Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Coverall- A Green Cleaning "Champion"

Coverall knows about green cleaning.

They have been recognized by the US EPA as a "Champion" under the agency's Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative (SDSI). Champion is the highest level of recognition under this initiative and so far Coverall is the only cleaning company to be recognized.

The EPA's Design for the Environment Program works to prevent pollution by working in partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders. The Design for the Environment program focuses on industries that combine the potential for chemical risk reduction (like cleaning companies and other companies that use a lot of chemicals) and improvements in energy efficiency. "The SDSI was designed to recognize environmental leaders who voluntarily commit to the use of safer surfactants that break down quickly to non-polluting compounds."

Coverall's Health Based Cleaning System is "committed to environmental sustainability". They provide their customers with an innovative, science based, environmentally conscious cleaning program that decreases the spread of infections while still ensuring the well-being and safety of the humans and environment that are exposed to the process. This means they kill the germs without harming you or the environment in the process.

One way that Coverall implements eco-friendly practices into their cleaning methods is by using microfiber cloths and mop pads instead of paper towels and string mops. These can be washed and reused up to 500 times thus saving a whole lot of trees that would be used to make all that paper towel that most cleaning companies use.

Coverall also uses Multi-filtration Backpack HEPA Vacuums which contain the dirt and germs without putting it back into the air. These vacuums remove 99.7% of germs and allergens.

Conventional vacuums can return up to 40% of the dirt they pick up back into the air.

For more about Coverall's green cleaning methods please visit their site: