Oxygen cleaners have exploded in popularity, thanks to the green cleaning movement. The premise is simple: They use a solution in which oxygen penetrates surfaces, lifting stains that are then cleaned away. Popular uses for oxygen cleaners include spot cleaners for carpeting as well as multi-purpose cleaners such as hydrogen peroxide formulations.

These cleaners are made of simple components – water and oxygen – but can be used in a number of applications, making them a valuable tool for janitors. Another plus is that they do not use traditionally toxic chemicals, keeping the janitor safe from fumes and skin irritation, and providing a safer product to use around occupants. Lastly, oxygen cleaners are very environmentally friendly, meaning they are becoming a part of many green cleaning programs.