Does Your Office Use Green Cleaning?

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Hello, my name is Dr. Don and I want to welcome you to this Delta Janitorial Systems article where I’m going to answer a question we often get from prospective clients and that is: Does Delta Janitorial Systems use “green office cleaning”?

The simple and quick answer to that question is – yes we do – Delta Janitorial Systems does use green office cleaning processes, products and equipment. But the more important question that some of you may be asking is – so what? Who cares and why does green office cleaning even matter? What’s the big deal about green cleaning?

Green office cleaning is the answer to a big problem that you should be very interested in and that problem is indoor air quality. You see most offices have contained air conditioning and heating systems that recycle the same air over and over.

That means that dirt and toxins are brought into the environment but it’s difficult to get them out. Our office interiors like new carpet, freshly painted walls, new furniture are made of synthetic materials that give off what are called VOC’s. That stands for volatile organic compounds. These aren’t good for our health and often are the cause of headaches and allergies.

That “new” smell isn’t the healthiest thing for you. But the off gassing of synthetic building materials declines with time.

However, synthetic building materials aren’t the only things that contribute to unhealthy indoor air quality. Believe it or not, your janitorial service may be one of the biggest contributors to the problem.

Many of the cleaning products used in standard janitorial service cleaning are very toxic to indoor air quality. These cleaning products may clean very well but they also give off VOC’s that are bad for our health and bad indoor air quality in general. It’s not just the cleaning products either; many janitorial services use commercial upright vacuum cleaners that spew small dust particles back into the air you breathe. Over time these small particles build up and create a very unhealthy environment.

You may not realize it but airborne dust particles are one of the main carriers of viruses and disease.

Green office cleaning uses cleaning products that don’t off-gas toxins and green cleaning  uses dust containment technology that removes dust particles down to a fraction of a micron so that indoor air quality actually improves with each cleaning.

This can make a huge difference in the health and attendance of your staff. A good example of this is a Syracuse school district that switched to green cleaning. The switch led to a massive improvement in attendance.

Now consider this; the students had no idea that janitorial cleaning practices had changed and they probably wouldn’t have cared any way. But attendance significantly improved.

So you can see that green office cleaning is important because it improves the health and productivity of the staff. That makes more money for the business.

And  … green office cleaning costs no more than standard janitorial service practices. So if it all cost the same, why not demand green cleaning for your offices.

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17 Responses to “Does Your Office Use Green Cleaning?”

  1. Sarah

    I would love to know more about green cleaning! Personally I work in a cubical farm, so if there is a way to keep from getting sick here I would love to explore it more. This has definatly opened my eyes, and I plan on researching more on green office cleaning and hopefully appealing to my boss about it.

  2. Ram Bansal

    Delta Janitorial Systems green cleaning is the most wanted cleaning system for modern offices which hardly have fresh air inlets, making them hazardous for the health of those working there. The system’s provision of fresh air to the office environment meets a long standing demand of our offices. A wide publicity to this revolutionary concept is going to change the way offices are today.

  3. jorja

    I love this idea the air at work is far from clean you have all kind of nastys smelling up everywhere, and it’s jus the small things like i work in a factory with clothe but the cleaning supplies they use you can actually taste them and smell it off your clothes when you get home, and iv never even seen them actually scrubbing it with bleach like it smells, maybe its just the factory it self, so this i think is an amazing idea, should be standard for all work places

  4. Lucy M

    Wow amazing! I think everybody should switch to this green cleaning and discard the old janitorial cleaning system. Green cleaning is promotes good health and it is environmental friendly, so why stick with the old system when there is an improved cleaning?

  5. Thomas Cruz

    I think this is really a very good idea about cleaning. I thought all cleaning was the same. I never thought this form of cleaning called green cleaning can really have a good effect but with safer environment.

  6. j_foster

    Dust and the air we inhale over and over is the main cause of diseases in the offices. People should try this new era of cleaning. And you’ll see how big it differs from your standard cleaning.

  7. j_cruz

    I’m working 9 hours everyday and I’m really concern about myself getting physically fit and healthy. Since I read about this article, I want to voice it out to my boss. I believe, he’ll take time and think about this Delta Janitorial System. Are there any numbers need to be dialed to reach these guys?

  8. mcmay

    Now I’m being knowledgable about this things. Dr. Don is Delta Janitorial System available for services in Florida? I want to know, cause I’m interested.

  9. phollow

    I’m more concerned if this green cleaning system will cost us much. Yes, I believe that the air inhaled are recycled which may lead to someone’s illness. I wanna try this out Dr.Don. Thanks for posting.

  10. gcullin

    I certainly agree that with use of green cleaning it can improve peoples effectiveness in our offices. Way back 2009; our office in Ohio uses standard cleaning for janitorial services. Before the year ends it was our critical work days, where a massive absence occurred. All of them got respiratory diseases due to toxins inhaled.

  11. Dallas Janitorial Services

    Green cleaning costs no more and in many cases, it actually costs less.

  12. Marychris N.

    As usual Delta Janitorial have done an incredible job. Great post and very informative. Cheers and Good Luck!

  13. Terry

    I definitely think offices should switch to green cleaning. Why not, if it’s safer for us and the environment, and doesn’t cost any more?

  14. Robin

    I definitely care about the environment, but I definitely care about myself and the quality of the air I’m breathing in at work. I’d like it if my office used less toxic cleaning chems.

  15. Kelly

    Thanks for the post! I never really thought about it before, but this is a really compelling argument for “green” cleaning.

  16. Beau

    The example you posted about the Syracuse school district is really interesting. If you could post the exact numbers, I’m sure many of us who are in favor of green cleaning would be interested in seeing them!

  17. Richards

    I have to agree. Green cleaning is so much better for everyone involved, and it’s no extra cost. Great article! Keep spreading the word, hopefully my supervisor will see this and take note!

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