As temperatures rise and summer settles in, it’s the perfect time to consider freshening up your office space and revamping your cleaning practices. It is also the ideal time to consider how your current cleaning practices are affecting the environment. Adopting more eco-friendly cleaning measures will not only reduce your business’s carbon footprint, but it will also help promote a healthier workspace.

Here are some sustainable cleaning tips to keep your office sparkling clean this summer.

Use Microfibre Cloths

Eliminate disposable cleaning wipes and paper towels from your everyday office cleaning and instead opt for eco-friendly reusable microfibre cloths. These cloths are highly effective at trapping dust, dirt, and bacteria without harsh chemicals. Microfibre cloths are durable, washable, and significantly reduce the waste produced by your office in comparison to single-use paper towels and wipes.

Utilize Essential Oils

Unpleasant odours are common in office spaces due to shared garbage and compost bins, lunchrooms and communal bathrooms. Thankfully, there is an eco-friendly solution available. Essential oils add a pleasant scent to an office and have natural antibacterial and antiviral properties. Place a few drops at the bottom of your garbage/compost bins or in a diffuser to eliminate stale odours. Create green cleaning solutions by diluting a few drops of essential oil (such as tea tree, lavender, or lemon) with water in a spray bottle. This mixture is ideal for cleaning surfaces and leaves a refreshing aroma behind.

Invest in a HEPA Filter Vacuum

Another way to improve the indoor air quality of your office is by regularly dusting and vacuuming commercial carpets, upholstery, and vents. Investing in a HEPA Filter vacuum cleaner will trap dust and allergens more effectively than a regular vacuum. These filters not only improve your vacuum’s performance but also help reduce energy usage.  

Don’t Forget Baking Soda

Baking soda is a versatile and inexpensive cleaning agent that can tackle tough stains and odours. Sprinkle baking soda on office carpets before vacuuming to deodorize, or create a paste with water to scrub sinks and countertops. Its gentle abrasive properties make it effective and eco-friendly, without causing scratches or chemical buildup.

Choose An Eco-Friendly Office Cleaning Company

Hiring a professional cleaning company that prioritizes sustainability is beneficial. It is important to ensure you choose a cleaning company that uses eco-certified products and engages in practices that align with your office’s green goals.

Implementing eco-friendly summer cleaning tips into your office cleaning routine contributes to a healthier environment and creates a more sustainable workplace. Small changes in cleaning routines and office habits can create significant environmental benefits over time. 

Make the summertime a time for renewal—both for your office space and the planet. Clean Green Solutions is committed to keeping cleaning green, and together, we can make a positive impact, one eco-friendly cleaning practice at a time. Make the switch today! Contact their team now to request a free quote for your Vancouver or Richmond office.