5 Tips for Choosing the Right Commercial Cleaning Products
Finding the correct cleaning products and chemicals are two of the most crucial things you can do to assist your business and cleaners for the job at hand. With new product ranges being released so frequently, it can be overwhelming as to what you exactly need.
Luckily, we have you covered! We will provide 5 useful tips on finding the right cleaning products for your business and your cleaners. These tips are for businesses, managers in the facilities management industry, and cleaners that need to make sure they have the correct products. We will explain what you should look out for whilst purchasing your cleaning products such as safety, pricing and the environmental factors included in the products. With our tips, you will be able to find the exact products you need for the job.
5 Tips You Need Before Buying
So, before you search for the perfect cleaning product, let’s list some top tips on how to choose the correct products that are just right for you!
- Find how much you actually need: To mitigate any further costs, you should make sure you know how much of the product you need and calculate the quantity of each product; will you need 500ml or 5 litres? Make sure you also factor in the correct product dilutions; this can be found in the product specifications. Having the correct dilution saves money and increases product performance.
- The purpose of the product: Many products clean multiple different surfaces or areas. You will need to make the decision whether you want a multi-purpose cleaner or a specific cleaning product for one use only. Using a multi-purpose cleaner could potentially lower the effectiveness of a particular task, compared to a non-multi-purpose product.
- Make sure it’s safe for what you’re using it for: Once you have found a specific product you want to use and purchase, make sure to read the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or COSHH information. This will give you the exact information needed to make sure you use the products safely. For example, some types of chemicals are reactive to other substances or surfaces. The SDS will tell you this information.
- Training requirements: Some products, mainly machinery may need further training for your employees, make sure this is something you consider prior to purchasing large investments such as scrubber dryers. Furthermore, your employees using cleaning chemicals should be shown how to use them effectively and safely. Jangro has a great bitesize course on COSHH sheets. You can find it here.
- Go eco-friendly: There has been rapid growth and demand in eco-friendly products, with a 71% rise in searches for sustainable goods reported by the WWF in the past 5 years. Contrary to popular belief, this doesn’t mean it’s expensive either. Most eco products are much more concentrated, so while they may look around the same price, the cost in use is often much lower.
The Selden product can be diluted by 1 part chemical to 80 parts water. The BioHygiene product can be diluted by 1 part chemical to 300 parts water. Using BioHygiene will give you a reduction of 90% while in use. You will need 510 bottles of Selden for every 51 bottles of BioHygiene. Not only this, but by switching to BioHygiene you will be removing a lot of single-use plastic bottles from the supply chain.
We have given our five tips that you should know before searching for your products. Let’s summarise:
Calculating the number of products prior, making sure your cleaning purpose aligns with the product and ensure you have read through the Safety Data Sheet or COSSH sheet. See whether there is extended training for your employees, and make sure you prioritise eco-friendly options. Their sticker price might seem more, but in most scenarios, they will save you money, and Co2, and reduce waste.
Lastly, we recommend reading our blog for some innovative eco-friendly products here.