5 Ways To Reduce Allergens In The Home

If you happen to be one of the estimated 50 million Americans who suffer from some form of allergies you need to learn to control the things that trigger a reaction. These are called allergens and they can be found in many places, but especially inside your home. One of the biggest offenders is dust mites which are tiny insects that live inside dust particles, typically deep inside the fibers of your carpet or bedding. You will want to reduce your exposure to them as much as possible as the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America states that people with asthma or allergies can easily get their symptoms triggered by dust mites. Fortunately there are a lot of things that you can do to keep your home healthier and much more comfortable for you and your family members.
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Dyson Engineering Gives Allergens No Place To Hide

If you have recently wondered if allergies and asthma are on the rise then you are correct. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology the rates of those affected are definitely increasing year over year. While there are many factors contributing to this, one thing that has a negative impact is a buildup of microscopic allergens inside the home. Dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and even human skin cells are just a few that can find themselves hidden deep down in the fibers of your carpet. As you can imagine, removing them from your home is a good first step towards having a healthy indoor environment and fortunately for you there are many quality vacuum cleaners that can do the job.

Dyson is a brand known for ingenuity and suction power but they are also one of the best brands for removing allergens. They have been conducting research specifically about allergies for the last 15 years. Believe it or not Dyson even has their own dust mite farm where they study them at length with the goal of building vacuums to effectively (and completely) remove them from your home. As a result their full lineup of upright, canister, and lightweight cleaners are certified to be Asthma and Allergy Friendly.
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Which Car Vacuum Is The Best Choice?

Any car owner knows how quickly it can get overtaken by dirt in the carpeting. Rocks, mud, and grass are constantly tracked in and deposited somewhere on the floor. Most cars are outfitted with removable floor mats which can be removed and periodically shaken out. However, this is not possible for the permanent carpets so a portable or handheld vacuum is a must. There are many vacuums that will do the job but which one is the best choice? As is the case with all categories of cleaners the answer really depends on your specific needs. But before diving into our top rated choices here are a few things you will want to look for when finding the right one for your automotive cleaning needs.

Portable and Lightweight

The most important quality when buying a new cleaner for your car is it must be portable and lightweight. You simply cannot carry a heavy upright out into your garage or driveway and expect to effectively clean your auto. And even if the full sized upright or canister is lighter in weight, it’s still difficult reaching under the seats or between the center console pieces. When you can easily move the vacuum around it makes your job that much easier.
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Buying A Green Vacuum Cleaner

A vacuum is a popular household product that will consume electricity during use and also bags and filters over time. This design doesn’t exactly lend itself to being “Green”, but over the last several years there have been some key advancements in technology that have made some modern vacuums just that. Specifically there are 3 key areas that the manufacturers have done a great job on improving which will help cut down on waste as well as lower energy consumption. These 3 areas are important but there is much more work to be done. Fortunately, all the major brands are constantly using technology to further this cause.

1. Longer Life Of The Higher End Vacuums

When looking for a new vacuum cleaner the first thing to consider is how many years it will last you. This not only has implications on your budget but also has a direct impact on the environment. When a new machine is built there are many different processes that it goes through. There are all the raw materials that need to be extracted from down in the earth, later to be molded into metal and plastic. There is also the electricity used in production, the cardboard used in packing, and the oil used in transporting.
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4 Steps For Removing Pet Stains From Carpets

If you are one of the millions of households who happen to have a dog or cat family member then you have undoubtedly dealt with a potty mess or two on the carpet. It usually happens in the worst spot, in a high traffic area that everyone who visits can see. If you happen to be lucky enough to get there right away you can sometimes clean it up before it has time to really set in. But what if it happens when you are away or just not paying attention? You need to have a way to get your carpets clean even if it is long after your pet has soiled the floor. Here are 4 tips that can help you remove pet urine or feces stains, even if they happened long ago.
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When Is A Backpack Vacuum The Best Choice?

Backpack vacuums are lightweight machines that strap to your back during use. They are very portable in design offering many advantages over larger upright and canister style cleaners. You typically get enough attachments for all floor types, as well as tools for cleaning any ‘above the floor’ surface you would encounter in a typical home (or office building). Most people are not aware that you can actually get the indoor environment just as clean as with more typical full sized canisters, but in a much different way. The only surface it will struggle with is thick, high pile carpets so if your home contains them you will need another cleaner to at least supplement this one.

The first generation backpack vacuum was quite basic in design, without much in the way of filtration or power. It was a good choice for quick cleaning of office buildings where you weren’t necessarily worried about getting every little dust particle up. However, many things have changed since then and a lot of technology is built into the current generation. Now you can find these vacuums outfitted with a HEPA filter, quick sealing dust bags, and long electric cords so you are getting the performance you need for even the largest of spaces.
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