At The Green Mop, we only use eco-friendly cleaning methods and products. While we make this choice because it’s better for the planet and for people, green cleaning also happens to be just as effective as regular cleaning. So when given the option, why not choose green cleaning for your home or business?
Here are some of the key differences between green cleaning and regular cleaning.
Green Cleaning Is Low-VOC
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are vapors that off-gas from products like paint, flooring, and new furniture. You may be surprised to learn that cleaning products are also a major source of VOCs that pollute indoor air. These VOCs can have a negative impact on our health, causing headaches, respiratory issues, and even asthma attacks. Chlorine bleach is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to harmful VOCs, but other cleaning sprays and air fresheners also contribute to poor indoor air quality.
This is why using a green cleaning service in your home isn’t enough––commercial green cleaning in your place of work is important too. We spend so many of our waking hours at work, and many office buildings don’t have windows that open to let fresh air in. If you have asthma, chemical sensitivities, or respiratory issues, ask your employer to use green cleaning methods; if you own a business, consider making the switch to eco-friendly cleaners for the health of your employees.
Green Cleaning Uses Natural Cleaning Products
Rather than relying on harsh chemicals, green cleaning services use cleaning agents from Mother Nature. Some of our go-to cleaners for homes and businesses include:
- Washing soda, which is great for degreasing
- Baking soda, to absorb odors and scrub away stains
- Oxygen cleaner, to whiten
- Vinegar, an all-purpose cleaner that disinfects everything from floors to countertops
- Castile soap, for anything that needs a good wash
- Essential oils, which can add a natural fragrance to a room, kill bacteria, and keep away ants and other pests
These ingredients are safe, natural, and effective. They have been used by generations of people to clean their homes, before our grocery stores were filled with row upon row of chemical household cleaners.
Green Cleaning Is Better for Your Home––and Everyone In It
Because green cleaners are gentler on the surfaces in your home, you don’t have to worry about flooring, carpets, and countertops sustaining damage over time.
Green cleaning is also better for everyone living in your home––children, adults, and even animals. Harsh chemical cleaners can be especially harmful for pets and young children. Babies crawl on the floor and then put their hands in their mouths; cats lick their paws and fur. Even older kids may touch a freshly cleaned countertop and then rub their eyes. With conventional cleaners, all of these actions can cause irritation, but with residential green cleaning, you don’t have to worry about your kids or pets going into rooms that have just been cleaned.
Learn More About Eco-Friendly Cleaning from The Green Mop
The Green Mop provides commercial and residential green cleaning services in Washington DC and the surrounding area. Contact us today at 703-647-9094 to find out more about why green cleaning is better for your home and business.