Why Businesses Benefit from Green Cleaning Strategies

by Lawton Brothers | May 30, 2017

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Numerous scientific studies have been conducted on the benefits of green cleaning for commercial properties and other public agencies such as hospitals or government buildings. In-depth analysis and research have demonstrated that the use of environmentally friendly chemicals and cleaning procedures have tangible and measurable benefits that outweigh conventional methods. The latter has proven to be harmful and expensive. It has also been clearly demonstrated that cleaning companies that use powerful, toxic chemicals do not achieve better results than companies that use eco-friendly cleaning agents.

The Environmental Effects of Green Cleaning

Germs and bacteria are everywhere. For this reason, businesses will pay professional companies to sanitize their facilities on a regular basis. By allowing cleaning companies to use toxic chemicals, however, all a business is doing is trading one health problem for another. The result is that the employees can become ill from constant exposure to the dangerous chemicals. In essence, the company is trading one set of contaminants for another. The difference is that toxins can accelerate poor health conditions.

Surprisingly, all commercial cleaning contractors have to do is change the products or equipment they use without altering all of their cleaning methods. Lawton Brothers Inc. routinely trains cleaning companies on which cleaning products to use in order to create a healthier environment for all staff within a given commercial facility. By utilizing healthier products, cleaning companies also protect employees who are around toxic chemicals all day.

How Much Money Do You Want to Spend on Cleaning Supplies?

From a financial perspective, eco-friendly cleaning supplies get the same bad reputation as organic foods. They're often labeled as too expensive and not budget-friendly for a cleaning company. On the contrary, cleaning companies spend less on green cleaning supplies than they do on industry-grade toxic chemicals.

According to studies conducted by the EPA, the CDC, and several universities ready-to-use (RTU) chemical-based cleaning products cost up to twice as much as equivalent green-based concentrates. The studies also found that green products produce the same or better results than their toxic counterparts. Many of the products that are used on a commercial level are also the same products that homeowners have switched to in order to save money on cleaning supplies each month.

Environmental Awareness and Education is Growing

The day will arrive when using toxic chemicals for cleaning purposes will be largely be considered archaic and irresponsible. As awareness grows about the dangers harmful cleaning substances, more companies will choose to seek out green-friendly cleaning contractors to clean and disinfect their facilities.

Companies that are already utilizing environmentally safe cleaning agents and equipment will find business opportunities that other companies will miss out. By acting responsibly, your company will not only promote healthy environments but also contribute to an industry that can benefit communities and facilities across the country. This can give you a tremendous business edge over the next few years by being recognized as an expert and authority on green cleaning.

What About Green Cleaning Equipment?

Earlier this year, we released an article entitled, "Implementing Green Cleaning Programs". You can read it here. The article provides valuable resources on how you can begin implementing green cleaning equipment into your cleaning service. Lawton Brothers Inc. provides valuable information and training on how to use environmentally friendly supplies and equipment so that it benefits your cleaning business and your clients.

For every piece of equipment you use in your cleaning service, there is a green alternative that gives you equal or better results with equal or less effort. Some of the products available that are approved by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Green Label program include:

  • Vacuums

  • Carpet Extractors

  • Automatic Scrubbers

  • Microfiber mops and other materials

  • Soaps

  • Sanitizers

Lawton Brothers provides janitorial and sanitary green cleaning solutions, equipment, and supplies. We also offer training and information for cleaning company owners and employees. We are dedicated to helping find the best products and utilize the best methods for cleaning commercial buildings large and small. If you are looking for cleaning products or training, then contact us at 800.432.0813. You can also message us on our contact page.

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