Eco Friendly Cleaning Tips for a Green Home
If you're committed to reducing your impact on the environment, one of the biggest changes you could make is greening your house cleaning routine. This could involve rethinking your choice of cleaning products and how you use them.
Whether you clean your own home or use a professional house cleaning service, keep these eco-friendly cleaning tips in mind to help care for the planet and your family's health.
Green cleaning products
Cleaning products that contain bleach, ammonia and other toxic chemicals are hazardous for health if inhaled or ingested, which can be especially worrying if you have kids. The good news is that you don't have to use chemicals to get a spotless clean, but it's still important to choose your products carefully.
Eco-friendly cleaning products include premade non-toxic cleaning agents from trusted brands and DIY alternatives that can be made from household products such as lemon, vinegar and baking soda.
As well as cleaning agents, you can also green your cleaning tools by swapping disposable paper towels for reusable cloths and avoiding synthetic materials.
Take care when disposing of chemical cleaners that you're doing so safely and responsibly. Rather than pouring them into drains, where they can get into the local water supply, find out if they can be recycled near you.
Traditional house cleaning also tends to use a lot of water. You can save water by filling a bucket with the amount you need rather than leaving taps running. You also need to make sure you're using the right type of detergent for the type of water you have, or you won't get the best results.
Improve air quality
Using air fresheners to improve the air in your home can have the opposite effect if they contain additives, as many products from stores do. Natural air fresheners can be made by boiling cinnamon, lemon or other fragrant plants, or you can fill your home with greenery to improve the air quality by filtering toxins.
Opening windows can be the best way to freshen your home and clear the air from toxins and allergens, as well as being an eco-friendly alternative to air conditioning when you can make the most of the cooling breeze.
Clean more often
You might think you're saving water and using less cleaning product if you spread out your cleaning sessions, but letting dirt, grime and odours build up can make cleaning harder work and require stronger cleaning agents.
To lighten the load and keep your home looking and smelling fresh, aim to clean once a week or consider hiring an eco-friendly cleaner.
Chemical-free cleaners in Perth
If your schedule's too busy to give your home the care and attention it needs, our eco-friendly cleaning professionals in Perth can take care of it for you. At Fastidious Clean, we specialise in environmentally friendly and chemical-free cleaning techniques and we'll always give you the best results.
To find out more or get a no-obligation quote for eco cleaning in all Perth metro areas, call Rhonda on 0409 688 854 or contact us today.