What does green cleaning mean and why is it beneficial to use green cleaning products? If you’re not familiar with green cleaning and haven’t used a service that uses these products before, it may benefit you to learn a little more about the importance of green cleaning.
1. Green Products Are Healthier
Not just for the environment, but for you. When you have a green cleaner in your home or office, you know that the products they are using to clean your property are not full of toxins that could harm you or members of your family and pets, if not in the short-term, then the long-term.
Common household cleaners can cause rashes, respiratory problems, eye inflammation, headaches and even more serious ailments with prolonged exposure. Common household cleaners include ingredients such as ammonia, ethylene glycol monobutyl acetate, sodium hypochlorite and/or trisodium phosphate.
2. Green Products Are Kinder to the Environment
Even if sustainable cleaning products weren’t the smart choice for you, there is a larger ecosystem to consider. Cleaners who use organic products have a reduced impact on the environment with respect to water pollution, air pollution, even ozone depletion and climate change.
We know by now that civilization has been polluting the ecosystem for years, and we are only now beginning to start repairing the damage. Using green products ensures we’re doing our part to not add pollutants to the environment. This helps ensure there will still be a habitable world for our children and their children to enjoy.
3. Green Cleaning Products Work
The worst part about common household cleaners that use harsh chemical cleansing agents is that it is not necessary. In the hands of skilled and professional cleaners, organic cleaning products can work just as well if not better than the ones that are full of toxic chemicals.
We would like to encourage you to replace the cleaning agents in your home with safer, healthier organic cleansers, and you can be sure that when you hire us to clean your home or business, our green techniques will have your property looking fantastic without subjecting you to toxic chemicals.
What Makes a Cleaning Product Green?
There’s no standard definition for a green cleaning product. Most of them exhibit several or all of these traits:
- Not toxic to algae and fish
- Recyclable packaging
- Does not impact animals’ breathing or skin in laboratory tests
- Limited amount of phosphorus
Organizations such as Safer Choice and Green Seal screen products to see if the claims they make are true. You can feel confident about using products with these logos.
Green Cleaning Products Have Science Behind Them
Since people became more aware of environmental impacts over the past two decades, cleaning product manufacturers have scrambled to use fewer chemicals and more natural ingredients in their products.
They have done the research to support claims of cleaning better and faster than non-green products. The government regulates product packaging and advertising, so companies cannot make claims about their products they can’t prove. Third-party certification, through a consumer advocate group, is often rigorous. You can trust products that have been tested to do what they claim to do.
The proof is in the continued marketing and expansion of these products. Companies won’t produce things that don’t sell, and to sell, a product has to do what it claims to do, in this case, clean well. Green products keep selling because they work, and so companies keep making them.
Still not convinced? There’s a long history of using “green” products for cleaning even before we called them green. Baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice and other natural cleaning products do an excellent job of cutting through grease, eliminating odors and cleaning windows. They make no negative impact on the environment, and the more simple the ingredients in a cleanser, the less they could hurt their surroundings.
Common Household Cleaners vs Green Cleaning Products
Studies have shown green cleaning products produce the same results as their non-green equivalents. Often it takes time for people to accept new products.
Green products are also not as widely available as non-green products. It takes time to get them on store shelves, and some are more expensive than non-green equivalents. That means fewer people use green products, which can cause suspicion and reduce word of mouth.
Among those who have used both green and non-green products, including Cyclone Professional Cleaners, it’s clear that one is just as good as the other. Plus, we feel good about doing our part to preserve the environment when we use green products.
Cyclone Professional Cleaners Uses Green Cleaning Products
We use biodegradable and phosphate-free carpet cleaning shampoos and other low-toxicity or toxin-free chemical products throughout your home or office. You can enjoy our thorough cleaning without worrying about the health and safety of your pets, your children or yourself.
Cyclone Professional Cleaners are a Better Business Bureau-approved business with an A+ rating and a family-owned and operated company dedicated to building a community of satisfied customers throughout the Plano, Texas area and beyond. For a fair and accurate estimate of our various green cleaning services for your home or business, please contact Cyclone Professional Cleaners today.