• Do You Have A Musty Odor In Your Home?

    Posted on October 3rd, 2017
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    If you been affect by a flood in the home and after the water was cleaned up you were left with a musty odor, we can help! 

    Clear The Air would like to share how you can easily and cost effectively remove musty, mildew odors from your home.

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  • Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

    Posted on November 2nd, 2012
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    Clear the Air would like to help those in need on the East Coast whom have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.  We recently came across this article about the rat population who were washed out of the subway systems.  Good news it appears most of the rats have died, bad news now they are going to stink!

    Here is how we can help: Our product eliminates those odors and is completely non-toxic and safe even  if ingested by pets or children.  We are offering a discount to anyone affected by the hurricane.

    Please visit our website to learn more about the product: www.cleartheair.com. If you are in an area that has been affected by Hurricane Sandy please send us an email or call us to receive the special discount pricing.

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    Special Pricing:

    Case of 12 Carpet and Furniture Odor Eliminator Canisters: Regular price $119.88/case – Hurricane Sandy Price $40.00/case

    Earth Care Odor Eliminator Bags – Regular Price $11.99/bag – Hurricane Sandy Price $$9.99/bag  (Minimum of 6 bags)

    Freight added to above prices.

    At last some good news for New Yorkers: Thousands of RATS may have drowned in superstorm as water swept into city’s tunnels.  By Louise Boyle

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, fears were rife that the streets would be overrun with rats escaping the flooded tunnels and subways.

    But it now looks as if those fears may have been groundless as there have not, as yet, been any reports of rodents roaming the streets.

    Experts are saying the water likely rushed into tunnels so fast that the rats – despite being strong swimmers – had no time to escape and died.

    Sam Miller, a spokesman for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, told Forbes the city has not seen an increase in rats above ground caused by Sandy, adding that while flooding normally does drive them to the streets, it ‘also drowns young rats in their burrows and can reduce the rat population’.

    Rodentologist Robert Corrigan, who works with the city on keeping populations under control, told LiveScience that baby rats will likely die unless they are carried to safety by their mothers.

    Another expert, Herwig Leirs, a rodentologist at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, confirmed that most would drown.

    ‘Rats will be carried away by the current and won’t be strong enough to swim to the surface and breathe, or they’ll be pushed to grates, they will get stuck there and they won’t be strong enough to swim against the current,’ he said.

    However, the rats that are able to survive the floodwaters will be treated to a surge of garbage and food to feast on once things have dried out.

    According to NBC, approximately 28 million rats live in the subway tunnels of New York. Whether they pose a health risk in the aftermath of the hurricane depends how quickly the water evaporates and how quickly subway crews can clean out the tunnels.

    Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Milbrook, New York, earlier told The Huffington Post that if rats were forced out of their lairs, this could result in a rise in infectious diseases carried by urban rodents, including leptospirosis, hantavirus, typhus, salmonella, and even the plague.

    Article found at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2225935/Hurricane-Sandy-probably-wiped-New-Yorks-rats-despite-warnings-rodent-apocalypse-say-experts.html

  • Flood Prevention

    Posted on October 2nd, 2012
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    Flood prevention tips for homeowners.

    If you have ever experienced a flood in your home, you know it is not only a nuisance but can also be extremely costly and dangerous.  Clear the Air would like to share some helpful flood prevention tips.  If you have experienced a flood in your home, Clear the Air guarantees to eliminate that musty mildew smell that is most often left behind after a flood. It is simple to use and the answer to your flood odor problems.

    Flood Prevention Tips

    • Keep drainage areas (ditches, swales, small channels) free of debris accumulation.
    • Consult an engineer to design a permanent water/flood debris control device, if needed.
    • Ensure that drainage facilities are functioning properly
    • Landscape slope areas with plants suitable for fire retardant and erosion control.
    • Report clogged catch basins.
    • Report water in streets over topping the curb.
    • Review your insurance coverage. Homeowner’s insurance does not cover flood damage.

    Insurance premiums are reduced ten percent if the building is located within your city’s 100-year floodplain. Areas outside the 100-year floodplain receive a five percent discount. However, there is a 30-day waiting period for the flood insurance to become effective.

    Tips for Personal Safety During a Flood

    • Do not walk through flowing water. Drowning is the number-one cause of flood deaths, mostly during flash floods. Currents can be deceptive; six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet. If you walk in standing water, use a pole or stick to ensure that the ground is still there.
    • Do not drive through a flooded area. More people drown in their car than anywhere else. Do not drive around road barriers; the road or bridge may be washed out.
    • Stay away from power lines and electrical wires. The number-two flood killer after drowning is electrocution. Electrical currents can travel through water. Report downed power lines.
    • Have your electricity turned off. Some appliances, such as televisions, keep electrical charges even after they have been unplugged. Do not use appliances or motors that have gotten wet unless they have been taken apart, cleaned and dried.
    • Look out for animals, especially snakes. Small animals that have been flooded out of their homes may seek shelter in your home. Use a pole or a stick to poke and turn things over and scare away small animals
    • Look before you step. After a flood, the ground and floors are covered with debris including broken bottles and nails. Floors and stairs that have been covered with mud can be very slippery
    • Be alert for gas leaks. Use a flashlight to inspect for damage. Do not smoke or use candles, lanterns, or open flames unless you know that gas had been turned off and the area has ventilation.