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Healthy Home Cleaning Tips - How to Avoid the Hazards of Bleach

Millie Kwan - Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cleaning your house doesn't have to be a toxic, dangerous experience. In fact, you don't have to use toxins at all. Natural products can replace chemicals like bleach to get your home just as clean as chemicals do, but without the toxic residue, smell, or effects the chemicals can have on you in the long term. Here are a few suggestions when it comes to cleaning your bathroom and kitchen without the aid of bleach, which can be harmful to inhale, irritating to the skin, and fatal if an animal or child were to drink any.


Vinegar

Vinegar is the most common and safest bleach alternative. Vinegar is a multipurpose, versatile
cleaner you can use for just about any type of home cleaning. Mix it with water and use it to
clean counters, tile, and toilets, and for really grimy areas, or to remove sink clogs, sprinkle some
baking soda (another great, natural alternative to bleach) on the area, then pour white vinegar
over it. The chemical reaction that ensues removes dirt and grime for an effortlessly easy, and
affordable, way to clean.

Lemon Juice

What could be healthier and more natural than lemon juice? Most people don't think of the citrus
juice as a home cleaning product, but it is, and a good one. Lemon juice combined with salt
makes a great kitchen sink cleanser, and when combined with white vinegar, lemon juice leaves
windows and mirrors sparkling and shiny. Cut up a lemon and toss it in the garbage disposal to
fix a stinky sink. If bleach is your standby when it comes to getting your whites whiter, substitute
a cup of lemon juice instead when you toss your clothes in the washer. Not only will your whites
look amazing, but your clothes will smell good, too!

Castile Soap

Castile soap comes in many scents and is a perfect alternative to bleach when it comes to home
cleaning. It's also versatile, and you can use it to clean just about anything. A popular brand of
natural castile soap is called Dr. Bronner's. You can dilute the soap concentrate and use it to
clean everything from countertops to floors, and the soap is vegetable based and completely
natural. Castile soap can even be used to clean your body! Add it to your dishwasher, laundry, or
use it to mop your floors for a clean, gleaming surface. No toxins here!

So you see, there are many ways to clean your home without using bleach and other chemicals. If you need an eco-friendly cleaner, Sarni Cleaners is happy to help. Whether it is a one-time cleaning project or regular scheduled cleanings, we will carefully, thoroughly and efficiently clean your home or office. Contact us at housecleaning@sarnidrycleaners.com or call 1-800-SARNI-75 to schedule an appointment.


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