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!

Enter the Clean Air Zone!

Politicians and lay people alike both talk and argue about the effects of the environment on Americans. Clean air and clean living have become trendy issues in the past decade. Green homes, recycling, and hybrid cars are just a few of the ways that people can help make our air a little bit cleaner. With harsh effects of polluted air such asthma and other respiratory problems, it is now more important than ever to protect yourself against the dangerous effects of polluted air. One organization, the Clean Air Task Force, is doing just that.

The Clean Air Task Force is based out of Boston and was formed in 1996. Their primary goal is outlined as such: “To enact federal policy to reduce the pollutants from America’s coal-fired power plants that cause respiratory death and disease, smog, acid rain, and haze.” This group of researchers, advocates, and private sector contributors are working towards getting the American people to truly understand the negative health effects that coal and diesel emissions have.

For example, diesel trucks can pose a serious health risk to pedestrians as it is emitted at ground level. As the CATF explained, “Diesel exhaust is comprised of microscopic carbon soot particles that act to absorb metals and other toxic substances in the exhaust. When inhaled by humans, these tiny, toxic-laden particles cross the blood barrier from lungs into the bloodstream, delivering the toxics to internal organs and leading to inflammation and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases…”

Diesel exhaust leads to approximately 400,000 asthma attacks a year. To get an idea of how much diesel exhaust is released by a local school bus, check out these videos. The first shows an ordinary school bus, while the second is fitted with a diesel filter.

The diesel filter makes a huge difference in the amount of emissions released into the air. The same goes for your indoor air quality. As the CATF has shown us, air pollution is a serious problem and has significant health effects on Americans today. If you are concerned about pollutants and allergens in your home, it is important to equip your home with the proper filters. It is paramount that you change your HVAC filter regularly, and a higher MERV rating, the better. These filters will help to remove particles and mold spores, keeping them out of the air you breathe.

Another way to protect the air you breathe inside your home is to use an air purifier. These will assist in the removal of bacteria and germs that are found in your home, protecting you and your family from sickness. While solving the world’s pollution problems may be very far off, cleaning the air in your home is an inexpensive way for you and your family to stay healthy. While the CATF does their part, it is important that we do ours!

Plane Clean Air Filter makes list of top “Kid Friendly Travel Products”

Just wanted to share one more article on the Plane Clean Air Filter that was published over at Gadling, a popular travel blog.
The Plane Clean Air Filter made the list of “Kid Friendly Travel Products for your Upcoming Summer Vacation.” Most of the products on the list are unabashedly designed for children: rolling luggage that looks like a tiger, a “tadpole” iPod case and headphone kit, Disney luggage, etc.
While the Plane Clean Air Filter does not sport any vibrant colors or the likenesses of any popular animated personalities, it does do one thing exceptionally well: it removes 99.5 percent of bacteria, germs and viruses from the air. Given all of the recent talk about Swine Flu and the H1N1 virus, it may be the most beneficial item to make the list.
But these viruses are by no means the only reason to look into the Plane Clean Air Filter. Since there are always a few coughing, aching and sneezing passengers aboard any given flight, it would be wise to invest in any device that stands to ward off illness or sickness, especially if you are sharing a long flight with such people.