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How Eco-Friendly Cleaning Keeps You Safe


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We live in a busy society where efficiency is everything. When you head to the store, you grab the food that is going to cook the fastest and the cleaning products that promise to be both effective and fast. There is no time for you to slow down and check what the cleaning products contain and if they are safe for your family. However, if you took a second to look at your cleaning products, you would realize how harmful they truly are. Here is how switching to eco-friendly cleaning products helps to keep your family safe.

Avoids Harsh Chemicals

More than half of conventional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that the Environmental Protection Agency has not approved. These unapproved chemicals are either associated with health risks or lack the research needed to guarantee their safety. They can contaminate your home and make it unsafe for your family. Just a few of the long-term associated health risks include increased risk of cancer, brain damage, nerve damage, and birth defects. With eco-friendly cleaning products, you ensure that you aren’t releasing harmful chemicals when cleaning your house. Since eco-friendly cleaning products are made with all-natural, pure ingredients, you do not have to worry about unapproved chemicals.

Protects Against Asthma

Conventional cleaning products also carry respiratory health risks. Studies show using conventional cleaning products can raise the risk of asthma. Using common cleaning sprays even as little as once a week can have negative effects. Instead, choosing an eco-friendly product gets rid of the dirt and dust without the increased risk of asthma. This is especially important if you have young children.

Decreases Risks

Cleaning with harsh chemicals is not only dangerous in the long run. Conventional cleaners can be extremely dangerous if ingested. If your child or pet gets a hold of your cleaning products, there could be irreversible consequences. Even if your cleaning supplies are safely locked away, residue left after cleaning can cause problems.  Because conventional cleaners contain harsh chemicals, residue left on toys or surfaces can be dangerous if ingested by small children.

Cleaning products can also be damaging to adults if they get in your eyes or come in contact with sensitive skin.  Every time you clean with conventional products, you are at risk for chemical burns. Eco-friendly cleaning products, on the other hand, do not carry these risks. In fact, many eco-friendly products are even made of ingredients we commonly cook with, like vinegar or baking soda.

Avoids Strong Odors

Conventional cleaning products often give off strong odors. These odors (and the chemicals that cause them) can result in headaches, light-headedness, coughing, and sneezing.  Not to mention the long-term respiratory and neurological effects breathing in these chemicals can have. If you switch to eco-friendly cleaning products, you never have to worry about breathing in unclear air, as all products are non-toxic. In addition, many eco-friendly products are scented with natural, soothing ingredients like lemon or lavender, which will freshen up your home.

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Don’t risk your family’s health by using conventional cleaning products. Saving the time and money is not worth risking your family’s lives. When it comes to cleaning, choose eco-friendly cleaning products and companies. This will protect you and your family from serious health risks. For all of your eco-friendly cleaning needs call Green Genie today at 716-221-6829.

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Don’t Power Wash: Green Cleaning Alternatives

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Green cleaning is becoming more popular, as more people are growing concerned with the harsh chemicals that make up typical housecleaning products. While it’s easy to find a variety of interior green cleaning products, many people are still releasing harmful chemicals into the outside air when they clean their home’s exterior. When cleaning your home’s exterior, you may think there is no harm done since the chemicals are releasing into the open air. However, chemicals in many pressure washing cleaners and other home exterior cleaners are harmful to the environment and you. When it comes to cleaning your home’s exterior, there are green cleaning solutions that are safe for you and the environment.

Pressure Washing Your Home

Green cleaning your home’s exterior is easily done using water and a pressure washer. When you use only soap, water, and a pressure washer, you are not releasing any harmful chemicals into the air. While you may think chemicals are necessary for a deeper clean, they are not. The soap used in green pressure washing gives you the same results as a chemical pressure washing. In addition, green pressure washing doesn’t strip away paint, sealants, and layers of building materials like harsher chemicals can.

Deck Cleaning

It’s easy to forget about your deck since you don’t use it throughout the whole year. When it is finally warm enough to start using your deck again and you realize how dirty it’s become, your first instinct may be to reach for the pressure washer to clean off all the mold and mildew. However, pressure washing not only wastes water but it also damages the wood. Instead of pressure washing your deck, you should be using green cleaning products to remove mold and mildew. Green cleaning companies use a solution that is gentle enough to preserve the wood but strong enough to give your deck the cleaning it deserves.

Roof Cleaning

Your roof is what protects your entire home. When it comes to roofs, there is no such thing as a small problem. Even a little leak means your roof materials are aging and decaying. Choosing the wrong cleaning solution can aggravate these issues. A cleaning solution like pressure washing can cause damage due to the chemicals. Using green cleaning solutions instead helps preserve your roof while ensuring it gets thoroughly cleaned.

Rather than using harsh chemicals to clean your home’s exterior, by utilizing a green cleaning company, you can protect your health and help preserve the environment. Green Genie uses only green products to ensure the best and safest results. Call Green Genie today at 716-462-4432. Green Genie understands that your home is an extension of your well-being.

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