The Mental Benefits of a Clean Home

Our homes are our castles, our nests, our places of refuge against the outside world. They can also come to reflect the people living in them, especially when it comes to cleanliness and health. Scientists have been investigating the relationship between people’s health and their homes for decades and have made some pretty incredible discoveries. Here are just five studies that show a link between a clean home and your mental and physical health. Better Attention Span A cluttered home, it seems, can actually lead to a cluttered mind. A recent study actually connected cluttered homes to shorter attention spans.…

The Most Difficult Christmas Stains (And How to Combat Them!)

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  Planning for Christmas already? It’s also time to start planning for Christmas stain prevention.   Christmas is in the air. People are just barely holding back from playing their Christmas music, stores already have the Christmas decorations lining shelves that just the other day held spiders and other Halloween goodies, the Internet is circulating the next best thing in trendy holiday recipes, and you’ve probably just about gotten ready to hit “send” on those Christmas party invites. There is one sure thing that all of this Christmas prep is going to leave your home vulnerable to, though: stains. (more…)

How to Make Small Spaces Feel Big | Edmonton Restoration

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Small spaces are becoming more and more popular due to preference, budget and necessity.  But just because you have a small space doesn’t mean it has to feel tiny! Making your space feel more spacious is just a matter of a few simple tricks and a little bit of elbow grease. Furniture Furniture says a lot about a room, especially if it’s the room is on the small side. The natural tendency when decorating a small space is to buy furniture that is small  - but this is not the best way to make the room feel more spacious. Buying…

7 Tips to Easy Holiday Entertaining | Duct Cleaning

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It’s that time of year – the holidays are rife with parties and you are probably hosting a couple yourself! After cleaning and tidying, getting the duct cleaning and carpet cleaning out of the way (an AmSteam must!) you may turn to panic mode. But there’s no need for stress; here are 7 simple ways to make your holiday get-togethers as easy as pie. If you’re throwing more of a cocktail affair, try to serve only lighter food and lots of veggie based products to your guests. This will help keep them lively and chatting with each other. Serve simple recipes…

How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home | Furnace Cleaning

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When the Alberta winter hits, most of us spend a lot more time indoors. You may think that we’re safe from allergens in our houses, but this isn’t the case; in fact, your house can be the source for dust, debris, pet hair, smoke, bacteria, mold and mildew (to name a few) that can cause coughing, wheezing, itchy eyes, runny noses and more.  Here are 10 easy things to do to reduce allergens in your home this winter. Book a furnace cleaning today! If you haven’t had your furnace cleaned in over a year, it could be harbouring all of…

7 Top Germ Covered Surfaces in Your Home

Cold and flu season is here and if you have kids (especially school-aged) then you now it can e hard to escape the germs. Sleep-deprived parents everywhere scratch their heads and rack their brains trying to figure out how to keep kids (and themselves) from getting sick. A healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals is a must, as is a healthy lifestyle and of course we all know that washing your hands is key. But there are still places in your house that are harbouring the germs that get you sick and only simple, old fashioned cleaning will get…

10 Cleaning Hacks to Save Time & Money | Carpet Cleaning

We all spend too much time  and effort cleaning and not enough time enjoying our clean houses. The cleaning products out there today are expensive, time consuming and sometimes toxic. What if there were ways to do the most monotonous chores quickly, inexpensively and naturally? We have found 10 smart cleaning hacks that will make your day! Are you stuck with water spots on your dishes even with your expensive rinse agent? Use vinegar instead! White vinegar will remove the film within a couple of washes. Clean your kids’ plastic toys in the dishwasher once a month or after sicknesses.…

Get ready for Back 2 School | Furnace Cleaning Edmonton

It’s almost time for the event parents dread / cherish: the first day of school. That means it’s time to get yourself and your family organized again. With only days to go there are a few crucial things that you can do TODAY to help ease everyone back into the school-day routine. If you take some time out today for these 5 activities you'll be well on your way to a smooth transition to the first week of school. 1. Start changing their bedtime routine tonight. Bedtime can shift to a half hour earlier which prepares them for an earlier wake-up…

5 Tips for a Clean RV | Carpet Cleaning Edmonton

[caption id="attachment_1062" align="alignright" width="300"] picture: travelyukon.com[/caption] It’s travelling season in Alberta and that means RVs are abundant on our roads. Taking a road trip in your home away from home is too much fun… but cleaning it can sometimes be a drag! In such a small space, how do you keep your RV clean and tidy? From wall organizers to tube socks, here are 5 easy tips to keeping your RV in tip top shape season after season. 1. Enjoy the great outdoors! When it comes to meal time, play time or even relaxation time if the weather is good then…

How to Prevent a Sewer Backup | Edmonton Water Damage

Sewer backups are not a fun experience for anyone! Unfortunately they are all too common in Edmonton. They occur when the drainage system has and overload of a large volume of water. This will most likely result in a home damaging flood of sewage and water. This can also occur when the sewer is plugged with garbage and debris. Sewer backups can be prevented and the damage can be minimized with some easy precautions. Prevention The best way to prevent a sewer backup is to install a back flow valve – a valve that has an automated gate to prevent…