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Disinfecting: Are You Really Killing Germs?
The importance of "contact time" will surprise you
February 21, 2019

Are you using disinfectants the right way? Applying a product and wiping it off will kill the dangerous germs, right?

Actually, no. People often use disinfectant cleaners improperly, which can mean they're simply spreading the germs around instead of killing them. This can actually encourage dangerous bacterial growth such as E.C


6 Essential Garage Cleaning Tips Made Simple
How to make easy work of tough cleaning jobs
February 20, 2019

When it comes to cleaning jobs at home, the heaviest, grimiest buildup is usually found in the garage. It's where automotive grease and grime meet tracked-in dirt, grass and beyond from yardwork and outdoor adventures.

Is your garage due for a deep cleaning? Once you've cleared out last year's clutter, the next step is to get rid of the grime in all its forms – from your power tools all t


Your Guide to Recycling Codes
Quick reference guide for handling plastic recyclables
February 20, 2019

Just because it's plastic, doesn't mean it's recyclable. Most plastic containers will feature a recycling logo with a number ranging from 1-7 printed or stamped in the middle. The number in the triangle indicates the grade of plastic in the packaging, known as the resin ID code. The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) implemented the numeric resin ID code system in 1988 to make plastic sorting ea


Cold and Flu Prevention: 6 Simple Tips
Protect your family from seasonal sickness with these easy tips
February 19, 2019

Adults catch a cold 2-3 times each year, while the flu hospitalized and killed more people in the U.S. last winter than in the past several decades, according to the CDC. With all our scientific breakthroughs, how are we still getting sick? The answer is


Understanding Biodegradable Cleaning Products
"Biodegradable" doesn't always mean safe or non-toxic.
February 19, 2019

People often assume that if a product says "biodegradable," on the packaging, it's safe for both the environment and the consumer. Choosing a biodegradable cleaner is especially important for products that are rinsed down home drains and sewers, because they eventually impact our oceans and waterways. But biodegradable products with eco-friendly claims do not guarantee a low toxicity. Some chemicals known to rap


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