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Natural House Cleaning

June 11, 2019

As science progresses, studies are being done on how harmful everyday cleaning products can be to your health. Avoid using home cleaning products that could hurt you and your family and try all-natural alternatives.

Carpet Cleaners

Instead of using store-bought cleaning products that might contain the chemical perchloroethylene (or “PERC”), try having your carpets steam-cleaned instead. Water is heated to 200 degrees or more to naturally disinfect your home and clean your carpets. With a different attachment, steam cleaning Waco TX also can be used on appliances, bathtubs and windows.

Chlorine

Chlorine bleach is a powerful disinfectant that is unsafe if it comes into contact with skin, eyes or is somehow consumed. Try vinegar and baking soda to brighten whites in the laundry and kill germs around the house. The chemical effect that you remember from your third-grade volcano project is actually a powerful cleaning agent, getting rid of germs and buildup of mildew and stains.

Oven Cleaners

Highly toxic with a nasty smell, oven cleaners are one of those unnecessary household products that can be easily replaced with more eco-friendly varieties. Baking soda acts as a scrubbing agent, while Dawn will cut through grease and charred bits. Spritz vinegar over everything and let it sit for an hour or so. The grimy, burnt mess will be loosened and easy to wipe away, and you’re not subjecting yourself and your house to chemicals.

Ammonia

This is a popular one for polishing glass and things like kitchen sinks, but it is very hazardous to bare skin and the lungs. If it is mixed with chlorine, it is downright deadly. Instead of buying a bottle of Windex, clean your glass with vodka. Yes, you read that right. Vodka is a streak-free way to make your windows and stainless steel shine while killing germs in the process.

Keep yourself and your home clean and healthy without sacrificing your health. Go the green way to get household chores done.