Commercial Cleaner Manufacturers
In a previous blog, Institutional Cleaner Manufacturers, we spoke of those ‘after hours’ dedicated denizens of the ‘workplace jungle’ found working within office buildings, retail stores, municipal buildings, train and bus depots, airports, and private restaurants. Those inhabitants clean, sanitize, and disinfect various surfaces with the appropriate ‘weapons’ used to immobilize the same microbial menaces that American households tackle on the home front. The mission of both, homeowners using household cleaners and institutional, aka commercial cleaning personnel, is the same: clean the dirt and grit and wipe away germs that potentially could bring about viral and bacterial illnesses. The ‘weapons for the cleaning battle’ formulated and produced ’round the clock’ by household and commercial cleaner manufacturers, as Unified Solutions For Cleaning.
The work of commercial cleaning is often referred to as the I & I market or Institutional and Industrial Cleaning marketplace. It is the latter, industrial cleaning, that is the focus of today’s blog article.
According to the PR report by CISION newswire, the revenue stream of industrial, commercial cleaning services is projected to grow at a CAGR, Compound Annual Growth Rate of over 6% from 2021 to 2026. The global industrial, commercial cleaning market is projected to grow from 46.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2019 to 58.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2024.
With the ever-increasing health consciousness of business workers and business customers, coupled with businesses needing to be in compliance with such government regulatory agencies as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) the market growth of the cleaning supply distributors and commercial cleaner manufacturers supplying the surfactants, solvents, and sanitizers is but a ‘shine of the times.’
Industrial, commercial cleaning professionals, need to adhere to strict ‘cleaning standards’ that help their clients meet the regulations of such government agencies as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), OSHA, and the EPA.
Industrial, commercial cleaning service professionals, need to be trained and certified in working with heavy industrial machinery, lubricants, and various chemicals that are part of industrial production facilities. Manufacturing and industrial production facilities must be kept not just clean of dust and dirt but pristine, as some machinery is ‘sensitive’ to such contaminants.
Carpets, conference tables, cubicles, wastebaskets, and windows are the targets for institutional cleaning. Industrial cleaning requires cleaning machinery, assembly lines of gears, belts, pulleys, keeping floors of wood or concrete sterile in pharmaceutical and food manufacturing plants, and cleaning and sanitizing air ducts and vents for maximum Improved Air Quality (IAQ).
Commercial Cleaning Products
Distributors seeking commercial cleaning supplies appropriate for those cleaning situations of oil spills,
and grease galore showing itself on the manufacturing facilities floor, should consult the expertise of a commercial cleaner manufacturer, as Unified Solutions For Cleaning, who can provide custom formulations for any cleaning product. Unified Solutions For Cleaning also offers cleaning supply distributors access to private labeling of the thousands of licensed and patented product formulas created in our in-house laboratory by certified chemists.
Some examples of commercial cleaning products:
General Purpose Cleaners: These are specially formulated detergents containing oil dispersants and grease-killing compounds, specifically made for industrial environments where a fire is a risk. Dispersants are made of one or more surface-cleaning agents, aka surfactants. These general-purpose cleaners are used in oil fields, marine, and offshore environments, aviation facilities, and food processing plants.
Heavy-Duty Detergents: Ideal for industrial facilities, as it is composed of an alkaline powder capable of removing oil, grease, carbon, rust, and paint on a metal surface but will not penetrate and pit the base metal.
Solvents For Electronics: Such cleaning products are composed of highly refined hydrocarbon solvents and are safe to use in a manufacturing environment. It does not deplete the ozone nor soften or cause dullness to plastic or painted surfaces.
Metal Cleaning Solutions: These solutions include acid descalers composed of hydrochloric acid, which produces a unique film, forming an inhibitor to protect carbon steel, copper, and brass against acid attack. Acid descalers also will dissolve limescale and other deposits, making them perfect for boilers, calorifiers, and heat exchanges. Closed system dispersant and cleaner solutions are for use in chilled and hot water loops. It will not cause excessive corrosion in the cleaning product. The pH should be kept neutral while cleaning. Scale Removers: a cleaning product that is a blend of citric acid and wetting agents. It is intended to clean metals without bringing about excessive corrosion. Such cleaners are used to remove iron and copper oxides in heat exchangers and boilers.
Heating & Cooling System Cleaners: These are used with closed heating and cooling systems. Such systems are called closed because of a lack of air contact. The cleaners are used to remove mill scale, delicate chips, or filings of stone, metal, or other material produced from a machining operation and building debris.
Oil Spill Dispersant: Formulated for treating and cleaning up oil spills in marine environments, at sea, and on sand or pebble beaches. Such a product works rapidly, and the use of this type of cleaning product requires consultation with a licensing agency and following specific regulations.
Commandments Of Commercial Cleaning:
- Thou shalt ‘work around’ the production schedule of industrial manufacturing facilities. Industrial cleaning personnel are not ‘after hours’ denizens, as are their institutional cleaning counterparts. Industrial cleaners are usually found cleaning during busy production times. The cleaning needs a strict, organized approach to get the job done with little interruption to production time.
- Thou shalt be knowledgeable of the machinery to be cleaned and use the correct cleaning agents that will not ‘gum up’ the components of the machinery nor corrode the machine metals.
- Thou shalt be stringent in following safety procedures to minimize risks of injury to industrial workers and avoid cross-contamination of machinery through the use of fresh mops, sponges, and rags for each surface to be cleaned.
- Thou shalt go above and beyond ‘surface cleaning’ with 360-degree cleaning using special cleaning equipment and technology. Advancement in cleaning technology enables 360-degree cleaning of machinery with vapor tools and electrostatic disinfection tools. Electrostatic disinfection
is common in heavy-duty manufacturing and industrial work environments.
- Thou shalt show one’s security and confidentiality clearances to clean where industrial trade secrets of food, pharmaceuticals, electronic, or any patented products are produced or stored.