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Health and Environmental Benefits of Green Cleaning Services

Posted on October 15, 2012

Preserve the Environment and Protect Your Long-term Health

You might be considering hiring an environmentally friendly maid service or office cleaning service in NYC because you want to do your part to reduce greenhouse gases or lessen your carbon footprint, but there are so many more great benefits to using natural and organic cleaning products. By choosing organic cleaning services, you may not only do your part to preserve the environment around you, but you can also protect the long-term health of your family, friends, co-workers, and loved ones.

There are many great benefits that come with choosing an organic cleaning company:

Improving the Air You Breathe

Currently, there is a push to make buildings and homes more air tight in order to conserve energy, which is fantastic. However, this makes it more difficult to preserve healthy indoor air quality, especially if you are using cleaning products that emit toxic vapors or gases. Many common products contain volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, which can be very dangerous. Long-term exposure to these vapors can lead to serious illnesses, and even cancer. Some products contain VOCs simply to give the product a special fragrance.

If you hire an organic cleaning service, you can rest easy knowing that only all natural products are being used, and no VOCs are being released into your indoor air. Natural products work just as effectively and use organic oils to enhance the aroma of the product instead of dangerous synthetic fragrances. Many business choose organic commercial office cleaning services in order to ensure, even when dealing with a large number of employees, no one need worry about suffering from illnesses or allergic reactions to compounds used in the cleaning supplies.

Protecting Your Health

You clean your home in order to remove dirt and germs from surfaces that could harm you and your family. However, many conventional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that could also be detrimental to human health. A significant number of janitorial workers are injured each year by using product such as ammonia and bleach, which can cause serious burns among other injuries and illnesses. Prolonged exposures to many of these agents can cause chronic illnesses, and even cancers.

If you live in a home with children, it is extremely important to use natural and safe cleansers. Instead of constantly worrying about keeping your cleaners locked up and out of reach, you can keep organic and natural products instead that are not harmful if ingested.

Stop Contamination

Because organic cleaning products are made from natural compounds, they are completely biodegradable. You, or your maid service can dispose them of, without contaminating the nearby water table, soils, or affecting wild life in any way. Cleaning products containing chemicals leave your home and transform into pollutants for the rest of the world.

Reduce Your Waste

One of the biggest elements of the going green movement is eliminating waste, reducing landfills, and conserving. By choosing a cleaning company that uses green practices, you know that they are going to implement techniques that conserve electricity and water, and use resources wisely. Green cleaning companies know how to use reusable items when possible, make their own natural cleaning products, and use recycled or recyclable packaging materials.






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