You may have seen stacks of commercially produced and ‘green’ household cleaning products lined in the aisles of your local grocery store. You may have been even tempted to buy these environmentally friendly products but the truth is; do we actually know what we are buying? Moreover, what does 100% natural mean anyway? Excellence Janitorial Services & Carpet Cleaning, a house cleaning service in Bakersfield that has your best interest at heart, shares some information that could make the lives of homeowners helpful when it comes to buying green cleaning products.
Check for Full Disclosure of Ingredients
The ingredients list attached to cleaning supplies are very different from those listed on food labels. You won’t find ingredients listed on cleaning supplies’ labels in the form of amount of an ingredient that’s included in that product. In fact, manufacturers aren’t even required to list down the ingredients for cleaning supplies, unless the product contains disinfectants or hazardous items.
To be absolutely sure that you’re getting a ‘green’ cleaning product, look for manufacturers that list the ingredients used in their cleaning products either on the label or on their website.
Don’t Be Dazzled By Some Claims
It’s easy to be dazzled by claims made by most companies on their products that, even while true, aren’t impressive. Why? Take your cleaner container for example; the product doesn’t contain any CFCs and shows claim of being environmentally friendly. Did you know manufacturers have been banned from using CFCs from aerosol products since the late 70s? Similar is the case with phosphate free claims in most household products, with the exception of dishwasher detergent.
Check the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)
Are you still worried about whether the cleaning products you’ve chosen are as environment friendly as they claim to be? To be absolutely sure, you’ll have to spend time researching and finding the products’ Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). This sheet will provide specific information about any particular cleaning product’s flash and boiling points, the chemicals and potential hazards that are to be found, etc. Finding the MSDS of a specific cleaning product has become quite easy as nowadays more and more companies create online libraries where such information is available.
One other way to apply your environment friendly thinking to home cleaning is by hiring the best janitorial service there is. When it comes to home and carpet cleaning, Excellence Janitorial Service & Carpet Cleaning offers its clients complete Green and natural solutions for residential as well as commercial offices.
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