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. Mixing concentrated chemicals isn’t as easy as one might think. In fact, chemical injury often occurs with end users.
Did You Know? 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 reduce inventory costs.
Benefits of these systems are:
- 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 potentially endangers the cleaning staff as well as causes 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.
Ken Sensel is the Product Manager of General Cleaning, Chemical Management Systems and Healthcare products at the Betco Corporation. He is passionate about creating a cleaner, more sustainable future through products and programs that you inspire and we innovate. In his personal time, Ken enjoys competing in ½ marathons, Toastmasters and spending time with his family. Click here to contact Ken directly.