Frequently asked questions
Going Green Clean
Q:What does “going green” mean, anyway?
A: Going green means different things to different people in other contexts. In essence, it means reducing energy use, reducing water and landfill waste, eliminating pollutants from the environment, and, generally speaking, considering the impact of our actions on future generations. Here at Green Clean Toronto, it means explicitly using toxin-free cleaning products to reduce your negative impact on the environment and minimize health hazards for you and your children. It means understanding that even the tiniest of our actions have consequences and doing our part in living responsibly.
Q: There is so much confusing information out there on going green. Is it as complicated as it seems?
A: You would be amazed at how easy it is. Just Google “going green tips” or any other keywords related to what you are looking for? A mere 20-minute investment of time can change your life!
Q: Is switching to green cleaning expensive?
A: No, contrary to common perception, products used are no more expensive than traditional cleaning products and, in many cases, cheaper. It pays to go green!
How Do I transition from traditional cleaning products to green cleaning?
A: You can make a radical change or start slowly. Get rid of harshest chemicals first and go gradual, switching one product at a time, whatever your time and energy allow. The results will handsomely reward you!
Q: Besides using eco-friendly products, what else is different about going green?
A: Green cleaning involves removing dirt and soil, not just spreading it around or diluting it or, worse, making allergens airborne. Frequent routine maintenance also reduces the need for deep cleaning.
Q: Is there any way to get rid of the stubborn mould problem in my bathroom?
A: Make a paste with baking soda and liquid castile soap (try the ones infused with tea tree oil or lavender) and apply with a sponge or towel. Let sit for 15 minutes and then wipe clean
Q: Does vinegar kill germs?
Yes. It is not only a disinfectant but also a deodorizer and cuts grease! According to Canada's National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, the acid in vinegar crosses the cell membrane of bacteria to release photons, causing the cell to die. If you pour some into your toilet bowl and let it sit for 15 minutes, it is a powerful deodorizer! It can also be used as a rinse agent in your dishwasher. Just Google "uses for white vinegar," and you will be astounded what it can do.