Tackling stubborn dirt and ingrained stains requires tough cleaning products, but it’s important to ensure that the active ingredients get to work on the marks and not your skin or the rest of your body.
There are a number of precautions you should take before starting any cleaning task, whether it is at home, work or elsewhere. These will ensure that you don’t damage your health while getting the job done.
Different types of cleaning jobs will require various active ingredients, with some of them being more dangerous than others. It’s therefore a good idea to take a look at the label and understand what it means before you start.
The problem is that most cleaning products don’t list the ingredients, but you can learn a lot from the labels. Those that are emblazoned with the words ‘warning’, ‘danger’ or ‘caution’ are the ones you should be most careful about, especially if you’re using it undiluted. If there is a recommended way to use the product on the label it’s best to stick to these instructions.
In some circumstances you can use natural or household products, with things like vinegar and essential oils working for cleaning down surfaces. Other tasks, such as cleaning the oven or the drain will require corrosive chemicals that can be dangerous.
Ingredients to look out for include chlorine and ammonia, which can irritate the skin, as well as butyl cellosolve. Be especially careful if you see these listed on the packaging, making sure they’re kept away from the skin and eyes.
While you can’t get psoriasis from cleaning, irritant dermatitis is more of a concern. It means an inflammation caused by something in the environment and in this case it could be detergent or solvents found in the cleaning products.
One of the problems is that these substances can strip the natural oils that are usually found on the surface of the skin. Regular and prolonged contact can lead to discomfort and a long-term skin condition.
It’s a good idea to use plant-based cleaners when you can, but in the circumstances that it’s not possible it’s always advisable to wear gloves. Traditional washing up gloves tend to offer more protection than the disposable variety, as they are thicker and extend further up the arm.
When using powerful cleaning products be sure to keep the area well ventilated. This can be as simple as opening a window and not closing it for a while even after you have removed all traces of the product.
If you do get anything on your skin then it is important to absorb it with a cloth and rinse carefully. If there are any signs of irritation after the initial incident then it’s a good idea to follow up with your doctor.
When it comes to eco-friendly cleaning solutions, nothing feels more satisfactory than utilising your own homemade cleaners. There are quite a few recipes you can try in that regard:
The cleaners at 1st Stop Cleaning are all professional and know how to handle products properly, They can clean your domestic or commercial property thoroughly and without any burden for the environment.
We strongly believe that this type of cleaning is a huge leap towards a greener tomorrow and so we are planning on developing it even further.