Harmful Cleaning Products: How to Keep Your Kids and Pets Safe

Detergents, window cleaners, furniture polish, disinfectants, floor cleaners, bleach – you’ve probably got a variety of jugs and spray bottles in your cleaning arsenal. And if you think about it, all those harmful cleaning products practically turn your broom closet into somewhat of a chemical lab. But remember those safety precautions you learned in high … Continue reading “Harmful Cleaning Products: How to Keep Your Kids and Pets Safe”

Keep a lid on it: Why you need to pay attention to roof maintenance

Sometimes it feels like there’s an endless to-do list when maintaining a building or a house. Some of the upkeep can be put off until later. But roof maintenance is one of the tasks that needs to be top priority — especially with our Canadian climate. Heavy snowfalls, spring thaws and rain, scorching summer heat … Continue reading “Keep a lid on it: Why you need to pay attention to roof maintenance”

Hey, kids, let’s science! The Magic of Microfiber

Microfiber packs a big punch Fun fact: the average person spends about 20 hours per month on household cleaning. But there are tools to make the job easier and science has given us so many labour-saving inventions, it’s easy to take them for granted. (Just think about how laundry used to be done!) Microfiber cloths … Continue reading “Hey, kids, let’s science! The Magic of Microfiber”

Top 5 Germ-Laden Things You Touch Every Day

We all get up every day and go about our business. We have things to do, places to go and people to see. Most of us do all of this without thinking too much about the germ-laden things we come into contact with – until we encounter a gritty park bench or a greasy handrail … Continue reading “Top 5 Germ-Laden Things You Touch Every Day”

Top 5 Green Living Tweaks for 2019

Living a healthier, greener life can be easier than you think. And if we all make small adjustments, the benefit to our environment can be huge. As the calendar ticks over to a new year, for many of us, it’s resolution time – a chance to take stock and clear the decks or face new … Continue reading “Top 5 Green Living Tweaks for 2019”

Joy to the World

Whether you’ll have a house full of friends and family, or a quiet, reflective respite — from all of us at Allcare, we wish you all the best of this joyous season.

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Don’t be S.A.D.: How to beat the Winter Blues with some simple hacks

Yes, the Winter Blues are an actual thing It used to be called simply the “winter blues” but in 1984 mental health researchers first described Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and made the link between reduced sunlight exposure and mood disruptions. If you find you’re feeling depressed starting in late fall and throughout the winter, you … Continue reading “Don’t be S.A.D.: How to beat the Winter Blues with some simple hacks”

Happy Thanksgiving

As the weather gets chillier and the harvest comes in, we start to reflect on all the things that fill us with gratitude. And that’s where you come in. So… thank you! It’s our pleasure to help you keep your spaces in tip top shape and your people healthy. From your friends at Allcare, we wish you … Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving”

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O Tannenbaum

Nothing says the holidays quite like a decorated fir tree. People have been doing it for thousands of years to celebrate winter festivals, Pagans, Christians, even the Romans used fir trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia. Because the winter solstice is the darkest time of the year, Dec. 21-22, people used … Continue reading “O Tannenbaum”

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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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