Eco-Friendly Tips

Eco-Friendly Tips

At Intertech Building Services, we’re happy to provide you with some simple, eco-friendly tips for any cleaning application that you may need to do around your house or in your office. Take a look!

Green-Cleaning Products

The thought of putting hazardous chemicals into the environment in the name of cleaning seems pretty silly, if you ask us. These days, you don’t have to head out to a special store to find eco-friendly cleaning products. Some of the big names available at almost every store include: Seventh Generation, Method, and Biokleen, among many others. These items work just as well as their standard equivalents. Or you can stock your cleaning cupboard with homemade cleaners—making them yourself is incredibly easy!

The fundamental supplies you’ll need to make your own green cleaners consist of:

Baking soda
Distilled white vinegar
Liquid castile soap
Essential oils
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Borax
Microfiber cleaning cloths

Baking Soda

This breaks down grease and is wonderful when enhanced with vinegar or lemon juice to make it more abrasive. It is also a fantastic deodoriser in refrigerators and meal washers in addition to a water softener.

Some typical applications include:

Mix it with a little water to dissolve grease and grime
Use dry on carpetings to lift out spots
Use it to neutralise most strong smells
Use on a damp sponge and smear on stains to remove them
For blocked drains, put some over the plug holes and then pour some vinegar over

Lemon Juice

Utilize this to liquefy scum, specifically in hard water locations.It can be combined with vinegar to making a cleaning paste that will get rid of major spots and can also be used as a bleaching agent.

Some typical applications include:

Mix with olive oil and pour into a spray bottle for furnishings polish.
Add a couple of drops to a bowl of water and microwave to get rid of smells

Here are a couple of simple recipes to consider when making your own cleaners:

Wood Cleaner

The ratio of vinegar, oil, and water will differ depending on the the type of wood and the finish you have on top of it. For wood floors, try 1/4 cup of vinegar in 1 gallon of hot water. For wood furniture, begin with 1 cup vinegar with 1 teaspoon oil, and build from there.

Window Cleaner

Clean your windows by including 1/4 cup of vinegar to 2 or 3 cups of water. Some recipes call for a couple of drops of a cleaning agent, and others recommend you use only lemon juice added to water. You can use a newspaper to clean, while discovering what concoctions work best for you.

Looking for more green-cleaning tips? Simply contact us today for more tips!

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