Dog Pet Beds…I did not know they could be rebuilt.

Yesterday a customer called that had purchased a crib size allergy
mattress encasing a few weeks back. She said she got it for her dog’s pet bed and
she wanted us to know it has made such a huge difference in the way her dog
looks and feels. She was so happy because her dog is better. Since I am a
curious person I had to ask how she came up with the idea.

She originally was looking for something to just cover her dog’s bed so she could add some more stuffing to it. The dog bed was old but her dog liked it. She also said it was not cheap when she originally bought it (we know, the dog pet beds we carry are not cheap but they are good) and could not afford to buy a new one right now. She could not find any replacement covers for pet beds so she started looking for something close in size. The crib encasing is 28×52 and she needed something that was 26×48 and had a zipper. Close enough.

So why am I writing this? I liked the way she thinks.

Here is a person who really must love her dog and treats it like family. Here is a person who was faced with a problem, couldn’t find an easy solution, and kept looking until she found a way to create a solution to her problem. This is something we all need to get better at.

Every day we help our customers find solutions for problems
related to allergies, asthma and the indoor environment. That is what we do.
Now I know you can rebuild a dog pet bed. Use a crib size encasing.

Wishing you the best of health

Mike Krause

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I’ve Got Mold..Yes You Do

The truth is you will find mold of some type everywhere and since I live in South Florida it is everywhere.  Almost everyday we get a call from someone wanting us to recommend someone who
can test their house for mold. They are worried that “toxic mold” is the causing their allergies or asthma to flair up. Now, we do have a couple of very reputable companies that we recommend for environmental testing but we like to get a little more information before we give out their information.

We will ask our customer if they see any visible signs like
wet spots, water stains on walls or ceilings or mold on any surface. Does the house or room smell musty or like mold. When we ask them why they think it is mold causing the problem most of the time they said they saw something on TV, read news article or got something in the mail telling them that mold is a killer.

Yes mold can cause asthmatics to have serious attacks, yes mold can aggravate or worsen some people’s allergies and yes mold can even cause death.

With that being said before you go and hire a company to
test your house, a very expensive process that most insurance companies will not pay for, do the things mentioned above. Trust your eyes and nose. If you see water stains, mold on a wall or smell something damp and musty then it needs to be checked out. There are mold test kits available for less than $10 that will let you know if there is mold present. For another $25 you can send it to a lab and they will tell you what type of mold, mow much and if it is within
acceptable levels.

Mold can be a serious problem but don’t let the hype cause you to waste time, energy and serious money.

 Wishing you the best of health

Mike Krause

Allergy Store

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Holiday Seasons Equals Travel

It is holiday season and time to visit family and friends which means for many, long trips in the car. For those of us who don’t suffer from allergies it is not too big of a deal. We just get in the car and go. For those who suffer from allergies it can be a miserable time. Our cars are dust magnetic, They hold the dirt from our feet, pollen from our clothes, dust mites get in the upholstery and whatever else blows in from outside.

Before you leave there are a few things you can do to make the trip more enjoyable for the allergy suffer in the house.

  • Vacuum the car really good. That includes the carpets, floor mats, seats, dashboards and rear deck.
  • Don’t use one of those fragrance heavy carpet cleaners or air fresheners.
  • Spray the seats with allergen denaturing sprays like Allersearch ADMS or ADS spray.
  • After you have vacuumed keep the windows up to keep more stuff from blowing in.
  • If you car is equipped with a filtration system, have your mechanic replace the filter element.
  •  Keep the windows up while driving.

These are just a few things we do before hitting the road for those long trips.

Wishing you the best of health
Mike Krause

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