A Cup of Vinegar, a Dash of Soda, and a Green Cleaning Business
Ask any professional green cleaning business owner, and she’ll tell you that vinegar is the most popular product in the green cleaning arsenal.
Green cleaning is the thing these days. Professional cleaners, concerned about the environment, but also doing a good job and keeping their clients happy, are turning to an old green cleaning standby great-grandmothers once used—vinegar.
The Romans used vinegar as a cure all, carrying it around in a little vial in their rucksacks much like bottles of water in gym bags. Great-grandmothers, professional cleaners in their own right, used vinegar to remove stains from under the arms of their husband’s white dress shirts. Today, vinegar is making a comeback as one of the most versatile of green cleaning products when it comes to green cleaning, and professional cleaners are jumping on the bandwagon.
For instance, a 100% solution of vinegar kept in a spray bottle is a perfect all purpose green cleaning machine. Mildly acidic, it dissolves away grease, soap, mineral deposits, most kinds of mildew, and more. Professional cleaners use vinegar to remove tape from desktops and other surfaces. Spray the tape with vinegar, let sit for 10 minutes, and then simply wipe away. For tough spills on office carpets, first soak up what liquid remains with a clean cloth or sponge, and then spray the stain with a mixture of half vinegar, half water. Let stand for approximately two minute, and then blot with a clean towel, rag, or sponge. Repeat as needed.
In the kitchen, to remove persistent stains in the company coffee pot, run a cup of vinegar through the coffee maker. Not only will it return the coffee pot back to sparkling, it will remove that old coffee taste as well. To clean the kitchen and office windows, professional cleaners spray glass with a solution of half water, half vinegar, and then wipe clean with a lint-free cloth or newspapers. And for no wax floors, use one cup of vinegar per gallon of water to produce a surface that shines.
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