Keeping your home clean is undoubtedly one of your biggest priorities. Another of your big priorities is keeping your family safe from toxic products. This means choosing cleaning products that get your home clean without exposing your family to harmful chemicals.
One of the most harmful cleaners still regularly in use is ammonia. Many people still believe you need ammonia to get glass clean and streak free. However, nothing could be further from the truth, and you’re risking your family’s safety by continuing to use glass cleaners with ammonia.
Ammonia creates noxious fumes that are irritating to the lungs in the short term and can cause serious long-term problems with regular exposure. Ammonia is also irritating to the skin, and poisonous if swallowed. It’s harmful to the environment, too, and is not safe to leak into our groundwater.
There are many ways to keep your home clean without any use of ammonia. Today’s ammonia free glass cleaners are every bit as effective as those with ammonia, with no awful smell and no harmful side effects.
Of course, some ammonia free glass cleaners are better than others. Try a few until you pick the one that works best for you. To save money, consider concentrated cleaners to which you add water to dilute to the right strength. These save you money overall and reduce the number of cleaner bottles that go into the landfill since you can reuse bottles over and over with these concentrates.
Making it a point to rid your home of harmful chemicals, like ammonia, will make you feel even better about getting your home really clean. Knowing that you’re using products that are safe for the environment and your family gives you peace of mind along with a clean home.