Observance of personal hygiene and maintaining cleanliness in your home are especially important to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your family. Weekly cleaning and washing the floor, washing towels, wiping tables are the necessary measures to preserve cleanliness and a healthy microclimate in the apartment.
Do you know that smart phones and tablets are one of the dirtiest things in the house? We constantly use them when touching them with mostly dirty hands, and because of this, they accumulate a huge number of microbes and bacteria. To clean and disinfect these gadgets, we recommend using a normal alcohol, slightly diluted with water. Just lightly soak the cloth with water squeeze, then moisten it with alcohol and wipe the surface of the object. Wipe with a damp cloth, then dry and allow drying.
Make a rule at home, when you come in the apartment, take off your shoes and immediately go to the bath to wash your hand and face, and only then you can contact the family. Do not forget 2 times a week to clean the whole apartment. Make sure to wash the floors, and carefully vacuum the carpet. Check and, if necessary, change the air filters in the air conditioner. Ventilate the room at least 3 times a day. Observance of these simple rules will help reduce your chances of getting sick and infecting your loved ones.
HOW TO COPE WITH DUST IF YOU SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES?
For a person with allergies, it is vital to observe precautions and avoid contact with the allergen. Clouds of dust surround us all the time and everywhere, so it is extremely important, at least in the house, especially in the bedroom, to get rid of them as much as possible. Most of the time, being in the house, a man spends in bed and in the presence of dust, mites and other irritants cough, and stuffy nose are provided. Upholstered furniture in the apartment, especially the bed in the bedroom, is a paradise for the accumulation of particles of dirt and wool of domestic animals. Ticks, living in furniture, thrive and breed, use us as a source of heat and food, eat scales of dead skin. And believe in your bedroom the same thing
To get rid of dust, allergens and harmful insects, we recommend that you periodically perform the following set of procedures:
- Washing and sanitizing
Stretch bed linens, cushions from sofa cushions at a temperature of 90 degrees, this will get rid of ticks, use products made of anti-allergenic materials.
- Cleaning or replacing the mattress
Carefully vacuum the surface of the mattress. Be sure to use a clean vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. During the cleaning process, tap it several times to remove the deep dust. Regardless of the external coating
we recommend using a removable mattress pad made of anti-allergenic tissue. If you are planning to purchase a new mattress and are serious about minimizing the level of various irritants in upholstered furniture, unwanted living creatures in bed, we recommend buying latex or foam mattresses. These are the best materials, because they can not live in ticks, and they almost do not absorb dust. In case of physiological problems, when a special mattress is required, we recommend using 2 one orthopedic in the case from below, a second latex or foam rubber top for greater safety, it is also better to use with a removable cover.
HOW TO CLEAN WALLPAPERS?
As a rule, modern wallpaper is amenable to washing. But before you wet them, you should look at the label from the wallpaper package, if it is preserved, and make sure that the manufacturer allows them to be washed. If this is not possible, you can gently in an inconspicuous place to wet a small section of wallpaper and see how the pattern will behave. If neither the color nor the pattern has changed, you can safely use the wet method to remove stains.
HOW TO START REMOVING STAINS FROM THE WALLPAPER IN THE APARTMENT?
Before proceeding to wet cleaning, the wallpaper must be vacuumed using a soft brush-nozzle. Vacuuming must be done all the way from the ceiling to the floor.
Washable wallpaper may be slightly dampened with soapy water, using a sponge. Circle with the movements of the site with a stain, and after the procedure remove the moisture residues with a dry terry or cotton ceiling.
If the first time the stain was not removed, repeat the procedure only after the wallpaper dries completely.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE THE WALLPAPER CANNOT BE WASHED?
Some of the wallpaper manufacturer allows you to brush with a universal cleaning agent; the technique of treating the stain is similar to the previous method.
For wallpaper that can not be soaked, special tools are sold that can be rubbed into paper. In this case it is important to follow the instructions on the package and pre-check the action of the tool on an inconspicuous place of the wallpaper. If the color and pattern are preserved, you can proceed with the complex cleaning of the apartment with the removal of contaminants on the wallpaper.
However, the beauty of the decoration of a house or apartment, not least depends on what carpet is on the floor. It is well known that the carpet increased comfort in the room, but with improper care can become dangerous for health accumulation of various microorganisms, allergens and unpleasant odors.
WHY CARPET CLEANING IS SO IMPORTANT?
Any floor covering, whether carpet or linoleum, requires careful and regular cleaning, and it affects the quality of life and appearance of the product. That's why carpet cleaning should be entrusted to professionals. With self-cleaning, you risk ruining your carpet by applying inappropriate cleaning methods. Of course, you can carry out the usual regular vacuum cleaning yourself, but at least 1-2 times a year during the general cleaning of the apartment, contact experts for cleaning services. Such prevention will keep your carpets spotlessly clean and with pristine appearance, will prolong their life and, consequently, will save your money.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO FOR PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANING SERVICES?
When choosing expert cleaning procedures, the specialists strictly follow the cleaning technology. Dry cleaning of the carpet is carried out according to a certain scheme and includes several types. Depending on the type of coating base, the choice of the cleaning method will depend.
By providing cleaning services at home experts use the latest equipment and modern technologies for dry floor cleaning that will help you get rid of the most common problems:
- Removing dirty tracks in areas most used for passage, such as corridors, doorways, around seats and workplaces, in the bedside area.
- Getting rid of stains left by tea, coffee, and wine.
- Removal of small free-flowing contaminants such as sand, mud, dust, sugar, granulated coffee, cereals.
- Guaranteed result and safe cleaning.
Professional dry cleaning ensures complete cleaning of the carpet from dust, accumulated blockages in the form of sand, dirt, etc. If some areas are stale or have such stains as marks from wine, ink, from grease, then special treatment with stain removers and with the use of extruder machines will help to remove stains.
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To ensure that the dry cleaning of the carpet does not cause an allergic reaction, cleaning experts use modern, exceptionally safe detergents and cleaners. The type of cleaning is chosen taking into account the type of flooring that is under the carpet, so that there is no wetting and deformation of the coating. The use of dry or wet dry cleaning gives an excellent result.
Universally loved, and, (especially at this time of year) drunk merrily and in excess, wine is the answer to much if not all our prayers, on a regular basis.
The wine industry also happens to be home to some major female leaders, and it's become apparent, that the barriers to entry women face in almost every other industry don't apply here, as long as you've the work ethic and brains behind your operation.
"This is a people's business," says Delia Vader, CEO of Viader Wines, who's vehement about the gender neutrality of the wine industry, and hopeful for it's future, (even with the hefty factors of global warming, and recent wildfires, contending with the grape-producing vines).
Naturally, we were all too excited to sit down with five leaders in the industry working throughout the globe, that are innovating and shaping the future vintages from California to Italy and beyond. Below are five such women, ranging from vineyard to store owners, and one woman who's completely shifting the way we think about wine consumption.
Francesca Planeta, Wine Director, Planeta Wines
Francesca Planeta has been a rising star on the Sicilian wine scene for the last few years. Planeta is devoted not only to promoting her own vineyard, but promoting all the wines of Italy's largest island, which is most famous for the wonderful, Nero D'Avola.
Sicily's wine scene veritably boomed around Planeta as she was growing up. So when she finally began working on the Planeta Wines vineyard in her early twenties, she quickly learned the nuances of the land and the grapes she would ultimately come to produce. “I had begun to help out at the winery, using a graphics studio to create the logo and the first labels, and then I returned to Sicily, during the time of that first harvest. (This) was the moment when I decided that I would take on the challenge of working with the business that bore our family name."
Given that the business was family owned, Planeta did not encounter any barriers to entry because of her gender, but instead made sure that women are integral to the process on the vineyard. “Women have a fundamental role in our business," says the winemaker. “They are entrusted with many responsible positions; from wine making to directing exports and from the hotels to the entire marketing and communications office."
A worrying factor for both Planeta and the women at the vineyard however is global warming, something which has plagued wineries across the globe in recent years. Given that the taste and production of wine depends heavily on its “terroir" (or, surroundings), changes in environment are immediately a factor for anyone in the industry to consider when its coming to harvest season. “It generally seems to us that global warming presents not only a problem of warming in itself," she comments. “But in extremes of weather phenomena, with heavier rainfall – when it occurs, and rather longer periods of drought. (However), living and working in the centre of the Mediterranean gives us better conditions and the last twenty years have shown greater climatic stability."
Selling upwards of 2.3M bottles of wine a year, her chief markets (apart from Italy), are the United States, Germany, England, and Russia, followed by Canada, Switzerland and Japan. And she recommends that for the chillier months, if you're drinking a Sicilian wine, to go for Merlot, Syrah, or Burdese.
Delia Viader, CEO, Viader Wines
Argentinian-born Delia Viader was in the midst of an M.I.T degree, with three children at home, when an opportunity arose to purchase a vineyard in Napa Valley. “The timing was perfect for relocating my very young family," she says, who quickly got to grips with their new surroundings as their mother began constructing a powerhouse wine team to launch Viader Wines.
It hasn't always been easy for Viader and her team however. Before the financial crash of 2008, Viader was sold in every state throughout the U.S, and exported to 24 countries abroad. Since the crash, and an arsonist fire at a warehouse of theirs containing the entire 2003 vintage, they've changed their business model drastically. Now, they sell 90 percent of their collections direct-to-consumer, with the remaining 10 percent sent abroad or to the bigger markets of New York, California and Texas.
She has also become naturally concerned by the Californian wildfires of late, and their threat to both the vines, and the warehouses where the barrels are kept. “The biggest impact on our vineyard has been the change of weather pattern we have been experiencing for the past 35 years that we can speak of," says the CEO. “We are learning a lot about how resilient affected vines can be, and how wine made from those grapes needs to be processed to perhaps reshape stylistic performance of the resulting wine. The winegrowers as an industry will be learning a lot from this."
Learning and innovating are at the core of Viader's vineyards, where her son, Alan is championing new ways to irrigate their 92-acres of land, and fine tuning an understanding of “the exact optimal time to harvest at each vines' peak ripeness." And while she may be the CEO, she heavily depends on him for his expertise and blending capabilities. “I am the owner and CEO but I call myself the wine mother because I am the mother of the vines (I had them planted myself, my way); the mother of the wine (I 'created' our Cabernet-based wine to be highly influenced by the terroir with a high dose of Cab franc and remain, highly influential at the final assemblage-blend); and I am the mother of the winemaker, my son Alan Viader."
What is Viader most likely to be drinking at this moment? “I am very susceptible to a vibrant Pinot Noir from Burgundy most times," she says. “But my choice really depends on two variables: the food I am going to have and the company, the people I am going to share that bottle of wine with. I love harmony in the wine, the food pairing and the conviviality that springs from sharing a great wine."
Julia Jackson, Propietor, Jackson Family Wines
As one of the largest family-run wine groups in the U.S, The Jackson Family has garnered quite a name for itself. Leading the way within the group is Julia Jackson, daughter of mother Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson who built the group up from the ground, which is now worth an estimated $2.3 billion.
Today, their portfolio boasts wines from 52 wineries throughout the world, and integral to that is building relationships from within and amalgamating abroad. For Jackson, that means working in almost every facet of the business in order to cover all the projects she wishes to pursue. “I wear a few hats in my family business," she comments. “I'm spearheading my first acquisition project in another country, (and) I work with our international sales team to be one of the faces for Jackson Family Wines." On top of this, she's also involved with the group's environmental and philanthropic efforts, which, given the wildfire situation in California, will be work much needed in the years to come. “All my philanthropic efforts are focused around our environment and I created a charitable program that gives grants to women within the eco-space through our Santa Maria based winery Cambria."
Jackson's favorite wine at this time of the year? Gran Moraine from Willamette Valley Oregon.
Hortense Bernard, General Manager, Millesima Wines
Hortense Bernard was working with global industry leaders Moet Hennessy Diageo in Paris as a brand manager before she made her big move to the U.S. Now, she stands as one of the youngest female General Managers in the world of a large international firm, atop the Millesima USA group.
Millesima, a leading retailer in Europe, who branched into he U.S in 2006, owns upwards of 2.5M bottles of fine wine that are housed in the company's cellars in Bordeaux, France, (which is also the largest AOC vineyard in the country).
Bernard, who had her first glass of wine at eight years old, works primarily with direct-to-consumer retail and educating the U.S market about Bordeaux wines from their shop on the Upper East Side here in New York. "My goal is to educate as much as I can," she says. "In store, we speak about Bordeaux, and try to explain (because Bordeaux wine can be really complex), the wine."
"When I arrived here, I didn't know anything about American consumption," she laughs. "So it took me quite a bit to learn about it and understand how Americans see wines, and what they mean when the ask for a Chardonnay."
On top of chatting with customers, Bernard plays host to a lot of cultural events throughout the city, accompanying her wines whenever there might be a chance to express the history and significance of the wine for both France, and the industry at large.
So naturally, when asked what she'll be drinking on the celebratory occasions of December, it will be a big full-bodied Bordeaux " because that always takes me back (home)."
Marian Leitner, Founder, Archer Roose
Once it dawned on Marian Leitner that Millennials were drinking more wine than beer, she saw an opportunity to modernise the way we purchase, consume and enjoy wine.
"In the U.S, you actually pay more for the shipping and the packaging than you do for the wine itself," says Leitner. "So I started to ask why and learn more about the alternative packaging market."
Branching away from bottles, Leitner looked to packaging wine in every way beer is packaged - from cans and kegs, and then also, in boxes.
"You have to separate consumers into two buckets - the super high-end collectors, who make up less than 1 percent of the population, and then you have people who are drinking, "value" wines. And then the rest of America are basically beer drinkers."
Upon the realization that Millennial wine drinkers are more than beer drinkers, she also came to understand that they're also very brand-loyal. Brands that represent qualities and values they share, are the ones they're consuming the most. "So we decided to leverage the alternative packaging movement (which is keg, can and box), to cut through all the noise of the bottles in the wine store, and really connect with consumers." In doing so, she launched the company, Archer Roose Wines.
This move means, that apart from the ultra-hip way the wine is presented, you're also economizing. One box of Archer Roose wine contains the equivalent of 4 regular bottles. And inevitably, the kegs contain a huge volume.
Wine kegger, anyone?