Reducing your cleaning expenses
In this ever-changing climate it is important that all managers and business owners re-assess if they can introduce some cost savings initiatives into their business. When it comes to cleaning, saving energy, reducing labour time, and minimising any risk associated with product usage is extremely important. Reviewing your cleaning processes can ensure the most economical cleaning procedures are being followed.
Here are some of our suggestions that may assist with reducing cost in your businesses cleaning department.
1. Use Concentrated Products
Using highly concentrated products that can be used at small quantities, or be diluted into bottles, or buckets with water, results in minimising the use of plastic as well as a reduction in shipping products with a high water percentage. This in turn results in less packaging, and less shipping costs.
2. Use Dispensing Equipment
Measured dispensing equipment is not only simple and safe to use, but it also ensures a portion-controlled dosage of product resulting in optimum effectiveness. Dominant offer a range of dispensing equipment for all areas including laundries, housekeeping, dishwashing and personal care. These dispensers are calibrated for automatic or manual dosing of cleaning product. Dominant dispensing equipment will provide you with the confidence that you are using the right amount of product for the application – every time.
3. Reusable Packaging
Reusable packaging means that you will purchase less of certain items such as our reusable trigger spray bottles over time. If maintained in good condition a Dominant trigger spray bottle can last for years! This will result in product deliveries that are lighter, and an overall lighter carbon footprint.
4. Using the right product for the application
Using a product that is not designed to clean a certain space can result in the job being harder and taking more time to complete. It can result in the need to rewash, or rework product, not to mention delays in business production which is not a good outcome for any organisation. Our team of Account Managers can audit your site and educate your team on the correct products for the application meaning you won’t have any sticky situations where cleaning isn't effective.
5. Follow the correct directions for use
Incorrect usage of a product can result in a number of issues:
- Potential damage to surfaces and fabrics
- Equipment being damaged
- Rewash and/or rework of products
- Delays in production
- Safety risks
It is important to always follow the intended instructions for product and dispensing usage including using the correct tools and dispensing equipment, for example a spray pack or a pressure hose.
Clean as recommended
Cleaning more frequently also results in cleaners having to use less elbow grease and spend less time cleaning. If there is a recommended time for how often something should be cleaned – follow the usage recommendation, this will save a lot of time and hassle. Manufacturers of machinery and appliances will always provide cleaning recommendations or instructions.
And of course, one of the biggest cost savings of all is to purchase all your cleaning and sanitising products from one supplier. The team at Dominant will help you to find the best cleaning solutions for your business so you can achieve the desired outcomes for all areas of your organisation.
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