The need to sanitize and clean our homes has become more of a priority in recent months after the COVID-19 outbreak. With the all-important need to keep our homes clean, there has also been a surge in cleaning chemical related poisonings. The beginning of 2020 saw calls to poison control centers spike by 20%. Many of those calling described difficulties breathing, dizziness, and vomiting as symptoms of inhaling or ingesting their cleaning products.
It’s understandable that we all feel the urgent need to sanitize and disinfect our homes, but the corresponding spike in related poisonings from chemical cleaners is concerning. Our health and well-being doesn’t need to be sacrificed in order to have our homes clean and virus free.
Know Your Cleaning Products
One of the most important steps in preventing these poisonings is to know for certain the products that you are using. We need to know what is in the products we are using before we use them. Checking the back of the products at the list of ingredients is something we can all do to prevent harm to ourselves. If you’ve hired the local maid service to clean your home, you can politely inquire about what products they use when they clean your home.
All of this is as simple as reading the back label of your product, and you can even research the possible effects the ingredients might have on your health.`1
What is actually lurking inside chemical cleaners might be alarming. It’s enough to make us all uncomfortable. The good news is that we don’t have to settle for harmful, toxic chemical cleaners to effectively clean our homes.
There are safe, natural alternatives!
A Safe Alternative to Chemical Disinfectants
If using and inhaling chemicals is a risk to our health, then what is the safe alternative? Maid to Shine believes in using natural, safe, 100% green cleaning products. It protects the clients we clean for, and it protects our cleaning techs from constantly inhaling or accidentally ingesting harmful chemicals.
Do your research. A quick Google search can show you safe, natural alternatives to chemical cleaners. Do some follow up research to make sure that the natural products are exactly what they are advertised to be and are genuinely green products!
Even in uncertain times with COVID-19, there are safe and ethical ways to have your homes sanitized. It’s even possible for professional cleaning services to provide a green clean, too! A little bit of investigative research will clue you into what is safe and what is not. You and your family deserve the peace of mind knowing that you aren’t poisoning your body with toxic chemicals.