How & When to Wash Your Mask

As COVID-19 continues to infect greater numbers across the United States, the Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone wear a face mask in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Disposable masks made from non-woven fibers, KN95, and N95 masks cannot be safely cleaned […]

Why Washing Machines Leak

Consider what washing machines do: They fill up with soapy water, jiggle around a lot, then drain all of that water and spin the laundry around at high speed. Then they fill up with water a couple more times, drain and spin. So in a way, it’s really rather amazing that washing machines don’t leak […]

Sewage Backup Health Risks

What is Sewage? Sewage describes raw sewage, sewage sludge, or septic tank waste. Raw sewage is mainly water containing excrement, industrial release and debris such as sanitary towels, condoms and plastic. Excrement is the major source of harmful microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and parasites. Sewage treatment reduces the water content and removes debris, but does […]