After the COIVD-19 outbreak, all that anyone could think about was keeping their home sanitised and safe from the virus. In the early days of March it seemed as if stores couldn’t even keep cleaning products on the shelf.
Despite the overwhelming need to keep our homes clean, protect our families from COVID, and prevent other viruses from spreading in our homes—it is still important to know how to use household cleaners safely. Even though household cleaners do provide important cleaning ability, it’s still possible for them to be misused. But what is the right answer? How does one properly protect their homes from COVID without exposing themselves to the health risks of chemical cleaners?
Use Cleaning Products Responsibly
Using cleaning products incorrectly is a possible health risk too. In a recent survey taken by the CDC, it was found that 39% of adults in America, trying to prevent COVID outbreaks in their homes, were actually using the products incorrectly or dangerously. In some instances, cleaners were being ingested or the vapours inhaled. Some were even misting their body with the cleaner to sanitize themselves. The careless handling of chemical cleaners can cause a lot of damage to your lungs or skin.
Maid to Shine, of course, always advocates for using 100% natural, green, and safe cleaners for our homes. These health risks are exactly why we recommend these green products.
However, if you decide to use any sort of chemical cleaner, take plenty of extra precautions to keep yourself as healthy as possible!
· be sure there is plenty of ventilation in the room where you are cleaning.
· use disposable gloves when handling something with the cleaner on it
· never ingest a chemical cleaner
· do not use chemical cleaners to sanitise your person
· or switch to safe, all-natural cleaners
Using chemical cleaners safely is definitely a hassle and a hazard, and it’s easy to see why Maid to Shine recommends all-natural cleaners!
Consider Green Alternatives
If you’re concerned about the risks that chemical, household cleaners pose to your health, you don’t have to compromise. You can safely sanitise your home without exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals, and while using them you don’t have to take the extra precautions like you would if using chemical cleaners! Green, all-natural cleaners are a viable alternative. Green products provide great sanitising options, and the good news is that they really do work! If you don’t know whether or not a product is actually all natural and safe, look for the Green Seal logo. The Green Seal is a non-profit organisation whose main goal is to help customers determine whether or not the products they use are officially, 100% green and all-natural. Looking for the seal, or run a quick Google search of the product to see if Green Seal approves it.While protecting yourself from COVID, safety is paramount—both in avoiding the virus and in keeping yourself safe from harmful chemicals. A little bit of forethought, extra precaution, and extra sanitising can keep your family healthy and well.
While protecting yourself from COVID, safety is paramount—both in avoiding the virus and in keeping yourself safe from harmful chemicals. A little bit of forethought, extra precaution, and extra sanitising can keep your family healthy and well.