Every building has a bathroom. Offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, restaurants. We could go on. You name it, it has a bathroom. Despite being so universal, what most people don’t realize is how dirty their bathrooms really are.
Back in 2018, I tagged along on a sales call to an elementary school to learn about chemical free cleaning. Being new to the technology, I was still quite skeptical about the need for sustainable cleaning solutions, but visiting that school completely changed my perspective.
A new school year is about to begin and school maintenance crews are getting ready to go to war against spilled milk, sticky floors, and every other mess that’s bound to happen when hundreds of children are together.
Companies have begun to embrace sustainability, and while many companies market their products and services as “sustainable,” they rarely take the time to define it. This ambiguity can make it difficult for the public to understand why so many companies have adopted sustainability as a business model.
Cannabis growers know that the quality of their product corresponds with the cleanliness of their grow facilities. Keeping pests, mold, viruses, and bacteria under control is a constant concern for growers. In response, many turn to hash sanitizers and pesticides to protect their plants.
When we think of the word “clean”, our minds go right to a smell: pine, lemon, ocean breeze, lavender, or some other fresh scent. The reason we think this way is because modern cleaning agents are filled with strong scents to help mask the smell of their harsh chemical ingredients!
Recently, the scientific community has raised concerns over the use of QACs. Prior to the global pandemic, these chemicals were used more sparingly in industrial settings. In recent years, QACs are now used universally throughout public spaces such as schools and even homes.
It has become increasingly clear that many cleaning products are sources of exposure to dangerous chemicals. New research into the ingredients of common consumer products has shown that many contain many harmful chemicals.
A study published by the Journal of the International Ozone Association has found that Aqueous Ozone is easy on human hands. Many people experience skin irritation caused by chemical-laden cleaning products. Aqueous ozone has been promoted as an alternative to harsh soaps and cleaning chemicals.
On October 25, Clorox recalled many of their scented multi-surface Pine-Sol ® cleaners over concerns that bottles might contain Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a harmful bacterium that causes infections of the blood and lungs.
Your utility bill can be a major expense especially if you are in an industry that uses large quantities of water. Whether you’re a laundromat, water park, hotel, or other industry that has high water usage, managing water consumption is an important part of business.
Keeping your facility free of harmful pathogens is one of the top priorities of any long-term care facility. However, many of the harsh chemical cleaners often used can be harmful to vulnerable senior residents and staff.