APRIL 30TH, 2019
By now, it should come as no surprise to you that the sponge in your kitchen could be harbouring several thousands, potentially millions of bacteria and mold spores. Gross, right? No one likes the idea of cleaning their dishes with a germy-filled sponge. Why You Need to Clean...
APRIL 11TH, 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 mattress, it might already...
MARCH 28TH, 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 Shower Mold: What...
MARCH 14TH, 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 bathroom, kitchen, or...
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 of them are motorized vehicles that are...
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
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 the growth of...
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...
APRIL 12TH, 2018
Updated March 21, 2019 to include information regarding pink stains on linoleum floor (please see further down below). With boating season approaching, it’s time to address a common problem: pink stains on vinyl boat seats. If you own a boat, you will definitely be familiar with...
APRIL 3RD, 2018
We are pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned website! We’ve created a more user-friendly experience for our visitors by simplifying our design and navigation, while also being completely optimized for mobile users. Information on Antimicrobials Looking for information about the antimicrobial application process or our...