Healthy Home News – December 2016
With the holiday season well under way, we hope you’ve spent some enjoyable time with your family and friends! Let’s hope the winter weather holds off a little longer…
Take a good look around and make sure your home is clean and ready for all of your guests – especially the ones you really want to impress! Could your Carpet, Upholstery, Tile & Grout, Wood Floors, or Oriental and Area Rugs use some freshening up? You know how proud a clean, healthy home or business can make you feel. Give Referral a call at 260-483-4383 – we are ready to help!
Now is a great time to have your furniture and upholstery cleaned by Referral! It is such a great time to clean that we are offering the following special for the month of December.
Call our office at 260-483-4383 to schedule your furniture and upholstery cleaning today!
Testimonial Of The Month
“Referral did an excellent job on a new house we just purchased by getting stains out that I wasn’t sure could be removed. Instead of replacing the carpet, we are now able to use what was there previously. Excellent company and service. Will be happy to pass along their names to anyone looking for clean and reliable service. We called early afternoon and they exceeded our expectations when they told us we were able to get same day service, while all other companies were scheduling out a few days. The house smells great and, not to mention, Walter and Kory were very professional and informative. They made the experience enjoyable. Thanks so much – will definitely use them again, as I will recommend you as well.” – Mr. Manojlovic
Mr. Manojlovic received a $25 Hall’s Gift Card for writing The Best Testimonial Of The Month! Congratulations! We can’t wait to work for you again!
To watch more testimonials from satisfied customers of Referral, please visit our YouTube page.
Before & After Pic Of The Month
Check out the Referral cleaning contrast of this vehicle’s upholstery that we recently cleaned…
Unbelievable! What a difference! Check out more before and after upholstery cleaning contrast photos on our website.
What’s Up At Referral
Pumpkin Pie Extravaganza
During the month of November, Alan and Audrey visited our network of local businesses that refer our services to their customers. Local flooring stores, furniture stores, realtors, interior designers, and more received pumpkin pies and cookies, as our way of saying, “Thank You.” We are so thankful for the relationships we have developed over our nearly 40 years of being in business. Thank you all for your referrals!
Improve Indoor Air Quality This Winter
With cold winter temperatures coming soon, we will be spending more time indoors, which means we will experience increased exposure to indoor allergens.
Indoor air quality in your home plays a major role in your respiratory health, especially if you suffer from asthma or allergies. Research by the American Lung Association and the Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the inside of most American homes contains 2-5 times more pollutants than outside air!
There is a growing amount of scientific data that reveals better environmental hygiene improves health. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, “50% of all illnesses are caused by or aggravated by polluted indoor air.” So what can you do to improve your indoor air quality, reduce indoor allergies, and protect your family?
- Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum!
- Adopt a “No Shoes” policy in your home
- Clean your air ducts
- Avoid smoke and combustion products
- Clean your mattress
- Reduce dust mites (The #1 allergen source)
- Control temperature and humidity
- Increase ventilation
- Improve air filtration
- Keep the house clean
- Set boundaries for pets
For more tips including – Don’t Rip Out Your Carpet and Replace It With Hard Surface – read Referral’s Indoor Air Quality Tips on our website. We want to help you and your family experience a healthy winter this year!
Give The Gift of a Clean Home
If you have been happy with Referral’s services in your own home in the past, the best compliment we can receive is a referral from you. We have gift cards available in any increment. To purchase, feel free to stop by our office at 2901 Parnell Avenue or give us a call and we can mail it wherever you would like.
Life Hacks Of The Month
Check out Kiplinger’s 12 Ways To Prepare Your Home for Winter, which includes tuning up your heating system, cleaning your gutters, testing your sump pump, and more.
Also check out Car Care’s How To Prepare Your Car for Winter, which includes checking your tires, installing all-weather floor mats, keeping an emergency kit handy, and more.
Lastly, the increased stress this time of year can take its toll, so check out Mayo Clinic’s Stress, Depression and The Holidays: Tips For Coping. It includes tips like be realistic, set aside differences, plan ahead, and more.
Having Fun In Fort Wayne
Events and Shows Around Fort Wayne
- Friday December 2 – Joe Bonamassa at The Embassy Theatre
- Friday December 2 – 3 – Fort Wayne Ballet presents: The Nutcracker with The Phil at The Arts United
- Saturday December 3 – 4 – The Great Train Show at The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
- Saturday December 3 – Hal Holbrook at The Embassy Theatre
- Friday December 9, 10, 17 – Fort Wayne Philharmonic: Holiday Pops at The Embassy Theatre
- Friday December 30-31 – Rumble in Fort Wayne at The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Sports Around Fort Wayne
Art and Music Around Fort Wayne
- Arts United of Fort Wayne
- The Wunderkammer Company
- Jennifer Fort Art Gallery
- University of St. Francis Art Galleries
- Three Rivers Music Theatre
- Fort Wayne Philharmonic
- Let’s Comedy at CS3
- The Cinema Center
Have you been to The Golden yet? The Golden, located at 898 Harrison Street in the new Ash Brokerage building, is owned by chefs Sean Richardson and Aaron Butts and is downtown Fort Wayne’s hottest new restaurant. They take great care to craft their culinary creations in a unique and delightful way. At The Golden, its all about the details. They source their ingredients from local farmers so you will always know where your dish came from!
Also, The Golden is seeking their first James Beard Award nominations (think – the Oscars for the food industry), which would also be a first for any restaurant in Fort Wayne! Check out their official website for their hours and follow their Facebook page for daily menu additions and changes.
From our families to yours, we hope you enjoy the last few weeks of 2016. Have a great time with your family and friends and be safe. See you next year!
The Referral Team
2901 Parnell Ave.
Referral’s Mission: To earn Customer Cheerleaders by creating clean, dry, and healthy homes and workplaces.