Household cleaners can be tough on some people; irritating airways and eyes, and even making allergy or asthma symptoms worse.

Green cleaning comes to the rescue, say the cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID.

Green cleaning is all about protecting the health and safety of your family, friends and pets, and it also helps to protect the environment.

Here are tips on making sure the cleaning products used in your home are safe:

Read labels. Experts say that you should look for household cleaners that are less caustic and friendlier to both the environment and the body. Look for bio-based cleaning products. Most are labeled that way but also often include 'green' descriptors such as 'non-toxic', 'bio-based', 'environmentally preferable' and 'biodegradable'. Products should be 100 percent biodegradable.  

Less is more.  Consider diluting household cleaners with water – they will still clean quite effectively. 

Make your own. You can make your own cleaners. Mix together a little baking soda and soap, use dish washing detergent when you are cleaning up grease, and dilute vinegar with water for washing windows.

Hire MOLLY MAID house cleaning services. Our green cleaning products have one of the best health ratings in the cleaning industry, and the company has created the MOLLY MAID Green Housekeeping Program. The company's cleaning teams use bio-based, environmentally preferable green cleaning solutions. Products are made from renewable, plant based materials such as palm kernel oils, coconut oils, sugars and soybeans resulting in a healthier indoor living environment and minimal allergic reactions.