here’s what to expect."
There was a time when choosing carpet for your home meant picking out an unassuming, neutral tone like white, beige or gray and laying it throughout the house. Today, consumers often venture beyond the safe choices of the past and look to their carpet as an opportunity to make a statement. “Regardless of the fiber, … Continue reading "On the Carpet: Style, Personalization and Care"
When you think of vacuuming, you may think of the traditional: A stick, upright or canister vacuum, or perhaps a robot. All of those are effective options for floor care. There is also lesser-known option, though: the central vacuum. Central vacuums are used by millions in the U.S. and Canada and offer a different kind … Continue reading "Central Vacuums: Built-in floor care"
Over their more than 130-year history, dishwashers have radically altered the post-meal ritual of “doing the dishes.” Besides taking most of the work out of scrubbing and drying, dishwashers use far less water than it takes to do the work by hand. They also sanitize dishes and can even rinse away food allergens. Loading … Continue reading "Expert Dishwasher Tips to Make Your Dishes Shine"