As a leader in disaster recovery, we know first-hand that a disaster can strike at any time. And when it does, every second count. That’s why we are helping our communities learn to be prepared before an emergency strike. We're in, are you? How to Prepare for Storm-Related Disasters Here are some tools we have gathered to make it easier than ever to take action and prepare! Flooding is the most common … [Read more...]
Storm Related Disasters: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare
Flu Season Is Here – What Can You Do to Maintain a Healthy Home?
While getting the annual flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent getting sick with the flu, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure your home or office is as clean and healthy of an environment as possible. The following are some ways you can do your part to help slow the spread of germs this season. Keep Your Air Ducts Clean The windows in your home remain closed more during the flu season (and … [Read more...]
Start 2017 Clean with Five Resolutions for your Home
Ringing in the New Year is always an exciting time, and many of us mark the occasion by making new resolutions. We vow to lose weight, save money or spend more time with family and friends. But what goals do we set for our homes? Your best year starts here with five resolutions that will make your home a more beautiful, efficient, clean, and green place in the coming year. Streamline the stuff. Clearing your … [Read more...]
How is Air Duct Cleaning Done?
Have you ever wondered how our professionals clean the air ducts in your home or office to remove dust, debris, and other contaminants? At Blackmon Mooring, we clean both the supply ducts (where the air comes out) and the return ducts (where the air goes in) to ensure a thorough clean. Steps to Clean Air Ducts Step 1: A pre-inspection is performed to review the systems level of contamination to design the most … [Read more...]
Why is Air Duct Cleaning Important?
My husband and I bought a fixer-upper a little over two years ago...and to my dismay, the process wasn't as glamorous as the TV shows make it look. It needed a pretty extensive facelift, including removing the popcorn from the ceilings, painting every room (and baseboard) and refinishing the hardwood floors. That was also around the time that I started learning more about air duct cleaning, and decided to hire our … [Read more...]
Preparing Your Home for Holiday Festivities
Getting your home ready to host guests for holiday gatherings can be stressful, especially if maintaining a tidy, clutter-free home isn’t exactly your forte. One of the most important things you can do to ensure the process of preparing your home is as stress-free as possible is to give yourself adequate time to complete everything on your to-do list. If that list starts getting too daunting, consider breaking … [Read more...]
HISTORY OF CARPETING
Have you ever wondered who invented the carpet? Bet you've never thought about it until now! Here is a historical timeline of how the modern carpet made it into your home or office. A carpet is a textile floor covering typically consisting of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing. The pile was traditionally made from wool, but, since the 20th century, synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester … [Read more...]
BMS Managing Mondays
Mondays are rough, right? But Mondays during the holidays are a whole new level of stress. On top of your normal hectic life, you have parties, special meals, decorations and that darn elf to remember. That’s why this year we are dedicating Mondays to staying organized and maintaining a stress-free zone (ok, that’s probably a little ambitious, let’s just call it controlled chaos). So here’s to Mondays! Monday, … [Read more...]
BMS Weekend Wrap-Up
It’s Sunday-Funday! Sundays are a no holds bar day of trivia, stories, and general shenanigans. Your week is tough and you have a lot to do, but you need a break. So kick back, relax and enjoy some brain candy today. Sunday, November 6 'Tis the season of the dreaded holiday picture. You know the one where you daughter sticks out her tongue, your son is picking his nose and your husband’s eyes are perpetually … [Read more...]
BMS Spruce Up Saturdays
The holidays are a time for welcoming friends and family into your home. It is natural to want perfection, but we all know that is unattainable. So we are dedicating Saturdays to sprucing up your digs while managing your time. After all, you can't truly embrace the magic of the holiday season if you don't have time to sit back, relax and enjoy. Saturday, November 5 Halloween is over, next it will be … [Read more...]
BMS Festive Fridays
Singing your favorite holiday tunes, decorating the house, cooking special meals and treats, this season is full traditions. Think back to your childhood, what traditions do you remember fondly? Pick a few special activities to do as a family and try to incorporate them in this year. They don’t have to be big or extravagant, time together is the key. Friday, November 4 Halloween is over now so we are really in the … [Read more...]
BMS Thoughtful Thursdays
November and December are filled with various holidays that encourage giving and graciousness. That’s why we are dedicating this season’s Thursdays to thoughtfulness. From donations and acts of kindness to simple actions that brighten someone’s day, join us in giving a little something back this season. Thursday, November 3 Giving back isn’t just for adults, get the kiddos involved. Children tend to be very … [Read more...]