A clean home is important for good health and wellbeing, but how you clean your home makes a difference.  With health and hygiene a top priority, it’s important to understand how to clean your home effectively. 

How should we keep our homes clean?

Let’s look at the difference between cleaning and disinfecting.  When should we clean and disinfect our homes and how do we do it properly to keep our homes healthy?

What’s the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?

Disinfecting – People often think disinfecting is cleaning, only better, but disinfecting a surface doesn’t actually clean the surface at all. In fact, disinfecting a surface that hasn’t been cleaned first won’t work. 

Disinfectants are designed to destroy all organisms on a surface, this means using pretty powerful chemicals like bleach that becomes inactive when in contact with dirt.

Cleaning – Cleaning at its core is removing dirt, grease, grime and other unwanted things from surfaces. Cleaning is also an essential part of disinfecting surfaces. Cleaning regularly, especially pore-deep, reduces the number of “unwanted guests” to a safer level.

Some people use detergents, however with products like ENJO you can clean and physically remove dirt, grease and grime from surfaces using just water – without cleaning chemicals.

Why is it important to know the difference?

Our health. Disinfecting doesn’t replace cleaning.

Keeping our homes clean is something we need to do to stay healthy.  It’s important to remember that disinfecting involves chemicals with toxic (and sometimes undisclosed) ingredients that are harmful to touch, ingest and inhale.

Studies have shown that long-term use of chemicals impacts lung function and can have both immediate and long-term health effects.  Understanding how and when you need to clean and disinfect means you can keep your home safe and healthy.

How to clean your home effectively

As we clean our homes daily, choosing to clean chemical-free helps minimize contact with toxic chemicals, while effectively keeping your home clean and safe. An ENJO cleaning routine improves your home’s overall indoor air quality, it also means no chemical surface contact time and no rinsing, making cleaning super quick and easy. ENJO’s patented ENJOtex fibres lift, trap and remove dirt from surfaces with just water. ENJO Fibres and cold water clean surfaces pore-deep, and are trusted by millions around the world to keep a home healthy. 

Submitted by: Jenny Hall – ENJOpreneur
For more information: Email: jhall@enjo-canada.com