How did you choose which cleaning products to bring home from the store? Maybe it’s the same products you grew up using and seeing your parents use. Maybe the label had an appealing claim that you thought would make cleaning easier or more effective. But chances are, those commercial cleaning products could cause some serious damage if mixed with another, or if it fell in the hands of a child or pet.
To make your home cleaner and safer, consider these 7 reasons you should try green cleaning products.
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The amount of chemicals used in commercial cleaning supplies is vast, and the scary part is that they’re mostly unregulated. Unless you have an extensive knowledge of chemistry and chemical interactions, you may have a hard time knowing which ones become extremely dangerous when they interact, like when you use one cleaner to scrub the bathtub and then spray an aerosol to clean the bathroom fixtures. With many chemicals in cleaning products not EPA-approved, you run a big risk of bringing harmful substances into your home.
Not only are there harmful chemicals in commercial cleaning products, but you may not even be aware of it because current government regulations do not require ingredients to be listed on any cleaning products. This is an especially important reason to use green cleaning products – so you know exactly what you’re using to clean the dishes, furniture, fixtures, etc. that your family uses.
The use of commercial spray cleaners has been linked with increased rates of asthma. Even infrequent usage of these types of cleaning products can trigger an asthma reaction, which is one of the most common causes of school absences among children.
The National Poison Control Center lists cleaning supplies as one of the top 5 classes of products for which they receive calls. That means that if your child gets a hold of it even one time, you could have a very serious emergency on your hands. On the other hand, most green products are not toxic and aren’t nearly as dangerous.
When you think of green cleaning products, you may assume that means a higher price tag. But on the contrary – you probably have some already. Vinegar, baking soda, and club soda are just a few examples of regular household products that are also effective cleaners. Manufacturers are also trying to compete with each other and commercial cleaning products, meaning their prices are comparable to other products available.
Save time and money by using green products that can do several jobs rather than switching products for each job. Vinegar, for example, can be used as a multi-purpose cleaner, a window cleaner, and even a mold remover.
Several commercial products release VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) which can be harmful to your health and the environment both in the short-term and long-term. These can especially build up in carpets and are sometimes found in aerosols and other spray cleaners. Using green cleaning products in conjunction with an environmentally-friendly carpet cleaning serving, such as Zerorez, can help reduce the VOC’s in your home, keeping the air fresh and clean.
Choose Zerorez for your green carpet cleaning solution: learn more today.