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As we step into a brand-new year, now is the opportune time to re-evaluate how we approach cleaning, paving the way for a more sustainable future. Incorporating sustainable cleaning practices into your business can have a number of benefits, from reducing your carbon footprint to saving money on cleaning supplies. No matter what changes you decide to make, green cleaning practices can help your business start the new year off on the right foot.

1. Traditional vs Green Cleaning

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As more and more people are becoming aware of the harmful effects of chemicals found in many cleaning products, the popularity of green cleaning is on the rise. There are several advantages to green cleaning, which can be characterized by the use of less hazardous and more environmentally friendly materials. A substantial decrease in exposure to harmful chemicals, helps to promote a healthier lifestyle.

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Indoor air quality can be greatly improved as green cleaning products do not release lingering chemicals, reducing respiratory issues as a result. These are just a few of the positive impacts on human health, as more  links between traditional cleaning product chemicals and health issues continue to prompt a shift towards safer alternatives. In addition, using green cleaning methods contributes to a healthier planet, since the materials decompose faster and leave fewer residues, which adds to protecting the environment.

2. Green Cleaning Products and Techniques

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Eco-friendly cleaning products are made from natural and biodegradable ingredients and are packaged in a way that is considerate of the environment.. When choosing eco-friendly cleaning products, it is important to be mindful of the ingredients, packaging, and how the product will be used.

There are also many DIY cleaning solutions that you can make at home using vinegar and baking soda and adding essential oils for both fragrance and antibacterial properties.

3. Sustainable Cleaning Equipment

The cleaning industry has made great strides in sustainability in recent years. There are now many options for cleaning equipment that are energy-efficient and water-saving. This is not only good for the environment, but also for your bottom line. Here are some tips to keep in mind when purchasing cleaning tools and equipment.  

a) Look for energy-efficient cleaning tools. This will save you money on your energy bill and help the environment. 

b) Water-saving technologies can also help reduce your water bill. 

c) Maintenance is key to longevity. Be sure to regularly check your equipment for wear and tear and make repairs as needed.

4. Tips for Clients

As a professional cleaning company, we are devoted to educating our clients on the benefits of green cleaning. We encourage sustainable habits between professional cleanings, such as using eco-friendly cleaning products, using a recycling program, and best cleaning practices between our cleaning sessions. With Cameron Building Maintenance, it’s not just about a clean space; it’s about creating an eco-conscious lifestyle for our clients.

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Looking Ahead to the Future of Green Cleaning

The shift toward sustainability is increasingly apparent, not just in our everyday experiences but also in our outlook on the future. With advances in technology, there are now more eco-friendly cleaning solutions available than ever before. This is great news for both the environment and for those who are interested in using green cleaning products. As sustainability becomes more important to consumers, companies are beginning to take notice.  Serving Vernon, Kelowna, and the surrounding areas, Cameron Building Maintenance is your dedicated professional cleaning company committed to ongoing sustainability practices. As more people become aware of the importance of caring for our planet, we will continue to commit to more eco-friendly products and services. Green cleaning is the perfect way to make a difference.

If you have any questions about our services or would like to discuss commercial cleaning services for your business, please contact us by phone at (250) 859-4933 or online here. 

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