Did you know that many cleaning products contain incredibly harsh chemicals which are damaging to your health and to the surrounding environment? Some cleaning products contain chemicals even as dangerous as formaldehyde and chloroform. Environmentally friendly cleaning practices avoid these hazardous chemicals to protect your business. Continue reading for 5 of the reasons why you should be using an environmentally-friendly cleaner.
Healthier for the planet
One of the most important reasons why you should choose an environmentally-friendly cleaning service provider is that it lowers your business’s overall negative impact on the environment. If you are looking for an easy and affordable way to improve your business’s effect on the environment, using a green cleaner is a great way to do that.
But how are traditional cleaning products unhealthy for the environment? Cleaning products increase water pollution, air pollution, ozone depletion, and reduce nonrenewable natural resources. Cleaning products that are washed down the drain, such as soaps or bleaches, are often disposed of back into bodies of waters. Some chemicals degrade water quality and harm aquatic life when they are disposed of, but green cleaning products are harmless once they are treated.
Reduces harsh smells and irritations
The strong smell of cleaning products is known to be headache-inducing for many individuals. Environmentally friendly cleaning products have less irritating ingredients to protect you from feeling sick. Cleaning providers who use green products help your employees and customers from feeling sick.
Environmentally friendly cleaning has other health benefits such as it reduces the risk of skin and eye irritation. It also limits the symptoms of allergies and the feeling of nausea which can occur from exposure to many traditional cleaning products.
Helps your belongings last longer
You might not realize it but many of the harsh chemicals used in traditional cleaning products can degrade your belongings over time. These chemicals are aggressive and can wear away at the quality of your carpets and furniture. Environmentally-friendly cleaning products are typically more gentle and help your business avoid spending money on replacing your belongings.
Improves indoor air quality
In addition to damaging your belongings, hazardous chemicals also can degrade the air quality for you, your employees and your customers. A study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 53% of cleaning products contain ingredients that can be damaging to the lungs. The study also found that 22% of products contain chemicals that have been reported to cause asthma.
Protects Kids & Pets
Using a green-friendly cleaner not only protects you but it also protects children and pets, who are especially sensitive to harsh chemicals. No matter what industry your business is in, you can protect the health of the children and pets that enter your space by choosing a cleaning service that uses safe cleaning products.
Integrity Services uses green commercial cleaning practices in order to ensure the safety of everyone that enters your business and to help preserve the environment. In addition, we are LEED Certified which is recognized internationally as the standard for building sustainability. Contact us today for a review of your cleaning needs and to get started with a cleaner that is safe for you and the environment.