in The News

Committed to a Green Clean

Sunshine Cleaning System’s mission to “Guarantee a Brighter Day” is backed by an equally strong focus on using products and processes that are safe and effective for people and the environment. Sunshine earned the Green Building (CIMS-GB) Certification with honors from Cleaning Industry Management Systems in 2014.

The Sunshine Green Cleaning program includes the selection of products void of harmful chemicals, yet effective in maintaining cleanliness and disinfection. The company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability goes beyond a written policy. Every day practices reflect a deep commitment to purchasing green cleaning solutions and equipment, training staff on green processes, and implementing environmentally conscious cleaning and sanitation procedures.

During the pandemic and the increased demand for electrostatic spraying, the Sunshine team carefully researched the best EPA-approved solutions and chose Vital Oxide, which is used in hospitals as a disinfectant, cleaner, sanitizer, mold and mildew remover, and allergen and odor eliminator. According to the company’s website, “Vital Oxide harnesses the power of oxygen – in the form of stabilized chlorine dioxide – to create a fast-acting, environmentally-friendly, effective broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent. . . . Chlorine dioxide is a versatile disinfectant that was introduced to the U.S. in the 1940s to disinfect drinking water. And while it has chlorine in its name, it’s very different from chlorine bleach . . . chlorine dioxide breaks down into water, oxygen, and common table salt, making it much less corrosive to surfaces and more versatile in a variety of application situations. . . .

“You can even spray down your cutting board, countertop, or other food prep surfaces to clean and sanitize without having to rinse. Vital Oxide is NSF certified D2 (No Rinse Required) as a food contact surface sanitizer, and kills 99.999% of bacteria, including common foodborne illnesses like E. coli and Salmonella. You can also use it to safely clean and deodorize your funky yoga mat, smelly sneakers, fido’s stinky squeaky toy, bad smelling baby gear, and more, no rinsing needed. Simply spray and walk away.”

This safe solution has been effective for use to help restaurants, day care centers, schools and other facilities protect patrons and visitors against COVID-19. Sunshine offers three types of electrostatic spraying techniques, providing a wide range of options to fit the needs of various facilities.

Our backpack sprayer is cordless and thus best for quick jobs that need immediate and repeated applications, such as schools. For offices spaces, the small light weight Clorox sprayer is best where spaces are tight, such as offices and where the fine, fog-like, mist is more easily and completely distributed. Our industrial ESS sprayer is also more fog-like and is perfect for the larger industrial jobs, like airports.

Additional aspects of Sunshine’s Green Cleaning Program include:

  • Selecting bio-based cleaning products that provide health and safety benefits to indoor environments, while enhancing air quality.
  • Choosing distillate bio-based products derived from a renewable source, such as the extracts or oils from fruits, vegetables, plant matter, seeds, or nuts.
  • Using green products in all phases of operations, including adhesives, carpeting, copying machine fluids, flooring, furniture, office supplies, paint and stationery supplies.
  • Coordinating with suppliers and vendors to reduce packaging and waste through bulk purchase programs, use of concentrates, smart dispensing systems, consolidating delivery trips and improving inventory methods.