As any pet owner will tell you, you’ll rarely find a better friend than your furry companions; which is why it’s so disconcerting that many cleaning manufacturers have little regard for the health and safety of the animals within your home.
Ammonia, Chlorine, Glycol Ethers, and Formaldehyde are chemicals that can be commonly found in household cleaning products. They are dangerous for humans and especially harmful to our pets.
So, keep your home clean and fresh for you and your furry friends. Instead of the DIY method, you can use all AspenClean products. They are 100% natural, certified by ECOCERT, have an A-grading by the EWG and are entirely safe for you and your pets.
Here are the top 5 types of products to be careful of when considering the animals in your life.
1. Floor cleaners
The danger with floor cleaners is chemicals like ammonia, which is poison not just for your pets but also for you. Even if you remove the residue, the vapours will linger and can severely hurt your pet if they’re breathed in or ingested.
2. Glass cleaners
We’ve been raised to look at chemical glass cleaners as the effective method to make our houses shiny and fresh. But chemicals like ammonia hydroxide can cause burning and irritation to our skin and can cause respiratory failure. Look at natural alternatives such as a vinegar/citric acid/water mix, don’t let your furry friends have the chance to breathe this in.
3. Bathroom cleaners
Be wary of using chemicals that clean your toilet. We all know how much dogs (or any pets) love to stick their noses in areas you may not expect. The lingering chemicals can cause severe internal damage.
4. Drain openers
Like bathroom cleaners, you never know where your pet's nose will end up. These drain openers release fumes that can stick around longer than expected.
5. Laundry detergent
Laundry detergent is a product you may not think of yet and is one of the most dangerous to your pet. Chemical-based detergents can be harmful to your pets if they get their mouths around clothing and choose to chow down. Look for organic laundry powders that include vinegar and essential oils.
Check out AspenClean eco-friendly laundry detergents to see how you can replace the toxic cleaners in your home with something more sustainable and green.
You’re set to have your house free from toxic chemicals and pet-safe. You can also get it ready for Spring; we are giving you more tips for your furry friends in our blog. Finally, if you want to learn more about our products or get ideas to be more sustainable, don’t hesitate to read our other articles.