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Facts & Myths About Eco Friendly Cleaning

There are a lot of different opinions out there about eco friendly cleaning products and weather or not they are safer than your regular household cleaners or if they actually do just as good of a job cleaning as the types of cleaners we are used to seeing. Here are some myth busters for you to keep in mind when purchasing green products or hiring an eco friendly cleaning company.
 
Going green is a safe and healthy alternative for your well-being and the environment

This depends on the ingredients of the cleaner. Of course things like vinegar and baking soda are safe ingredients to use around the house, but some products out there cannot really be classified as “green”. This is because there aren’t enough regulations on what an eco friendly product has to have in it, which means some chemicals can be added to products without notifying you of what they are but can still be labeled as “green”. Finding cleaners with plant based ingredients and certifications like Ecologo will ensure that the product is truly eco friendly.
 
Green cleaners are as good as non-green cleaners

Simply put – yes. Many people, including us at ecomaids and also the people at Green Seal can confirm that green cleaners work just as good as your common household cleaners.
 
They are good disinfectants

Eco friendly cleaning products that contain acidic ingredients such as citric acid, lactic acid and peroxide would be considered good disinfectants.
 
Cleaning with eco friendly products is more time consuming

Absolutely not. Some people think that it takes more time to clean harder stained areas with green products, but that is not true. There are many products out there that do just as good of a job in all areas of cleaning as traditional cleaners.
 
Green products cost more money

This can be true for some, but there are many green cleaning products that are in the same price range as conventional cleaners. The great things about going green is it gives you the ability to make your own solutions at home with simple household ingredients like vinegar and baking soda. See our post on cleaning your kitchen with everyday household ingredients for a variety of ways to make your own green cleaning products!
 
Environmentally friendly cleaning is a fad

There are a lot of people that thought going green was a new idea that wouldn’t last. But as more research was done, people and companies understood the importance of using non-toxic ingredients in cleaners, making green cleaning much more popular.
 
Using bleach makes a stronger eco friendly solution

This is not true. Bleach does a good job of killing germs, but is not a safe ingredient and isn’t considered eco friendly. Using bleach has been known to cause respiratory problems in children, which is one of the many concerns that also comes with using the traditional cleaners we know today.
 
At Ecomaids, we use 100% certified green cleaning products with the most natural ingredients and Ecologo and Green Seal certifications. We are your go-to eco friendly cleaning company in Guelph, Kitchener and Cambridge. Go green today!

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