Americans spend a lot of money each year on products to keep their home clean, protected from germs and smelling fresh. However, many cleaning products contain ingredients that are both dangerous for the environment, your family and pets. Green cleaning products are one of the best solutions to improve the health of your home as well as reduce the impact on the environment. ServiceMaster Recovery By Close we feel it's important to offer certified green cleaning products that are environmentally conscious and safe for humans, their pets and the environment.
Certified Green Cleaning Products
Currently, ingredient labels are not required by law for cleaning products. Some companies choose to be upfront and share their ingredient list, while others opt for a partial list or complete secrecy. ServiceMaster Clean only uses products certified by Environmental Choice and Green Seal, two of the leading environmental organizations.
ServiceMaster Clean® has developed the most advanced products and methods to make green cleaning as effective as traditional cleaning for your home. We use detergent-free cleaning products with FDA-approved ingredient lists. These green products do not have surfactants or wetting agents, which often contain chemicals harmful to the environment. Cleaning agents containing chemicals such as phosphorus and nitrogen travel down the drain and into your area's water supply, creating adverse effects.
Certified green cleaning products are ideal for anyone suffering from asthma or various allergies because they don't contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). As noted by the EPA, VOCs are gasses emitted from some cleaning solutions which can have both short and long-term health effects. VOCs can be released by thousands of different products including paint strippers, pesticides and household cleaning products. ServiceMaster Clean green cleaning products contain no VOCs and:
- Are free of ingredients such as perfumes and dyes
- Are ideal for individuals with chemical or allergic sensitivities
- Are odorless and solvent free
- Have no corrosive ingredients
- Use less detergent to reduce residue
- Offer superior cleaning strength while reducing environmental impact
Green Cleaning Tips
In between professional cleanings, you can still clean green. Ditch the chemical-laden cleaners and opt for more natural cleaning agents such as baking soda, distilled white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice. Baking soda and white vinegar mixed together as a paste cleans grout, while hydrogen peroxide is ideal for removing coffee rings from counter tops. Add lemon juice to an in-sink disposal to keep it smelling fresh.
Green Carpet Cleaning
Did you know that green carpet cleaning is equally effective as traditional carpet cleaning? It will leave your carpets brighter and smelling fresh without the use of chemicals that can trigger asthma and various allergy symptoms.
If you're ready to try green cleaning in your home, including healthier green carpet cleaning, call 315-458-3355. ServiceMaster Recovery By Close is wants to make it easier for you to do what's smart for your home and what's right for the planet. For more information about ServiceMaster Clean green cleaning options, visit www.gogreenwithclean.com.