As experts in disaster response and recovery, Paul Davis always strives to have a positive impact on people during some of the worst times in their lives. That positive effect includes using green cleaning technologies that are environmentally responsible.
“When we respond to disasters, often environmental threats are already present — whether a flood releases stored chemicals at a factory or fire creates hazardous contaminants by burning a home’s high-tech building materials,” says Leslie Anderson, Paul Davis Vice President of Training. “Using green technologies ensures that our response activities ‘do no further harm’ while we work. As we clean up and contain hazards and begin to return properties to normal, our products are completely safe immediately and over the long term for workers as well as for customers, pets and belongings.”
Environmental responsibility and sustainability have always been core tenets of the company’s business. That’s one reason Paul Davis introduced a range of its own environmentally smart branded cleaning products. With names like Paul Davis ResQ Natural Clean, these products meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice guidelines for chemical-based products. They are safe during use as well as less likely to be released by evaporation to affect air and water quality. Customers curious about the products’ composition can find information in the company’s comprehensive ingredient disclosure statement.
Paul Davis also seeks out green cleaners that are equal to or better than their non-environmentally sound counterparts. Some of these earth-safe products contain unusual and highly effective ingredients. For example, the company relies on a disinfectant product called Benefect that uses food grade thyme essential oil to kill germs. Invented by a family with a sick child who could not tolerate chemicals, the solution kills 99.99 percent of surface bacteria in 30 seconds, yet has no human health or environmental cautions on its label.
“Our company has always had a commitment to make better the buildings, places, communities and lives that we touch,” says Anderson. “Using environmentally safe cleaners is an important part of restoring and improving the world immediately as well as preserving it for future generations.”