Green cleaning can benefit any type of facility, but if you manage a healthcare facility, using a contract cleaning service dedicated to sustainable cleaning methods can make your space safer and healthier. Cleaning is essential for preventing healthcare associated infections (HAIs), but some cleaning practices can actually have a negative effect due to the use of toxic chemicals. Instead of improving conditions in your facility, these practices can actually harm your patients and medical staff.
Going green involves using products made from eco-friendly ingredients instead of those laden with toxins that can cause skin and respiratory problems. A more sustainable approach to cleaning also includes choosing products that are biodegradable and help conserve precious natural resources.
In healthcare facilities, choosing green practices has the following benefits:
Increased safety for staff.
Your cleaning staff experiences long-term exposure to cleaning compounds. If these compounds contain toxic chemicals, they are at risk to neurological impairments, cancer and other serious health concerns.
Reduced health hazards.
Contacting and inhaling toxic chemicals can cause a plethora of health issues. Switching to a contract cleaner who uses green products eliminates these compounds and chemicals and can significantly reduce the risk of asthma and skin conditions.
Reduced carbon footprint.
Green cleaning is eco-friendly! Choosing a contractor cleaner who uses sustainable products means your carbon footprint will be lower, which benefits the entire planet.