Businesses and individuals speak all the time about the desire to “go green,” or implement environmentally-friendly practices and infrastructure. This is usually referenced in the context of normal business processes, but is often overlooked when it comes to cleaning. Cleaning facilities and their contents is a necessary part of safe and healthy business operation, and should not be partitioned from other procedures. If you are unsure how to make your custodial practices more sustainable, then it is time to audit them and find out.
The first and easiest thing you can do to examine your business’s cleaning is to look at the products you use. Are there expired or unnecessarily toxic materials in your facility’s janitorial closet? Keep in mind the size of the rooms and the ventilation system when selecting products. Some cleaning agents require more open space to be safe, while others suit denser environments.
Don’t forget to look at your equipment, either. Use machines that are efficient with water and power, and that can target dirty areas most precisely. Service them regularly; leaks and clogs erase efficiency.
Finally, once you know what you need, follow through. Make the necessary changes to ensure that things are being done correctly, and stick to them. Sustainable cleaning is about forming good habits and you’ll be glad you did, both in terms of time and money.
MaintenX believes in green cleaning procedures and we want to help as many businesses as possible develop them. Our technicians are environmentally conscious and all our janitorial services are up to standard; join us. Feel free to contact us at any time to learn more about the services that we offer and how we can assist your business in going green.