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May 13 2015

How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

Allergy-proof-your-homeDealing with allergies? You’re not alone.

Nearly 20% of the population suffers from the same scratchy throat, watery eyes and stuffy nose. Medications can help with relieving some of your allergies but there are other steps you can take to help remove allergens. Use these tips to help allergy-proof your home and battle those symptoms many of us know all too well.

What are you allergic to? 

The first step in removing allergens in your home is to find out what exactly you are allergic to. You can do this by visiting an allergist who will be able to give you an idea as to what to avoid. The most common type of allergies consist of pollen, pet dander, dust and mold. Once you find this out you can take these next steps to allergy-proofing your home. Continue reading »

Apr 14 2015

Solutions for Dealing with Ticks this Spring

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Who couldn’t use some solutions for dealing with ticks now that the warm weather is here?

We all know what ticks are and lets face it they’re terrible little parasites that plague any outdoor activity we may have in mind. They also suck blood, which adds another level of creepiness to them. Its important to take preemptive measures in avoiding ticks year round, but they are most active come spring and summer time. These solutions for dealing with ticks will have you enjoying the warmer months and staying worry free. So before you allow some bloodsucking parasite onto your body give this blog post a read and stay safe.

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Dress the Part

Whenever you’re outside, especially in a wooded area, it’s important to dress appropriately to avoid contact with these little monsters. Wear light-colored clothing. This will help you identify any tick on your body easily. Ticks love hair and fur, in the case of pets, hopefully you don’t have fur, but hey who am I to judge. Anyway, since ticks love hair be sure to wear a hat. Tuck your shirt into your pants and your pants into your socks. It may not be fashionable but neither is Lyme disease. You’ll be thankful. Continue reading »

Mar 19 2015

Its National Poultry Day – Cleaning Tips for Dealing with Raw Chicken

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In honor of National Poultry Day, (yes this is actually a day) we here at Crucial Vacuum are discussing all things fowl including how to thoroughly cleanup after handling raw chicken.

These cleaning tips will leave your kitchen bacteria free and help you avoid getting food poisoning from that dreaded bacteria known as salmonella.

Cleanliness

Most food-based illnesses could be avoided by simply washing your hands properly before and after handling food; this is especially true when it comes to raw chicken.

I’m not talking about a quick rinse under water that’s room temperature. I’m talking about a thorough rinse with hot soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Scrub your hands completely, the front and back, as well as your fingertips and wrists.

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Mar 5 2015

7 Sleeping Tips to Get Adjusted for Daylight Savings Time

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Who’s ready to lose an hour of sleep this weekend? I can tell you’re all so excited to have your sleeping routine thrown off and start this Monday morning off even grumpier than normal. As of this Sunday March 8th at 2 a.m. we’re Springing Forward, gaining a little bit of sunlight, but losing that essential hour of sleep we all so desperately need after a long weekend. Aside from getting an extra large coffee come Monday morning and begrudgingly strolling into work use these 7 sleeping tips to get adjusted for daylight savings time.

Slow and Steady People

Monday mornings are lame to begin with, but to make this coming Monday a bit more tolerable start going to bed 15 minutes early tonight and every night coming up to Sunday. Both your mood and sleeping pattern over the next few days will have you ready to Rock-and-roll come Monday and it won’t feel like you’ve lost an hour at all.

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Jan 8 2015

The Importance of Air Quality in Your Home

 

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The air quality in your home is one of the most crucial health factors in your daily life.

With the winter months here and most of us spending our days inside with the windows shut it’s more important than ever to promote healthy air quality in your home. Here are some quick and easy tips to help you breathe easier.

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