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Don’t get stuck in bed this Holiday Season

Don’t get stuck in bed this Holiday Season!

Tis the season for family gatherings, warm hearts and full bellies. It’s also the season for illness and long days in bed. Be Green Services knows all too well how important it is to get your carpets cleaned when the weather turns cold, not only for your health but for your carpets health as well.

We stay indoors more when it’s cold outside, this leads to more exposure to germs, allergens and pollutants. Also we tend to keep our windows and doors closed (for obvious reasons) with little to no fresh air being circulated in the home. This reduces the quality of indoor air which is an excellent opportunity for illness to spread. Not only can dirty carpets affect your own wellbeing but it also affects the wellbeing of your carpets, rugs and furniture.

      With snow and cold weather we tend to track in more dirt and moisture just by walking in the front door. It ends up on our carpets and rugs and even our furniture. More buildup of soiling!! If you wait until the spring to get your carpets cleaned there will be a buildup of soil that is harder to remove which in the end may cost you more. Soil acts like an abrasive and wears the fibers of your carpets, rugs and furniture down making them look tired and worn (it’s like sandpaper being rubbed into the fibers).

   So not only will having your carpets, rugs and furniture cleaned this winter affect the wellbeing of you and your loved ones health this winter but will also help prolong the life of your beautiful carpets, furniture and rugs. Make your Holiday gatherings healthier and more comfortable with an organic and natural carpet cleaning from us!

 

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By Kenneth Faherty
2017 Holiday Food Drive – Donations Accepted Until December 20th

Holiday Food Drive

Please join us this Holiday season to help feed the hungry in your neighborhood.

The wellbeing of the communities we serve has always been one of Be Green Service’s top priorities.That’s why this holiday season our service providers will be picking up food donations for our Holiday Food Drive from now until December 20th. All proceeds will be donated to a food bank in your area (see list of local food banks below).

The process is simple. Just fill up a bag of non perishable food items and our Providers will retrieve them during your next scheduled Carpet or House Cleaning appointment.

Below is a list of some example acceptable food items (alphabetical order):

  • Any kind of pasta
  • Any kind of sauces
  • Applesauce
  • Bags of rice or beans
  • Beef jerky
  • Boxed drinks and juices
  • Boxed Food (i.e mac & cheese, rice a roni)
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Fish items (i.e oysters, sardines, salmon)
  • Canned soups
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Cereal bars
  • Chef-Boy-R-Dee items
  • Condiments
  • Crackers
  • Dried fruits
  • Fruit cups
  • Fruit snacks
  • Gallon-size ziplock bags
  • Granola bars
  • Oatmeal
  • Packaged chips/pretzels/Goldfish
  • Packaged nuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Plastic spoons
  • Pop tarts
  • Power bars
  • Pudding
  • Ramen noodles
  • Ravioli/spaghetti-os
  • Tomato juice
  • Trail mix
  • Vienna sausages

Note: Please do not donate food items that have been already been opened. Although we love a nice home cooked meal, we also cannot accept any homemade items, keep in mind that all items must have an ingredient label.

All donations will be handed over to local food banks. For any other information regarding donations please visit your local food bank’s website listed below:

Roadrunner Food Bank
5840 Office Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 247-2052
Food Assistance (505) 349-5340
http://www.rrfb.org/

North Texas Food Bank,
4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road
Dallas, TX 75236-2028
(214) 330-1396
www.ntfb.org

Westwoods Community Church
7700 Woodard Drive
Lakewood, Colorado 80227
(303) 279-1616
http://www.westwoodscommunitychurch.org/

Houston Food Bank
Address: 535 Portwall St.,
Houston, TX 77029
(713) 223-3700
http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/

Three Square Food Bank
4190 N. Pecos Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 644-3663
(702 ) 365-6574
http://www.threesquare.org

Food Bank for the Heartland
10525 J Street
Omaha, NE 68127
(402) 331-1213
http://www.foodbankheartland.org

First Food Bank
2831 N. 31st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 242-FOOD (3663)
http://www.firstfoodbank.org/

Oregon Food Bank
7900 NE 33rd Dr,
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 282-0555
http://www.oregonfoodbank.org

Utah Food Bank
3150 South 900 West,
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
(801) 978-2452
https://www.utahfoodbank.org/

West Seattle Food Bank
3419 SW Morgan Street
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 932-9023
http://www.westseattlefoodbank.org/

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
3003 S Country Club Rd,
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 622-0525
http://www.communityfoodbank.org

Of course, we encourage you to donate regardless if you have a standing appointment with us. Please contact the food bank in your area to find out how to donate directly to them.

If you live near the Lakewood CO area you can also bring drop off any non-perishable items at our office headquarters:

Be Green Services
7895 Morrison Rd
Lakewood, CO 80227
303-424-5888
http://www.begreenservices.com

We wish you and your family well-being and full bellies for the Holidays!!

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Keep your carpets and furniture clean with these helpful tips.

Keep your carpets and furniture clean with these helpful tips.

Keeping your carpet and furniture looking its best is more than just a service to us at Be Green.  These tips will help maintain your carpet and upholstery between regular professional Be Green Services carpet cleanings.  By using these tips along with annual professional cleanings, you can help increase the longevity of your carpets and the health of your home. 

Spots and Spills

  • Food, grease & oil
    • Mix ½ cup water with 1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch
    • Mix until it is a milky thin consistency
    • Apply to the spot and scrub in gently
    • Allow to dry
    • Brush loose
    • Vacuum
  • Coffee, tea, soda, or anything which contains a dye
    • Sponge the spill/spot immediately (absorb with terry cloth)
    • Soak with club soda or a mixture of part white vinegar an part water
    • Lightly scrub the spot, applying more moisture from either solution until gone
    • Keeping the spill moist until the spot is gone.  This will keep the dye in the spill from setting into the carpet fibers.
  • Pet Stains
    • Spray on a solution part white vinegar and part water.  The vinegar will attract the acid from the pet stain preventing browning or yellowing of the carpet fiber.
    • Purchase and apply AIP.  Call and ask us about it1-855-578-6344

Carpet & Upholstery Care Maintenance Tips:

  • We recommend always raking your carpet before vacuuming.  Dirt has a sandpaper effect on your carpet.  By raking your carpet first, this loosens the dirt, allowing your vacuum to work more efficiently. Call us to purchase a rake directly from us!1-855-578-6344
  • To remove a dimple left by furniture in your carpet, place an ice cube in the dimple before bed.  The dimple will be removed overnight.
  • Once a month, brush the surface of your furniture to remove trapped dust, dirt, and silt.  Use a natural fiber brush to insure delicacy.

 

These are excellent ways to help keep your home environment thriving and healthy! After all a healthy home results in a healthier YOU!

Check out our blog regularly for more helpful tips and information on how to create a healthier and thriving home environment.

 

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By Kenneth Faherty
Dry clothes fast with a Dry towel

 

 

 

Dry your clothes fast with this dryer hack!

 

In a pinch for time and need your clothes dry now?

Grab a fluffy dry towel and throw it in with your wet clothes in the dryer. The dry towel will help draw out the moisture from your wet clothes accelerating the drying time and saving energy!

We recommend using a towel that matches the color of your clothes so you don’t have to worry about the towel changing the color of your clothes or your clothes changing the color of your towel.

This is most effective the first 15-20 minutes of drying time. After 15-20 minutes pull the towel out and start the dryer again and your load should be done drying in 15-20 minutes (times will vary depending on the load size.). This also helps reduce wrinkles in your clothes!

 

Ta da! You just got a little greener and a little smarter. Now go tell your friends and family how to dry clothes fast with a dry towel!

 

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By Kenneth Faherty
Himalayan Salt Lamps- Let the Good Vibes Glow!

Creating a relaxed and healthy home environment is one of our #1 priorities at Be Green Services. We are devoted to cleaning our customers homes and carpets with organic and natural products. We also educate our customers on how to create a healthy home. Himalayan salt lamps can play a vital role in creating a self thriving home environment. Not only do they offer a calming light, but there are also health benefits that himalayan salt lamps provide.

Some of the benefits are:

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By Kenneth Faherty
Clean your microwave The Be Green way with lemons and water!

Clean your microwave with lemons and water

Clean Your Microwave Using Only Lemons and Water:

Cleaning your microwave is awkward and requires a lot of elbow grease. The dried crusty food is difficult to remove. Cleaning your microwave the Be Green way is quick and cleans much better without using any chemicals! So grab a lemon, a microwave safe bowl and a dry towel.

  1. Cut the lemon in half
  2. Fill the bowl with 1/2 cup water
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and put the lemons in the bowl
  4. Place bowl in microwave and set to 3 minutes push start
  5. The lemon water will boil and create steam in the microwave.
  6. After 3 minutes carefully remove the bowl from microwave (it will be VERY HOT)
  7. The steam created will soften the dried crusty food.
  8. Take your towel and just wipe the stuck on food away.
  9. If any tough spots left dip your towel into the lemon water and clean it up with the lemon water!

This method is so quick and convenient you’ll wish you’ve learned this years ago!

Watch the video below to see how it’s done:

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By Kenneth Faherty
How To Keep Your Carpet Looking New Without Using Lots Of Water

Keep Your Carpet Looking New Without Using Lots Of Water

Keep Your Carpet Looking New Without Using Lots Of Water

We use very little water compared to regular carpet cleaning services. On average, we use about 3-5 gallons of water to clean an entire home. Which means, your carpets will not be saturated after a Be Green cleaning. It’s important not to let water absorb into the padding of your carpets because this creates a perfect environment for mold spores to develop. These spores will just keep on growing FOREVER. In addition to mold’s aggravating effects on allergies and asthma,

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Green Chef – $50 off Organic Meal Delivery

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Green Chef – Organic Meal Delivery right to Your Door!

Green Chef is a USDA-certified organic meal delivery service. We make it easy to cook healthy, well-balanced organic meals and feel good about where your food comes from.

Green Chef offers weekly deliveries with all the essentials for three nourishing dinners: organic, pre-measured ingredients and healthy, chef-crafted recipes. We take care of the research, planning, shopping, and a whole lot of prep (including complex sauces), so an incredible dinner is ready in about 30 minutes. Our menus cater to a range of dietary preferences, including paleo and vegan.

Sign Up Today and get $50 Off Your First Order!

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