February 2015 - Our Daily Green

Friday, February 13, 2015

ReThink Disposable (infographic)

Clean Water Action

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Cleaning carpets with eco-friendly methods

After a winter of slush and snow, homeowners prepare for Spring cleaning, especially by calling Green Choice Carpet of Brooklyn. Even a mild exposure to the usual industrial carpet cleaners can cause eye irritation and skin sensitivities for family and pets.

Carpet Cleaning
photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
But today, many carpet cleaning companies are using eco-friendly methods to ensure safe and clean homes. Consumer concerns about chemicals prompted companies to now clean with naturally occurring enzyme-based cleansers including common table salt, antimicrobial salts, citric acid, and soda ash. Enzymes are a protein molecule that speed up the reactions of other chemicals. Enzymatic cleaners break down the chemical bonds in the stain. Many stains found in carpets are organically based, such as food, grass, soil, pet accidents, blood, even cigarette smoke. An enzyme based cleaner is a safe alternative without the side effects of typical cleaners.

Enzyme based cleaners have no corrosive or toxic side effects which makes them a preferred choice for homeowners. The environmental impact is lower and they do not affect indoor air quality.

Before you do you make plans for Spring cleaning, take some time to research and find out your different options when you clean your carpets.

Thank you to today's post sponsor for reminding us of the eco-friendly alternatives for clean carpet. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ensuring safe water

By jenny downing (glass half-full)
via Wikimedia Commons
Water Works

Water is an amazing liquid that has many uses all over the earth. It can provide human beings with the hydration that is needed in order to stay alive. Water is a valuable resource that cannot be overlooked.

Common Uses

Each day in many parts across the United States, people can a shower, wash their hands and enjoy drinking water whenever they want. In addition to this, water is needed for cooking and flushing a toilet. A number of people have grown up with the modern convenience of water within a home. A water heater can keep water temperatures quite comfortable for young and old alike. Oftentimes, people do not realize how much they depend on water until it is taken away for a time due to unhealthy conditions.

Wonderful Helps

There are wonderful helps that are available to communities that are looking after the safety and quality of water. Special systems and meters can identify the quality of water that goes into homes and buildings. In addition to this, there are tests that can be done to determine whether it is safe for human consumption. Companies like McNab have the water quality control systems that communities need. Click here for more information.

Whether water is being used at the home or in a community pool, safe water is necessary. Communities do have resources and specialists who can help ensure that water is safe. This fact alone can bring great peace of mind to families, singles and couples.

We'd like to thank today's sponsor for reminding us that safe drinking water is as close as the nearest faucet.