Thousands of students attend school everyday, with the inclusive of teachers, lecturers and staff who work for the schools. Many schools struggle with maintaining standards and behavior. The issues of environment and good health sometimes fall through the cracks. The reality is not further from the truth that, like in classrooms, the air quality to some people is unsatisfactory and in most cases, the exposure to toxic substances found indoors can be life threatening especially to kids. With no worries, Oohesy Cleaning Services is here to help schools adopt green cleaning.
What is green cleaning?
Green cleaning is defined as a combination of products, practices and equipment to clean effectively while protecting the environment and the health of the people in that environment. In another meaning, going green is using environmental friendly chemicals while reducing waste and increasing cleaning efficiency. Did you know that cleaning, with the aim removing dirt and impurities on surfaces, can be harmful to the environment and its people?
In the effort of implementing a successful Green Cleaning program in schools, all custodians, staff, and students should be familiar with green cleaning. Green cleaning relies on teamwork to establish practices for using those products and to develop policies that ensure those practices are followed. Communicate with Principals, Heads, parents to create a sense of accountability in supporting green cleaning programs. For example; describe desired ways to reduce clutter in classrooms to make it easier to clean. Another example is to promote students to use recycling water bottles. Cleaners can also be trained on safe handling of cleaning products and cleaning equipment.
To measure indoor air quality(IAQ), you need a special tool. Stale indoor air and heating systems can increase the amount of allergy inducing dust mites and mold spores. It may feel cozy being sealed in tight against the cold. To people who are sensitive and have respiratory problems it can be a nightmare. Making an effort to improve indoor air quality can help you keep breathing easier.
Clearing clutter away, because it helps trapping dust
Concentrate to clean on touch points such as door handles, desk, chairs, and other areas that students frequently come in contact with.
Have clean up days at the school.
The service provider
Finding healthy products for cleaning, the administration/service cleaner can be very confused. Oohesy Cleaning Services guides you with some knowledge in finding products which are less toxic.
Find certified products.
Understand the cost benefits of healthy purchasing.
Use products with natural fragrances.
Providing soap dispensers in the restrooms, closets, and kitchen areas enables cleaners to wash their hands on a routine basis while servicing the school.
Green Cleaning: Equipment
Regular servicing is of particular importance for cleaning equipment. Properly maintained equipment delivers major improvements in sustainability. Equipment should be sanitized and stored dry so as to prevent bacteria growth. Your cleaning product supplier should be able to advise and suggest product variations, equipment adjustment and appropriate maintenance schedules to obtain the desired result, first time, every time. You can make use of vacuum cleaners, floor scrubbers, carpet cleaners, etc
Here at Oohesy Cleaning Services, we are going green and our goal for next year is to help clients implement the green program. Going green saves money if you implement proper procedures, and equipment that eliminate chemicals whenever possible. It is also a winning strategy for promoting students and occupants’ health. By adopting a green cleaning program at your school, you can positively affect the health of each and every person who enters its doors.
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