Reducing Harmful Chemicals in Janitorial Cleaning

- May 22, 2018

This post was originally published on the JAN-PRO International website here.

In the past, most janitorial cleaning companies depended on harsh, harmful, or hazardous chemicals. Toxic, corrosive, and otherwise dangerous cleaning products were needed to deliver a spotless, sparkling clean. Now that people are more aware of the dangers posed by these products, more and more businesses are seeking to reduce the use of these chemicals in their janitorial cleaning practices.

The good news? Cutting back on harmful janitorial cleaning products is easier than you might think. Below, we have outlined how you can reduce the number of irritating, harsh, and toxic chemical cleaners used in your workplace.

Replace Harmful Janitorial Cleaning Products with Green Alternatives

Greener cleaning starts with taking inventory of your current supplies. By cataloging your current stock of janitorial cleaning products, you can identify:

  • Which products you no longer use (or never used in the first place).
  • Which products can be made redundant through the use of multi-purpose cleaners.
  • Which products can be cost-effectively replaced by green cleaning products.

Once you’ve identified which products to get rid of, get in touch with a local toxic waste disposal company. Many cleaning products contain toxic, corrosive, flammable, or otherwise dangerous materials, which are governed by strict disposal regulations — all the more reason to clean with safer, greener cleaning products in the future.

Train Custodial Staff in Cleaning Methods That Reduce Chemical Usage

While many businesses strive for 100% green cleaning practices, this isn’t always possible. Even if you’re unable to go completely green, there are steps you can take to reduce the use of hazardous cleaning products.

One of the best ways to do this is to train janitorial cleaning staff in efficiency-focused cleaning methods. Without proper training, it’s easy to use excessive amounts of water, detergent, and disinfectant when performing cleaning duties. This can easily double or triple the ecological footprint of your janitorial cleaning practices.

Efficiency-focused cleaning methods solve this dilemma. These methods allow cleaners to achieve the same level of coverage while minimizing the amount of water and cleaning products used. This way, any harsh or hazardous cleaning products can be used in lower volumes.

Hire a Janitorial Cleaning Service That Limits Cleaning Chemical

Reducing the use of harsh and hazardous cleaning products isn’t always easy. If you run a small business and your workplace is cleaned by employees, you might not have the resources you need to research green cleaning products or train your employees in eco-friendly cleaning practices.

This is one of many areas where it pays to hire a trusted janitorial cleaning service. Established cleaning companies have the experience, expertise, and systems you need to achieve a safer, greener, and more cost-effective clean. At JAN-PRO®, for example, our janitorial cleaning services are carefully designed to reduce the use of harsh and hazardous cleaning agents in your workplace.

Our JAN-PRO Technics® suite includes a range of eco-friendly cleaning products, including our innovative EnviroShield® disinfection system. Meanwhile, all JAN-PRO owner/operators are trained in cleaning methods that improve coverage while reducing the volume of chemicals used. And if you want to make your cleanings as green as possible, many JAN-PRO locations offer certified green cleaning services.

Contact JAN-PRO® today to learn more about how we’ve made janitorial cleaning safer and greener. Call 866-355-1064 to connect with your local JAN-PRO office and request a FREE estimate.


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