Green Cleaning for Medical Facilities: Protecting Patients and Staff

Blog | September 26th, 2017

All medical facilities must receive a thorough cleaning in such a manner as to protect the patients and staff members not just from pathogens, but also from toxic residues and fumes such as those left or given off by chemical cleaning solutions. Green cleaning for medical facilities accomplishes this goal in an effective fashion. When you turn to this type of cleaning, you protect all who use and work in the medical facilities while you also safeguard the environment.

What Is Green Cleaning?

Green cleaning is the practice of using biodegradable, eco-friendly cleaning ingredients that safeguard the indoor and outdoor environments. It does not utilise any toxic ingredients that can trigger allergy and asthma attacks as well as skin reactions since they leave residues on surfaces and give off unhealthy fumes that can taint the air quality. Also, when you dispose of these solutions either with or without water, they contaminate the soil and groundwater. The latter can then negatively affect the quality of the drinking water.

Reasons to Use Green Cleaning in Medical Facilities

Many patients and staff members in the medical facilities will have allergies to various ingredients in toxic cleaning solutions. When you use these solutions, they will give off fumes that will cause the patients and staff members to suffer breathing issues and may even have an asthma attack or deadly reaction if their allergy is severe enough. Instead of breathing issues, they may have a skin reaction in the form of an unpleasant, itchy rash if they come into contact with residues of these solutions. Also, the people who clean the facilities will suffer reactions to these toxic solutions unless they wear protective gear while cleaning. Of course, we mentioned earlier how badly these solutions pollute the environment.

Since green cleaning solutions contain natural ingredients that do not emit toxic fumes, they will not cause breathing problems in the staff members or patients of the medical facilities. On top of this, eco-friendly solutions for cleaning leave no harmful residues due to the fact that they completely rinse off surfaces. Infection control is just as efficient with these solutions as with toxic ones without the unpleasant side effects. Cleaning staff members will not need to use a lot of protective gear since these solutions will not cause breathing issues with fumes, harm the skin or trigger other unpleasant reactions.

For further facts about green cleaning for medical facilities, contact Alec Epis Cleaning Services. We provide professional cleaning services with eco-friendly solutions to all types of medical facilities and other commercial structures. Our company schedules cleaning according to your specific requirements.


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