Eco Green House Cleaning

A new phrase in business circles has been introduced – eco green. But just what does “eco green” mean? Let’s investigate the root meaning of this phrase, it’s terms, and how it relates to the house cleaning industry in Sacramento.

According to, the term “eco” is described as being derived a Greek word meaning home, as in ecology (knowing the home) and economy (running the home). Nowadays, this tern has become synonymous with the term “friendly towards the environment.” While this is a loose interpretation of the root meaning, it can be easily related to our perception of the term “environment” meaning “our home,” whether as it relates to the “Mother Earth” as our home, or more specifically as our living residences or homes as well.

Green, on the other hand, is derived of an Old English word grene and is closely related to the Old English verb “growan”. In recent years, “green” has taken on the reputation as meaning “good, in relationship with the environment,” thus the phrase “eco green” can be interpreted to mean “good for the home” and therefore an excellent choice in selecting a house cleaning service.

Old style cleaning products commonly contained lye, bleach or sodium hypochlorite, ammonia, ethylene glycol butyl ether or EGBE, phosphates, petrochemicals, and more. Many of these ingredients are not only a potential health hazard by themselves, but can become even more dangerous when accidentally mixed. Many services in the commercial cleaning industry are still using these dangerous chemicals.

Cleaning businesses that are “eco green” are said to be at one with the environment (inside your home or business as well as outside), as determined by Green Seal, a non-profit organization devoted to environmental standard setting, product certification, and public education. These businesses have chosen to use these products for the benefit of the environment, and for the health and safety of their customers and their staff members.

For a house cleaning service in Sacramento or commercial cleaning in Sacramento that is truly “eco green,” look for ones that only use products that are Green Seal certified.