Chemical-free cleaning

Clean Talk with Rose
By Rose Galera, CEH
Hawaii Hospitality Magazine, Mar/Apr 2011

Hello Rose,
I attended training with a speaker from Canada on cleaning practices that warned of disinfectants as a cleaning health problem. I’m now reviewing cleaning programs for safety and health concerns. What, if any, tips can you share?

Aloha Trina,
Cleaning for health, safety of people and the environment are top industry concerns. I have been working on a renewable cleaning program and chemical-free cleaning for two years, and have since been introduced to the science and chemistry of ionized water and the conversion of tap water into a powerful cleaner, resulting in my piloting of cleaning processes to create a healthy and safe environment, for best and sustainable results, for schools and all other facilities.

The cleaning risks of toxic chemicals is a concern today. Many institutional and household cleaners still used today contain harmful toxic chemicals, such as ammonia, phenol, ethanol, formaldehyde, butane or propane. Such chemicals have a significant impact on people’s health and the environment. Chemical-free cleaning, as a process, is actively introduced to our industry through programs as renewable cleaning and other similar systems. Renewable cleaning is the removal, inactivation and/or proper disposal of contaminants, pollutants, particles, pathogens and chemical residues to restore our indoor environments to an original or desired condition. Water is a key medium for renewable cleaning as it is a universal resource, is benign, nonpolluting and naturally replenished. Renewable cleaning works like nature does and employs parallel methods. Renewable cleaning conserves resources (both eco and financial), is an organized green cleaning program, and focuses on using eco-friendly products and practices to create a healthier environment and to establish a Code of Best Cleaning Practices.

Renewable cleaning, once adopted with proper training, will advance the “Value of Clean” for your operation in 2011 and beyond.

Good luck,
Rose Galera, C.E.H.

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