The eco wave increasingly captures many aspects of our way of life. The desire of people, businesses and society to take adequate care of the environment is highly valued today and implies a fair use of various cleaning techniques and detergents.
Chemistry has become a part of everyday life and is still prevalent in cleaning products. But more and more people wonder if it is worth relying on it to achieve cleanliness in the home.
Increasingly, people are interested in alternatives to aggressive products and return to already forgotten but effective cleaning methods with natural products.
Upon entering each store, you will see many cleaners for different surfaces. They are products of modern chemistry and are preferred due to their aggressive effects, as they quickly corrode and remove contaminants.
Principle of eco-cleaning
Eco-cleaning aims to optimise non-chemical cleaning techniques, thus striving not to negatively affect the environment, which is already seriously threatened by human activities in the late 20th and early 21st century.
During this cleaning, people avoid all preparations and methods harmful to health and the environment.
Eco cleaning – a modern choice
Pursuing a healthy life is already driving many people and families to reorient to eco-cleaning. That means using products that do not contain many harmful chemicals will not create an unhealthy environment. Increasingly, during the intermediate cleaning between the requests for basic cleaning by a professional company, the homeowners rely on products available in the cabinets – soda, vinegar, salt, for cleaning surfaces. The desire to clean with eco products is growing in families with people with allergic reactions and households with young children and pets.
Advantages of eco-cleaning methods
We have already mentioned some of the advantages of this cleaning above. We will systematise all the benefits below:
Eco-cleaning products do not contain harmful ingredients such as chlorine and phosphates and do not cause allergies. After cleaning, the environment is not saturated with chemicals and cleaning with eco-friendly products is cheaper.
The most popular eco-type cleaners
We will first look at baking soda. Many housewives clean sinks and pots with this product. It is an excellent product for achieving purity mixed with water to obtain a paste. It lights the silverware, and when we pour soda into the canal, vinegar and cover the hole, begins a powerful unclogging and corrosion of the accumulated deposits.
Baking soda, which we know very well and find in every home, is ideal for cleaning many items. We can successfully use it to clean almost everything – from the sink in the bathroom and toilet to the silverware, which we use only on special occasions. In addition to soda’s excellent cleaning properties, it successfully removes unpleasant odours.
Lemon juice – this everyday product that is entirely natural has unique properties when it comes to eco-cleaning. It can clean contaminated items and has properties that make it work as a slightly less reactive natural bleach. It will invariably come in handy.
Apple cider vinegar: Another product that we find in virtually every kitchen. It has excellent cleaning properties, especially when removing grease or darkening metal containers. It is also ideal for cleaning some ornaments from the interior of a home, such as mirrors and windows.
Vinegar is an acid that deals with unpleasant odours and corrodes contaminants on surfaces without corroding them, as it is not very strong or aggressive. With vinegar, you can remove the layer of limestone on the sink and bathroom faucets and clean windows and mirrors to shine. The blend of baking soda and vinegar is an even more effective cleaning agent due to the reaction between the two products.
Using this product is very economical. Use soap nuts in a bag in the washing machine for washing. One dose of about ten halves of nuts can use up to 4 times. You can also prepare detergent for hand washing and washing dishes.
The above cleaning substances can replace the chemical and unsafe agents you will find in stores. In practice, you can decide which detergent to use because even if you forgot to buy one, you will find something environmentally friendly and safe in your kitchen.
A few additional ideas for eco-cleaning
More tips to help you if you want to minimise the use of harsh chemicals that can be dangerous to you and the environment:
- Use dishwashing detergents that do not contain chlorine and have a minimal presence of phosphates in their composition (phosphates are part of the compounds of the element phosphorus).
- When cleaning the bathroom and other rooms, use non-aerosol detergents, as there is a risk of ignition. Although aerosol products have been subject to strict control in recent years, a small number still contain chemicals unfavourable to the atmosphere. And this can not fit into the idea of eco-cleaning.
- If you have decided to clean carpets at home, it is much better to turn to a professional company that uses far more non-toxic detergents. They achieve significantly better results thanks to sophisticated fabric-washing technologies.
Eco steam cleaning
Eco steam cleaning has become increasingly popular in recent years. There are reasons – many advantages and no disadvantages. This type of home cleaning uses the power of water heated to 160º, which produces the so-called “dry steam”. It cleans and disinfects every surface it comes in contact with, from soft floors, through windows and all kinds of faience, terracotta and other hard floors.
You can now find microfiber towels for different surfaces – for glass, for faience and others, and universal towels. With them, you can clean without any detergents. You may need to moisten the towel or surface.
This way, you can clean windows, floors and other objects, which is the most environmentally friendly, as you do not use any detergent.
Eco cleaning of the washing machine
No matter how much time you have, set aside half an hour a week to clean this essential appliance. Each wash leaves some dirt inside the washing machine. Prepare a mixture of 2 teacups of vinegar and a cup of soda and water. Pour the mixture of soda and water into the detergent compartment. And pour the vinegar into the drum. Then run the washing machine for a long cycle at the highest temperature. Wait for the cycle to end, which will complete the cleaning of the drum.
You need eco-cleaning products if you want to protect your health and the health of your loved ones while protecting the environment from pollution.
In this regard, more and more households are looking for a safer and more natural way to clean their home with non-toxic products without causing allergic reactions and skin damage and effectively eliminating pollution.