Green Cleaning Helps To Stay Healthy

Research shows a clear link between poor indoor quality, sick students and teachers, and poor academic and occupational performance. Furthermore, children miss more than 1 million school days each year due to asthma exacerbated by poor indoor quality, which disproportionately affects low-income and minority students. Green Cleaning can help reduce the environmental hazards that negatively affect children’s growing, developing bodies.

Green Cleaning Preserves the Environment

Traditional cleaning products can contain harmful ingredients that can cause cancer, reproductive disorders, major organ damage, and permanent eye damage. These ingredients find their way into drinking water, lakes and streams, adversely affecting plant and animal life, threatening public health and adding to pollution. Switching to green products can help conserve precious natural resources for future generations.

Green Cleaning Increases the Lifespan of Facilities

Proper maintenance extends the longevity and performance of school building materials and furnishings by preventing damage and premature aging, which in turn reduces waste and unnecessary spending. For example, school districts allocate a significant amount of money to carpeting, which is expected to have a useful life of 10 to 15 years. Dirt and sand can wear out carpet long before its useful lifespan and before the district has budgeted to replace it.