Is the Onsite Process Environmentally Friendly?
Yes! In addition to improving Indoor Air Quality and preventing disease our overall process is Green by Nature.
GREEN PROCESS: Simple and natural, our unique system holds considerable advantages over other methods of cleaning. We use no liquids therefore we don't require hot water, produce no waste water AND have no dry cleaning fluids to dispose of.
NO RESIDUE: Once cleaned, drapes smell fresh and clean and have no traces of toxic residue. Tests conducted by the Safety Services Branch of the Ontario Government concluded that the On-Site method leaves no residue of toxic fumes in the air or drapes after cleaning.
NO TOXIC WASTE: Soiled residue is extracted & captured using a series of filters. Independent lab testing has verified the residual waste from the On-Site process is completely NON TOXIC and ECO FRIENDLY.
In this day of green everything, it is hard to quantify the benefits of each claim. On-Site offers quantifiable environmental benefits to help you achieve your environmental initiatives. Since our process does not use hot water or dry cleaning fluid, there is no heat used and no toxic waste to be disposed of. Based on the completing the total amount of drapery cleaning we have completed this year, the On-Site Process contributed the following Green Savings:
TOTAL SAVINGS LAST YEAR ALONE:
Why Clean Drapes in Matter
Drapes, Curtains and Blinds act as filters absorbing airborne pollutants, dust and allergens, all worsening indoor air quality and affecting your health. Recent studies have highlighted the role of draperies in infectious disease transmission. Dirty drapes attract dust mites, and provide a fertile environment for the spread of bacteria, and viruses such as H1N1 and Cdifficile.
Embedded dirt and moisture combine with sunlight to produce dry rot. Fumes from furnaces and fireplaces and food odours contain airborne chemicals which oxidize to form a mild acid when combined with Oxygen & Moisture. Even drapes not visibly dirty require regular cleaning to prolong their lifespan. Without cleaning, the lifespan of your drapes is shortened considerably. Protect Your Investment- Drapes are expensive to replace.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
The EPA Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM) studies found levels of organic pollutants to be 2-5 times higher inside homes than outside, regardless of whether homes were located in rural or highly industrial areas.
By regularly cleaning your drapes, you can have an immediate impact on Indoor Air Quality by removing pollutants, allergens & dust.
The On-Site Process has been proven effective by independent testing. Indoor Air Quality Tests conducted by the Safety Services Branch of the Ontario Government concluded that On-Site Drapery Cleaner's Process;
- Leaves no traces of toxic residue
- Leaves no residual toxins in the drapes
- Leaves no toxins in the air of the room