Clean-Slate Janitorial Services Announces Increased Importance of Scent-Free Office Environment

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), August 20, 2014 – Clean-Slate Janitorial Services (, a Greater Toronto Area-based professional cleaning company that specializes in commercial office cleaning, retail maintenance, floor restoration, carpet cleaning, and construction site cleanup, is announcing the increasing importance of establishing a scent-free office environment as a consideration of the sensitivities of all employees and clients.

”Scents can trigger several reactions from some employees who may have allergies to certain chemicals,” says Sam Panousis, owner and operator of Clean-Slate Janitorial Services. “It is an issue that may not seem too important, but if someone has an allergy or sensitivity to a scent, it can trigger headaches, skin irritation, and even shortness of breath, affecting productivity or driving clients away.”

Establishing a scent-free office environment is an initiative supported by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) to accommodate the sensitivities of employees to certain chemical based products. Guidelines have been established by the OHRC in consideration of the health concerns associated with scented chemicals. (Source: “A scent sensitive workplace,” Ontario Human Rights Commission web site;, last accessed August 15, 2014.)

Panousis explains that on top of cosmetic products such as shampoo, perfume, body lotion, or cleaning products can create major problems. Businesses should consider office cleaning companies that use scent-free products in line with the OHRC initiatives.

“Being a responsible office cleaning company in Toronto, Clean-Slate understands the possible repercussions of using chemicals with heavy odours,” he adds. “Our office cleaning services create scent-free environments that reduce the potential health risks to employees and clients.”

“Businesses are encouraged to enforce these policies within their offices and follow the OHRC guidelines. It is a right for employees to feel comfortable at their workplace at all times if it can be accomplished without undue hardship to the company,” Panousis concludes. “Keeping an unscented work environment takes little effort, including finding a cleaning service that can adhere to the regulations.”

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services has been serving commercial customers in the Greater Toronto Area, including downtown Toronto, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, and Markham, for eight years. Services provided by Clean-Slate Janitorial Services include commercial office cleaning, retail management and janitorial services, floor restoration and buffing, carpet cleaning, window and blind cleaning, and construction site cleanup. To learn more about Clean-Slate Janitorial Services and to receive a free quote, visit the company’s web site at or call 416-509-7454.

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Sam Panousis

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Started my cleaning career in 1995. After spending years as a general cleaner I began to learn other cleaning skills such as window cleaning, carpet cleaning and floor (stripping and waxing) cleaning. In 2003 managed and supervised for a large janitorial company. With all the years of experience behind me I decided to start my own janitorial company in 2008 and that was when Clean-Slate Janitorial was created. Add me to your G+ Profile

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