Abrasive and environmentally harsh chemicals are in most store brand carpet cleansers. However, there are just as effective ways to get your carpets looking like new with more friendly ingredients. These are safer for your pets, loved ones, and lungs, not to mention the fabric of your rugs.
It turns out that even the toughest looking stains, from oil splatter to permanent marker, can be removed simply and easily with items you probably have around the house. Your Best Digs lines up 10 nasty stains and pits them against these easy clean up methods that are environmentally friendly. Did you know you could get glue out of a carpet using an iron? Or stop crying over spilled wine with some baking soda?
Check out the infographic below for a number of sure-fire carpet stain removal methods that will keep your rugs in great shape, no matter what hits them.
Keeping a clean home can be tricky—even though things might not look dirty, they often are. Ensuring that those tricky spaces around the home are always sanitized is the best way to keep consistently clean.
Areas like the bathroom are known to be dirty, but did you know your kitchen sink is even dirtier? Given that you cook food in that area it’s incredibly important to make sure you wipe down the surfaces daily.
Molds are found both indoors and outdoors, and while some molds are harmless, others can cause allergic reactions in you and your family. Symptoms of mold exposure include a cough, asthma symptoms, shortness of breath, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and respiratory illness. Mold is especially dangerous to infants and young children, as prolonged exposure can cause lifelong respiratory issues.
Mold is caused by humidity in the air combined with oxygen, darkness and mold spores. If you live in a poorly ventilated home, you may have recurring mold problems. You’ll also want to repair any leaks in pipes or the roof immediately.
Mold removal below 10 square feet can be removed by natural remedies. However, for any area larger than 10 square feet, you should seek out a professional for mold removal.
A fragrant home is a happy home so rethink how you tackle the stink – commercial air fresheners are full of chemicals. Instead, go green and make your own natural air fresheners with a few of these easy alternatives.