TIP #2 SUPPLIES PART 2:
Reducing cleaning cost is a common goal for building managers and cleaning contractors
Buy concentrated. The more concentrated the cleaning solution, the longer it will last, helping to reduce costs significantly.
Focus on performance. Select products that are more effective and/or help improve worker productivity. Even if they cost more than comparable products, the labor-related savings will likely more than pay for the investment.
Buy quality. Purchasing higher quality products invariably pays dividends, which reduces the cost of cleaning. They may be easier to use; perform more effectively; be more durable; last longer, etc.
Look for multi-surface cleaning tools. This can apply both to cleaning chemicals as well as equipment. One cleaning solution or one machine that can clean multiple surfaces (i.e., hard surface floors and carpet) is one of the best ways to reduce supply costs.