For months I researched what house cleaning products to use in our clients’ homes in order to give you the cleanest house with the lowest impact. Our cleaning products comes in three categories:
- Floor equipment
People ask most often about liquids.
Our core cleaning products are Green Seal certified, and we buy them from Eco Lab. These are the basics we use every day—all purpose, bathroom, floor and disinfectant cleaners. Green Seal certified cleaning products are created to reduce human and aquatic toxicity. These are pH neutral and will not damage natural stone floors and counters.
We use stronger chemicals (lower on the pH scale), such as bleach products, only when necessary—to remove hard water mineral buildup from shower glass surfaces. Mineral buildup over time is basically stone growing on glass, so it requires an acidic product for removal.
Let us know if you do not want us to use stronger products.
Tools help the liquids do their job. We use small brushes the size of a toothbrush for tight places, such as faucets; plastic scrapers for gunk that doesn’t want to be removed; and magic erasers for scuff marks on white surfaces.
Microfiber towels are a staple tool in our cleaning bags. We use color-coded towels, green and red, to reduce cross-contamination. Red towels are used in a bathroom and nowhere else in the home. Two clients told me that they watched their previous house cleaners do the bathroom and then the kitchen with the same towel. Yikes!
For floors we use vacuums and microfiber mops. We have a backpack vacuum for hard floors and an upright for carpet. We don’t use a vacuum with roller bar on wood, but we need a roller bar on carpet.
Let us know if you have your own house cleaning products for us to use. We do that, too.