When we purchase high street cleaning products from the nearby store we do so with the intention to remove germs and ensure that our home is nice and clean. The one thing we don’t expect is for these products to harm our worktops and damage the environment. After all, how could something that is supposed to be helpful be so ruinous? Here at Parkside Cleaning Services we know all about cleaning supply toxicity and, in this blog, we are going to go over everything you need to know…
Many high-street-bought cleaning supplies tend to contain a lot of chemicals and whilst these are necessary in order to kill germs and make surfaces clean, some can cause respiratory issues, skin irritation and chemical burns because the levels are so concentrated. It is often corrosive drain cleaners, oven cleaners and bleach that are the most harmful which is why it is important to always wear gloves and a mask when deal with highly toxic cleaning supplies.
When we dilute cleaning supplies in water we dispose of it by throwing it down the drain and into the sewage system never to be thought about again. Unfortunately, these chemicals are released into nearby waterways where they can potentially pollute rivers and streams. Luckily, the majority of cleaning products break down into harmless substances however many others can have a harmful effect on the fish and wildlife nearby. Due to this, you should try to use natural cleaning products and opt for chemicals that are safer for the environment.
Sometimes cleaners can be devasting on surfaces like wood, causing the material to warp out of shape. This is because the levels are either far too strong or the product is simple not suitable for that particular surface. When you carry out DIY cleaning it is not uncommon to accidentally use the wrong product and damage the surfaces in the home which is why it is important to always check the label. Luckily, professional cleaners are educated in the surfaces that certain products can and cannot be used on.
Cleaning is our area of expertise here at Parkside which means that we know the ins and outs of which products are safe and which have the potential to be harmful. After all, we want to ensure that you and your family are safe as much as we want to provide you with a clean home that you can be proud of! To find out more information, get in contact with the best cleaners Manchester has to offer today!