Household Cleaning Products That Harm the Environment

Home cleaning services gold coast must use a host of cleaning agents to remove stubborn stains, mould, grease, mildew, etc. They also need to use various chemicals to disinfect and sanitize kitchens and bathrooms. These products can certainly make the house look shiner and cleaner, but many of these contain hazardous chemicals that may harm the indoor as well as outdoor environment. These may contribute to water pollution, air pollution and smog.

These products mostly contain nitrogen, ammonia, chlorine and phosphorus and are known as “Volatile Organic Compounds”. These are known as the worst offenders as far as their environmental affect is considered. Most house cleaning services gold coast area use commercial floor cleaners laden with these chemicals. Most commercial floor cleaning products, such as detergents, disinfectants, stain removers and glass cleaners contain these chemicals.

There are few ways to abstain from these products and use some other products that don’t harm the environment. However, first of all you need to have a fair idea about products that harm the environment. 

  1. Wet wipes

Wet wipes used and flushed down the toilets by Australians are blocking sewer systems. These products don’t dissolve in water, and this is why they should never be flushed down the toilets. However, this is not the only problem with them. These products also contain plastics and harmful chemicals that can pollute the waterways. So, it is an environmental risk on two counts. First, it can lead to clogged drains and cause sewerage overflows. Second, it can pollute the waterways. It is a good idea to stay away from using these chemicals and use natural disinfectants like baking soda, white vinegar, salt etc.

  1. Microbeads

Abrasive cleaners used in commercial house cleaning products contain microbeads. These products release bits of plastic that pass through water filtration systems and end up in the ocean. This is slowly choking up the marine life. This is why the government has banned the use of household cleaning products containing microbeads. Some of the best cleaners gold coast area don’t use these products any more. Yet, these products are selling till now. You need to read the label before buying to ensure that it does not contain microbeads.

  1. Phosphates

Disodium and Trisodium phosphate are two highly soluble chemicals used in commercial detergents. These products act as grease cutters and enhance the cleaning power of detergents. These are typically found in laundry detergents used for cleaning carpets, rugs and upholstery. However, these are bad for the environment as they affect the waterways. Phosphates being fertilizers cause small plants to grow rapidly inside waterways and cause disturbances. 

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