Offices are likely one of the most prominent sources of entirely avoidable waste production. The office environment cultivates an atmosphere in which no one individual feels responsible for the garbage produced. Single use disposable items are commonplace. Without anyone to take the reins and steer towards environmental and economic conservancy, offices tend to spiral down the path of least resistance. Cleaning products are a major example of this problem. Offices are apt to throw away used containers of cleaning product and simply buy a replacement.
Bleach is likely known to be the most common household cleaner worldwide. It has a reputation as the toughest of those cleaners. This reputation is well merited by its ability to break down nearly any mess. Bleach is, in many ways, a brute force cleaning product. It makes up for what it lacks in subtlety in sheer cleaning power. While this cleaning power is a great tool, there are some finer points to the use of bleach. There’s a bit more to it than meets the eye. Here are some of the most common errors that people make when they clean with bleach.
Bathtubs are one part of the home that likely doesn’t get cleaned as often or as thoroughly as it should be. A common fallacy among cleaners is that anything that does the cleaning doesn’t need cleaning itself. This is usually as far from the truth as anything can be. Anything doing the cleaning is likely receiving the dirt and grime itself. This is true of the common bathtub. While it might not face the same buildup as a wash rag or sponge, it does face a buildup of dirt and grime. Cleaning regularly and cleaning well is a major concern when it comes to cleaning a tub.
We don’t get pets to make them sick from the toxic cleaning products that can sometimes find their way into our kitchen cabinets. Even if there’s not an immediate reaction in a dog or cat’s system, this doesn’t mean a cleaning product isn’t having a long-term effect that could shorten their lives. The most pet-friendly and pet-safe cleaning products are those which are all-natural. Here are a few of our top picks for what to choose for use around your pet.
As a parent, eventually you develop some tricks when it comes to caring for a household that’s routinely filled with children playing, spilling, creating messes, and plain doing things they shouldn’t. If it’s true when they say that ‘Mom always knows best’ or ‘Dad always knows best’, here’s some of our favourite cleaning hacks on how to remove stains and keep your home sparkling.
Too much dust in the home or office can cause your health to take a hit. The reduction of dust is a good thing which is why homeowners and cleaners, for years, have vacuumed, swept, and wiped off furniture regularly.
Very few of us understand the true consequences that settled dust can have among those occupying an indoor space day-in and day-out. We are spending more time indoors than ever, with the average person living almost 90 percent of their day between four walls and a ceiling. Indoor environments influence how we feel, mentally and physically, and air quality matters.
Now that summer’s almost here, chances are you’re more or less done a lot of your spring cleaning. So nothing’s left to do but sit down and stare out your window. But wait! Is that a smudge?
Your windows may need the occasional spray and wipe this summer, and with that comes the need for a glass and window cleaner. If you have a lot of windows in your home or office, you may need a lot of it to ensure they stay clear. This is particularly challenging for businesses with glass entryways as they get filled everyday with finger smudges, handprints, and grease marks. Every night, commercial cleaners make it a point to tackle glass and windows regardless of what else they have planned as these areas are usually among the first to acquire dirt.
Energize your home this summer with a newly cleaned, sprayed and wiped, and spotless home kitchen. Look around and imagine those shiny countertops, streak-less stovetop, and all around crumb-free environment. There’s a lot of opportunity to mess things up in a kitchen. It’s the sort of place where messes are made. To help keep things easy and efficient, here are a few kitchen cleaning tips to remember.
Wipe in an ‘S’ shape.
When you wipe down kitchen surfaces, don’t go in a circle as this will just move around the dirt you have. Instead, use an ‘S’ movement to help lift and pick up residue. The ‘S’ movement has been proven to be one of the more effective wipes there is.
A mix of vinegar and water is an absolute godsend when it comes to cleaning in the home or commercially. It’s non-toxic, all natural, inexpensive, and best of all – it cleans almost everything. That said, there are a few things that a vinegar cleaner should never touch.
Cleaning vinegar should not be used to clean any marble, granite, or soapstone surfaces, for example. The acidity will cause the natural stone to lose its shine gradually over time. You also shouldn’t use vinegar to clean knives or anything involving egg as the acidity has a reaction to eggs that will make them more difficult to remove.
Household cleaners are an almost universally used product. Today’s consumers are environmentally savvy and want cleaning products to reflect that. Awareness is one of the limiting factors for eco-friendly cleaners. Here are some great eco-friendly cleaners you might not know.
Counter Culture produces a number of different cleaning sprays. They have floor cleaners, all-purpose sprays, and air fresheners, all all-natural, of course. The all-purpose spray is great for tricky granite countertops that conventional sprays might damage over time.