As lives become busier, over-scheduled and more stressful, it’s easy to gravitate towards the latest products that promise to make annoying chores even easier. Need a bathroom cleaner? On your next trip to the store, you grab one of the many bright and colorful bottles promising to be a quick fix. But did you ever think about what’s in that container?
Whether you’re a cleaning company who cleans with these products all day or someone who cleans your own home regularly, you should take the time to consider it.
Most are made up of harsh cocktails of chemicals, which can be bad for your health — and your kids’ health. As people rethink what they’re bringing into their homes, they’re looking for greener solutions.
Health and Well Being
Reduces exposure to toxic chemicals
May reduce incidence of asthma attacks caused by dust and chemical allergens
Improves indoor air quality by reducing airborne dust and chemical gases
Improves training programs by stressing safety
Provides/recommends safer handling of chemicals using automatic dilution dispensers
Improves control of chemical inventory and storage locations
Improves maintenance of powered cleaning equipment
Reduces amount of dirt/soil entering the building by using appropriately sized walk off mats
Improves training on cleaning procedures, which increases efficiency
Improves cleaning processes and systems
Promotes increased productivity and learning
Reduces frequency of labor-intensive tasks like refinishing floors by using less intensive cleaning and maintenance activities more often
Reduces chemical consumption and the number of cleaning chemicals needed
Reduces injuries to custodial staff and Worker’s Compensation Claims
Promotes a healthier environment for teachers and children (lowering sick days and absenteeism)
Promotes better inventory management of chemicals and equipment, resulting in more efficient and better-planned procurement of goods
Environmental and Sustainable
Lowers environmental impact/footprint of the facility
Augments other environmental efforts such as improving indoor air quality, reducing energy usage, and recycling