Following the late 90’s move away from chlorofluorocarbon solvents (CFCs to the uninitiated), another major shake up could be coming to every corner of the cleaning industry, as new regulations are being trialled in the US.
The OTC – or O-Zone Transport Commission – has been tasked with achieving better air quality by the Federal Clean Air Act – and one of the ways it’s aiming to do so is cutting down on VOC’s – Volatile Organic Compounds.
Whilst you might not have heard of the term VOC before, you will have heard of the compounds that fall under it’s umbrella; Formaldehyde, Benzene and byproducts of seemingly innocuous appliances like office cleaning equipment and cleaners.
In fact, anything that involves heating-up something to use it (laser printers, floor cleaners, carpet treaters) does have a chance to produce a VOC as a by-product/
Whilst only coming into effect in the US this month, it won’t be too long before London office cleaning companies like ourselves will have to make the adjustments to our cleaning methods – but rest assured – we’ll be fully compliant when it does arrive on our shores!