New York City Green Cleaning Services
GreenAir Cleaning Systems was founded as an eco-friendly company and we use a green cleaning approach at all of the facilities we clean. Below are the answers to many common questions regarding the term green and how it applies to office and commercial cleaning:
How well do your green cleaning products clean an office?
Our green cleaning products are as effective and thorough as any other cleaning products you can use in an office environment. The green cleaning products we use are intended for institutional, industrial, and commercial use under the Green Seal brand. Here is some more information regarding the Green Seal certified products we use: http://www.greenseal.org/GreenBusiness/Standards.aspx?vid=ViewStandardDetail&cid=0&sid=23
What green cleaning products do you use?
Our main line of cleaning products consisting of our all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, kitchen cleaner, and neutral floor cleaner is Green Seal certified. We also use a disinfectant which is made using essential oils, Isopropyl alcohol, and water, and is also one of our eco-friendly products.
Do you use any non-green cleaning products?
GreenAir Cleaning Systems will create a cleaning program that is customized to your needs and your facility requirements.
We can certainly create a cleaning program that utilizes only green cleaning products.
Similarly, we can create a cleaning program that uses mostly green cleaning products, but in restrooms or on floors we can use non-green cleaning products. It depends on what you’re looking for and what your facility requires, but we can customize the cleaning program to fit what you need.
What cloths do you use to clean?
We exclusively use microfiber cloths to clean all surfaces and areas in an office or commercial facility. The only area we do not use microfiber cloths is in restrooms, in which we use disposable paper towels, and dispose of them immediately after cleaning to prevent bacteria breeding and cross contamination.
Why are microfiber cloths green?
Microfiber cloths are not only one of the most eco-friendly options to clean, but they are also one of the best at cleaning. Microfiber is green for a few reasons. In regards to cleaning, microfiber does not require any additional chemicals or products to clean well – because of the Microfiber material and structure, it’s able to clean surfaces effectively either dry or dampened. Secondly, microfiber materials can be washed up to 300 times before the material starts to lose its effectiveness, compared to 30 times for a cotton material. Therefore microfiber is more sustainable and reusable than other cleaning materials like cotton. Lastly, after the microfiber material loses its effectiveness, it can be recycled and reused by sending it back to the manufacturing companies to be used in other products.
How do you clean restrooms with “green cleaning products?”
Our main line of cleaning products is Green Seal certified, but in high-traffic restrooms we may decide to use a bio-zyme degreaser and deodorizer which uses bacteria to break down typical restroom issues like uric salts, grease, and grime. There are some areas in a commercial facility that we need to focus first and foremost on killing bacteria, disease-causing organisms, and bodily fluids, and the restroom is our number one priority.
Do you use eco-friendly mops?
Yes, we use a combination of mops that are eco-friendly. We use mops that are either made from synthetic fiber, rayon, or microfiber. All of our mops are manufactured from material that has been reprocessed from plastic reclamation, and they can all be laundered three times as much as normal cotton mops.