We pride ourselves on being a carpet cleaning company that utilizes a green cleaning system. But what does that really mean? While there are several factors that contribute to the definition of that term, as a whole it refers to cleaning methods and products that are designed to preserve the quality of human and environmental health.
One would assume that all cleaning products would be safe for humans and the environment given that we clean to keep healthy, but that sadly isn’t the case. Many cleaning products contain synthetic fragrances and toxic pollutants. While we don’t all suffer from allergies aggravated by synthetic fragrances, we definitely don’t want an overabundance of toxic pollutants in our homes or workspace. They not only can adversely affect the environment but ourselves as well. When using cleaners with these kinds of ingredients, the substances are released in to the air, water, and our bodies.
However such a scenario is avoidable.
Many cleaners boast descriptive words such as “natural” or “eco-friendly”, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are. You could check the ingredients, but often that requires a knowledge of chemistry and how the different substances interact that we don’t possess. Thankfully there are trusted third party sources that certify if a cleaning agent actually qualifies as Green.
- Green Seal: a green cleaning certification that has been in use since 1989 that meets independent and international standards. This is the certification that peninsula carpet cares has on the products we use.
- Safer Choice: a certification by the EPA that ensures products “contain only the safest possible ingredients”.
- Ecologo: a certification by Underwriters Laboratories, a company that develops safety standards.
Green Seal and UL are members of the Global Ecolabel Network. They work to ensure that certification standards are published, transparent, and address multiple environmental criteria.
You may wonder what do we use in our own home as cleaning products. A trusted brand that Jayson and Brieana uses to clean at home is Melaleuca. A company that prioritizes safe ingredients, and invests in plant derived ingredients. While also proactively making efforts to be as sustainable as possible. If you’d like to learn more about their products feel free to call or email our office.
We care about our clients’ health, and we care about our planet. So Peninsula Carpet Care has consciously chosen to use and promote the use of green products in our services and at home.