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True or False:  Using bleach is the best way to get rid of mold? According to many people and websites, bleach is a great way to remove mold from your home, but the mold remediation industry has a different story: Why not to use bleach: It is not recommended to use bleach in attempt to kill mold, as it is not an acceptable form of remediation. The reason for this is that common household bleach is 98% water and 2% chlorine. It is true that chlorine will kill mold but you would need to use industrial strength chlorine which is highly toxic and would be more dangerous than the mold itself! Additionally, chlorine evaporates at...
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  1. Dust off your Vacuum and put it to use - Vacuum often- at least 2 times/week. Very high traffic areas should be vacuumed daily. - Check your bag or soil catch often. Replace bags frequently to ensure stronger vacuum. Take a moment to make sure that your machine really is pulling air through the head! - Go beyond doing the minimum! Make several passes over the carpet to get the best results. - Find out if your machine is CRI Certified which factors in health, efficiency, and effectiveness. If it isn’t, find a Certified one you like and start...
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How Clean Are Your Carpets? Experts say that most people’s carpets and rugs contain a whopping 200,000 bacteria particles per square inch.  Additionally, research has revealed that carpets in most homes are 4,000 times dirtier than toilet seats!(Charles P. Gerba, PhD, at the University of Arizona- Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science). For those of us here at Clean Image Services, Inc., those facts are almost enough to make us sick!  Winter is just around the corner and you will likely be spending more time inside in the coming months:  please do yourself a favor, and make the healthy choice to have your carpets or...
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