Stop pouring money down the drain, and get the scoop on cost-saving chemical dilution systems instead.

Chemical dilution systems are designed to mix specially formulated concentrate chemicals with water accurately. The purpose of a system like this for a janitorial company is that you’ll spend less on cleaners because you can buy concentrated versions for much cheaper than their pre-diluted counterparts, which you may already be doing and mixing yourself. In addition, you can reduce the liability of accidental spills and burns to your team by using a system that combines the chemical and water solutions for you.

Two Types of Chemical Dilution Systems

  • Wall-mounted units (WMUs) are designed for use in facilities where space is limited. They’re ideal for small spaces like closets, utility rooms, and offices. Wall-mounted systems offer several advantages, including one central location for diluting products, having multiple products stored within one unit, and increased protection against theft.
  • Portable systems are used for filling containers with the correct concentration of chemical solutions at different locations, such as you might use if your janitorial crew doesn’t start their day at the same location. A portable dilution control system typically attaches to a bottle, bucket, or other container and dispenses the cleaning solution according to the settings selected by the user. It’s used for light-duty tasks and gives the end-user flexibility. 

Also, there are two main types: manual and automatic.

  • Manual dilution controls are used to manually adjust the ratio of liquid to powder. These are usually found at home improvement stores. For example, you can get a portable chemical dilution system container for $100.
  • Automatic dilution controls automatically adjust the ratio of liquid and powder and are typically wall-mounted. These are usually available from janitorial supply companies and direct from the companies that make them.

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Chemical Dilution Systems

Don’t miss out on the benefits of dilution control systems

There are several reasons why chemical dilution systems have become so popular in commercial cleaning.

1. Safety. Safety is the number one reason, meaning that your team is less likely to get injured by chemicals when they’re diluting chemicals themselves, which lessens your liability as a company and keeps your team safer.

2. Cost Savings. You’ll also save money on the backend because you won’t need to buy as many cleaners. The cost of concentrates in bulk is a fraction of the cost of ready-made cleaners.

3. Less Waste. Cost-effective chemical dilution control systems can also save you money by eliminating product waste. You can reduce carbon emissions and solid waste using chemical dilution control systems.

4. Ease of Use. Dilution control systems are easy to use. They make it easier for you to clean without having to worry about how much cleaner you’re using or if you’ve mixed enough.

5. Accuracy. When using a dilution control system, you know exactly what concentration of cleaner you’re mixing. As a result, you don’t have to guess whether you’ve added enough cleaner to a bucket of water.

6. Cleaner Quality. Because you’re not adding extra water to the mixture, the quality of the cleaner will remain high. This means that you’ll have a better chance of getting the job done right every time.

7. Versatility. A sound chemical dilution system can handle any type of cleaner. It’s not limited to just one kind of cleaner. If you want to change from one cleaner brand to another, you can do it easily. All you have to do is swap out the concentrate container.

8. Productivity. In addition to saving you time, a chemical dilution system makes it easier for your employees to keep up with their workloads. As a result, fewer things are standing between them and completing tasks.

9. Flexibility. Chemical dilution control systems offer flexibility. You can adjust the amount of cleaner you add to a bucket of water based on the size of the area being cleaned. For example, if you’re cleaning an entire floor, you might only need to add half the amount of cleaner to the water.

10. Convenience. Chemical dilution control systems are convenient. If you’re using a portable system, it makes it easy for you to move from job to job and eliminates the guesswork when it comes to chemical mixing at the same time.

Disadvantages of Chemical Dilution Control System

One disadvantage of dilution control systems is that they don’t work well with all types of cleaners, so if there is a specific product you prefer to use and it’s not compatible, you won’t be able to use it with the system. In addition, some cleaners contain ingredients that may not dissolve properly. Again, this could cause problems with the dilution process, so you won’t be able to use it.

Another disadvantage of a dilution control system is that they aren’t always compatible with other equipment. For example, some machines require a specific type of pump. If you want to add a pump to an existing machine, you might need to replace the whole unit.

What to look for in a system

There are many dilution control systems on the market. Some systems also help prevent the worker from contacting the concentrate when changing the concentrated refill.

Designing products that work well is essential. Products should be designed to prevent backflow and foam. Labeling must be clear and easy to read. The product should also be easy to install and operate.

When choosing a dilution control system for your facility, consider these factors:

1. Compatibility. Make sure the chemical dilution system you choose works with your current equipment.

2. Safety. Ensure that the system has safety features such as shut-off valves, pressure relief valves, and emergency shutdown mechanisms.

3. Durability. Choose a system that will last for years. What are your competitors using, and how long have they used it? Find online forums and Facebook groups for the cleaning industry and ask other janitorial business owners what they use.

4. Price. Don’t pay more than you have to.

5. Ease of installation. Determine where your wall-mounted system will live, the space it will consume, and if you’ll need to run new electricity or plumbing to get it up and running.

6. Training. Make sure that the company provides safety training on the system.

7. Maintenance. Look for reviews, and ask around in your industry to see how much maintenance others need on their system. 

Do you use a chemical dilution system? Which one, and how do you like it?

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