Healthy Cleaning Practices for Commercial Spaces
The long-term health of a business’s employees, customers and the environment depends on safe cleaning practices. Whether it is used in homes or businesses, chemical cleaners can be toxic if not used according to the label instructions. Proper cleaning techniques provide a safe and healthy environment without putting staff or customers at risk.
Why Should Businesses Care About Healthy Cleaning Practices?
Businesses should prioritise healthy cleaning practices to not only protect the health of their staff and customers but also to protect their reputation. A business that does not take proper safety measures when it comes to cleaning is more likely to get complaints and negative reviews, which could have a lasting impact on its success
Additionally, when employees work in an environment with poor air quality or other unhealthy conditions, they are more likely to suffer from associated illnesses such as asthma, allergies, and respiratory problems. This can lead to a decrease in productivity and higher turnover rates as sick employees take days off from work due to their ailments.
What Are Some Safe Cleaning Techniques?
When it comes to commercial spaces, there are certain steps that can be taken for healthier and safer cleaning practices:
Regularly vacuuming carpets or rugs is essential for eliminating dust mites and other allergens from the air. Vacuum cleaners with anti-allergen filters are especially helpful in minimizing airborne allergens while vacuuming.
All surfaces should be cleaned regularly using microfiber cloths or mops because these materials collect dirt efficiently without leaving behind any extra lint or residue that could worsen air quality.
Businesses should use cleaners specifically designed for the surfaces being cleaned (glass, tiles, wood). Different types of surfaces may require different products depending on their finish (glossy versus matte).
Use natural products wherever possible; they often have fewer chemicals compared to traditional cleaners. Essential oils like lemon, lavender and tea tree oil are some examples of natural alternatives that can help break down dirt safely and effectively.
Ensure ventilation by opening windows during the day so that fresh air can circulate through the space; this helps keep air quality high by removing odours and pollutants from indoor spaces.
Natural Disinfectants with Antiviral Properties
In addition to using natural cleaning products whenever possible, businesses should look into using natural disinfectants with antiviral properties such as ethanol alcohol (in concentrations between 70% – 90%) or hydrogen peroxide (in concentrations below 3%). These ingredients can help eliminate bacteria, viruses, mould and fungi on both hard surfaces like countertops as well as fabrics like furniture upholstery and bed linens when sprayed or wiped directly onto them.
Taking steps towards healthier cleaning practices is important for ensuring a safe environment for both employees and customers alike. By following the aforementioned tips for properly vacuuming areas prone to dust build up along with using natural products whenever necessary; businesses will be able keep disease-causing particles out of indoor environments while promoting public trust in their brand.
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