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Janitorial Supplies that are Eco-Friendly

There are several reasons why your business might choose to use eco-friendly or “green” cleaning products for commercial cleaning – but here are a few more. Typically, office cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can impact your employees. On the surface they may appear to be clean, but the chemicals from harsher cleaning products often result in undetectable fumes by smell, and can lower indoor air quality within your office building. Cleaners that are not eco-friendly have also been known to potentially cause problems such as irritation of the eyes, lethargic behavior and skin irritations. If consistently used, they could eventually lead to diseases or other health conditions.

Some of these issues are dependent upon the type of building or workspace, actual employee job duties, and how long employees occupy the building.  As an example, hospital staff are often exposed to these cleaning chemicals for a much longer duration because the more frequent cleanings, longer hours and different areas of work.  Consider this example when you are evaluating your office environment. In addition to eliminating harsh chemicals, “green” cleaners can improve the health of employees and create a healthier environment for customers as well.

Here are some of our top selling eco-friendly brands:

Seventh Generation Natural Eco-Friendly All-Purpose Cleaner

Seventh Generation Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

Spray – 0.25 gal (32 fl oz) – 1 Each – Clear

  • Nontoxic cleaner leaves nothing behind but a beautiful, streak-free shine
  • Effectively removes grease, grime and dirt without creating harsh fumes
  • VOC-free formula works great on marble, granite, stainless steel and many other surfaces
  • Free and Clear of dyes and synthetic fragrances
  • USDA Certified Bio-based 91%

 Simple Green Clean Building Carpet Cleaner Concentrate

Liquid Solution – 1 gal (128 fl oz) – 1 Each – Sand

  • Specially formulated for government environmentally preferable product purchasing programs and LEED use
  • Meets Green Seal Green GS 37 Standard for Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use
  • Carpet and Rug Institute certified for use on carpets in pre-spray and extraction cleaning
  • Nontoxic, noncaustic, nonflammable formula
  • No added scent

Spray Nine Earth Soap Bio-Based Cleaner/Degreaser

Spray – 0.25 gal (32 fl oz) – 1 / Each – Clear

  • Washes parts with industrial-strength power
  • Makes up to 5 gallons of cleaning solution
  • Use on machinery, metal parts, tools, AGE equipment, floors, toolboxes and countertops
  • Easily removes dirt, grease, carbon, oil, adhesives, soot, smoke, stains and much more
  • VOC-compliant; contains no solvents, butyl, phosphates or other harsh chemicals

Office Furniture & Collaboration Designs

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Most of us working in office settings know that times and surroundings have changed.  Large companies with a single location have become rare, as many enterprises now have global locations with employees in several office locations, as well as those telecommuting.  Collaboration between employees and independent contractors who could be working from anywhere in the world is now commonplace.  Collaboration studies have shown drastic improvements in employee morale, as well as double digit boosts in productivity.  Creating this culture in the office starts with creating an environment with your office furniture that can easily adapt to more fluid surroundings.

A key component of collaboration design is creating a working area where your team can easily gather for meetings, suggestion sessions or project-specific brainstorming. Modular furniture that can be re-designed and re-purposed for both team environments and for more private, focused-work settings is also a key element of a collaborative workplace.

Our full-service furniture division, Environments Denver, has implemented popular designs including double-sided benching workstations with tackable fabric screens to create individual privacy, as seen here with our 90Octane office design. Another option apart from double-sided benching can be accomplished with individual workstations that incorporate open office design, while still including privacy features – as can be seen here with the office furniture design project we did for Crestcom. As you can see from these examples, creating a professional, functional and inviting work space is easier than it looks!

Breakroom Cleaning Checklist

Breakroom Cleaning Checklist

No matter how many employees you have, whether it’s 4 or 100, you still need to make sure the breakroom is clean and sanitized. If you don’t have a janitorial service, you can setup a rotation for each employee to contribute to the cleaning.  Here’s a quick checklist you can use to help keep your breakroom clean:

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Also check out these products for helping you keep your breakroom clean:

Clorox Pump'N Clean

Clorox Pump’N Clean #CLO31150

Zep Streak-free Glass Cleaner

Zep Streak-free Glass Cleaner #ZPEZU112032

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Pad

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Pad #PGC82027PK

 

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