Choosing the right cleaning products is probably not your business’s top priority. But given the pandemic and all the new COVID-related hygiene protocols set by the province, it’s best to choose cleaning supplies more carefully now.
While it’s obvious that not all products are created the same in terms of quality and effectiveness, there are a lot of other factors to consider too. For instance, the global supply chain crisis!
Supply chains worldwide are under extreme stress right now, and with economic recovery already underway, the prices of imported products have gone through the roof. This is why you may want to consider locally manufactured products, not only because they’re more affordable but also because this way you can ensure a stable supply.
Also, follow these simple tips when choosing commercial cleaning products.
Do Your Research
Ideally, any purchases you make for commercial purposes should be backed by thorough research. Since you’re spending your business’s valuable resources—it should not be in vain.
So, scour the internet. Read plenty of blogs like ours, and also look for reviews. Online reviews can be incredibly useful, and it’s important to remember that all products, especially the best and the worst ones, have plenty of reviews—consider them before you make a purchase.
Also, research the chemicals and other ingredients used in the cleaning products you’re choosing to ensure they work for your space and its requirements.
Find Cost-Effective Options
Businesses typically have pre-decided budgets for everything, including cleaning supplies. And no business wants to go all out on disinfectants, obviously.
But that being said, there’s little point in investing in extremely low-quality products that cost cheaper but are hardly effective. Ideally, you should be looking for companies that are offering the best value at the best rates.
So, go for some high-end products if you need to, but make sure they have excellent results. You can also look into local options like ours since they’d cost you a lot less.
Go Green If Possible
Most cleaning products aren’t typically eco-friendly, but some of them are. This is why you may find them a bit on the steeper side, price-wise.
But going green may be worth it, especially if you’re looking for ways to play your part in conserving the environment as an organization.
It’s also a great way to make your business appear environmentally responsible, which can be a great impression on your clients and customers. Consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious these days, so some of them may choose to associate with you for this reason alone.
Choose Water-Based Products
You’ll come across two kinds of industrial cleaning products mostly, some that are solvent-based and others that are water-based.
We suggest you choose water-based products for your business, especially if you have a lot of electronics that you’d be cleaning. Water-based cleaning solutions have a higher flashpoint which means they’re not likely to react to low heat levels, which makes them perfect for cleaning electronics like computers and other devices.
Moreover, water-based cleaners tend to be environment friendly too, and they cost less!
Always Go for The Odor-Free Options
If you want your business to smell clean and fresh, you’re better off with the fragrance-free options. Using cleaners with fragrance can really backfire because everyone’s smelling sense is very different and what may seem mild to you could be overpowering for others, which isn’t something you want your customers to experience. So, it’s best to stick with the odour-free options.
This is even more important if you’re in the food and beverages industry. You don’t want people to walk into your restaurant and feel nauseous because of your cleaning products, right?
So, make sure to choose products that have no strong fragrances or even chemical smells.
Invest in Commercial or Industrial Cleaning Products
One of the biggest mistakes people make is that they treat all cleaning products the same way. When choosing cleaning products for a business, it’s important to remember that there are different types of solutions for residential use and commercial use. Make sure to go with the commercial or industrial options.
Commercial cleaners are much stronger and designed to disinfect hard surfaces. Some are also approved, especially for food processing use, while others are meant for healthcare facilities. Pick a commercial product best suited for your industry and its requirements.
Look for Products with Zero VOCs Or Allergens
When choosing cleaning products, especially for industrial use, finding ones without volatile organic compounds is important. This may even be a state requirement for your workplace, depending on which industry you’re in.
Moreover, you might want to check for any allergy-triggering ingredients or chemicals in the products you’re choosing. This is especially important if you have a business that several customers visit throughout the day. Go for the most neutral options you can find.
Look for A Local Brand to Ensure Stable Supply
As previously mentioned, it might be a good idea to choose locally manufactured products as it would ensure a more stable supply throughout the year.
This is especially important because you’re doing all of this research before choosing a product. But say you choose an imported cleaning solution or disinfectant that works great. What if a few months down the line, you’re informed that the cleaner you so carefully chose is now unavailable in the market because of uncertainties with international shipments? That’d be a bummer.
So, settle on a local brand like ours instead that’d be easier to find in your local stores!
At Bacoban, we offer locally manufactured, water-based, and highly effective cleaning solutions and disinfectants that are perfect for commercial and industrial use.
You can get in touch to learn more about our products before making the final choice.