Commercial Cleaning Goes Green

These days most people are trying to reduce the impact they have on the environment and the commercial cleaning industry is no different.

Green is the new clean and many commercial cleaning companies are now using 100% green cleaning products and methods. Green products by definition have qualities that protect the environment, or contain only natural ingredients.

Many businesses and organizations are embracing green cleaning programs. They’re designed to protect the health of everyone who uses a building, the people who clean it, and the environment. The goal is to reduce the number of toxic and reactive materials that are released into the environment.

Many non-environmentally friendly cleaning products contain harsh chemicals such as chlorine bleach. Others release volatile organic compounds that can trigger asthma and other respiratory problems, and contribute to the formation of smog. Alkyphenol ethoxylates found in some cleaning products can cause hormonal changes and have shown up in the endocrine systems of fish, birds, and animals. Phosphates and nitrates found in some cleaners such as laundry detergent can make their way into waterways and cause algae blooms that can kill a lake.

Going green doesn’t just mean not using dangerous chemicals for cleaning. How a cleaning product is made, packaged, and distributed can also have an impact on the environment. Paper cleaning products made from virgin forests and whitened with dioxins and bleaches are far more destructive than products made from recycled, unbleached paper or paper whitened with non-chlorine bleach.

Sometimes people are concerned that green cleaning products aren’t as effective as the potent chemical cocktails that used to lurk under every kitchen sink. A microfiber cloth and plain water can remove 99% of bacteria from a hard surface and can be washed and re-used again and again. Green commercial cleaning solutions are not only effective, they’re non-toxic and biodegradable, and typically don’t contain phosphates, nitrates, chorine, or petroleum products.

If you want your home, office, or retail space to be professionally cleaned using non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products, contact Regency Cleaning Services in Calgary today.