We often hear the term “green cleaning” but it’s difficult to know what that exactly entails. Being a green cleaner means you use eco-friendly cleaning supplies. There are multiple benefits to using green cleaning supplies, the biggest being that they keep our environment healthy.
The great thing about being a green cleaner is that there are a lot of options. You can incorporate a few or become the ultimate green cleaning machine. While we recommend using as many environmentally healthy cleaning substances as you can, we understand it’s not always possible.
There really is no true definition of an official “green cleaner,” but here are a few of the most common definitions:
1. Some may think someone is a green cleaner if they only use homemade products and natural ingredients, like baking soda and lemon. This means the individual makes and mixes all of his or her cleaning supplies and uses products from the grocery store.
2. Others consider a green cleaner someone who uses cleaning products that have been specially manufactured to be healthy for the environment or just avoid products that contain artificial ingredients. Many of these products are also biodegradable and are in recyclable packaging.
3. Others simply consider fair-trade items as eco-friendly. Fair-trade products meet specific labor and environmental standards. Fair-trade products are often developed through sustainable or organic practices.
As you can see, there are many ways to be a green cleaner and ultimately it’s up to you how you choose your cleaning products. If you’re not sure if a product is environmentally safe, take a look at the ingredients. Generally speaking, if you can’t pronounce the word or it includes “artificial,” it’s likely not a healthy ingredient.
By becoming a green cleaner, you are helping the environment and improving the air quality of your own home. Using green products may cost more, but they’re worth it, short and long term.
For more information about green cleaning and finding a reliable San Diego restoration company, do not hesitate to visit us online or give us a call 24/7!