Over the last decade, organic cleaning products in the home have become more and more popular. Part of the reason for this was a surge in education about what chemicals are in traditional cleaning products and how they can be detrimental to your health and to the environment. Online resources began to emerge in huge numbers and companies started to respond to the trend by giving people green alternatives to their usual cleaning products.
While the green cleaning phenomenon has been largely centered in the home rather than in commercial facilities and businesses, people are beginning to get curious about the cleaning products used by businesses where they or their family spend a lot of their time. Spaces such as schools, day care centers, and even restaurants and coffee shops are considering making the switch to green cleaning product alternatives. Of course, commercial cleaning has higher standards of sanitation than those of households due to health regulations. Perhaps that’s the reason why commercial facilities are just now starting to explore green cleaning products. However many facilities are finding that organic cleaning products are just as effective, if not more so, than the chemical products they previously used. Plus, they are getting positive feedback from customers.
Is your facility considering making the switch to green cleaning products? If so, here are some things to consider, and some products that could help get you started.
Why Go Green for Your Facility?
People choose to switch to green cleaning products for a variety of reasons. For many, the objective is to keep their children or pets safe. For others, it’s to create cleaner air and surfaces in their home. For others still, it’s to minimize their contribution to the contamination of lakes and other water sources.
It’s no news to facility managers and janitorial companies that traditional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals. Some products must be handled with personal protective equipment, and some of the products on Worldwide Janitor must be handled only by authorized or licensed personnel. Degreasers are perhaps some of the most harsh cleaning chemicals. They are corrosive and extremely hazardous if they come into contact with the body. They must be used with goggles, gloves, and other appropriate PPE.
But even more “mild” cleaners contain ingredients that are not necessarily good for our health. For example, many dish soaps and deodorizers cleaners contain phthalates, which is categorized by the EPA as a “probable carcinogen.” Phthalates are also known to trigger asthma attacks and other health problems, especially in people with chronic health problems and small children. You can see why facilities that regularly serve small children might consider switching to safer cleaning products.
Almost all liquid dishwashing detergent and antibacterial hand soap contains an active ingredient called triclosan, known to cause an overgrowth of algae in rivers and streams.
Ammonia is another common ingredient in cleaning products, found in glass and window cleaners as well as in cleaners for fixtures and sinks. Ammonia is a harmful chemical that can cause irritation of the skin, eyes, and lungs. Many households and facilities alike are working to eradicate their space of chemicals like these.
An Alternative Solution for Commercial Facilities
There are still limited products available wholesale for commercial facilities interested in switching to organic cleaning products. But here at Worldwide Janitor, we offer several organic products that you can safely use. They are perfect for churches, schools, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery retailers, office buildings, and more. All of our products can be purchased individually or in bulk, so that you can try them first before making them a regular product in your facility.
Worldwide Janitor organic cleaning products contain no ammonia, acids, harsh caustics, dyes, fragrances, chelating agents, silicates, or butyl. They are completely biodegradable, non-flammable, non-corrosive, and contain less than 1% VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds, which are emitted as gases from liquid cleaning products, causing health hazards if they are inhaled. These cleaning products are also made without nonyl-phenol ethoxylated surfactants and they have a neutral pH.
A versatile organic cleaner, the organic all-purpose cleaner concentrate can safely be used on plastic, Plexiglas, chrome, porcelain, stainless steel, restroom fixtures, and countertops. With this cleaner, you can get the same quality, deep clean that you expect from other all-purpose cleaners without the chemicals that are harmful to the environment and the health of your facility visitors.
This easy-to-use all-purpose cleaner is ideal for use in bathrooms, kitchenettes, elevators, and anywhere else you need to disinfect surfaces without the smell, residue, and hazards of chemical products. This product is also phosphate free, so you can have strong cleaning power without harming rivers and streams.
This product allows an alternative to using traditional window, mirror, and glass cleaners that typically contain ammonia. Get the clear window shine you expect without contaminating the air and putting your building patrons at risk.
Worldwide Janitor is excited to be carrying an organic degreaser, one of only a few available like it on the market today. Degreasers are notorious for being particularly toxic and hazardous chemicals. This degreaser offers an alternative that will make your staff and facility users both safer without sacrificing effectiveness.
Whether you’re interested in going the traditional route with strong chemical solutions or going green in your facility, Worldwide Janitor has the products you’re looking for available in bulk to save you money. Check out all of our organic cleaning products here.