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Want to Stay Healthy? Avoid Commercial Cleaners

April 25, 2017

Do you wake up with a headache? Have you noticed your productivity dropping while sneezes increase? While stress and other factors could definitely contribute to any headache or weak immune system, it’s also likely that something in your Jacksonville, Florida, home is contributing to your poor health. Good health is a fragile thing, and anything from too much dust to too little ventilation can bring it down.

For instance, while they may help you get rid of dust, commercial cleaners actually reduce your indoor air quality. If you want to make your home healthy again, limit the pollution caused by harsh commercial cleaners by turning to some homemade alternatives.

What’s Wrong With Commercial Cleaners?

U.S. manufacturers are not legally obligated to include every ingredient in their products, which means that the air freshener you spray throughout your home could be spreading any kind of particle. Hazardous ingredients, known as volatile organic compounds (or VOCs), are common in commercial cleaners and usually are listed under “fragrances” in the product’s ingredients. Some of these common products include aerosol products, air fresheners, rug and upholstery cleaners, and furniture and floor polish.

As you breathe in these noxious chemicals, they can contribute to a host of health problems, including headaches, chronic respiratory issues, and allergic reactions. At best, these issues will reduce productivity at home. At worst, they will lead to full-blown illness.

What’s the Alternative?

But if you can’t clean with the popular products, what are you supposed to do? Most of the time, warm water and soap will do the trick. If you need some extra scrubbing power, add baking soda to the mix. To clean mirrors and windows, you can use a water-vinegar solution. Whenever you’re cleaning, keep the area well-ventilated.

Keeping the air in your home clean and healthy will not only brighten your spirits, but it will also increase your productivity as well as your family’s. If you’re looking to increase your indoor air quality with that professional touch, call Ocean State Air Conditioning and Heating at (904) 574-5619 .

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