Biological vs Chemical Cleaning

Posted on 17th July 2014 by Direct Cleaning Services

For a long time now there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the two main types of cleaning products: biological and non-biological. You might have even heard of the latter being referred to as chemical based cleaning products, and this name seems to have a given people a negative perception of any chemical cleaning products.

In this article we’re going to look at the two types of cleaning products, how they are used and how they work – helping you to better understand the world of cleaning products.

Biological cleaning

The standard argument used in favour of biological cleaning products is that they are more environmentally friendly. The clue is in the name, with biological meaning that they use naturally occurring substances to breakdown dirt and grime for an easy clean. It also means that this type of product is generally safer and less harmful to people using the product and for people in the general area.

With specialist enzymes, biological cleaning products are better able to remove grime and prevent odours – and all at lower temperatures than other cleaning variants. After application, they generally stick around longer too, with claims that even up to 80 hours later they still clean and protect through residues.

Healthier contents within biological substances are also known to replace bacteria and diseases, helping to better halt the spread of germs and other potentially life threatening bacteria.

Chemical cleaning

Now for the much demonised chemical cleaning products – or non-biological if you prefer, and while no one will argue that chemicals are harmless, there has been a great deal of progress in making chemical based cleaning products safe.

Chemical cleaning products tend to need to be used with higher temperatures though, and aren’t as naturally geared towards breaking up dirt in the same way as biological cleaners. The one advantage they do have however is that they are less likely to set of allergies with their odour neutralising features.

The one thing that you must bear in mind when using chemical cleaning is that they have to be handled properly, their harsher elements can be dangerous and getting the substance in your eyes can be extremely harmful – plus, even if the chemical is mild it can still be deemed an irritant.

Clearly there is room in any cleaning programme for both kinds of cleaning products but you need to ensure that your cleaning company has trained staff who can use both kinds of products responsibly, they also need to know when each one can be best utilised most efficiently. When toxic chemicals are needed it should be ensured that children aren’t exposed to risk as safety is the primary responsibility of any business owner or building manager.

At Direct Cleaning we provide premier office cleaning in Sheffield, we use the highest quality of cleaning products and our team of cleaners have been highly trained in the appropriate methods of cleaning in a variety of premises. Simply contact us today for more information or to arrange office cleaning in your building.