Cleaning chemicals are a major culprit of allergies, asthma, poor indoor air quality, and excessive sick days. Prolonged exposure to cleaning chemicals can cause mild to severe side effects and create lasting, long-term health issues. Switching to green cleaning products will assist in creating a healthier work environment and prevent the wear and tear of surfaces. We’ve put together the top natural cleaners for your office kitchen that actually work.
Lemon juice is a great multi-purpose cleaner for its acidic, anti-bacterial properties. It neutralizes odours, bleaches stains, polishes stainless steel, and cuts grease. Lemon juice and baking soda combined create a lifting agent.
Baking soda is a deodorizer and stain remover for all types of surfaces. It helps cut grease, cleans the dishwasher, unclogs drains, and acts as a carpet and upholstery deodorizer. This natural cleaner doesn’t expire easily, which makes it ideal to have around the office.
White vinegar is similar to lemon juice with its anti-bacterial and disinfecting properties. This versatile, natural cleaner cleans windows, disinfects surfaces, cleans drains, cuts grease, removes stains from carpets, and cleans the inside of a coffee maker, microwave, and dishwasher.
Some of the best essential oils to use at the office include tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil. Essential oils remove scuffs from floors, clean toilets, remove grime from windows, and create fly repellent. In a diffuser, essential oils purify the air, remove unpleasant odours, improve clarity and focus, boost mood, and create a calm feeling.
Olive oil is ideal for shining wood, leather, stainless steel, and plant leaves, and assists in cutting grease and grime. Delicate rattan and wicker furniture can benefit from olive oil by hydration. A little olive oil on a cloth will prevent rattan and wicker furniture from cracking and keep it in good condition.
Natural cleaners are the best option for cleaning an office space. Eco-friendly store bought cleaning products are an effective alternative. Mixing of natural cleaning products should never be done without thorough research and reading of labels. Hiring a professional office cleaning company will prevent unnecessary safety hazards and ensure a healthy workplace.
As a Vancouver office cleaning company, we understand how important green cleaning is. We only use high quality green cleaning products that cause zero or very little waste and toxic pollution. We also have our ECOLOGO® certification and are a member of Canada’s Green Building Council. This means we have a green plan in place that has been approved and audited, and we are committed to reducing our waste and environmental impact. Looking for an eco-friendly office cleaning company in Vancouver? Call our expert team!