Complete Guide to Business Cleaning Chemicals in Sydney

Complete Guide to Business Cleaning Chemicals in Sydney
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Whether you are starting/running a commercial cleaning business or looking to buy the best cleaning supplies for your DIY commercial cleaning project, this comprehensive guide to commercial cleaning chemicals is here to help you.

When choosing a commercial cleaning product, there are a number of things one should keep in mind, the most important one of which is the environmental and health impact of the cleaning chemicals. As people and businesses are becoming more aware of environmental safety, the demand for alternative, eco-friendly cleaning products has been on the surge lately.

If safety-driven cleaning is your primary goal, look for products that are friendly to the environment and people. The key is to use cleaning supplies that involve less or zero use of harsh chemicals and/or toxins.

Types of Commercial Cleaning Products

All commercial & office cleaning supplies and chemicals can be broadly categorised into the following types:

  1. Glass cleaner
  2. Carpet cleaner
  3. Floor & fabric cleaner
  4. Bathroom cleaner
  5. Toilet cleaner
  6. Industrial cleaner
  7. Furniture polish
  8. All-purpose cleaning products – detergent, soaps, etc.
  9. Cleaning chemicals for commercial kitchen
  10. Disinfectants
  11. Sanitisers

These are all general types of cleaning supplies one might need or use during a commercial cleaning service.

At Clean Group Sydney, we only use eco-friendly and green cleaning products that are certified safe for humans and have zero impact on the ecosystem.

Our cleaning experts bring all the supplies, including detergents, tools and equipment, they will need for a project, which saves you the trouble and time to research, select and buy all the items separately. To book a commercial cleaning service, contact Clean Group today.

What Chemicals Can You Use for Business Cleaning in Sydney?

What are commercial cleaning agents/products: Cleaning products are supplies that are used for cleaning purposes. They can be available in liquid, powder and spray forms and can be effective against a variety of dirt, dust, stains, germs, rust and other cleaning issues. 

Many cleaning products available in the market may contain harsh chemicals, which, while being effective in removing stains and dirt, may not be healthy for the environment, things and people.

For instance, the constant use of toxic chemicals to clean your floors might end up taking away the shine and reducing the floor’s quality and strength. The same goes for other cleaning supplies used for the cleaning of other areas. This is why we at Clean Group only use green chemicals that, besides being very effective in cleaning, are also safe for your hands, objects and the environment.

Depending on the type of commercial cleaning project, one might need a range of chemicals and supplies for different areas on the property. 

For the cleaning of hard floors and surfaces, different chemicals are used than what will be used for the cleaning of soft and delicate upholstery items. If you are not sure which cleaning product is right for you, consult an experienced commercial cleaner for help.

In the market, there are a large variety and number of commercial cleaning chemicals available. Depending on your particular commercial cleaning project, you might need some of these chemicals. The following is the list of the most common chemicals for commercial cleaning:

  • Abrasives – for dirt removal
  • Acetic acid (vinegar)
  • Acetone
  • Acids – to remove hard water deposits
  • Alkalines – to remove dirt
  • Ammonia solution
  • Amyl nitrite and other nitrites
  • Borax
  • Calcium hypochlorite (powdered bleach)
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Chromic acid
  • Citric acid
  • Detergents – for general cleaning
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Saltwater soap
  • Sanitisers – remove bacteria
  • Spirit solvents – to remove oily dirt
  • Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
  • Sodium hydroxide (lye)
  • Sodium hypochlorite (liquid bleach)
  • Sodium perborate
  • Sodium percarbonate
  • Tetrachloroethylene (dry cleaning)
  • Trisodium phosphate
  • Water

Is It Possible to Do Business Cleaning Without Chemicals?

Commercial cleaning is relatively more challenging than domestic cleaning, and so the products used for this type of cleaning have to be specialized. While you can still perform basic cleaning using your regular cleaners, including homemade cleaning solutions, you might need specialized chemicals to attend to hard stains such as oil, grease and others, which are common in commercial and industrial facilities.

This is why it’s recommended to hire professional cleaners who have all the resources and knowledge for effective cleaning of commercial premises using the right chemicals.

One thing to note here is that not all cleaning chemicals are harmful. Cleaning products that contain certain chemicals in permissible amounts are usually good and safe to use.

So, it’s important to check the ingredients of cleaning products that you are using or planning to buy. The idea is to avoid buying & using cleaning products that contain toxic ingredients that are harmful to human beings and the environment.

If you are planning to do commercial cleaning by yourself and without professional help, here are a couple of home-based products that you can use instead of market-based chemicals to achieve good, if not equally great, results:

  1. Baking Soda – as an abrasive, de-clogger, grout cleaner, and carpet deodorizer
  2. Vinegar – for unclogging, sticker removal, glass cleaning, and as an all-purpose cleaner & deodorizer

Do remember that these simple cleaning products are only suitable for basic, routine cleaning. They will not be very effective for deep cleaning of commercial and industrial premises, for which professional commercial cleaners are recommended.

What to Consider When Buying Business Cleaning Chemicals?

When purchasing or using commercial cleaning chemicals, make sure to consider things like specific features, functionality, cost, ingredients, and environmental impact.

With so many different types of cleaning chemicals available on the market, one can get easily confused to choose the right chemical for commercial cleaning. If so, contact our cleaning specialists at Clean Group to discuss your requirements.

Here are some of the factors that one should consider when buying cleaning chemicals:

Source – where does it come from?

Check out the source or place of the origin of the chemical. Is it locally made in Australia or imported from another country? The quality and sustainability of chemicals might differ from one location to another.

Ingredients – what does it contain?

Make sure to check the ingredients of the cleaning product you are planning to purchase. The list of ingredients is usually given on the product label or packaging. Avoid cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals or toxins. Choose renewable and green cleaning supplies, as far as possible.

Packaging & Shipping

Thanks to the increasing awareness about environmental safety, most businesses are now using renewable, biodegradable packaging. Prefer the products that come in recyclable packaging that can be easily recycled and/or decomposed.

Health Impact

Most importantly, choose cleaning supplies that don’t contain harsh chemicals or agents that can cause harm to the health of cleaners, users and people around the place.

In the hope to develop more effective cleaning products, many companies continue using harsh chemicals beyond the permissible limits. Avoid such chemicals.

Environmental Impact

Last but not the least, consider the environmental impact of the cleaning chemicals that you are buying and using. Nowadays, there are plenty of eco-friendly cleaning products available in the market. These are not only effective in the cleaning of commercial properties but cause no harm to the environment and human beings.

Where to Buy Business Cleaning Supplies in Sydney

In the Greater Sydney Area and Sydney CBD, there are plenty of shops selling eco-friendly commercial cleaning chemicals. You can search and buy online as well.

If you want to purchase commercial cleaning supplies on a budget, look out for commercial cleaning products for sale. Make sure to check the ingredients of the cleaning product you are considering purchasing.

At Clean Group, we have a curated collection of eco-friendly and highly efficient commercial cleaning products and chemicals. Although we do not sell these products and only acquire them for internal use, we can guide you through the best way to buy top-quality, green chemicals for commercial cleaning. Connect with us to know more.

Top Chemicals We Use for Green Business Cleaning Services Sydney

Besides vinegar (acetic acid) and baking soda (Sodium hydrogen carbonate), we use a range of other, mostly organic, cleaning chemicals for routine and deep cleaning of business, commercial and industrial premises of our customers in Sydney.

Cleaning Sprays

Cleaning sprays are used for the cleaning of a range of surfaces and areas, generally to remove dirt, bacteria, stains and grease. We only use eco-friendly cleaning sprays that are gentle on hands but deadly for germs and viruses.

Tile Cleaners

Most tile cleaning products contain bleach, which is a good cleaning agent but may irritate eyes and skin. We rather use tile cleaners that are both effective and health-conscious.


The Electrostatic Disinfection method that we use for comprehensive disinfection of commercial premises is TGA approved to be effective against the COVID-19 virus and is capable of removing up to 99.99% of germs and bacteria from surfaces. Along with this method, Zoono’s Z-71 Surface Sanitizer is the disinfectant we use.

Stain Removers

For the removal of stains from tiles and surfaces, we use a number of carefully selected eco-friendly products and chemicals. The type of chemical we use will depend on the particular stain type and surface.

For all the above purposes and other commercial cleaning tasks, we use the Multiklean Multipurpose Cleaner by Enviro Chemicals, which also works as a degreaser and can safely remove even the hardest of stains from surfaces and tiles alike. As an eco-friendly, all-purpose cleaner, Multiklean is one of the best choices for the cleaning of industrial and commercial facilities.

It can be directly applied to the affected surface for cleaning/washing with water as well as used for spray & wipe. It is effective against oil, grease, and a range of other stains and works great across a variety of surfaces.

Other chemicals and cleaning products our commercial cleaners use include –

  • Citragold All Natural Spray & Wipe
  • Enviro Neutral Floor Cleaner
  • Enviro Builders Mate (Concrete, Render & Rust Remover)
  • Turbo Concrete & Stainless Cleaner
  • 3M Neutral Cleaner Concentrate
  • Crete-Wash (Safe Concrete Remover)
  • Powerklean for Concrete & Tiled Floors
  • Mop & Buff – Sealed and Shiny Floor Cleaner & Maintainer
  • Hospiklean – Hospital Grade Disinfectant
  • Bathroom Wiz – All natural Bathroom & Stainless Cleaner)
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Exotic Rainforest – Odour Absorber & Neutraliser
  • Ultrafresh (Cleans, Disinfects, Deodorises)
  • Solution – Glass, Mirror & Chrome Cleaner, Quick Dry

Besides this, all the cleaning equipment, tools & products we use are 100% eco-friendly and certified safe for our cleaners as well as customers.

What You Should Know When Using Business Cleaning Chemicals

  • Not all chemical cleaners are potent or harmful to human beings and the environment.
  • There are a variety of eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning chemicals available in the market.
  • Check the ingredients of the cleaning product carefully to avoid buying products with harsh/toxic chemicals.
  • If you are using bleach-based cleaners, make sure to maintain adequate ventilation and use hand gloves, masks, etc.
  • Chemical cleaners may need up to 30 minutes to take effect.
  • Keep the chemicals away from the reach of children.

If you are not sure about the right chemicals for commercial cleaning or how to carefully use a chemical commercial cleaner and the precautions to follow, seek professional help from Clean Group Sydney commercial cleaners.

About the Author

Hi, my name is Amelia. I am a commercial cleaning operations manager at Clean Group Sydney. My duties include handling customer support responsibilities and I manage a team of 10+ fully trained support professionals. Besides managing a team of experts and maintaining communication between clients and cleaners’ teams, I handle customers’ complaints and grievances, especially the ones that need special or immediate attention. If you need help sorting out the best cleaning for you or have a complaint, feel free to connect.

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