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!”

Best Houseplants to Purify the Air

Indoor air pollution didn’t become a significant health issue until the late 1980s. Due to the energy shortages of the 1970s, people began to insulate their homes and offices to conserve energy and lower their heating and cooling costs, and new building construction techniques became especially energy-efficient. Prior to that, buildings tended to be drafty … Continue reading “Best Houseplants to Purify the Air”

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Green Doesn’t Always Mean Sustainable

When talking about cleaning, some people use the terms “green” and “sustainable” as though they mean the same thing. And while something can be green and sustainable, it’s not always the case. First of all, not everyone agrees on the definitions of these terms. When we talk about green cleaning, we mean the use of … Continue reading “Green Doesn’t Always Mean Sustainable”

Green Cleaning using RMC’s Enviro Chem Products

Rochester Midland Corporation’s Enviro Chem Green Cleaning Products Make Green Cleaning Effective Allcare Maintenance Services uses sustainable, green cleaning products from Rochester Midland Corporation to help improve the health and safety of workplaces, and reduce its environmental impact. RMC’s Enviro Chem cleaning products cover a vast array of uses, which not only comply with green … Continue reading “Green Cleaning using RMC’s Enviro Chem Products”