NOVEMBER 7TH, 2019
Cutting boards are an essential part of every kitchen – commercial or residential. Manufactured in pretty much every material, from wood to composite, finding a design to suit your style has never been as easy as it is today. However, as with all kitchen tools,...
OCTOBER 24TH, 2019
Plenty of people know the feeling all too well. Your stomach starts to murmur, abdominal muscles clench with intensity, and then it hits – food poisoning. Potentially fatal and undeniably discomforting, foodborne illnesses are unpleasant, to say the least. With symptoms ranging from bloating and minor discomfort...
OCTOBER 10TH, 2019
Whether you’re going camping or having relatives over for the holidays, air mattresses provide an easy-storing, lightweight alternative to cumbersome traditional spring or memory foam beds. Setting up in a jiffy, variations of blow-up beds have been around for centuries, helping establish temporary sleeping arrangements or...
SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2019
If you’ve been reading the blog, you know what mold is and how to spot it; but, mold is not the only microscopic pest that may be inhabiting your home. Mildew, another type of fungi, is the lesser of two evils. Many people cannot tell the...
JULY 25TH, 2019
When you’re cleaning up in the kitchen after a meal, it’s pretty obvious to see which dishes need to be washed and which do not. Generally, anything that has been used gets loaded into the sink or dishwasher for cleaning after that one meal, but...
JULY 4TH, 2019
Many of us are familiar with term "antibacterial" – the type of technologies that are widely used to treat fabrics, plastics and coatings to prevent bacteria. They work by inhibiting the growth of and/or destroying unwanted microorganisms that are growing and replicating on surfaces or in...
JUNE 20TH, 2019
Though you may not be immediately familiar with the term biofilm, you have certainly encountered it in your daily life (probably a lot more often than you’d think!) A biofilm is made up of colonies of one or more type of microorganism that form together under...
JUNE 6TH, 2019
Most of us are already familiar with mold. When you see a patch of mold in your household, you probably don’t think much about it. You go about tackling the problem with a homemade solution, ultimately wiping the mold growth away with a cloth.  Afterwards, you...
APRIL 30TH, 2019
You probably happened upon our blog because you were searching for info on "Cleaning a Sponge" or "How to Clean a Sponge".   Well, you've come to the right place. By now, it should come as no surprise to you that the sponge in your kitchen...
APRIL 11TH, 2019
Updated on November 06, 2019. Finding mold on a mattress is not only disconcerting, it can also be a potential hazard to your health. Mold is a pest, it is insidious and spreads quickly; by the time you can see visible evidence of mold growth on your...
MARCH 28TH, 2019
Updated September 3, 2019 Did you just perform a search for "pink mold in shower", "pink shower mold" or "pink mold shower"?  Learn more about that pesky pink residue in your shower and how to get rid of it with our tips for removal and prevention. Pink...
MARCH 14TH, 2019
Updated September 3, 2019 Before we answer the questions "Is black mold dangerous" and "What are the symptoms of black mold?", let's learn a little more about toxic mold... What is Black Mold? Have you recently spotted dark, clustered growths in moist areas of your household like the...
FEBRUARY 28TH, 2019
Updated April 09, 2019 Your cars’ air conditioning unit is a vitally important system in terms of making your driving experience a pleasurable one, especially as the temperatures outside rise. There is nothing better than escaping the humidity by placing the AC on full blast in the...
FEBRUARY 20TH, 2019
It can be tempting to believe that every time your dishwasher runs through a cycle, it gets a cleaning itself. Unfortunately, this is not the case. While you likely view your dishwasher as a useful appliance that conveniently cleans your messy dishes and saves you time,...
JANUARY 31ST, 2019
Antimicrobial Agents Definition: An antimicrobial agent is defined as any substance that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms (microscopic organisms).  Antimicrobial agents can be naturally occurring or synthetic; they can contain chemical compounds or physical agents that interfere with the growth and reproduction of problematic...
JANUARY 17TH, 2019
A tiny creature living in your home might be making big problems for you. If you have allergies or asthma, you might be having an allergic reaction without even knowing what the trigger is. WHAT ARE DUST MITES? Dust mites are microscopic arthropods that measure about one-quarter...
JANUARY 3RD, 2019
Mold vs Mould?  Which one is correct? Well, whether you would spell it mold or mould really depends on where you live. Americans spell it as mold while the British add the letter ‘u’ after the ‘o’, spelling it mould. Ultimately, both versions mean the exact same...
DECEMBER 20TH, 2018
The terms “antimicrobial” and “antibacterial” are often used interchangeably, however, they do have rather different meanings! Would you say a car and an SUV are the same thing? Well, kinda...but not really. If you look at the pair one way, both are motorized vehicles that are used to...
DECEMBER 6TH, 2018
Microorganisms, as suggest by their name, are microscopic organisms, otherwise known as microbes.  So, what is a microbe? Microbes are living organisms that are so small they require a microscope to be seen by the naked eye. Microscopic life was discovered by Dutch scientist Antonie van...
NOVEMBER 13TH, 2018
Updated February 14, 2019 Being plagued with smelly feet can be personally embarrassing and off-putting to those around you. Even while your feet are sealed inside of your shoes, odors can escape and be present in the room. Let’s face it: no one wants to be that person. However,...
SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2018
Updated September 4th, 2019 Everyone has experienced the dreaded stench of well-used sporting equipment. Whether it’s the hockey bag that stinks up to the front of the car from the trunk, or a mat that has seen a few dozen sweaty hot yoga practices, perspiration can encourage...
AUGUST 7TH, 2018
Updated April 2, 2019 When plastics manufacturing started to take off many years ago, it seemed like a great idea. With quick production times and lower costs, disposable and easily replaceable items became the norm. Over time, the negative impact on both the environment and consumer's pocketbooks...
JULY 11TH, 2018
Updated February 14, 2019 Companies interested in antimicrobial additives now have a lot of options. With an ever-increasing number of antimicrobial companies out there, it can be hard to decide which supplier is the best fit.  There are some core factors to consider when making this...
JUNE 4TH, 2018
Updated April 09, 2019 Antimicrobial additives have long been used in the textile industry, to the benefit of consumers and manufacturers alike. With the multitude of options available to consumers, having products made using antimicrobial textiles offers longer life and freshness protection. The Benefits of Antimicrobial Textiles Increased...
APRIL 20TH, 2018
In honour of the 48th Annual Earth Day, we want to explore 3 ways antimicrobial additives help with environmental conservation. Antimicrobials are occasionally looked at in a negative light. However, there are quite a few environmental and financial benefits to using antimicrobials in textiles, plastics...