You’re at the grocery store and you stumble down the cleaning aisle – hundreds upon hundreds of products in brightly colored spray bottles and jugs all claiming to make the chore of cleaning easier. It may be tempting to pick up a new glass cleaner that promises to have your windows and mirrors spotless and streak-free, but before you put it in your cart, have you ever thought to look at the back and see the endless list of ingredients? Most common household cleaners contain harsh chemical cocktails that can ultimately end up affecting your health and your home. My Amazing Maid, your trusted house cleaner in Columbus, Georgia, proudly uses eco-friendly cleaning products such as Biokleen (made with citrus and grapefruit seed extract), glass cleaners containing vinegar rather than ammonium, heavily filtered deionized water (DI water), and one of our all-time favorites: Bon Ami. Check out some of the reasons why My Amazing Maid opts to use eco-friendly cleaners.
- Healthier Home
Once you go green, you’ll be introducing fewer chemicals into your home. Every time you spray a fabric cleaner laden with harsh chemicals onto your furniture, those chemicals become airborne. They can be breathed in, stick to your clothes, and on your skin. Many conventional household cleaning products pose risks such as chemical burns on your skin and eyes. Studies have also shown that using a household cleaning spray, even as little as once a week, increases the risk of developing asthma. When you and your family’s health is on the line, why take the chance when you can use green, eco-friendly cleaners instead?
- Cleaner Environment
Naturally, when you use cleaners that contain harsh, corrosive chemicals in your home, those chemicals can be released into the environment. This pollutes the air we breathe in and the water we drink and use. By using eco-friendly cleaning products we can reduce the amount of pollution we contribute to our atmosphere. Oftentimes, green cleaning products also come in recyclable packaging which can also help reduce waste.
- Better Knowledge of the Ingredients
It’s no secret that many of the ingredients on the back of products in stores nowadays are unpronounceable. Not knowing what these ingredients and compounds are could be doing more harm than good. A pro to using eco-friendly products is that a lot of them use natural ingredients that are known to be healthier substitutes for the 76 letter words you’ll find on the back of your hardwood floor cleaner. For example, an ingredient in some conventional glass cleaners is butyl cellosolve. This toxic agent has been linked with liver and kidney damage in humans. A perfectly fine substitute is vinegar-based cleaners. Vinegar is a spectacular cleaner that will get your windows clean and streak-free without the potential risk of kidney damage.
- Fewer Antibacterials
Now this one may sound a little controversial, but as studies have been conducted, we have learned from the FDA that using antibacterial products isn’t as helpful as people initially thought. Washing your hands with antibacterial soap isn’t any better than washing your hands with regular soap. In fact, the American Medical Association claims that the frequent use of antibacterial products can actually promote resistance to antibiotics in the bacteria!
- Not Tested on Animals
Lastly, but certainly, not least, eco-friendly cleaning products are not tested on animals. This means that you can clean guilt-free while knowing that none of your furry friends were harmed in the making of your house cleaner.
Schedule Your Green Home Cleaning Today
At My Amazing Maid, our top priority is keeping you, your family, your pets, and your home safe. We put a great deal of research into choosing the products that we use so we can maintain a balance between eco-friendly cleaning and effective cleaning. To schedule your green home cleaning, visit our website and get your free instant estimate today!