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Cleaning Time
Published: October 18, 2021

Q. What can we do to reduce cleaning time?  We want to be as optimal and thorough in our cleaning as possible.

A. At Alconox Inc we recognize that manual cleaning may take minutes, spray cleaning seconds, and soaking may take hours, possibly overnight, to achieve comparable cleanliness.

Cleaning time can be accelerated by:

  • increasing temperature,
  • increasing agitation and by
  • the use of a more aggressive or residue appropriate detergent (is the chemistry ideal?)

If none of these variables can be changed, perhaps because the substrate is too delicate or the proper equipment unavailable, then being prepared for longer cleaning times might be necessary.

There are of course other factors in critical cleaning that can help optimize the cleaning process and reduce the overall amount of time spent.  This “lifecycle” approach to cleaning is discussed in BATHOCARD.

Optimized cleaning processes are more than just efficient and cost effective, they free up resources, reduce opportunities for operator error, and provide for a simpler, more streamlined cleaning validation.  Contact us any time to see how our experts can help!

To request an Alconox Inc. detergent for free, please complete the questionnaire at Get Sample. For more information about any one of our Alconox Inc. detergents, consult the technical bulletin for each product. Or click here to access each of our detergent’s Safety Data Sheets.

Do you have a critical cleaning question for the experts at Alconox Inc.?  Search TechNotes to see if it’s been answered before or Ask Alconox.

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