We've often promoted transitioning from traditional chemical-laden home cleaners to more eco-friendly (and often DIY) formulas as a no-brainer. But what if you have hired help? Of course, a simple solution is to provide your housekeeper with your favourite low/no chemical solutions to use in your home, keeping those dreaded VOCs at bay. But another option is hiring an eco-friendly professional cleaning service right off the bat, ensuring your cleaning needs are met by people who put non-toxic cleaning to the forefront of their service...
Green cleaning companies like Green Clean and Aromaids now offer an assortment of services such as top to bottom cleaning with eco-friendly solutions, cleaning with HEPA certified vacuums to keep allergens in check, steam cleaning for disinfecting and deep cleaning for hard services, and a variety of other options that include laundry, windows, floor waxing, and decluttering duties.
Green Clean uses Seventh Generation products, while Aromaids rely on deep steam cleaning and microfiber cloths. We expect to see more and more of these sort of services as public interest in non-toxic and biodegradable products grows; you also have the option of getting trained yourself in green cleaning practices via a Do it Yourself Program even if you can't afford regular house keeping services. And remember, we have plenty of eco-friendly home cleaning solutions here on AT for the DIY motivated:
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