Green Cleaning Tips from Service Experts Published on March 13, 2017 It’s that time of year to start decluttering those closets, vacuuming the curtains, and taking boxes to your local Salvation Army drop. You guessed it – it’s spring cleaning time! But before you start spraying toxic chemicals all over your counters and risking your indoor air quality, check out these green cleaning tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Fall in Love with Vinegar Vinegar is the perfect all-purpose green cleaning solution! Mix vinegar with water for the perfect glass cleaner, or mix with baking soda and water to clean counters 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 help make sure your indoor air quality stays healthy. Do More with Baking Soda You can use baking soda on your toilet brush to wash your toilet or use some on your carpets to help get rid of odors. Since baking soda works to absorb funky smells, leave an opened box in your refrigerator to keep foul smells at bay and replace the box every 90 days. Use Your Essential Oils Essential oils are great for treating allergies, minor cuts, or even helping you decrease anxiety, but did you know they can help you with cleaning, too? Add some rosemary or cinnamon leaf oil to a homemade green cleaning solution for some delicious scents. Or you can use tea tree oil or eucalyptus to help kill germs that cause stomach viruses, common viral infections, and even staphylococcus. Cook Yummy Smells Air fresheners just cover smells, plus they come with their own chemically smell. To help add some yummy scents to your inside air, toss some cinnamon and apples in a pot and bring them to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer. You can also add a couple drops of essential oils.