How Do You Celebrate World Toilet Day?

By | 2017-10-18T13:47:54+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Cell Phones, cholera, diarrhea, Disease, Health, hepatitis, mobile phones, Toilets, typhoid, World Toilet Day|

To many in the United States and other western countries, World Toilet Day seems like a set up for a joke and not a likely candidate for a holiday. Unfortunately, November 19th is not as trivial or humorous as it may seem. World Toilet Day strives to draw attention to various sanitation [...]

Clean to Thwart the Flu!

By | 2017-10-13T09:41:17+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: app, Cell Phones, Children, Cleaning for Health, Cleaning Tips, Community, Disease, Flu, Health, Illness, Influenza, Kids, Kids, Landlines, Laundry, Remote Controls, Telephones, Washing Machine|Tags: , , , |

The flu season spans the fall and winter, with the peak from the end of November until March. Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and can even lead to death. Experts [...]

Nine Filters You Should Clean Regularly

By | 2017-10-06T14:27:56+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Air Conditioner, Air Purifier, Air Quality, Appliances, Cleaning Tips, Clothes Dryer, Consumers, Dehumidifier, Efficiency, Fas Furnace, Filters, Health, HVAC, Microwave, Range Hood, Vacuum|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

1. Air Purifier: Many air purifiers have two filters – a pre-filter and a primary HEPA filter. Many pre-filters can be just wiped down and reused, but the main HEPA filter should be replaced every six to 12 months. An indicator light conveniently tells you when to replace the pre-filter, but it’s [...]

How to Vacuum Like a Pro to Save Time and Energy

By | 2017-10-04T16:58:49+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Here are some ways to save time and effort when vacuuming: Most people will tell you to dust first and vacuum last, so you can vacuum up all the dirt you've knocked down while dusting. But there are situations where vacuuming first is the best thing to do to save time and [...]

Castle Keepers Celebrates Extraordinary Service of House Cleaners

By | 2017-10-05T08:37:34+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Castle Keepers recently celebrated some extraordinary milestones achieved by our cleaning technicians. In a ceremony at the Charleston office, President and CEO Tom Stewart presented certificates honoring half a dozen team members for their service. Latolia Simmons and Monique Williams marked one year each as house cleaning technicians. Kariva Brown reached the eleven [...]

Laundry Pod Danger to Kids, Adults with Dementia

By | 2017-10-12T12:16:34+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Adults with Dementia, Children, Cleaning Safety, Community, Consumers, Health, Infographic, Kids, Laundry, senile, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In 2015, the non-profit Consumer Reports announced it was removing the colorful, single-use packets of laundry detergents from its list of recommended detergents, calling them, “Too dangerous to use.” Since then, in addition to accidents involving children, incidents involving adults with dementia have also been reported. In response, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), [...]

Air Travel: The Perfect Way to Spread Disease

By | 2017-10-09T10:03:33+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: Air Travel, Airlines, Boarding Model, Disease, Health, News, Wellness|Tags: , |

Air travel is the disease-spreading trifecta: You have forced proximity with a mixture of people from many different places for long hours. These factors combine so germs can hop from person-to-person and bounce from continent-to-continent. The SARS, Zika, and Ebola viruses have shown us that airlines have important responsibilities when outbreaks occur [...]

What cleaning chemicals does Castle Keepers use and are they safe?

By | 2017-08-24T15:49:26+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Green Cleaning, Health|Tags: , , |

We at Castle Keepers primarily use Clorox Green Works products or our cleaning chemicals. Most people hear “Clorox” immediately think of the overwhelming scent and dangerous cleaning power of bleach, but the Clorox company developed the Green Works line specifically as an answer to the consumer interest in more natural products. Made [...]

Modern Day Dust Bowl Threatens to Aggravate Your Asthma

By | 2017-08-14T12:35:00+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Health|Tags: |

What is the single largest source of dust pollution in the United States? I saw this question on www.howtogeek.com and asked a few friends what they thought. I got answers like concrete factories, coal fired plants, diesel and gasoline pollution, strip mines, and the Sahara Desert (source of many Cape Verde Hurricanes that threaten the East Coast in Summer). Although all are valid answers, the single largest [...]

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