Kaivac Awarded U.S. Patent for Stretch Cleaning Method - Kaivac, Inc.

Kaivac Awarded U.S. Patent for Stretch Cleaning Method

by | Jun 20, 2022

Kaivac has earned another U.S. Patent – USPN 11,317,777 – for the Stretch method of cleaning wide area hard surface floors. This unique approach conserves water and reduces chemical usage while maintaining a high level of cleaning effectiveness. Kaivac has now expanded its portfolio to 20 separate patents for inventions designed to change the way people clean.

“It is always exciting to receive a patent for another Kaivac innovation,” said Bob Robinson, Jr., Chief Growth Officer. “This validates that the Stretch method is both effective and unique to the commercial cleaning marketplace.”

The patented method is performed with the AutoVac Stretch floor care system. An excellent fit for green cleaning programs or facilities with conservation goals, AutoVac Stretch reduces water use by 66% or more and reduces chemical use by 65% compared to competing products.

Kaivac AutoVac Stretch cleaning a school hallway.

In 2021, AutoVac Stretch earned Certification of Environmental Innovation from Green Seal, a global nonprofit with a mission to transform the economy for a healthier, greener world.

Other Kaivac patents relate to cleaning floors, restrooms, cooler cases, and touchpoints as well as training workers in cleaning best practices. Kaivac also has a number of pending applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Kelly writes about cleaning management and building health for a myriad of outlets. As a freelance writer and PR specialist, she has contributed to the conversation about professional cleaning for over 10 years.
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