ACAT’s Green Cleaning Service
Keeping Your Indoor Environment Clean & Healthy
Reducing Exposure to Harmful Chemicals in the Home
Pay for your Green Cleaning Service:
We can reduce our exposure to certain chemicals that we know are harmful by avoiding products that contain them and by using cleaning methods that safely and effectively remove dust. (Green Cleaning Recipes)
ACAT’s green cleaning service is good for your health. Did you know, Alaskans spend most of their time indoors exposed to toxic chemicals found in regular cleaning products? According to scientific evidence these toxic chemicals are the cause of many of our health issues. Many cleaning products marketed as “green” often contain chemicals that are harmful to people’s health.
Our mission-based Green Cleaning Service is the only cleaning service that promises to use research-verified products. By using non-toxic cleaning products, we decrease your exposure to harmful chemicals. ACAT’s Green Cleaning Service is the perfect alternative for a healthier you. Sign up for a free estimate.
“My office gleams! The team at Alaska Community Action on Toxics does a fabulous job of making my office sparkle. They even washed all the vases, cups, and glasses, as well as dusted high and low. And no noxious smells! I highly recommend this service.” - Melissa Fouse, Melissa Fouse Appraisals
“Our office was blown away by how professional, friendly and thorough the staff (and Antonio) of ACAT is with cleaning our office. Antonio was quick to respond with an inquiry of their services and when they came in person to view the office, they explained in detail the services ACAT provides. It leaves us with a peace of mind knowing that the cleaning products they use are all natural which is beneficial in an office setting when people are visiting the office and may have unknown allergens – such as chemicals from cleaning supplies. ACAT has the friendliest staff and they really do a great job. We are definitely satisfied with the work they do. Thank you ACAT!” - Renewable Resources
“I am so pleased with the cleaning service I am receiving from Alaska Community Action on Toxics. The workers are courteous, honest, and hard working. I feel better knowing that safe alternatives to nasty chemicals are being used in my home.” – Lorraine Eckstein, PhD
“I was surprised when I came home and saw everything perfectly clean. I couldn’t smell any chemical odors.” – Cathy Von Hippel, PhD
“ACAT’s Green Cleaning Service has been nothing but professional and timely to work with. Our offices have never been cleaner.” – Amanda Weglin, Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP)
ACAT’s Green Cleaning Services
Our mission-based service keeps cost low with a suggested donation of $25 per person per hour cleaning.
|Basic Cleaning:||Deep Cleaning (addition to basic cleaning)|
- Green Cleaning Kits are available for purchase. $27 Contact us to order a Green Cleaning kit.
- Schedule a Green Cleaning workshop for a fun activity for your group.
- Sign up for a green cleaning workshop.
|Glass Cleaner, Imus Ranch FoodsReadily Biodegradable. Unique blend of naturally derived cleaning agents from renewable resources. Naturally derived, readily biodegradable surfactant, essential oils and contains no alcohol or ammonia.Cleans glass without leaving film or streaks. Free of fuming solvents, alcohol, ammonia, acids and is non-flammable. Works on contact to remove fingerprints, soil and water spots. Can also be used on computer screens, copiers, plexi-glass and other hard surfaces.This product contains: purified water, surfactant (derived from corn/palm kernel oil) to break up soil, complexing agent (derived from fruit) to reduce water hardnss, essential oils, contains no preservatives. Triclosan free.|
|Natural Dish Liquid, Seventh Generation, Inc.Plant-derived cleaners effectively cut grease, Non-toxic, Free of dyes and synthetic fragrances, Biodegradable formulaIf every household in the U.S. replaced just one bottle of 25 oz. petroleum-based dishwashing liquid with plant-derived products, we could save 5.2 million gallons of oil, the equivalent to removing 8,900 cars from the road for one year.|
|Chlorine Free Bleach, Seventh Generation, Inc.Ingredients: Natural oxygen bleach (hydrogen peroxide, which naturally degrades into oxygen and water), deionized water.If every household in the U.S. replaced one bottle of 64oz. bleach containing chlorine with 64oz. chlorine free bleach, we could prevent 11.6 million pounds of chlorine from entering our environment.||MSDS|
|Easy Paks Neutral Cleaner||MSDS|
|Natural Kitchen Cleaner, Seventh Generation, Inc.|
Indoor Air Contaminants
Contaminants from a variety of sources are widespread in our homes. Many common household products are made with toxic chemicals that have been linked to a range of adverse health effects including reproductive, neurological and developmental harm, asthma, cancers and other diseases.
Sources of contamination include synthetic chemicals found in some cleaning products, upholstered furniture, electronics, food packaging, baby products, children’s toys, and other household items. Household pest control chemicals, vinyl flooring, and PVC shower curtains are other common sources of pollution in the home.
Exposure may occur through direct contact with products that contain harmful chemicals, through inhalation of polluted indoor air, and through ingestion of contaminated food, beverages, or dust particles. Sign up for a free estimate.
Household dust is a significant source of harmful chemical exposure in the home environment.
Certain toxic chemicals are volatile and once released from products, will bind to household dust. These volatile chemicals from household products include bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, perfluorinatedchemicals (PFCs), and a class of toxic flame retardant chemicals known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Other contaminants, such as pesticides and heavy metals, may be tracked into the home from outdoors and may also be found in household dust. Sign up for a free estimate.
Young children are especially vulnerable to exposure to contaminated dust:
- Children, especially babies and toddlers, spend much of their time on the floor where dust settles.
- Childrens’ hand-to-mouth behavior increases the chance they will ingest contaminated dust particles.