Here at Aspen Maintenance, Inc., we’re passionate about providing our clients with a deep, thorough clean that improves the health and safety of their business. In order to do this, we use green cleaning practices.
Green cleaning improves the health of all, from the planet to your employees and customers, to us. It allows you to enjoy a cleaner, more productive workplace with better air quality and improved safety. We care about a job done right, and to us, that means using green cleaning practices that don’t carry the risk of health problems and increased pollutants that other products and practices do.
What Is Green Cleaning?
Green cleaning refers to cleaning services that use environmentally-friendly products and procedures. It involves using both products and procedures that prioritize the health and safety of cleaners, building occupants, and the environment. A clean Earth is just as important as a clean business – and both are necessary for the overall wellness of employees, clients, and all who enter your business.
The federal government has defined Green or Eco Friendly as: “…products and services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products and services that serve the same purpose”.
Why Go Green When You Clean?
Many people don’t realize that the air inside a building is often 2-5x more polluted than the air outside. Indoor air pollution can be worsened by non-green cleaning products. Cleaning products can produce harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) or leave residues behind. Exposure to VOCs can lead to both short- and long-term health problems, such as:
- Eye irritation
- Skin irritation
- Respiratory problems
- Chest pain
- Brain damage
- Birth defects
- Liver failure
- Kidney failure
Children and animals are especially vulnerable to the harsh chemicals found in traditional cleaners. As such, if you have a school, veterinary clinic, or another type of business that children or animals would frequent, it’s crucial to ensure that your commercial cleaning company is following all the necessary green cleaning procedures. Green cleaners give you the clean you need without putting peoples’ health at risk.
Such cleaning products are also harmful to the environment. Few are biodegradable, and chemical cleaners produce over 30,000 tons of hazardous waste each year. As climate change continues to worsen, it’s more and more important to do what you can to go green and make eco-friendly choices.
All of our customers want a professional, perfectly clean building, but the impact cleaning has on the health of people also includes the impact it has on the environment. Aspen Maintenance is committed to making sure cleaning has a positive impact on human health and the environment.
What Makes Cleaning Products Green?
Green cleaning products are certified and approved to help you and the environment. Some of the characteristics that set them apart from traditional, chemical cleaners include:
- Low VOCs
- Biodegradable ingredients
- Grading for toxicity to water habitats
Green cleaning products reduce air and water pollution while also working against ozone depletion and climate change.
We Take Care Of You And The Environment
Aspen Maintenance works with our customers to provide equipment that optimizes cleanliness while utilizing the Green Cleaning methods of janitorial maintenance. We use independently certified, environmentally preferred products to clean your facility. When you work with us, you can count on the spotless, sparkling clean commercial cleaning services should deliver, with the peace of mind that only green cleaning can bring.
Contact us today to learn more about the green cleaning products and equipment that we use or for any other questions about our services that you may have.