Green and Natural Cleaning for Healthy Home

Most of the working women feel as if they are working for a second shift, when they have to spend hours to clean a house after coming from office. Many of them feel that they are not able to clean the house to that extent, which a healthy house requires. For them, availing home cleaning services is the best option. There are companies that offer green and natural cleaning services.

When reviews about cleaning services were taken from women availing these services, most of them accepted the fact that they were able to balance work and personal life. Now, they do not have to worry about the cleanness of the house. To keep the family healthy and safe is the major concern of women.

Living in a clean environment is beneficial for families in many ways. Some of the benefits are:

* Improves the mood and morale of occupants
* Improves health and prevents diseases and allergies
* Reduces pollution and dust in house
* Increases life of properties in house

In Ottawa, home cleaning companies offer natural and certified green cleaning services. They even offer specialized services like interior air quality improvement, which is especially beneficial in case there are kids in the house. Environment friendly cleaning is for women seeking long-term benefits for their families and pets. Green cleaning helps in reducing carbon footprint on the planet.

Home cleaning companies do not use cleaning products, which can lead to health problems like asthma and allergies, attention disorders, or cancer. Their cleaning professionals undergo special training for green cleaning. This educates them about the use of cleaning solutions and equipments like HEPA vacuums and microfibers that are Green certified. Basic principle of green cleaning program:

* Looking for inside and outside ways: Mostly, pollutants enter the house through feet; so, indoor air quality programs are important to trap and remove dirt before it enters the house.

* Use of Environment Friendly Products: Reduced usage of cleaning chemicals to provide natural and green cleaning.

* Vacuuming, extraction, rinsing and drying. Carpets are the favourite place for mould growth. Special vacuuming techniques are used for efficient cleaning.

* Mechanical capturing of dirt: Use products like microfiber dusting cloths and flat mops, to eliminate the need of chemicals.

* Focus on special places: Cleaning of special areas such as doorknobs, railing and other fixtures, to which people come in contact frequently.

* Applying disinfectant in restrooms: Bathrooms are the most germ prone area in the house; so disinfectants are used.

* Use of green products: Use of recycled chlorine-free paper tissues and towels

Green and certified natural cleaning companies follow these principles to make houses germ-free for healthy living.

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Green House Cleaning – Using Green Cleaning Supplies

With the increase in allergies in children and cancer in adults, many people are concerned with the chemicals they are using in their home and garden. There are effective alternatives to clean your home using green cleaning supplies. These green cleaning tips will save you money and help save the environment. Best of all – you probably already have these supplies in your cupboard – so you can start green cleaning right away! Some of the best natural cleaning products are baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar, and water.

Lemon juice: Get rid of stains on your kitchen counter top by applying lemon juice and letting it sit for a few minutes. Then simply scrub the area with baking soda and wipe with a damp cloth. In your bathroom, clean your glass shower door by applying pure lemon juice onto the glass. Just spray it with warm water and wipe it off with a clean cloth.

Vinegar: Use vinegar to kill weeds that pop up between your interlock bricks in the driveway. It is best to spray the vinegar on the weeds after a few days of hot, dry weather, when the weeds will really soak up the liquid. Diluted vinegar also serves as a good floor cleaner for ceramic tiles – it leaves behind a nice shine & does not dull the finish. Vinegar is also a natural fabric softener. Add half a cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle for soft, static free clothes.

Baking soda: Use baking soda to control odours around the home. Put an open box in the refrigerator to control odours from food. Keep a box in the locker or closet where you store shoes and sports gear. Sprinkle some baking powder in the garbage can or cat litter box before you insert the liner. Baking soda is also a natural stain fighter for fabrics. Just apply a mixture of 6 tablespoons of baking powder with a half cup of warm water to stains before washing.

For an all purpose cleaning spray, combine baking soda with white vinegar, water, and a few drops of antibacterial tea tree oil. Wash out empty spray bottles and reuse them with this natural cleanser.

Steam cleaners are a great alternative now that they make ones for the home costing around $ 100. Some brands are Haan FS20-Plus 800-Watt Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer, H2O and Shark, which come with reusable, washable cleaning pads. You can use the cleaners on tile, marble, wood, etc. You will be amazed how clean your floors will be using only water (turned into steam).  I own a Haan steam cleaner and absolutely love it. I have not needed any cleaning solution for my floors for over 8 months! Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer.

Rather than chemical sprays to make your home and bathrooms smell like flowers, why not put out some fresh flowers or potpourri in a decorative container? Potpourri lasts a long time and can be placed in decorative bowls in bathrooms, halls, bedrooms, etc. You can also make little satchels out of mesh bags and put them in your drawers to make your clothes smell nice.

Stephanie Browning, also known as Eco Chick, writes and educates on green living, environmental issues and raising healthy, eco-conscious kids. For more information on green living, visit http://www.planetecochick.blogspot.com.