When we first started our company, Freedom Cleaning Services, way back in January of 2006, we were only vaguely aware of the “green” movement as it applied to home cleaning. We purchased the traditional cleaners and scrubbed away.
By mid-June of that same year, we were hacking and coughing our way through Google searches of green alternatives to traditional cleaners. It took us a couple of more years to find the right one for us.
Are we as green as I would like us to be? No. I know there are all natural or Eco-friendly alternatives to bleach, but for the life of me I have not found one that I trust to completely sanitize our towels so that we do not cross-contaminate our families homes.
That said, I am proud of the choices we have made as a company. We have a responsibility to clean healthier for our families, those we refer to as clients and those that we refer to as employees. They are both family to us.
I believe that in 2006 we were one of the first Maid Services in Minnesota to go completely green. We did not even offer it just as an alternative. One day we weren’t green at all and the next BOOM!
Some clients worried about the effectiveness of the cleaners. I am sure we may have lost one or two because of our decision. Now green or Eco-friendly cleaning is the norm, even though there are those that charge a premium for the service. That’s someone else’s business decision.
This month marks the 8th Anniversary of our decision to go “all-in” on green cleaning.
Would I do it again? In a heartbeat.