Which Environmentally Friendly Products Should You Use?

We regularly encounter a broad range of product preferences when it comes to our housekeeping customers.

On one side are those that want everything disinfected and strong smell of bleach left behind. On the other are those who want their homes cleaned with the minimum trace of chemicals. Market research shows that nearly everyone (except those with strong sensitivities) identifies with some sort of smell of cleanliness. This smell can be Chlorox, Murphy's Oil, Pine Oil, or simply a fragrance - coming home to a clean smelling house relaxes the senses. Our company's challenge lies in how to deliver the results; a clean, nice smelling home in the customer's eyes (and nose).

For those that would like to require their own products, here are the considerations we make:

    1. Is this product safe for our employees? Continued prolonged use of strong products with a chlorine or peroxide base can create sensitivities and skin problems. These problems can result in harm to the people providing service.
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    1. Is the product safe for the household? There are many cleaners available that do a fine job without potentially introducing chemicals to children and pets. Strong cleaners are sometimes needed, but more gentle cleaners are fine once a deep cleaning has been completed.
    1. Is the product good for our environment? One of our training tips is that we have to remove any product we apply. This removal could be through our cleaning cloths or by rinsing down a drain. Ensuring that the products are environmentally preferable (non-toxic, biodegradable, and low volatile organic compounds). Minimizing the cleaning powders, disinfectants, and degreasers that pass through our water treatment facilities is just another way to reduce our impact on the planet.

Many customers continue to require their products based on manufacturer's warranties, the uniqueness of the product for the application (marble, leather, granite, and smoothtop stoves are examples). In this case, we evaluate each by reviewing the safety sheets while training our personnel in the correct application.