How to keep clean and environmentally friendly How to keep clean and environmentally friendly

How to keep clean and environmentally friendly

How to keep clean and environmentally friendly

Hygiene and the environment can feel like a delicate balance. It’s a commonly held assumption that to be ultimately clean, abrasive chemicals must be used. However, this really is not the case. In fact it is wholly possible to keep clean and environmentally friendly at the same time. You don’t even need to make compromises! Simply pay attention to a few key decisions in your commercial cleaning approach.

Environmental Responsibility

Businesses are increasingly concerned with sustainability. Environmental policy is now a priority for organisations large and small. They are subsequently more explicit in their environmental policies. Commercial cleaning contracts are actually a very significant way that a business can manifest green policies. This can therefore play a key part in Corporate Environmental Responsibility.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We’re familiar with seeing the RRR policy in daily life, but how does it translate into office hygiene practice?

Reduce… washroom supplies

To maintain eco friendly bathrooms, you must be able to rely on your suppliers. Soap and toilet paper supply needs to be managed and now hand sanitiser has become a washroom staple to add to the list. Washroom management is a service within commercial cleaning that takes care of product supply and refills. This makes it a great eco friendly step to move away from single use soap pumps and other packaged items. Avoid single use paper hand towels by investing in energy efficient hand dryers.

Reuse… facilities

How often are office fittings and equipment unnecessarily replaced? A regular commercial cleaning schedule maintains the workplace. In turn, this prevents excessive wear and tear which ultimately ends in landfill. Regenerate office carpets and floors with specialist carpet and intensive steam cleaning. In addition, it’s worth investing in stain prevention coatings for office carpets to optimise their durability!

Recycle… office waste

How easy is it for staff to recycle? Waste sorting should be obvious and straightforward. So offices should have clearly labelled recycling bins that separate paper, plastics and metals. Make sure that appropriate recycling bins are positioned correctly. For example, paper recycling by printers and photocopiers. You could even store incorrectly printed sheets to be reused as scrap paper before finally reaching the recycling. Roll waste disposal and recycling in with your commercial cleaning contract for an efficient and streamlined service.

Environmentally Friendly Services

By looking at the services that you use from your commercial cleaning contractor, it’s easy to see how your workplace can keep clean and environmentally friendly.  

Products

Do you think about the products that a commercial cleaning contractor uses? To support your green policies, work with cleaners who use eco-friendly products. This may seem small but it’s a huge step towards supporting overall green policies in your organisation. This one act reduces the amount of chemical residue hitting the sewage system for any size of office. At CJH Cleaning, we only ever use eco-friendly cleaning products. This is great for our cleaners, great for your building and great for the environment!

Deep Cleaning

More and more workplaces have responded to the pandemic with regular deep cleaning. This helps to keep the building safe for its users, but is it environmentally friendly? At CJH cleaning we offer electrostatic spray surface cleaning. This is a process of spraying a mist of electrostatically charged particles across surfaces and objects. The positive charge enables particles to adhere to surfaces and access awkward angles, nooks, and crannies. Electrostatic spray cleaning is considered a more eco-friendly way to sanitise spaces. This is because it sprays up to 65% less chemicals per square foot than other methods.

Steam Power

As steam is a natural disinfectant, steam can actually remove more bacteria than carpet shampoos or chemical cleaners. In fact, using steam at a temperature between 175 °F and 212 °F to clean office flooring will kill 99.9% of germs. In this way, steam is both an environmentally friendly and thorough method of cleaning. It also reduces the use of abrasive chemicals within a work environment.

Maintenance

Keeping office buildings clean long term is good for the environment. It prevents products and buildings becoming degraded and then wasted.

Building Health

Don’t forget about your local environment when protecting the global environment. The health and productivity of the workforce relies on the health of a building and its surroundings. Dust and bacteria ingrained on office desks and office IT equipment can spread infections and inflame allergies. So don’t let these parts of your space become neglected. 

Equipment Maintenance

A regular deep cleanse of communication and IT equipment can mean that these items last longer. Months and even years of grime can be the root cause of breakdowns and faults. To reduce large items hitting landfill, you should extend the life of office electronics.

Solar Panels

Solar panels are a great investment for your environmental policy. However, the panels themselves must be maintained to offer optimal returns on investment. Solar panel efficiency is directly related to how clean the panels are. Dirty solar panels can lose around 20% of their energy output. So make sure that they are regularly cleaned part of your cleaning contract.

If your business is committed to being both clean and environmentally friendly, we know all the ways to do it. Just get in touch to learn more.

Rebecca