Ways to keep your home clean while remaining eco-friendly

Let's face it, nobody enjoys cleaning a bathroom. Even in the most well-maintained homes bathrooms can become a Petri dish for all kinds of bacteria and mold that can wreak havoc on your house. This is why most homeowners will opt for the strongest cleaning chemicals available to get the job done. Harsh disinfectants are very popular, but can be harmful both to your health and the environment. Many ingredients found in these cleaners contain toxic poisons and industrial-grade pesticides. Fortunately there are better options available, many that you can even make using basic household items.

Here are a couple different ways you can clean your home while remaining eco-friendly:

  • Drains: A clogged drain is one of the most common issues anybody will face. To combat this problem, all you need are a few simple things. All you need to do is pour three-quarters of a cup of baking soda into the drain followed by one cup of vinegar. Use a rag as a stopper over the drain and wait 30 minutes for the mixture to eat away at the clog. After this, remove the rag and pour a cup of boiling water down the drain to finish the job.
  • Tile floors: To make any tile floor shine, all you need is vinegar and water. Mix two cups of vinegar in a gallon of warm water and you are good to go. This mopping solution will not only disinfect your floor, it will bring out the natural gloss of the tile. It also won't leave behind any annoying streaks.

Using natural cleaners is not the only way to protect the environment. Alban Inspections will help you increase the energy efficiency of your home by providing an energy audit, and will pinpoint any areas where you can improve your eco awareness.