Making the switch to green commercial cleaning supplies has some advantages and disadvantages. While I believe that overall it is a great idea to make the switch I do realize that it may be difficult to make the switch all at once and that you could be met with some resistance.
Here are the benefits to making the switch to green commercial cleaning products.
Good for the environment. Well duhh, this is about the first reason that comes to mind and what will motivate everyone in the first place. But take into account that this can be used for good PR, it is possible that you could receive some type of tax credit, and you will be left with an overall feeling that you did something right.
It will improve indoor air pollution, which can actually be worse than outdoor air pollution. Outgassing from fragranced cleaners can have a huge impact on peoples health without many people even realizing it.
It could possibly be cheaper. Commercial cleaning products are expensive because they are commercial. The price tends to be higher than for household varieties of similar cleaners. If you make the switch to cleaners like vinegar and baking soda you have the potential to save a significant amount of money.
Reducing the risk of people having allergic reactions to powerful toxic cleaners is a very real situation. Many people are highly susceptible to different chemicals in all varieties of cleaners.
Here are a few of the negative aspects of switching to environmental cleaners
You may not feel that things are as clean as they really are. We have become hyper sensitive to cleanliness. And smell is often associated with clean environments. Clean smells are often generated by harmful chemicals in industrial cleaners, so we have be trained to actually like the toxins.
Cleaning may take a little longer. There is no doubt about it but strong chemicals have the ability to take the paint off of a new car and these same chemicals can clean a floor, table or dishes very quickly. If you are paying a cleaning staff you might need to up the budget a little bit.
These are just a few of the considerations you must take into account when deciding whether or not make the switch to green commercial cleaning supplies. Do your research and look at all of your options before making a final decision.