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Three Reasons To Switch To A Green Cleaning Company That Uses Natural Cleaners

by Warren Brown

Whether you're a homeowner or a business owner, the cleaning company you employ can have a larger impact on your life than you might expect. And employing a green cleaning company can improve your company's public image in a way that's relatively inexpensive and requires no investment up front. But there are several ways a cleaning company can go green. Green energy, efficient cleaning machines, and natural, non-toxic cleaning products are three ways a cleaning company may improve its environmental profile. Ideally you should find a company that uses all these tactics, but the natural cleaners are one of the most important issues. Here are three reasons why you should choose a company that uses natural cleaners.

1. Allergies

If you're a homeowner, you may have a friend or family member who has asthma or who suffers allergic reactions to harsh chemical smells. Green cleaning products often use natural ingredients such as baking soda and borax that are odor-free and much less likely to cause these types of problems. And if you're a business owner, it's almost guaranteed that some of your customers or employees will be affected if you use harsh chemicals.

2. Toxins

Toxic chemicals are unsafe to have around the house when you have pets or children, but you might think it's all right if you're not storing them in your home. However, if the cleaning company applies toxic products to the surfaces in your home, anything that your baby or puppy chews on could now be a threat. And even if you can keep your baby from chewing on anything (good job!), crawling around the floor on freshly cleaned carpets can still be a hazard. Children and pets live closer to the floor than you do, and could be breathing in more of the chemical residue from the carpet. And where chemical residue is an issue, pets licking their paws (as cats often do) can suddenly be unsafe.

3. Pollution and emissions

The production of toxic chemicals can create toxic by-products, which can all too easily leak out and contaminate whole ecosystems. And the energy required to manufacture and package the chemicals can add to CO2 emissions as well. Even if the companies that create the chemicals are fastidious in following regulations, accidents can occur with damaged packaging or wrecked shipping containers. Using natural products that have less potential to destroy and pollute is a more Earth-friendly choice.

As you can see, there are a number of reasons why your green cleaning company should use natural cleaners. Be sure to ask about the cleaning products used before you hire a company, and ask if the products are plant-based. You can even discuss the ingredients list, which should include a high percentage of recognizable-sounding items.

For a cleaning service, contact a company such as The Harlow Service.

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