Can bleach be used in the office?

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Bleach is a powerful cleaning product that can kill 99.9% of bacteria and germs on contact. And that’s why it’s one of the most popular cleaning products on the market. But many people currently believe that bleach cannot be used in the workplace. Including in the office. But is this true? And what are the alternatives to bleach? Well here at Cleaning North West, we are Preston’s leading cleaning professionals. From offices and residential properties, to retail and student accommodation, we can provide high quality cleaning solutions for a range of businesses and professionals. And this is our guide to everything you should know about bleach in the office.

Can bleach be used in the office?

Bleach can be used in the office without issue. In fact, there is no legislation in place which bans the use of bleach as a cleaning product in any type of UK working environment. However, on the advice of Health & Safety inspectors, many businesses have opted not to use bleach, because while it can eradicate bacteria, it is also poisonous. This means that using bleach in areas where food is prepared, and on surfaces that people eat from, is actually a health and safety risk. This applies predominantly to the catering and food industries, and is not usually something that offices need to consider.

Alternatives to bleach

But if you do work in the food industry, or your workplace or office has banned the use of bleach, what can you use? Well, you can consider:

  • Hydrogen peroxide- this breaks down into just hydrogen and oxygen, and is widely considered safe for humans at levels below 35%.
  • Vinegar- vinegar is natural and safe, and kills harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, Staphylococcus and E.Coli.

Why not hire a professional?

For full professional cleaning that will leave your office fully sanitary and clean, using the best possible cleaning products, why not get in touch today, with the team here at Cleaning North West? We offer a range of professional office cleaning services across Preston and the North West.