What does “green cleaning” actually mean?

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The use of the word “green” right now is everywhere,  it seems and since it is not regulated, there can be some confusion as to what it really means.

When it comes to cleaning here is what “green” means to us:

  1. Non toxic and biodegradable – a green cleaner is not toxic to humans or animals and is readily biodegradable (within 28 days)
  2. they are less irritating formulas with natural ingredients.  Our soap scum remover for instance,  consists of lavendar, eucylyptus, tea tree oil and borax
  3. low or no volitile organic compound (VOCs).  VOCs are released into the air when a product comes out of the bottle.   VOCs are lung irritants, health hazards and even add to the carbon layer above the earth so by switching to low VOC cleaning products you improve your indoor air quality significantly
  4. not tested on animals.

Also we have found that the green products we are using are just as effective, if not more so, than traditional cleaners containing harsh and dangerous chemicals.

Green cleaning seems like a no-brainer to us!

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About the author:

Raina Raflo owns Sponge & Sparkle, Atlanta’s oldest and most reputable independent maid and house cleaning service. (404) 633-9652.


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