Ice Melt, Snow, and Your Hard Floors

Winter has come and with it comes snow, ice, and slippery floors. Most facilities use ice melt and matting to make their entrances safer to navigate. However, despite matting, the snow, water, and ice melt can still find its way onto your facility’s hard floors.

Ice melt can be particularly difficult to remove from your floors. Natural soap products don’t contain the chemical ingredients to chemically bind ice melt salts in solution. Often, they will redeposit salts onto the floor during the cleaning process.

Buckeye has carefully designed its products to avoid this problem. Our Eco® Proportioning Program includes several products that effectively remove dirt and soils from floors. Eco pH Neutral Cleaner E31, Eco Floor Cleaner Fragrance-Free E32, and Eco Floor Cleaner E33 can all be diluted for use in a mop bucket or autoscrubber. They are formulated to work in winter’s tough conditions, dissolving and chemically suspending ice melt salts to keep them from re-depositing on the floor while mopping or autoscrubbing. Each product is also Green Seal certified, making them safer for the environment and the employees who use them.

E31, E32, and E33 are all part of the Eco Proportioning Program. This program has everything you need to maintain a clean facility, including cleaners, disinfectants, sanitizers, and deodorizers. Each product is packaged in a 1.25 L hermetically sealed bag and automatically diluted with an Eco proportioning system, virtually eliminating all errors that come with diluting products by hand. The Eco program and its products help you tackle difficult problems, like removing ice melt from your floors, with ease.

Some other helpful tips for cleaning away the black and white sludge on your facility’s floors include:

  1. Adjust how you mop and autoscrub floors. Begin mopping or autoscrubbing away from entrances and work towards them.
  2. Change your cleaning solution often when mopping so that it is not saturated with ice melt salts. You don’t want to mop over a previously clean area with a soiled mop.

Buckeye programs like the Eco Proportioning Program come with specialized training and representatives that help you tackle complex issues including how to best take care of your hard floors during the winter months. To learn more about Buckeye and the Eco Proportioning Program, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Make Your Floor Finish Last with Eco pH Neutral Cleaner E31

Cleaners with high alkalinity levels can cause your floor finish to lose its gloss, become brittle and powder, or remove the finish altogether. Eco® pH Neutral Cleaner E31 has the cleaning power that comes with high alkalinity levels without causing damage to your floor finish. It is designed in conjunction with Buckeye floor finishes to reduce strip outs and extend the life of your floors.

Eco pH Neutral Cleaner E31 is a versatile cleaner that can be applied with a cloth, sponge, trigger spray bottle, mop and bucket, or an automatic floor scrubber. It works well on floors, walls, fixtures, and other hard surfaces where water is used.

Eco pH Neutral Disinfectant E31

Because E31 is a pH neutral cleaner, it effectively removes dirt, soils, and greases without compromising employee safety. It meets Green Seal™ Standard GS-37 based on effective performance, concentration of product, minimized/recycled packaging, and protective limits on VOCs and human & environmental toxicity. It is also UL® listed for slip resistance. E31 is super concentrated and formulated with a patented surfactant combination. It does not contain APEO or EDTA, and its neutral pH levels will not contribute to pH problems in sewer discharge.

E31 works in hard water and dilutes in cold water to save money. With E31, there is no rinsing required and no dull film left behind. Its cleaning ability is outstanding, leaving behind only a pleasant lavender fragrance.

Eco pH Neutral Cleaner E31 is part of Buckeye’s Eco Proportioning Program. The Eco Proportioning Program’s proportioning systems offer push-button and automatic fill proportioning for ease of use, making it virtually automatic to properly dilute products. Eco proportioning systems make diluting products quick, easy, accurate, and cost-effective.

Contact your local Buckeye representative to find out more about Eco pH Neutral Cleaner E31 and the Eco Proportioning Program.

Eco Neutral Disinfectant E23

Cleanliness in hospitals and healthcare facilities is a matter of patient, employee, and visitor safety. The right cleaning product should be versatile, easy-to-use, and, above all, effective.

Eco® Neutral Disinfectant E23 disinfects, cleans, and deodorizes in one labor-saving step. This pH neutral product is designed for multi-purpose, broad spectrum cleaning and works on any hard nonporous surface. It can be used for both routine germicidal cleaning and floor care maintenance. It requires no rinsing and, when used on floors, does not attack floor finish, increasing time between labor intensive stripping and recoating procedures.

Eco Neutral Disinfectant is bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal, mildewstatic, and EPA registered. Its kill claims are validated by independent, third party labs, and include the following: *HIV-1 (AIDS Virus), *Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), *Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), *Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 & 2, *Rubella (German Measles), *Influenza A Virus/Hong Kong, *Vaccinia, *Adenovirus, Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Community Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), Gram-negative & Grampositive pathogens, Trichophyton Mentagrophytes (Athlete’s Foot Fungus).

E23

E23 works great in industrial settings, nursing homes, schools and colleges, office buildings, public facilities, hotels, and exercise facilities. Eco Neutral Disinfectant is a part of the Eco Proportioning Program, a program that can be customized to fit almost any facility. Eco considers variables like space availability, how many products you will dilute, cost, and whether or not your products need additional security. Eco products are highly concentrated and proportioned with Eco proportioning systems for quick, easy, accurate, and economical dilution.

To find out more about Eco Neutral Disinfectant, other Eco products and the Eco Proportioning Program as a whole, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Eco All-Purpose Cleaner E11 S11

Eco® All-Purpose Cleaner E11 S11 is a super concentrated, versatile cleaner that quickly breaks down and lifts soils, preventing them from being redeposited on surfaces. With E11, there is no rinsing required and no dull film left behind.

E11 is one product designed for many jobs. It has two dilution rates for multiple applications and can be used with mop buckets, automatic scrubbers, spray bottles, and other applications. It can be used on floors, walls, ceramic tile, partitions, fixtures, countertops, and other hard, nonporous surfaces. It does not require more product to work under hard water conditions and dilutes in cold water to save money.

E11

E11 is designed with human and environmental safety in mind. It’s formulated without harmful chemicals like APEO and EDTA. It is also Green Seal certified, meeting Green Seal Standard GS-37 based on effective performance, concentrated volume, minimized/recycled packaging and protective limits on VOCs and human & environmental toxicity.

Like all products in Buckeye’s Eco Proportioning Program, E11 has a low end-use cost. The Eco Proportioning Program uses proportioning systems to automatically dilute products at the proper ratio, ensuring no product goes to waste and saving employee time. The Eco Pro proportioning system can dilute for up to 6 applications while the Eco Element is more compact, diluting for up to 3 applications.

Eco All-Purpose Cleaner is also available in the S11 Eco .95 L Squeeze & Pour Bottle. This is the same product, packaged for individual product dilution. Whether you don’t have the space for a full proportioning system or have a need to dilute for more applications than your proportioning system provides, Eco Squeeze & Pour Bottles make it easy to measure and dilute individual products at the correct rate.

You can customize the Eco Proportioning Program to meet your facility’s needs, considering your space availability, how many products you will dilute, and additional security options. Contact your local buckeye representative to learn more about how Eco fits in your facility.

Dilution Control Systems

Dilution control systems are a major component of any effective cleaning and maintenance program. An effective dilution control system will automatically dilute product, saving time and preventing product waste.

Buckeye’s innovative solution to dilution control is the Eco® Proportioning Program. The Buckeye Eco proportioning system, packaging, and chemistry are economical, ecologically friendly, reliable, simple to use, and designed for your facility to achieve maximum return on your investment.

Eco proportioning systems are key components of the Eco program. The proportioning systems properly dilute super concentrated products with the push of a lever or button. Buckeye has designed the Eco proportioning systems with proprietary technology to produce maximum efficiency. Paired with Eco’s flexible packaging, the proportioning systems deliver a 99.9% evacuation rate, greatly reducing product waste.

The systems are compact and can be installed in virtually any custodial closet to maximize storage space. Choose between the Eco Pro and the Eco Element®. The Eco Pro dilutes for up to 6 applications and is designed for broad spectrum cleaning. The Eco Element dilutes for up to 3 applications and is designed for remote, satellite, and focused locations. Each system has push and lock buttons. Press the button to lock in place to fill mop buckets, autoscrubbers, and extractors hands-free. Optional features include a user designated hidden or keyed lock to aid in security and tracking product usage.

Each feature of the Eco Proportioning Program is designed with your needs in mind. Customize the program to fit your facility by contacting your local Buckeye representative for more information and a demonstration.

Eco Glass Cleaner HD E12 S12

Eco® Glass Cleaner HD E12 S12 is an effective, environmentally responsible glass cleaner. It is Green Seal certified, meeting Green Seal Standard GS-37 based on effective performance, concentrated volume, minimized/recycled packaging, and protective limits on VOCs and human and environmental toxicity. It contains no alcohol, butyl, or ammonia— ingredients that may be harmful to employees or damaging to surfaces.

Eco Glass Cleaner HD E12 S12

Eco Glass Cleaner HD E12 S12 is designed for use on glass, windows, mirrors, Plexiglas®, computer screens, optical scanners etc. It’s quick drying with a pleasant ocean surf fragrance and leaves behind no residue or streaks, reducing time and labor.

E12 is one of several Eco products that is available in Eco .95 L squeeze & pour bottles. This packaging provides easy measuring and dilutes to create 17 quarts worth of product. Eco Glass Cleaner HD also comes in Eco’s 1.25 L bag. The 1.25 L bag yields 99% of the product and is automatically diluted through an Eco proportioning system, creating 22 quarts of end-use product.

Buckeye’s Eco Proportioning Program provides value and convenience with systems, packaging, and chemistry that is economical, ecologically friendly, reliable, simple to use, and designed for your facility to achieve maximum return on your investment. To learn more about Eco Glass Cleaner HD E12 S12 and the Eco Proportioning Program, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Eco Muscle Cleaner E14

Products that remove stains from graffiti and permanent markers can be hard to come by. Eco® Muscle Cleaner E14 removes graffiti, ball-point ink, permanent marker, crayon, pencil, black heel marks, food soils, grease, oil, dyes, and most stains. E14 liquefies and lifts soils from surfaces that are often covered in stubborn stains like desktops, lockers, chairs, plastic, vinyl, Formica®, and nonporous surfaces.

Eco Muscle CleanerWith E14, there is no fragrance added, no rinsing required, and no residue left behind. Eco Muscle Cleaner is non-corrosive and will not attack metal surfaces. It’s biodegradable and uses Buckeye’s patented Liquescent® technology, a technology that enables Buckeye to manufacture high performance products while adhering to the principle of human health and environmental safety.

Eco Muscle Cleaner E14 and all products in the Eco Proportioning Program are super concentrated, economical, and dilute with cold water. The Eco Proportioning Program saves both time and money. Eco proportioning systems dilute products with the push of a button, making it virtually automatic to properly dilute products.

Contact your local Buckeye representative to learn more about Eco Muscle Cleaner E14 and the Eco Proportioning Program.

ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

On September 11-14, 2017 Buckeye will join the entire cleaning industry at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America Trade Show and ISSA Convention, the largest industry trade show of the year, in Las Vegas, NV. ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America is where new strategies, insights, and products are on display. While there, discover opportunities to achieve greater profits and improved efficiency for your company.

Buckeye will be at ISSA to discuss the advantages of programs like our Eco® Proportioning Program, Reflections® Wood Floor Program, Hard Floor Care Program, and Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program. Learn about these programs and new products from Buckeye at booth #3943.

Join us and 16,000+ professionals in the cleaning industry including distributors, building service contractors, facility decision makers, and residential cleaning companies. Exhibitors from over 25 countries will be participating to showcase the latest products and services. ISSA/INTERCLEAN will have 60+ education seminars and training workshops as well as over 700 suppliers and equipment manufacturers.

Visit us in Las Vegas to share market insights and discover the value of Buckeye programs and products.

Eco Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner E15 S15

The Eco® Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner E15 S15 is a general purpose cleaner designed to perform the job of multiple products, successfully cleaning your facility while taking up less inventory space.

Eco Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner E15/S15 is a versatile cleaner. It is made for use on floors, walls, fixtures, and other surfaces. It also has a variety of applications. Apply E15/S15 with a cloth, sponge, trigger spray bottle, pump-up sprayer, automatic scrubber, foam gun, or mop. This hydrogen peroxide cleaner can have a powerful impact on solving your cleaning needs.

E15 S15Eco Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner is a super concentrated, powerful degreaser. It is more effective than ordinary, general purpose cleaners because of its hydrogen peroxide boost. However, this does not make it harmful for users. E15/S15 is butyl-free and environmentally responsible. It is non DOT corrosive and meets Green Seal Standard GS-37. Green Seal standards are based on effective performance, concentrated volume, minimized/recycled packaging, and protective limits on VOCs and human and environmental toxicity.

E15/S15 is perfect for athletic facilities and locker rooms. It brightens grout and eliminates odors, leaving behind a fresh orange blossom fragrance.

Because E15/S15 is part of Buckeye’s Eco Proportioning Program, it comes super concentrated in a 1.25 L bag. This bag of product is then safely and automatically diluted with the Eco proportioning system, saving time and ensuring the product dilution rate is accurate every time. E15/S15 is one of many products offered as a part of the Eco Proportioning Program. The program is customizable with products and dilution control systems to meet your facility’s needs.

Contact your local Buckeye representative for more information.

Eco Acid Cleaner E16

Eco® Acid Cleaner E16 is a concentrated foaming acid cleaner that removes hard water deposits, standing water rings, and soap scum buildup from a variety of surfaces. This versatile acid cleaner is made for spray bottle application and has a mild citrus fragrance with no harsh odor.

Eco Acid Cleaner E16E16 uses organic acid and passes performance tests while reducing the use of potentially hazardous ingredients. It is independently certified by Green Seal, meeting Green Seal Standard GS-37. Employee exposure to harsh chemicals is greatly reduced, as is the use of energy and natural resources.

E16 comes in a 1.25 L bag that yields the equivalent of 22 quarts of product. Because E16 and other Eco products are part of the Eco Proportioning Program, they come highly concentrated, yield more product when diluted, and take up less storage space. The Eco Proportioning Program comes with proportioning systems that automatically dilute products, taking the guess work out of product dilution, saving inventory space and employee training dollars.

Learn more about the complete Eco Proportioning Program here.