Green cleaning is as full of “old wives tales” as truths that have science behind them. Basically we all seek green cleaning products that work for a safe and ecofriendly clean. Unfortunately the world is full of myths that we have come to understand as truths – or half-truths.
Is Ammonia the Best Cleaner?
A common belief is that ammonia is the best oven and microwave cleaner. In fact, ammonia is reputed to clean just about everything, including no wax floors, microwaves, grills, and ovens / oven racks with burned on food. Unfortunately it is dangerous to us and damaging to most surfaces.
Ammonia is often peddled as a sensational natural cleaner. Regrettably, here is a situation that natural is not always best. It is just too dangerous. Ammonia is known for its very pungent and irritating odor. The smell alone can cause irritation to people with breathing problems.
Eyes being to tear up, even in the 5 to 10 percent concentrations that are usually reserved for household cleaning. Furthermore, ammonia can irritate or burn skin and mucous membranes, and is highly toxic if swallowed. Ammonia fumes react with nitrates in the environment to form unhealthy ammonium nitrate particles, which then linger in household dust, carpets, curtains and upholstery. In reality, ammonia is used as a floor STRIPPER, not cleaner, and can deteriorate floor surfaces rather than shine them.
Although we may not know it, many cleaners typically contain ammonia including glass, window, metal and oven cleaners, as well as wax removers. Mixing ammonia and ammonia based cleaners with chlorine bleach (or acidic cleaners) can be deadly, since this chemical combination produces highly poisonous chloramine gas. Chloramine gas can cause severe lung damage. Thus it is safest to develop habits of NEVER mixing ANY cleaners.
The CleansGreen® Kitchen Cleaning Kit has been designed specifically for your use. It contains an environmentally friendly cleaner concentrate along with a yellow color matched and coded plush terry type microfiber cloth.
The cleaner is a highly concentrated low foam all-purpose cleaner. This is effective for all routine cleaning jobs. It is particularly effective for cleaning highly polished floors. Its almost neutral pH and low foam means no streaking and no foaming. This has been specifically formulated to not attack, damage or dull any floor finish or wax. It lifts soil from any washable surface quickly and easily and dries film free. Even better this works equally well in hard or soft water. Use for damp mopping, scrubbing, spray and wipe cleaning, or with a hand bucket and cloth. Revitalize any washable surface without damage with your CleansGreen® Kitchen Cleaning Kit.