When it comes to your home, it’s better to be safe than sorry. 

Many people turn to us at CalMaids for our residential cleaning services in San Jose. We work hard to set ourselves apart by providing superior service and competitive rates, and we also offer green cleaning services. With green cleaning, not only will your house be clean, it’ll also be safe for you and your family! Not many people realize it, but it can actually be dangerous to rely on traditional cleaning products. The following is a list of a just a few of the common toxins found in traditional cleaning products:

#1. Phthalates

These are commonly found in dish soaps and air fresheners, and they are known for being disruptors of the endocrine system. The CDC and Harvard School of Public Health found that men with high levels of phthalates in their blood had lower sperm counts.

#2. Quats

Quats are found in fabric softener sheets and liquids, as well most antibacterial household cleaners. Quats are a skin irritant, and they have also been associated with respiratory disorders.

#3. Ammonia

Ammonia is commonly found in glass cleaner, as well as polishing agents used for jewelry, sinks and bathroom fixtures. Ammonia is known as a powerful irritant, and people who get high levels of ammonia exposure often develop asthma and chronic bronchitis.

These are just a few of the many toxins that are commonly found in traditional cleaning supplies. Learn why green cleaning is the better alternative when you stay tuned for our next blog!