Organic Cleaning Products:
A Safer and Healthier Choice

The term organic cleaning products is often associated with homemade cleaning solutions of vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda and borax.

These non toxic cleaners are mostly embraced by households that suffer from allergies, asthma and chemical sensitivities.

They recognize the dangers of toxic chemical cleaners and want to minimize indoor air pollution and its effect on their indoor air quality.

Instead of store bought toxic cleaning supplies, many use homemade non toxic cleaning supplies in an effort to live a healthier lifestyle.

Although these chemical free natural cleaning products can work well for household cleaning chores, they are impractical for the professional carpet cleaner and janitor who are often faced with cleaning challenges requiring more effective cleaners.

With daily exposure to carpet cleaning products, floor cleaning solutions and other general cleaning products, the need for organic cleaning products cannot be overstated.

Whether you call them non toxic cleaning products, natural cleaning products, organic, or green cleaning products, they should first and foremost be safe for the user and the building occupants. It follows suit that any cleaner safe for the user will be environmentally friendly as well.

Cleaning ingredients vary in the type of health hazard they pose. Some cause acute, or immediate, hazards such as skin or respiratory irritation, watery eyes, or chemical burns, while others are associated with chronic, or long-term, effects such as cancer.

With respect to user safety, the main concern when choosing organic carpet cleaning products or any non toxic cleaning product for that matter, is that it does not negatively impact the indoor air quality.

In other words, there are no odors (unless derived from natural sources) and no volatile organic compounds. In addition, they should contain no bleaches and leave no sticky detergent residues.

There is a misconception that organic carpet cleaning products or any professional natural cleaning products are not as effective as the conventional cleaners.

Certified green carpet cleaning products are available which are proven safer for cleaning professionals, building occupants, and the environment. These products are just as effective, which has been a big concern for many carpet cleaning professionals.

For those who would rather use lemon juice and vinegar in their food than on their floors, organic carpet cleaning products are available in the Cleaning Products Store.

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