Many people and facilities are starting to request that cleaners use eco-friendly products or are purchasing these products for their own use. There are a number of advantages to cleaning with these products. Take a look at why many people prefer these natural cleaners.
Eco-friendly Cleaning Products Are Good for the Environment
The most obvious benefit to using green cleaning products is that they are not harmful to the environment. They can help limit air pollution and water pollution, and they don't contribute to ozone depletion and climate change. Many of these products are also packaged in materials that are recycled or recyclable.
Eco-friendly Cleaning Products Don’t Contain Harmful Chemicals
Eco-friendly products are usually non-toxic and contain no harmful chemicals. So even if they wind up in the water system, drinking water won't be polluted. These products are also safe to use on cleaning surfaces used for food preparation, and if they get on your hands it shouldn't cause a problem.
Eco-friendly Cleaning Products Are Safe for Cleaning Staff
When you hire professional cleaners, the last thing you want is for them to get sick or injured due to exposure to harsh cleaning products. Eco-friendly cleaners can reduce the risk of accident or injury.
Eco-friendly cleaning products don't contain chemicals that are dangerous to touch or inhale and won't cause chemical burns or an increased risk for health problems if absorbed by the skin. They also aren't flammable, so there's no increased risk of accidental fires.
Eco-friendly Cleaning Products Don’t Contribute to Health Problems
There are a few reasons why eco-friendly cleaning products can promote better health. Usually, these products don’t contain harmful chemicals and antibacterial ingredients like Triclosan.
Triclosan is a common antibacterial ingredient that is used in some household cleaning products. But antibacterial ingredients don't typically have cleaning benefits over soap, so it's not worth the risk to use them. Research shows that the use of antibacterial ingredients can make it so bacteria are more resistant to antibiotics used to fight off infections and other illnesses.
Cleaners aren't required to list ingredients on the label, so you won’t always know exactly what they contain. But you can count on green cleaners not containing antibacterial ingredients nor any of the following:
- Alkylphenol ethoxylates, which could disrupt hormones
- Phthalates, which could increase allergies and asthma
- Heavy metals, which could cause cancer
- 2-butoxyethanol, which can cause anemia
- Any other reproductive toxins, mutagens or carcinogens
Even if eco-friendly products leave residues behind that can then be breathed in or absorbed by the skin, this won't increase the risk of health problems for the people using the building and any pets in the building.
Eco-friendly Cleaning Products Improve Air Quality
People who are sensitive to smells, dust or other toxins in the air will notice an improvement in air quality with eco-friendly cleaning products, especially if natural cleaners like lemon juice or vinegar are used.
Eco-friendly Cleaning Products Can Increase the Life of Your Belongings
Harsh chemicals can sometimes change the level of shine and texture of the products being cleaned and wear away at them so they need to be replaced more quickly. Surfaces in your home and other items you clean are more likely to be damaged when cleaners are used incorrectly.
Luckily, eco-friendly cleaners don’t contain these kinds of harsh chemicals, so you don’t have to worry as much about using the wrong one on the wrong surface or leaving it on for too long.
Eco-friendly Cleaning Products Are Affordable
Buying green cleaners doesn't have to be more expensive than the more conventional alternatives. Environmentally-friendly cleaners are actually competitively priced. And you can save even more money at home by cleaning with baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice.
At Sanitorial Janitorial Service, we will make sure to use reliable, safe products regardless of whether you request eco-friendly cleaners or regular chemical cleaners. Call us today for a free estimate.