What is good cleaning?
Good Housekeeping (GH) began in 1885 as a magazine with a mission. “A mission to accomplish comprised of roughly equal portions of public duty and private enterprise … to produce and perpetuate the perfection obtainable in the home.” To achieve those high standards, GH Magazine is committed to advertising only the best products. To this day, for GH to even accept advertising for any product, the GH Research Institute must first approve it. From that moment on, you have the opportunity to receive the final vote of confidence: the GH Seal.
What is a good clean seal and what does it mean?
Since 1909, the Seal has endorsed valuable products while validating consumer purchases. According to GH, its seal is “an emblem of the magazine’s consumer policy.” That consumer policy promises a full refund or replacement for a defective product within two years of your purchase, given that the product has been endorsed with a Seal. That’s a great promise, considering that GH, and not the company that created the product, is bearing the cost of a refund or replacement. That said, GH doesn’t just give its stamp of approval to just any old product.
How does a product obtain the Good Housekeeping seal?
The first step to receive a GH Seal is to apply for it. If accepted, the product and its promises will now be tested at the GH Research Institute (GHRI) by researchers, scientists, engineers, and nutritionists in accordance with its intended area of use. The GHRI is a product evaluation lab that tests everything from electronics to cosmetics to the very recipes they print in their magazine.
The Green Good Housekeeping seal
Keeping up with the energy conservation movement, GH added a new type of seal in 2009. The GH Green Seal is intended to help consumers, who want to move towards an energy efficient and environmentally friendly home, You find the products that really support your “green” claims. Once a product receives the seal, it can apply for the Green GH seal. From the manufacture of a product, to its packaging and performance, the GHRI rigorously tests applicants against its category requirements. Electronics, paper products, beauty and cleaning products, food, beverages, paint and coatings can be tested for environmental responsibility and impact, as well as social responsibility.
Why GH Seal Products?
Relying on the seal is an especially good idea when remodeling or renovating your home. A seal guarantees longevity and promised performance. Windows, doors and large appliances can be found with both GH and Green GH Seal. When you choose a product with the seal, you are choosing a product backed by a company with more than 100 years of consumer advocacy. Look for the stamp. Buy with confidence.