The Dirt On Cleaning Agents
June 18, 2019
Cleaning your business is a top priority to ensure your office is professional and client-ready. However, the smell of chemicals isn’t welcoming and can even turn away potential customers. More than odorous, these cleaners can be dangerous. Some of the most commonly used cleaning products in the United States may actually be harmful to the people in your office.
Aerosol Air Fresheners
Most air freshening products offer to eliminate odors and make inside spaces smell better, but some of the leading brands of air freshening products including Glade, Spot Shot, and Air Wick contain chemicals that can be harmful or fatal if inhaled. Since you’re using air freshener to make a space smell better, you don’t want anyone inhaling harmful chemicals. It’s best to avoid these brands and look for alternative odor-elimination methods and products.
Spic and Span Multi-Surface Cleaner
This product contains a chemical compound banned in California and restricted from use in cleaning products throughout the European Union. Nonylphenol ethoxylate, the active ingredient, breaks down in into nonylphenol, a substance that can disrupt human hormone system functions, harm aquatic life, and linger in the environment for a long time.
Scrubbing Bubbles Antibacterial Bath Cleaner
These bathroom cleaning agents contain up to 10% of butoxydiglycol, a chemical banned from commercial use in the European Union due to its ability to cause respiratory harm and inflame the lungs if inhaled.
Carcinogenic Cleaning Products
Always research any cleaning product before using it in any commercial space. Some contain carcinogens, or substances known to cause cancer in those exposed to them. Even trace amounts of these substances may linger in the air, on surfaces, on clothing, and on office materials for quite a long time. Instead of opting for potentially dangerous, high-power cleaning agents, try to find milder cleaners that do not contain carcinogens.
Image One offers environmentally friendly cleaning products that can help keep your office space clean and smelling great without exposing everyone in the building to toxic fumes and residues. Business owners have enough to worry about without the extra anxiety that comes from cleaning, so consider letting us handle your cleaning needs in an ecologically friendly way.
If for some reason you are not completely satisfied and we can’t resolve your concerns, we offer a return of up to 100% of one month’s fees.