Benefits of Green Cleaning

At The Cleaning Authority, we believe in providing the best service possible to our customers so that their homes can be the clean, comfortable background to the rest of their lives. That is why we feel it is important to use products that are the safest for you, your family, your pets, and the environment.

Each of our locations use cleaning products that are environmentally responsible or sustainable.* Learn more about why green cleaning is so important below.

Safer for the Environment
Green cleaning products are naturally derived, non-toxic, and biodegradable, meaning they have less impact on the environment. Other chemical cleaning products may contain ingredients from non-renewable sources and have toxic impacts that can hurt the world’s eco-system.

The Clean Water Action’s Green Cleaning Guide recommends looking for items that are: non-toxic, biodegradable, phosphate free, packaged in bulk, natural fragrance, and contains no dyes, chlorine, and hypochlorite.

Safer for You and Your Family’s Health
When you use green products in the home, you can feel safe and comfortable knowing that your family is not breathing in harsh chemicals or having them on or near your skin.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, side effects of chemical cleaning products can include headaches, eye, nose and throat irritation, and asthma. In fact, a 2018 study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that, depending upon the use, using harsh chemicals to clean your home regularly can be as harmful to your lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes per day.

Safer for the Little Ones
In addition to the benefits listed above, green products are even more important for your children and four legged friends! Children and household pets are more vulnerable to harsh chemicals found in typical cleaners due to their smaller size. With pets and children being closer to the ground and on level with the surfaces being cleaned, it is always best to be sure that you are using non-toxic green cleaning products, especially if they are prone to eating treats off the floor or off direct surfaces.

Better Air Quality
Not many of us like the harsh smell that cleaning chemicals and strong fragrances can leave behind. When you use green cleaning products, you do not have to worry about lingering smells that can have asthma, allergen, or skin side effects.

Cost Effectiveness
Did you know it is possible to clean your home with items already found in your kitchen? Many at-home all-purpose cleaners can be created using everyday products such as rubbing alcohol, dish soap, baking soda, and vinegar. And if you would like your DIY cleaner to be slightly scented, add essential oils! Click here for a few of our favorite DIY sprays and sanitizer created with essential oils.

Better Ingredients Awareness
The EPA only requires companies to include “chemicals of known concern” under ingredients on their cleaning labels. When you purchase green cleaning products or create your own, you have a much better understanding of what is being used throughout your household.

Are you ready for a clean, healthy home? Fill out The Cleaning Authority’s online form or call 888. 658.0659 for your free estimate!

*Note: We will always clean using our products unless you wish to provide different ones at your home.