Ways To Make Commercial Cleaning More Sustainable
Maintaining a safe, hygienic workplace is critical. However, there’s more than just routine cleaning to consider when it comes to meeting the ever-evolving standards of today’s society. Businesses of all sizes need to incorporate sustainability and eco-friendliness into their practices. Doing so can have many benefits. Studies show it helps improve appeal to consumers, promotes healthier indoor spaces for employees, and reduces overall environmental impact. All these can help in achieving corporate environmental protection goals.
Fortunately, as technology advances, the solutions to these problems likewise expand. Below, we’ll go over a few of the ways businesses can make the commercial cleaning process greener.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a renewed emphasis on safety and hygiene in the workplace. As these spaces are exposed to more germs and are more physically expansive, the degree of cleaning required is greater. Although so much cleaning is necessary, it naturally generates a larger amount of waste.
This waste includes plastic from cleaning products, paper products and so on. What’s more, the amount of cleaning solutions — and the potentially harmful chemicals they contain — is also increased, which presents hazardous conditions for janitorial staff as well as anyone who comes into contact with contaminated surfaces or air.
In fact, numerous cleaning supplies can potentially irritate the eyes or throat, cause headaches and lead to several other health problems ranging in severity. Some may even contain dangerous chemicals, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are chemicals that can contribute to chronic respiratory problems, occupational asthma and allergic reactions. They are commonly found in aerosol spray products, floor polish, air fresheners, chlorine bleach and some rug and upholstery cleaners as well. As such, avoiding products with VOCs — as well as phosphorus and nitrogen chemicals — is an important step in improving cleaning practices.
Another way to keep pace with increasing sustainability demands and shifts in health and safety standards is to enlist the right cleaning services. Professional cleaning companies who have made it their focus to comply with stringent regulations while working with eco-friendly products and sustainable practices can make a world of difference in meeting present standards.
Top-quality companies even offer specialized services tailored to the needs of the business. Enlisting their help could not only increase cleaning efficiency, but also work to ensure the impact on the environment and human health is kept to a minimum.
These are just two of the ways to help make the commercial cleaning process greener and improve sustainability. If you would like to learn more, please see the accompanying infographic from TCP Facility Services for further information on eco-friendly commercial cleaning.
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