When you have your office professionally cleaned, you know you’re making it a safer and healthier place to work. But the health and safety of your workplace depends on the commercial cleaning products your cleaner uses. The Cleaning Company uses green office-cleaning products to keep your office sanitary. Let’s look at how traditional cleaning products affect the wellbeing of your building’s occupants. Then we’ll cover why a green cleaning company is the cleaning partner you’re looking for.
Conventional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can harm your building occupants when used in your facility. For example, many traditional cleaning supplies contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds often cause headaches, respiratory problems, and other health issues when you use them in your office. VOCs also become problematic when you dispose of them, because they either biodegrade slowly or degrade into toxic chemicals after disposal, according to the EPA. Those toxic chemicals often end up in water, threatening aquatic life. VOCs also get into the air and contribute to smog outside of your facility.
Green cleaning products meet the following criteria from the EPA:
- Use of renewable resources, including solvents created from seed, citrus, vegetable, and pine oils
- Lack of harsh chemicals, including irritating or corrosive substances, ozone-depleting compounds, regulated hazardous materials, and chemicals on the
- EPA’s list of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)
- Standard definitions of biodegradability are met
- Low VOC content
- Low flammability
These are just a handful of the criteria that eco-friendly cleaning products have to meet to receive the EPA’s approval (their website has a more extensive list). The products that meet these criteria create far fewer health and environmental risks than conventional cleaning products.
Yes. Green cleaning supplies need to meet packaging requirements as well, including:
- Recyclable packaging or packaging that contains recycled content
- Packaging free of heavy metals, phthalates, and BPA
- Use of pump sprays instead of aerosol cans
- Packaging created using renewable energy
The EPA has a fuller list of packaging requirements on their website.
Switching to green cleaning products and services is an excellent way to prioritize your employees’ health and protect the environment around your facility. Overall, these cleaning products prevent harsh chemicals from harming your surrounding environment and only expose your workforce to non-toxic cleaning chemicals.
Partner with The Cleaning Company to take advantage of our eco-friendly cleaning services.
We offer eco green cleaning services by using cleaning products that meet the requirements mentioned above. We dedicate ourselves to environmentally friendly cleaning because we understand the toll that conventional cleaning takes on the environment and on your building occupants. We also work with nonprofit organizations that devote themselves to improving the environment in the San Diego area and across the United States.
These organizations include American Forests, which has planted trees to develop forests across the country since 1875. We donate a portion of our revenue to American Forests every year because we’ve seen the devastation wildfires cause here in California and we want to create a greener world.
We also support I Love a Clean San Diego. This organization promotes a litter-free and zero-waste clean environment here in San Diego. Their offices are located right next door to our headquarters. We volunteer at their corporate-sponsored events, where we pick up trash on beaches and clean up dirty alleyways.
We help create a cleaner environment in San Diego both in our professional cleaning services and in the way we give back to our community.
If you want professional cleaning services that keep your facility pristine without using harsh chemicals, reach out to us today. We have the knowledge and resources to safely clean your office with products that don’t harm the environment around your building.
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