In a world that is increasingly aware of our impact on the greater environment, more and more individuals and companies recognize the importance of using green alternatives and limiting harmful chemicals when it comes to maintaining homes and businesses. At Kirei Cleaning, we pride ourselves on meeting our clients’ needs in responsible ways and will never compromise our ideals or the final product we deliver. If you, too, are motivated by chemical-free house cleaning, check out these ten tips and tricks that you can do on your own.

Make your Sinks Shine

Citrus is a great way to make your kitchen sink shine. Cut grapefruit or lemon in half, sprinkle salt on the newly exposed inside, and wipe down your sink. Let it sit for a little while and then rinse with water and embrace the glimmer!

Unclog your Shower Head

If your shower head is blocked up, add enough vinegar to a plastic bag to cover the showerhead and attach the bag to the head with rubber bands. Let it sit overnight, and when you turn your shower on, it should be flowing much freer than it was before.

Dust your Blinds

Blinds are notorious for collecting dust and grime, and there’s an easy chemical-free way to combat this. Put a sock on your hand, soak it in a 1:1 water/vinegar solution and wipe down your blinds using your hand.

Remove Carpet Stains

Mix up a 1:2 vinegar/water solution and wipe down the stain on your carpet. Once saturated, cover the stain with a wet cloth and iron it for no more than one minute. If this doesn’t lift the stain on the first pass, repeat these steps, and it should soon be nearly good as new!

Clean a Mattress

Mattresses can collect all types of stains, and giving it a solid cleaning every so often is always a good idea. To avoid chemicals, mix a 1:3 vodka/water solution. Spray this solution onto the mattress and wipe down. This solution will act to kill bacteria and disinfect your mattress.

Remove Burnt Food from a Pan

One of the most frustrating dishes to clean is the pan with burnt food stuck to the bottom. To make your life a little bit easier, cover the bottom of the pan with water and add a glass of vinegar. Boil this solution, remove from heat, and add a couple of tablespoons of baking soda. This process should lift the food right off!

Deep Clean your Microwave

Microwaves are notorious for collecting grease and grime, and it can be a real pain to clean every corner. Try adding a sliced lemon into a glass of water and heating it in your microwave until it boils. Let it sit inside for another minute or so, and witness how easy it now is to wipe off that pesky grime with a cloth.

Eliminate Grease Stains

Grease stains are another stubborn one. To make your job slightly easier, take a stick of white chalk and draw over the stain marks on your kitchen walls. Leave your scribbles for a few minutes and wipe down your walls with a wet cloth. Voila!

Clean Lime Deposits from Pipes, Taps, and Kettles

It is not uncommon for calcium carbonate, or limescale, to build upon the pipes, taps, and kettles around your home. To remove this unsightly buildup, wipe down the impacted area with lemon and let it sit for five to ten minutes. Rinse with water, and watch the limescale disappear.

Remove Animal Hair

It’s easy for animal hair to get out of control in a home, but thankfully there is an easy and chemical-free way to remove it. Put on a pair of rubber gloves and get them wet. Rub your wet gloves over your targeted hair-covered surfaces and watch it all attach to your gloves! For rugs, try using a window cleaning squeegee!

Chemicals have dominated the house cleaning and carpet cleaning scene for decades, but more people are currently seeking out healthier alternatives. Give the above ten tips a try, and when the time comes to hire a professional residential cleaning or commercial cleaning service, look no further than Kirei Cleaning. Our expert staff always operates responsibly and guarantees to leave your property cleaner than it has ever been before.