Tips to Controlling Chemical Cleaning Costs

Chemical manufacturers have created more concentrated chemicals over the past couple decades. While this is a good sign to help reduce cost, it also creates challenges for janitorial staff to properly dispense, dilute and use these chemicals. According to Betco Corporation's Ken Sensel, mixing concentrated chemicals isn't as easy as one might think. In fact, chemical injury often occurs with end users.

Did you know that U.S. institutions spend more than $75 million a year on medical expenses and lost time wages for janitors due to chemical-related injuries?

 

To help control these costs chemical manufacturers have created closed loop chemical management systems that allow end users to mix concentrated chemicals safely. Instead of using a measuring cup or pouring right into a bucket (glug-glug method) these chemical management systems dilute concentrates properly and accurately. Chemical management systems consistently provide the correct dilution for cleaning staffs. These innovative, versatile and simple systems typically utilize a one size fit all bottle design that helps reduces inventory costs.

Benefits of these systems are:

 Safety

       Spill proof designs eliminate splash issues, exposure to eyes, skin and inhalation

 Ease of training

 Color and number coded concentrates

 Improved Dilution Control

 Cleaning chemicals are not over or under diluted

 Reduced Chemical and Inventory Costs

 Typically reduce cleaning costs up to 30%

When cleaning chemicals are not accurately diluted, it is like pouring money down the drain which can potentially endanger the cleaning staff as well as cause poor cleaning results. The facility janitorial staff contributes just as much to the well-being of patients as the medical staff. Good cleaning practices, like using chemical management systems help facilities stay clean and keep employees safe.