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What Time of Year is Best to Clean my Air Ducts?

Ah, air ducts. They keep the air flowing through your home and delivery fresh air supply, heat, and keep the air quality at an acceptable level. We don’t often give our HVAC duct work a second thought – it’s out of sight, out of mind after all, but because it plays such an important role (who wants to go through …

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What to Know About Insurance When Renting in Louisiana

In Louisiana, we know what it’s like to experience heavy rains. When you’re a renter or a landlord, it is extremely important to consider investing in renter’s insurance – especially a flood policy – to keep you and your belongings protected.  But what is renters insurance, and why do tenants need it? Many renters believe that it is the landlord’s …

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Four Steps to Creating Your Hurricane Evacuation Plan

Hurricanes are common scares in the Louisiana area. Since Katrina, we’ve become accustomed to preparing for the worse when heavy storms come through, and we know that it’s better to plan for the worse hurricane and not need the extra precautions than be caught unprepared.  Hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rains, flooding, landslides, tornadoes, and much more. For children, hurricanes …

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New Home Cleaning Checklist

Moving into a new home is a fun and exciting time. New beginnings are a great way to start fresh and organizing  your new space can be a breeze compared to keeping it clean once you’re moved in and living in the home for a while!  Previous owners typically leave the home in decent condition, however, is the home clean …

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Do Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning? Watch for these Tell Tale Signs.

Air ducts aren’t the first thing on our minds when we think about cleaning our homes. But air ducts are the way that heat and air conditioning are pushed through every room and affects the overall air quality of the home.  While air ducts do not need to be cleaned every week, there are a few signs to look for …

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How to Prepare your Business for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us, and here in Louisiana, we have been on high alert. Although Hurricane Barry turned out to be largely a false alarm, the anticipations did back memories of Hurricane Katrina, and the devastation it caused in 2005. While Louisiana has since largely recovered from the damage inflicted by Katrina, it is important to look at what …

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How to Deep Clean Your Carpets – and When to Call in the Professionals

Regardless of how careful you are, eventually your carpet will succumb to spills, stains, dirt, and other nastiness.  Learn how to deep clean your carpets between professional carpet cleanings.  Steps to Take to Keep Your Carpets Clean When spills happen (and they will happen), blot them, do not scrub.  Scrubbing at a spill can cause the mess to embed itself …

How to Clean Your Home’s Air Ducts

 Knowing how to clean the air ducts in your home can help you reduce dust and allergens for everyone living in your home. Here are a few ways to clean your HVAC ducts yourself between professional cleanings to keep the dust at bay. DIY Tricks for HVAC Cleaning Chances are you don’t own a high powered vacuum truck with hoses …

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Best Carpets for Easy Cleaning

Keeping carpets clean is not an easy feat. A carpet’s purpose is to be walked on. Carpeting will quickly gather dirt and dust if walked on with or without shoes. When choosing the carpeting that is right for your home, there are several factors to consider that will keep your carpet cleaning to a minimum. What to Look for When …