July is National Ice Cream Month, and a great time to enjoy beaches, cookouts, fireworks, vacations…and having your carpets cleaned! The new edition of Jensen’s Healthy Home News has something to say about ice cream bikinis, blueberries, cleaning up puppy stains and a whole lot more! Our special of the month is a free room of Jensen’s Carpet Protection if you call in July. As always, 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 the Village Grille. Here are some newsletter highlights:

 

Jensens Healthy Home News

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July to be National Ice Cream Month, citing the food’s “nutritious and wholesome” qualities. He decreed that patriotic Americans should mark the month with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Americans consume the most ice cream in the world per capita, with Australians coming in second. In 1924, the average American ate eight pints a year. By 1997, it had jumped to 48 pints per year. The most avid ice cream eaters in the U.S. are the good citizens of Omaha, Nebraska, who eat more ice cream per person than any other American town.

Vanilla is the most popular flavor by far, accounting for between 20 to 30 percent of yearly sales worldwide. Chocolate comes in a distant second, with about 10 percent annually. The rest of the top 5 is butter pecan, strawberry and mint chocolate chip. One of the major ingredients in ice cream is air. Without it, the stuff would be as hard as a rock. Among the most unusual flavors of ice cream ever manufactured are avocado, garlic, azuki bean, jalapeno and pumpkin.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the biggest ice cream sundae in the world was made in Alberta Canada in 1988, weighing in at nearly 55,000 pounds. The same year, a baking company and a sheet-metal firm in Dubuque, Iowa teamed up to produce the world’s largest ice cream sandwich, which tipped the scales at nearly 2,500 pounds.

The history of the bikini is a checkered one

Though the bikini shocked when it appeared on French beaches in 1947, its origins date back millennia. Two-piece bikini-like garments were worn by women for athletic purposes in Greece as far back as 1400 BC. Mosaic artwork dubbed “Bikini Girls” dating back to the Diocletian period (286-305 AD) in Rome, gained significant archeological renown, while statues of Venus in a bikini were found elsewhere in the Roman Empire.

In the modern era, the first functional two-piece swimsuit was designed in 1913 by Carl Jantzen. Australian swimmer-performer Annette Kellerman was arrested in 1907 for wearing a two-piece. Later it was made popular by pin-up girls like swimmer-actress Esther Williams and actress Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth and Lana Turner.

 

Joel Jensen

You wouldn’t go into the summer sun without wearing protection would You?

We all know the importance of slathering on that summer sun protection, don’t we? But just as you protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, you need to protect one of your home’s most expensive investments from the harmful effects of daily wear and tear!

After all, the delicate fibers of your carpet become very vulnerable to stains, breakdown from soils and permanent traffic lanes with the passing of time and regular cleanings. The “factory applied” protection gets reduced, and your fibers become as vulnerable as a baby at the beach.

What is “Carpet Protection” anyway?

When your carpet was new from the factory, each fiber was protected with a product that created a resistance to stains, soil and oil. Just as your sunscreen extends the life and beauty of your skin, this resistance helps extend the life and beauty of your carpet.

Now you can’t find this “protection” at the corner drugstore, but you can get it from your favorite professional Carpet Cleaner. After your cleaning, we can re-apply a factory approved product that will keep your carpet looking and performing as good as new.

Of course, this “protection” requires a little more investment, but it’s a step that should not be skipped. If you don’t want to end up with tired looking carpets that look old before it’s time, it is necessary to re-apply it. But don’t worry, we can work with you and tailor a program that keeps your carpet fully protected without breaking the budget. For example, after assessing your family’s needs you may find that only certain areas of the home need the protection re-applied or that you only need to re-apply protection after every few cleanings. When we come out to clean, we can talk about it and we’ll write you the “prescription” that’s perfect for your needs and wants.

How do I know if the Carpet Protection is working?

You want your carpet to perform as it did when it was new from the factory. But remember nothing makes your carpet “bullet proof.” Just like your sunscreen has limitations, so do the protective products for your carpet. But if a good quality product is applied properly you will have carpet that resists stains (that are promptly attended to) and carpet that resists wear and tear (as long as it’s properly maintained). Besides, that’s why we guarantee everything – even the performance of our carpet protection – with a 100 percent money back guarantee.

So don’t go out into the summer heat without your protection and don’t let your carpets “age” prematurely without their protection!

A Deal For You – Click on the “MONTHLY SPECIAL” button for our July offer:

  • One room of Carpet Protection for free*! (Up to 200 square feet)
    A $42 cash value absolutely free! You’ll see how beneficial it is to maintain
    the protection of your carpets!

*Minimum charge always applies. Not valid with other offers. Must be in combination with carpet cleaning.

 

Peace Lily
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