If someone were to mention problematic air quality to you, you would almost certainly think of the world outside. In a world of fumes and pollutants, outdoor air quality is a major concern – and health-risk – across the world.


However, when it comes to air quality, the issue is also applicable closer to home – literally. While not quite as pressing as the issue of outdoor air quality, indoor air quality is still a huge concern. In terms of health and well-being, it needs to be considered.


Why is this?


Frankly, our homes are full of chemicals and toxins as a product of modern life. Some of these toxins we willingly bring into our homes. For example, the fragrances used in scented candles are known to have a number of impacts on human health. Others toxins are from less-obvious sources; for example, your mattress may be emitting chemicals – such as formaldehyde, a known carcinogen – that is harmful to health.

Many of these chemicals are nothing to be concerned about individually. However, the combination of numerous chemicals in a home can mean that the indoor air quality is far from ideal. This is of a particular concern if you, or your children, have issues with allergies or asthma.



So what’s the solution?


Thankfully, improving indoor air quality is surprisingly simple and the best technique will actually give your home an aesthetic boost, too! You don’t need to invest in expensive air purifiers to achieve the goal of healthier indoor air quality; all you need is the right houseplants.

This may sound ludicrous, but it is scientifically verified and confirmed by NASA, no less. Certain types of houseplants will absorb many of the chemicals that cause such issues, much in the same way that they absorb carbon dioxide from air outdoors. As well as absorbing bad air, these houseplants help to increase the oxygen levels in your home. So basically the plants replace the bad air with the Very Very Good air!

The connection between houseplants and indoor air quality was first discovered in a pioneering NASA study. Further research has replicated the results to a point where we can confidently say that houseplants are just about the best thing you can do to purify your home.



Which houseplants can help to improve the air quality in your home?


The NASA study was comprehensive, and found that a number of different houseplants can have a positive impact on the air quality in your home. Here’s a short, but by no means exhaustive, list of the plants that are most beneficial for this purpose:

Dracaena plants looks fantastic, are easy to care for, and remove a number of vital chemicals. However, pet owners be warned: dracaena is toxic to cats and dogs. Boston ferns aren’t quite as easy to care for – they will need to be continually monitored to ensure they are sufficiently moist – but they do look great. They can make a real difference to your indoor air quality.Mother-in-law’s tongue isn’t the most pleasantly-named of plants. It is, however, incredibly easy to care for and is highly effective for toxin removal.



In conclusion


To ensure your indoor air quality is always as good as it can be, opt for a few houseplants. If anyone asks you why your home is suddenly resembling an Eden, just smile knowingly and explain that NASA told you it was a good idea! Contact our North Eastern Home Specialization division for more information!

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Millions of homeowners install carpets in their homes over other types of flooring due to the fact that they add a cozy and attractive touch to any room. Unfortunately, your carpet’s original appeal can diminish very quickly especially if it’s not properly maintained. As always the case, your carpet is likely to show signs of wear and tear with time, but you don’t have a reason to accelerate the process through carelessness and neglect. Whether you have children or not, the truth is that as you walk through the same paths around your house, you leave a trail of dirt in your carpet which embeds in your carpet fibers along with other particles, dust, and other allergens.


It’s the responsibility of every homeowner to care for their carpets with routine maintenance to keep them clean and free from any filth. A clean carpet is hygienic and welcoming and along with regular vacuuming and spot cleaning, it is equally important to spend a little extra money on a carpet cleaner who will take care of the deep clean. As a matter of fact, having someone to clean your carpet professionally comes with benefits that go beyond everyday cleaning and can make your home a healthier place, not only for you and your family but also for your pets. Here are 5 amazing benefits of hiring North Eastern Cleaning's Carpet Cleaning Division!


HIGH LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE

One of the reasons you should hire a carpet cleaner is the knowledge and expertise they possess. Carpet cleaning goes beyond the use of cleaning equipment and solution on your carpet, and entails understanding the correct equipment and solution to apply in different types of carpets. A carpet cleaner is highly trained and just by looking at your carpet, he will determine the correct approach for a particular stain. In other words, carpet cleaners have handled almost every kind of cleaning complication under the sun and they understand how to excellently treat spots and stains as well as removing dirt grimes and dust thus giving your carpet a fresh look. A lack of experience especially from any homeowner trying the DIY approach may do more harm than good and damage their expensive carpet.


REMOVING TOUGH STAINS

Have you ever tried cleaning your carpet? If yes, you already know how pain in the neck tough stains can be. Besides, if you have children, they tend to stain your carpet either accidentally or on purpose as part of their daily routine which could be a challenge to clean by yourself. The good news is that the glaring stain you see every day on your carpet, those spots that refuse to come out with DIY tricks and tips only require the hand of a skilled professional. Carpet cleaners are well equipped with high-quality cleaning agents to remove tough stains and will use the right concentrations that cannot ruin your carpet. In addition, carpet cleaners add a protective treatment to your floor’s surface to prevent stains from setting in.


YOUR CARPET WILL BE IN SAFE HANDS

Every homeowner has good intentions when cleaning their carpets, but they are likely to ruin the carpet’s finish with inappropriate detergents and cleaning tools. Having a cleaning expert at your disposal will give you peace of mind knowing that your carpet is in good hands and that it will be cleaned efficiently, safely and timely with top-grade cleaning equipment. Another bonus of hiring a carpet cleaner is that they disinfect your carpet to kill allergens and bacteria using steam cleaning equipment, thus providing a clean and hygienic playground for your children.


HELP PREVENT MOLD GROWTH

Your family can easily track moisture in your home particularly in the spring and winter months from snow or rain. Besides, most homeowners make a mistake of saturating their carpets with water when cleaning and not giving it enough time to dry out completely. This leads to mildew and mold growth that could affect the health of your family members. Fortunately, carpet cleaners have everything it takes to clean your carpet professionally at their fingertips. They use industrial-strength equipment and avoid over-wetting your carpet during cleaning to ensure a thorough drying job and reduce the time your carpet will take to dry completely, thereby preventing the buildup of mildew and mold and keep your carpet fresh.


TIME AND MONEY SAVING

Carpet cleaning is not an easy task and requires time and expertise to do the job right. Most people work hard day and night to make the ends meet, and hiring a carpet cleaner will give you quality time to focus on other things that may improve the quality of your life. If you are new in carpet cleaning, there’s likelihood to spend half a day cleaning one carpet, while a carpet cleaner can clean the same carpet in a matter of minutes. Therefore, save yourself the time and hire a carpet cleaner and utilize that time to bond with family and friends or engage in work-related activity. Most importantly, carpet cleaners do more than just cleaning your carpet by protecting your carpet which saves you the money you could otherwise use to replace carpets from time to time.

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Mold comes in many shapes and sizes! Contact North Eastern Cleaning to help you!

If we want to answer this question thoroughly, first we must understand what mold is, how it got there and how to get rid of it.


Mold can be defined as fungi which grow in hyphae form. For mold to grow the following conditions must be met;

Mold spores, source of food like cotton, drywall or wood, darkness, warmth, oxygen, moisture as well as enough time for growth. The key cause of mold growth in a home is moisture.


THE CAUSES OF MOLD ARE:


Humidity Humid is the key cause of mold growth as high humidity acts as food for the mold.


Leaking pipes Leaks from water pipes also cause mold growth and it worsens if the leaks are not detected. Such is dangerous as mold starts growing before the leaking can be detected.


Condensation Cold surfaces at home may lead to condensation. Condensation simply forms on metal pipes with cold and also concrete floors. Under carpets may also experience condensation which later leads to mold growth.


Poor ventilation Poorly ventilated homes may result in stagnant air which is moist and hence result in mold growth.


MOLD REMEDIATION PROCESS


Mold remediation process entails five steps which include:


Knowledge on moisture Mold growth assessment goes beyond the black/green things spotted growing on the walls. It might be growing around and behind the things in your house. The first step needed is you to understand the cause behind the growth of mold then secondly become a moisture master.


Documentation of mold problem and creation of remediation plan Before starting off mold remediation, have a documentation of mold occurrence with video, photos and writing.


Calculate contamination extent Mold at times spread out to several places and therefore it is required that you analyze the contamination extends you are dealing with. This will have an impact on the way you approach the process of removing mold then clean up. The main aim for mold remediation is cleaning up any mold which is growing for avoidance of exposure of homeowners to mold.


The contamination and remediation of mold Remediation include cleaning up any mold in existence as well as avoiding homeowner exposure to mold. Remediation guidelines are in two divisions, level 1 and level 2 guidelines as per the size of the area the remediation is to be performed. For small area, remediation is done using level 1 guidelines while level 2 is used for larger areas.


However, for clean-up despite the infected area size, the process is done the same.


The actual steps in remediation include:

Repairing of the problem of leaking water for prevention of growth of new spores of mold.Isolation of the area contaminated with mold.Suppression of any available dust.Removal of any mold-damaged and wet materials.Clean all damp cloths, items and surfaces.Dry the materials to get off any mist or moisture left on the items.


WHY MOLD CAN COME BACK

It is possible that after the mold remediation mold can still come back. The possible reasons tied to the mold coming back include: underlying or resolved moisture problem.


TIPS ON HOW TO PREVENT MOLD FROM COMING BACK AFTER REMEDIATION PROCESS:


In order to prevent re-occurrence of mold after remediation process the tips below are useful:

Ventilate the house well. Vent out of the house items producing moisture like stoves and cloth dryers.

Dry any part of the house which is wet immediately. If water leaks into the house dry it immediately before any mold sprouts again.


Importance of professional assistant in remediation

MOLD REMEDIATION should be performed effectively and therefore calls for the need of hiring a professional. Hiring a professional to carry out the process of mold remediation is of importance including:


Assurance of thorough removal of mold Mold is capable of growing everywhere provided there is presence of moisture. Therefore, hiring a certified mold remediation company is an assurance of thorough removal of mold as the work is done thoroughly unlike doing it by yourself.


Mitigation of spreading of the mold As un-professionals carry out the clean-up, spores of mold will get in the air and spread to other areas and contaminate them. Professional companies, on the other hand, have the necessary equipment and knowledge for deodorization, mitigation, and remediation.

Generally, mold can still get back after the remediation process and therefore to avoid such situations, consider hiring specialists and also employ the tips mentioned above.

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