The weather is warming up, the sun is shining and thoughts turn to spring cleaning. There’s nothing like giving your house a good scrubbing as the days grow longer and the temperatures start to climb, but it’s important to use green cleaning products. They are safer for you, better for the environment and highly effective.
You Are What You Breathe
You know that you are what you eat, but what you inhale also matters. Most heavy cleaners have powerful fumes that can make you sick. Even if you don’t feel dizzy and ill at the time, the long-term effects can still be devastating. A 15-year study found that at-home mothers were 54 percent more likely to die from cancer than those who worked outside the home. The belief is that inhaling the fumes on a long-term basis led to more illnesses and even cancer. However, you can protect yourself by choosing green cleaners that aren’t toxic to your health.
Skin and Eye Irritation
Have you ever flipped over a bottle of cleaner and read the warnings? Some are relatively safe and just warn you not to ingest them. Others recommend wearing rubber gloves and eye protection as well as working in a well-ventilated area. The fumes from these cleaners are harmful for your health, accidental splash-back can burn your skin and they should never be used around children. However, you can avoid these dangers by using green cleaners that are natural, biodegradable and safe for the family.
One problem you may not have considered is actual property damage. Cleaners with bleach in them will ruin your clothing and they will stain upholstery if you aren’t careful. Using the wrong cleaners on your carpet can cause the glue in the binding to fail, damaging your carpet permanently. Choose green cleaners and you don’t have to worry about any property damage. Special almond cleaners for wood will not harm your carpet if a little overspray lands on them. Citrus cleaners for your wood floors aren’t going to stain your clothes if you drop some on them. Going green isn’t just good for your health, it’s also better for your home.
Good Habits, Not Harsh Chemicals
The best green cleaning choice is to simply get in good habits. Vacuuming the carpets regularly will keep them clean and fresh without introducing any chemicals into your home. Use the power of steam on your hard flooring surfaces to loosen dirt and clean it away without harmful fumes. When you get into good cleaning habits, the chemicals won’t be necessary at all.
This spring, get your house in order using green cleaners and better habits. Invest in some professional cleaning services to ensure that your house is sparkling clean and ready for company. High Quality Carpet offers green carpet cleaning options to make your carpets brighter and cleaner without the use of dangerous chemicals. Call us today and make your appointment for floor cleaning to ensure that your house is ready for the warm weather and more visitors.