Home sweet home – often referred to as a “safe haven.” But did you know that everyday products we use can introduce toxins into the air we breathe, the clothes we wear, the surfaces we touch and the foods we eat? Luckily, there are steps we can take to clean up our act – and our home.
Switch to Non-Toxic Cleaners
Perhaps the easiest first step to creating a healthier home is simply switching to non-toxic cleaners. Products like Branch Basics, ECOS, Bon Ami and Dr. Bronner’s are just a few of many effective natural cleaners on the market. Or – simply make your own. A 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar with a few drops of pure orange or lemon essential oil make a tried and true all-purpose cleaner.
Forget the Chemical Air “Fresheners”
Say goodbye to those plug-ins and paraffin wax candles. Instead, opt for clean-burning candles that incorporate natural fragrances and plant-based waxes like soy, coconut and beeswax. Or diffuse pure essential oils.
If you have non-stick cookware that pre-dates 2006, there is a good chance it may contain PFOA chemicals. These chemicals can be released into foods and even into the air during the cooking process. PFOA has been linked to cancer, liver damage, thyroid disease and more health concerns. Replace those outdated pans with quality ceramic-coated, cast iron or stainless-steel cookware.
Breathe Fresher Air
CW Service Pros offers homeowners multiple ways to detoxify their surroundings. The company’s progressive Air Scrubber by Aerus system is an advanced air and surface purification technology that has been proven to reduce as much as 99% of contaminants, including viruses, bacteria, fungi and molds. The system is installed directly into existing ductwork and provides round-the-clock air purification by propelling disinfecting molecules into the air that neutralize microbes both in the air and when they land on surfaces.
Ditch the Laundry Detergent
CW Service Pros’ Laundry Pro 2.0 system infuses the cold water in your washing machine with hydrogen and oxygen-based oxidizing molecules that lift dirt and grime particles from cloth fibers leaving clothes clean, bright, fresh and softer without the residue and chemicals that laundry detergents leave behind. That’s right – clean clothes without detergent! That’s not only non-toxic – it’s budget friendly.