An alternative to dilution control systems is the use of portion control packets, which provide pre-measured chemical to be added to a specified amount of water. This method also delivers the correct portion of chemical, ensuring that cleaning is performed to the specifications and that chemical is not wasted.

The packets, which contain highly concentrated chemical, can help end users save space in small janitorial closets and shipping costs, as they weigh much less than a pre-mixed chemical. They simplify training, as front-line workers should have no trouble learning proper use. Additionally, chemical can easily be monitored, as a certain number are assigned to each janitor per day.

Labor savings from using portion control packets can also be significant in large buildings that require travel time for janitors to return to janitor closets for supplies or to fill buckets and bottles with chemical.