Green Cleaning Tips from Mountainwest Service Experts Published on March 13, 2017 It’s that time of year to start organizing those closets, vacuuming the drapes, and taking boxes to your local Salvation Army drop. That’s right – it’s spring cleaning time! But before you begin spraying dangerous chemicals all over your counters and risking your indoor air quality, read these green cleaning tips from Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Fall in Love with Vinegar Vinegar is your go-to all-purpose green cleaning solution! Mix vinegar with water for a great glass cleaner, or combine with baking soda and water to clean counters and tile. Vinegar is also a disinfectant, so it’s perfect for getting rid of mold, mildew, or you can run it through your humidifier to keep your indoor air quality healthy. Do More with Baking Soda You can pour baking soda on your toilet brush to clean your toilet or use some on your carpets to help kill odors. Since baking soda helps absorb odors, leave an open box in your refrigerator to keep gross smells at bay and swap out the box every 90 days. Use Your Essential Oils Essential oils are great for treating illnesses, minor cuts, or even helping you relax, but did you know they can help you clean your home, too? Add some rosemary or cinnamon leaf oil to a homemade green cleaner for some delightful scents. Or you can use tea tree oil or eucalyptus to help get rid of germs that cause norovirus, common viral infections, and even staph infections. Cook Yummy Smells Air fresheners simply hide smells, plus they come with their own chemically smell. To help add some refreshing scents to your indoor air, toss some cinnamon and apples in a pot and bring them to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer. You can also include a couple drops of essential oils.