Chemicals

Floors

Keeping your floors clean is essential of any good workplace or other environment where people are constantly walking through hallways and in offices. It is very important to know what types of cleaners you should use, depending on the type of floor you are trying to clean. If you have laminate floors, for example, you likely don’t need any cleaning products. You can vacuum the floor or use a dust mop. If there are spills, simply wipe with a sponge or a cloth. If you have ceramic tile floors, avoid using harsh abrasive cleaners and acid-based cleaning solutions. First use warm water, and then a low pH mild detergent and mop the floor. If you have carpet, however, it is a whole different story. Try to clean stains naturally before using any chemicals. If it isn’t working, however, you may need to use a carpet cleaner. Contact your carpet manufacturer or look up the type of carpet you have online to find out the best cleaner for your specific type of carpet.

Bathroom

Keeping the workplace bathroom clean is essential to keeping employees happy. There are many different bathroom cleaners that will help ensure this occurs. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Bathroom Cleaner quickly removes soap scum, toothpaste, and water spots, making it perfect for bathroom mirrors and countertops. It also leaves a refreshing garden-y scent. Lysol, of course, is another excellent cleaner. It makes quick work of dirt and debris on all types of bathroom surfaces. If your workplace has a shower, you will need a shower cleaner. Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer is the perfect cleaner. All you have to do is spray it, let it rest for three minutes, and then rinse. While you will likely need the entire can for one use, you only need to do it about once a month. Lastly, you need to clean the toilet bowel. There are many different cleaners to choose from, but if you want to avoid using chemicals, try the Seventh Generation Natural Toilet-Bowl Cleaner.

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Windows

Windex remains one of the best and most popular cleaning supplies on the market for windows. You can also purchase a detergent and fill a bucket of warm water. Then, using a sponge or squeegee, use the mixture to clean the window. There are other cleaning solutions that do not use chemicals that have been said to be effective, such as rubbing alcohol or vinegar. If you wish to avoid chemicals, you should always first use warm water to see if the window or other surface can be cleaned. If not, you may need to purchase a solution that contains chemicals.

Cautions

It may sound strange, but cleaning supplies can actually be dangerous. The chemicals used by some cleaning solutions can cause chemical burns, watery eyes, and skin irritation. Or, in rare cases, it can even lead to long-term effects, even cancer. If you are working with cleaning products that use chemicals, you should always wear rubber gloves, pants, and a long sleeve shirt. Ideally, you will also have a breathing mask on, so you don’t inhale any of the toxic fumes.