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Why We Love Consolv (And You should Too!)

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Why we love Consolv

Cleaning concrete from the inside of mixer trucks and other equipment can be a dirty and dangerous business. The traditional method of dissolving concrete with hydrochloric acid causes all sorts of problems, from long-term equipment damage to health and safety issues.

In fact, hydrochloric acid has earnt such a bad reputation of late that it is soon to be banned on construction sites across Europe, including here in the United Kingdom.

Yet until now, this hazardous product has been the only useful tool in our ongoing battle to find a concrete dissolver that gets the job done.

The industry has been crying out for an alternative, which is why we here at CHELA are so thrilled to have turned our love for intelligent chemistry into a product that transforms how you manage fleet and equipment maintenance at work.

CONSOLV is a smart low-hazard solution for cleaning concrete from all metal formwork, moulds, props, drums and mixers, trucks and RMC equipment.

Here are just some of the reasons why we love it so much, and think you will too!

CONSOLV puts workforce safety first

Every year the UK loses 31.2 million working days to accidents and illnesses, costing the economy a staggering £15 billion.

And with the NHS struggling to keep up with demand, every time we send one of our team off to A&E we’re making ourselves part of the problem, not the solution.

If CONSOLV comes into contact with your skin, you can simply wash it off. Do the same thing with hydrochloric acid and that worker is heading straight to your nearest A&E.

By replacing hydrochloric acid with a safe alternative like CONSOLV, you avoid the high risk of accident and injury at work, simply by opting for a solution that’s a whole lot cleaner and safer.

It’s healthier than traditional HCLs to work with

Lung damage, choking, respiratory inflammation, circulatory failure and even death are some the reasons why hydrochloric acid is such a dangerous substance to work around. Just being in the vicinity and breathing it in is bad for your health.

Because CONSOLV doesn’t give off damaging fumes, your team can work safely, and you can sleep peacefully in the knowledge that your valuable workforce isn’t storing up long-term health problems, leading to lost days through sickness.

CONSOLV creates a cleaner and more employee friendly working environment that promoted better health and looks after the long-term well-being of your workforce.

CONSOLV protects your most valuable assets

As well as your team, CONSOLV also preserves the long-term health of your most expensive equipment.

All hydrochloric acids give off damaging fumes that attack any metals they come into contact with.

This gradual corrosion will shorten the lifespan of all your plant machinery and mixer trucks, adding a huge expense to your business with shorter lifecycles and increased maintenance costs.

We’ve inhibited CONSOLV to prevent attack of metals, making it incomparable to hydrochloric acid in terms of how corrosive it behaves around metal compounds.

And, because it doesn’t give off any harmful fumes, it won’t attack other metals and equipment in the workplace either.

It’s the modern face of the construction industry

Moving away from harmful substances and bad health & safety practice is the future of construction. What might have been acceptable in the 1980s is no-longer considered professional conduct.

Replacing dangerous and potentially harmful products with a safe, fume-free and biodegradable concreate dissolver like CONSOLV doesn’t just create the right environment for your workforce, it demonstrates a firm commitment to building a modern, professionals and sustainable construction industry that’s better for us all. And, what’s not to love about that?

If you’d like to find out more about the benefits to your business that CONSOLV can bring, check out our CONSOLV page or get in touch with us today.

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