Your Home is Clean, but is it Healthy?
Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall – Whatever the season, people always want to freshen up their homes and many are even renovating or relocating. For all of these activities, professional cleaning is usually a key component including the cleaning of carpets, rugs, upholstery, drapes, floors, light fixtures, doors, walls, appliances, mattresses, blinds, central heating and air ducts, and more.
Many local service companies offer these types of services, but most people don't realize that there is a difference between clean and healthy. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people spend about 90% of their time indoors and indoor air is actually about 70 times more polluted than outside air. There are at least 27 different kinds of disease and allergy causing micro-organisms such as viruses, and amoebae. In addition to heating and air conditioning systems allowing the proliferation of micro-organisms, people bring with them outside pollution each time they enter a dwelling. Pollution including car exhaust, tar, smoke, sand, and salt is carried on people's clothes, hair, hands, and shoes, not only remains, but also re-circulates through heating and air conditioning systems. Dr. Michael Barry, formally of the EPA, worked for years studying indoor air quality and found that the science for cleaning for health is to locate, contain, remove and properly dispose of any unwanted substances from a surface or environment.
Local business owner and Greenwich resident George Botticelli has designed his business around this exact principal. His company, HealthFirst Cleaning Inc., is a professional service company dedicated to making the home living environment the healthiest and cleanest it can be using today’s technology. “When I started cleaning carpets and upholstery in 1979," says Botticelli, "I had no idea that it would evolve into a business of Public Health in homes, businesses, gyms, schools, daycare centers, hospitals, and municipal buildings. Botticelli's Cleaning for Health program focuses on the health of his clients and is scientific in its approach starting with complete analysis and diagnosis. This is followed by the determination of most cost-effective solution, the implementation of a tailored and healthy cleaning program, and the result-- a more inviting, comfortable, and pleasant atmosphere.
HealthFirst Cleaning offers a variety of professional and healthy cleaning services for homes, businesses, and post-construction sites and also specializes in complete air duct cleaning and air purification which is unmatched by other services. The detailed cleaning process of HealthFirst is methodical and thorough. Special HEPA filtered vacuums and other state of the art equipment are used and EPA approved hypoallergenic cleaning products neutralize pollutants which aggravate allergies and asthma. The company's advanced filtering systems are rated as the highest quality in the world which removes down to .3 microns of particulates. "Not only do we have the right tools, but we actually know how to use them," states Botticelli. "Anyone can come in with a broom and a vacuum, but this is not the service that we offer. Each and every member of my staff is knowledgeable, skilled, and trained and I guarantee every job that we do 100%. If my clients are not completely satisfied, I will refund every penny they spent."
The approach of Healthfirst Cleaning is to focus on quality of life foremost and appearance secondarily. Removing disease causing pollutants not only reduces exposure by improving the inside atmosphere, but also protects people’s valuable property investments. It has been proved that carpets that are regularly cleaned have twice the usable life than those that are cleaned only sporadically. A healthy home has many benefits.
George Botticelli began in the service industry as a painter and soon realized that he was doing more cleaning than painting. In 1979, he started his cleaning service that now operates as HealthFirst Cleaning. Located at 20 Palace Place in Port Chester, New York, HealthFirst Cleaning is regarded today as one of the leading home cleaning companies serving the Tri-State area. For additional information or even friendly free advice, call 914-690-9294 or visit www.HealthFirstCleaning.com.