Spring has sprung and our April newsletter is all about the season of awakenings. From tips for growing roses, to cleaning tips for inside the home to the origin of jelly beans, this issue has it all! Of course the downloadable issue of Jensen’s Healthy Home News includes the Mega Trivia Question—the first six people who call with the correct answer will win a $15 gift certificate to Hilly Haven Golf Course & Restaurant. Here are some highlights:
Does it feel like you’re allergic to being awake?
“I used to wake up at 4 a.m. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness.”
– Raymond Chandler, American Writer, 1888-1959, www.thinkexist.com
Hello friends and clients. The quote above from Raymond Chandler is all too familiar to many of us around this time of year. Sometimes it feels like we are allergic to consciousness when there is little relief in sight! We’ve been talking to our clients about the subject of allergies for years and with spring around the corner it’s a good time to review the facts.
Check this out…
According to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America website, one in four Americans suffer from allergies or asthma. That’s tens of millions of Americans suffering this spring! And according to WebMD, we spend 90 percent of our time indoors. And our indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air, depending on factors such as whether the residents smoke.
Here is a quote from www.allergyrelief101.com: “Many people think that carpets and allergies are a bad combination. Even some allergists will encourage their patients to remove carpeting in favor of hardwood or tile floors. However, carpets can actually help to reduce the allergens in your home by trapping them, as long as they are properly cleaned on a regular schedule.” Just follow this logic for a second…
Our carpet traps indoor allergens like dust mites, mold, mildew, fungus, pollens, pet dander and other pollutants and allergens. When that trap gets full, a professional steam cleaning will remove those allergens from your carpet and your home. You will have relief from allergy symptoms related to those substances.
We’ve heard it time and again from clients – carpet cleaning does relieve some allergy symptoms. So until there is a “cure” there is only prevention. Prevent yourself from having polluted indoor air – clean your carpets today.
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• 10% OFF upholstery cleaning*
• 10% OFF area rug cleaning*
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Q: We had little situation with kids, a dog, carpeting and a broken pen. Now I need to remove an ink stain. Any suggestions?
A: I’m not sure how to get the ink stains off of the dog or the kids, but for the carpeting, I’d suggest trying rubbing alcohol. We’ve found that 90 percent isopropyl alcohol is best.
Remember, spots and stains can be tricky, and certain cleaners and techniques can cause permanent damage. Call Jensen’s anytime for a free quote if you’d like us to take a look.
Know what I mean, Jelly Bean?
Jelly beans are likely descended from the Middle Eastern confection known as “Turkish Delight,” which is a jelly-like substance coated with confectioner’s sugar. The method of making the sugar shell coating was developed in the 17th century in France. While originally made from real fruit juice, jelly beans today are made from sugar, corn syrup and starch, with small amounts of lecithin, anti-foaming agents and edible wax, along with a touch of salt and confectioner’s glaze. Added to that are artificial colors and flavors.
The first advertisement for jelly beans was published in the Chicago Daily News on July 5, 1905. Jellybeans first became associated with Easter in the US during the 1930’s. Each year, almost 15 billion jelly beans are sold during the Easter season alone.