There’s no hiding it — the world isn’t getting any younger, and its limited natural resources are being depleted quickly. And the more advancements humankind makes, the more those resources dwindle and the more pollution we all see.
Some people say there’s nothing we can do to help save our planet, but at Northwest Commercial Carpet & Floor Cleaning, Inc., we believe otherwise. By using green cleaning services as we work with businesses, we believe we can make a difference in the fight to save Earth.
Read on to learn why your business should switch to green cleaning and how you can positively impact the environment.
What Is Green Cleaning?
According to CleanLink, green cleaning is the process of cleaning your space by “using products and procedures that are safe for the environment and do not emit any pollutants when used.”
Why Should I Care About Green Cleaning?
You might be hesitant to switch to green cleaning because you’re afraid of the cost. While some people think that green cleaning products cost significantly more than their traditional counterparts, this idea is far from true.
Green cleaning products are a little more expensive, but not by much. In fact, one report shows that some green cleaners are only a few cents more expensive per ounce. However, most green cleaning products are less expensive because these natural ingredients are easy to source, use as cleaners, and reuse later.
You might also worry about making this change because you don’t know exactly how green cleaning benefits you. You can experience the following when you adjust your cleaning products and methods to greener, biodegradable alternatives.
Your Business Becomes Healthier
Traditional cleaning products are full of chemicals and ingredients you don’t want to be around. Phthalates, ammonia, and sodium hydroxide (all found in common cleaners) are harmful to humans and animals, and they can have dire side effects.
Some cleaners are even made with unregulated chemicals — meaning the Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t approved these chemicals for use — and can cause serious issues such as chronic illness, asthma, and chemical burns.
By switching to green cleaning, you make your business safer for yourself, your employees, your customers, and anyone else who comes into contact with your company.
You Feel More in Control
If you know what you’re cleaning with and how these products affect you and the people around you, you feel more in control of what happens in and around your business. You can also feel a better sense of confidence and pride in your efforts to keep others and the environment safe.
You Impact the Environment Positively
Green cleaning products don’t give off the same strong chemical stench that turns most people off. If any excess green cleaners get into the air, they won’t make it toxic to breathe. Additionally, if any of these green cleaners go down your toilets, sinks, or other drains, you won’t pollute the surrounding water supply and make it unsafe to drink or use.
And if you use biodegradable products to clean your business, you ensure the environment can replenish itself more easily.
What Other Steps Can I Take to Make My Business Green?
If you don’t have time to clean your business yourself, rely on cleaning professionals to do the work for you. Remember to ask for someone who specializes in green cleaning and who uses green products and techniques so you can reduce your overall impact on the environment.
Want to take your green efforts even further? Work with your utility providers or talk to an environmental advocacy group in your area to see what other options are available to you.
With the tips above, you can keep your business looking spick and span while also helping save the planet. For more information on our cleaning services, read through the rest of our blog.