In the cleaning industry, we are often told that ‘Green’ alternatives are superior to their harmful, chemical counterparts. But why is this the case? Why is green cleaning so much better than traditional products? The following list of benefits from care.com highlights why green cleaning products are undoubtedly the way of the future:
Some of the chemicals we use to clean client sites contain dangerous and harmful chemicals, some of which require us to wear protective equipment like gloves or goggles. Part of this risk is also passed on to clients and their customers who interact with these sites. Studies show that cleaning products which linger in the air and remain on surfaces can raise the risk of asthma development. Since green cleaning products don’t use these harsh chemicals, the risk is entirely removed.
When cleaning sites, it’s easy to overlook the impact we are having on the environment. Many chemicals used in cleaning can damage aquatic ecosystems and harm the animals living in these areas. Many green cleaning products are biodegradable and can be more safely disposed in waterways, minimising the impact on the environment. Additionally, most green products utilise recyclable packaging, which can also result in cleaner environments.
Remember the protective equipment mentioned earlier? While many conventional cleaning products contain ingredients which can burn and irritate the skin and eyes, green products are often non-corrosive and meet strict standards regarding inhalation, toxicity, combustibility and skin absorption.
Better Air Quality
Many people can’t stand the smell of strong chemicals, and in some cases this could result in reduced business for our clients. On the other hand, green products are often made with natural oils and fragrances to produce pleasant odours.
From these few points, it’s easy to see that green cleaning is the way to go. Green initiatives have already begun at many of our cleaning sites to protect our staff, clients and everybody who interacts with these places.