Here’s How to Keep Ice Melt From Harming Floors and Carpet

           Covering many streets and walkways during the winter season is ice melt.  Just in case you are unsure of what ice melt is or how it works, here are the basics. The key ingredient in ice melt is salt, otherwise known as sodium chloride. However, it may also contain calcium chloride and magnesium chloride, which are also salt products. When it mixes with water, it becomes a liquid chemical solution.  This chemical solution now has the ability to [...]

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Colds, Flu, or Allergies: Which Is It?

Most parts of North America may be in for a pretty severe flu season this year, based on the latest reports in the New England Journal of Medicine* and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But here’s something we have to know.  Just because we have stuffy noses, sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes, coughs, and just don’t feel well, we may not have the flu. Maybe it’s an allergy or just a bad cold.  The symptoms are surprisingly similar. Check out [...]

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