Have you considered going green when it comes to your household cleaners? We’ve shared a lot of natural cleaners this year, and we hope you tried them and started the new passion for natural cleaning that we practice at Pure Carpet. Now let’s look at why using natural cleaning products in the home makes a difference.
Think a healthier you and a healthier environment
Going green is a healthy option for your family as well as the environment. You’ll be reducing (if not eliminating) the number of chemicals released into our waterways and the atmosphere. The EPA reports that chemicals in regular cleaners such as alkylphenol ethoxylates can affect the reproduction of certain types of wildlife after being exposed to polluted waters.
You’ll also be reducing exposure to yourself and your family of harmful substances. Not only do your indoor air quality improve, but significant health risks to you and your family are significantly reduced, like skin irritations, respiratory reactions, poisoning to name a few.
The other green – natural cleaning is less expensive
Making cleaning products is easy on the wallet as well as eco-friendly. Baking soda and vinegar are powerhouse cleaners. Add citrus for grease-cutting power for half the cost or less! Most of the cleaning recipes in this year’s blogs come from items you already have in your pantry.
All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe example:
For a fantastic all-purpose cleaner, simply combine ¼ cup of baking soda, ½ cup of vinegar, and 8 cups of water. Soak a few weeks with orange peels for grease-cutting power. Add lemon juice for it’s disinfecting properties.
Extend the life of your belongings
Whenever you find a cleaner that warns against exposure to the skin, what do you think it does with exposure to your belongings? The toxic chemicals shorten the life and finish of many different materials. Making the switch to natural cleaners helps to prolong the condition of the items you clean without affecting the finish or texture.
Reduce household allergens
If you and your family are sensitive to airborne allergens, cleaning can be quite troubling to them. Natural cleansers lack many of the chemicals that create those triggering effects of sneezing, sinus irritation, or difficulty breathing.
How about the smell?
Who loves the smell of bleach or ammonia? Skip their strong stench, or worse from other chemical cleaners, and try a mild and even pleasant aroma of a natural cleanser.
Thinking of the animals
Many commercial cleaners are never tested on animals. Make your own, and it’s a guarantee that no animals will be harmed.
Safety in mind
Children under five years old are especially susceptible to harmful chemicals (formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, SLS, glutaraldehyde, carcinogens, reproductive toxicants, other regulated hazardous materials) that exist for cleaning in a typical home, making chemical poisoning a genuine concern. You want to keep these far away from your children and furry friends.
Pure Carpet Cleaners – safety first
Heading the warnings of harsh chemicals and the dangers to children and pets, those closest to your carpets, we also turn to the power of PURE citrus in our carpet cleaning solution. You’ll love the fresh, clean scent, and feel perfectly safe with your babies and pups crawling on the carpet right away. Book online in just a minute.