GlanHealth™ green sanitizing science revolutionizes commercial cleaning and janitorial industry
Some may associate the word “janitor” and a campus environment. However, janitorial services are also known as commercial cleaning services. Commercial cleaning is defined as servicing locations including “schools, office spaces, hospitals, retail stores, and buildings” to keep all “clean and in good condition”.
Commercial cleaning dates back to the mid-1900s in the U.S. when an enterprising college student created a cleaning business. This business grew to become one of the world’s largest janitorial cleaning franchise models. Yet, in today’s microbe-sensitive environments, cleaning is only half of the equation to completely address public safety.
Cleaning is the process of removing dirt, dust, and debris from surfaces (floors, countertops, walls, ceilings, windows, etc.), while sanitizing eliminates bacteria and virus. Addressing both cleaning and sanitizing is now vital to gaining the public’s trust and restoring peace of mind in public and private spaces.
The worldwide demand for commercial cleaning services is on the rise. According to global statistics, the janitorial service market is valued at:
- $252.79 billion USD (2019)
- Is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1% from 2020 to 2027
The dominant market trend affecting the growth of janitorial services is use of green cleaning and sanitizing products.
GREENING OF COMMERCIAL CLEANING AND JANITORIAL SERVICES
Green cleaning is defined as, “Using cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality. Green cleaning can also describe the way residential and industrial cleaning products are manufactured, packaged and distributed.”
Commercial cleaning services include dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, trash removal, cleaning, mopping, and now sanitizing.
Microbes are bacteria and virus; dust attracts microbes. When dust collects on surfaces, the action of wiping, sweeping, and vacuuming are required, however, this is not cleaning. Cleaning requires the use of soap and water.
For example, after removing debris from a floor, washing the floor with soap and water then allowing it to dry is the next step in the commercial cleaning process. To address microbes on flooring, the traditional method of sanitizing includes toxic substances such as bleach or chlorine-based products.
Bleach requires a 5-minute “wet time” to reach its maximum effectiveness with microbe protection. After this “wet time” is achieved, rinsing the floor with water, and drying the floor completely is required. Bleach/chlorine’s maximum effective period is up to 24-hours. It is vital to note that improper pH in water combined with bleach or chlorine reduces its effectiveness, causes additional acidity, and the release of gas vapors that cause corrosion to surfaces.
It is also well known that using bleach on colored fabric creates damage and that toxic fumes from chlorine and bleach cause headaches, nausea, and trigger respiratory conditions. For this reason, ventilating spaces after using traditional bleach or chlorine sanitizing methods is required; keep in mind, microbes – bacteria and virus – are airborne.
The battle with microbes is an ongoing cycle with commercial cleaning. According to market research, floor mopping by hired commercial cleaning professionals occurs daily in the following locations:
- 65% of multi-tenant offices
- 80% of K-12 schools
- 85% of colleges/universities
- 90% of hospitals
For a glimpse at the population that commercial cleaners serve, the EPA references just the U.S. education market size noted above as:
- 124,000 K-12 schools with over 55 million students
- 5,000+ colleges and universities
- 850,000+ daycare operators
For this reason, conscious selection of green cleaning and sanitizing products has quickly evolved from a janitorial market trend to a dominant growth factor worldwide.
Advances in green cleaning and sanitizing science by industry leader, GlanHealth™, now extends to addressing all touchable surfaces including textiles (clothing, fabrics, drapery, upholstery, carpet) and electronics.
GlanHealth™ provides a conscious choice to serving the “green” janitorial movement worldwide. Countries are now choosing to provide and use GlanHealth’s green cleaning and sanitizing products for proactive microbe protection.
GlanHealth™ REVOLUTIONIZES GREEN CLEANING AND SANITIZING
Green cleaning and sanitizing products by GlanHealth™ provide up to 28-days of effectiveness against harmful germs and bacteria. Compare GlanHealth’s 28-days of microbe protection to 24-hours of effectiveness with traditional bleach and chlorine and the choice is clear. Green cleaning and sanitizing with GlanHealth™ provides a better, safer path for all.
GlanHealth’s alcohol-free, bleach-free, and chlorine-free, non-toxic, non-flammable, environmentally safe green cleaning, and sanitizing products are all created with science is its foundation. The core of GlanHealth’s unique and highly effective methodology is a revolutionary mode of action that accurately addresses microbes and takes the guess work out of safe sanitizing by commercial cleaning service providers and individuals maintaining personal and work spaces.
GlanHealth’s electrostatic sprayers cover a 2,500 sq. foot area rapidly within 30-minutes with 360-degree accuracy from floor-to-ceiling. The time to dry, also referred to as “wet time”, is only 10-minutes for maximum effectiveness up to 28-days. Airborne and surface-dwelling microbes are immediately attracted to GlanHealth’s nano thin layer of protection on all surfaces including furniture, carpet, drapery, and electronics. Electrostatic science repels GlanHealth’s sanitizing solution particles based on magnetic polarity; this provides a precise, consistent layer of protection. In addition, the light, fresh scented GlanHealth cleaning and sanitizing solution is water-based. There are no toxic reactions from repeated use of GlanHealth™ as directed.
TRADITIONAL BLEACH / CHLORINE USE IN COMMERCIAL CLEANING
Bleach (liquid form of sodium hypochlorite) and chlorine (solid form of sodium hypochlorite) are being presented as options in the commercial cleaning industry for sanitizing their clients’ spaces. However, both have toxic effects and accuracy with dilution requires proper water pH. Improper water pH causes bleach and chlorine to become more corrosive (acidic) and damage to metal and surfaces occurs. Hard water affects chlorine solubility; soft or medium-soft water is recommended – yet at the precise pH. These variables are challenging to control unless specific water treatment and accurate testing are available at the location that the commercial cleaning service is hired to maintain.
In addition, bleach is a harsh chemical. One standard operating procedure states that bleach will eliminate “viruses, bacteria, fungi, and mycobacterium” and “sodium hypochlorite is NOT effective in the disinfection of bacterial spores and prions”. With laundered fabric, bleach discolors textiles. Chlorine, if absorbed through the skin, results in pain, inflammation, welling, and blistering. Industrial-grade personal protection equipment (PPE) is required when handling bleach or chlorine.
Further guidance is to “avoid splashless and scented bleach for sanitizing”. Bleach has a harsh, lingering chemical odor; inhaling fumes can create adverse respiratory reactions as well as headaches, and nausea. Proper ventilation is required when using bleach for sanitizing in any space. Mixing bleach and ammonia results in chloramine gas; in high concentrations, chloramines are known to cause coma and death. Chloramines are in the tap water supply. As explained by the EPA, “Chloramines (also known as secondary disinfection) are disinfectants used to treat drinking water” and “…most commonly formed when ammonia is added to chlorine to treat drinking water”.
Using traditional methods of bleach, chlorine, or even alcohol with sanitizing requires a commercial cleaning professional to adopt the mindset of both a chemist and microbiologist.
There is good news. A safer, easier way for maintaining and protecting spaces with janitorial services is now available with GlanHealth’s green cleaning and sanitizing mode of action.
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