Allergies & Floor Coverings – Carpet (5 of 5)

According to Bruno it’s been said that carpet is dirty, carpet is dusty, and carpet makes people sick. She challenges these complaints and asks, “Is the carpet being vacuumed regularly?” or “Does the dust appear after installation?” and “Is the carpet is not being properly cleaned?” According to the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI): [...]

By |2021-04-13T14:56:20-04:00April 13th, 2021|Allergy, Floor Coverings, Healthy Home|Comments Off on Allergies & Floor Coverings – Carpet (5 of 5)

Allergies & Floor Coverings – Ceramic/Porcelain (Blog 4 of 5)

According to the Tile Council of North America, “The high firing temperature of ceramic tile – generally more than 2,000°F – burns off all organic compounds. Plus, ceramic tile is inhospitable to bacteria, fungi, mold, and other irritants that contribute to allergies and asthma. All this allows ceramic and glass tiles to easily [...]

By |2021-02-12T13:25:46-05:00February 12th, 2021|Allergy, Floor Coverings|Comments Off on Allergies & Floor Coverings – Ceramic/Porcelain (Blog 4 of 5)

Allergies & Floor Coverings – Vinyl, Wood and Laminate (Blog 3 of 5)

Vinyl flooring is waterproof, durable, and easy to maintain. In her article Bruno states, “all vinyl flooring has low VOCs, and the adhesives used to install the products are usually water-based and have low VOCs.” Cleaning a vinyl floor can kick up allergens but they are captured quickly during cleaning. Vinyl can easily be [...]

By |2021-01-25T12:03:27-05:00January 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Allergies & Floor Coverings – Vinyl, Wood and Laminate (Blog 3 of 5)

Allergies & Floor Coverings – Testing (Blog 2 of 5)

In Jessica Violand Bruno’s article Allergies & Floor Coverings, she tells us many flooring manufacturers have achieved certification from The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). For flooring it means that “Allergy Standards Ltd. (ASL) subjects the floor covering to both physical and chemical testing to ensure that the floor covering does not [...]

By |2021-01-07T15:41:34-05:00January 7th, 2021|Allergy, Floor Coverings, Healthy Home|Comments Off on Allergies & Floor Coverings – Testing (Blog 2 of 5)

Allergies & Floor Coverings (Blog 1 of 5)

Allergies & Floor Coverings  (Blog 1 of 5) I recently read an article entitled Allergies & Floor Coverings by Jessica Violand Bruno, a respected and certified flooring inspector since 2006. I have her permission to do so and would like to share her findings with you in a five-part series. Are you familiar with [...]

By |2020-11-16T17:10:17-05:00November 16th, 2020|Healthy Home|Comments Off on Allergies & Floor Coverings (Blog 1 of 5)

The Science of Cleaning – Part 3

Yes, there is a science of cleaning. Our discussion concludes with the third fundamental everyone should know for effective cleaning. Clean for health. Over 25 years ago, I read Protecting the Built Environment: Cleaning for Health written by Michael A. Berry, Ph.D. Berry headed the US EPA’s Indoor Environmental Assessment Office. This office was created [...]

By |2020-11-02T13:57:19-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Healthy Home|Comments Off on The Science of Cleaning – Part 3

The Science of Cleaning-Part 2

Yes, there is a science of cleaning. Our discussion continues with the second fundamental everyone should know for effective cleaning. We offer an environmentally friendly, non-toxic, water-based spotter that easily emulsifies and suspends spots for easy removal by blotting or rinsing. With a one time purchase of $19 you will receive a bottle of Perky [...]

By |2019-07-31T12:15:42-04:00July 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Science of Cleaning-Part 2

The Science of Cleaning – Part 1

Yes, there is a science of cleaning. Or should we say there is science behind effective cleaning? Downey’s Carpet Care uses cleaning science daily in how we approach our cleaning tasks in order to provide our customers with great cleaning results and value. Based on the accumulated science, including research results, there are [...]

By |2020-11-02T13:55:37-05:00July 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Science of Cleaning – Part 1

Spring—Renewal and Restoration

Spring is special for nature’s restoration of life, as are the vibrant colors that come along for the ride. The yellows, greens, pinks, reds, and purples restore our spirits after a long, gray winter. As a Christian, I believe that nature’s renewal foreshadows a deeper supernatural rebirth that is cerebrated at Easter. The resurrected [...]

By |2019-06-26T09:58:19-04:00June 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring—Renewal and Restoration

A Super Service Award

There are several rating services of home services companies available today on the Internet — including Google, Yelp, Facebook, and Angie’s List. In our experience at Downey’s Carpet Care of Granville, the most credible is Angie’s List. The Angie’s List reviews and ratings are verified: they come from Angie’s List members who have actually used [...]

By |2019-06-13T16:49:37-04:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Super Service Award
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