Making a dirty situation worse- if you ignore green cleaning
Many homeowners are beginning to see the wisdom and benefits of green cleaning for their home. We use countless cleaning products in our homes and offices, on dishes, to polish furniture, clean clothes, and even to freshen up the air, not thinking of the consequences. In our pursuit of cleanliness, we may actually be making things worse.
Most of the traditional cleaning products we have used for decades are petroleum-based and present various health and environmental concerns. We have become very comfortable with cleaning products that annihilate everything in their path, but there are natural products and safer methods to keep a house clean and fresh-smelling without the use of dangerous toxins. The strength of these products can do more harm than good.
Green cleaning products make sense
Green cleaning products help the environment and also help people, plants, children and animals; they just make sense. Even the manufacturers of cleaning products see the wisdom of providing a healthier, cleaner way to protect our health and environment. The positive impact of green cleaning products has become more thoroughly understood; hence, more and more brands are producing healthy, green, and effective cleaning products. If you look, you can see the contents listed on the labels. Consequently, these new products are definitively non-toxic, biodegradable, and comprised of renewable resources. However, you also have cleaning products already in your cabinet without the need to buy brand name or designer labeled products. Simple vinegar and baking soda can be used to clean nearly everything. Mix them in some warm water you have an effective all-purpose cleaner.
Beyond chemicals that are hazardous to the environment, there is a plethora of antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners on the market that many people believe are necessary. Recent studies have revealed that antibacterial cleaners are not any more effective than regular soap and water. The real danger behind the use of antimicrobial cleaners is that they significantly add to the risk of breeding “super germs,” bacteria that endure the chemical onslaught and lead to the development of resistant offspring. The FDA has reported that antibacterial soaps and hand cleansers are not any more effective than regular soap and water, and they should be avoided.
Employ a green house cleaning service
For people who do not have the time to regularly clean their own homes, there are a few green cleaning services out there to help get things spic and span. If you can’t find one in your area (or their rates are outlandish), call around until you find a service willing to use the products and methods you specify. Gloria M Cleaning, in Charlotte and Kannapolis offers Green Cleaning. Contact them today.
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