Ahhhh, yes. Green cleaning. It’s the non-toxic kind of cleaning that folks are raving about these days. After sheltering inside for the better part of a year, just about everybody is focused on pollutant-free cleaning products. We want products that are not just safe for the planet but that, more importantly, support our health. Not many folks have totally mastered the art of cleaning almost anything without chemicals. So we offer this free guide.
From gunky baking pans to caked-up dust on blinds and ceiling fans, this free cleaning guide is about chemical-free ways to tidy up just about anything in your home. The good news? It’s not as costly as some might assume.
Ready to dig in to master the art of cleaning almost anything without using chemicals in the home?
Our customers always want to know which “green” products are safest — and most effective — when cleaning an entire house. Although there are many pH-balanced substances, products, and DIY ingredients that equal “green,” safe cleaning products typically defined as having:
Two safe and cost-effective ingredients that can clean almost anything spotless are Hot water and a generous squirt of dish soap. Let’s take that up a notch, though. What includes a dash of salt, a twist of lemon, and heightens your senses? Hint: It’s not a lemon margarita!
Believe it or not, some of the safest cleaning products to use in your entire home may be sitting right there in your very own cupboard.
Skip the harsh abrasives, yet still get a good scrub. Sodium chloride, also known as ordinary table salt, is nifty at removing stains and grime. It can clean almost anything when mixed with other ingredients, and it’s non-toxic and inexpensive. Generation after generation has relied on it as a cleaning agent in the home – since medieval times!
For a gentle scouring agent, any kind of salt will do:
For stubborn grease and odor buildup, use hot water, baking soda, and white distilled vinegar with salt to pour down your kitchen drain.
Tackle pots and pans by scrubbing away caked-on grease with a thin paste of salt, dish soap, and water.
For stubborn stains: Use a balled-up piece of foil with the above recipes.
Lemony, sparkling, and pristine. Lemon is a natural antiseptic and a great alternative to bleach. The rinds are filled with oil that adds shine to copper-bottom pans, fixtures, glass, stoves, and countertops.
Warning: We do not recommend using the following recipe on natural stone, marble, travertine, or tile, as vinegar can cause pitting.
When cleaning appliances, bathrooms, countertops (solid surfaces), or almost everywhere else in the home, try the following powerhouse lemon all-purpose cleaner recipe and clean almost anything with it:
70% isopropyl alcohol is a miracle solution for many reasons. For one, it can sanitize, disinfect, and clean countless areas inside your entire home.
Unpleasant smells can overtake homes in an instant, especially laundry rooms, bathrooms, and fishy kitchens! The United States Environmental Protection Agency says that typical air fresheners are filled with hazardous chemicals that irritate allergy sufferers and even cause cancer. So, skip the synthetic candle aisle and customize your own air freshener. Use a funnel to fill a spray bottle of your choice with the following ingredients, then spray into smelly rooms:
Most folks turn to bleach when it comes to cleaning and sanitizing many items in the home. However, there are too many health hazards from bleach, including potentially dangerous impacts to vision, allergy triggers, respiratory system, and skin.
Rest assured, the following bleach-free cleaning recipe will effectively (and safely) eliminate virtually any built-up scum throughout the home. Keep in mind: The following recipe is safe for natural stone, marble, tile, or travertine because it does not contain hydrogen peroxide or vinegar.
Use a funnel to pour the following ingredients into a spray bottle of your choice to use on scummy tubs and showers:
Are you inspired and invigorated now? I wouldn’t be surprised if you can now master the art of cleaning almost anything without chemicals in the home.
For almost two decades, we’ve vetted and trained crews on how to offer safe cleaning for allergy-suffering customers, pet owners, and parents with small children in the Greater Baltimore areas of Howard County, Columbia, and Silver Spring. Most customers want to avoid paying the cost of a cleaning company using harsh chemicals. And I’m not talkin’ about the cost of money here! I’m talkin’ about the cost of your health.
Trust me when I say your health is important to us here at Park Avenue Cleaning. For a professional clean, contact us today at 877-546-9837.