Green Cleaning for Medical Facilities

The cleaning of medical facilities must be handled with a different level of care than traditional office buildings or industrial facilities. When best hygiene and minimizing contamination is of the utmost importance, traditional cleaning techniques and chemicals are not good enough. Many commercial janitorial practices can create their own issues with the toxic chemicals used. Rather than improving conditions, common cleaning practices can end up causing harm to medical staff and patients.

The ingredients in many traditional commercial cleaning products can cause coughing, headaches, shortness of breath, skin rashes, nausea, etc. To minimize such effects, Professional Management of Alabama has experience using “green cleaning” alternatives in medical facilities in Birmingham, Montgomery, and Huntsville. Green cleaning “involves the use of products that have been made using environmentally friendly ingredients, are biodegradable, and help conserve natural resources.”

Benefits of Green Cleaning

  1. Removes health hazards: As mentioned above, traditional cleaning techniques can cause issues for patients and staff ranging from skin irritations to breathing problems. Green cleaning techniques eliminate those side effects.
  2. Environmentally friendly: Green cleaning is also eco-friendly. Products that are considered “green” use recyclable packaging and biodegradable ingredients. Those traits, combined with sustainable cleaning practices, have a positive impact on the environment.
  3. More economical: Gone are the days of green cleaning automatically meaning more expensive. An increase in competition in the green cleaning industry has driven prices down. In addition, many green products are more efficient and will have to be replaced less often.