Let’s talk about it in a very simple way. Green cleaning is defined as the practice of cleaning which is done using the products that are environment friendly or in other words you can say, these are the safe products that won’t damage human health and also do not have any negative impacts on the environment.
So what’s wrong with the products that are NOT GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS?
Have you ever thought about this? Are you sure that your cleaning products are cleaning the surfaces and not damaging them?
The Myth About Cleaning
When you see the cleaning products that contain strong chemicals, parabens and give strong odors, your brain thinks about clean. Your brain is tricked into thinking about those smells as clean smells. When you enter a place and smell a cleaning product, you assume that the place is clean.
This is not always true. The modern century cleaning products contain toxins that are strong enough to make your nose burn and remove tough grease from the tires. They cannot be both, Safe and strong at the same time.
This is what’s wrong with our cleaning supplies.
They appear to be cleaning but in reality, they could be damaging your surfaces and health.
Have you ever been in contact with a cleaning solution with your bare skin? How does it feel? Does it feel mild and safe on the skin? I bet not.
So how can it be safe to use?
Let’s talk about it with an example.
Think about modern beauty/make-up products, whitening creams, and skin and hair bleaches. Are they good for your skin? The answer is NO!
What happens if we keep using those products over time?
They damage our skin permanently in the long run while making us feel better temporarily.
The same happens with the cleaning supplies. The stong toxic chemicals present in the cleaning supplies make us feel clean temporarily but abundant and long term use of these products damages our health and our surfaces.
These products contain toxins themselves so how can they be removing the toxins from the surfaces?
What is Green Cleaning Services?
Green cleaning services use green cleaning products meaning they use the products that are not harmful to the environment. These products do not contain harmful toxins and they will still the surfaces but they won’t smell the way your ordinary chemical cleaning products smell. You might not think that the place is now clean but believe me, it is!
There is a variety of green cleaning products that are available at present. There are green cleaning products that you can get from the market, labeled as green, and also plenty of natural products that can be used as green cleaners. You would be highly surprised when you hear about the ordinary products that can clean your surfaces.
Let Me Give you Some Examples:
Yes! Just using water can get rid of most of the dirt and bacteria from the surfaces. Water is a great natural cleaner and it won’t damage your surfaces or your health at all. It is super green and super safe.
Natural soaps that are made out of natural oils and organic products are very effective in cleaning.
Natural Acidic Solutions:
Natural acidic solutions are very good cleaners and disinfectants because they can kill the micro-organisms that are harmful and also clean the surface.
Such as clear white vinegar is a super effective and safe window cleaner and it has been used for decades to clean glass windows.
Lemon Juice: you must have heard about the cleaning properties of lemon juice. That is because of its acidic nature. It is also an anti-bacterial cleaner. And you can always drink a glass of lemon juice because it’s safe and beneficial for you.
Natural Alkaline Solutions:
Natural alkaline solutions such as solutions of baking soda, cornstarch, club soda, etc all are very good cleaners and you can use them in your food as well because they are non-toxic.
Useful Tip: if you are looking for a disinfectant, and you do not want to spill lemon juice all over the place, look for the green cleaning products in the market that contain natural acidic solutions such as citric acid and lactic acid. These products would be hopefully safe and effective sanitizers.
Why Hire a Professional Cleaning Service?
Although green cleaning products are not harmful to your environment you don’t want to spill a glass of lemon juice on your expensive sofa to take out that stain. Now what you do?
Professional cleaners are what you need to hire and when you book an appointment, ask for green cleaning services.
They know which product is suitable for a specific area or product that needs cleaning. They will use effective but safe cleaning supplies and techniques to take out those stains and get rid of the odors so that you don’t have to experiment with your expensive carpets and floors while trying to clean them without intoxicating them.