We’re feeling it–with shorter days and cooler nights, the end of the year is within sight. Wow! Before you know it, the holidays will be here, and that means our schedule will be filling up. In the Special Insert section of this month’s Jensen’s Healthy Home News, find out why you don’t want to roll the dice on your chances for a holiday carpet cleaning. Also in the October issue, learn a little about Halloween and the “Dick Tracy” comic script, get Joel’s recommendations on how to handle “traffic lanes” or wear patterns in your carpeting and find out about a healthy drink that can help protect your heart. There are other tips and fun facts and of course the Mega Trivia Question–this month the first six people who call with the correct answer will win a $15 gift certificate to Hagemeister Park. Click Jensen’s Healthy Home News to download the complete newsletter. Here are a few highlights:
Don’t roll the dice on your chance for a holiday carpet cleaning!
The holiday season is right around the corner and that means our schedule will be getting filled up fast. So please don’t wait until the last minute to try to schedule your carpet cleaning. After all…Why gamble with your carpets?
Call us to clean this month and here is what you will get:
- Clean, fresh, healthy carpet.
- You will have one less thing on your checklist in November and December.
- You will save $10 off your carpet cleaning
How can you resist? Your carpets need cleaning every 6-12 months even if they don’t look dirty just to preserve their life and beauty. But if you are anything like 99 percent of our clients, “life” catches up with your carpets, and yes, they start to look a little dirty. So don’t hesitate to call us before October 31, 2023 because…
Waiting until November or December to call us for a cleaning appointment is like playing the roulette table!
November and December we get a rush of calls from clients wanting their carpets looking beautiful for guests and parties. Because of this rush we just can’t fit everyone in. So beat the crowds and clean in October. Your carpets will be bright, clean and fluffy just in time for the holidays.
Call us this month and here is what you will get…
• Clean, fresh, healthy carpet.
• One less thing on your checklist in November and December.
• $10 OFF your carpet cleaning.
• BONUS: Call us anytime before January 31, 2024 to touch up spots and spills for FREE. (A $99 value!)
Before we go… Do you know anyone who is planning on having a party? That’s a perfect time to get the carpets cleaned! Please have them call us and we will give them a free room of carpet cleaning in your name. (up to 200 sq. ft.)
P.S. We will send you a $10 Gift Certificate for your referral. So thanks in advance!!
Magic Week – October 25 through 31
To celebrate National Magic Week, proclaimed by Society of American Magicians, we present for you two of Harry Houdini’s most memorable stage escape tricks.
The Milk Can
In 1908, Houdini introduced his own original invention, the Milk Can escape. In this effect, Houdini would be handcuffed and sealed inside an over-sized milk can filled with water and make his escape behind a curtain.
As part of the effect, Houdini would invite members of the audience to hold their breath along with him while he was inside the can. Advertised with dramatic posters that proclaimed “Failure Means A Drowning Death”, the escape proved to be a sensation.
Houdini soon modified the escape to include the milk can being locked inside a wooden chest, being chained or padlocked, and even inside another milk can.
Houdini only performed the Milk Can escape as a regular part of his act for four years, but it remains one of the effects most associated with the escape artist. The Milk Can and the Overboard Box are presently housed at the American Museum of Magic.
The Chinese water torture cell
Due to the vast number of imitators of his Milk Can escape, in 1912 Houdini replaced the Milk Can with his most famous escape: the Chinese Water Torture Cell. In this escape, Houdini’s feet would be locked in stocks, and he would be lowered upside down into a tank filled with water. The mahogany and metal cell featured a glass front, through which audiences could clearly see Houdini. The stocks would be locked to the top of the cell, and a curtain would conceal his escape. In the earliest version of the Torture Cell, a metal cage was lowered into the cell, and Houdini was enclosed inside that. While making the escape more difficult (the cage prevented Houdini from turning), the cage bars also offered protection should the front glass break.
Research indicates that drinking tomato juice protects the heart
People with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance (a precursor to diabetes) who drank 8.5 ounces of tomato juice a day for three weeks experienced a 30 percent to 40 percent reduction in platelet aggregation, a key to the clot formation that can trigger a heart attack. This benefit is believed to apply to healthy people as well.
Bonus: Tomato juice also reduces the risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), dangerous blood clots that can occur after sitting long hours.
Helpful: Drink 8 ounces of low-sodium tomato juice each day. — Manohar L. Garg, PhD
The best tea for a sore throat
A sore throat occurs when the mucous membranes of your throat become inflamed and irritated. One natural anti-inflammatory, marshmallow root, is particularly effective in soothing sore throat pain. Use one heaping teaspoon of marshmallow root pieces in one cup of boiling water. Let steep for 20 minutes and strain. You can safely drink up to six cups daily.
For sore throats accompanied by cold and flu symptoms, try peppermint or ginger tea. Peppermint reduces fever by helping you to sweat, and ginger alleviates chills and aching muscles, and relieves nausea. Use one teaspoon of dried ginger root or dried peppermint leaves per cup of water. For greater convenience, tea bags also can be used. Drink 3 to 6 cups daily. – Brigitte Mars