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Carpet Cleaning Services 3 Different Types of Carpets

When it comes to choosing a carpet, you’ll want to be sure that you find one that’s reliable, durable and most importantly; looks great. With so many options to choose from, how can you be sure that you’ve chosen the carpet that’s right for you when it comes to cleaning? Well fortunately, you’ll be able to find some of the greatest carpet cleaning services in the phonebook or online and they’ll be able to take care of your carpet no matter what it’s made of. Here’s a look at the different types of carpets.

Nylon Carpets

These types of carpets provide some of the most reliable material around. They are very heavy duty, stain resistant, very soft and are considered some of the most affordable carpet types on the market. Cleaning is a straight forward process and your carpet cleaner will be in and out of your home in no time. One of the biggest benefits has to be nylon’s versatility as it can withstand high temperatures and can keep the warmth in during those colder months.

Polyester Carpets

If you’re looking for a vibrantly colored carpet that holds the color even as the years go by then polyester is the way to go. The material is very easy to dye and it will absorb most colors to create great patterns and designs. One of the biggest problems with a polyester carpet is that they are quite prone to staining as the material will absorb most liquids that drop on to the fibers. Fortunately there are specific carpet cleaning services that specialize in polyester treatments so that you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Polypropylene Carpets

These types of carpets are as resistant to stains and dirt as nylon carpets and in many ways they provide a lot more options as the fibers are easy to dye and can remain in great condition if looked after properly. The fibers are much longer than with nylon carpets so one of the main problems is that dirt and crumbs can fall in to the recesses, but that’s where a good cleaning service comes in handy as they will have the equipment to lift away all traces of dirt.

Wool Carpets

Wool is the softest and most luxurious carpet material available and as a result it can be very expensive. Many people say that the negatives unbalance the positive aspects of a woolen carpet, but that doesn’t stop people from deciding on their soft fibers to look great around their home. One of the main concerns with wool is that it will absorb colors very well so woolen carpets are very prone to staining, but if you prefer style over functionality then there’s really no competition. If you’d like to have your woolen or any material carpet treated by a professional carpet cleaning service then don’t hesitate to do so as they can really keep your carpet looking its best all year round.

Clean Air Lawn Care is giving away a franchise

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Uncategorized | Tuesday 2 November 2010

Clean Air Lawn Care is giving away a franchise with Opportunity 2011
Opportunity 2010 was so successful that they are doing it again! Opportunity 2011 is a rare opportunity to start your own Clean Air Lawn Care business with tools provided for you to succeed. Opportunity 2011 is a contest designed to give a 2nd chance to someone that deserves it to win a Clean Air Lawn Care franchise. Why Opportunity 2011? Our country is emerging from challenging economic times. There are many hard-working Americans who are currently recovering from unexpected events. At the same time, we are undergoing a climate crisis and a need to re-examine our values as a nation toward living and working sustainably. Opportunity 2011 is designed to give a 2nd chance to someone who has the skills, passion and determination to be successful and do something positive for themselves and their environment, but who doesn’t have the means. Who is the Ideal Candidate? The ideal candidate will be business-savvy, environmentally minded, and passionate about improving his/her life and the environment in their community. AND This candidate would have had a financially challenging year in 2010 (complete financial screening will be performed after submission before choosing semi-finalists). How Will Candidates Be Chosen The candidates will be chosen based on an online submission process which will culminate with a public vote among 5 finalists. The winner will be notified on New Year’s Day (January 1st) 2011. What Will Winner of Opportunity 2011 Receive? The winner of Opportunity 2011 will receive a Clean Air Lawn Care franchise and start-up package worth $35k +. Submissions are being taken now at: http://www.cleanairlawncare.com/opp2011.html. If you know anyone that would be perfect for this opportunity, please spread the word!

Permanent Link to 1-800-Recycling.com and El Quintero Announce Partnership

1-800-Recycling.com Partners with GenGreen

Los Angeles (August 17, 2010) – It was announced today that 1-800-Recycling.com, an interactive nationwide company dedicated to simplifying and enhancing the consumer recycling experience, has partnered with GenGreenLife.com, a leading online resource for people looking to live a locally-focused, environmentally conscious lifestyle. The two organizations have agreed to pool their resources and exchange recycling location listings from their respective databases.

Via its mobile App, online resource and phone service, 1-800-Recycling provides information about recycling services and facilities to anyone, anywhere by zip code. Designed to make the recycling process easy and more accessible, 1-800-Recycling.com will now also be recommending GenGreen approved recyclers as responsible locations for the deposit of recycling materials.

GenGreen created and maintains the largest database of accredited green businesses and organizations in North America, with a growing group of almost 75,000 companies currently in their system, covering everything from farmers markets to solar panel companies.

Of the partnership, Charisse McAuliffe, Founder and CEO of GenGreen said, “We are very pleased to be working with 1-800-Recycling. At GenGreen, we recognize that we are not in this alone, creating partnerships with like-minded groups, such as 1-800-Recycing, we can do our part in helping spread their important message”.

“We are extremely proud to be partnering with a consumer friendly and passionately green resource such as GenGreen,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International, the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, and parent company of 1-800-Recycling.com. “1-800-Recycling shares a common mission with GenGreen – to provide users with information that helps them live a greener life. By pooling our expansive nationwide databases together, we will now be able to further increase our geographic resource footprint – helping more people in more places to recycle responsibly. We are extremely proud of this collaboration and what we will be able to accomplish together!”

1-800-Recycling.com provides users with nationwide outreach to help users find recycling locations nearest to them (every zip code in the country is covered) for whatever it is they wish to recycle.

For more information on recycling needs, visit www.electronicrecyclers.comhttp://1800recycling.comor www.urbanmining.org.

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1-800-Recycling.com provides users with nationwide outreach to help users find recycling locations nearest to them (every zip code in the country is covered) for whatever it is they wish to recycle. Through its iPod App, 1-800-Recycling.com website and 1-800-Recycling phone service, users are directed to responsible recyclers of electronics, tires, oil, paint, glass, plastic, wood, mattresses, carpet, junk – almost anything that can be recycled. Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e- waste, is the parent company of
1-800-Recycling.com.

GenGreen has assembled the largest database of environmental and healthy living businesses in North America. There are over 75,000 approved business members listed on GenGreenLife.com as of August 2010. GenGreen helps these businesses by guiding them in their green practices, and promoting their goods and services to the environmentally conscious consumer through their website GenGreenLife.com and their mobile applications “Find Green” found on both iPhone and Android platforms.
www.GenGreenLife.com

Busting the Green vs Clean Mentality

| Saturday 7 August 2010

So I have this dear friend who just won’t give up the bottled water habit. I have told her about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, about the fact that it takes 700 years for a plastic bottle to begin to decompose, and yet, when I was visiting with her recently, she and her family went through bottle after plastic bottle of water. Since I was a guest in her house, I felt it was not my place to question her or lecture her for the millionth time. I know she cares deeply about the planet’s future, so why the disconnect? We were sitting outside in the hot sun, and my friend mentioned she was thirsty. I asked her if she wanted some water and she said she did. I pulled out my reusable stainless steel water bottle filled with ice cold tap water and she looked at it and politely declined. Another friend pulled out a store bought bottled water and she immediately accepted that offer and rushed to quench her thirst. I’m pretty sure she thought my water bottle was not clean – not to mention what she thought of the tap water inside. I’m wondering how many people have not given up some of their most wasteful habits not because of the small inconveniences involved, but because they like things nice and new and clean. I know I had to suppress many of my obsessive compulsive tendencies when I began my journey to go green. So I’ve put together a Green vs. Clean list with some myth busters:
1) Bottled Water vs. Tap Water. Myth: Bottled water is better for you. Fact: Bottled water is less regulated than tap water, and in a 2008 study by the Environmental Working Group, 38 contaminants were found in 10 of the top brands of bottled water. Also, plastic bottles leach harmful chemicals into the water. Finally, if you like things clean, then why add to the huge amount of plastic that exists in our oceans and landfills? That stuff is not going anywhere, and eventually it will show up on your beach and in your backyard. That’s pretty gross.
2) The Disinfection Obsession. Myth: Green cleaning products aren’t as effective as antibacterials. Fact: Unless you are a surgeon requiring a sterile environment, good old soap and water or even home made concoctions like vinegar and baking soda are just as effective cleaning agents as antibacterials – sans the side effects of toxic chemicals, indoor air pollution, and water pollution. These don’t sound so very clean to me.
3) Use and Toss. Myth: Single use products are more hygienic than reusable ones. Actually, you can get a better clean from cloth towel than a paper towel, without the paper waste and mess. Cloth towels are more absorbent and stronger and therefore are more effective at getting the grime out of your kitchen. Use and wash is still better than use and toss, and if your mess is not a wet one, you can even reuse your cloth towel a few times before washing it, making it even more environmentally preferable to paper.
4) Kleenex vs. Handkerchief – I got nothin’ here – sorry, you won’t catch me blowing my nose over and over in the same hanky. Even I have my limits….but I am open to suggestions!
5) The Hippie Stigma. Myth: People who are passionate about the environment are tree-hugging hippies who don’t shave, wear deodorant, or shower regularly. Fact: while I may be known to let my razor stubble get a little visible on my legs in between shavings, I am a far cry from crunchy. Actually, prior to becoming informed about environmental issues, I was your typical over-consuming (Italian/Jewish) American Princess. Still pretty concerned about my looks and my style, but I have changed my waste producing habits to do my part in helping to preserve our earth’s natural beauty.
Do you have examples of Green vs. Clean myths that can help us eliminate the “yuck” factor as an excuse for not going green?
Blog written by Eco Plum, a GenGreen Certified Business