Pet Safe Household Cleaners
June 24, 2019 Leave a Comment
People who have pets love them like they love their children. For many people, in fact, their pets are their children. They pamper them, buy them toys, feed them the healthiest choices in food, and sometimes they even dress them up in cute outfits. Pet lovers make sure their pets are always safe and looked after, so it makes sense to take all of the steps possible to ensure your pets are not facing harm in places you might not even think of. Household cleaners, for example, can present a great deal of danger to your pets.
The Dangers of Household Chemicals
Many of the commercial household cleaners contain ingredients that simply aren't safe for humans. Those who are aware of this typically lock those products somewhere safe to keep them out of reach of children. If not, we should. If you have pets you love like your own children, the same precautions should be taken to keep them safe.
Think about this. Like children, pets are curious and unaware. Because they have an innate curiosity in conjunction with their lack of knowledge about toxic hazards puts them at a higher risk for exposure to harmful substances. In addition, since animals are smaller than people, they are often in closer proximity to those cleaners used regularly around the house, making them even more susceptible to the dangers of toxic chemicals found in a variety of household cleaning products.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), many animals have faster metabolism and smaller lungs than humans. This means their bodies work harder to eliminate toxins because they are processing them faster and ingesting them faster. While most pet lovers do go out of their way to keep their precious animals safe, there are many unseen health risks that might be overlooked. The ASPCA lists many common household cleaning products as potentially dangerous to pets. These cleaners include:
- Bleach: Bleach is often used to clean pet cages and living areas, and while diluted bleach may be safe when used properly, the residual effects can be dangerous.
- Carpet Cleaners: Most carpet cleaners are of minor concern, according to the ASPCA. The dangers are typically not long lasting, but freshly applied carpet cleaners can result in a mild stomachache or a respiratory irritation. Remember, pets sniff and lick these areas. The ASPCA suggests consulting your vet if any of these issues occur. If you have questions about some of the ingredients, you should check with your vet as well.
- Carpet shampoos: Assuming you look at the ingredients, some may be safe for pets as long as they are kept out of the area until the product has dried. As always, though, the ASPCA suggests checking the ingredients with your vet.
Of course, any of these products can be dangerous to your pets if they are ingested in large quantities. For instance, if a pet manages to get into a product and ingests it without any kind of dilution, it can make them sick. This is why you should always treat household cleaning products the same way around pets as you would your children. Keep them in a safe place and never leave the cleaners unattended around an animal.
Why Take a Chance on Your Pet's Health?
Of course, there is a better way. Why even take a chance on your pet's health when you can use sustainable products that use natural minerals and electrolyzed water? GenEon's cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products are ideal to use around pets and children. Our products are created on site, so they are made as needed, eliminating the need to store harmful chemical-based products in the home. Since our products are made as needed, they are also cost effective.
Here's how GenEon products are created using our On-Site Generation
: Natural minerals like salt are comprised of sodium and chloride. During this process, sodium ions are positively charged and chloride ions are negatively charged. Our onsite generators expose these ions to a low electrical charge. The positive side of the charge electrochemically converts the chloride ion (Cl) to hypochlorous acid (HOCl), which is a powerful sanitizer, and the negative side of the charge electrochemically converts the sodium ion (Na) into sodium hydroxide (NaOH), which is a cleaning compound often found in soaps and detergents. Unlike other OSG systems, our system is a Blended Stream System that uses both versions in one solution. The hypochlorous solution is represented as a free available chlorine (FAC) with 80-200 times the sanitizing power of chlorine bleach. This means you get more sanitizing power with less risk.
GenEon is the leader in cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products that are sustainable and toxic free. There's no need to spend time stressing over the products you choose to use around your pets anymore. Our products are safe for pets and for people and cause no harm to our eco-system, making them an easy choice when you want a sustainable way to clean and disinfect both residential and commercial facilities. Sure, you can find commercial cleaning products that say they are free of toxic chemicals, but are they really? Even the ASPCA suggests going over ingredients with your vet before using products that are considered "safe." That's because there are still active and inactive ingredients in many of these products that are concerning. With GenEon products, the ingredients are simple: water and natural minerals.
Using GenEon's on-site generation, our advanced systems for dispersing our sustainable cleaners, and our convenient on-site generation technology, you can rest easy when you are cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting areas where pets and children will be. To learn more about GenEon's sustainable products, give us a call at 866.217.0205
. We will be happy to talk to you about our safe cleaners and toxic free sanitizers and disinfectants. We can answer your questions and help you find a way to ensure your pets are living in an environment where pet safe household cleaners are the standard.
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