Natural Cleaning Products for Spring Cleaning

March 16th, 2011
By Brandon Boyewsky

If you are already looking forward to warm days ahead, it’s time to think about spring cleaning. However, before you start cleaning the house from top to bottom, you might want to consider shifting to natural cleaning products.

Natural cleaning products pose no threat to you and your family’s health. They do not harm the environment unlike traditional cleaning products, so you can do your cleaning as often as you like without fear you are polluting the Earth or harming living things.

Many cleaning services in Chicago are offering these cost-efficient alternatives to harmful household cleaning products because they have realized that customers are growing more and more concerned about their health and the environment.

When people clean their homes, particularly during spring cleaning, tons and tons of toxic chemicals from household cleaning products they use are released into their homes.

Phosphates, heavy metals, neurotoxins, carcinogens like trisodium nitrilotriacetate, allergens, sodium hypochlorite in chlorine bleach, sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, and other chemicals are sprayed into the air, swept out onto the ground or washed down the drains.

These toxic chemicals eventually reach water sources like stream, rivers, and the sea contaminating them or changing the pH balance, and killing marine life. Algal blooms are not uncommon when you have an abundance of phosphates in the water.

Living things like plants and animals also get affected by these chemicals. Think of livestock that feed or walk on the earth and drink water.

Shifting to natural cleaning products is not just marketing advice dished out by cleaning services Chicago, but a necessity. It has to be done, especially during spring cleaning—where most heavy cleaning happens—to prevent further pollution of the environment.

Using natural cleaning products would also help prevent allergies, respiratory diseases, cancer, and even reproductive abnormalities.

When it’s spring cleaning time again and you do not want to use toxic cleaners, you can go for the natural cleaning products that you can find in your home.

For example, cornstarch from your kitchen can be used to polish your furniture with. It can also be used to clean carpets and windows.

Another item readily available in kitchens would be baking soda. Baking soda is a natural deodorizer and can counter acids.

Lemon juice as well as vinegar are also natural deodorizers and can be used to clean surfaces like glass or metal.

As you can see, there are many natural cleaning products just lying around your house. All you need to do is find out what they are and, with a little help from cleaning services Chicago, you can do your spring cleaning as safely as possible for your health and the environment.

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