The types of products you use are central to your Milwaukee commercial cleaning business. As climate consciousness and the natural health movement permeates the public sphere, many commercial cleaning businesses have chosen to switch over to more eco-friendly and natural cleaning products. On the other hand, many businesses faithfully stick to chemical cleaners. Are you stuck deciding whether you should make the switch to natural cleaners or keep using chemical chemical cleaners? In this article, we’ll discuss what exactly natural cleaners are and whether they are better than chemical cleaners.

Natural and “green” cleaners are any cleaner that uses primary non-toxic ingredients and ingredients that are safe for the environment. It’s not shocking news that many chemical cleaners have harmful ingredients in them. Many traditional cleaning supplies explicitly state that you should not consume any amount of them. While you should start chugging bottles of non-toxic cleaners, they are supposedly less harmful if ingested than traditional cleaners. They also have less of a negative effect on the environment. 

Natural cleaners tend to work just as well as traditional chemical cleaners do, so if you’re worried that the quality of your cleaning will go down after switching to natural products, don’t. Non-toxic cleaners will cut through grime and sanitize a surface just as well as chlorine bleach. If you are partial to bleach however, there is an option to switch over to hydrogen bleach instead of chlorine bleach. Hydrogen based bleach kills mold and mildew just as well as traditional chlorine bleach, but is safer and better for the environment. 

Another common concern when it comes to non-toxic and “green” cleaners is the price. Non-toxic cleaners will have a higher price than traditional chemical cleaners. If this is a concern for your business, you may not want to invest in non-toxic cleaners. Although you may be able to attract more customers by marketing that you use non-toxic cleaners, this may not pay off in the long run. 

If you do decide to purchase “green” cleaners for your commercial cleaning business, however, it’s important to understand what exactly that green label means. According to Scott Masten, a toxicologist, “Green can mean many things. Green can be good for the environment. It could be produced using less water. … A green product does not automatically translate to nontoxic or non-hazardous to human health,” In order to make sure these products are as safe as you want them to be, always check the back of the bottle and look at the ingredients. Products with phthalates, ammonia, and chlorine should be avoided if you are looking for truly non-toxic and “green” products. 

Hopefully, this article has helped in the decision to switch to non-toxic cleaners or stick with traditional chemical cleaners. There are pro’s and con’s to both, and either one may be a better fit for your company.

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