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How Soap Is Made

Soap, our first line of defense against harmful germs, actually hasn’t changed much in thousands of years. What may surprise you, though, is that a lot of what we call “soap” today isn’t soap at all. The basic ingredients for soap are a fat or oil; water; and a basic,...

Valentine’s Day Stain Guide

Valentine’s Day is a day of wine, chocolate, romantic dinners – and the stains that go along with them. Here’s some advice on how to remove stains from clothes from the American Cleaning Institute. First, deal with stains as early as possible. The less time a spot has to soak in,...

Cleaning Surfaces

It’s hard to believe that, in our homes, we have up to 15 different hard surface types! From paint and wood, to glass, porcelain and tile, there are ways to clean each surface to keep them looking beautiful all year long. For best results when using any cleaning product, read...

Want to Avoid Colds and Flu? Read This.

Most germs are spread through the air through coughing, sneezing and even breathing. And, of course we know that germs can be transferred from person to person through contact (think handshakes, kisses, and hugs). And as the holidays approach, we’ll be doing a lot of hugging and kissing. Keep the...

What exactly are antibacterial disinfectants, anyway?

In a nutshell, antibacterial disinfectants help kill germs on the surfaces in our homes. They’re pretty easy to recognize because their labels say they disinfect, kill bacteria or sanitize. Their active ingredients and formulations go beyond simple cleaning. They kill or control the growth of microorganisms, including food borne bacteria...