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"
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"
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 mess of crumbs off the floor after dinner, have you ever wished that the wall would magically open up and just swallow the mess? In a sense, that is what a central vacuum can bring to your home. As the name suggests, the vacuums use a unit placed … 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 pulling your vacuum out of a closet or dragging it up the stairs from the basement. What if you only had to grab the hose and plug it into an inlet to begin this dusty and daunting task? Millions of homeowners in the U.S. and Canada … 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"
It’s tough to imagine tackling the various spring cleaning projects around your home without essential cleaning appliances like vacuums, washers and dryers. In fact, some of your appliances are so essential to keeping your home clean that it’s easy to forget that cleaning your appliances should also be part of the annual springtime ritual of … Continue reading "Your appliance cleaning checklist"
You know the routine: Open the refrigerator, put the item wherever you can find enough space, then quickly close the door. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. It’s how many people organizetheir refrigerator. While that may work just fine for some, it’s also a recipe for scattered meal planning and potentially wasted food. And … Continue reading "Expert tips on refrigerator organization"