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Green Clean Upholstery with These Natural Techniques

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 19, 2014

Environmental awareness starts at home. Keep your house or apartment a hazardous-chemical-free zone; replace commercial upholstery cleaning products with eco-friendly versions based...


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Take Care of Ducts Now for Greener, Cheaper Winter Heat

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 14, 2014

How can you prepare for a healthier, energy-efficient, and money-saving winter? Take care of your HVAC ductwork by cleaning, repairing, and insulating it as necessary. Proper attention...


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Amazing Essential Oils to Treat Fall Allergies

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 09, 2014

As the season changes, autumn is in the air -- and so too pollen, mold, and dust mites, all of which are powerful allergens. Pollen from goldenrod, that ubiquitous late-blooming weed,...


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Enjoy Good Healthy Fun with No-VOC Paints

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 25, 2014

You've probably heard of the dangers of decorating your home with paint high in volatile organic compounds which off-gas toxins harmful to human health. But what about the supplies...


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Watch Out for Undetected Water Leaks

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 21, 2014

Sometimes it’s impossible to ignore the fact that you have a water leak in your home’s plumbing system. A torrent gushing from a burst pipe is an obvious sign. But other...


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FAQs About Mold Prevention and Cleanup

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 30, 2014

Whether it occurs in summer or in winter, mold in your home is not only unsightly, it is also dangerous to your family’s health. Read these FAQs to get the answers about how mold...


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What You Need to Know about Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 25, 2014

Ever been plagued by a mysteriously persistent cough, sniffles or itchy eyes? You might have dismissed your symptoms as a passing cold or mild flu. But chances are you were actually...


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The Secrets to Naturally Cleaning Your Wood Floors

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 19, 2014

Wood floors, in particular hardwood, are all the rage in home décor these days. Their stunningly handsome appearance and hypo-allergenic nature make them a sought-after choice...