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Green Cleaning Is The Future

What does "green" really mean (in relation to cleaning)?

There is no hard fast definition for "green" because green is a concept not a thing. Green can be viewed as a process.

Defined by Wikipedia: Green cleaning is a term that has been coined to describe a growing trend in favor of using environmentally-friendly ingredients and chemicals for household, manufacturing and industrial cleaning. Green cleaning techniques and products avoid the use of chemically-reactive and toxic cleaning products which contain various toxic chemicals, some of which emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) causing respiratory and dermatological problems among other adverse effects. Cleaning green can also describe the way residential and industrial cleaning products are manufactured, packaged and distributed. If the manufacturing process is environmentally-friendly and the products are biodegradable, then the term "green" or "eco-friendly" may apply.

Cleaning green is more than switching a few products or equipment. It’s about effective cleaning to create healthier buildings and at the same time reduce environmental impact.

This idea of sustainability is not limited to just commercial buildings. Any building, whether commercial or residential can benefit from a green building cleaning program.

In fact, when we consider how much more time is spent in our home environment compared to the work environment, a green building cleaning program for our home should be a top priority.

Many independent third party organizations have come into existence for testing and certifying cleaning green products, equipment and tools these can be used a guide in determining which products or equipment you choose.

Some of the organizations that define environmentally friendly ingredients, characteristics, and performance standards of products we use to clean with, as well as the buildings we are cleaning include:

• Green Seal
• Carpet & Rug Institute Seal of Approval
• United States Green Builing Council (USGBC) & Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

How Safe Are Your Carpet Cleaning Products?

The decision to purchase specific carpet cleaning products is based primarily on cleaning performance. Less weight is given for the health and safety of the user, the building occupants or the environment.

The purpose of using a floor cleaner is to remove the contaminants found in the carpet or on a hard floor surface. Using an unhealthy cleaner defeats the purpose. Not only do you pollute the indoor air quality with toxic chemicals but you leave an unhealthy toxic chemical residue behind.

Today's homes and office buildings are built tighter for greater energy efficiency. Often the concentration of indoor pollution is greater than the level of outdoor pollution. Is it any wonder we and our children are experiencing allergies, asthma, chemical sensitivities and even compromised immune systems with greater frequency?

Most of us can use any tile grout cleaner or many of the carpet cleaning solutions available over the counter or from a carpet cleaning supplies store with no visible adverse reaction to the cleaning product. But,

A warning needs to be given.

There is a story behind each of these headlines....

"Hospital Wing Closed Due to Odors in Carpet"

"Man Says Cleaning Chemical Burns Lungs"

"Carpet Cleaner Complains of Chemical Odor"

"Skin On Hand is Eroded by Chemicals"

"Chemical Causes Rash Outbreak on Childrens' Arms & Legs"

"Harsh Cleaning Chemical in Carpet Causes School to Close"

"Workers Go Home Sick Because of Odors from Carpet Cleaning"

Healthier cleaning products are the answer if you are concerned with the negative effects harmful cleaning chemicals can have on you or your living space. Carpet cleaning products which are:

Indoor Air Quality Certified
• no odor
• no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's)
• will not negatively impact your indoor Air Quality

Green Seal Certified
Tested and Approved by:
Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval
• Green Seal
• Major carpet manufacturers

All of us deserve the healthiest home and work environment without concern of the effect cleaning products may have on our well being.

"Powerful Cleaning Products Without The Health Risks”

“Soap Free Procyon Cleaning Products, a Safer and Healthier Way to Clean Carpet, Upholstery, Tile Flooring and Hard Surfaces - Exceptional Results And Certified Green”

“Fits into any green sustainable cleaning program”

You won’t be exposing yourself or others to dangerous chemicals. The ingredients won’t cause Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) or off gassing to trigger allergies or asthma. Our products don’t contribute to “sick building syndrome”.

In fact you can use Procyon in areas with poor ventilation without the worry of harmful off-gases. Everyone will breathe easier because the indoor air quality is not compromised.

Soap Free Procyon Cleaning Products are formulated without perfumes or odors to trigger allergies or asthma in even the most chemically sensitive.

No toxic chemicals are left behind to harm people or pets.

The concentrated formula also means less packaging waste to negatively impact the environment.

Because it contains no bacteria, enzymes, bleach, oxidizing or reducing agents, Soap Free Procyon is totally safe for natural and sensitive fabrics and fibers ….anything that can be wet cleaned.

The focus of this site is to help you choose healthier carpet cleaning products. You will also find a ton of information on how carpet and floor cleaners work. There are spot, stain and odor removal tips and techniques as well as other valuable carpet cleaning information.

This website is designed to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to select powerful yet environmentally responsible green products. Cleaning solutions that are healthier for you, your family and your customers.

Check the Master Canadian Supplier of the Procyon Cleaning Products at for Green Seal Certified, Carpet Rug Institute Certified and Indoor Air Quality Certified carpet cleaning solutions, a tile grout cleaner and even a multi-purpose cleaner.