How Can You Keep Your Healthcare Facility Clean, Green, and a Step Above the Rest?
Today’s commercial cleaning industry is changing rapidly because of landmark events in the last three years. Covid-19 put a spotlight on the healthcare industry and placed public health, sanitation, and cleanliness as the top priority for consumers. Along with the pandemic the last few years has seen an increasing concern for the environment, with sustainable products and practices becoming more important for business appeal.
This environmental consciousness has worked its way into a number of industries, including commercial businesses, office spaces, retail shops, and more surprisingly… into the public healthcare sphere.
In this article, we’re going to focus on how green cleaning is used in the medical field, and the benefits of green cleaning for healthcare providers.
What Does it Mean to be Green?
It’s important to understand what green cleaning is. Despite many definitions on the subject, it essentially means you are using eco-friendly cleaning products and sustainable cleaning practices. These supplies and methods have a low impact on the surrounding environment, don’t add to sanitation waste, and are often safer for the people around them.
Environmentally friendly cleaning products often:
- Contain no artificial fragrances.
- Contain no chlorine.
- Contain no additives or harmful chemicals.
- Use recyclable packaging.
Now, lets talk about the difference between traditional cleaning methods and sustainable cleaning practices when it comes to janitorial cleaning.
Green Clean VS Traditional Cleaning
Most people have the misconception that green cleaning means half the clean for double the price. People may prefer using traditional brands because they think it’s “more cost effective” which may not be the case.
Green cleaning products are just as effective as regular cleaning products, if not better. They match in quality and consistency, while also creating less of an impact on the surrounding environment and its inhabitants. Eco-friendly cleaning products also have the added benefit of avoiding the health problems associated with the use of strong chemicals.
Commercially produced green cleaning products typically meet EPA’s criteria for use in commercial settings, and companies interested in green cleaning rely on them as alternatives to brand products that would otherwise cause worry due to health issues. They also give businesses the opportunity to give their clients a sustainable/environmentally friendly experience, without having to change much of their regular business practices and products.
Green Cleaning in Healthcare
Green cleaning is extremely important in healthcare settings, especially in a post pandemic world where more individuals have compromised immune systems. Most cleaning products and green cleaning janitorial services use organic, sustainable products that diminish the amount of fumes, creating a healthier environment for people with respiratory issues.
Partnering with a Green Clean Provider
It can be hard to know what to look for when partnering with a Green Cleaning Service provider, especially when you have the care of your patients to think about. Here are the main things you need to consider for your vendor.
- What products and equipment do they use?
Make sure when you vet a commercial cleaning provider, you’re checking everything from the products they use, to their equipment and credentials. Any company can buy eco-friendly cleaning products, but do they know how to use them? Do they know the settling time? What kind of cloths do they use? What about recommendations from similar contracts? At MasterCorp, we are certified in both Medical Facility and Green Cleaning. We have serviced a number of clinics and locations, and we have the industry leading equipment and expertise to get the job done! Learn More About Our Services
2. Can they help identify what your cleaning needs are?
We know you’re an expert in your field, but you may not be an expert in ours. And that’s okay! You might now know exactly what janitorial services you need for your facility. That’s why you need to find a trusted commercial services cleaning provider to help guide you! MasterCorp specializes not only in green cleaning and medical facility cleaning, but we are also experts at consulting. We take the time to listen, and draft an operations plan based on your input. We also go the extra mile, making our services fully customizable for your changing needs.
3. Do they have the resources to support you?
Ask yourself, does your commercial services provider have the means to support your growing facility? What happens if you expand? Can they provide the team and supplies to grow with you? These are questions you need to ask yourself. Whether you are a one-building operation, or a full-scale chain, you need to know your janitorial services provider has the means to meet your needs. MasterCorp has always been a company that’s big enough to matter and small enough to care. We can do any job no matter how big or small.
4. Are they a full-service partner?
It’s important to get a client that fulfills all of your commercial cleaning service needs! Healthcare providers need someone who can clean and disinfect everything from operating rooms, to bathrooms, to kitchens. You also need someone who has their own team of experts on staff who are ready to take on any job at any time. MasterCorp is a full-service partner, meaning we recruit, train, and manage a team of janitorial service experts hand-picked to execute your cleaning needs. Learn More About Our History
5. Do they have the safety requirements in place to meet your medical standards?
We know safety is your number one priority when it comes to your patients and the communities you service! That’s why you should partner with a janitorial services company that does the same. At MasterCorp, we have a zero-harm policy for all of our Associates, meaning everyone leaves work in the same physical state in which they arrived. We also have all Associates trained in HIPPA, Bloodborne Pathogen and Infection Control, Hazardous Communication, and Equipment Safety Trainings.
Ready to outsource your cleaning and maintenance services to a provider that provides eco-friendly solutions? Get in touch!
MasterCorp Commercial Services knows you don’t have time to play around when it comes to the health, safety, and sustainability of your property. That’s why we take care of everything regarding your green cleaning services. We recruit, train, and manager a team of experts, who are all certified to provide whatever specialty services you need.
Why wait for excellence? MasterCorp is one of the leading commercial cleaning companies in the country. Learn more about us or request a quote for your business today!