Green cleaning is a tree-hugging trend no more. Commercial cleaning with Environmental and eco-friendly products is now an expectation for most businesses.
It hasn’t been that long since the decision to use non-toxic or biodegradable commercial cleaning materials was considered a luxury. The products were expensive and hard to source.
Today, fortunately, things have changed! The decision to use environmentally-friendly products has become simply the way to do commercial cleaning business.
It is no longer just a nice thing to do – a thoughtful decision for the odd janitorial services business to make – it is now the responsible choice and any cleaning service worth their salt embraces that responsibility.
Not only does using environmentally-friendly, or eco-friendly, products reduce the carbon footprint of commercial cleaning, but it reduces the chemicals to which everyone is exposed and that is introduced into the environment.
Decca Janitorial Services is committed to cleaning with non-toxic, environmentally-conscious products that are both safe for the ecosystem and human health.
Decca Janitorial’s eco-friendly cleaning solutions are not only safe for your staff, but they actually clean better than harsh chemical cleaners!
Health Implications of Harsh Cleaning Chemicals
Studies have shown that some commonly used cleaning products have serious adverse effects on the health of building occupants, cleaning staff and the environment. The EPA believes that levels of indoor pollution can be 2-5 times and sometimes up to 100 times higher than pollutions in the outdoor air.
Implications from the exposure to hazardous emissions to humans include:
- chronic coughing
- chest pain
- eye irritation
- vomiting, cramps and diarrhea
Other long-term effects include liver and kidney failure, birth defects, brain damage and various forms of cancer.
Environmental Implications of Harsh
In addition to human health implications, harsh chemicals can have detrimental effects on the natural environment. Of the 70,000 plus chemicals that are used today, less than 2% have been properly tested for their effects on land and aquatic ecosystems and human health. Some examples of the negative effects on the environment include:
- the inhibition of plant growth
- endocrine disruption in fish, birds and mammals, and
- algae blooms that kill aquatic life forms
Cleaning consciously impacts our business – and yours – in a variety of ways:
Health and Safety: Using environmentally-friendly cleaning products is beneficial to the health of all employees, ours and yours. Many commercial cleaning products contain many harmful ingredients that linger in the air long after you’ve used them, causing a lasting danger to staff and visitors.
Cost Efficiency: Though green cleaning products still tend to cost a premium, they actually save money in the long run. Because they can prevent many avoidable medical emergencies such as allergic reactions or accidentally ingesting these harmful chemicals, productivity and health care premiums can be saved. Additionally, they can be safer for components of your facilities infrastructure such as floors, furniture, and technology.
Better Quality Reviews and Ratings: Utilizing high-quality products while, at the same time, contributing to the conservation of the environment will earn better ratings and recommendations for any business. Consider your employees and clients health and safety first, while being conscious of your business’ ecological impact, and it will only help you to build a reputable company.
Avoid Potential Fines or other Consequences: Depending on where your business is located, there can, in fact, be hefty consequences to using cleaning products with toxic or harmful chemicals, and disposing of them incorrectly. Using environmentally-friendly products significantly reduces the chance of facing fines and hassles that will distract you and your employees from the vital operations of your business.
At Decca Janitorial Services, we stand by our commitment to delivering a quality clean, with eco-friendly products at affordable prices.
If you’re ready to work with a professional commercial cleaning company, committed to the green cleaning, CONTACT US to discuss your commercial cleaning needs!