In Omaha, Nebraska, there’s just one place to go if you want to be clean and green. The Cleaning Mart, located at 8415 West Center Road in the Canfield’s plaza, has not only a friendly staff, but a full line of green cleaning products (more than thirty!) covering everything from all purpose cleaners, to glass cleaners to floor cleaners and everything in between.
The Cleaning Mart is serious about green cleaning. From the “Go Green Omaha!” logo on their website (http://www.thecleaningmart.com/) to their newsletter titled “Go Green News” the staff does everything it can to steer customers towards green, bio-based (plant based) cleaners.
“Tuff Job is the best all purpose cleaner I’ve used,” says Jim, one of the stores owners. I interviewed him about his green products. “Bio-based cleaners work as well or better than traditional cleaners.”
It goes beyond just getting the job done, though. According to their literature, bio-based cleaners (made from soy, corn, beets and natural products) can improve office air quality with the benefit of increased health and safety. According to Jim, bio-based cleaners typically have no additional scents added. One line, Envirocare has been around since 1988 and it’s products are used to clean many US Government buildings, including the Pentagon.
Unlike traditional cleaners, most bio-based cleaners break down within seven days. They have fewer (or no) harmful chemicals in them and therefore can be used more safely by cleaning staff; up to and including heavy industrial jobs. The Cleaning Mart stocks bio-based cleaners in everything from quart sizes for the home, to fifty-five gallon industrial sizes for heavy duty jobs.
Don’t feel overwhelmed though. In business for over fifteen years, the Cleaning Mart’s staff is both knowledgeable and customer focused. Every staff member I talked to was both educated in green cleaning and able to explain it in simple terms that I was able to understand.
So if you want to keep your house, office, or factory spic-and-span while improving air quality, worker safety, and help care for the environment, consider giving The Cleaning Mart a try!