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Posts from the ‘Residential’ Category

  • April 3rd, 2019

    The Great Floods of 2019

    Tweet The expression “a wet winter” doesn’t begin to describe what 2019 has been like for many businesses and homeowners across the country, which have experienced storms so severe they immobilized cities, turned towns into islands, and shut down freeways. At the end of February, for example, northern California faced a flood of Biblical proportions. [...]

  • March 27th, 2019

    Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk — Get Your Clean Up On!

    Tweet Some phrases sound as if frustrated parents invented them (and since many of us here at Impact Absorbents are parents ourselves, we get it!). For instance: “Don’t cry over spilled milk.” It conjures a dedicated stay-at-home dad serving his toddler a bowl of some nutrient-rich cereal and wholesome milk, and the child, looking disdainfully [...]

  • June 27th, 2018

    Smart Summer Home Maintenance

    Tweet Everything about our lives is smart these days. Smartphones. Smart cars. Smart health (think fitness trackers, life alerts…). And yes, our homes are smart too, with coffee makers that turn on without our intervention, allowing an extra snooze; lights that come on when you enter a room, refrigerators that create dinner recipes based on [...]

  • March 22nd, 2017

    House Sale Spruce Up

    Tweet Thinking about putting your home on the market this spring? If so, you’ll want to put its “best face forward” to attract potential buyers. And that probably means a paint job. In your enthusiasm, however, you overestimated how much paint you’d need. Now that the house has a beautiful new coat of paint (making [...]

  • May 6th, 2015

    Puppy Love? Yes, but not the mess!

    Tweet Spring is a wonderful time to welcome a new puppy into the family. Dogs are so cuddly and cute at six or eight weeks of age — just like human infants. And, just like human babies, dogs don’t tend to enter life potty trained. Which means those early weeks — ah, early year — [...]

  • April 15th, 2015

    Paint it, paint it fresh

    Tweet The Rolling Stones may have sung about painting it black, but if you’re in the mood to spruce up your home for spring, odds are you’re going to want to paint it a more welcoming color. Maybe an inviting cream (no, not the old Eric Clapton band). Or a warm yellow. Perhaps a cool [...]

  • October 22nd, 2014

    Trick or Treat? Keep it Sweet

    Tweet Halloween is on the horizon, and children everywhere are looking forward to days of making classroom decorations and a night of going door to door dressed as ghouls and action figures, demanding candy or consequences. (Well, perhaps that’s a trifle dramatic, though only in the spirit, or spirits, of the occasion…). However, there’s nothing [...]

  • May 23rd, 2014

    Stop! Grease Police!

    Tweet You call the police when a crime’s been committed, and while a spill mishap isn’t exactly a police emergency, the way most businesses handle spill clean up is a crime: employees crawling around with ineffective paper towels, trying to mop up grease or catch it in drip pans. What a mess! Sound the sirens! [...]

  • March 28th, 2014

    Selling Your Home? Make It Shine!

    Tweet Cleaning. Few of us like to do it, yet we seem more willing to spiff up our house for others than for ourselves. Housekeeper due to arrive? Quick, toss those dirty clothes in the hamper. In-laws invited for dinner? Polish the silver and run the vacuum! Selling your home? Pull out all the stops. [...]

  • March 28th, 2014

    Don’t Be “Star”struck! Becoming Disaster-Ready

    Tweet Disaster literally means, “against the stars,” yet being disaster-ready is a down-to-earth practice. Here are the crucial steps to take so you’re prepared for any eventuality, both at work and at home: Have a plan in place. This sounds so basic people often fail to do it, rationalizing that there’s always tomorrow. But if [...]