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Commercial Cleaning Conundrum: Can You be Both Green AND Mean? 

Keeping Spaces Clean and Healthy for Everyone Even in a Health Crisis

While there are vaccines for COVID-19 widely available, there is one thing that the pandemic taught us all and that is the importance of ensuring public spaces are healthy.

COVID-19 really highlighted that a pandemic can strike at any time and that even as this current pandemic begins to recede, we need to be ready for the next one. 

We also know that harsh chemicals can really irritate people’s skin, eyes and lungs, especially those with sensitive skin or conditions such as asthma. It can be especially tough on employees who are repeatedly exposed to those harsh chemicals. 

That is why so many companies have switched to green cleaning. Green cleaning is not only a better option for the people who fill your company’s spaces, but it is also better for the environment. Over the years we have witnessed many companies switch to green cleaning to not only make their buildings more comfortable for visitors and employees, but to be socially conscious as well. 

So the question that looms over many companies in light of the pandemic is can you be both green and mean in your commercial cleaning?

The answer is yes! 

However, there are some best practices on how to incorporate green cleaning with serious disinfecting to prevent illness. 

The Best Approach to Being Green and Mean

Ensuring that your spaces are both clean and healthy is important. However, ensuring both means developing a plan that follows the guidance put forth by the EPA to determine:

  • What surfaces need to be cleaned
  • How they will be disinfected
  • How often they need to be cleaned

Each organization and building will have unique needs depending on the people who occupy it. You will also need to ensure that the green products you are using are effective and appropriate. 

For these reasons, it is recommended that you call in the experts to help. A commercial cleaning company that is LEED certified will be able to help you develop the appropriate cleaning plan for your needs, revise it as needed, and ensure that the cleaning products used are both safe and healthy for everyone. A great cleaning company will also train their employees on proper cleaning practices, ensuring that your spaces are cleaned effectively and thoroughly each and every time.

A commercial cleaning company will be able to help you keep up with your cleaning strategy and plan. This includes daily, weekly and monthly scheduling of particular cleaning aspects (for example, you don’t need to shampoo your carpets every day!) and even day porter services that can help keep high traffic areas clean throughout the day.  

Hiring a commercial cleaning company is also a much more cost effective option. Cleaning companies own and maintain the necessary equipment for proper cleaning as well as continue to educate and train their employees, which could otherwise be costly for organizations.

Florida’s Dependable Commercial Cleaning Provider

AK Building Services is a LEED Certified commercial cleaning company servicing south Florida. We offer an extensive portfolio from medical facility cleaning to schools to office buildings. Contact us today to learn how we can help you keep your public spaces clean and healthy for all and to get a free quote!

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