Is your health affected because of chemicals used for cleaning?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than outside air due to the accumulation of volatile organic compound levels caused by chemical cleaning agents.
The term ‘environmentally-friendly’ refers to products or solutions that reduce waste and pollution on the resources. As parents or pet owners, it’s important to reduce risks by mistakenly ingesting harmful chemicals that are used for cleaning.
Green living is the best!
If your family’s health and pets concern you, using green cleaning products and natural cleaners is the smartest way to clean your house. With growing pollution problems, people are becoming more anxious about the environment and their health. Green cleaning has become a preference for many families.
1. Green cleaning basics
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to green clean your house is to use homemade products. These homemade solutions are made from everyday products which are frugal and eco-friendly. Good natural cleaning products include:
a. Baking soda
Baking soda acts as a cleaning agent for your carpets, kitchen appliances, and works well on animal messes as well. It is completely safe even if your pets or family members happen to ingest it accidentally.
b. Lemon juice
Lemons are great for removing spots from hard water as it disinfects and cuts through grease. It contains acidic elements which remove grease from utensils and used for rubbing pet bowls to remove any excess food stains.
Vinegar is an ideal cleaner for utensils and floors because of its acidity and it leaves them with a shiny sheen. It works well on pet urine stains too.
2. Use recycled cleaning products
Recycling is the best environmentally-friendly approach. It minimises waste. Use of sponges made of natural fibers can be used repeatedly rather than paper towels.
3. Safer, biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning products
The environment today demands the use of biodegradable products and non-toxic products for a cleaner house and to protect your family’s health. Cleaning products contain ammonia, chlorine, silica, phenol, etc which are harmful to your family’s health and pets. While choosing your cleaning products, ensure that they are chlorine and phosphate free.
4. Natural carpet deodorizers
Some pets are allergic to scented carpet deodorizers and they are constantly bombarded by so many smells. Instead just sprinkle some cornstarch or baking soda on the carpets and vacuum thoroughly for a natural fresh smell.
The refreshing sprays or scents you use to freshen up your room contain toxic elements that can be harmful to your health and your pets. Having good natural ventilation is a must.
Eco-friendly products and methods are recommended to ensure a clean looking home while keeping your family, pets environmentally safe.
At Home Service Professionals, we are committed to providing you with the best cleaning services by using eco-friendly cleaning methods. Either it’s a one-off spring clean or regular cleaning arrangement, our expert domestic cleaners in Adelaide and Gosford use the very best equipment and products to make your property sparkle.