As a facility manager, you are facing higher expectations around cleaning and disinfecting while working hard to protect staff and customers during the pandemic and upcoming flu season. Having the right cleaning and disinfecting processes and solutions in place can make your job more manageable without sacrificing effectiveness.
Electrochemically-activated cleaning and disinfecting solutions made from water, salt and electricity can potentially transform your cleaning operations. These solutions are generated on site and on demand, reducing reliance on conventional chemical manufacturers and distributors.
Are ECA Solutions Right for Your Operation?
Whether you are looking to streamline custodial training or gain a competitive edge, it’s important to consider the efficacy, safety and sustainability of your cleaning program.
Ask these five questions to determine if ECA solutions are the right fit to enhance your operation.
1. How many chemicals am I currently using, and what are their concentration levels?
Having too many chemicals with varying concentration levels as part of your program can overcomplicate and add risk to the cleaning process. ECA solutions can make your staff more productive by replacing numerous conventional chemicals with just two solutions – one all-purpose cleaner to remove surface soils ahead of disinfection and one sanitizer/disinfectant to inactivate viruses and kill bacteria and fungi. You can check the parts per million of free available chlorine (FAC/ppm) and pH of the solutions at any time to confirm they are at their optimal level of effectiveness.
2. What if my cleaning solutions are being used by someone who is not professionally trained?
Many people who were not involved in cleaning processes before the pandemic, like teachers, are taking it upon themselves to clean and disinfect surfaces between cleaning conducted by professionals. Thus, it’s crucial that products are safe for everyone to use and that the cleaning process is easy to understand. When mixed improperly, toxic conventional chemicals can potentially cause devastating incidents. ECA solutions do not contain any harmful ingredients and are meant to be used one after the other, meaning they are compatible and won’t result in toxic gases or explosions.
3. How will my team feel about a different method of cleaning and disinfecting?
The pandemic has required many cleaners to adjust their processes, and it can sometimes be difficult for both new and experienced employees to adjust to new cleaning methods. Thankfully, training your staff on ECA solutions is easy, as they only have to learn how to apply one cleaner and one disinfectant properly. Employees will appreciate that the solutions minimize risk and simplify cleaning and disinfecting processes and custodial procedures.
4. What if people in my facility have respiratory issues or allergy sensitivities?
Assume that people in your facility have respiratory sensitivities and make sure your facility is always a safe space for visitors and employees. However, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in some conventional cleaners and disinfectants can worsen asthma or other respiratory conditions. Because they are made from just three pure ingredients, ECA solutions are non-irritating to eyes and skin and can reduce the risk of chemical-related workplace injuries or illness.
5. How will this affect our sustainability commitments?
Using ECA solutions can help facilities earn LEED certification, reduce resource consumption and costs, enhance brand reputation and more. Generating your own cleaning and disinfecting solutions on site nicely ladders up to overarching corporate social responsibility goals by enabling up to 95% reduction of daily-use packaging and eliminating the environmental impact of transporting and disposing of conventional chemicals. Plus, ECA solutions help reduce environmentally harmful plastic waste by using refillable bottles instead of single-use containers.
Simplify Your Cleaning and Disinfecting Today
Once you’ve determined that ECA solutions are well-suited to your cleaning and disinfecting needs, it’s important to consider if the device is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliant and confirm that the manufacturer has data supporting its compliance. Although the EPA has no official list of EPA-compliant devices and does not include those devices on their List N of disinfectants, the PathoSans® system is an EPA-compliant device. Plus, the PathoCide® disinfectant the system generates is proven to inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 60 seconds on a pre-cleaned surface.
As a facility manager, you need solutions that save time without sacrificing efficacy. An on-site generator that produces ECA solutions can minimize workplace health risks and supply shortages while meeting sustainability goals and effectively slowing the spread of pathogens.
To simplify your cleaning and disinfecting operations with the PathoSans on-site generation system, learn more at www.pathosans.com.