Industrial cleaning products should always be cost-effective, but it is important to consider how they are cost effective. Making a saving on the sale price might actually be the worst way of trying to save money since inferior cleaning materials can increase the amount of time it takes to properly clean or disinfect an area. Another issue is the reliability of such products since many have to meet certain safety gradings in order to be considered acceptable, a point which takes on greater significance if the cleaning materials are to be diluted. Concentrated options are there to allow organisations to save money with cleaning products that are ideally compliant with the BS EN 1276 disinfectant regulation. Such a product should kill MRSA as well as 99.999% of all bacteria yet shouldn’t leave an unpleasant smell or residue from where it has been. A product like this can often be diluted to 1:50 parts water which can give a 5 litre bottle great longevity.
Industrial cleaning products like this can also be used in certain household cleaning environments. Anti-bacterial supplies are great for nursing and care homes as well as hospitals and more industrial zones that need to be clean. So long as the scent is tolerable in a smaller area, then it could be an ideal way to increase cleaning efficiency while also ensuring that the entire area is reliably clean on a bacterial level. Some of the best options for household kitchens are sanitisers which often come with neutral odours. These offer disinfection for places where food is prepared and can kill bugs such as MRSA, E-coli, Salmonella and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Again, it should be tested to BS EN 1276 compliance and should be suitable for all surfaces that are usually cleaned. Through further testing some sanitisers might be diluted to more than 1:50 parts water all the way up to 1:120 parts for increase longevity, although this should always have been independently tested by a trusted authority. Sanitisers should also be advertised as food safe, since not every cleaning product is designed for the kitchen.
Other commercial and industrial cleaning supplies that can find application in more household settings are washroom and toilet cleaners. Those designed for wash and shower rooms should ideally clean, descale, disinfect and deodorise to ensure that no smells or bacteria begin to build up. This is particularly important for rest homes, hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, gyms and clubs where cleanliness and presentation are important. Again, specialist disinfectants may be required that meet BS standards for the removal of dangerous bugs like MRSA. This is equally true with bactericidal toilet cleaners that may be a blend of emulsifiers and biocides. These must be safe to use on a daily basis and may also be diluted to various degrees. When diluting it is always important to consider the type of cleaning that is to be undertaken, since some cleaning situations may naturally require a thicker mix than others.