Keep Your Home Clean and Tidy in 2012

If your New Year’s Resolution is to keep a clean and tidy house, make sure your cleaning arsenal is fully stocked for the new year! It’s easy to forget about simple things such as cleaning the inside of your washing machine, dishwasher or stainless steel surfaces. While these may go to the bottom of your priority list, maintaining your washing machine, dishwasher and other appliances around your home will increase their longevity. Why not save some extra money by maintaining your appliances in 2012 while fulfilling your New Year’s resolution to keep a clean house!

Summit Washer Magic Washing Machine CleanerChances are that you don’t clean the inside of your washing machine on a regular basis; however, this is good for both the machine and your clothes. The Summit Washing Magic cleaner will clean lime, rust, sediment, detergent build up and dirt out of the drum of your washing machine. This cleaner can be used every month to extend the life of your clothes and washing machine.

BestAir HCC31 Humidifier Cleaner Capsule: With humidifier season in full swing, it is important to keep your humidifier clean and maintained. The BestAir HCC31 can be used in cool mist, warm mist, ultrasonic and vaporizer humidifiers. This dual action capsule will reduce hard water mineral buildup in the tank, base and filters. It is antimicrobial treated to protect against the growth of bacteria and mold. The BestAir cleaner capsule will clean your humidifier for up to 45 days and will extend the life of your filter.

Summit Dishwasher Magic Cleaner and Disinfectant: The Summit Dishwasher Magic Cleaner and Disinfectant is EPA approved to kill 99.9% of germs, including e-coli and salmonella from inside of your dishwasher. This cleaner is safe for all dishwasher models and will extend the life of your dishwasher by removing mineral stains, lime scale, calcium build up and food particles that clog your machines water jet.

Summit Disposer Care Garbage Disposal CleanerThe foaming lemon scent of the Summit Disposal cleaner will remove what home remedies and other cleaning brands cannot. These easy to use packets reduce and remove build up and odors that are caused by clogged food and grease in your disposal.  You can use these cleaner packs weekly to prevent build up and odors. This disposal cleaner is safe for septic systems and does not contain phosphates.

Cerama Bryte Stainless Steel Cleaning Polish Wipes: These easy to use polishing wipes will keep your stainless steel appliances looking their best. This package comes with 35 wipes that are perfect for use on dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators, outdoor grills, range hoods and all other stainless steel surfaces.  These wipes will leave a protective shine on all your stainless steel surfaces.

 Enjoy the benefits of having a clean and tidy home while knowing you have extended the life of many of your most expensive home appliances!

Holiday Buyer’s Guide – Silver Bells

It’s the holiday season and the sound of Silver Bells are ringing in the air. We thought we’d take some time and share a few products that we thought best represented the “Silver Bells” theme:

3M Filtrete OAC50 Office Air Cleaner Purifier

3M Filtrete OAC50 Office Air Cleaner Purifier

The 3M Filtrete OAC50 Office Air Cleaner Purifier is designed for cubicles and workspaces up to 90 square feet (9′ x 10′) and is the perfect solution for those with compact sized office spaces wanting high indoor air quality. This air cleaner features a 3-stage filtration process and removes microscopic particles from the air.

Vicks V3700 Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier

Vicks V3700 Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier

The Vicks V3700 Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier produces cool and invisible moisture that will provide you and your family with easier breathing, which will result in a good night’s sleep. This cool moisture humidifier features two output settings for customized moisture output. This humidifier will provide relief for those suffering from cough and cold symptoms, including congestion and respiratory issues. A distinctive feature of the Vicks V3700 humidifier is its independently controlled Starry Night Projector, which transforms an ordinary room into a starry night sky that will delight and mesmerize children.

Sprite SFH5-CM Shower Falls Multi-Position Filter

Sprite SFH5-CM Shower Falls Multi-Position Filter

The Sprite SFH5-CM Shower Falls is one of the highest quality shower filters on the market. Enjoy this unique showering experience only from Sprite, which uses patented Chlorogon Media to reduce chlorine, iron oxide, dirt, sediment, sodium hypchlorite, hydrogen sulfide, and various odors from your shower water. This silver hand held shower features a triple-plated finish and curved ergonomic handle for your convenience.

Klean Kanteen 18 oz Bottle & Sport Cap 2.0 Brushed

Klean Kanteen 18 oz Bottle & Sport Cap 2.0 Brushed

This Klean Kanteen 18 oz Classic Bottle is made from BPA free, food-grade stainless steel, making it the perfect alternative to bottled water. Sitting atop the Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottle is the newly-designed Klean Kanteen Sports Cap 2.0. The Sport Cap 2.0 boasts three times the flow rate of the original Klean Kanteen Sport Cap, so you’ll never have to wait on your water to trickle out when you’re thirsty! The cap also features a loop to clip on to backpacks, belts and camping equipment using the Klean Kanteen S-biner Caribiner, which is sold separately.

Improve Your Office Indoor Air Quality!

Do you work in office building? Chances are that you do, and chances are that you suffer from poor indoor air quality. With allergens, pollen and mold spores making their way into your office building, it is important to learn the easy ways you can improve the air that you breathe for most of the day.

Indoor air quality has a significant effect on your ability to breathe clearly at work. Poor indoor air quality can increase your risk of illness and lead to serious health problems. Fixing and maintaining good office indoor air quality involves many factors, including, “Maintaining good indoor air quality requires attention to the building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system;” as the EPA outlined, it also includes, “the design and layout of the space; and pollutant source management.” (EPA.gov). Here are easy steps you and your office can take, to improve your office air quality:

1)      Do not block air vents: Make sure that your HVAC systems vents are clear from boxes or other materials to ensure that you are getting clean, filtered air throughout the entire office

2)      Be aware of furniture spacing: If possible, keep copiers, fax machines, desks and other office equipment away from the HVAC system.  This can restrict air flow and can also cause the HVAC to release too much cool air.

3)      Purchase air purifiers: If you did not take part in the planning of your building, chances are that there is not adequate ventilation in all areas. This will cause unpleasant smells in the air, which contributes to a poor indoor air quality. An air purifier will remove odors, particles, smoke, smog, and other contaminants from the air you and your coworkers breathe all day.

4)      Clean up water spills ASAP: spilled water and wet areas can lead to the growth of mold, mildew and other bacterial spores. This will get into the air that breathe and can cause health problems. If your office feels particularly “damp”, consider using a dehumidifier.

5)      Change filters regularly: If management doesn’t do so already, let them know the importance of changing air filters every 3 to 6 months. For ease, you can purchase a convenient 6 pack of air filters in whatever size you need that will last you the entire year!

With this fall promising to be one of the worst for allergies, it is important to do your best to create a healthy work environment. The 5 simple steps outlined above will keep your office air as clean as possible. This will prevent you from developing respiratory problems and help keep your allergies at bay.