Because windows tend to be closed during winter, indoor air quality can suffer, making conditions inside a home less than desirable. According to the American Lung Association, poor air circulation in a home can promote the spread of bacteria and viruses. Once such bacteria or viruses are inhaled, coughs, colds and flu can spread. In […]Read More
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Back to Basics: How to Keep Carpet Clean
Keeping carpet clean is an easy way to add to the overall appearance of your facility’s interior and CRI is here with some tips to help you keep carpet fresh, clean and lasting, especially with Seal of Approval-certified products. The following tips cover the different aspects of a maintenance program you will need to keep […]Read More
Why Does My AC Smell Bad?
Central heating and air has one very specific job: Adjust the temperature of your home to a more comfortable level. Unfortunately, HVAC systems do this by moving and regulating airflow throughout a home. If any portion of that system develops a strong smell you’ll find that same smell filling every room in your house very […]Read More
WHAT IS COLOR RUN IN ORIENTAL RUGS?
Color run is a common issue in oriental and other decorative rugs made from natural fibers. The intricate weaving of contrasting colors makes these rugs beautiful. But having a rich red right next to a brilliant ivory does mean there’s a risk that some of the dye will bleed from the darker color into the […]Read More
Use your range hood for a healthier home, advises indoor air quality researcher
Most Americans don’t realize cooking can be a major source of indoor air pollutants, unless they’ve recently burned something on the stove. But studies have shown that cooking-related contaminants can cause health problems such as respiratory illness and asthma attacks. This information is from an article by a scientist at Berkeley Lab who investigates indoor air quality. […]Read More