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Resolve to keep your home healthier

Why your New Year’s resolutions fail. 
 Dear Jeremy ,

When I used to go to the gym regularly, I would always notice big crowds the first 2 weeks of January. The first time it happened, I told a friend, “Great, this place used to be nice a quiet at this time.” He said, “Just wait a couple weeks, it’s New Years.”
Sure enough, the gym got to be a quiet place of refuge again about the 3rd week of January. So why do so many fail at their New Year’s resolutions?
Here’s what Psychology Today tells us:
“Timothy Pychyl, a professor of psychology at Carleton University in Canada, says that resolutions are a form of “cultural procrastination,” an effort to reinvent oneself. People make resolutions as a way of motivating themselves, he says. Pychyl argues that people aren’t ready to change their habits, particularly bad habits, and that accounts for the high failure rate. 
 
Another reason, says Dr. Avya Sharma of the Canadian Obesity Network, is that people set unrealistic goals and expectations in their resolutions.”
Not really ready to change and unrealistic expectations…sounds like some of the goals I’ve set for myself in the past!
One tool I’ve found incredible effective was something I learned from the Zig Ziglar organization. Keep reading below and I’ll share it with you.
Resolve to start the new year off with a clean and healthy home!
Are you keeping your carpets, rugs, tile and upholstery professionally maintained yearly? If not, now’s the perfect time to start this good habit and clean up after those holiday guests.

Call 941-301-9555 today!

4 tips to get out pesky pet stains

Here are 4 Do-it-Yourself Pet Stain Removal Steps

1. Do it NOW. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove. It isn’t always convenient to clean up a pet stain, but the problem will be greatly reduced the quicker you act. The stain could be permanent in just a few hours, especially with light colored carpet and rugs.

2. Use the right equipment. Use a small, hand-held carpet spotting machine or wet vacuum to extract urine, vomit, or feces. If you find the stain while still damp, you MUST extract the liquid BEFORE rinsing or using spot remover. Popular brands to look for are Bissel, Little Devil, and Little Green Machine. For wet vacuums, go to any hardware department and ask for wet vacs or shop vacs.

3. Use the right cleaning agent AFTER the liquid has been removed. Use a low residue spot remover if the stain is fresh or an enzyme spot remover if the stain has been in the fiber for more than a few hours. Call us and ask about two really good products we have available. Never use bleach. If you are using an enzyme, allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes or according to the label. An enzyme actually digests the bacteria associated with the odor in urine and works well for spots that have been in the carpet for more than a few hours.

4. Rinse the spot with plain water and extract the water with your wet vacuum or carpet-spotting machine. This can be done by rinsing with water from your spot removal machine or simply pouring a glass of water on the area and extracting with your wet vacuum.

Then, call a professional for complete odor and stain removal!

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