Disinfectants are antimicrobial agents applied to surface areas of nonliving objects to destroy microorganisms. They are used in a variety of areas such as hospitals, schools, kitchens, and restrooms to maintain a clean and germ-free environment.
When disinfecting, remember to remove heavy soil deposits first. When areas are heavily soiled, pre-clean the area before applying the disinfectant. While applying the disinfectant, use personal protective equipment including gloves and safety glasses when indicated. Be sure to follow the label instructions for each Buckeye product.
Buckeye Disinfectants ensure commonly used surface areas such as doorknobs, desks, tables, and restroom fixtures are germ-free. Buckeye disinfectant cleaners are quaternary ammonium/phenolic/alcohol-based products that are EPA registered and meet the OSHA bloodborne pathogen standard. Each disinfectant includes extensive kill claims, some of which include HIV-1 (AIDs virus), influenza and German Measles.
Buckeye offers a wide assortment of disinfectants including one-step cleaners and disinfectants, pH neutral disinfectants, highly concentrated disinfectants, disinfectants with multiple dilution rates, and ready-to-use disinfectants to meet any specific need. Here is a complete list of Buckeye Disinfectant products:
Sanicare Lemon Quat™
Sanicare Mint Quat™
Sanicare Pine Quat™
Sanicare Quat 128™
Sanicare Quat 256™
Buckeye Sanicare Disinfecting Wipes
Buckeye Watchdog® NF
Buckeye Training Programs provide facilities with standardized procedures and training tailored to quality Buckeye products, including Buckeye’s Disinfectants.
It can be challenging to find a floor cleaner that deep cleans on all types of floors, and even harder if you are looking to find one that is fragrance-free. Buckeye Eco® Floor Cleaner Fragrance-Free E32/S32 is a super concentrate and can be used on all types of floors and finishes. It is a superior cleaner, low-foaming, and pH neutral when diluted.
E32/S32 has many advantages and benefits compared to other floor cleaners. It can handle high soil loads and will not damage floor finish. The effective cleaning performance is proven to extend time between required floor finish strip outs. It is also Green Seal™ certified, making it the environmentally responsible choice. E32/S32 is formulated to help minimize foam in the recovery tank of your automatic scrubber, allowing you to go further without taking the time to empty the tank. Another benefit of E32/S32 is that when used with an Eco Proportioning System it’s guaranteed to be mixed at the correct dilution and at the lowest end-use cost.
E32/S32 and the Eco Proportioning System are part of the fully integrated Eco Proportioning Program. The program has a simplistic approach to proportioning to help protect and preserve the environment, while helping you achieve the best overall value for each dollar spent.
Some people avoid installing carpet in facilities because they think cleaning the carpet will be an unsurmountable challenge. Luckily, with a standardized maintenance program and Buckeye products, it doesn’t have to be. Buckeye offers a wide variety of carpet care products that can match any carpet care needs. Buckeye carpet care products remove stubborn stains, are cost effective, and extend carpet life!
Buckeye has carpet care products for extraction, shampooing, spot removal, traffic lane cleaning, surface cleaning and specialty spot removing. For example, Beta-Gone™ Betadine® Carpet Spotter is a carpet and upholstery spotter designed to remove Betadine stains. It also is great for daily cleaning, as a pretreatment before other cleaning procedures, and removes stubborn iodine stains. Another product, Touch & Go™ Carpet Surface Cleaner, can be used to quickly remove surface soils (oil and water-based) when used with a bonnet cleaning system and is fast drying. It is even compatible with new generation carpets. If you need a soil retardant, Shelter™ can extend the life of your carpet by protecting carpet fibers from the penetration of dirt, soils, and stains. Even oil-based liquids stay beaded on the carpet surface for easy removal. Shelter also won’t change the color of lighter carpets as other protective systems tend to do.
Buckeye also offers the Buckeye Carpet Spotting Kit. The kit includes all of the tools necessary for any carpet stain, all packaged in one convenient carrying case. It includes Gone™ H202 Carpet Spot Cleaner, Beta-Gone Betadine Carpet Spotter, Stabilize™ RTU Anti-Browning Treatment, and Gum, Tar, & Oil™ Remover Carpet Spotter. It also contains a carpet bone, carpet brush, spotting cloth, rubber gloves, and a Spotting Guide.
For schools and universities, the Buckeye Honors Program includes a special section on Buckeye carpet care products and recommended training procedures. This program is a complete online custodial training program for schools and universities in routine cleaning, carpet care, and more. The website features the complete program and materials that are available 24 hours a day to meet any carpet care needs.
The Buckeye Eco® Proportioning Program will help you achieve the best overall value for each dollar spent with products that are effective, safer and economical, and packaging that is flexible and sustainable. Eco products are super concentrated and packaged in 1.25 L bags that are hermetically sealed to ensure no contamination, and manufactured with 83% less plastic than rigid containers so less waste goes to landfills.
The Eco program is ideal for cleaning in any area including food service areas. Eco Sanitizer E62/S62 is a broad-range sanitizer that can be used on walls, floors, fixtures, and on food processing and preparation surfaces. To clean glass and acrylic plastic surfaces covering food surfaces, use Eco Multi-Purpose Glass Cleaner E13. Eco Heavy-Duty Cleaner E61/S61 can be used to clean stainless steel and food contact surfaces in cafeteria settings. To disinfect trash receptacles, use Eco One-Step Disinfectant/Deodorizer/Cleaner E22/S22. Using these Eco products will improve the overall cleanliness of your food service area. Learn more about the Eco Proportioning Program here.
A hand hygiene program is complete only when you have all of the necessary components. The Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program offers a complete line of hand hygiene products, including quality hand sanitizers. The Symmetry Hand Hygiene Program has three different hand sanitizers that can fit your facility’s hand hygiene product needs.
Symmetry’s Non-Alcohol Foaming Hand Sanitizer is a rich foaming, waterless hand sanitizer that eliminates 99.9% of common disease-causing organisms. It contains allantoin and aloe, that will leave hands refreshed even after repeated use. It dries quickly, has a mild sweet fragrance, and doesn’t contain triclosan. Another option is Symmetry’s Foaming Hand Sanitizer that contains 62% w/w ethyl alcohol, aloe, and vitamin E. It also does not contain triclosan and is available unscented. A third option is Symmetry’s Gel Hand Sanitizer. It will leave hands feeling refreshed without leaving a sticky residue. With all of these hand sanitizers you can apply gloves with ease after sanitizing and it does not dry out hands.
Symmetry hand sanitizers are packaged in hermetically sealed plastic bags and pump bottles that have a “no-drip” system. The packages are contaminate-free and allow for 99% product evacuations. You will not be wasting dollars discarding containers that do not utilize all of the hand sanitizer! Learn more about Symmetry hand sanitizers and the Symmetry Hand Hygiene Program here.
The Symmetry Hand Hygiene program has more than just effective hand sanitizers. It offers a full line of hand washes, lotions, and dispensers complete with education, awareness and behavior modification tools, and training for all markets. One example of additional tools available is the Symmetry Behavior Modification System. It is a set of unique placards and signs with messages designed to inspire hand hygiene. There are even wall charts, posters, product literature, and hand washing videos to help you maximize hand hygiene practices in your facility. Symmetry understands the importance of proper hand hygiene, and provides not only the products, but also the education and awareness necessary to reinforce it.
Have you ever been cleaning in a remote area, away from a filling station, and needed to change your mop bucket solution? Buckeye Eco® Squeeze & Pour products are compact so you can carry them with you for dilutable cleaning on the go. Squeeze & Pour products are green, convenient, concentrated, and use proprietary technology.
Super concentrated Eco Squeeze & Pour products are formulated with proprietary technology for maximum efficiency and provide superior end-use cost. Many Eco Squeeze & Pour products are also Green Seal™ certified. Eco Glass Cleaner HD E12/S12, Eco Floor Cleaner E32/S32, Eco pH Neutral Cleaner E31/S31, and Eco Neutral Disinfectant E23/S23 are all products that you can use as Squeeze & Pour. These products and more are part of the Buckeye Eco Proportioning Program. The program has a simplistic approach to proportioning to help protect and preserve the environment, while helping you achieve the best overall value for each dollar spent. You can check out the full benefits of the Eco Proportioning Program here.
Carpeted flooring can be difficult to keep clean in any facility, especially in areas with high foot traffic. Buckeye Eco® Carpet Spotter E51 and Eco Extraction Cleaner E52 can help, specifically, with carpeted floors. Both products can be used with the Buckeye Eco Proportioning Program and are Woolsafe® approved.
Buckeye’s Eco Carpet Spotter E51 is a concentrated, full spectrum spotter that is effective on both oil and water-based stains. E51 uses an encapsulation technology to prevent re-soiling and is independently tested for the highest standards in performance and safety. It may be used on not only water-based stains, but oil stains too. Soil will become bonded to the chemistry for post spotting removal. There are many benefits to using E51 with your cleaning program. It can help any facility save on inventory and employee training dollars, all while being safer and effective to use.
Buckeye’s Eco Extraction Cleaner E52 is highly concentrated and designed to be used as a hot water carpet extraction cleaner at 1 oz. per gallon. The chemistry in E52 bonds with the oil, grease, dirt or other soil and removes it quickly with the aid of the hot water. E52 is effective on both oil and water-based soils, is low foaming, and leaves no residue to promote the re-soiling of carpet fibers. It can also help prevent the clogging of extraction jets, which saves time and money spent on costly machine maintenance. Be sure to check out Buckeye’s Eco Proportioning Program for a list of products that can be used together to provide your facility with the highest quality cleaning program.
Floor Finish Products from Buckeye International
Finishing floors has the reputation of being a costly and time-consuming task and, additionally, the approach to floor maintenance has changed over time with a considerable emphasis on indoor air quality. Buying an innovative, quality floor finish that offers durability combined with a high gloss will not only keep your facility looking its best, but will also help save time and money on maintenance costs and procedures. Buckeye offers some of the most efficient and cost effective floor finishes available!
Buckeye floor finishes provide a superior gloss, excellent durability, and an unmatched response to burnishing. Because Buckeye floor finishes are non-yellowing, floors stay clear which reduces stripping frequencies.
Buckeye floor finishes are also non-powdering, which enables them to last longer. Non-powdering means that floor finishes respond well to propane burnishing. Buckeye floor finishes will harden rather than powder when burnished. Harder finishes are more durable and will look better for much longer than a powdering finish. A finish that powders will create more work by not only increasing strip cycle frequencies, but also by creating dust that requires cleaning. Dust and powder from floor finish also lowers indoor air quality.
Slip Resistant Floor Finishes
Another consideration is that the finish should be U.L. listed for slip resistance or certified to meet ASTM D 2047. A good finish will make the floor less slippery than an unfinished floor and keep the floors safer for customers. Even though the floor looks wet, it should never be slippery. All Buckeye floor finishes are U.L. listed for slip resistance.
Additionally, a self-leveling finish will make application easier and less time-consuming for maintenance staff. Buckeye self-leveling floor finishes dry to a smooth, non-rippling surface and provide the best results whether your climate is humid, dry, or somewhere in between.
Buckeye floor care products save time and money too. Customers report increased savings using Buckeye floor care products because they work the first time, requiring less maintenance and often fewer coats over time than other floor finishes.
Buckeye is dedicated to the research and development of innovative products to meet the demands of today’s floors. Safety and effectiveness can coincide. Let Buckeye show you proven results. Contact us to learn how to use floor finishes for your floors.