Momar Sales Support mentions using Neutra-Dis and other disinfectants sparingly during routine facility cleaning. Sales Support recommends using disinfectants only on touch-point surfaces such as door handles, sinks, toilets, and phones while cleaning all other surfaces with an appropriate all-purpose cleaner such as Green Heat, Vigor, or Neutrox. Cleaning tips like this are an example of “Green Cleaning.” As green cleaning chemicals, green floor care products, green paper goods, and green equipment continue to gain momentum, more and more facilities are finding value in adopting green cleaning procedures. More and more people are starting to realize that green cleaning programs reduce exposure of building occupants, visitors, and custodians to potentially hazardous soils, chemicals, and microorganisms.
The techniques of green cleaning aren’t significantly different from those employed in traditional cleaning systems. However, while traditional cleaning systems tend to focus on the appearance of clean, green cleaning focuses on reducing potential negative exposures to both human health and the environment while establishing cleaning schedules and methods that yield truly cleaner buildings.
Some examples of green cleaning procedures that can be adopted by any facility:
The concept of green cleaning — reducing health and environmental impacts — can be applied to any systemized cleaning process such as steam cleaning, day cleaning, zone cleaning, and so on. The key point is that cleaning is a process, and green cleaning is more than just switching a few chemicals or using recycled products. Green cleaning involves some procedural improvements designed to result in more efficient and more effective cleaning.
Touch Points Sustainable Chemistry
Indoor Air Quality
Limiting Chemical Exposure