3 Common Examples of Green Commercial Cleaning Methods

Whether or not your business caters directly to the public such as with a restaurant or diner, you still want to keep your workplace as clean and hygienic as possible. One of the ways to do that is to contract with a commercial cleaner. These professionals offer services such as window cleaning, carpet cleaning, wood floor cleaning, hydro-jetting and even graffiti removal, to keep your premises looking nice.

But a newer system of cleaning, known as green cleaning may offer you environmentally conscious methods of cleaning. If you're not familiar with green cleaning, here is a quick primer.

Multi Filtration Vacuums 

One of the most efficient 'green' cleaning methods that commercial cleaners use are multi-filtration vacuums which use HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters that are designed to remove more allergens, pollens and particulates from carpets, which results in less of those pollutants entering your workplace.

One of the hidden hazards in many commercial facilities, especially non-factory spaces with wall to wall carpet, is that the air quality becomes compromised over time, and when a standard vacuum is run over the fibres, the trapped particulates aren't suctioned into the vacuum, but instead become airborne. Multi filtration commercial vacuums help to eliminate that problem, and typically come equipped with a main tank, a dust bag, main filter, microfilter and HEPA exhaust filter.

Microfibre Cleaning 

With commercial green cleaning, the goal is to reduce the amount of bacteria and allergens at your business, without the use of harsh chemicals and toxins. One of the most common methods for cleaning surfaces, such as bathroom and kitchen counters, is the use of microfibre cloths.

Microfibre is a synthetic fibre made from nylon and polyester, in which the fibres are kept whole, instead of being split, resulting in a flatter and more absorbent material that can not only wipe up spills without losing its absorbency, but is also ideal for removing bacteria from non-porous surfaces. Instead of moving dirt and dust from one area of a surface to another, microfibre picks up the dirt far more efficiently than paper towels or a rag, and it can be washed and reused many times without losing its ability to clean effectively.

Flat Mopping 

Unlike the standard string mops, commercial cleaners use a flat mopping method, in which the cleaning solution flows from the handle of the mop down to the flat mop head, which means that there is no dipping of the mop into dirty water. Flat mops are made from microfibre, and they are lighter and more easy to use than traditional mops, because they're not weighed down with dirty old water from a frequently used bucket.

There is also a huge reduction in bacteria when flat mopping, and because there's no time wasted wringing out the mop, dipping the mop and moving the bucket as the floor is being cleaned, the commercial cleaner will finish the job quicker. This could result in saved time and money.

Learn more about other eco-friendly cleaning practices by contacting local services such as Delron Carpet Cleaning Service.