When cleaning and disinfecting your facility, it is important to note that some products being used contain harsh chemical ingredients that negatively impact both your facility’s occupants and the environment. The act of going green has been rising in popularity due to increased interest in further reducing harm to a facility’s occupants and the environment.
Green cleaning, also known as environmentally or eco-friendly cleaning, is a great way to keep your facility and its occupants healthy and safe. Commercial Cleaning Corporation is proud to implement green cleaning into our services to ensure the health and safety of our clients and their facilities.
We encourage you to continue reading our blog post to learn about the benefits that come with green cleaning.
Green Cleaning Helps the Environment
First and foremost, chemical cleaning products contain harsh ingredients that are toxic, hazardous, non-biodegradable, and from non-renewable resources like petroleum. These chemicals end up making their way into our air and water contributing to pollution.
Green cleaning products, on the other hand, contain naturally derived, non-toxic, biodegradable ingredients that don’t negatively impact the environment and are made using sustainable manufacturing processes. By using green cleaning products, you help to reduce the pollution in our air and water.
Green Products are Safer
Second, chemical cleaning products are known to cause headaches, asthma attacks, skin irritations, chemical burns, and more.
By switching to green cleaning products, the exposure to toxic and dangerous chemicals is reduced, ensuring the health and wellbeing of your facility’s occupants.
Transparency of Ingredients
Next, many chemical cleaning manufacturers don’t list all of their ingredients due to a lack of stringent governmental regulations, therefore it can be difficult to decipher whether or not conventional cleaning products are entirely safe for use.
However, green cleaning manufacturers have adopted a policy to be fully transparent when listing the ingredients of their products, which are usually common ingredients that we are familiar with.1
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Chemical cleaning products release volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs, into the air contributing heavily to indoor air pollution. VOCs have also been associated with a number of health problems such as damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system.2 These products may also be heavily fragranced, which can be irritative to those who are highly sensitive.
By switching to green cleaning products, everyone in your facility can breathe a little easier knowing that these products contain natural fragrances or essential oils that are not irritating.
Last but not least, green cleaning products are safe, biodegradable or compostable, non-toxic, and made with sustainable packaging–all of which benefit the planet. A biodegradable product means it will eventually break down into natural elements, carbon dioxide, and water vapor by organisms like bacteria and fungi. A compostable product is specifically manufactured to break down in a compost system at the end of its useful life.3
Commercial Cleaning Corporation’s Dedication to Green Cleaning and Sustainability
Commercial Cleaning Corporation is dedicated to delivering healthy, safe, and immaculately clean workplaces through green cleaning products. We carefully select non-toxic products that provide the same level of sanitation as products with harsher chemicals to ensure safety for all of your facility’s occupants.
Our commitment to sustainability also involves the selection of products that provide environmental benefits including improved indoor air quality, biodegradability, and reduced packaging.
Partner with Commercial Cleaning Corporation today for all of your green cleaning and disinfecting needs. With over 90 years of experience and a trusted team of cleaning technicians, you can rest assured that your facility and its occupants will be in good hands. Click here now to schedule your free consultation and walkthrough.