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Mar 12, 2018

What Is Green Cleaning?


At Strathcona Cleaners, we emphasize minimizing our impact on the environment in all the work we do.
Category: General
Posted by: scadmin

For some, Green Cleaning means that you clean with substances like baking soda, vinegar, and lemons to clean home surfaces. These are natural green cleaners.

To Strathcona Cleaners, Green Cleaning means so much more.

At Strathcona Cleaners, we emphasize minimizing our impact on the environment in all the work we do. Our Green Cleaning services use LEED certified products. Under LEED Canada, our cleaning materials must:

  • contain at least 10% post consumer and/or 20% post-industrial recycled content.

  • contain at least 50% rapidly renewable materials.

  • consist of 50% Forest Stewardship Council certified paper products.

  • use rechargeable batteries in battery operated equipment.

Generally, green certified cleaning products are not made with phosphates, chlorine, artificial fragrances, and artificial colors. Some green products are also certified as “fair trade”, products which means that the product meets certain environmental and labor standards when produced. Our Green Cleaning products are also free of additives, harmful chemicals, and use recyclable packaging to minimize waste.

Another way in which green certified cleaning products help to make your workplace safer is by reducing the number of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Traditional cleaning products release many more VOCs into the air, so reducing these compounds in the products we uses makes the workplace healthier to work in for employees and visitors alike.

Our Green Cleaning Services also use sustainable cleaning equipment. All of our cleaning gear have safeguards to minimize the risk of damaging building surfaces. Our vacuum cleaners also operate at below a 70dBA sounds level and are green certified. Strathcona Cleaners also takes pride in keeping a document with date of purchase, repair log, and maintenance log to ensure that all of our equipment is safe to use and effective.

Interested in adopting green cleaning at your workplace? Looking for a cleaning company that specializes in reducing its environmental impact while exceeding customer expectations? Strathcona Cleaners is the solution you are looking for. Call us today at 403-237-8355.