When you run a janitorial service, you should always be thinking about the products that you use. As you evaluate different cleaning solutions, you'll commonly need to decide between those that are fragrant and those that aren't. There are lots of benefits to choosing scented cleaning products — and many clients may actually request that you use such solutions in their locations. Some people like a clean smell, and may find satisfaction in a room smelling as though someone has recently cleaned it. There are other clients, however, for whom scented products may be a bad idea. Here are three clients for whom you'll want to use unscented cleaners.
Many health clinics have scent-free policies. In other words, they ask their patients and staff alike to avoid wearing perfume, cologne, or other similar scented products into this environment so that those who may be sensitive to strong smells don't suffer from reactions such as coughing and sneezing. If you get the contract to clean a health practitioner's office, whether it's a small medical clinic, a chiropractic clinic, or something similar, it's a safe bet that you'll be better off opting to use an unscented cleaning solution.
While you may be able to get away with using a scented cleaner when you're cleaning a restaurant's bathroom, this won't commonly be the case when you're working in the dining area. The lingering smell of scented cleaners may be off-putting to restaurant owners, who will likely want their diners to focus on the enticing smells of their meals, not pine- or lemon-scented cleaning solution with a lingering odor from earlier in the day. This may be the case when you're cleaning the kitchen of a restaurant, too.
Daycare providers often hire janitorial services to keep their locations clean. A clean daycare center is better for the health of the children, as germs left throughout the day could cause the kids and staff alike to get sick. Although you might think that the pleasant smell of scented janitorial supplies in the daycare would be welcome in this environment, this isn't an assumption that you should make. It's often the case that some children who are enrolled in daycare are sensitive to strong scents, and having the center smell like a cleaning solution when parents arrive in the morning may get some parents upset. You're better off using an unscented cleaner for the good of the children.