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go green cleaning tipsBack in the day we all grew up with cleaning products that were designed with the sole purpose of destroying everything in their path. Many of these products are now frowned on for their dubious health and environmental implications. The good news is today we have plenty of natural products and techniques that can keep your home fresh and clean without the toxic side effects.

Top Green Cleaning Tips

Green Cleaning Products

Start paying more attention to the cleaning products you purchase off the shelf. Companies are realizing the importance of the health and environmental impact of their products. Many of these new products are non-toxic, biodegradable, and made using renewable resources rather than being petroleum based. Another option is to go with the mix your own strategy. Vinegar or baking soda mixed with warm water makes an excellent all purpose cleaner.

Air Quality in Your Home

The air inside our homes is more toxic than the air outside. The presence of toxic materials and substances builds in a confined space, which is exactly what your home is if you keep it locked up. Open the windows and let the fresh air outdoors circulate and replace the air that has been trapped in your home. Plants are also helpful at filtering the air within your home.

Avoid Antibacterial Soaps & Cleaners

The FDA has found that antibacterial soaps and hand cleansers do not work better than standard soap and water, and should be avoided. By using antibacterial cleaners all you are doing is aiding in the creation of more powerful germs which are created by the bacteria who survive the chemical attack, producing offspring that are now immune to future attacks.

Green Air Fresheners

Want your home to smell like fresh cinnamon before company arrives? Instead of grabbing an aerosol can and hosing down each room, boil some water and cinnamon in the kitchen. The natural aroma will circulate and make your home smell delicious.

Stop Tracking in Toxins

Did you ever stop to think about all the toxins on the bottom of your shoes? All of the oil, antifreeze, waste, pollution, pollen, and who knows what is clinging onto your shoes for dear life. That is until you step inside and it hops off on the carpet. Invest in a welcome mat and try taking your shoes off when you enter your home.

If your rugs or carpets are ready for a professional clean, call McGeorge Brothers ChemDry of Kansas City today at 816-533-4377.

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