Friday, November 14, 2014

Your Forced Air Heating/Cooling System Can Help Keep Your Home Cleaner!

One thing I know most people dislike doing is dusting. However, it is very important to keep the dust count down in our homes so we are not inhaling dust particles with every breathe. Even if you don't have allergies, having clean air in your home is very important. 

  1. Forced air system- a furnace that pumps the air through air ducts and out through registers in your floors or ceiling. 
    1. Make sure you change/clean your filter monthly. As the dust builds up on the filter it can no longer do it's job.
    2. Have your duct-work blown out at least once per year. Dirt and dust settle in your air-ducts and get blown through your home when your air turns on.
    3. Purchase, or make, filters for your floor/ceiling register. If you make your own filter, ensure that it is made of a fabric that will allow air to flow through it. Any remaining dust will get trapped in the additional filter before it can be pumped into your home. Keep these filters clean by taking them out and washing them or replacing them, at least once a quarter, if not more often.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My 21 day fix review

My husband and I have been physically active since the day we met. We work-out 6-7 days a week and we "try" to eat healthy. Lately I have been doing the '21-Day Fix' program and I'd have to say that I love it! Not only does it come with some great 30 minute workouts, it also has a simple nutrition program.

This is important for me because, in our early days of working out, we were both all about gaining muscle which equaled eating mass quantities of food -especially protein. That lead me down a path of overeating. So, although I have changed my workout routines to more cardio and lean muscle building/toning, I still eat like I'm trying to pack on the muscle. This has created a layer of fat that I have been trying to get rid of for years.

Now, I'm not over-weight mind you, but I have never had that "six-pack" and have not been able to rid myself of the dreaded hip-bulge. So this new program has helped me to realize what a healthy portion of each food group is and how many times a day I should be eating that food group. It's great because I am not starving myself but I am consistently losing the weight and seeing great results with less time exercising than I have done in the past (30 minutes vs 60-90 minutes).

I also sweat my tush off in the short 30 minute workout which, in the past, I would rarely sweat. My husband always harassed me that I didn't sweat. I told him "I'm a lady, I don't sweat I perspire". However this program has me dripping sweat. The reason: you get your heart rate up quick and keep it there for the entire 30 minutes (less warm up and cool down). There are "rest" periods but they are only 15-20 seconds so your heart rate doesn't get a chance to go down much before you're back in for another 60 second round. Autumn (the trainer) is very motivating and keeps you going through the whole workout, which is needed and appreciated.

I'm excited to see the end result (on day 15 of 21).

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Don't Let Your Home or Office Fall To Pieces

Many people don't realize that implementing a consistent and effective cleaning routine can greatly reduce, or eliminate, the need for more costly home & office maintenance remedies. 

What do I mean? Well let me tell you....


Bugs and rodents are attracted to bits of food and candy that are not cleaned up. Whether it be under a desk or under a bed, these pesky pests can zero in on the smallest of crumbs and invite their friends and families over for a good ole time. Left unattended, these pests can quickly grow out of control in which only an expensive pest control program can eradicate. However, if you have a consistent and effective cleaning routine, whether that be by you or a hired professional like Clean Right Co., you can completely avoid this hassle by keeping the crumbs and candy from ever attracting these buggers.

Mold & Mildew:

Mold and Mildew are nasty little things. They grow in moist conditions so our bathrooms are a perfect breeding ground for them. Once they take route, usually in grout and calking, they can be near impossible to get rid of without having to re-grout or re-calk. However, if you keep your shower grout and calking clean and use a proper disinfecting routine, you'll never have to worry about that dark growth. Don't wanna scrub your tub? Then let us do it! Visit Clean Right Co for more information about our services.

Carpet Replacement:

Getting our carpets cleaned seems a luxury to some but it is actually a necessity. By not properly maintaining your carpet, with professional carpet cleaning, your carpet will quickly become worn & torn and eventually, will need replaced. Prolong the life of your carpets by having them professionally cleaned at least once per year. (However twice per year is recommended.) Don't have a trusted carpet cleaning professional? Well you do now! Visit Clean Right Co for more information.

Window Replacement:

Routine window cleaning is important to the longevity of your windows. And let's face it, windows are not cheap! Good quality windows are one of the biggest expenses to a home yet they provide many energy saving functions. So don't just ignore them! Windows that aren't cleaned routinely will develop hard water stains which, not only effect your ability to see out them, but also effects their ability to be energy efficient. Along with that, the seals of the windows will begin to fail as water can do major damage to any surface (think Grand Canyon). Keeping your windows clean will keep them performing for many, many years. Let us help you see the light (literally and figuratively)! Visit our website for details.

So have I convinced you that having a good cleaning routine is worth it's weight in gold? I sure hope so. If you find it hard to keep up on these routine tasks don't be embarrassed. Call your local professional cleaning service and get these tasks scheduled. The price you pay for the cleaning will pay for itself in the longevity of your home or office. ~Erica Jensen, President Clean Right Co.

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