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Sep 4, 2015

Is that really great cheese, or your kid’s smelly socks? Or is it maybe perfectly grilled sockeye salmon, or yesterday’s trash? When it comes to great food – and leftover odors – there is definitely an element of perspective. 

Are you a connoisseur of these stinky foods?...Read more

Aug 27, 2015

Vehicle exhaust pipes, belching smoke stacks, and smelly refineries – these all may come to mind when you think of pollution. However, the Environmental Protection Agency states indoor air pollution is often two to five times...Read more

Aug 25, 2015

The amount of time you spend indoors may surprise you – 90 percent of your work, school, and home time is spent indoors. Maybe not so surprising, all of that time indoors isn’t good for you, but maybe not for the reasons you might think. What’s the danger? The indoor air you’re breathing could...Read more

Aug 20, 2015

If you or someone you know owns a pet that has “accidents,” or worse, likes to “mark” the inside of their home, you understand first-hand how strong pet odors can become. But are they more than just a smelly annoyance, or could they be bad for your health?

All pet odors pose a...Read more

Aug 18, 2015

Whenever you smell something potent and unpleasant, it’s common to compare the smell to a skunk. It’s an odor we universally recognize as unpleasant. But why do skunks spray, and what’s in the potent concoction that makes it smell so bad?

Why do Skunks Spray?

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Aug 13, 2015

Of all the different flooring materials you have to choose from, carpet is the most inviting. It feels soft and warm under foot compared to tile, wood or vinyl flooring. Unfortunately, the woven nature of carpet makes it a hot spot for microorganisms, dust and chemicals.

If you don’t...Read more

Aug 13, 2015

Has someone in your home ever asked you: “What’s that smell?” Feelings of embarrassment, shame, fear, or even denial usually follow this question. Nobody wants to have a smelly house! After hearing this question, you may open your windows, burn a few candles, or...Read more

Jul 28, 2015

According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 369,500 home structure fires in 2013 and these fires caused $7 billion in direct damage. The American Red Cross also reports that household fires are the most common disaster in the United...Read more

Jul 23, 2015

You’ve suffered a fire, and finances aren’t looking so great… Your idea: Save a few bucks on fire restoration by handling some of the cleaning yourself. Good plan, right? Maybe not. Smoke and soot are more than a dirty little reminder of the disastrous fire that took its toll on your home.  ...Read more

Jul 21, 2015

Every seven seconds, a house fire occurs across the U.S. On average, seven people die in homes fires daily, with cooking as a leading cause. Of the two out of five house fires that start in the kitchen, one-third result from unattended cooking.

Are you prepared for the possibility of a...Read more