Top 5 Reasons to Start Green School Cleaning Today
It’s no secret that many cleaning products contain harsh chemicals and fragrances. Individuals with asthma or allergies may have symptoms aggravated by these particles in the air—especially if they’re young and sensitive to irritants. Plus, repeated exposure to these chemicals by students, teachers and staff increases risk to their overall health.
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends using cleaning products with neutral pH levels, no known carcinogens, and Low or no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to avoid adverse health effects. But truly effective green cleaning extends beyond your supply closet. Partnering with a custodial and maintenance provider like FBG Service Corporation will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing the health and cleanliness of your school is in the hands of well-trained experts.
1. Reduce absenteeism
A healthier school environment means healthier students. In addition to reducing toxic particulates by using green products, we offer a no-touch FBG Electrostatic Disinfection System that quickly and easily kills germs on high touch surfaces. (Learn more here.)
2. Training & management
Give yourself more time to focus on your students’ education by allowing your partner to train and manage your cleaning staff. We ensure the correct tools are used for each job to clean efficiently, from washrooms to gym floors to classrooms to the cafeteria.
3. The right equipment
We use modern equipment that performs cleaning tasks effectively and efficiently. For example, HEPA vacuums use less energy and remove allergens from the air and carpets, improving the indoor air quality of your school.
4. Cost efficiencies
You gain many cost efficiencies working with us: economies of scale in purchasing products and equipment; well-maintained equipment that requires fewer emergency repairs and results in less downtime; elimination of the cost of workers compensation liability.
5. Green certification
Our green cleaning program is Greenguard certified and meets ISSA’s CIMS-GB standards. This means we’re already proficient in implementing safer, healthier practices that are making a difference in school environments across the Midwest.
If your school hasn’t adopted a green cleaning program, it’s time to do so. We’re the first call you should make. Contact us to get started.