Tips for Eco-Friendly Cleaning

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If you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint, switching up your cleaning routine can be a great step. Not only does it help the environment, but it also means your home will become free from harsh and toxic chemicals. Making your own cleaning products means you know exactly what chemicals go into them, it also means you save hundreds of plastic bottles, as you can simply buy one and top it up.

So, how do you make sure your eco-friendly domestic cleaning products are just as good as the leading brands? We can help you with that.

  1. Use non-toxic surface cleaners

Many commercial, domestic cleaning products use toxic chemicals such as ammonia to help kill germs and disinfect surfaces. Ammonia is not the most eco, or family, friendly chemical to be spraying all over your home.

Thankfully, it is easy to switch to more eco-friendly products that will not contribute to asthma and skin irritation. You can make your own surface cleaner by mixing equal parts of baking soda and white vinegar, into a spray bottle of water.

 2. Say bye to bleach

Bleach is always a trusty weapon when it comes to domestic cleaning, but it is one of the harshest commercial cleaning products you can find. The ingredients of bleach are highly corrosive, contact with it can burn skin or eyes, so maybe it is time to ditch it. 

Hydrogen peroxide is a milder, more eco alternative. It isn’t toxic and it helps keep your home bright and sparkling.

 3. Wash at low temperatures

A huge percentage of the energy that washing machines use goes towards heating the water. Turning the dial down to 30 will save huge amounts of energy. Cool washes are kinder to the environment, and also to your clothing, there is nothing worse than shrinking your favourite top!

 4. Make steel shine

It can seem impossible to get rid of limescale marks without a harsh chemical, but don’t despair, we have the perfect solution. Wiping your stainless steel surfaces with white vinegar and olive oil will leave them sparkling enough to see your reflection in. 

 5.Pick your weapon wisely

Many of us are guilty of using disposable sponges and scouring brushes that only last a couple of weeks before falling apart. Switching to microfiber cloths for your domestic cleaning is a much better alternative. They are easily washed, saving you money on sponges and saving room in landfill. Microfibre cloths are also positively charged, this is why they seem static sometimes, this positive charge naturally attracts dirt, grease and oil, meaning you don’t need to use as much arm power.

Posted By on July 14th, 2021 in End of Tenancy Cleaners
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