Enhanced Floor Care Technology Opens Door to Better Cleaning, New Business
Rest Assured Cleaning (RAC), LLC, Boise ID — a multi-service contract cleaning firm with nearly 20 years of experience — uses the latest methods and technology to optimize outcomes for clients ranging from offices, retail, medical, manufacturing, and construction sites.
George Marshall, principal, cites success using the cordless Kaivac Omniflex AutoVac at a 3,700 sq. ft. dermatology clinic with hundreds of daily customers walking the luxury vinyl tile (LVT) throughout.
RAC had been cleaning the floors using bucketless, self-dispensing flat mops before switching to the AutoVac to clean corridor floors connecting the small treatment rooms; which, due to space constraints, continue to be cleaned using flat mops.
After a week of cleaning using the AutoVac, there was a clear difference:
'The hallway floor was much cleaner and in less time,' as the AutoVac puts fresh solution down, spreads it with a microfiber pad, vacuums and removes soil from the textured LVT as fast as the operator can walk and guide the nimble, rolling unit. He adds: 'The squeegee is amazing, as it leaves the floor dry!' AutoVac provides a 30-minute per visit labor savings compared to mopping.
'This machine is also ideal for recoat jobs on VCT as it is so gentle on floors (does not sand the coating) and it should replace the need for power-scrubbing which abrades the finish. Over time, you're damaging the floor using a powered scrubber. AutoVac should reduce the need for recoating and scrubbing.'
On stripping and recoating jobs, RAC uses the AutoVac with a brush/squeegee wand for picking up stripper and rinse solution. 'It's the best tool ever for picking up stripper!'
George believes AutoVac will open doors to new business, for example, in extended-hours primary-health facilities that require cleaning during business hours.
He concludes: 'AutoVac is perfect for us as it's better for floors and less costly than a powered scrubber, is faster and more effective than a mop, and easier to use than a string or flat mop.'
'You're going to have a cleaner, safer, more attractive floor at less cost.'
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Allen Rathey is the principal of the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), director of the Indoor Wellness Council (IWC), and author of articles about best practices in cleaning and indoor environmental management.
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