Purchasing Janitorial Supplies
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Managing Your Budget and Environmental Concerns
today have a greater range of concerns when purchasing janitorial supplies than
any other time in history. A few generations ago, business owners would be
unlikely to give a second thought to which cleaners were used as long as
everything was sanitary. Conversely, while today’s business owners still have
to consider a product’s effectiveness, now they also have to figure in cost and
your office, healthcare, foodservice or educational environment clean is a
bigger production than handing your assistant a bottle of glass cleaner and a
rag. There are entryways, bathrooms, trash cans and workstations to keep
presentable. In order to keep your janitorial supply budget on track, it pays
to be organized. Some basic supplies that nearly every institution needs to
manage sanitation include:
with this list and then consider your business’s individualized needs. Make a
note of how quickly each item needs to be replenished. This simple system can
help you create a buying schedule that matches your budget.
cost, businesses have a new, equally pressing concern about workplace hygiene,
which intersects their supply budgets: environmental awareness. Environmentally
friendly supplies are products made with plant-based chemicals that break down
easily and quickly into benign components that can be re-absorbed into the
ecosystem without consequences.
to determine if a product lives up to your environmental standards is to look
for a Green Seal. If a product earns Green Seal certification you can be sure
that the ingredients are vetted for environmental safety.
quality to look for is low VOC’s, or volatile organic compounds, which
contribute to indoor air pollution. Not only are VOC’s environmentally harmful,
they may also contribute to adverse health issues including asthma, respiratory
problems and even certain types of cancers.
planning and a simple but organized system, can keep your janitorial supply
needs in line with your budget and your environmental standards.