Today, more and more attention is being paid to being green. If you own a carpet cleaning service, you might be considering going green. It could be a good decision and a way to differentiate yourself from your competitors. This article will give you a few pointers on how to be a green company.
Use Green Chemicals
This is one of the easiest ways to become a green company. There are many chemicals on the market that are safer for both your client and the environment. One such product is the Axiom line from Prochem. They are biodegradable, butyl-free, phosphate-free, and VOC compliant. The line includes everything that you would need for carpet cleaning including a pre-spray, clean rinse, detergent rinse, deodorizer, spotter, a foam shampoo and more. And, because they are Prochem, they are readily available at nearly every carpet cleaning supply house.
Use Green Equipment
This becomes a little trickier when it comes to carpet cleaning because we need our gas powered carpet cleaning machines. There are a few things that you can do though, to minimize their impact. You could use a natural gas powered machine but this is a costly choice and it limits your machine choices. A better way to minimize the impact of your machines is by purchasing pollution credits. Carbon credits can be purchased from companies like Terra Pass. They negate the emissions that you produce by funding carbon reducing projects. You can purchase carbon credits that will effectively make yourself a zero emissions company.
Sponsor Green Charities
To further cement yourself as a truly green company, you can become a supporter of green charities. Organizations that clean up environmental damage or that plant trees are great places to invest your money. Many of them will put links to your company on your website and you can advertise yourself as a green supporter.