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Friday's Ask the Experts: Productivity

September 23, 2011
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Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: We currently use Frescomax and Vectra floor finish using a mop and bucket system. We''re thinking of moving to the Prospeed system with the same chemicals. Has anyone changed methods and seen actual savings in terms of chemical cost, or is the savings all "theoretical" labor savings and increased productivity?

The answer:

You should experience reduced finish usage from decreased discard levels, not from thinner coats of product applied. Let me explain. Prior to cleaning the finish mop, there normally remains 6-16 oz. of floor finish that is rinsed down the drain. Ok, I have never actually measured the exact amount. And, it does vary by mop size and amount of downward pressure exerted by the mop press on the bucket. I have calculated the inverse absorption level. It is not uncommon for ... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.

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