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National Safety Month: Celebrate with These Cleaning Safety Tips

How to Keep Yourself Safe

It’s National Safety Month! This month-long observation encourages people to focus on how they can keep their environment safe and free from any danger. Learn what you can do to keep yourself safe when cleaning various areas of your home.

National Safety Month: Celebrate with These Cleaning Safety Tips

Mixing Cleaning Supplies

While cleaning supplies each serve their purpose separately, combining them can do more harm than good for your cleaning project and your health. You should never mix the following chemicals together:

  • Ammonia and Bleach: Toxic gas called chloramine is produced that is dangerous to people and animals
  • Bleach and Vinegar: Toxic chlorine gas is extremely dangerous to human health
  • Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar: Peracetic acid is produced, which can irritate skin, eyes, and the respiratory system
  • Bleach and Rubbing Alcohol: Creates chloroform, which is capable of damaging your liver, kidney, brain, heart, and bone marrow
  • Two Different Drain Cleaners: There are many reactions that may occur, including the production of scalding hot water and chlorine gas
  • Bleach and Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Chlorine gas can be produced

Note: This is not an exhaustive list, and you should always complete adequate research before mixing chemicals. 

Cleaning High and Low

A general rule of thumb when reaching high places to clean is that you should keep two feet even at all times, whether your feet are firmly planted on the ground or at the same step of a stable ladder. When working on projects low to the ground, bend at your knees rather than your back to prevent injury. If your task requires long periods of kneeling, consider using knee pads to keep your knees comfortable.

Power Washing

Did you know power washing can be dangerous if not done properly? The powerful spray can be hazardous when misdirected and has been known to send people to the hospital with severe injuries including lacerations, bruises, punctures, and eye injuries. You can keep yourself safe by wearing all of the right safety equipment like steel-tipped shoes, gloves, goggles, and eyewear. Be sure to keep people and pets away from your work zone, and never try to use a power washer on a ladder.

Every Month Is National Safety Month at JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care.

The Veterans and Military family members at JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care are ready to safely approach any cleaning project in your home, from flooring to tile and siding to upholstery. You can count on us to show up on time and in uniform, and we won’t stop working until your home is cleaned to our high standards. Call us today at JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care for a free quote.