Green House Cleaning Products

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When it comes to completing chores around your house, such as cleaning your bathroom, kitchen and other rooms it’s important to pay attention at the cleaning products that you are using, especially if you own older appliances. Why that matters, you might ask. Well, if you read some microwave oven reviews on, you might notice that the latest models have special interior coatings which prevent stains. So a new microwave oven will be a lot easier to clean than an older model which is made of lower quality materials. That being said, if you own old appliances, you will have to put some effort into cleaning them, especially if you are environmentally conscious. Don’t settle for chemically-based home cleaning supplies, when there are a variety of traditional methods that you can use to clean your house. In this article, we will show you some green products that are safe to use when cleaning the floors, tiles and furniture.

Air freshener

Instead of using commercial air fresheners that include harmful contaminants and chemicals, it’s advisable to use other methods. Baking soda, for instance, can absorb unpleasant odors around the house when put in a small bowl. Lemon juice or vinegar are another two efficient green air fresheners that can absorb bad odors from your fridge, microwave oven or your entire kitchen. If you place several bowls of dried herbs, flowers or even fresh coffee grounds on the counter you can also rid your kitchen of unpleasant smells.

Mold removal methods

Mold growing in the basement or in the bathroom is more common that you think, and for people who have allergies, asthma problems or are more sensitive at allergies, mold can soon turn into a health concern. Your best solution would be to install a dehumidifier to extract the extra moisture in the air and kill the mold spores. If you don’t know which dehumidifier would do a better job, check out the website and see which are the best rated units. For mold removal, you can also use hydrogen peroxide (3%) which can be found at a local pharmacy and mix it with two parts water in a spray bottle. Spray the substance on areas with mold and wait for an hour or more before wiping it clean. However, this solution will only remove mold, but it will not prevent its reappearance, so you need to get to the cause of the problem and keep the humidity in your home under control.

Cleaning the drains

When it comes to cleaning the drains, you will want to use a safe cleaning product that will not affect your metal or plastic pipes. If you have metal plumbing you can try out this next tip. Mix 1/2 cup salt in 4 liters water and heat the solution for 10 minutes or so, then pour it down the drain. You can also pour 1/2 cup of vinegar with 1/2 of baking soda down the drain to clean your pipes in a more efficient manner. If you have plastic pipes don’t use boiling water because they can melt quite easily when using boiling water in excess.

All-Purpose cleaner

An efficient solution for cleaning different surfaces would be to combine 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1/4 cup of baking soda into 1/2 gallon of water and use the mixture obtained to clean your house. You can clean your bathroom fixtures, mirrors, shower, rub, kitchen counters and so on. Another solution would be to use an all-purpose cleaner that includes natural ingredients, such as lemon extract.

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