Cleaning the bathroom is a job that many of us put off because of the amount of work that we imagine it entails. However, the following tips can make it a much easier task, and can also help you keep on top of the cleaning.
You should be prepared to be able to deal with any sudden messes as soon as they arrive and keeping a pack of disinfectant wipes handy is always a good idea. Other simple tasks that can help to keep your bathroom clean are wiping down the mirror at the end of everyday, and removing any excess water from the walls with a squeegee after every shower.
Towels should be changed on a weekly basis as they can start to retain moisture which will make them smell. Other weekly jobs include cleaning the toilet and the shower, and making sure that the sink and faucets have a complete wipe down.
Ensuring that your pipes are clean is a job that should be carried out on a monthly basis. This will usually involve pouring a solution down your drain and then washing this away with some boiling water after a specified amount of time. Cleaning your shower head is another task that should be carried out at least once a month.
Hiring a professional cleaning company can be another option if you do not have the time to devote to keeping your bathroom clean. They will be able to carry out the above tasks for you as often as is needed and help you to ensure that your bathroom is always looking its best.Comments Off on Cleaning Your Bathroom Can Be Easy And Fun Continue Reading...
Hot Water Kills Germs – Myth
Everyone washes their hands in hot water. Why? It is supposed to kill the germs right? This myth is deeply rooted in our culture. The consequence of this is we use more energy in a month from hot water than most third world countries use in a year.
Boiling water kills germs – not hot water. It is not possible to use hot enough water to kill germs and not get burned severely. The idea of hot water killing germs is a lie.
To kill most germs you need water at the temperature of 55 degrees Celsius or 131 degrees Fahrenheit. Only Superman could tolerate such temperatures on their skin. So using hot water to wash your hands, counter tops, or floors is wasteful.
It is using energy for no good reason. Germs can withstand the hot water better than you can.
Hot Water Cuts Grease – Fact
This is a tried and true fact. The melting point of fats and grease is well within the tolerance of human skin. The heat is needed to turn them into a liquid and get washed away.
So using hot water when washing your dishes is good. You won’t get rid of the greases and fats otherwise. Your dishes will remain greasy feeling and it will clog your sink.
Hot Water Cleans Better – Myth
People says hot water “lifts” the dirt better. The “lifting” is done by soap. This is what soap is designed to do. It bonds to dirt and lets it be “lifted” from its adhesion to a surface.
It all has to do with the soap. Some soaps have better “lifting” power than others. It has nothing to do with the temperature of the water.
Hot Water Is A Solvent – Fact
There are just some things you can’t get off without hot water. It heats them up and breaks them down so they can be washed away. Syrup, sugar, and salt are an example of this.
Chemically, water molecules move faster and have more space when heated. This is why hot water will dissolve things where cold water leaves them in a clump.
Now you have the facts about hot water in your cleaning. You can use this knowledge to better use hot water and not be energy wasteful.
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The Internet has led to rediscovering the benefits of green cleaning. Published studies on the adverse effects of many common household cleaners are available. Many people are learning their cleaners may be causing them harm and health issues.
People are also learning the safer green alternatives to what they are using now. Using green cleaners is coming back into style. Green cleaners are safer alternatives to many cleaning products on the market today.
Years ago, grandma used these cleaners and they are quickly coming back into use.
The EPA and many other organizations have published green cleaning studies. These reports have shown a significant threat posed by using non-green cleaners. Not only a threat to the environment; but, a health threat to you and me.
These studies have found nitrate concentration in our treated sewage. This has been causing algae blooms which are choking fish. There is also a health issue for people using and exposed to these cleaners.
Using non-green cleaners poses a more imminent health threat to people. You are constantly exposed to these cleaners in your home or workplace. These products can get into your system and cause serious damage.
Scientists have found using non-green cleaners in a building negatively affect the people inside. Many organizations have written on the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that irritate your lungs. Breathing these VOCs can cause asthma, stress, lack of focus, low blood sugar, heart disease, and increased infection risk.
The US Government published a study showing businesses lose 34 minutes a day of productivity. This is per employee based on an eight hour day.
Though employees may feel sick or tired at work they may be exhibiting symptoms of breathing VOCs. As bad as your office or work may be, inhaling these VOCs while you sleep is worse.
This constant exposure can bring about a slew of problems. Asthma, erectile dysfunction, cancer, resistant infections, kidney damage, and migraines are just a few. All from using non-green cleaners.
Many feel the cost of green cleaners to be more than what they are using now. Studies show the green alternatives are actually more cost effective than the non-green counterparts. They have also been tested to work just as well.
Vinegar – shown to be just as effective killing germs as bleach or ammonia and costs less.
Baking Soda – Shown to be just as effective cutting grease as any commercial compound.
Borax – A naturally occurring mineral with no VOCs is the best whitening agent there is. It also costs less than the others on the market.
Essential Oils – a much more effective deodorizer than artificial air fresheners.
The benefits are obvious to using the green alternatives. They also cost less than their commercial counterparts and work just as good. No matter which way you look at this, green cleaners are in your future.Comments Off on Importance Of Green Cleaning Continue Reading...