November 28, 2023
A clean home is a happy home, but a green clean home is a happy, healthy home. With growing concerns about our impact on the environment and the use of toxic chemicals in everyday products, many homes are making the switch to green cleaning alternatives. We have prided ourself on providing clients with immaculate, hygienic homes using top-quality, non-toxic organic cleaning products. Here, their qualified cleaning professionals list the top reasons to switch to green cleaning products.
Basically, all store-bought cleaning products are made from harmful chemicals. Since World War II, around 85,000 new chemicals have entered the market by way of various products, and most of the time these chemicals are not approved by the EPA. That is quite stunning—even more so because almost 70% of typical store-bought cleaning products contain these harmful chemicals.
Most conventional cleaning products contain ingredients like chlorine, ammonia, and bleach. These products can be dangerous in small doses, and lethal in larger doses. Children and pets are at an even greater risk of harm due to their smaller size. Green home cleaning products do not contain potentially toxic ingredients, protecting everyone in your family from harm.
Many of the strong chemicals used in conventional cleaning products make it down your drain and back into the earth. These dangerous chemicals are non-biodegradable and toxic to the environment. When you make the switch to green home cleaning, you are also helping to maintain the balance of the planet’s ecosystem.
Many household cleaning agents contain harmful chemicals like ammonia, petroleum, and phosphorus. When using these cleaning products to wash clothes, dishes, and even flush the toilet bowl, it is possible that the chemicals are being sent back into the water supply and nearby rivers, streams, or lakes. Not only can they come back into the water you drink, but they also have a negative impact on the environment and wildlife.
Limiting access to harmful chemicals is the best way to protect children under their own roofs. Natural cleaning products reduce the chances of accidental poisoning. Not surprisingly, household cleaners rank in the top five causes of childhood poisoning. After making the decision to switch to green cleaning products, these products will still need to be stored in child-safe cabinets or in areas that children cannot reach.
Federal regulations do not require that cleaning products list the ingredients they use. However, many commercial green products are focused on keeping their client’s trust and list all the ingredients used in soaps and detergents.
Many people complain about how the strong smell of chemical-based cleaning products makes it difficult for them to breathe. Ingredients like chlorine and ammonia can be dangerous if inhaled directly, and even light exposure to these chemicals has been linked to an increased risk of developing allergies and asthma. Green home cleaning products do not contain these toxic chemicals, and many include essential oils for a natural, pleasant scent.
Some antibacterial spray cleaners and fabric softeners contain quaternary ammonium compounds that contribute to seemingly healthy people getting asthma. These are things that we are exposed to daily and have the potential to breathe in 24/7. Keeping carpets clean is vital for clean air—a home health study revealed that the average household harbors around 200,000 bacteria per square inch of carpet. Try to avoid contributing to the harmful contents of a carpet by using a green cleaning product that is safe for children and pets.
Additionally, aerosols and sprays sometimes contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can affect health in both the short and long terms. This can cause problems in the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system. Chemicals may linger in the air for a long time after the actual mist dissipates. Ditch the VOCs.
Compared to conventional cleaning products, many green home cleaning products cost the same or even less. Additionally, many green home cleaning alternatives can be made using common household items like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils.
Opting to use green home cleaning products will not only reduce the risk of harming anyone in the home, but it will also help in reducing the harmful effects of toxic chemicals that get washed into the environment. They can be used with the confidence that the ingredients are easy to find when making at home, and the ingredients will not have any harmful effects on anyone—long term or short term. Ready-made green cleaning products are widely available at grocery stores and may be found alongside the traditional cleaning chemicals. If you would like to book an appointment with us click the button below