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03-14-2017 02:42 PM
Carpet Cleaner65 I find that many of my customers are looking for a greener, safer way to clean their homes now days.
12-19-2016 10:16 AM
BrandonCrayden81 My personal opinion is that green cleaning products should be a must in every household. Regular detergents are not only harsh to many of the surfaces found in our homes, but they also leave dangerous fumes behind them, ingesting could cause us serious health issues, and they can sometimes cause rashes and allergies in more gentle people. Using baking soda, lemon juice and vinegar we can clean almost everything around the house, we can remove stubborn stains and we don't have to worry about any damage to the surface or appliance we're cleaning. To sum up, I think that green cleaners are a very good alternative, and I am very happy that they are gaining more popularity lately.
12-19-2016 04:29 AM
naomi93 I would agree that often enough green products do not really clean up as well as chemically produced ones do, but I was reading up about it the other day and found that the Environmental Working Group's Guide to healthy cleaning has found that 53% of our supermarket bought products are positive for chemicals which can cause asthma and other health issues. Maybe finding a specialised company who products 'green' products is the next step.
11-22-2016 01:13 AM
rrams2345 green products are very rare , bur using these products makes us feel better.. its our responsibility for green products...
11-15-2016 04:39 PM
Kat-Affordable I personally made the transition about a month ago. I started with Mrs. Meyers because it's so popular. Since then I've found a few more like Simple Green. So far I've only noticed 3 differences. Firstly, my grocery bill has increase. Secondly, my house doesn't smell like chemicals and my dogs aren't sneezing as much. I'd say do some research and give it a try.
11-11-2016 01:35 PM
prewasher Though not well known by most pressure washer consumers. But after using it for months, I got to know why they only produce electric pressure washer. This is because they are the only brand that produce pressure washer with zero carbon emission... it's healthy to use. BUT I only perform light task with green works product.
11-11-2016 03:19 AM
RexR All environmentally safe/pet/child/family safe products now.
11-04-2016 04:04 PM
theothermrclean I think there's a certain threshold for safety and "green", but beyond that if it costs extra money we really need to be reimbursed by the customer.
11-01-2016 02:26 PM
bdjanitorial
Green Cleaning Product Saved The Day

I use Simple Green's product Green Building which is Green Seal Approved--yes you can get the Green Seal Approval logo from their website GreenSeal.org?

Anyway a customer calls and asks what cleaning products I use to clean their desktops? I tell the caller I use a Green Seal Approved cleaner, send her a copy of the label & disclaimers and then I called the 800 phone number listed on the label and left a message.

Simple Green/Sunshine Makers did call me back regarding the product and I relayed the gist of that phone call to my customer, who said the " sick employee" was feeling better and that the cleaning product wasn't the cause of the " illness " of the employee.

This was the 1st call I have ever gotten that was chemically based, it was a learning experience.
Brad BD Janitorial

PS I am back to trying out botanically based cleaner/disinfectants for my own & my customers health.
11-01-2016 11:36 AM
Kat-Affordable
Why not green?

There really is no reason to not use green products. I know they cost more but it's worth it. Check out affordablecleaningproducts.com. They have products cheaper than other places
10-31-2016 10:38 AM
theothermrclean I think many customers are going to ask about "green" solutions. So if you don't have any at the ready, and have no or minimal experience with green products, you'll likely disappoint the customer. Now having green solutions that work and are as effective as less green solutions, that's a different topic
10-16-2016 09:33 AM
maya61 I agree to Mighty. Green Cleaning is just not about chemicals and even wasting water is a serious threat to environment especially when you live in an area which always faces to drought and Water scarcity so you should choose tools that minimize the water consumption.
10-09-2016 03:20 AM
simon2shula
Better for me and others

I love green products, I have been developing exma from chemicals and appreciate the lower strength but equal effectiveness of green products
11-18-2012 04:34 AM
gabrielnagy I use eco, pet, allergy and children friendly products...I think that green products are not so good for heavy soiled carpets and assets..my opinion..
11-17-2012 07:24 AM
TanuSilvester I personally feel that one should use green cleaning products instead of the traditional ones so as to safeguard the health and safety of everyone concerned: from the cleaning staff, to the occupants of the house or building to the environment in general. Moreover, there are many products that may give rise to allergies, eye, skin or respiratory problems, asthma and much more which is not the case when using green cleaning products.
10-21-2012 12:58 AM
Tara Tyler
Green products

I think in this day and age, its irresponsible to not use green products. In fact, consider this..what if an employee or client some time in the future sues your company for knowingly harming their health? It is with knowledge when there is sooo much hype about green products and the harmful chemicals in the other products. Are you prepared for a lawsuit like that?
Also cleaning is all about health. Health of our clients, their environment, ourselves, employees and the environment at large. In most cases, green products are more reasonable, come in concentrates for cost effectiveness and dilutable differences that allow us to use one base for many applications.
Our cleaning processes are just as important as the products we use when it comes to being green cleaners. A good example- are you still using paper towels? Why not make the switch to microfibers? They do most of the cleaning for you with very little need for cleaning product and they are reusable many times over
10-09-2012 08:10 AM
nicholaswilkinson Nice that you all are very concern about environment and using eco-friendly products also I recommend you to use sensor waste bin, self-opening waste bins, sensor kitchen & toilet paper dispensers.
10-08-2012 09:12 PM
detailscleaning Green cleaning products are the best. Might I recommend Legacy of Cleans Liquid Organic Cleaner? It has worked wonders for me. I explain more about it on my blog. check out my product review. http://detailscleaning.net/liquid-organic-cleaner/
10-08-2012 06:20 PM
SOAPrano's For residential cleaning, I love green cleaning products such as vinegar and baking soda. For commercial however, I have to step it up and get the solvent. Hell, in a few homes I had to break out solvents smh. The thing I love most about green cleaning is the low cost and its basically in my kitchen. Cleans very easy without any harmful ingredients which your pregnant clients or clients with children will really appreciate. To me, green cleaning is a win-win!
10-04-2012 01:17 AM
lisawilson288 Green cleaning or eco-friendly cleaning have great importance,as it very essential to protect our environment as much as possible.If we clean our atmosphere by products which are toxic in nature so it gives us bad consequences like allergies.So its good to use green clean product.
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