Importance of Reducing Chemical Cleaning Products in the Home
Nobody wants a dirty home. Dirty homes look unsightly and allows germs to spread. Because of this universal feeling it is our natural instinct to reach for the strongest chemical cleaners in an attempt to get “the best clean” in terms of not only appearance but disinfection as well. The problem is, many cleaning products that millions of Americans purchase every day are filled to the brim with chemicals that are unsafe. Even if you wear gloves while you are cleaning, a chemical residue is left behind on any surface that has been cleaned using the chemical cleaning products and that residue can get transferred to food or skin that touches that surface. What ends up happening is we either ingest that chemical residue or it is absorbed into our body through our skin. While you may think a small amount of residue is no big deal, it adds up over time and many of those chemicals are considered toxic and harmful. The Huffington Post describes what we might be introducing into our homes, and our bodies, when we opt to clean with chemical cleaning products, “The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization focused on environment and public health, recently came out with their Cleaners Hall of Shame list. With products containing carcinogens, asthma instigators, and poisons, some sparkly cleaners might come at a high price. According to the EWG study, 53 percent of cleaning products under review contained lung-harming ingredients. In addition, well-known carcinogens like formaldehyde and chloroform were found in several cleaners… Don’t be fooled by “green” labels though, since other eco-friendly products can be misleading with their claims.” Yes, even cleaning products that are labeled as “green” can still be filled with potentially hazardous substances. So, how can you clean and disinfect without the chemicals? The answer is steam.
Yes, we are suggesting a method that is simply water heated up to produce steam except it really is not that simple. While there are many steam cleaning products available, only high-quality products like Vapamore steam cleaners and vacuums heat water to such a high degree that it produces a steam that is capable of disinfecting surfaces an ridding them of over 99% of bacteria. Water is heated to an extremely high temperature to produce steam that is then propelled through a nozzle and aimed at a surface. This steam is capable of cleaning both surface dirt, grime, bacteria and more, as well as penetrating porous surfaces to get the deepest clean possible by lifting and removing dirt and bacteria. It is a level of clean and disinfection that chemical cleaners could never achieve and it is all done with the purity of water. By utilizing this cleaning method you no longer have to purchase an arsenal of cleaning products for every room of the house, one steam cleaner can clean your home from top to bottom without leaving any chemical residue in its wake.