Why are flyspots SO hard to clean from ceilings?
The reason flyspots are so hard to clean from ceilings stems from the way houseflies eat.
A housefly lands on food and vomits on the food,
this vomit is very acidic and breaks down the food. It then sucks up the vomit and broken down food, (flyfacts) so when it poos this is very acidic as well, when this sits on ceiling paint for a while it actually burns into the paint. When you try to wipe the fly poo off the surface, unless it is very recent it will not budge.
Why do I get unsightly rub marks on my ceiling when I clean off fly poo?
As mentioned before (above) fly poo, being acidic, burns into the paint, so when you use more vigorous rubbing and/or a harsher cleaner or textured cloth you will actually rub through the top layer of typical matte ceiling paint leaving shiny rub marks in the surface which are particularly noticeable when the light hits it at low angles (like early mornings)
We have a great product that removes fly spots and repels them from the sprayed areas. It uses the power of Pure peppermint and eucalyptus oils.
What toxic cleaning products might you find in your home?
There are a number of toxic chemicals in common cleaning products that you may already have in your home. You can’t remove every source of toxicity in your life, but it’s simple to cut down. Eliminating or reducing your use of these chemicals can have health benefits for you, your family, and the environment.
These are common additions to a variety of products, including makeup, pharmaceuticals, and cleaning products. Although they aren’t listed on labels, if a product says ‘fragrance’ on the label, it’s often Phthalate based. Known endocrine disruptors, it’s also found that high concentrations of this have been associated with asthma and allergies in children. While a small amount of Phthalates may not have an impact on adults, higher concentrations are often found in children.
Most ‘antibacterial’ products will contain Triclosan. The American Medical Association has found that there is no evidence to suggest that Triclosan makes us any healthier, and may in fact promote drug-resistant bacteria.
Common in window and multipurpose cleaners, if you use these cleaners in a confined space, they can lead to headaches, sore throats, eye irritation/ cloudiness, and nausea. It’s largely unregulated and is commonly not listed on the label.
A common cleaner due to its ability to shine without streaking, ammonia is an irritant. While this isn’t a problem in low doses if the area is well-ventilated, even highly diluted, ammonia is highly toxic to aquatic life and is dangerous to the environment.
What is safe?
So how can you clean your home safely? How can you avoid harmful toxins, with their annoying or dangerous side effects? The range of cleaners created by Dream Eco Products use non-toxic eco-friendly ingredients that clean benchtops, bathrooms, and floors thoroughly. Their use of pure essential oils mean the products are fragranced naturally, making these products safe for your family, and kind to the environment.
Why Dream Eco use essential oils in our cleaning products
Essential oils have a multitude of positive benefits. Derived from plants, they are produced using distillation, which creates a pure and very concentrated, powerful product. Use of essential oils can relieve physical illnesses, and help with stress and anxiety relief.
In Dream Eco cleaning products, we use them for a variety of reasons, depending on the properties of the plant. Not only do the oils fragrance your home naturally, but they all have excellent qualities related to the plant.
One of the oldest spices, it has strong anti-parasitic and anti-viral properties. It also can help to relieve headaches and promote relaxation, as well as infusing your home with the warm, musky smell.
Somewhat a super-oil, tea tree has been used by the indigenous Aboriginals for hundreds of years as a medicinal treatment. Widely studied, tea tree oil is anti-bacterial, anti-septic, and anti-inflammatory. It’s also really good for your skin, meaning that using tea tree oil in our cleaning products can help eliminate bad allergens and replace them with something positive. If that wasn’t enough, it’s a natural insect repellent too.
With a powerful refreshing scent, this oil is excellent at helping to eliminate bad odours, great for bathrooms. The strong scent also deters flies and other insects, which is why this is a main ingredient in our ‘Fly Off’ surface cleaner. Containing a chemical ‘cineole’, it can reduce inflammation and help with healing.
Antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, bactericidal, disinfectant- is there anything Lime essential oil doesn’t do? The smell of lime is refreshing and invigorating. Stimulate the senses while cleaning using naturally antiseptic lemongrass and lime surface cleaner.
These are only some of the amazing essential oils that you can find in our products. Look in our online store to see our full range, and reap the benefits of the pure essential oils in our eco-positive products.
Dream Clean Team was created in 2011 to fill a gap in the market for high quality, reliable cleaners. The company was marketed primarily as the supreme clean for tenants ending their rental agreements and for presenting homes for sale. The quality of the service meant that the demand for cleaning services quickly became sought after.