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A Guide to Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products and Their Benefits

A Guide to Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products and Their Benefits

Sustainability and environmental safety are at the forefront of cleaning practices in the modern era. It is important to us as a professional cleaning company to practise eco-friendly cleaning solutions so that we can better protect your office, align you with the social conversations surrounding climate change, and present you as a trustworthy and reliable business to your customers. 

Our Total Defence range of cleaning products allows us to implement sustainable cleaning in all areas of the office with a wide range of benefits for both environmental safety and the overall health and well-being of your employees. Below, we’ve compiled a guide to help you understand the ins and outs of our eco-friendly cleaning services and how they can benefit you. 

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Green cleaning is about using environmentally friendly products and procedures that reduce harm to the environment and create a more sustainable way of living within the workplace. We ensure all of our services are geared towards maintaining an eco-friendly standard in your workplace, whether we’re cleaning surfaces, windows , or washrooms.

1. Total Defence

As mentioned above, we have our very own specialised range of environmentally sustainable cleaning products. This helps us to make sure we are always carrying out green cleaning solutions for your office that provide consistency and boosts the reputation of your brand. 

We use our Total Defence cleaning supplies to sanitise and disinfect your workplace without the use of harmful chemicals. This includes:

  • Antiviral disinfectants - useful for eliminating contagious germs and protecting your employees from viruses and diseases.
  • Virucidal trigger spray - a surface disinfectant that will kill germs on desktops and washroom counters.
  • Hand gel - a hand sanitiser that comes with 70% alcohol and helps employees to keep their hands free from germs, reducing the risk of spreading illness via contact
  • Alcohol based wipes
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Glass cleaner
  • Bactericidal washroom cleaner

2. Eco-Friendly Packaging

The packaging of eco-friendly products matters just as much as the products themselves. Using sustainable packaging materials will add just that extra bit of protection for the environment, helping you to do your bit and become a more attractive and reputable option for clients.

Eco-friendly packaging uses biodegradable material that can be composted. All of the materials are completely recyclable, avoiding single-use plastics that do more harm to the environment. 

This will help to reduce the amount of waste generated from the cleaning process. This way, the packaging materials can be reused - think refillable containers - or they can be disposed of safely. The materials used will be repurposed, reducing the need to make more packaging from the planet’s natural resources.

Other examples of eco-friendly packaging include:

  • Bioplastics
  • Unbleached cardboard
  • Corrugated cardboard

3. Eco-Friendly Cleaning Procedures

It’s not just eco-friendly cleaning products that can help conserve the environment. The procedures used during cleaning can also be optimised for sustainability, crafting a stronger eco-friendly image for your business and giving you an edge over others in your industry. 

Reduce Water Usage

Conserving water usage is one of the best ways to ensure we are following eco-friendly cleaning standards. When washing windows or mopping floors, it’s easy to waste water. Perhaps a hose is left running while not being used or water is spilled during the cleaning process. 

We will clean hard surfaces without water, instead substituting products such as cloths, sponges, and using biodegradable cleaning products that don’t require water usage. 

At the most, cloths and sponges will have to be dampened allowing us to carry out high-quality cleaning with as little waste as possible. 

Steam Cleaning

Steam cleaning is a great way to reduce water usage, making it one of the most eco-friendly cleaning processes available. It even eliminates the use of chemicals entirely as the steam runs purely on water. 

Steam cleaning is excellent for removing germs and allergens in the air as well as helping to eliminate mould and mildew growth. This helps to eliminate the risk of indoor pollution, creating a healthier environment for your employees with great results that don’t leave behind any residue.

Purchase Indoor Plants

Plants are a great addition to any office looking to go green as they have numerous beneficial qualities such as purifying air. Plants can absorb a number of pollutants in the air and improve the humidity of the workplace by keeping oxygen levels high. 

Some examples of air purifying plants are:

  • Snake plant
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Spider plant
  • Aloe vera
  • Dragon tree
  • Chinese evergreen
  • Kentia palm

These plants can help in keeping the air clear of chemicals such as formaldehyde that can be found in detergents and other cleaning products like dishwasher liquid. They are a great alternative to using chemically based air fresheners and purifiers, keeping your office green in both a literal and figurative sense. 

Benefits of Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Eco-friendly cleaning is all about protecting both the environment and your employees and visitors from the adverse effects of chemicals used for cleaning. 

1. Reduces Pollution

One of the most obvious and important benefits of green cleaning is the reduction of pollution in the atmosphere. With cleaner air resulting from eco-friendly cleaning practices, we help to contribute to less smog and cleaner drinking water.

As we touched on earlier, eco-friendly cleaning products and packaging help to reduce your carbon footprint, creating a more sustainable business model. 

2. Uses Less Natural Resources

The process through which packaging for cleaning products is made involves the use of copious amounts of crude oil that is fashioned into plastic. 

Using biodegradable packaging eliminates the need to extract and refine oil, allowing cleaning products to be packaged more conscientiously. 

The chemicals used in common cleaning products are also based on mining natural resources from which the resources are then purified to create more chemicals. Using eco-friendly cleaning products negates this whole process by using natural and organic ingredients. 

3. Safer Around People

Aside from the effect on the environment, the use of natural ingredients in eco-friendly products also helps to safeguard the health and well-being of your employees and clients. 

Some of the health issues that can occur through the use of cleaning chemicals include:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma and other respiratory problems
  • Headaches
  • Chemical burns
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Cancer

Through our use of green cleaning supplies, we can help you  avoid these health issues, leading to a safer and more positive work environment that benefits everyone. 

Creating a cleaner work environment can also have a strong impact on the mental health of your employees with plants reducing stress and even reducing noise levels, absorbing sound to reduce distractions and help your staff to focus on their work. 

4. Effective Cleaning Performance

Some may worry that naturally-sourced cleaning supplies may not be as effective as the chemical cleaners many people are used to but don’t worry! Eco-friendly products are just as effective at cleaning. 

In some ways, green cleaning can be better for cleaning. Stronger chemicals can often run the risk of damaging surfaces. Sustainable alternatives do not use harsh chemicals so your more delicate and sensitive surfaces will be better preserved during the cleaning process. 

This can include protecting the integrity and vibrancy of any fabrics in your office and preventing marble floors from being discoloured or scratched. 

In this modern era, it’s easier than ever to access sustainable cleaning products to help your office go green and be more conscientious towards the health of both the environment and your employees. 

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our eco-friendly cleaning practices and how we can help your office become more sustainable in the future.

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