Hi, I’m Molly Moran with green sweep here in Albuquerque New Mexico, the leader in green house cleaning. Today I want to share with you a frequently asked question “why did you start a cleaning company? Who are you, anyway?”
Well, I started this company in 2009 after having a bit of an epiphany. I was working in non-profit management and didn’t have the time to clean my own house. I hired someone to clean it, and when she was finished, I couldn’t breathe in my own home. The chemicals she used to clean the house were trapped inside and exacerbated my asthma, which in general is really pretty low key.
I had a lightbulb moment at that point. As a long term lover of forests and oceans, I was sort of an “armchair environmentalist” – yes, I recycled. Yes, I did some volunteer trail clean up. Yes, I xeriscaped my yard. But what were all these toxins in my own home?
When I started to look around and talk to other people, I realized that there were a lot of folks like me out there: people who were too busy or just not interested in cleaning their own home and who also really cared about the environment. I began to explore the industry and saw just how much the cleaning industry was contributing to toxicity in peoples’ homes – the very opposite of what a cleaning company should be! The more I researched, the more I realized that this was a place where I could make a difference.
To date, we figure that we have removed thousands of pounds of toxic chemicals from peoples’ homes just here in Albuquerque. And oh yes, we clean them too!