Laundry Pod Danger to Kids, Adults with Dementia

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), in conjunction with laundry packet manufacturers, is launching its…

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Air Travel: The Perfect Way to Spread Disease

Spread DiseaseAir 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 because their actions can have widespread consequences. In…

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What Cleaning Chemicals Does Castle Keepers Use and Are They Safe?

Clorox Green WorksWe at Castle Keepers House Cleaning 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 with biodegradable cleaning ingredients such as…

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Modern Day Dust Bowl Threatens to Aggravate Your Asthma

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 source, which people from California might know, is the 108 square…

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Cupcake Day at Castle Keepers!

Cupcake Day Castle Keepers House Cleaning got a pleasant surprise this week when a new customer, Allison Lubonski of Ladson, dropped by with a tray of cupcakes. It was Allison's way of saying "thank you" for a job well done. Like any maid service we don't always do perfect work, but we do try hard to strive for excellence. From the…

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