Going green is a way of life for some and when it comes to cleaning services, doing a job that is environmentally friendly is not just the latest trend.
If you’re not already aware, green cleaning services mean that the products used are not only safe for the environment but they are safe for the workers and anyone exposed to them.
Green cleaning products are organic and don’t have the toxins that traditional cleaners have, which is what makes a real difference.
What are Green Cleaning Services?
Here are a few things that everyone should know going green with your cleaning products, and especially if you are looking into owning a green cleaning franchise.
What is Wrong With Using Regular Cleaners?
An article published by OSHA explains about safety with cleaning products, and a particularly applicable section talks about proper handling, spills, and protective equipment.
Here are just a few of the known issues with using traditional cleaning products:
- Employees must know the correct handling of all chemicals used, including storage and dilution.
- Spills are also a concern with chemicals.
- Protective equipment must be worn with certain chemicals.
- Employees must know where to locate MSDS, which stands for Material Safety Data Sheets.
- First aid in case of exposure to some chemicals and toxins.
The list goes on, but there is an alternative way of getting the job done without having to risk the health of your employees and customers.
According to Green Biz:
Effective cleaning programs that meet LEED standards are also highly sought after because of the wealth of information and guidance available through the USGBC, International Sanitary Supply Association, Green Seal, EPA and various resources. There is also a wide variety of certified green cleaning products that are safer, environmentally preferred and less expensive.
The point is, Eco-friendly companies are more popular due to the environmentally friendly way that they do business.
Green Products – How Well Do They Work?
The problem with traditional cleaning products is that while they may do the job, they’re unsafe for us and the environment
A little may not hurt you but in a cleaning environment, a lot of different chemicals are typically used at the same time and multiple products are used in the same area.
For instance, a bathroom or kitchen where floor products, as well as surface cleaners, are used.
Another issue with traditional products used for cleaning is that these chemicals go down the drain and into the environment.
As far as the question of how well green cleaning products work, experts have agreed that most green products work just as well as cleaning products with harmful chemicals:
All three major certifying organizations—Green Seal, DfE, and EcoLogo—set performance standards too, which a product must meet in order to be certified. Some green cleaners can disinfect as well. The most common ingredients used in green sanitizing products are hydrogen peroxide, citric acid, and lactic acid, which are all considered safer anti-microbials.
What this means is that the cleaning will get done just as well, disinfecting isn’t an issue, and green cleaning products must meet certain criteria just like other commodities.
Vanguard Cleaning Systems use green cleaning services, and that puts you ahead of the rest as a franchise.
Your clients are offered a way to have their cleaning done that won’t cause harm to the environment, won’t leave a strong chemical scent, won’t irritate those with sensitive noses or those prone to allergic reactions, and offers a non-toxic solution to their needs.
Vanguard Cleaning Systems also teaches you all you need to know.
Whether it’s learning about the products you need to use or even about how to run your business successfully, you get hands-on training and full support so that your investment is fruitful and lucrative.