February 16th 2015

Ecologically Sustainable Cleaning

Ecologically Sustainable Cleaning is the way of the future for home cleaning. With increasing concern for the environment and an ever growing ecologically sustainable mindset in Utah. Green cleaning is pushing all the boundaries in both commercial and home cleaning.

You may ask, why the push for green cleans? Cleaning products are often released into the environment upon manufacturing and use of. Cleaning products are released to the environment during normal use through evaporation of volatile components and rinsing down the drain of residual product from cleaned surfaces and sponges. Janitorial staff and others who perform cleaning can be exposed to concentrated cleaning products. However use of green cleaning products can prevent complications that may come about to those who come into contact with excessive cleaning products.

Certain ingredients in cleaning products can present hazard concerns to exposed populations (e.g., skin and eye irritation in workers) or toxicity to aquatic species in waters receiving inadequately treated wastes (note that standard sewage treatment effectively reduces or removes most cleaning product constituents). The use of green cleaning products in the home can prevent such hazards to both people and our Australian wildlife.

Ingredients containing phosphorus or nitrogen can contribute to nutrient-loading in water bodies, leading to adverse effects on water quality. These contributions, however, are typically small compared to other point and non-point sources. Vinegar and Bi Carbonate soda are effective means of cleaning small stubborn spots within the home, without having to resort to hazardous chemicals.

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