Just as important as your choice of an industrial scrubber is the selection of your floor cleaning chemical. Thin layers of dirt or tire marks remaining after cleaning can be an indicator your chemical is not strong enough for the residue found on your warehouse floor.
Floor Chemical Concentration
As many as 75% of users are estimated to use the wrong cleaning concentration. This is a concern for companies because the result is increased costs. For example, if a warehouse floor accumulates large amounts of dirt, a heavy-duty degreaser will be the best solution. When a milder version is used, the operator may put in more chemical to compensate. Your dollars are literally going down the drain.
Drums versus Chemical
Using drums of floor chemical also affects costs. Besides taking up storage space within the warehouse, the 55 gallon drums are comprised mainly of water. The water increases the shipment’s weight and your freight expenses. An economical alternative to drums is to purchase only chemical. Operators can mix the solution onsite by hand or with the assistance of a wall mounted dispenser.
To uncover actual spend; calculate the price per ounce of floor chemical rather than overall costs. This can be accomplished by partnering with an equipment specialist for a facility survey. Seeing your facility helps the specialist understand the usable space, square footage and unique work areas. This is important because different work areas may require different solutions. Frequency of cleaning will also be factored into the final recommendation.
Floor Chemical Analysis
In addition to a facility review, request a complimentary chemical analysis. The report provides insight to the strength of your solution and how well it will eliminate the grime on your warehouse floor. A demo from your specialist can also be beneficial, providing side-by-side comparison tests of various floor cleaning chemicals.
Control your cleaning expenses! ProLift provides material handling solutions, including warehouse floor cleaner. Contact us to request a complimentary facility survey and floor chemical analysis.