Data centre owners could save a minimum of 20% on specialist cleaning with 8 Solutions new Life Cycle Contamination Management service

June 21, 2012

Tens of thousands of pounds could be saved on technical cleaning if data centre owners changed the way specialist cleaning and decontamination was commissioned according to 8 Solutions, a data centre healthcare company specialising in the deep cleaning and decontamination of critical environments.

Currently, there are many companies involved in the long process of building a data centre, from construction through to the critical facility being fully operational. This typically involves various contractors and sub-contractors who in turn will contract out technical cleaning at various points in the process. 8 Solutions believes that between 20-30% of technical cleaning costs could be saved if data centre owners used 8 Solutions new Life Cycle Contamination Management service.

A spokesperson for the company explains, “When a new data centre is built a typical specialised cleaning programme might involve one post construction clean, up to four deep clinical cleans, one surface clean, one final clean and then on-going maintenance cleaning. This process is a long journey and often involves various sub-contractors working with at least one or two specialist cleaning companies with incremental mark ups as standard within this type of multi-level structure.”

With continual pressures on companies to cut costs and look at greater efficiencies, the company advises contactors that a move to 8 Solutions’ Life Cycle Contamination Management will slash costs, with savings typically running into tens of thousands of pounds. “Using a single specialised cleaning partner who is involved from the outset, from the design and planning stage and then throughout the various stages of construction, cabinet installation, cabling fit out, and equipment installation, through to client handover and the data centre being operational, is far more cost-effective. There are also significant time efficiency savings.”

8 Solutions believes there are eight key benefits for the owners of data centres of using its Life Cycle Contamination Management service, these include:

• Cleaning provided ‘as required’, not as contracted, thus saving thousands of pounds
• Agreed cleaning schedule during construction process
• Single point of contact and responsibility for all technical cleaning
• Reduction in cost – pre and post handover
• Detailed knowledge of the site from using the same provider
• Guidance and input to contractors as to best practice
• On-going contamination management
• Responsibility for the state of the facility at handover stage lies with one provider, namely 8 Solutions.

8 Solutions is the UK’s leading data centre healthcare company specialising in the deep cleaning and decontamination of critical environments. It services the majority of the FTSE 100 companies, either directly or through facility management organisations and has completed over 90,000 projects.

To find out further details about 8 Solutions new Life Cycle Contamination Management please contact 0845 602 3075 or visit for further information.