Welcome to the May edition of Jensen’s Healthy Home News! As we step into the blossoming month of May, filled with warmth and renewal, we bring you exciting insights and tips to enhance your living spaces. Discover how cleaning your carpets can not only refresh your home but also put more money in your pocket over the next five years. Dive into articles celebrating National Sleep Month and National Barbecue Month, exploring the connections between restful nights and outdoor gatherings. Plus, don’t miss out on expert carpet cleaning advice from Joel Jensen himself, Healthy Talk and much more to make this May a month of inspiration and freshness! It’s all in the latest edition of Jensen’s Healthy Home News.  Click here for the downloadable issue of the newsletter, which includes the ever-popular Mega Trivia Question—the first six people who call with the correct answer will win a $15 gift certificate to Culvers. Here are some highlights:

 

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Pocket more money over the next five years by cleaning your carpets

Hello friend! In today’s economy most of us are looking for ways to put more money back into the family budget. How can you tap into that trend with carpet cleaning? Let’s take a minute and…

Crack the code

It’s really quite simple. First let’s ask how much would replacing the carpets in your home cost? And how long will your current carpets last? On average, most people would be looking at around $3,000 – $5,500 for a whole house, depending on the quality of carpet installed. So how about extending the life of your current carpet? How about taking advantage of your home’s…

Hidden assets

Honestly in the thousands of homes we’ve cleaned, we’ve seen 5 year-old carpets that needed to be put in the trash, and we’ve seen 20-year old carpets that still looked brand new. The only difference was in the care. And not so long ago a lot of our clients were happy to replace their carpets every five years – just a dip into their equity rich second mortgages and they had brand new carpet with no dents in the family budget. But it’s a different story today. Many homes don’t have much equity these days, and remember the…

Credit crunch?

Most people today can’t afford the luxuries of a “throw away” society. And who wants to live that way anyway? It’s not good for the planet. But your carpet can look brand new for years to come with the proper home care and maintenance…

Here is the simple formula:
Remove your shoes +
Vacuum weekly +
Proper steam cleaning done every 6-12 months =
Long Lasting Carpet = More Money In Your Family Budget

If you follow that formula you will extend the life and beauty of your carpet. That means more money back into your family budget. What will you do with that extra $3,000-$5,000?

Click on the “MONTHLY SPECIAL” button for our May offer:

  • $20 OFF carpet cleaning*
  • 33% OFF Carpet Protection!**

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

 

Joel Jensen

Feeling crabby lately? Feeling simply worn out? Perhaps your solution is better sleep. Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night’s sleep from pressure at work, family responsibilities, to unexpected challenges. It is no wonder that sleep for some can be elusive. Although you may not be able to control all the factors that interfere with your sleep, you can adopt habits that encourage better sleep.

  1. Stick to a sleep schedule. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day, even on weekends and holidays. Being consistent reinforces your body’s sleep-wake cycle and helps promote better sleep at night.
  2. Pay attention to what you eat and drink. Don’t go to bed either hungry or stuffed. Both could keep you awake. Things like nicotine, caffeine and alcohol can disrupt your sleep. Protein before bedtime helps you fall asleep and reach a deeper, better quality sleep.
  3. Create a bedtime ritual. Do the same thing each night to tell your body it is time to wind down. Some ideas are a warm bath, a relaxing shower, listen to soothing music and dim the lights. Relaxing activities ease the transition to falling asleep.
  4. Get comfortable. Create a room that is ideal for sleeping. Cool, dark and quiet are usually your best bet. Consider room darkening shades and a fan. Comfortable pillows and a great mattress are key to getting a good night sleep. Try to limit children and pets sleeping with you.
  5. Limit daytime naps. Naps can interfere with nighttime sleep especially if you struggle with insomnia or poor sleep quality. If you have to nap, limit yourself to 10 minutes mid-afternoon.
  6. Work Out. There is a correlation between exercise and good sleep. Exercise early in the day so you can fall asleep faster and enjoy a deeper sleep.
  7. Manage Stress. When your mind is racing because you have too much to do or think about, your sleep will suffer. Find healthy ways to manage your stress and restore peace in your day. Get organized, set priorities, delegate tasks and keep a list. Enjoy time with friends and family to relax.

Of course, it is common for people to have an occasional sleepless night, but if the problem persists, contact your physician. There may be an underlying reason you are not able to find better quality sleep.

Peace Lily

Hi Joel,

Q: We had a family potluck dinner on Memorial Day, and as “luck” would have it, some baked beans spilled on to my light colored carpet. How can I get the stain out?

A: Don’t panic! Just try these simple steps: First, carefully scrape off the excess baked beans using a dull spoon. Then, mix two drops of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water. Using a clean white cloth,sponge the spot with the detergent solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed. Repeat, using a fresh clean white cloth each time, until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth. If the stain still remains, mix one tablespoon of ammonia (caution: never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia – the resulting fumes are hazardous!) with 1/2 cup of warm water. Sponge the stain with the ammonia solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

Joel says:

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. Have a flooring question for Joel? Email it to: info@jensenscarpetcare.com