5 Eco Friendly Cleaning Tips
With less than a month left for holidays, your office is scheduled for its annual cleaning ritual before the decorations go up. An office might not be covered in grease and grime you would find in a home, but it’s a high-traffic area too. So, you will be sweeping off layers of dust, tackling piles of paper and even a few stubborn coffee stains on tables.
Except for some scrubbing, cleaning out an office is not very hard work. To add, you have a few handy cleaner products that work like magic getting rid of the dirt in less time. But little do we realize the burden of these toxic solutions on the environment. Hence, there is need for an eco-friendly attitude. Right here in this article we have 5 tips for green cleaning.
1) Switch to eco-friendly products
The racks at supermarkets are lined with green cleaning products. You can choose them over their chemical counterparts. What makes these cleaning products better is that they contain biodegradable, ingredients that do not harm the environment in any way. They are not petroleum-based.
2) Ingredients from the kitchen cabinet
Want to kick the greenness a notch higher? You can make homemade, 100% natural cleaning products by using a few everyday ingredients from the kitchen cabinet. Baking soda is a master cleaner for that matter. Vinegar is another to name.
Sprinkle baking soda on carpeted areas before vacuuming them. It gets rid of the musty smell.
Wipe surfaces with a solution of water and vinegar to disinfect them.
Essential oils like lavender, lemon grass, peppermint and eucalyptus repel insects and also leaves your room smelling pleasant.
Use olive oil to polish your furniture.
Finally, lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide and club soda are effective stain removers.
3) Potted plants for cleaner air
The air quality in your office is directly related to the health of your employees. Air that is charged with dust mites and other germs increase the chances of air borne infections. It can also give the room an unpleasant odour. Keep the windows open to allow for proper ventilation. A few potted plants around the office also replenish the air and leave the room smelling fresh. They absorb toxins such as ammonia, benzene and formaldehyde. You can skip the air freshener. Boil a few natural herbs instead and let the fragrance spread around.
4) Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
The latest buzz is that we are moving towards a paperless office. While the intention is a noble one, it is highly impossible. Paper also amounts to a lot of office waste. The solution is to recycle and reuse wherever possible. Sheets of paper, those that have been used only one side, can be used for rough work. All paper waste can be sent for recycling instead of sending them through the shredder. Even plastic items can be sent for recycling. Also, where possible reduce the use of paper.
5) Eco cleaning services
In some cases, the workload is too large to be left with any time to do the cleaning personally. In that case you can hire an eco cleaning services. There are a lot of eco-friendly cleaning companies using green products and cleaning techniques.
If you are looking for a company offering commercial and office cleaning London, Green Eco Clean is a name you can bank on. We are a London professional Cleaning company. We send in only the best and trained professionals to take care of your office cleaning requirements right from furniture to the floor. We are an eco-powered cleaning company that takes environment preservation very seriously. For more information, simply contact us here and let us know what you are looking for.