Who does green cleaning? - Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum
View Poll Results: Do you clean green?
We are 100% green. 2 15.38%
We offer green cleaning as an option. 3 23.08%
We don't clean green. 4 30.77%
What is 'Green Cleaning'? Is that money laundering? 4 30.77%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of Old 07-19-2006, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Thad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 513
Who does green cleaning?

Green cleaning is the new buzzword and probably a good idea.

So, who cleans green?
What are the pros and cons?
Do you charge extra for green cleaning?
Thad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of Old 07-19-2006, 02:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,087
Interesting to give someone the "option" of green cleaning. Kind of like saying we will do the right thing if you pay us enough.

I say you either do it or you don't. Just my opinion.

Nathan

Have you registered yet? Its quick, easy, and FREE!
Nathan is offline  
post #3 of Old 07-19-2006, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Thad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 513
I'm really interested in this topic.

From the reading that I have done the products seem to be a little more expensive and labor-intensive.

Should we all be 100% green?
That would be great, especially if the 'experts' could decide what 'green' is.

Should we charge the same price for a more expensive service, and can we stay if business if we do?
I honestly don't know.
Thad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of Old 07-19-2006, 02:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,087
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thad View Post
Should we charge the same price for a more expensive service, and can we stay if business if we do?
I honestly don't know.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't charge more for your services if your using higher priced materials and longer processes but you have to point that out in your sales pitch.

I'm probably wrong on this but it just seems to be a strange thing to upsell. Kind of like saying you will work safer if they pay extra. Does that make sense?

Nathan

Have you registered yet? Its quick, easy, and FREE!
Nathan is offline  
post #5 of Old 07-19-2006, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Thad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 513
Oh, I agree.

I'm just not sure what the solution is.

Here's an interesting article:
http://www.cmmonline.com/article.asp?IndexID=6636258
Thad is offline  
post #6 of Old 07-19-2006, 06:12 PM
Senior Member
 
PressurePros's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Havertown, PA
Posts: 621
The problem with offering "green cleaning" in the real world is your material cost and your labor goes up. Like Nathan mentioned, you would have to raise your prices. You have to look at it from an angle of end results. If you can be EPA compliant (no washwater down drains) what advantage is the customer getting? He paid more for a wash and got the same results he could have gotten elsewhere. No matter how eco-friendly a detergent is, it still cannot go down into public drainage.

PressurePros, Inc
Pressure Washing Companies
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pressurewashing
Offering PA roof cleaning to Havertown, Broomall, Newtown Square PA
and surrounding communities in Delaware County PA
PressurePros is offline  
post #7 of Old 07-20-2006, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Thad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 513
Another interesting article

http://www.cmmonline.com/article.asp?IndexID=6636259

A few exerpts:

A definition of green cleaning
Green Seal is currently completing an environmental standard for cleaning services, and this standard will provide in detail the many aspects involved in green cleaning, including the use of chemicals, supplies, equipment, pro-cedures, training and communications.
By green cleaning, we mean the use of products and procedures that are more healthful and have less environmental impact than others that serve the same function.


--


In many cases, these environmental and health-related procedures are synonymous with industry best practices.
We know of some major and small cleaning services that are pioneering in best practices, but the industry as a whole has a distance to go.
Thad is offline  
post #8 of Old 07-20-2006, 08:44 PM
Senior Member
 
russ s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Prattville, Alabama
Posts: 740
Send a message via MSN to russ s Send a message via Yahoo to russ s
green cleaning -i do it all the time .......isnt that mold?....jk guys...not too much safe earth friendly stuff going on here
russ s is offline  
post #9 of Old 07-20-2006, 08:45 PM
Senior Member
 
russ s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Prattville, Alabama
Posts: 740
Send a message via MSN to russ s Send a message via Yahoo to russ s
russ s is offline  
post #10 of Old 07-20-2006, 09:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,087
It will probably be required at some point in the future which would probably be a good thing for the industry. Make it a bit more professional.

Nathan

Have you registered yet? Its quick, easy, and FREE!
Nathan is offline  
post #11 of Old 07-20-2006, 09:05 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 14
I think its a good idea, however, I'd go with Ken. Florida is cut-throat. It is 99% low bid. They don't care about eco-friendly chems.
Reef Pressure Washing is offline  
post #12 of Old 07-20-2006, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Thad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 513
Well, the focus is mostly on interior cleaning right now.
I might take a while to trickle down to FL roof guys.
Thad is offline  
post #13 of Old 07-20-2006, 11:10 PM
Senior Member
 
russ s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Prattville, Alabama
Posts: 740
Send a message via MSN to russ s Send a message via Yahoo to russ s
we will be the last to change here we are still in the 60s (1860s)haha
russ s is offline  
post #14 of Old 08-06-2006, 02:06 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16
What Is Green Cleaning?
daeana is offline  
post #15 of Old 08-06-2006, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Thad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 513
OK, you would select option 4 on the poll.


Did you read the articles in the links that I posted?
Those will get you started, I think.
Thad is offline  
post #16 of Old 08-06-2006, 07:32 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 77
The part "products and procedures that are more healthful and have less environmental impact" is interesting. One could read "more healthful" as "less toxic but still potentially dangerous to one's health". You could also read "less enviromental impact" as "it still harms the enviroment but not as much as some procedures".

The organic food industry is going through the same issues right now. It will be fun to see where it all shakes out.


Keth is offline  
post #17 of Old 08-07-2006, 12:17 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keth View Post
The part "products and procedures that are more healthful and have less environmental impact" is interesting. One could read "more healthful" as "less toxic but still potentially dangerous to one's health". You could also read "less enviromental impact" as "it still harms the enviroment but not as much as some procedures".

The organic food industry is going through the same issues right now. It will be fun to see where it all shakes out.

This has been discussed on the grout cleaning board I frequent as well.

These chemicals are still harmful but not "AS" harmful.

Also the fact that the chems we use, we use them because they generally work better than anything else. Many supposedly green chems put their effectiveness second.

just a thought
diego79 is offline  
post #18 of Old 08-07-2006, 08:35 AM
Senior Member
 
PressurePros's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Havertown, PA
Posts: 621
Like any other industry,cleaning and selaing will evolve. I'm sure all gear heads though increased economy and emissions laws would effectively kill any chance of ever owning a fast car again. They were right for awhile until manufacturer's were forced into developing technologies to the point where my 6 cylinder Altima will walk most factory muscle cars of the 60's.

PressurePros, Inc
Pressure Washing Companies
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pressurewashing
Offering PA roof cleaning to Havertown, Broomall, Newtown Square PA
and surrounding communities in Delaware County PA
PressurePros is offline  
post #19 of Old 08-07-2006, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Thad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 513
Quote:
Originally Posted by diego79 View Post
This has been discussed on the grout cleaning board I frequent as well.

These chemicals are still harmful but not "AS" harmful.

Also the fact that the chems we use, we use them because they generally work better than anything else. Many supposedly green chems put their effectiveness second.

just a thought
Exactly.
It's not like you can tip a jug of H2Orange2 and chug it if you run out of Gatorade.
I haven't had the luxury of being able to try different 'green' floor systems to find out what is effective and what isn't. When I do a job it has to be right the first time.
Thad is offline  
post #20 of Old 08-12-2006, 06:42 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 30
I feel it is just another way to get into my pockets. They always want to change things. Change chems, procedures, equipment, It all adds up to money in there pockets. Then of course you will need to be trained have to pay for that. It is kind of like new cars they come out with new models because you don't want to drive the old model do ya?
I want to use chems that are less harmful to us all and I am top on the list of people I want to keep safe. But I just think it is just same old game never keep it the same so THEY can sell us the latest products and so on.

PS who are THEY anyway?
ProFresh is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need GREEN Cleaning product info Quick Clean General Discussion 39 02-12-2018 03:37 AM
Green Cleaning Carpets opclean Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning 13 08-13-2016 12:03 PM
Roof Cleaning Pictures Needed Apple Roof Cleaning Roof Cleaning 3 04-16-2016 02:51 AM
Green cleaning opclean Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning 27 08-24-2012 08:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome