Green cleaning has many benefits that go beyond protecting the environment. Chemicals that threaten the environment can also threaten your associates’ health. As a result, the health benefits associated with using eco-friendly cleaning products is a plus for many offices.
Here are a few green cleaning tips and products to help your office go green.
Use green cleaning supplies.
First things first – inspect your cleaning products. Avoid cleaning products that contain dangerous chemicals like phthalates and formaldehyde. Instead, use green cleaning products, like Simple Green. Simple Green is non-toxic, biodegradable and it’s fragrance free to reduce the impact on indoor air quality.
Clean the office dishwasher without harsh chemicals.
Place a dishwasher safe bowl with two cups of vinegar on the top shelf of the dishwasher and let it run through one cycle. This will easily get rid of any odors and bacteria.
Get rid of germs in breakroom sponges.
A fast and easy way to kill bacteria in sponges is to microwave them. Simply put them in a bowl or cup of water for two minutes and microwave them on high.
Use an all natural glass cleaner on office windows.
Avoid using harsh chemicals to clean your office windows with Clorox Green Works Natural Glass Cleaner. This green cleaner is made from plant-derived cleaning agents, including: essential lemon oils, corn-based alcohol, earth-based minerals and filtered water.
Clean the office toilets naturally.
Throw a cup of baking soda into the toilet bowls and let it sit for about an hour. Then add a cup of white vinegar, let the mixture sit for a little while longer, and flush.
Find a green cleaning company.
The most convenient way for an office to go green is to hire a green cleaning company. A commercial green cleaning company will only use safe, environmentally friendly products and understands green cleaning techniques.