Green cleaning is a practice that aims to improve and protect health while removing contaminants from the indoor environment through environmentally-responsible methods. Conventional commercial cleaning services use methods that are harmful to both the environment and the employees that work in your facility (as well as any visitors). What makes the situation worse is when companies misuse their chemicals. Even green cleaning chemicals, when used improperly, can be harmful to people and the environment.
While many professional cleaning services claim to be environmentally-responsible and invested in sustainability, that doesn’t mean they live up to those standards. Green cleaning at the highest industry standards requires more time and resources than some companies are willing to dedicate. To be considered a true green cleaning company, it must be audited and pass the ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Green Building (GB) certification.
Here are a few of the reasons why it is essential to partner with a true green cleaning company:
Green Cleaning Company Employees Are Specially Trained
A quality green cleaning company will ensure that every employee receives proper equipment, products, and safety training. In everything they do, they should abide by industry standards and best practices. As such, they should know:
- What green cleaning products are used for specific situations or applications;
- How much of each product can be used safely (chemical concentrations and dilution systems); and
- What equipment to properly use to meet or exceed industry standards and requirements for indoor air quality improvement.
While it’s important for people to be aware of what they eat and put into their bodies, it’s equally important to be mindful of what is in the air and space around them. This health-consciousness is part of the reason why green cleaning continues to gain popularity as a method for how organizations clean their offices, labs, facilities and other indoor environments
The focus of a quality green clean program includes:
- Reducing soil contaminants in the indoor environment;
- Using environmentally-responsible green cleaning products, materials, and processes;
- Improving indoor air quality; and
- Protecting and extending the life of any carpet.
At Pro Clean, we’re passionate about being Green Cleaning and environmentally responsible. Every employee is thoroughly trained in environmentally-responsible industry cleaning best practices and procedures, and how to use their equipment and products that reduce any environmental impact. These practices can include the use of green-label vacuum cleaners with HEPA high-filtration systems, microfiber cloths, and proper methods of disinfection.
Each employee also receives safety training to minimize safety claims and related risks and are covered by both Workers’ Compensation and general liability insurance.
Partnering with a Green Cleaning Vendor Boosts Your Reputation
Partnering with a reputable green cleaning service provider that uses verifiable green cleaning methods can positively affect your brand concerning its public image. Being known as an environmentally-conscious company can do wonders for your organization’s reputation and may even open doors to new customer relationships or partnerships with other companies that share those values.
Since 1989, Pro Clean has been serving businesses and organizations in Florida in the greater Tampa Bay and Orlando areas. As a full-service cleaning company that is committed to green cleaning and environmental responsibility, we are proud to say that we were the first company in Florida to achieve ISSA’s highly-regarded CIMS-GB certification. Passing the CIMS-GB audit demonstrates that we have proven our systems and processes while most competitors just talk about being green — otherwise known as "greenwashing" (similar to "whitewashing")
We also are certified for cleaning LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) facilities because of our CIMS-GB certification, and we operate using Operating System 1 (OS1) guidelines. OS1 is a comprehensive cleaning approach that cleans with health first in mind and appearance next.
By seeking out only green cleaning services that have achieved and maintained CIMS-GB, you’ll be able to narrow your search for green cleaning companies to only the highest-quality commercial cleaning services.
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