As 2021 begins, we can see light at the end of the tunnel with the approval of multiple COVID-19 vaccines. While vaccines are distributed over the next few months, some businesses are preparing to welcome back more occupants to their facilities. For example, office buildings are expecting a portion of employees to return to the office after working from home, and foodservice and hospitality organizations hope for an increasing number of visitors in the near future.
Regardless of their reopening timelines, all facilities are facing heightened expectations of cleanliness from staff and building occupants that will last beyond the pandemic. As a facility manager, you are probably working hard to clean frequently and protect the health and safety of employees, customers and guests. Read on to learn more about an easy transition that will allow you to do more with less.
Applying ECA Solutions in your Operation
Facilities can easily generate electrochemically-activated cleaning and disinfecting solutions (ECAS) with an on-site generator (OSG). With electrochemically-activated solutions, you can replace most cleaning and disinfecting chemicals with just two solutions.
So how does it work? Electrochemical activation technology combines water, salt and electricity to generate a cleaner and a disinfectant that can be used on surfaces where liquid solutions can be used. This makes them compatible with a wide variety of finishes.
Less is more when you switch to ECA solutions. It simplifies your cleaning program so you no longer need to manage orders, safety data sheets and potentially incompatible chemicals.
Four Key Benefits of OSG
With a more streamlined cleaning program, facility managers can accomplish the following:
- Reduce training time. By replacing a host of traditional chemicals with ECA solutions, you can significantly cut down the time and budget required to train new employees. As many cleaning roles typically see a high rate of turnover, this is a valuable benefit.Instead of handling various safety data sheets and manufacturers’ instructions for numerous chemicals, managers can quickly and easily educate employees about the two-step process of applying cleaner, and then disinfectant. Training on OSG maintenance is also simple.
- Eliminate supply shortages. Generating solutions on site eliminates reliance on cleaning chemical supply chains. As a result, managers need not worry about the risk of running out of crucial supplies due to a shortage or shipping delay. ECA solutions use only water, salt and electricity, allowing facilities to generate as much as needed, on demand. This reduces downtime and enhances peace of mind within your operation and for building occupants and visitors.
- Reduce the risk of hazardous chemical reactions. By replacing several chemicals with ECA solutions, you greatly reduce the hazards associated with potentially caustic chemicals. This is because the ECA cleaner and disinfectant are designed to pair well with one another. Employees can apply the cleaner first and then the disinfectant without worrying about harmful reactions and surface damage. ECA solutions are non-irritating to eyes and skin, making them the ideal choice for avoiding health risks associated with harmful conventional chemicals.
- Achieve sustainability goals. As many facility managers work to meet more ambitious sustainability goals, ECA solutions can help reduce waste and reliance on CO2-emitting supply chains. On-site generation of cleaning and disinfecting solutions allows for refilling spray bottles, which eliminates the need to continually purchase chemicals in disposable bottles.
Simplify your Cleaning Program
With ECA solutions, you can improve facility operations across several fronts, including supply, safety and sustainability. Whether your facility is operating at full capacity or considering a long-term reopening strategy, a simplified cleaning program with fewer chemicals can help you navigate the challenges of maintaining the highest levels of hygiene. Switch to on-site generation of two cleaning and disinfecting solutions to gain more with less.
Ready to simplify and improve your approach to cleaning? Contact us today at www.pathosans.com.