Electronic descaler saves the hotel 68 euros per day
The savings were achieved by reducing the labor costs for cleaning the rooms.
What causes the increase in labor costs for hotel staff?
Have you seen water drops on tiles, sanitary ware or shower cabins? When the water from the water drop will evaporate, we will see a spot from the mineral salts, which were in this drop of the water.
These salts form scale layer, or limescale. Under normal conditions, limescale is deeply absorbed into the surface. To remove limescale, the staff needs additional cleaning time.
The ferritic type anti-scale device promotes the formation of microcrystals of scale in the water, not on the surfaces. Plus, these microcrystals are looking like a needle. They wave weak adhesion and are weakly stick to the surface.
With this device, after drying, we will also see a spot in the place of the drop of the water. But this stain is removed quickly, and with minimal detergent consumption. According to hotel’s records, after installing the descaling device, the staff cleans the room on average of 2 minutes faster.
Calculation of the amount of savings:
2 min. = 2/60 hours x 103 rooms = 3.43 hours x 19.9 € = 68.26 €* savings daily
(19.9 € is the minimum wage in Germany)
* – data from Parkhotel Hotel, Gütersloh, Germany.
Electronic descaler “Phasis”, made in Germany, technically is the same as WS descaler (Russia).
Here was used “industrial” type of electronic descaler, a model with sufficient power to effectively protect the entire pipeline system of the building.
What prompted the hotel manager to find a cost-saving solution?
There was a constant build-up of limescale in the hotel bathrooms. A lot and quickly. The hotel staff did not fit into the time allotted by the company regulations for cleaning the rooms. In addition to removing limescale from tiles and sanitary ware, it was necessary to clean the shower heads, which were clogged with lime. The staff was constantly working with an increased workload. This prompted the manager to look for a suitable solution to protect the plumbing and tiles from limescale.
The decision in favor of the ferritic electronic descaler was made for several reasons. This type of descaling device has a high efficiency.
The device operates in fully automatic mode, it has minimal operating costs and a short payback period.
What other advantages we can find in use of the WS electronic descaler in hotels?
According to the manager, there are additional benefits. Consumption of wiping materials has been reduced. Previously, the surfaces of tiles, sanitary ware, were rough from limescale. In staff terms, “rags were burned”, i.e., they quickly wore out and bits of material began to come off, creating extra dust. In other words, the wiping material itself soon began to become a source of contamination. With this descaler device the situation was normalized.
Another advantage is the extended life of the tiles. As tiles wear out, they lose their attractive appearance and have to be replaced. Perhaps at other facilities this is not so obvious, but changing the tiles in 103 hotel rooms is an impressive amount. Do not forget that replacing tiles in a hotel is not only the cost of materials, installation, dismantling, but also the temporary decommissioning of a room, plus inconvenience (noise) for hotel guests.
We are sincerely interested in ensuring that the tiles in the rooms retain their attractive appearance for as long as possible.
According to the manager, he considers the main benefit of the using of this descaling device for the hotel is the reduction of staff labor costs.
It is easy to calculate, with a daily savings of 68.26 €, the annual savings would be 24’915 €.
And the device has been in operation at the hotel for almost 5 years.
The data is provided by Hydro-Shop fbw GmbH, Germany.