Green cleaning is when a cleaning company uses eco-friendly products and practices. Switching to a green cleaning company will enhance staff morale. It will show by example to staff and customers that your business cares about the environment. Using a green cleaning company will improve staff health and most importantly contribute to the improvement of our local and global environment. Here is why your business should make the switch to green cleaning:
Obviously, there are environmental benefits to using eco-friendly cleaning products and techniques. Green products are less harmful to water ways and break down more effectively. Green products also release fewer toxins into the air, which contributes to poor air quality. Green products have less or no odour and are solvent free, meaning your air will be and smell fresher.
Much of the time green products are more cost effective than regular chemicals. By insisting your cleaners use green products and techniques, you might even save some money. Green cleaning products are also reported to be kinder to your fixtures and surfaces. Detergent residue can damage your carpets and fabrics. Green products will keep your fabrics and carpets looking better for longer.
Using green cleaners and products might assist with any environmental standards or certification your company may participate in. You might be able to apply for government financial incentives by switching environmentally friendly cleaning practices.
Cleaning products and chemicals are toxic. They release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when they evaporate into the air. These chemicals are being used on your desks, toilets, kitchens, floors and windows and they contribute to poor air quality in your work place. Green products will improve air quality inside your office. This will reduce incidents of skin, eye and respiratory irritations and your staff will suffer fewer allergies and other reactions caused by VOCs. An improvement in air quality will improve productivity, because your staff will feel better. Cleaner air and less toxic surfaces will also improve the health and well-being of your staff which will reduce absenteeism.
By switching to greener cleaning methods, your business is setting an example to staff and clientele. By showing that you value environmental awareness and practices you can encourage them to do the same.
Your business will benefit from a positive attitude towards the environment. You can market your green choices and practices where appropriate and use it as a way to promote your business.
Your customers will be impressed by your active role in trying to reduce pollution and impact. They will see your choice to support green practices as an important value.
Your staff will appreciate that you are making choices that effectively improve their air quality and contributing to pollution reduction.
If your commercial cleaning company won’t switch to using green cleaning products and methods, then you should look for one who will. These kinds of environmentally accountable practices and attitudes are becoming more and more popular and should be something your cleaning company can provide.