Cleaning is more than just a chore, it’s a science. And if science wasn’t exactly your forte in grade school, you may be in unfamiliar terrain while shopping for safe cleaning products, but Triple S is here to help
Tips For Buying Safe Cleaning Products
Inspect The Ingredients
Just because the label says “natural,” “non-toxic,” or “eco-friendly,” doesn’t mean that it’s true. Verify the product by looking them up on EWG’s Guide To Healthy Cleaning. Here are a few major ingredients to look out for:
- Petroleum Solvents: Also known as surfactants, this solvent is derived from the toxic chemical petroleum.
- Phthalates: A hormone disruptive that are often components of complex synthetic fragrances.
- Chlorine Bleach: Very strong, corrosive, and irritating.
Choose Healthy Alternatives
You don’t need harsh chemicals to get things cleaned. In fact, there are plenty of healthy (and arguably better) alternatives on the market, including:
- Baking soda.
- Lemon juice.
- Essential oils.
Don’t Be Afraid To Try Something New
Once you find a brand you love, it’s hard to part ways. But sometimes even your most favorite brand can tweak its formula and add harmful ingredients. Make sure you’re constantly checking the ingredients list of every item you buy, including your most beloved and trusted brands.
PRO TIP: For cleaning up stains, be sure to avoid mixing ammonia and bleach during the cleaning process. Also, test the spot removal method in a hidden area of your carpet or upholstery before applying to the entire area. Lastly, blot – do not rub or brush, as this can agitate and distort your textiles.
At Triple S, green cleaning is of the utmost importance to us. We use quality green cleaning formulas, the most modern techniques and equipment. We then apply all of our skill, energy and experience into restoring their like-new look & beauty.