Did You Know FACTS:
Here is some interesting FACT reading. Have you ever thought about this, ever? Your skin - Did you know your skin "Sheds" it's self? Exactly how many skin cells actually fall off of you daily? annually? Get ready for some staggering numbers. Scientists estimate that the human body is made up of around 10 trillion cells in total. Your skin makes up about 16 percent of your body weight, which means you have roughly 1.6 trillion skin cells [source: BBC]. Of course, this estimate can vary tremendously according to a person's size. The important thing is that you have a lot of skin cells. Of those billions of skin cells, between 30,000 and 40,000 of them fall off every hour. Over a 24-hour period, you lose almost a million skin cells [source: Boston Globe]. That is crazy.
So the question is - "Where do these cells go"? The dust that collects on your tables, TV, windowsills and on those picture frames that are so hard to get clean is made mostly from dead human skin cells. In other words, your house is filled with former bits of yourself. In one year, you'll shed more than 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) of dead skin. Multiply that number by 4 family members= 32 lbs of dead skin? That is almost unbelievable. It gets even grosser: Your house is also filled with trillions of microscopic life forms called dust mites that eat your old dead skin. And what goes in, must come out, right? Dust mite waste is a huge allergen and respiratory pollutant especially for children and our elderly who have sensitive systems. Let us help.... Book our services today! Healthy Home Services.
Reality FACTS: "Busy People"
How often do we really deep clean our home or office? One, two, three times a year? Or, maybe not? The fact is we are simply just to busy with life to keep up with our everyday chores. Yes, we consider ourselves to be cleanly and do our routine weekly or bi weekly maintenance around our homes and offices. The reality is we are only removing what we can see on the surface. It is what you can't see that continues to build and become unhealthy. Vacuums are only good when we use them, yet only removing a small amount of the pollution. Dusting, it's just that, Dusting. We wipe off the dust we see that accumulates on the surface of counters, floors and our furniture. Dusting is effective when we actually do it. Scrubbing the tile/grout (kitchen or bath), well, we know. The answer is, "When we get to it". It's not your fault. We are just busy people. Healthy Home Services is very affordable for any budget. Twice a year will make a difference. Let us help.... keep your home and office healthy for you, your family and your employees.
Some Unhealthy FACTS:
Do you suffer from allergies? Sneezing, watering eyes, chronic cough, post nasal drainage, runny nose and many other illness related symptoms? Chances are these symptoms are simply related to many years of environmental pollutants and allergen build up within your living and work environment. FACT: The air quality inside your home and office is far more polluted than outside, up to 70 times more polluted. Pollutants and allergens from dust mite waste, pet dander, skin cells and plant pollens make their way indoors, but have no way of getting out. Have you ever turned a flashlight on inside you home in complete darkness? Next time you do, take a look at the beam of light. You can see small particulate floating about in the air. Call it what you want, it is the pollution and allergens we have been talking about that end up on our furniture, in our carpets and circulates throughout our air duct systems. They come to rest on just about every surface we come into contact with. Breathe a breath of fresh air. Healthy Home Services can help you live and breath healthier once again. Our surface sterilization treats many forms of bacteria, grime, mildew and molds that infest our textiles and hard surfaces. Many forms fabrics, tiles, stones, grouted surfaces harbor millions dangerous illness causing bacteria. With out proper and frequent sterilization, we continue to spread these germs throughout our homes and work places without even knowing. Let us clean it up a bit and make it a more healthy atmosphere for you, your family, employees and customers. Call Us today for a NO obligation estimate. We guarantee results and recommend our Fogging Disinfection Service.
Air Duct FACTS:
Just like your carpet, your air duct system is a gathering place for dust particles, animal dander, lint, pollutants and allergens that normally accumulate in a home. The facts are: The average 6-room house accumulates 40 pounds of dust every year. As all this grime and dirt collect in your humid air ducts, a chance of serious health issues could very well develop. This especially affecting those with respiratory elements such as allergies or asthma. It was stated by the EPA that on an average, air found indoors is 70 times more polluted than the air from outdoor air. Children are primarily effected more seriously. They inhale much more air, per unit, of their body weight, with every breath. Being closer to the floor where the contaminated concentrations are more serious, they are more likely to develop symptoms from pollution, allergens, mold and mildew spores that may be circulating when your turn your HVAC system on. Consider all this, and note the fact that 60 - 90% of most people spend their time indoors, and you will easily see the importance of Sterilizing your HVAC system twice a year using our Fogging Appication Service. This service will address any air born pollutants such as viruses, mold and mildew spores that may be contaminating your air system. Essential for Respiratory compromised immune systems and illnesses.
Some interesting FACTS about your Tile, Stone and Grout:
If you have tile and grout in your home you may wonder if bacteria accumulates in the grout lines or possibly on or in the tile themselves? Grout is porous which allows minute particles to lodge themselves into the surface pores providing a perfect feeding ground for all sorts of bacteria, fungi and viruses. If you have a natural stone floor, such as Travertine, it too has pores that will collect and store food for pathogen growth. According to the most recent research there is more bacteria on one square inch of a tile kitchen counter top than on one square inch on a toilet seat. Can you say Yuck!
How can you tell if bacteria has made its way into your tile and grout? Well, if you watched a Steam Shark infomercial they use an ultra violet light to demonstrate bacteria clusters on your floor. All they want to do is show you that their product will kill this bacteria because their system heats up to 212 degrees. It is common knowledge that bacteria will die at 140F degrees. We at Healthy home will apply a special cleaning solution that reacts with steam. Combined with our advance cleaning machine, high pressure, high heat and powerful vacuum, we will leave your tile and grout 99% dry and as clean as it was the day it was installed. Completely clean, germ and bacterial FREE. We guarantee it. Call Us (866) 960-9692
Children and Pet Vulnerability - Does this concern you? Then let us help.
Children and small pets are more susceptible to toxins then adults. Kids receive proportionately larger doses of environmental toxins than adults. Within 26 seconds after exposure to chemicals, they can be found in every organ in the body. Since World War II at least 75,000 new synthetic chemical compounds have been developed and released into the environment; fewer than half of these have been tested for their potential toxicity to humans, and still less have been assessed for their particular toxicity to children. Pound-for-pound, children breathe more air, drink more water, and eat more food than adults. Thus, they are more exposed to air, water pollution and pesticides. Children's bodies are more rapidly growing and developing, so chemicals that can harm development can also do maximum damage during this critical time. Children play on the floors, carpet and furniture where allergens and pollution rest, such as dust (dust mite feces, dead skin cells, animal dandar and heavier-than-air chemicals will settle. Then comes a child's natural behavior, putting everything into their mouth's. This is a crucial part of normal development. It is the way a baby learns about the world, right?. Help keep a clean and sterile environment for you and your family. We recommend our Fogging Application Sterilization service along with a good annual deep cleaning. Let HEALTHY HOME SERVICES help you and your family live and breathe healthy. Book your appointment today! Information provided by the Washington Toxics Coalition.
Fogging Sanitization and Disinfection Service Frequently Asked Questions:
Is chlorine dioxide (ClO2) some kind of bleach?
No. While chlorine dioxide has chlorine in its name, its chemistry is very different from the corrosive chemistry of chlorine bleach. The primary differences are that chlorine dioxide is less caustic, safer, and gentler than bleach and many other antiseptics and antimicrobials, plus it remains effective under organic load. Further, chlorine bleach produces harmful by-products to the environment, including trihalomethanes (THM) and haloacetic acids (HAAS). Our products break down to a simple salt, producing no harmful by-products.
I see that Fogging sterilization is used in schools and hospitals, but can this be used in my home and office?
Yes. Fogging is an excellent method to apply safe disinfectant products to homes, and pretty much everywhere you can imagine. Some of the best places to use the Fogging method is in musty basements, in bathrooms where mildew has accumulated (or on surfaces to protect against mold and mildew), Automobile interiors, Carpet, Furniture, Desks, Faucets, Floors, HVAC, Air Ducts and in the kitchen to keep food-contact surfaces clean.
What are the advantages of using sprayers and foggers to disperse approved Sanitizers / Disinfectant / Deodorizers?
The quickest way to disinfect a hospital room, an entire basement, or a school gym, Daycare (Large Areas) is by using a fogger or electrostatic sprayer that can create a fine mist to treat objects, walls, floors, and ceilings in a matter of just a few minutes. Electrostatic sprayers and foggers can dramatically cut the time to disinfect large areas. Our products are of the few disinfectants that can be dispersed in this manner because chlorine dioxide is non-corrosive to treated surfaces and objects.
What is the difference between a cleaner and a disinfectant?
Cleaners are not registered with the EPA and cannot make public health claims on their label such as killing germs or having any anti-microbial action.
What is a Hospital Disinfectant?
As part of the EPA registration process, disinfectant products are put through rigorous testing to prove their efficacy and measure toxicity. The EPA registers three types of disinfectants: Limited, General, and Hospital. All three disinfectants destroy or irreversibly inactivate certain microorganisms on hard, inanimate surfaces and objects. You can determine a “limited,” “general,” or “hospital” disinfectant by the microorganisms listed on the label.
Limited must be supported by efficacy testing against either Salmonella cholerasuis or Staphylococcus aureus. Limited disinfectants are found mostly in household use.
General must be supported by efficacy testing against both Salmonella cholerasuis and Staphylococcus aureus. General disinfectants are used in commercial areas.
Hospital must be supported by AOAC Use Dilution or AOAC Germicidal Spray efficacy testing against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella cholerasuis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa hides behind biofilm and is difficult to eliminate. Killing this bacterium is required for “Hospital Disinfectant”.
Also, as part of this evaluation process, products are assigned to a toxicity category: The categories range from category 1 (highly toxic) to category 4 (no exposure warnings required on the label). We choose products with an EPA category III, VI rating for all exposure routes with the exception of slight mild eye irritation.
What does “no rinse required on food contact surface” mean?
“No rinse required on food contact surfaces” is a safety rating given by NSF International (previously the National Sanitation Foundation). The NSF testing guidelines are a continuation of the USDA product approval and listing program, including the FDA 21. Our products are rated “no rise required on food contact surfaces” category D2, meaning we choose products that are approved for use in commercial or residential kitchens to control bacteria, viruses, and mold without the need to wash/rinse the area with water after the application process is complete.
Does Vital Oxide contain VOCs?
No. Our products of choice do not contain volatile organic compounds. Safe for respiratory compromised illnesses.