Green Cleaning Tips from Service Experts Published on March 13, 2017 It’s that time when you start organizing those closets, vacuuming the drapes, and taking hauls to your local Salvation Army drop. That’s right – it’s spring cleaning time! But before you begin spraying dangerous chemicals all over your counters and risking your indoor air quality, read these green cleaning tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Fall in Love with Vinegar Vinegar is the perfect all-purpose green cleaning solution! Blend vinegar in water for the perfect glass cleaner, or combine with baking soda and water to clean countertops and tile. Vinegar is also a disinfectant, so you can use it to clean mold, mildew, or you can run it through your humidifier to keep your indoor air quality healthy. Do More with Baking Soda You can use baking soda on your toilet brush to scrub your toilet or pour some on your carpets to help get rid of odors. Since baking soda works to absorb odors, leave a box open in your refrigerator to keep yucky smells at bay and swap out the box every few months. Use Your Essential Oils Essential oils are fabulous for treating illnesses, minor cuts, or even helping you decrease anxiety, but did you know they can help you with cleaning, too? Add some lemongrass or peppermint oil to a homemade green cleaner for some delicious scents. Or you can use tea tree oil or eucalyptus to help eliminate germs that cause stomach bugs, common viral infections, and even staphylococcus aureus. Cook Yummy Smells Air fresheners only cover smells, plus they have their own chemically smell. To help add some delightful scents to your home, throw some cinnamon and apples in a pot and boil them, then reduce the heat and simmer. You can also include a few drops of essential oils.