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Cutting back on chemicals in US house cleaning services

Following on from one of our previous blog posts on house cleaning services with natural ingredients, we were interested to note here at Budget Maids that there has been a big rise in the number of natural ingredients (or ‘bio-based’ sources) introduced into commercial cleaning products in recent years. And the trend looks set to continue as the race goes on to find more and more powerful natural-based commercial cleaners for household and public use.

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The reason for the introduction of ingredients such as corn, lemon, orange, soy and herbs into commercial cleaners is for the companies who produce them to gain more of an environmental foothold in the cleaning industry.

Citrus – especially orange – is one of the more popular of the ‘new’ ingredients thanks to its excellent degreasing qualities. It’s especially good for cleaning stainless steel worktops and sinks.

Interestingly in our opinion, many public sector and large-scale private firms are now increasing their use of environmentally-friendly based cleaners in a bid to protect front-line staff from long exposure to harsher chemicals (let’s face it – no-one wants a law suit!).

How green is your cleaner in percentage terms?

Today you’ll find a run-down of ingredients on every cleaning product and those ‘green and environmentally-friendly’ elements will be highlighted to the extent many manufacturers insist on putting what percentage of ingredients are environmentally-friendly on the packaging.

Hydrogen Peroxide for house cleaning services

Oxygen is increasingly being introduced as an ingredient in our cleaning products. Hydrogen peroxide cleaner in particular have grown in popularity. They work by releasing oxygen when the product comes into contact with stains. This is said to both boost the power of the cleaning product and at the same time ensure there’s no residue left over. It’s so powerful that it’s now being introduced as an alternative to chlorine bleach which can prove damaging to skin in concentrated forms.

Respect the warnings on all cleaners

Just because a cleaning fluid has a high concentration of environmentally-friendly ingredients in it doesn’t mean you can use it in any concentration you like. For despite being far safer than their chemical counterparts, even biobased solutions can prove dangerous at super concentrated levels.

At Budget Maids we always use the greenest and most environmentally-friendly effective products we can find. For more information on house cleaning in Oakton, house cleaning in Vienna or a Maids Service in Potomac, then please give us a call. We’d be happy to hear from you.

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Our Strategy to Give You a Clean and Shiny Home

Here at Budget Maids we’re regarded as the leading house cleaning and maid service in Virginia and beyond.

That’s not just because we’ve been in the business for more years than we care to remember right now. But also because when we enter your home to do our job – whether that’s house cleaning in Arlington, Vienna, Oakton or elsewhere — we always go in with a fixed plan in mind so that we can make the most efficient use of our time. Well, it makes sense – both from our point of view and yours.

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You don’t want us to be hanging around when you get home from work and we’re always conscious of the fact there’s another client looking to have her or his home fixed too. So what’s our plan?

House cleaning strategy

  • Tackle the kitchen and bathroom first. Why? Because these rooms are more often than not where you’ll find the majority of germs in the home.
  • The downstairs level is next. This is because is when people enter your home they’re hardly likely to go straight for your bedroom. They’ll hang around the sitting room and kitchen and more than likely enter through the hallway. They may also use the downstairs powder room.
  • Use sprays that smell nice and are eco-friendly. That means no harsh chemicals, there’s no excuse for using synthetic smelling sprays these days as there’s so many pleasant ones on the market.
  • Always have enough new cloths for every home. Not to have suitable clothes for particular surfaces just doesn’t make sense. You’ll never find us running out and using paper towels as a replacement. Paper can be easily pierced resulting in scratched surfaces.
  • Use plenty of elbow grease. Sometimes the only way certain surfaces such as floors and tiles can get super-clean and shiny is to rub hard and fast. It’s worth it to see the end result and anyway – it’s good exercise!
  • Enjoy our time cleaning your home. Our team gets satisfaction from a good result – just as you yourself will be delighted to come back to a gleaming home. We may do a bit of singing at the same time (hopefully in tune if you’re around at the time) – but that’s because we enjoy and take pride in our work.

Don’t believe we love our work? Then try us out and we’ll prove it. At Budget-Maids we undertake professional house cleaning in Reston, Rockville and other towns throughout the State. Contact us here for an instant quote.

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