With climate change at the forefront, many businesses are incorporating green initiatives into their business model. This includes sustainable practices like composting, recycling, going paperless, switching to environmentally-friendly packaging, encouraging biking or carpooling to work, and swapping out chemical based cleaning products for green cleaning products. In the eco-friendly cleaning industry, there are a variety of competitors. Understanding what makes an office cleaning company “green” can help you make an informed decision for your business.

What is Eco-Friendly Cleaning?

Eco-friendly cleaning involves sustainable practices to reduce waste and includes cleaning products that are non-toxic and biodegradable. Green cleaning products are free of phosphates, chlorine, artificial colours and fragrances, and are biodegradable or recyclable.

What to Look for in an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Company

All eco-friendly cleaning companies operate differently based on the products they use and their cleaning practices. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) provide detailed information on cleaning products and their ingredients. Cross-contamination is a common issue in the cleaning industry. Using the correct HEPA air filters, microfiber cloths, washable mops, and refillable bottles and containers are just a few of the many ways to prevent cross-contamination and create a healthier environment. The final item to look for in an eco-friendly cleaning company is green certification. Green certification comes in many different forms, as there are many green programs available depending on your city.

How effective is Eco-Friendly Cleaning?

Not all green cleaning products are the same. They feature different ingredients and vary in “greenness”. Eco-friendly cleaning products that have a Green Seal or Safer Choice Seal are a key indicator that they are safe, effective, and approved. Not all green cleaning products are effective as a disinfectant, and require lactic or citric acid and a longer dwell time.

Go Green With Clean Green Solutions

Your health and the environment come first with Clean Green Solutions. Their green cleaning products have been tested, audited, and are in accordance with strict ECOLOGO® environmental standards. They are a member of Canada’s Green Building Council and are working towards greener practices. Clean Green Solutions’ highly skilled commercial cleaners follow an unprecedented cleaning standard that includes intensive training on effective use of cleaning products and cleaning techniques. Create a healthier environment for your employees and clients by switching to Clean Green Solutions. They have the skills and high quality cleaning products to tackle your daily office or commercial cleaning needs. Contact Clean Green Solutions for a free in-person quote today! Their timely and detailed quotes ensure you never run into any surprises or hidden fees.