When it comes to cleaning your business, you want to know you’re doing your part to support the environment in addition to supporting your bottom line. After all, if every business cut corners, we would be in terrible shape. The good news is keeping your commercial space clean while doing your part doesn’t need to be difficult, it just requires proper planning and mindfulness. Here are some suggestions so you can feel confident your business is running in top notch condition without contributing to environmental issues in an adverse way.
Hire Professional Cleaners
This is an important starting place. Although not strictly necessary, we encourage you to hire professionals for a number of reasons. First, it’s probably less expensive for you, even if this may not appear to be the case. Instead of paying your workers premium wages to operate outside of their profession, a cleaning crew can do what they do best with all the resources to support their efforts. This results in a cheaper clean, as you’re saving on inefficient overhead costs, but also a cleaner workspace as it’s being done by professionals with the heavy-duty tools to get the job done fast and right. Any cleaning crew worth hiring will be happy to answer any questions about their methods and products. They won’t be afraid to compare quotes so you can be positive that you’re making the best selection for your needs and for the environment.
On a regular basis, this is a big way businesses can contribute to the overall good of the environment. The good news is that it’s usually even easier to recycle at work than at home as there are so many strictly-recycling needs in an office. Printer paper, food product wrappings, and everyday supplies can often be recycled with great ease. The best method to doing so is to simply make recycling-designated bins widely available anywhere there is a regular need for recyclable products.
Do your research on any cleaning supplies you stock yourself and take care to purchase non-toxic cleaners. Many heavily perfumed items do not make the cut on this list – these are also often common irritants that may be having adverse effects on you or your employees, even without your awareness. There are many environmentally friendly cleaning options out there, so you should have no problem doing just a little bit of research so you can make sure to load those items as the regular purchases on your inventory list.
Easy to Clean Furniture and Flooring
Even if this is not an expense you’re ready to make now, consider keeping it in mind when the time comes around. Instead of carpets and porous furniture, when your business needs a refresh, try tiles, metal furniture, or similar materials. Not only are these items much easier to clean, but they are also easier to keep nice and professional looking as a result.
No matter what your cleaning needs are, there are always ways to improve without negatively impacting your bottom line, or the energy needed to get the job done so you can get back to work. The environment will thank you for it, and you’ll know you’re doing right by the communities you serve!