It’s finally time to open those windows, let some fresh air in, and spring clean your home!
We’ve already talked about spring cleaning your closet, and decluttering your home, which don’t really involve the use of cleaning products to get the job done. But when it comes to spring-cleaning supplies, you’ll want to use eco-friendly products that are safe for your family.
Let’s take a look at some of the chemicals you’ll want to avoid, as well as what kinds of products are OK to use.
Avoid these Toxic Cleaning Chemicals
– Chlorinated Phenols. Found in toilet cleaners & are toxic to respiratory & circulatory systems.
– Phenols. Typically found in disinfectants, they’re toxic to respiratory & circulatory systems.
– Diethylene Glycol. Found in window cleaners, it depresses the nervous system.
– Formaldehyde. We’ve all heard of this one. It’s found in spray & wick deodorizers, and it’s a respiratory irritant — and a suspected carcinogen.
– Butyl Cellosolve. This is common in all-purpose window (and other types of) cleaners. It damages bone marrow, the nervous system, kidneys & the liver.
Non-toxic Cleaning Supplies
The good news is that it’s easier than ever to make healthier choices!
In many cases, you’ll find eco-friendly or “green” products in your supermarket. If not, you can always make a trip to your local health food store to find non-toxic solutions. Some of the better brands are highlighted in an online Parents Magazine article titled, 7 best Green Cleaners for Your Home.
Another option is to learn how to make your own eco-friendly cleaning products. A Google search for “how to make eco friendly cleaning products” reveals an array of articles to help you get started.
At Klinke Cleaners, we take your health seriously. That’s why we never use perchloroethylene (PERC), a dry cleaning solution that’s considered hazardous by the EPA. Instead, we use a synthetic hydrocarbon solvent that’s non-hazardous and biodegradable.
Happy spring from all of us at Klinke Cleaners!