(Originally Published November 29, 2019)

In this article, we’ll take a look at non-toxic cleaning products and why it’s time to make the switch.

Kitchener Clean delivers effective, non-toxic cleaning without sacrificing quality or cleanliness. We can tailor a cleaning schedule to meet your particular needs - contact us today for a free no-obligation quote!

With non-toxic cleaning, you can literally breathe easier knowing you’re doing your part to help the environment. Now, let’s dig in!

Non-Toxic Cleaning: 3 Reasons It's Time To Switch Products

1) Protects your employees’ health

You can have greater peace of mind knowing your staff will be safe and your office will be clean - talk about a win-win!

Many cleaning products that can be found on the shelves of your local grocery store contain harmful, toxic chemicals. If you’re using these products in your office, your employees may be exposed to phthalates, toluene, and formaldehyde, all of which can be harmful to your skin and lungs.

For example, when residue from toxic cleaning products is left on floors, door handles, counters, or tables in your office, it can result in short or long term health problems for your staff. These products may cause irritation to the skin or eyes, and longer term exposure has been linked to cases of both asthma and reproductive harm.

Although much research is still to be done in this area, cleaning products have also been known to contain carcinogenic ingredients, causing a significant long-term health risk.

By choosing non-toxic cleaning options, you significantly reduce the likelihood of employees facing potential health risks associated with toxic cleaning products.

2) Better for the environment

Kitchener Clean always use highest quality EcoLogo or Green Seal certified products when possible in your office. It’s what we recommend for you, and for the environment!

Non-toxic cleaning products and services can greatly reduce your company’s negative environmental impact.

Ingredients often found in common cleaning products such as phosphorus, nitrogen and ammonia are environmental hazards. Each time a product with these and other harmful ingredients is used to clean a toilet or sink, they enter and begin to wreak havoc on our waterways.

Additionally, cleaning products in aerosol cans are known to contribute to greenhouse gases. These perpetuate the depletion of the ozone layer and advance the effects of climate change.

Founded in 1988 by the Government of Canada but now recognized world-wide, EcoLogo is North America’s largest, most respected environmental standard and certification mark.

EcoLogo provides customers with assurance that the products and services bearing the logo meet stringent standards of environmental leadership. EcoLogo certifies environmental leaders, helping you find and trust the world’s most sustainable products.

3) Your office will sparkle!

The aforementioned benefits of a non-toxic cleaning service are clear: your employees are healthier and the environment is better off. The beauty of it is you don’t have to up your expenses, and your office can be just as clean as it would be with conventional products.

It’s even possible to make your own non-toxic cleaning products for at-home use!


A simple guide for making natural cleaning supplies at home

These natural products can help you feel great at home - using non-toxic cleaning in both the home and the office is a surefire way to ensure you breathe cleaner air no matter where you are!

When non-toxic products are used by a reputable cleaning service, your office will continue to sparkle by way of non-toxic cleaning products.

Whether you require daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or "as needed cleaning,” Kitchener Clean can give you the best non-toxic cleaning in the Region of Waterloo. We are confident that once you try our services, you will stay with us.

Going green does not mean your office will be less clean

Trust Kitchener Clean for the Best Non-Toxic Cleaning!

Discover how effectively and affordably Kitchener Clean can make your office spotlessly clean - the non-toxic way! Get your free, no obligation quote today.

Kitchener Clean offers a variety of high-quality and consistent cleaning services to match your specific requirements. They include:

  • Total Office Care: Kitchener Clean can put together a personalized package of services depending on the needs of your office. You receive all your regular scheduled cleanings - including kitchen and bathroom cleaning - plus restorative floor care, carpet cleaning, and windows washing throughout the year. Learn more.
  • Carpet cleaning: Our skilled Carpet Cleaning Technicians at Kitchener Clean will thoroughly clean your carpets with the latest advances in non-toxic cleaning processes. A regular cleaning schedule will also help to prevent soil build-up, which can permanently damage your carpets and lead to costly and unnecessary early replacement expenses. Learn more.
  • Floor care: Each type of hard-surface flooring requires different treatments in order to maintain its original texture and brightness. Therefore, we will custom design a non-toxic cleaning and care plan suited to your floors. Not only will your floors last longer, avoiding early replacement, but they will also become slip-resistant, which will increase safety for your employees and your customers. Learn more.
  • Window cleaning: Our Window Care Professionals will use a combination of their expertise and non-toxic, EcoLogo or Green Seal certified products to let the sunshine into your office. Your work area will be brighter and your conscience will be clear knowing that no harmful toxins were used in the process. Learn more.
  • Office composting: While cleaning for our clients, we noticed a large volume of organic waste generated in offices and discarded into the garbage. Businesses, unlike residences, don't have access to a composting program, so organic waste is put into the garbage and sent to the landfill. Kitchener Clean has developed and now proudly offers an Office Compost Program to businesses in the Waterloo Region. Learn More
What Kitchener Clean customers are saying:

“We have recently hired Kitchener Clean to take care of the cleaning of our offices, kitchen and bathrooms. We are very happy with the attention to detail and their willingness to go to great lengths to make sure we are happy with the service they provide. They care about each new customer and it is obvious in their quick response time in all matters. I would recommend them if you are looking for a reliable, great team!”
Laurie Fitz-Henry