A second myth about green cleaning is that it doesn't result in a high quality a clean. In everything but the toughest situations I've found that nontoxic cleaning products are equal in their results to more toxic cleaners. And I've tried a lot of products!
One myth about green cleaning is that it's more expensive. This is certainly not true. Green cleaning products cost about the same as more toxic products and many green house cleaning services, including mine, use some effective home made products so the cost is even less.
This begins a series of green cleaning myths. There are a number of misconceptions about green cleaning. But first, let's define what it is.
Cleaning itself is a "green" activity, in that it reduces the dirt and pollutants in your home. Green cleaning adds to this by minimizes the introduction of more pollutants through cleaning products and methods. The increasing pollution in our indoor and outdoor environment in recent decades have brought with them certain health risks related to breathing, skin sensitivities and general health, so attention to maintaining a low impact environment, inside and outside, is more important than ever.
In keeping with its mission to preserve the national environment, the National Park Service deserves praise for transitioning to eco-friendly cleaning methods in recent years. For instance, Mt. Rushmore was cleaned using only sprayed water and without chemical additives in 2005.