The Great Debate: Paper Towels vs. Hand Dryers

It’s really all about germs, isn’t it? You’ve all heard the argument when it comes to drying your hands: should you use paper towels or the electric hand dryer? Which is more hygienic? Which is more environmentally responsible? Which is more efficient and economical? Or should you just let your hands air dry and forget … Continue reading “The Great Debate: Paper Towels vs. Hand Dryers”

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The Magic of H2O2 | Hydrogen Peroxide – Part 2

Last time out we wrote about hydrogen peroxide and, the more we researched the topic the more we found out about the almost miraculous benefits of this ubiquitous, natural and inexpensive compound. To quickly re-cap: Hydrogen Peroxide: H202. You probably already have it in your home, and more than likely you use it to treat … Continue reading “The Magic of H2O2 | Hydrogen Peroxide – Part 2”

The Magic of H2O2 | Hydrogen Peroxide – Part 1

Hydrogen Peroxide: H202. You probably already have it in your home, and more than likely you use it to treat minor cuts and scrapes. But you’d be surprised at how many uses this colourless liquid has. For household cleaning, health and hygiene, beauty, medical uses — even as rocket fuel! Hydrogen peroxide is readily available … Continue reading “The Magic of H2O2 | Hydrogen Peroxide – Part 1”

Best Holiday Houseplant

The Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla), takes its name from a small island in the Pacific Ocean between Australia and New Zealand. It’s notably effective in removing many common indoor air pollutants. Although the Norfolk Island Pine is a beautiful year-round indoor plant, this small conifer is often used as a Christmas tree. Be gentle … Continue reading “Best Holiday Houseplant”

Sick Building Syndrome

What is Sick Building Syndrome? Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) refers to the ill health that results from spending long periods of time in tightly sealed, poorly ventilated buildings. Starting in the 1970s, in an effort to become energy-efficient, new buildings were designed to be more airtight, resulting in decreased ventilation and increased exposure to indoor … Continue reading “Sick Building Syndrome”

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Best Houseplants to Purify the Air – 4

Philodendron is a large genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. The two most effective air-purifying Philodendrons are the Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron scandens `oxycardium’) and the Elephant Ear Philodendron (Philodendron domesticum). The Heartleaf Philodendron, often used in hanging baskets or trained to climb, is easy to grow and can tolerate a wide range of conditions. … Continue reading “Best Houseplants to Purify the Air – 4”

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Best Houseplants to Purify the Air – 2

Florist’s Chrysanthemum Florist’s Chrysanthemum, also known as Florist’s Daisy and Hardy Garden Mum (chrysanthemum moriflium), is a beautiful perennial plant that’s often found in homes and offices for its long-lasting and various coloured blooms. This houseplant needs a medium amount of water and flourishes in direct sunlight. Those lovely flowers not only brighten up a … Continue reading “Best Houseplants to Purify the Air – 2”

Clean slate, new look!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new Allcare Services website! After months of hard work, we’re delighted to officially announce the launch of our new and improved website. You can still find us at www.allcareservices.ca The goal of the revised website is to provide visitors with an easier and clearer way to learn about … Continue reading “Clean slate, new look!”