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How to Decrease In-Home Allergens

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

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As stated by an Environment Protection Agency (EPA) expert, Dr. Michael Berry: "A clean home is a healthy home. Cleaning will remove fungi, bacteria, dust, pollen and other pollutants that can aggravate and trigger problems for allergy and asthma suffers." Most people spend a lot of time in their homes. What we don't realize is that the air outside of our homes is actually cleaner than the air inside of our homes. According to the EPA, indoor air pollution has reached epidemic levels in the United States over the past ten years. Indoor air pollution can lead to watery eyes, frequent colds, flu, sore throats, stuffy noses, allergies, lack of energy and asthma. The soft surfaces that make up your rugs and furniture are a critical part of affecting indoor air quality. They capture dust, dirt, pollen, dust mites and all of their products including bacteria. Once your rugs and furniture get full of those pollutants, they stop holding onto them and release them back into the air. The EPA has determined that proper cleaning can get your rugs and carpets up to 1500% cleaner. Keeping your home clean will make you and your family live a healthier life and it will ultimately leave your home looking more beautiful. 
 
Steps to take to help decrease in-home allergens:
  1. Use a vacuum cleaner that has a Hepa Filter. 
  2. Be sure to replace the bag when it is half full.
  3. Use a beater bar when vacuuming rugs and carpets as it will make your work even more effective.
  4. Use the hose connection on the vacuum to thoroughly clean all upholstered furniture, drapes and other window treatments.
  5. Dust mites and mold thrive in moisture. Keep humidity in your home lower than 50% with a dehumidifier, air conditioner, or heating system.
  6. When you buy furnishings, try to choose ones that are washable or made from materials such as wood and leather. Allergens can collect in places like upholstered couches and chairs, curtains and blinds. 
  7. When you do laundry, soak your blankets, sheets, and pillowcases for four hours in warm water, detergent, and bleach. Then wash with detergent in water that is at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Clean your home frequently. Vacuum, dust, and wipe down flat surfaces with a damp cloth. 
  9. Clean the air in your home naturally. Skip the plug-in air fresheners or electric air cleaners and instead, open your windows or turn on exhaust fans that vent to the outdoors. 
  10. If you realize you or one of your loved ones are allergic to your pets, keep him or her out of your bedroom. Bathe pets once a week and always wash your hands after touching them.

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Why you should invest in an eco-friendly carpet cleaning treatment

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Fri, Dec 13, 2013 @ 02:47 PM

You should invest in an eco-friendly carpet cleaning treatment because experts have stated that "going green" is an important factor when it comes to cleaning. And our factory's cleaning processes are as responsible as you can get. If our client would like us to use cleaning products that are environmentally more friendly, we are happy to do so. We can explain to you the type of products that we offer and how they can benefit you and your home. Some chemicals used in cleaning products have been linked to health problems varying rom asthma and allergies to attention disorders and possibly cancer. Eco-friendly carpet cleaning treatments are important because it can provide health benefits for your family and pets. For the planet, eco-friendly cleaning can reduce our carbon footprint on the planet as well. We believe it is practical for us to be earth friendly and conscious while making your home beautiful. You will feel better about having your rugs cleaned knowing that it's helping the environment. 

Oriental rugs or area carpets can act like an air filter, which will collect dust and dirt particles in their fibers. Like a filter, they need to be cleaned or it could lead to indoor health hazards. In order to do so the safest way, eco-friendly cleaning is the way to go because it eliminates any type of harsh chemicals in your home and around your family. Keeping your home clean and healthy will keep you healthy. Indoor air pollution can lead to watery eyes, frequent colds, flu, sore throats, stuffy noses, and a lack of energy. Rugs and carpets play an essential role in affecting indoor air quality. When they capture dust, dirt, pollen, dust mites, and bacteria, they can only hold them in their soft surfaces for so long until they become too full of pollutants and release them back into the air. This contributes to the problem and the only way to combat it is by getting your rugs and carpets cleaned professionally every year. You and your family will ultimately feel better and live a healthier life, while your home will look dramatically more beautiful. 

Not only do we take eco-friendly measures when cleaning your rugs and carpets, but we also take steps afterwards to continue to help the planet. We will never dump any type of environmentally friendly solution down the storm sewer after we leave your home. We use proper disposal techniques after cleaning oriental rugs and area carpets in our facility. All of the water and the cleaning detergents are released into our sanitary sewer, which then travels through the sewer system and into the Passaic Valley Sewerage commission where it is properly treated and released into the New York Harbor. We turn to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC), which operates one of the country's largest treatment plants for the wastewater's of Northern New Jersey. We were presented with an award from the PVSC for our compliance with pretreatment requirements. 

Quick Tips for Eco-Friendly Cleaning at Home: 

  1. Vacuum at least once a week. 

  2. Have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year by a qualified specialist.

  3. Wipe your shoes before entering your home with an outdoor mat, removing up to 83% of soil.

  4. In order to avoid any chance of mold, get water leaks fixed when broken.

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Green Focus. Green Carpet Cleaning.

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Wed, Nov 07, 2012 @ 09:58 AM

In addition to being the world’s largest cleaninRug Renovating uses only green rug cleaning techniquesg and restoration factory, this past April we became the world’s greenest as well. GeoGenix, an established industry leader in residential and commercial solar installations in the mid-Atlantic region, installed a rooftop solar photovoltaic system at our 55,000-square-feet headquarters in East Orange, NJ.

          The $1.4 million system consists of 1,200 solar panels that produce about 363,000 kilowatts-hours of electricity, which is enough to onset 90 to 100 percent of the building’s electricity load.

 “We are thrilled to be partnered with such an environmentally responsible company as Rug Renovating,” said Gaurav Naik of GeoGenix. “They have a keen understanding of the benefits and importance of solar, and their dedication to bettering the enviroment and preserving it for future generations is part of its corporate philosophy.”

This isn’t our first green responsibility initiative either. In 2007, we invested $33,000 to replace all the lighting in the facility with new florescent bulbs that are Energy Star rated. This reduces our facility’s electricity for lighting by 40 percent. In addition, in 2009, we spent $300,000 to replace our roof with Energy Star-rated roof.

“Going green” is a hot topic in today’s society. Likewise, “green cleaning” is a big buzzword in the cleaning services industry. It minimizes the exposure of harsh cleaning compounds to your family or pets, and the impact of cleaning solutions on the enviroment.

In order for a rug cleaning service to be truly green, we believe that a rug cleaner’s responsibility should include the entire cleaning process, such as incorporating equipment, cleaning procedures, waste collection and disposal.

Dr. Michael Berry, Ph.D is the former EPA head of EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Studies and author of Protecting the Built Enviroment: Cleaning for Health. He gives these four pieces of information when it comes to “green cleaning”:

 

1. “The number one cause of an unhealthy environmental is Cleanliness.”

2. “Green is a process, not a chemical.”

3. “We must have science that supports the effectiveness of the ‘green’ solution.”

4. “Green and cleaning are synonymous terms- proper removal, collection and disposal of unwanted matter.”

 

We use the proper disposal techniques when it comes to cleaning oriental rugs and area carpets. All of the water and cleaning detergents are released into our sanitary sewer, which then travels through the sewer system to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC), where it is treated and released into New York Harbor. The PVSC operates one of the country’s largest treatment plants for the wastewaters of northern New Jersey.

          Dr. Steve Spivak, Ph.D is the chairman of the Science Advisory Council for the Cleaning Industry Research Institute and is an internationally known expert in the cleaning industry. He defines “green cleaning” as: “Cleaning green, a preferred term otherwise known as ‘green cleaning,’ comprises environmentally responsible management with care, maintenance, cleaning and renovation procedures. It is achieved by employing products, formulations, equipment, procedures or systems intended to minimize any harmful environmental impact and maximize sustainability of natural and built environments.”

 

Call us today at 1-800-342-1278 or book online today and experience our green cleaning process first hand!

 Rug Renovating Award of Excellence

 

 

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