How do you choose the best cleaning product out of the bunch?

As more-and-more people become alert to the chemicals we are exposed to in our homes, workplaces, and in the environment, they take steps to educate themselves about the potential dangers of its constituent ingredients. The use of chemicals in cleaning products especially can be potentially hazardous to human health and pose a threat to living biomes. The problem with cleaning chemicals is that: 1) you often need a large variety of take care of different cleaning jobs, 2) they contain toxic substances, and 3) it produces a lot of plastic waste.

Too many cleaning chemicals in the cupboard?

The use of chemicals to perform cleaning tasks is a relatively recent historical phenomenon. Before that, humans employed the cleaning ability of naturally occurring or derived substances such as lemon juice and vinegar. Since the industrial revolution, when the profitability of selling chemicals for cleaning was identified, the manufacture of these products has seen exponential growth. In addition, chemicals used for cleaning became progressively more diluted or included fillers.

Wouldn’t it make sense to use one product that can take care of a variety of cleaning tasks as well as being supplied in a concentrated form?

Are chemical cleaners worth the risk?

Increasingly, people are starting to use friendlier alternatives to counter the negative side-effects off using chemicals in cleaning. Often containing toxic, corrosive and carcinogenic substances, chemical cleaners are bad news for health and natural ecosystems. And the dangerous ingredients in chemical cleaning products, once released into the environment, take a long time to break down. Another drawback is their short-lived effectiveness.

Why wouldn’t anyone consider changing to a single cleaning product that can effortlessly manage various cleaning challenges, that is derived from natural substances, and that does not endanger life and health?

Taking up valuable space

Typically, cleaners’ cupboards are crowded with different products intended to solve a range of cleaning challenges. And the plastic containers they are packaged in usually find their way to landfill. With some plastic waste finding its way to the oceans where it endangers marine life, measures have been put in place to limit the amount and type of plastic that is used for packaging. Using recyclable plastics are now mandated by most authorities.

What products counter the negative impacts of chemical cleaners?

Biological cleaning solutions that utilise friendly pathogens and are concentrated, are a far more sustainable replacement. One product can effortlessly manage many different cleaning tasks, and because they are naturally derived, their cleaning power does not harm life and health. Because biological cleaning products slowly releases friendly bacteria over time, and acts like an enzyme factory as it digests organic waste, its cleaning power is sustained over a longer period. Proactively treating surfaces, plumbing, and waste receptacles with biological cleaning solutions serves to condition these settings. The economic benefits of using a single product over many different ones is demonstratively quantifiable. Isn’t it time to take stock of and review the many cleaning products congesting cupboards everywhere and replace them with a handful of biological substitutes that does not cause harm?

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