Green Cleaning Tips:
Ever Thought About Using Steam?
Have you adopted green cleaning habits yet? Here, Cindy Sha provides some useful green cleaning tips to help you make those changes:
There are numerous ways you can clean; the most popular choices include using supermarket cleaners, disinfectants and detergents. However, the question you should be asking yourself is whether this the smartest way to clean?
The fact of the matter is that most prepackaged cleaners contain numerous artificially created chemicals. When you clean using them, they are usually washed down into your drains, absorbed by the air around you and are generally reintroduced to the environment.
The long term negative effects of this are simply disturbing. Cleaning agents, when washed down your drains, usually find themselves fed into streams which flow into the rivers and back out to sea. These chemicals interact with the existing eco-system and cause an increase in algae growth which stifles other plants. The death of these plants reduces the food source of many fishes. If this wasn’t enough, many of these chemicals have negative effects on the fishes and cause many to die.
Besides negatively affecting the environment, chemical cleaners also have a more immediate effect on your family. Are you fond of using aerosols and air fresheners? Chances are, these cleaning agents are responsible for polluting the air in your home and can cause many serious issues for you and your family. Some of the issues include: increasing chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, stimulating allergies and sinus problems.
A Solution: Steam Cleaning
There are many solutions to this cleaning problem, but the one that will be discussed in this article is the use of steam cleaners. How is a steam cleaner any different from another cleaning machine? It solves the problem at the very source, instead of using chemicals as cleaning agents; all it uses is plain and 100% natural water.
All you need to do is simply fill the steam cleaner’s tank with water and allow it to heat for the recommended time. The water within that tank is heated to produce high volumes of steam which can then be applied to various surfaces. Because the steam is at such high temperatures it immediately kills all microorganisms and bacteria. Additionally, the steam causes embedded dirt and grime to release off of surfaces which makes it very easy to wipe away. These machines are multi purpose and can be used to clean just about anything.
You can use them to clean your floors, carpets, outdoor furniture, stove, grill, bathroom fixtures, toilets and just about anything that won’t be damaged by steam and heat. These machines are suited not only to home use but many companies and industries use heavy duty steamers to clean. They can provide such a high level of sanitation that they are used throughout in hospitals and also within the food and restaurant industry.
Additionally, a steam cleaner doesn’t just only clean. The nature of steam is air borne, so it automatically kills bacteria in the air which improves the air quality in your home.
The result of using a steamer is a clean, fresh smelling home that is completely safe for you and your family.
This article written and provided for GoNandO.com by Cindy Sha publisher of Best Steam Reviews:
Cindy Sha enjoys using steam cleaners and has reviewed many steam products on the market. Before buying a steamer, make sure to check out her steam cleaner reviews to make sure you buy one that’s best for you.
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