Are you looking to hire a residential cleaning service that offers green cleaning? Not sure what to ask? Let’s take a look at questions to ask a green cleaning service.
According to an article at care.com, “Green Cleaning Company”
“It Won’t Use Air Fresheners or Other Harsh Fragrances
While pleasant in odor, these products often contain phthalates, carcinogens and allergens. Who wants to breathe in artificial smells and toxic chlorine? And if a company’s staffers are using air fresheners, they’re most likely just masking smells, instead of getting to the root of the problem.
Leslie Reichert, green cleaning coach and author of “The Joy of Green Cleaning,” suggests that house cleaners opt for enzyme-based solutions that use good bacteria to clean and deodorize your home, and use steam cleaners to clean tile floors and bathrooms.
It’s Bonded and Insured
Though not exclusive to green cleaning companies, this gives you protection in the event that something goes awry. When a company has these protections, its insurance company is then responsible for covering financial losses in the case of an incident — and not you!
It’s Committed to Being Green
You can determine this in the initial interview and by reviewing the company’s website. “Look for content that specifies their chemistry and describes their processes,” advises Marie Stegner, consumer health advocate for Maid Brigade. “If the service is truly green cleaning, they will be using green cleaning equipment and procedures, in addition to using chemistries that are generally regarded as non-toxic and meet criteria consistent with that specified in leading green certifications.” To read the entire article click here.