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Friday's Ask the Experts: Cost of green?

September 25, 2009
Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What is the cost of green cleaning per square foott, per window, etc.?
What should I typically expect to pay per square foot, etc.? Is there a website that shows me market trends on green cleaning?
The answer:
In this day and age, "green" cleaning is not an unfamiliar term and the cost of doing it should not be much different from any other sort of cleaning. Labor costs drive the pricing of general cleaning.
Using "green" materials and following certain procedures to avoid air and water pollution doesn’t add much to the labor cost.
Environmentally responsible cleaning, despite what you may hear from the agenda-driven, has always been the goal of truly professional cleaners. No one really wants to carelessly burn his skin and restroom chrome with harsh acids ...Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor,
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