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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Traditional or green products?

September 08, 2009
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Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I am starting a commercial cleaning company and I''m considering whether I should clean with traditional products and use green cleaning products only when asked by my customers, or use green products even if the customer does not ask for them.
The answer:
First, remember that your biggest business cost, by far, is your labor and related items. The cost of supplies is way down the line.
Second, I think you will find that the cost of "green" products from reputable manufacturers is not out of line with the cost of traditional cleaners, strippers, etc. You should no longer have to pay an outlandish price for using something environmentally safe and effective.
In my experience, daily building cleaning can be done by ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX associate editor, lekrafft@juno.com
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