Choosing to go green is always the safer choice when it comes to cleaning your home. Many companies have created green products that you can use in your home without any worry that you are leaving behind toxic chemicals for your children or pets to stumble upon. There are also dozens of ideas in blog posts and on Pinterest about how you can create your own DIY green cleaning products. Because we here at Zerorez Austin take great pride in the green cleaning products and methods we have developed, we wanted to share with you some tips for green cleaning in your home as well as what you can do for the bigger cleaning projects such as the floors and other large surfaces of your home.
What Makes a Cleaner "Green?"
The term "green" simply means environmentally friendly. It means that the product doesn't contain toxic or harmful chemicals. Many household cleaning products contain harsh chemicals such as ammonia, phthalates, triclosan, and 2-butoxyethanol because they are said to make the cleaner more "powerful" or "effective." But what is the price you pay for using these "powerful" and "effective" household cleaners with toxic chemicals? Let's just say it's NOT WORTH IT.
Green cleaners kick aside these harmful chemicals and utilize more natural ingredients. Not only are green cleaning products much safer to use in the home, but they are also just as effective, if not more effective, than regular household cleaners that contain harsh chemicals.
How to Green Up Your Cleaning Routine
If you are ready to start using safer, greener products to keep your home clean, there are many readily available options at most stores. A major benefit of green cleaning, however, is that you can also make your own cleaners, sometimes for a fraction of the cost! Pinterest is a great place to start if you are interested in making your own green cleaning products such as an all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, grease cleaner, a disinfectant solution, toilet bowl cleaner, and furniture polish.
Switching to green cleaning doesn't have to be done all at once. Little by little you can try different green cleaners, homemade or store-bought, and find out which ones work best for you!
Green Cleaning Options for Bigger Projects
Finding a new green product such as an amazing all-purpose cleaner or disinfectant solution may seem like a good step towards greener cleaning, and it is! But what about those bigger projects like cleaning your carpets, upholstery, or tile and grout? That's where we can help! Here at Zerorez Austin our cleaning methods and products are all green and environmentally friendly. In fact, the Powered Water® that we use to remove dirt, bacteria, pathogens, and germs from your surfaces is so safe that you could even drink it! This non-toxic, food-grade enzyme destroys unpleasant smells instead of just masking them. Leaving zero residue behind after a cleaning from us your carpets, upholstery, and other surfaces are guaranteed to stay cleaner longer. There's no better time to switch to green carpet cleaning. Give us a call today at 512-290-9990 for more information about our safer cleaning services.