New Cleaning Service For the Chemically Aware
Sponsored: I am one of those people that has always been very sensitive to chemicals. I read about lead in lipstick in grad school and stopped using anything with over a 5 rating from the Environmental Working Group on that day. So when I got pregnant, I was already prepared with only non-toxic cleaning products and baby products.
That was great when I had the time to clean, but who has that time when they are working and chasing a toddler or transporting older kids to all their lessons and activities? Yet, I dread having someone come in and spread chemicals all over my house. I throw a fit when my husband insists on using a bit of bleach on our shower curtain.
So I was delighted when I heard that a new local cleaning company, EcoMaids, uses only Green-Seal Certified cleaning products. The founder, Ilana Sable, is a native Brooklynite who wanted to protect her family from the harmful toxins and chemicals found in everyday cleaners, but, unlike the rest of us who are cleaning our toilets at 1 AM, she started a business to provide safe cleaning as a service.
EcoMaids products and supplies are non-toxic (like Peroxide-based cleaners), reusable (microfiber cloths and mop pads) and biodegradable (one of the products is made from recycled glass!). EcoMaids doesn’t use harsh chemicals (i.e. bleach or ammonia), paper towels, or any substances that tend to irritate the skin, cause allergic reactions, or which will stay in the garbage dump forever.
For example, Ecomaids Tub, Tile & Bowl cleaner does not contain harmful chemicals like sodium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite (bleach), or phosphoric acid. Rather, it uses plant-based cleaners and non-toxic acids to effectively remove dirt, soap scum, salts, body oils, lime, calcium and rust causing iron deposits (like I get all the time in my old Park Slope building).
I have yet to use EcoMaids, but I plan to next time I need some help cleaning my bathroom–especially before I have guests coming to stay.
This post is sponsored by EcoMaids.
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