Giving back to the environment and doing your part to preserve nature should be at the top of your new year resolutions list this 2017. As any homeowner or business would know, it’s vitally important to protect those occupying your property through responsible cleaning methods as well as taking nature conservation and preservation into consideration. In order to keep up with the times and adopt safer cleaning methods, have a look at the following tips on how to go green in your cleaning routine.
- Dispose of harsh cleaning products appropriately
Some cleaning products are water soluble meaning they’re mixed with water when cleaning anyway. These types of products can be poured down the drain. Other products such as bathroom cleaners/disinfectants, glass cleaners, and carpet cleaners should be disposed of in the trash. Always check the labels for proper disposal guidelines and wrap the containers in paper before disposing them in the trash.
- Use antibacterial cleaners with caution
Although many individuals believe in using antibacterial cleaners to disinfect, the risk of super germs being bred that can survive and cause more damage is extremely plausible; thus making soap and water just as effective as antibacterial measures. Always think twice before implementing harsh chemicals to kill germs.
Instead of trying to follow the rules yourself, you might as well hire a professional cleaning company specialising in eco-friendly cleaning methods. Whether you’re a homeowner or own a business, having someone clean that knows what they’re doing is always a bonus. Besides, this way you know your property is in good hands.
- Ditch the dryer and air dry your laundry
Not only does drying cause damage to your clothes, conventional dryers are also the leaders in Perchloroethylene; a toxic solvent that creates smog. Instead, why not opt for a clothesline in your backyard and allow mother nature to take care of the rest; cutting down on your electricity bills and preserving your clothes and surrounding air.