How to Reduce Risk and Chemical Consumption in Critical Cleaning
When it comes to operations, improvements to safety often come with an increase to costs. In fact, cleaning procedures for cleanrooms and critical environments are typically chosen for a balance between the two—meeting the necessary regulatory, industry and GMP standards at the lowest cost of labor and materials.
However, this relationship is based on old cleaning tools and techniques. With two- and three-bucket mopping systems and their correlating mop and wipe substrates, risk reduction requires a greater investment: more stringent and therefore time-consuming SOPs, more frequent cleaning chemical changes, and the use of mops and wipes recommended for higher level environments.
A newly designed cleaning system and enhanced substrates change the relationship between safety and cost—greatly reducing risk and lowering cost through process and consumables efficiency.
The Risks of Conventional Mopping Systems
Traditional two- and three-bucket mopping systems have high touch points throughout the process that could potentially introduce both contamination and employee health risks.
- Exposed cleaning chemicals
- Attaching clean mops
- Rinsing mops
- Wringing mops
- Mopping surfaces
- Removing dirty mops
- Disposing solution
- Cleaning equipment
A RISK ASSESSMENT OF THOSE HIGH TOUCH POINTS IS AS FOLLOWS:
Mopping with dirty mops, mopping with contaminated solution, and touching dirty mops present the most severe risks in terms of harm.
Chemical Usage of Conventional Mopping Systems
Based on best practice recommendations, you have to change 2-3 gallons of chemical for every 1,000 square feet for an ISO 7 or 8 environment. For an ISO 5 or 6 facility, more frequent chemical changes are recommended at 2-3 gallons for every 600 square feet. The chart below depicts the daily cleaning chemical consumption for a 5,000 square foot facility.
Significant consumables waste with conventional mopping systems results from frequent cleaning chemical changes.
Saturix Mopping System Lowers Mopping Process Risk Profile by 80% & Chemical Usage by 90%1
This innovative system completely eliminates high risk touch points and chemical waste associated with conventional mop systems.
Hands-Free Mop Attachment
Clean mops attach without assistance
of hands, quick and easy.
Sealed Liquid Reservoir—
No Changing Cleaning Chemicals
Cleaning solution is isolated in a sealed
container, eliminating spills and keeping it
viable for up to eight days.
Single Mop Precision Dosing—
No Mop Rinsing or Wringing
Clean mops are used to press a lever that
releases the exact amount of cleaning solution
per mop into a separate tray.
Always Mop with Clean Mops
and Clean Solution
This eliminates the particle and residual
contamination that is a part of all conventional
Hands-Free Mop Disposal
Mops are dropped directly in a waste receptacle,
without assistance of hands—the frame is then
ready for a clean mop.
99.9% Particle Removal—Additional Insurance to Safeguard Any Environment
While the Saturix cleaning system provides a dynamic reduction to risk and chemical consumption, Saturix microfiber mops and wipes remove 99.9% of particles down to .1 micron in size.2 This provides an additional layer of protection and efficiency, removing a wide range of particles.
1. Based on internal analysis of a 5,000 ft2 ISO 7 facility.
2. Based on third party lab testing.