The Perils of Paper Towels

After a spill or mess in the kitchen, many people instinctively reach for a roll of paper towels. Paper towels are incredibly commonplace, particularly in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that Americans spend more than $5.7 billion on them per year. However, while paper towels may be convenient, they are also damaging to the environment — and it’s important to look for more sustainable, reusable, and all around eco-friendly alternatives.  The Impact of Paper Towels Paper towels are big business. Globally, we all spend more than $12 ...

2021-07-26T16:51:05+00:00 August 2nd, 2021|Residential Cleaning|

What Are HEPA Filters, And How Do They Work?

No matter how thoroughly we clean the surfaces within our homes, one fact remains — our most-used spaces are not truly clean until the air we breathe inside them is clean. Air purifiers can make the air in our homes smell better, reduce allergies, and may even help to reduce the circulation of viruses in the air — including the COVID-19 virus. The gold standard for at-home air purifiers has long been the HEPA filter. And while you may have seen the acronym around your favorite cleaning blogs — including ...

2021-07-19T17:26:03+00:00 July 26th, 2021|Residential Cleaning|

6 Eco-Friendly Ideas for the Laundry Room

Love it or hate it, laundry is just one of those chores that has to get done. After all, we all need clean clothes to wear, and nobody likes to see piles of garments taking up space on the bedroom floor. And while doing the laundry can be tedious, getting it done is often the first step to a cleaner and more organized home — and you can feel good about doing it, knowing that there are lots of green solutions that can make this practice more environmentally friendly! Doing ...

2021-07-08T12:45:11+00:00 July 12th, 2021|Commercial Cleaning|

6 Eco-Friendly Ways To Make Your Bathroom Sparkle

The bathroom. There is no room more difficult — or more important — to keep clean and sanitary. Many people turn to harsh chemical cleaners as an attempt to make sure our bathrooms are deep cleaned and safe. However, these powerful chemicals bring with them their own unique risks, and can be irritating to the lungs and sinuses. Some chemical combinations, like bleach and ammonia, can be incredibly toxic if mixed.  Just as bad, these store-bought products often use a ton of excessive and wasteful packaging. And many of the ...

2021-06-16T12:18:31+00:00 June 28th, 2021|Residential Cleaning|

Environmentally Friendly Plastic Wrap Alternatives

You’ve just cooked a delicious meal. You’ve cleaned your countertops and started to load the dishwasher. Now it’s time to put away all of those tasty leftovers to be reheated and enjoyed another day. So, do you reach for the plastic wrap — or an environmentally friendly plastic wrap alternative?  “Everyday” single-use products like plastic wrap can take a big toll on our planet. Plastic is not as recyclable as many people believe, with a sizable portion ending up in landfills — where it degrades slowly and leeches harmful chemicals ...

2021-06-16T12:07:18+00:00 June 21st, 2021|Residential Cleaning|