UltraProtect and Healthcare Commercial Cleaning Solutions

This a new cleaning solution called UltraProtect was launched. This is designed to offer continuous protection in healthcare settings against bacteria and viruses such as MRSA, Norovirus and swine flu. Although primarily the range offers hand sanitising products, there are also alcohol free surface wipes. These can offer up to 24 hour protection on hard surfaces between applications, playing an important role in infection prevention.

Procare are also a popular choice for healthcare surgery cleaning with over 25 years in business. Not only do they perform to the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) National Specification for cleanliness standards, but they also offer the innovative Performance Bond. Over the years, many cleaning companies have failed to meet high standards in healthcare cleaning due to staffing quality. However, the Performance Bond has removed this inconsistent performance within the sector.

Procare self employed cleaners have to place a financial bond with Procare and if their work is not up to standard, their bond may be forfeited. Unlike multinationals such as Initial Facilities and small commercial cleaning companies, Procare cleaners receive around 80% of all monies paid. Therefore, the higher earnings available offer an even greater incentive for exemplary cleaning performance.

Commercial Green Cleaning

There are a variety of green products now available for commercial cleaning. With many UK businesses ‘going green’, commercial cleaning companies that use eco products or ‘green cleaning’ practices (cleaning for health while protecting the environment) may soon have an advantage over their competitors.

One key advantage of eco products is that they use volatile organic compound (VOC) alternatives. When some US offices were tested after regular commercial office cleaning, they contained high levels of VOCs, which can impact upon respiratory health. Always using the directed minimal concentration of traditional cleaning solutions is very important in helping to reduce VOC production.

Sky Cleaning Products, Capital Green and Ecoflower are available for lighter jobs, such as all-purpose cleaning and kitchen degreasers. Prochem offer carpet cleaning products that are phosphate, dye and EDTA free. These also contain natural fragrances such as eucalyptus and lemongrass.
Probably the major concern within the commercial cleaning world is that as of yet, environmentally friendly cleaning products cannot match the extensive range of heavy duty solutions available. Also, there is no green replacement for chlorine, although it may be that chlorine products make cleaning easier rather than better.

Finally, the additional costs of eco products may need to be passed on to clients. This makes it very difficult for a commercial cleaning company to agree on the financial viability of offering commercial green cleaning.