What You Should Know About Sustainable Cleaning
There is growing awareness within all industries today that conventional attitudes and logistics around protecting and preserving the ecological integrity of the planet must change to address escalating environmental crises. Sustainable or ‘green’ cleaning is now the top trend in residential and commercial cleaning, as customer awareness of these issues accelerates the demand for sustainable and environmentally safe products and services.
Sustainable cleaning is defined as using cleaning methods, technologies and products that are not harmful to human health or the environment. Sustainable cleaning practices include using Green Products or Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products and avoiding products that contain VOCs. Some common examples of VOCs found in many household cleaning products include benzene, ethylene glycol, formaldehyde, toluene, and xylene.
Facility managers now look to commercial cleaning services which employ a balance of technology, methodologies and products that avoid or mitigate harm to the environment and human health, but at the same time meet high hygienic standards.
The number one area of concern is the use of chemically based cleaning products. Many commercial cleaning solvents are derived from petroleum and release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere; this depletes our ozone, pollutes our groundwater and damages our respiratory systems. The use and disposal of these chemicals is harmful for both our environment and our health.
When looking to partner with a commercial cleaning service provider for your office or facility, consider one that employs sustainable cleaning and disinfecting solutions. Whether you operate a LEED-certified building or simply want to be greener, consider requiring your service to use environmentally sustainable cleaning products, procedures and equipment to maintain your facility.
ServiceMaster Clean offers customers the opportunity to help create a healthier environment and meet sustainability goals. Our green cleaning program includes our comprehensive and detailed Capture and Removal Cleaning® system, designed to capture and remove soil, dust and allergens from surfaces, rather than just pushing them around.
Our GREENFOR® cleaning products are eco-friendly, non-toxic and free of harsh chemicals. We also use HEPA-filtered vacuums that trap and eliminate dust particles, as well as chemical-free steam cleaning and environmentally friendly encapsulation carpet cleaning.
The ServiceMaster Clean commercial carpet cleaning encapsulation system uses significantly less cleaning solution as well as less water than regular carpet extraction processes. This ensures that our commercial carpet cleaning is more environmentally sustainable, as well as offering the advantage of much faster carpet drying time—which in turn also helps to prevent potential mould growth.
Other benefits of commercial carpet encapsulation cleaning include:
- Energy savings
- Reduced water consumption
- Greatly reduced drying time
- Prevention of mould growth
- Consistently superior results
ServiceMaster Clean is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality sustainable cleaning services in the industry. If you are looking for environmentally safe cleaning solutions for your office or facility, consider partnering with a commercial cleaning professional that follows sustainable cleaning protocols to maintain your office cleanliness, while at the same time protecting the planet from overuse of chemically based cleaning products. Contact the experts at ServiceMaster Clean to keep your offices sustainably clean and healthy year-around, on a schedule and budget that works for you.