According to a recent survey conducted by Enviro-Solutions, 55 percent of facility managers reported they are currently using green cleaning chemicals in their facilities; 25 percent indicated they are not. The remainder reported they use them only intermittently.
Eighty percent of those now using green cleaning chemicals reported they tried chemicals from different manufacturers before making their final product selection.
“We encourage end-customers to try different products from different manufacturers and [even] different distributors,” says Mark Warner, Director of Training for Enviro-Solutions. “This helps ensure they are getting the most effective products along with the training and support they may need.”
Other findings included:
• Fifty-five percent use green chemicals from different manufacturers; 45 percent indicate all of their products are from the same company.
• Asked if their custodial workers were happy about changing to green cleaning chemicals, 30 percent said yes, 35 percent no, and the remainder did not care either way.
• Questioned if building management or the janitorial distributor met with building occupants and custodial workers to discuss why the facility was transferring to green cleaning, 60 percent said yes, 35 percent no, and 5 percent not sure.
The survey also revealed a couple of surprises. For example, while 50 percent of the respondents indicated they like green cleaning chemical, 30 percent said they do not. The others had no opinion.
The other surprise was more favorably received. Eighty percent found the costs of green cleaning chemicals to be “about the same” as conventional chemicals.