Why Green Cleaning Can Help You Breathe Easier


Sponsored Post – from It’s Cleaning Time!

For It’s Cleaning Time! our focus is green cleaning in Austin, Texas. We believe that it’s important to use eco-friendly products that are free from harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances, and that are safe for children, pets, and those with allergies or asthma. We are passionate about making a positive impact on the environment while we make your environment cleaner.

Asthma is a very serious problem, especially for children. Using cleaners containing harsh chemicals, even just a handful of times a month, can increase the chances of developing asthma. For children, this not only affects their ability to play and participate in sports and activities, but can also impact school attendance. For adults, many everyday occurrences become more difficult, such as climbing stairs, exercising, or even getting a good night’s sleep.

Green cleaning products and practices not only reduce the chance of developing asthma, but also help alleviate symptoms for people with breathing problems or allergies. The first step is to eliminate harsh cleaners from your home. Even after they are wiped off, a residue remains. Synthetic air fresheners can also irritate your lungs.

Dust is also a common irritant in most homes. Many people are allergic to dust mites, and for those who suffer from asthma, breathing in dust can trigger an attack. Dusting regularly is important, even in hard to reach or elevated areas. Pollen can also get into your home through shoes, open windows, and vents, contributing to people’s sensitivity to dust.

If you have pets, pet hair and dander can be a recurring issue. Vacuuming all surfaces daily to remove the hair is a good habit, as well as regularly brushing and grooming your animals. If you notice your allergies acting up and your pets are allowed on your bed and furniture, washing linens and slipcovers can also help. If you have trouble getting stubborn pet hair off of upholstery with your vacuum cleaner, try moistening your hand or a rubber sponge with a small amount of water and rubbing it on the area. The hair should loosen right up.

Mold and mildew are another problem that needs to be taken extremely seriously. Depending on the type of mold, it can be deadly. If you notice mold or mildew buildup, it’s best to call a professional. Drywall or flooring may need to be replaced, and the source of moisture needs to be located and fixed. Common sources of mold are unventilated bathrooms, basements, attics, and leaky air conditioners.

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You don’t have to live with breathing problems caused by household allergens. If you need a professional Austin cleaning company to take care of common allergens in your home, give It’s Cleaning Time! a call. We can make sure that you breathe easier every day in a green way. We offer regular cleaning services as well as specialty services such as high dusting and vent cleaning.

Please note – editorials and sponsored posts are written by guest writers to inform and educate the community on a variety of different viewpoints, as well as to share information about local eco-friendly businesses and organizations. However, they do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Austin EcoNetwork.

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