How to keep your home safe & kill germs without chemicals

The Covid-19 epidemic has got us all upping our cleaning game, and rightly so. Many of us are spending more time in our homes than we probably ever imagined, which means cleaning needs to be kept on top of more regularly, too. And as we’re now much more aware (and admittedly afraid) of germs, it’s tempting to reach for the strongest chemical cleaning agents we can find. But, while we’re advocates for deep cleaning, we’re also really passionate about environmentally friendly cleaning too. Which means ditching the harsh chemicals and using eco-friendly alternatives that are just as effective.

Think about it. You want to keep your family safe in your home by keeping it as clean and sanitised as possible. The problem is, using harsh chemicals can be harmful for pets or children to come in contact with, as chemicals can be absorbed into the skin or breathed in. Studies have even shown that using a household cleaning spray just once a week raises the risk of developing asthma. But switching to green cleaning products can reduce the chances of developing asthma. The good news is, you don’t actually need any chemicals to sanitise your home. A powerful clean can still be achieved by going green.

How to clean and be green

It’s actually really simple. There are plenty of recipes for homemade natural cleaning solutions online. And there are a number of cleaning systems design specifically, including our H2O e3 Natural Cleaning System. For our cleaner, we use the simplest recipe of them all! All you need is water and salt to achieve a truly deep clean as the system’s eActivator supercharges your tap water and typical cooking salt and turns it into an all-natural, super cleaning, sanitising, deodorising solution called S-Water™.

Interested in the science-y bit? Well, the eActivator works by emitting low levels of electricity, breaking apart water and salt molecules to form two new oxidants. One is a powerful cleaner that cuts through grease and grime, while the other is a powerful sanitiser and deodoriser.

For some great guidance on how to give different rooms in your home a thorough green clean using the H2O e3 Natural Cleaning System, we’ve tackled the living room and bathroom specifically in previous blogs.

Everything you need to keep your home germ free

If you’re serious about steaming your way to a truly germ-free home, then check out our award-winning H2O steam cleaning range. Every product, including the H2O HD steam cleaner and the H2O X5 steam cleaner, can help fight the spread of the virus. You can rely on each and every one to clean, sanitise and deodorise your home, after all, they’ve been proven to kill 99% of harmful bacteria. And that’s exactly what we need to be doing right now!

Plus, if we’ve persuaded you that going green is the way forward, we’re proud to say that all of our H2O cleaning products are eco-friendly and only use natural ingredients. So, check out those natural cleaner recipes - we think you’ll love what they can achieve in your home.  

We know that protecting your family from the spread of Coronavirus will be top of your priorities right now. And we’re pleased that not only can we help you do that, but we can help you protect you all from potentially harmful and toxic chemicals in your home, too.