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Should You Go Green when buying cleaning products

The question that we get a lot from clients is, " Should I go green when purchasing cleaning products from my home?" This is a questions and a preference that many individuals are switching to when cleaning their home and when maintaining in between cleaning when hiring professionals.

There are many perks on going green when purchasing cleaning materials or requesting organic and chemical free cleaning products from a professional cleaning service. We pride ourselves on having cleaning supplies that are chemical free for our clients.

Below are a few of the many reasons why Mack Maids is an advocate for chemical free cleaning supplies:

  1. Healthier Home If you go green, "No longer will there be chemicals absorbed into the skin or breathed in by the person cleaning," Reichert says. Health benefits extend to family members who are no longer breathing in cleaners lingering in the air and sitting on surfaces.

Studies have shown that using a household cleaning spray, even as little as once a week, raises the risk of developing asthma. Snow says that using green cleaning products can reduce the chances of developing asthma, which "today is the most common chronic illness and the leading cause of school absences due to chronic illness across the country."

  1. Purer Environment When you use many cleaning products, "harmful chemicals are being released into the environment," says Reichert. Not great for you and the people around you to breathe in.

Changing to greener methods, "helps reduce pollution to our waterways and the air and it minimizes your impact on ozone depletion and global climate change with fewer smog-producing chemicals," advises Snow. Many green products also use recyclable packaging which minimizes waste.

  1. Safer Products Conventional cleaning products pose risks such as chemical burns to the cleaner's skin and eyes. Green cleaners aren't corrosive and meet strict standards regarding inhalation toxicity, combustibility and skin absorption.

  2. Better Air Quality As with most people, Snow can't stand the "stench of strong chemical odors." Many green cleaning products -- including store bought and ones you can make at home -- include pleasant natural essential oils. Reichert even refers to cleaning with these products as her "aromatherapy."

  3. Less Expensive "For home cleaning, vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, etc. can do the trick for pennies on the dollar, compared to buying conventional cleaning products," Snow says. Why go out and buy products when you can use things you already have in your pantry?

Investing in green products also makes sense for companies. "The cost of environmentally friendly cleaning products has become much more competitive, while cleaning in an environmentally sound way reduces the risk of sick days for employees and the risk of fires and chemical spills," mentions Snow.

What are some of your favorite chemical free cleaning products that you have used in the past or are currently utilizing?

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