In 2007, we started UMG Cleaning with two things in mind: providing the Manhattan area with the best cleaning services in the industry, and helping to take care of the environment. Thus began our venture as the most dedicated green cleaners in Manhattan.
You may be asking yourself, are eco-friendly products really worth it? Does it make a difference? Maybe you’re thinking that you grew up around traditional cleaning products, and nothing appears to be wrong with you. While there are a few things there worth arguing about, we’re going to go through a couple of the reasons why we decided to be an eco-friendly cleaning service.
It is a common misconception that green cleaning products are more expensive than traditional ones. It’s possible that this rumor came from the outrageous price differential of organic groceries vs. non-organic, it is simply not true when regarding cleaning products. While, of course, some eco-friendly products might run a little high in price range, they are the exception rather than the rule.
When cleaning your place on your own (but don’t forget our residential cleaning services!), you can also save money by simply using products that are already in your home. From vinegar to lemon juice, there are lot of life hacks to use to clean while not polluting the air.
Traditional cleaning products pose a serious health concern regarding you, your family, and even your pets. When spraying cleaning products made of toxins, chemicals, and who knows what, your kitchen counters might be clean, but the air you breathe in is not.
There is a reason that pregnant women, children, and pets aren’t allowed to be around traditional cleaning supplies — they’re toxic! When cleaning you have to be sure to follow protocol; that is, if you want to be safe. This requires wearing gloves, having proper ventilation, rinsing whatever bare skin touches the chemicals. Is this not a warning in itself that you shouldn’t be using these products!?
By only using eco-friendly products, you don’t have to worry about the kids getting into the bottles under the sink, switching products when pregnant, dogs licking up harmful chemicals, or indoor air pollution! In fact, now you can get some extra help during cleaning by having the kids join in the fun!
To add to the danger and dark cloud of mystery surrounding traditional cleaning products, just take a look at some of the “ingredients” it takes to make. Ammonia, chlorine, perchloroethylene, phthalates, and many other words nearly impossible to pronounce. Not only that, but there are many ingredients not listed. As a consumer, apparently you don’t even get to know.
Compare that with some ingredients listed on green cleaning products. Likely you’ll see common household items such as white vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, etc. So what it really comes down to is, what air do you want to breathe in? Green products clean just as well as the harmful, toxic traditional cleaners, so why not go with the safer, more honest option?
Protect the Earth
One of the main reasons we decided to have our cleaning services green is because of our concern about the long-term environmental effects on this beautiful planet we call home. Especially in New York, it might seem like we’re digging a tunnel with a spoon when it comes to battling air pollution; but we firmly believe that each individual and each company has the ability to help, even in small doses, keep earth healthy.
If we all do our part, we firmly believe that we can initiate change. Instead of polluting our air and water just to have a shiny toilet doesn’t quite seem like a fair trade-off, does it? After all, natural, eco-friendly products do the same job! To us, the decision was easy.
At UMG Cleaning, we’re not only dedicated to providing our customers with the best cleaning services in New York, but also protecting our planet by going green. It was a simple choice, don’t you agree?
We’re also not a one-trick pony. Along with commercial and residential cleaning services, UMG Cleaning also provides post-construction clean up, carpet cleaning, school cleaning services, and more. All eco-friendly, of course! If you live in the Manhattan area and are in need of our services, don’t hesitate to call us today!