Many cleaning companies claim to be a green cleaning service, but that’s not always the case.
Many companies use “green washed” products that claim to be safe for the environment and not toxic to humans or pets, but haven’t been tested to prove that they are safe and effective.
Toxic chemicals often found in cleaning products can harm not only the environment, but your health.
In order to help you maintain a healthy indoor environment, Maid Services Atlanta uses cleaning products are free of toxins, petroleum, and ammonia and other harsh chemicals.
Our eco-friendly green cleaning service and products help protect our environment, our customers, and our employees.
Did you know the cleaning products are not really regulated?
70% percent of “regular” cleaning supplies contain toxic chemicals not approved by the EPA.
Think about why they weren’t approved. Now think about whether or not you want them in your home!
As an eco-friendly cleaning company, Maid Services Atlanta, guarantees our green cleaners are naturally-derived, environmentally responsible, and are effective at disinfecting.
Protect Your Air and Water Supply with Green Cleaning Service
When you hire a maid cleaning service, whatever products they use will enter your air flow and your water supply.
The toxic chemical “clean” smell can last for days.
Ultimately creating a toxic hazardous environment that embeds in your carpets, upholstery, and drapery.
Your plumbing system and air ducts are also affected.
Green cleaning products are eco-friendly, plant derived, non-toxic and biodegradable.
Green Cleaning Protects Your Health
Toxic chemicals can be found in many cleaning solutions.
Carcinogens, neurotoxins, and endocrine disruptors are common in household and commercial cleaning products.
Negative health effects can occur from using these products.
Symptoms like headaches, rashes, coughing, and sneezing are common.
Over time, it can be the cause of chronic conditions like asthma and even cancer.
You shouldn’t have to choose between health and clean.
Green Cleaning Makes Your Home Safer
Have you heard of Volatile Organic Compounds or VOC’s?
They are organic chemicals that are found in many of things we use on a daily basis and this includes cleaning supplies.
Once the VOC’s are released in the air they become toxic and can have long term health effects.
VOC’s make you more susceptible to chronic long term respiratory issues like allergies and asthma.
Plant derived cleaning products are just as effective at sanitizing and removing grease and grime without the toxic, harmful chemicals.
Help the Environment
When you switch to green cleaning products or use a green cleaning service, you are making a choice to decrease your carbon footprint.
Real green cleaning product companies are committed to using the most sustainable manufacturing practices and biodegradable ingredients that don’t harm the environment.
Most common cleaning products have ingredients that are hazardous not only to humans, but to the ecosystem.
They contain toxic, hazardous, non-biodegradable, and derived from non-renewable resources like petro chemicals and have a negative, lasting effect on our planet.
Know What’s in Your Products
Cleaning product manufactures are not required to release the ingredients.
Many green cleaning companies will list the ingredients so you know they are safe for you and your family.
I hope this list of 5 important reasons to choose green cleaning inspires you to make the switch whether for a professional green cleaning service or products in your home.
Here’s a few more good reasons:
Save money by making your own cleaning products.
Competitively priced eco friendly cleaning supplies that will do multiple cleaning jobs will save you money.
It’s much better to have minimal products that cover your general cleaning needs than a bunch of toxic ones.
Take for example, vinegar.
It can effortlessly replace your all purpose cleaners, toilet bowl cleaner, mold and mildew removers, and window cleaners.
You can often take on a multitude of cleaning jobs in your home without switching up products as you clean.
Also, you don’t have to be concerned about bleach stains on your clothes or mixing hazardous chemicals together when you switch to green.
The EPA says that indoor air pollution is up to 10 times more harmful than outdoor air pollution.
This means health issues that air pollution cause could be the result of the air quality from inside the home.
Be creative by making some of your own green cleaning products with eco-friendly green cleaning ingredients and supplies.
When replacing your traditional cleaning products, don’t throw the old ones in the trash.
They are too toxic for your home, water system and the landfill.
Pouring chemicals down the drain or throwing them in the trash means they might end up back in your water supply.
Currently there are 275 active ingredients in antimicrobials that the EPA classifies as pesticides because they are designed to kill microbes.
There are 17,000 petrochemicals available for home use.
Only 30% have been tested for exposure and the effects on health and to the ecosystem.
There are 63 synthetic chemical products found in the average American home, which translates to about 10 gallons of toxic chemicals.
Luckily, the natural alternatives are just as effective for residential cleaning as the commercial brands containing toxic chemicals.
Here are a few cleaning ideas:
Clean the oven with a mix of baking soda and water to make a thick paste. Spread it all over the oven and leave overnight. Wipe it with a damp cloth the next day.
You can easily sanitize and clean the toilet bowl with undiluted vinegar and don’t worry, the smell will dissipate once it dries.
Streak free shine on your mirrors and windows can be achieved by using a mix of lemon juice and water, vinegar and water, or club soda and water.
To make a hardwood floor polish mix a cup of olive oil and a half cup of lemon juice.
For a great all-purpose, deodorizing and disinfecting cleaner, mix vinegar and water.
Mix cornstarch with milk and form a paste to remove ink stains from your carpets.
Use cornstarch to soup up grease on the kitchen counter.
If you don’t want to make your own green cleaning supplies, there are great choices in the market today.
Employ a Green Cleaning Service
There are a numerous green cleaning services out there for clients to choose from.
Maid Services Atlanta is here to help with any of your green cleaning questions.
Feel free to give us a call 404-793-7565.
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