A Glance Into the Janitorial Sanitation Industry

When you clean your house, you typically use general purpose cleaners and deodorizers to make your house look great. However, would you trust your kitchen surfaces to food preparation using those chemicals? Are they actually food safe? Are you sure no bacteria or viruses are lurking in your kitchen where you prepare food? These are the questions put forth almost half a century ago when commercial cleaning first began in the United States. The ability to utilize the right chemicals on surfaces to clean areas dedicated to food preparation, industrial building, computer component manufacturing, or any other service is better left to those who understand the difference between a cleaner and a disinfectant. Bell Chem, the janitorial and sanitation product supplier, has products and chemicals to meet the cleaning needs of almost any organization, and its knowledgeable staff can recommend which products will work for your business.  

Sanitation was first recorded at the time of Hippocrates, who created a branch of medicine focused on the “art of health”, which he called hygiene. In Ancient China’s Yellow Emperor’s Treatise on Internal Medicine, it was noted that “It is more important to prevent illness than to cure the illness when it has arisen.” To this end, water began to be filtered, and the bodies of humans and animals were buried rather than thrown into waterways. Fast forward 1000 years to New York City when garbage and “filth” were routinely tossed into the street as they were in Ancient Rome. Children were often paid to sweep a path through up to 3 feet of muck to help pedestrians cross the street. This scene was replayed across the United States, sparking the Great Sanitary Awakening and the rudiments of our public health infrastructure.

Nowadays the link between public health and sanitation is well known and janitorial and sanitation experts turn to Bell Chem to supply them with the products they find will enhance public health with the use of antibacterial and antiseptic chemicals. A sampling of the products in Bell Chem’s prolific inventory includes:

  • Quaternary ammonium compounds to reduce Staphylococcus aureus

  • Sodium hypochlorite (bleach) with myriad uses as a disinfectant, pH reducer, sanitizer, bleach, and oxidizer

  • Trisodium Phosphate renowned for sanitizing stainless steel

  • Sodium meta silicate as a detergent, emulsifier, and suspending agent

  • Ethyl alcohol for cleaning surfaces, especially in microbiology labs

Bell Chem has its exclusive CsanTM product line of caustic cleaners, foaming cleaners, alkaline cleaners, general purpose cleaners, chlorinated detergents, acid detergents, sanitizers, and conveyor and chain lubricants. Each ensures every portion of your business is clean and sanitized. Give Bell Chem a call at 407-339-2355 (BELL) to ask about any of the products from your Florida janitorial and sanitation product supplier. To learn more about our products, read more at www.bellchem.com.