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When you think of the environment, you probably don't think about the environment inside your home, office. There are a lot of green alternatives out there for cleaning supplies. There is also been a rise in the quality of these. However, I do like to find alternatives with household chemicals for every day applications. It is saying that green products are safe for health so it can be used without risks.
 

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In my opinion water is the only green cleaning product - A chemical is a chemical. Though some probably more safe than others.

A true Green cleaning company will:
1. Us an hybrid vehicle to get their sites
2. Maximise Recycling of waste
3. Use microfiber cloths and mops
4. Use HEPA vacuum
5. Minimise purchase of plastic containers
6. Dispose of waste from mopping and other cleaning safely
7. Minimise use of chemicals

and possibly more.

So in my opinion being a Green Cleaning Company is just not about chemicals
 

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I guess there are varying degree's of green, I am almost positive I wont be getting a hybrid vehicle anytime soon. (not because I don't like them it just doesn't exist yet for the kind of weight I am hauling) I would like to focus on small changes as time goes on. I am always looking for a gentler pre spray or a safer protector.
 

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Call me old-fashioned but I don't think any of these "green" cleaning products will do the job the way conventional cleaning stuff does. At the end of the day the client wants end results. I believe that faced with the dilema - trendy "green" stuff or better results, he is going straight to number 2 :).

Many manufacturers are milking this very popular niche at the moment mainly due to the lack of more detailed information and research.

Fact: you can make your work more environmentally friendly without switching to "green" cleaning materials.
 
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Anything that is safer yet still effective is great in my book. Our company carpet cleaning Tampa does use Procyon as well as green guard buy triplex. Both of these products work really well and we have been thrilled with them. You have to get the powdered formula Procyon and mix extremely hot for your pre spray and it work really we'll.
 

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Couldn't agree more mcatt! Procyon for truck mounts powdered formula rips! We also use green guard as well. Are you copying us or what? Hahaha I find this combo works well except on the absolute dirtiest carpets which in that case our company carpet cleaning mission viejo use more old school traditional pre treats. But we still can rinse with a green product or smoking hot water if a client requests that process.
 

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In my opinion water is the only green cleaning product - A chemical is a chemical. Though some probably more safe than others.

A true Green cleaning company will:
1. Us an hybrid vehicle to get their sites
2. Maximise Recycling of waste
3. Use microfiber cloths and mops
4. Use HEPA vacuum
5. Minimise purchase of plastic containers
6. Dispose of waste from mopping and other cleaning safely
7. Minimise use of chemicals

and possibly more.

So in my opinion being a Green Cleaning Company is just not about chemicals

this is true,

There are some small things people can do within your list If companies are not doing them for now. I believe that water and natural solutions are the perfect way to clean your home. I use alot of lemon, vinegar ( not on hard wood floors) and drops of tea tree oil for daily cleaning and disinfecting. I invested in a good steam cleaning mop that allows me to remove stains , steam drapes and carpets only using hot water NO CHEMICALS and also comes with reusable cloths and microfibre pads. There are different kinds of steam cleaners so choose the one you feel is worth your money. I purchased the h2o mopx5 , a as seen on tv product and it works pretty good.

http://www.thaneproducts.com/h2o-mop-x5/

Do some research and a little trail and error and you can see that using natural products can clean your home the same as any green cleaner out there.
 

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A few years ago, when I was working for a construction cleaning company, we got a job to clean just the interior windows all the way around a three story building. We were given three day to do three floors.
Unfortunatly, we also had to use green glass cleaner, found out it was baking soda and water.
Long story short...it took us three weeks. baking soda does not remove silicon caulking or cement.

However...if what you are cleaning is all ready clean then it may be ok to use green cleaning prouducts
 

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I like the thought of them, but i agree, they don't really work THAT well. It's a hard toss up on what to do.
May be this is possible but i really use green products to clean everything and it is works well. There are many cheap green products available for cleaning but they all not works good. If you are going with high quality products then you will never face this problems.
 

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I have not had that much luck using green products. However, I have also discovered that many people do not use regular cleaning products in the proper manner (ie- if a little bit is good a whole lot is better). Following the instructions properly for all cleaning products (green included) will produce better results, save money and reduce the possibility of chemical polution in the environment. If the instructions on the container are unreadable or sparse, go online to the manufacturer's web site to find the proper instructions. Your cleaning supply store can also help you with proper usage of cleaning chemicals.
 
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