How to go green when cleaning your home
The sun has set on summer fun, but that doesn’t mean the good times have to end. Just move the party inside—after a little green cleaning. While there are a lot of products on the market that eliminate dirt, grease, and grime, many contain chemicals that may do more harm than good. Some individuals have concerns over chemicals seeping through plastic containers and contaminating nearby products, while others have allergic reactions to certain ingredients. Lucky for us, nature has a way of working things out. Several green cleaning solutions are available to keep a home spic, span, and free of chemicals. Here’s how to tackle your home cleaning au naturel.
The party may be indoors, but a guest’s first impression starts with their arrival. Make sure driveways, walkways, and porches are clean. Sweep off leaves and debris and brush down any cobwebs from the upper corners of the porch or around light fixtures.
As for the more stubborn stains, keep in mind, September is a perfect time to schedule your home’s annual power washing. Peak Power Wash is a professional power washing company in Maryland that can clean your exterior surfaces from driveways and walkways to porches and patios. Our soft wash technique is perfect for homeowners who want a gentle, green clean. We only use the finest environmentally friendly and biodegradable cleaners. Along with a soft pressure that won’t damage siding, window screens, or other areas.
Over time, indoor air can become stale—often picking up odors and even turning toxic. There’s plenty that can be done to improve air quality, however. Start by opening windows and doors throughout the house to allow fresh air in. Then, turn on fans to help circulate the incoming air. Air purifiers are helpful for removing allergens and contaminants throughout your home, but cheaper options also are available. Leafy green plants are nature’s way of filtering air, and they’ll improve your indoor air quality, too. For a more low-maintenance approach, remember that charcoal also absorbs odors. You can always place a few bowls of charcoal bricks throughout the house to cut down on unpleasant odors.
If company is on the way and you need a quick fix to mask an undesirable smell, try boiling herbs like cloves or cinnamon. Another option is mixing a solution of vinegar, water, and select essential oils like lavender, peppermint, or citrus. Spraying it around the house offers a pleasing fragrance that will also keep many insects away.
Bathrooms and Borax
Bathrooms tend to be small rooms with minimal air flow, so cleaning with harsh and strong-smelling chemicals can be problematic. Especially for those with respiratory issues. Instead, try the tough, all-natural cleaner borax. It’s used in many laundry detergents to make clothes cleaner and brighter, and it will do the same for your bathroom. Borax cleans, deodorizes, and disinfects, making it a perfect option for the bathroom. It inhibits mold and mildew growth and will make your tub and tiles look like new.
At Peak Power Wash, we understand the importance of green cleaning. For more than 20 years we have been serving the power washing needs of our clients in central Maryland and south-central Pennsylvania. More importantly, we do it in an environmentally friendly way every time. Call Peak Power Wash today for eco-conscious cleaning, unbeatable service, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee!