Green Office Cleaning knows a clean office environment makes a huge difference on employee productivity and leaves a positive impression on clients and visitors. There’s a lot to be desired when clutter is almost non-existent and staff goes about their merry way with ease and in an organised manner. But clean should be at no expense to the environment. Take the green route to a clean workplace.
Green Office Cleaning – 10 Tips for a Green and Clean Office
- Avoid air fresheners and similar products
Air freshener and fabric protection sprays may provide a quick fix, but they also spread chemicals on the environment. They have been linked to reproductive problems as well, so you might want to skip on them.
- Keep it natural at all times
An environment-friendly option to keep indoor air clean and smelling fresh is to use natural oils and herbs. You should use nothing but green cleaning products and services as well. At Green Office Cleaning we can advise you on what products you can use.
- Skip stain-resistant carpet treatments
Between carpeted and bare floors, the latter is highly recommended. But it is a fact that carpets add aesthetic appeal and soundproofing. If you choose to cover floors, avoid toxic, chemical-laden carpet cleaners and stain-resistant treatments.
- Always, always read the labels
Whether you hire cleaning services or not, you should make sure that environment-friendly cleaners are used in the office. Read the label and be on the lookout for toxic ingredients, such as chemical surfactants, formaldehyde, and phthalates.
- Get rid of old furniture with PBDE
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDEs are a flame retardant used on old furniture items. As they break down over time, they become dangerous metabolites that have been linked to cancer. No employer would want to risk the lives of employees and face legal battles that can ruin their reputation.
- Make indoor air quality a priority
Poor quality indoor air is said to be among the top five environmental risks to public health, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. For everyone to breathe in clean and safe air, use non-toxic cleaners, limit exposure to toxic elements, such as asbestos, and ensure proper maintenance of the HVAC/ventilation systems.
- Invest in healthy cleaning technology
These days, there are cooling systems and vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters. There are also spray nozzles that reduce the release of chemicals. Invest in them and you not only modernise your workplace, but protect everyone’s health as well.
- Create and establish a green cleaning policy
All your efforts to create a green and safe environment for everyone would be for nothing if none of your employees follow suit. Education and proper dissemination of information will go a long way to ensuring that everyone will work together for a safe and clean workplace.
So educate employees about the risks of toxic cleaning products, and create the appropriate policy. Also, make sure everyone practices the 4Rs – Reduce, Refill, Reuse and Recycle.
- Hire a health and safety-compliant cleaning crew
If you want to go 100% green, the right cleaning company can help. But make sure they are compliant with TUPE, COSHH, Employment Law, and Risk Assessment regulations, as this guarantees fully compliant cleaning products and processes.
- Hire a cleaning company that values health, safety and integrity
Some companies claim they follow green cleaning processes, but are not keen on health and safety. What are the odds that they’ll cut corners or abandon best practices when there’s a need to reach their quota?
With Green Office Cleaning you can be assured that we follow all health and safety requirements and take Eco-friendly cleaning seriously. We understand the importance of a clean working environment and welcome the opportunity to work with you. Call us on: 01206 735426 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help you.