Bleach Or Eco-Friendly Cleaners – Which Is Best?

Bleach or Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products: What’s Better?

Eco-friendly cleaning products are becoming increasingly prevalent in a bid to save our health and the planet. But are eco-friendly products better at effectively cleaning surfaces? Let’s delve into this a little further.

What do ‘eco-friendly’ and other terms mean?
We’re a commercial cleaner, but we want you to think about some of the terms you see on supermarket shelves. Although the words “green” or “bio-degradable” may appear on product packaging, it doesn’t always mean it they’re safe for everyday use in your home. At GT, we only use ‘eco-friendly’ products, that are certified safe, non-toxic and good for the environment.

Which ingredients are used and what do they mean?
If a cleaner is not “eco-friendly”, chances are it contains bleach or ammonia as its main ingredient. Although these ingredients are effective in cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, they can be damaging to your health and the environment. What many people don’t realise is eco-friendly options can clean as effectively with safer ingredients. These ingredients may include citrus-based solvents, vinegar, essential oils and natural abrasives that can effectively clean and disinfect without the use of harmful chemicals.

When we talk about eco-friendly products with clients, they often ask about the price tag. Historically, there may have been some difference in the cost of cleaning products, with bleach and ammonia is more expensive; however, as products and chemical awareness have improved, prices have reduced. Thankfully, eco-friendly cleaning products are now cost-effective and safe for our clients.

If you’re looking for a more effective cleaner for your childcare centre, medical facility or other commercial building, GT Cleaning can tailor a cleaning solution to meet your needs. Contact us today for an obligation-free quote, and we can discuss which cleaning solution is best for you.