Mike Wallace – A Journalism Giant

I greatly admired Mike Wallace. Not simply for his prowess and enormous skills as interviewer and reporter or for his decades of great contributions to “60 Minutes,” but for his personal integrity and tenacity. Here was a man unafraid to reinvent and better himself after some early setbacks; he gave up the easy cash of game shows and commercials to dedicate his career to, as he once put it, “real journalism — if they’d have me.” Wallace worked hard, and he more than made good.  Read more…

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Banish dust from your upholstery

Our home is our sanctuary, a place in which we are truly comfortable and feel safe. This sense of security has been around since the early humans started dwelling in caves. However are we really as safe as we believe we are? We might be safe from the elements and possibly other factors which are life threatening however there are tiny, microscopic animate and inanimate elements in our home which could affect our health.

Dust is a major problem in every city. The constant construction activity, tunneling, moving vehicular traffic and other day to day activities can kick up a lot of dust and not to mention pollution. All this dust particles somehow seem to find its way in to our home and they cloud our sanctuary. They move around in the air undetected and form a layer on everything. It would be difficult for even a clean freak to get rid of them all. A good canister vacuum will clean 99% of the dust hiding there. The best canister vacuum of 2012 should do the job well.

Especially to get rid of it from your upholstery, rug and carpets.
All the upholstery, rugs and carpets in our home really add to the beauty however they also add to the volume of dust in your home. Dust and other particulate matter get stuck in the fabric and are very hard to remove. If you have a pet in your home which is the case in most homes these days, it can be a nightmare to get rid of fur from the upholstery. It is definitely not a DIY job; you will need to give a call to the dust busters. The dust busters are generally a reliable professional carpet/upholstery/rug cleaning service.

Most of these cleaning services are accredited and possess certifications. They are true professionals and have the required skills and tools to banish dust from your home. There are several methods which they use to get the job done. It is up to you to choose which method you would like to opt for. You can choose between dry cleaning, hot water extraction and moisture cleaning.

The dry cleaning method uses dry foam or dry chemicals to eliminate dust. The foam or chemicals are applied to the carpet. The foam and chemicals seep in and brings the dust to the surface of the carpet or rug. A vacuum is then used to remove the foam or chemical along with the dust.

In the hot water extraction method the rug or carpet is taken outside and placed in the cleaning company truck. A high pressure jet water spray mixed with detergent is used to seep in to the rug or carpet. It is then placed in a holding tank where they water and dust is vacuumed and removed from the carpet.

Irrespective of which method you choose it is understood that cleaning your carpet, rug or upholstery is important. The dust particles can lead to allergies and other health issues. A professional cleaning service will take care of all your cleaning needs and make sure your home is dust proof.

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How to keep the plumbing clean

The plumbing in your home can be compared to the veins and arteries in the human body. It helps keep your body functioning while the plumbing ensures your home is hassle free. We seldom see to realize the importance of plumbing maintenance until it is too late. A clogged drain and overflowing toilet or sink can bring your daily life to a grinding halt. It can also ruin all the expensive rugs, carpets and flooring in your home. I will spare you a nightmare by not touching on the subject of the visual and olfactory torture which the mess can cause. Read more…

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