Why Eco-friendly cleaning practices are important

Introduction to Eco-friendly Cleaning

As many industries have done in recent years, the cleaning industry is becoming more environmentally conscious by the day. This is an incredibly positive trend which encourages cleaning companies to implement more eco-friendly practices. From materials to the kit and solutions used by cleaning teams, each decision can have an impact on the environment. Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in Europe, we’re proud to be a part of that community. In this week’s blog post, we’re going to explore the ways cleaning companies can be more eco-friendly.

Eco-friendly Cleaning Products

The solutions used by cleaning companies are an extremely important part of a cleaner’s kit. It’s also worth noting that different solutions are used for different sites. For example, domestic and house cleaning services are always treated with delicacy. Utilising solutions which are sulphate and paraben free can go a long way. A full kit which consists of a range of solutions should be seen as essential for home cleaning teams. Even solutions such as white vinegar are always worth keeping to hand. As crucial as client satisfaction is, cleaning companies must not lose site of the impact these solutions have on staff. Utilising white vinegar for instance, a non-irritable disinfectant, can replace a potentially harmful substance such as bleach.

It’s the little things

It might be easy to go with the first and most simple cleaning solutions, but it is important to think about what solutions are being used in your business on a day to day basis. At NowThen Cleaners, one of our top priorities is the safety of our clients, staff and even our client’s pets! We carefully select each solution we use in order to give you an immaculate and safe clean.

The way you purchase these products also contributes to your carbon footprint. It is always a good idea to order larger amounts of solutions, such as five litre bottles. This way, staff are able to reuse plastic bottles which, if thrown away would be a detriment to the environment. It’s a must that each of your operatives is fully stocked up with large amounts of solutions that they can take from and refill while they’re out on jobs. It’s a simple change, but amazingly effective. Materials are another big area for unnecessary waste in the cleaning industry. Too many times do we see companies disposing of used cloths. Instead, make sure to wash them to avoid buying new packs every few weeks. Not only does this positively impact your carbon footprint, but your finances too.


In this blog post, we have discussed and discovered the best possible practices for cleaning companies when it comes to being environmentally conscious. As an Eco-friendly cleaning company, we see it as our responsibility to treat the environment with the care and attention it deserves. The duty of a cleaning company must not begin and end with providing services as it’s the little things that count. We are always looking for ways to be more environmentally conscious, cleaning companies could start looking at the equipment they use, or whether to switch to electric cars. These are bigger changes but are guaranteed to have a positive impact. If you are looking for an Eco-friendly house cleaning company who consistently provides customer satisfaction, we’re always in available in the Sheffield area.

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