The American Lung Association recently updated its information on carpeting and air quality. Carpets are notorious for trapping dust, allergens, and toxins in their fibers. On the one hand, this is beneficial because those harmful elements can be trapped in the pile and out of the air. But on the other hand, those pollutants can be released into the air at any time from regular traffic and use. The same things are true for all fabric and upholstery, including furniture, curtains, pillows, and mattresses.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 20% of American households rely on a septic system rather than public sewer systems. That's over 60 million people, and about one-third of all new developments are designed with a septic system, making them an important part of the American ecosystem.
According to The Humane Society almost 70% of American households own a pet. Those pet owners spend over $100 billion every year on various needs and expenses. One of those expenses is often cleaning products for pet accidents, but some of those products can actually do more harm than good. The chemicals present in those cleaners are often harmful to both pets and humans, and can damage your home's fabrics or carpets.
Pet stains can be especially difficult to clean, but there are two other factors that need to be considered as well: odor and behavior. After an accident, pets will be drawn to the same area again by the residual odor. This in turn will condition your pet to continue to use that area as its bathroom. Obviously you want to clean the area, but you also want to keep your pet from being attracted to the area.
Upcoming holidays mean family gatherings, parties with friends, and lots and lots of food - which adds up to a lot of kitchen cleanup. And nothing ends up working harder around the holidays than your sink drains and garbage disposals. Here are a few tips to help make your holidays a little bit easier this year.
There are dozens of recipes for homemade cleaners available, some more effective than others. They offer big savings over purchasing commercial products, are much safer for kids and pets, are healthier overall, and are better for the environment. But are they better than the custom formulated enzymes in Earthworm® products?
While popular, traditional chemical cleaners are toxic, abrasive, and environmentally destructive. Earthworm® products offer a cleaner, greener solution, but they are also as powerful and effective as chemical cleaners.