Maximize Efficiency with the Eco Proportioning Program

Maximize Efficiency with the Eco Proportioning Program

From general cleaning to restroom cleaning and food service area cleaning, the wide range of necessary products can begin to add up. Keeping track of the dilution rate and application of each product can get overwhelming. It can start to waste the time of staff members and, in some cases, prevent them from cleaning and disinfecting properly. The Eco® Proportioning Program is designed to maximize efficiency with easy-to-operate proportioning systems, cohesive labeling, and outstanding product performance.

All Eco products are proportioned through Eco proportioning systems. Eco proportioning systems are automatic, compact, and self-contained with a cohesive user interface and experience. All three proportioning systems (Eco Pro®, Eco Element®, and Eco Edge®) have the same user interface with seamless push and lock buttons. All Eco products are diluted and dispensed with the push of a button, consolidating the dilution process for all facility cleaners and disinfectants.

Eco products use a unique and intuitive labeling system to help staff members easily identify products. Each Eco product has a corresponding color and number that can be found on the product packaging, spray bottle, and proportioning system. In combination with Eco’s proportioning systems, Eco’s labeling system simplifies the proportioning process for all staff members, helping them focus on the more important task of cleaning.

Eco products cover all your facility’s cleaning needs including food service and preparation areas, restrooms, carpet cleaning, and other general cleaning. When asked about his elementary school’s switch to Eco, one head custodian said, “Staff has really liked the change to Eco. The chemicals work a lot better than what we used in the past.” Because Eco products work better than other cleaners and disinfectants, staff members no longer have to waste time recleaning areas because residue has been left behind. Eco products work on the first application.

When Buckeye representatives install Eco proportioning systems, they train staff members on the proportioning systems and products. Eco also has customizable wall charts that staff members can refer to as they dispense products and clean. Staff members at one university commented on the helpfulness of Buckeye training and wall charts, saying, “Buckeye has been extremely helpful in making sure that our staff is properly trained. I like the wall charts above the systems. If I ever forget what a chemical does or how to install a bag, it’s posted right there.”

With Eco and the training provided by Buckeye representatives, staff members can be confident in a clean facility. To find out more about the Eco Proportioning Program, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Cleaning in Recreational and Community Centers

Cleaning in Recreational and Community Centers

Creating a welcoming environment for visitors of your community or recreational center can be a difference-maker for your facility. The best way to do this is by keeping your facility clean. Cleaning and disinfecting properly and regularly also keeps unwanted bacteria away, helping to keep your members and guests healthy.

An effective cleaning program can keep your facility looking its best. For community and recreational centers, Buckeye incorporates multi-purpose products that reduce labor, easy-to-follow procedures, and the resources you need to make your recreational center stand out.

Each of Buckeye’s programs comes with the products and training to keep all aspects of your facility clean. From general cleaning and disinfecting to restroom, locker room, and shower cleaning, Buckeye provides all the tools you’ll need. Additionally, Buckeye provides information on product safety with SDS and literature sheets, as well as proper procedures.

Buckeye’s programs include the Eco® Proportioning Program for cleaning, the Hard Floor Care Program, and the Reflections® Wood Floor Program. Buckeye also provides the Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program to help guests stay clean and healthy during their time at your recreational or community center.

With routine, interim, and restorative cleaning procedures, your staff will be prepared for any maintenance issue that arises. The comprehensive training that this program provides includes in-service training, ongoing technical assistance, and customer support. If a problem arises, Buckeye can provide all the tools you’ll need to solve it.

Comprehensive training, standardized procedures, and superior products make Buckeye the perfect fit for any facility. To find out more about how Buckeye programs can be customized to fit the needs of your facility, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Buckeye’s Sustainable Packaging

Buckeye’s Sustainable Packaging

Buckeye has been working to reduce the amount of plastic in packaging since they launched the 5-gallon Action Pac®, “bag-in-a-box” packaging. This package design eliminated plastic pails and their adverse effects on landfills. Since then, Buckeye has spent 31 years continuing to reduce plastic packaging waste.

Today, Buckeye’s Eco® Proportioning Program uses 1.25-liter bags for products. Because these bags are flexible and contain concentrated products, they reduce the amount of plastic used, resulting in less plastic going to the landfill. In comparison to a rigid 2.5-liter container, Eco bags use 83% less plastic for identical amounts of concentrated chemistry. Additionally, Eco’s 1.25-liter bags virtually eliminate product waste by providing 99.9% product evacuation. The bag’s hermetic seal means there is no potential for contamination and no risk of workers coming into contact with concentrated chemicals.

Eco 1.25-liter bags are boxed in cartons made from 100% recycled paperboard with a minimum of 35% post-consumer material. The outer packaging for Eco products is made of 41% recycled material. For each ton of outer boxes used, 820 pounds of material is reused.

Buckeye continues to design programs and products that have a minimal impact on the environment. The Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program also utilizes flexible packaging that uses less plastic than rigid hand hygiene product containers.

Buckeye’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond its product packaging as well. To learn more about sustainability at Buckeye click here. For more specific information on Buckeye’s programs, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Key Features of Eco Proportioning Systems

Key Features of Eco Proportioning Systems

Proportioning systems are the easiest way to keep the cleanest facility. Achieve the best overall value for each dollar spent with the fully integrated Eco® Proportioning Program, designed and manufactured with proprietary technology and the end-user in mind.

Automatic

Eco proportioning systems make diluting cleaning products as simple as pushing a button. Proportioning systems take the guess work out of product dilution. Facilities don’t have to worry about workers coming into contact with harsh chemicals or wasting product by improperly diluting them.

Compact

Eco offers three different proportioning systems including the Eco Pro, Eco Element, and Eco Edge. Each of these systems is compact and able to fit in virtually any custodial closet.

Eco Pro®

  • Used for broad spectrum cleaning
  • Dilutes up to six applications
  • 4 low flow fills at 1.25 gpm
  • 2 high flow fills at 5 gpm
  • 1 water only fill at 5 gpm

Eco Element®

  • Used for remote and satellite locations
  • Dilutes up to three applications
  • 2 low flow fills at 1.25 gpm
  • 1 high low fill at 5 gpm

Eco Edge

  • Used for remote and satellite locations
  • Dilutes up to three applications
  • 2 high flow fills at 5 gpm
  • 1 low flow fill at 1.25 gpm

Standardized

Whether you need to clean the floors, the bathroom, or windows in your facility, with the Eco proportioning system, the process to dilute each cleaning product is the same.

The clear buckets of the proportioning system allow users to check product levels and clearly see the color of each product. Each product is labeled by color and number on both the proportioning system and the silk-screened spray bottles to help identify them and make product dilution simple. Eco’s goal is to provide standard systems and procedures to make cleaning easier and more cost-effective for the end user.

To learn more about other features of the program, including the many Eco products, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Improve Carpet Care with Buckeye

Improve Carpet Care with Buckeye

Advances in carpet design, manufacturing, and maintenance have made it a viable alternative to hard floors in many facilities. Carpets are natural filters, capturing most dirt and soil. However, they tend to hide dirt better than hard floors, so waiting to clean carpets until they look dirty is too late. To keep your carpeted floors looking their best, Buckeye offers routine, interim, and restorative maintenance procedures in their various maintenance training programs.

Buckeye’s training programs detail the maintenance needs of matting and wall to wall carpeting. Daily maintenance depends heavily on things like the amount of traffic in certain areas of your facility. Though daily maintenance can, for the most part, keep carpets and matting in your facility clean, interim and restorative procedures are also important. Over time, carpets can become soiled to the point where vacuuming and spot cleaning are not adequate. A more thorough surface cleaning or deep cleaning is needed. As winter approaches, winter weather may also require deeper carpet cleaning. Snow melt and other debris can quickly become embedded in carpeting or matting. Buckeye’s training programs supply a guide to deeper cleaning procedures as well.

Buckeye’s complete line of carpet care products can cover all of your facility carpet care needs. The Eco® Proportioning Program offers several carpet cleaning products, including Eco Carpet Spotter E51 and Eco Extraction Cleaner E52. With Eco, Buckeye makes it possible to standardize your facility’s cleaning program. Eco proportioning systems automatically dilute super concentrated products accurately every time. Whether diluting carpet care products, food service area products, or restroom cleaning products, Eco provides standardized operating procedures to your maintenance staff. Beyond that, the Eco Proportioning Program considers space availability, the number of products your facility will need, and whether or not those products require additional security.

Depending on the needs of your facility, Buckeye’s carpet care training programs and products can be customized to fit your needs. Because dirt can easily get embedded in carpet, it is important to clean your carpets often and well. Contact your local Buckeye representative to learn more about how Buckeye can help with carpet care in your facility.

Keeping Food Service Areas Clean with Buckeye

Keeping Food Service Areas Clean with Buckeye

Food service areas are some of the most important areas to concentrate on when cleaning. If improperly cleaned, kitchens and facility food bars can become hubs for bacteria and other germs. Keeping any food service areas in your facility clean can help prevent major health concerns.

Buckeye has the products and training materials a facility needs to effectively clean all food service surfaces, including countertops, walls, floors, tables, food bars, salad bars, grills, ovens, food and processing equipment. The Eco® Proportioning Program provides several products designed for cleaning inside food service areas and beyond. Products like Eco Sanitizer E62, Eco Heavy-Duty Cleaner E61, Eco One-Step Disinfectant/Deodorizer/Cleaner E22, and Eco Multi-Purpose Glass Cleaner E13 can clean and disinfect most food service areas.

Eco products are super concentrated and can reduce labor in your facility. The Eco Proportioning Program, as a whole, ensures proper dilution of products with compact Eco proportioning systems and makes cleaning your facility quick, easy, and economical. Customize the program to fit your facility by choosing which products and proportioning systems work best for you.

Buckeye is committed to providing more than just products for facilities looking to get the most out of their maintenance program. Buckeye provides several training programs designed to help facility staff members navigate cleaning food service areas and much more. For schools and universities, Buckeye has the Honors® Training Program. This program includes 24/7 access to the Honors website where training videos, tests, manuals, PowerPoint presentations, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), product literature, and wall charts are available. Buckeye also has several other training programs, including the Insight® Long-term Care Facility Program, Prescription® Hospital Environmental Services Maintenance Program, Clarity® Plus Supermarket and Retail Floor Maintenance Program, YMCA Cleaning/Training Program, and Correctional Facility Maintenance Cleaning/Training Program.

The Honors Training Program provides comprehensive information on properly maintaining food service areas. It breaks cleaning food service areas down into three key components: preparation, cleaning, and sanitizing. They also give in-depth information on Buckeye’s triple sink method to wash, rinse, and sanitize dishes, utensils, glassware, pots, pans, and other equipment that comes into contact with food.

Keeping your food service area clean and ready is an important task. Buckeye has the tools you’ll need to help keep the people who have access to food areas in your facility happy and healthy. To find out more information on the Eco Proportioning Program or any of Buckeye’s training programs, contact your local Buckeye representative today.

Buckeye’s Green Seal™ Products

Buckeye’s Green Seal™ Products

Buckeye’s commitment to sustainability encompasses products, packaging, technology and entire maintenance programs. In its hard surface cleaners, Buckeye has proactively eliminated ingredients like butyl, solvents, and alcohol bases. For some products, Buckeye has gone even further. For facilities looking to minimize their impact on the environment, Buckeye offers many Green Seal certified products.

Green Seal develops Environmental Leadership Standards to help manufacturers, purchasers, and consumers make environmentally responsible decisions. Their mission: To transform the economy for a healthier, greener world.

Several products from the Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program, Buckeye Hard Floor Care Program, and Eco® Proportioning Program are Green Seal certified. They include hand hygiene products, floor finishes, and various cleaners. Click here to see a complete list of Buckeye’s Green Seal certified products.

Each product conforms to the strict standards set by Green Seal, meeting the requirements based on effective performance and protective limits on VOCs and human and environmental toxicity. Most of the Eco product line meets additional standards for minimized/recycled packaging.

Buckeye’s commitment to sustainability does not compromise product performance. To achieve Green Seal certification, products must meet rigid performance requirements, the same performance standards met by non-green products. Buckeye’s Green Seal certified products not only outperform other green products, they also outperform non-green, conventional chemistries.

Contact your local Buckeye representative to find out more about Buckeye’s products, programs, and commitment to sustainability.

Restroom Cleaning Procedures

Restroom Cleaning Procedures

Restrooms are high traffic areas that receive a lot of use, and require frequent cleaning and disinfecting. Often restrooms are affected by mold, mildew, germs, odors, and even graffiti.

Before cleaning a restroom, it’s important to take proper safety measures. Place a “Wet Floor” sign at the entrance to the restroom and be sure to wear the proper personal protective equipment – rubber gloves and eye protection.

Gather the proper equipment and products, including several products from Buckeye’s Eco® Proportioning Program. The Eco Proportioning Program is Buckeye’s solution to dilution control. Eco proportioning systems dilute concentrated products quickly and accurately. Each product is reliable and economical, offering the end user overall value and convenience. Eco provides all the products you’ll need to clean restrooms and nearly any other room in your facility, including several Green Seal certified products for facilities that are concerned about their environmental impact.

Begin the cleaning process by lowering the water in each toilet bowl with a bowl brush, and spraying the bowls and urinals with Eco One-Step Disinfectant/Deodorizer/Cleaner E22. The key to restroom cleaning is allowing your Eco disinfectant to dwell for 10 minutes before wiping down the area. Allowing for proper dwell time gives disinfectants time to effectively kill germs. Eco Glass Cleaner HD E12 S12

As you let E22 dwell, high dust anything above shoulder height and check that all soap dispensers are working and filled with soap. Then, clean mirrors and glass with Eco Glass Cleaner HD E12 or Eco Multi-Purpose Glass Cleaner E13 and a microfiber cloth. Spray and wipe the sinks and countertops with your Buckeye Eco disinfectant. Clean walls and partitions using Eco Muscle Cleaner E14 and Eco Heavy-Duty Cleaner E61 for difficult areas such as graffiti and permanent marker.

By this time E22 has had enough time to dwell. Respray the external parts of the toilet bowls and urinals, and wipe them down with a microfiber cloth working from high to low. Then use a bowl brush to clean the inside of toilet bowls and urinals. To remove stubborn mineral deposits, use Eco Acid Cleaner E16.

Finally, sweep the floor and scrape up gum and other items stuck to the floor with a putty knife. Empty the trash receptacles and replace the liners. Damp mop the floor with your Eco disinfectant cleaner using the figure-8 technique. Let the disinfectant air dry.

Every two weeks: clean sinks, toilet bowls and urinals with Eco Acid Cleaner E16.

Once a week: Clean trash receptacles with an Eco Once-Step Disinfectant/Deodorizer/Cleaner E22 and apply Eco Odor Counteractant E42 to the floor, and around toilets and urinals.

Removing germs from restrooms is important for the health of everyone in your facility. Having proven cleaning procedures can help improve the state of your facility and the health of the people in it. Buckeye provides standardized training programs for nearly any facility type. These programs include instruction videos, detailed procedure manuals, and easy-to-follow wall charts.

For schools and universities, Buckeye provides the Honors® custodial training program. This program’s videos and training materials are online and accessible 24/7. Viewers can test themselves on the knowledge they have gained from each Honors video. Supervisors can then view reports on those tests to gauge how much information has been retained.

For more information on restroom cleaning, the Honors custodial training program, or Buckeye’s other custodial training programs, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Buckeye Eco® and Green Seal™

Buckeye Eco® and Green Seal™

Buckeye’s commitment to sustainability means providing the most innovative, high performance and cost-effective products, packaging and programs that promote human health and safety. This means removing potentially hazardous ingredients from products, using recyclable packaging, and much more.

The Eco Proportioning Program provides some of the best examples of Buckeye’s commitment to sustainability. The proportioning systems, packaging, and chemistry are economical, ecologically friendly, and reliable. For facilities that are ecologically focused, Eco offers 8 Green Seal certified products.

Green Seal develops standards that are credible, transparent, and helpful in making the most sustainable choices. Green Seal standards are designed with consideration of the total environmental impact of a product in mind. A product with the Green Seal Certification Mark has undergone rigorous testing and proven that it has a reduced impact on the environment.

Eco’s Green Seal certified products meet Green Seal Standard GS-37 based on effective performance, concentrated volume, minimized/recycled packaging, and protective limits on: VOCs and human & environmental toxicity. These products include Eco E11 All-Purpose Cleaner, E12 Glass Cleaner HD, E15 Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner, E16 Acid Cleaner, E31 pH Neutral Cleaner, E32 Floor Cleaner Fragrance-Free, E33 Floor Cleaner, and E61 Heavy-Duty Cleaner.

The Eco Proportioning Program’s Green Seal certified products enable ecologically friendly facilities to maintain their standards of sustainability without compromising the quality of the overall cleaning program. Eco Proportioning systems are compact, fitting in virtually any custodial closet. Its flexible packaging allows for a 99.9% product evacuation rate, and its super concentrated products reduce labor time. On top of all of the added benefits Eco provides, Eco’s Green Seal certified products work better than typical green cleaning products and often better than standard cleaning products.

Buckeye’s other custodial programs like the Hard Floor Care Program and the Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program also offer Green Seal certified products. To learn more about all of Buckeye’s Green Seal certified products and Buckeye’s Eco Proportioning Program, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Eco Proportioning System Benefits

Eco Proportioning System Benefits

Proportioning systems are a major component of an effective cleaning and maintenance program. Buckeye’s Eco® Proportioning Program provides proportioning systems that make it virtually automatic to properly dilute products. They also come with added benefits.

Super Concentrated Products in a Compact System

Eco Systems are designed to fit in virtually any custodial closet. Choose between the Eco Pro and Eco Element depending on your facility’s needs. The Eco Pro proportioning system can dilute up to 6 products and the Eco Element is more compact, diluting up to 3 products.

Because Eco proportioning systems automatically dilute products, each product is super concentrated and takes up less storage space.

Self-Contained System with Flexible Product Packaging

Eco’s flexible packaging eliminates product waste by delivering a 99.9% product evacuation rate. Each bag is hermetically sealed to ensure no contamination. Eco bags contain fresh dilution mechanisms to ensure dilution tips are not obstructed and proportioning is as accurate as possible. The proportioning system fill tubes are infused with a mildewstatic agent that resists the growth of mold and mildew. Eco’s packaging and self-contained proportioning system prevents contamination and keeps employees from coming in contact with heavily concentrated products.

Easy Operation with Cohesive User Interface & Experience

Staff can fill mop buckets, auto-scrubbers or extractors just as simply as spray bottles with push-button and automatic fill proportioning. Both the Eco Pro and the Eco Element utilize the same user interface, including system operation, labeling, icons, and seamless push and lock buttons.

“Your systems take the guess work out of the hands of my staff, which eliminates errors, results in our facility being cleaned properly, and I appreciate that.” – Elementary School Facilities Manager

Translucent Buckets and Simple Labeling System

The translucent buckets of the Eco proportioning systems allow for visual product inspection to ensure enough product is available. They also help to differentiate products by allowing the user to identify products based on their unique color. Each Eco product has a corresponding color and number to assist in labeling and identification.

Hands-On Training

Buckeye representatives are there to install proportioning systems and provide training for your staff to make sure proper procedures are followed. Our knowledgeable representatives are there to answer questions and find solutions to your cleaning and maintenance issues.

Buckeye also provides the Honors® Custodial Training Program for schools and universities. Through Honors, staff can access training materials including videos, PowerPoint presentations, training manuals, product literature, and wall charts. Supervisors can then assess a staff member’s knowledge with tests on various maintenance procedures.

“Our relationship with Buckeye has been phenomenal. They have been extremely helpful in making sure that our staff is properly trained and that each Eco proportioning system they installed was up to our standards. We are eager to continue our relationship with Buckeye in the future.” –University Assistant Director for Buildings and Environmental Services

See an Eco proportioning system in action. Contact your local Buckeye representative today.