Green Cleaning Part 1

Green Tips Part 1

Why is it so important to consider green cleaning for your home?

Every person deserves to reside in a home that is clean and safe. Everyone should make it a point to clean and maintain the cleanliness of a home for the welfare of the whole family. However, we often overlook the fact we may be using cleaning solutions that are harmful to humans or animals, thus resulting in allergies or illnesses such as asthma or lung problems. Many people do not realize they are exposing themselves and their family members, especially children, to harmful chemicals emitted from cleaning solutions they use and breathe in. So, it is very important for every homeowner to consider green house cleaning.

We usually buy cleaning supplies from a local grocery store without checking if they contain volatile organic compound or VOC, a chemical compound with higher vapor pressure at a normal room temperature. VOC’s are being regulated by law, especially indoors, where concentrations are triggered at maximum strength. Typically, harmful VOC’s are not extremely toxic but can have long term adverse effects on humans. There are cases where the air indoors has actually more pollutants than the air outdoors. Try to visualize all the chemicals coming from different sources that you are possibly exposed to – your toilet cleaner, floor cleaner, bathtub cleaner, kitchen cleaner to name just a few. All these products with no “green seal” on the label can potentially contain harmful agents and when released in the air can do more harm than good.

Several household cleaning agents contain toxic chemicals such as phosphorus, petroleum, alkylphenol ethoxylates and ammonia. When you clean the dishes, wash your clothes, or flush the toilet with these cleaning solutions, you may well be sending them right back in the water system, in nearby lakes, rivers, and streams where they could possibly make their way back into your water.

As people are more and more conscious of this issue, many are switching to green house cleaning, which is in essence using eco-friendly cleaning solutions for their homes while at the same time being gentle on the environment. Even professional cleaning services implement green house cleaning, not only to comply with government regulations but also to promote a cleaner environment for clients while upholding client’s safety and protection.

If you are a homeowner who doesn’t have time to clean your house on a regular basis, then you can always find a professional and reliable cleaning services company within your area to do the cleaning for you. Just make sure the cleaning company uses only green house cleaning products to sanitize your home at the same time giving your home a dirt-free and immaculate look for your total satisfaction.

Keeping your house clean is very important, however just as important is using and practicing green house cleaning to keep yourself and your family members safe and healthier physically and mentally. You can’t protect your children all the time, especially when they are outside the house, but you can reduce their contact to harmful chemicals by using eco-friendly cleaning products inside your house.

Be sure to come back next week for Part 2. Until then . . .

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