Green Cleaning Company in Orange County and Los Angeles | L&G Building Maintenance Service
Choosing less-hazardous products can minimize harmful impacts to custodial workers, improve indoor quality and reduce water pollution. You can also go green with cleaning supplies and tools; at many of our accounts we utilize specialized chemicals and have recycling programs.
Green cleaning involves using green or environmentally preferable products and practices. Green or environmentally preferable products include products that are certified to contain lower or insignificant amounts of toxic or hazardous chemicals and have reduced or minimal adverse environmental impacts. When it comes to environmentally friendly supplies and tools, we use micro-fiber cleaning methods. Microfiber dusting clothes and flat mops outperform traditional materials and can often be used to remove soils without the need for chemical compounds. Microfiber captures and removes pollutants instead of just moving them around. This miracle of technology can be laundered and reused, minimizing waste. HEPA filtration vacuums, and utilizes efficient cleaning methods. Green or environmentally preferable cleaning practices refers to methods and practices that reduce the exposure, of both janitorial staff and building occupants, to toxic or hazardous chemicals and the release of polluting chemicals into the environment.
To enhance your green program, Loly & G recommends paper products (e.g., paper towels, tissue) that are bleached without the use of chlorine or its derivatives and meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for recycled content.
For our customers working toward LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification requires much more than just switching from traditional to green cleaning chemicals. According to the USGBC, LEED-EB focuses on seven major areas, each with their own certification standards and best practices.
- Facility Cleaning & Maintenance, including Chemicals.
- Indoor Air Quality.
- Energy Efficiency.
- Water Efficiency.
- Recycling Programs.
- Exterior Maintenance Programs.
- Systems Upgrades.
By implementing a complete green cleaning program, your building can earn up to 14 points toward LEED certification in the Existing Building category.