Standard cleaning products and processes can negatively impact health if they contain toxic chemicals or generate excess waste. More cleaning companies and facilities now recognise the importance of green cleaning protocols for health on both fronts – for infection control and environmental wellbeing. Eco-friendly cleaning helps nurture rather than contaminate.
Limiting Exposure to Harsh Chemicals
Conventional disinfectants and degreasers rely on chemicals like chlorine, ammonia, alcohol, phosphates, and more. While effective, these compounds get released back into air, water, and soil through usage and runoff. Eco-friendly cleaners substitute plant oils, essential oils, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar and other natural alternatives that break down quickly without lingering toxicity.
Reducing Plastic Waste
Typical cleaning supplies like wipes, gloves, and trash bags depend heavily on plastic packaging and components. By switching to more sustainable plant fibre materials, compostable bags, and reusable tools, facilities can drastically cut this non-biodegradable waste. Refillable dispensers for soaps and sanitisers also minimise single-use plastics.
Saving Water and Energy
Commercial cleaning consumes plenty of water and energy running equipment and heating the huge water volumes needed. Using energy-efficient tools, limiting unneeded hot water use, turning off idling machines, and allowing natural air-drying conserve these precious resources. Renewable energy options like solar can offset operational impacts too.
An Ounce of Prevention
The greenest step of all is reducing cleans required in the first place. Foot mats catch exterior dirt before it reaches floors. Antimicrobial copper surfaces kill microbes upon contact to limit transmission. Proper hand hygiene and surface disinfection by all staff helps maintain cleanliness between janitorial services as well. Prevention saves time, money, products, water, energy and more.
At Reflections Cleaning, we blend all these green methods for effective eco-friendly healthcare cleaning. Trust us to deliver optimal infection control without harming the planet in the process. For a free quote on all our cleaning services, contact us today. Call us now on 01628 635737 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.