With 30+ years in the custodial field, Michael B. Ward, Custodial Supervisor, Aurora Public Schools (APS), CO, believes in making the complicated simple.
Cleaning floors using the Kaivac AutoVac Stretch™ instead of an auto scrubber is the trend in a growing number of APS primary schools. The district has replaced four to date, with perhaps a dozen more coming in the future.
“It doesn’t make sense to spend $6,000-$8,000 on a small auto scrubber when we can effectively care for all the VCT flooring in our elementary schools—such as in cafeterias and art rooms—using an AutoVac Stretch at a fraction of the cost.”
The lithium-ion battery-powered AutoVac Stretch with a 28-inch drop down squeegee head, cleans 25,000+ square feet an hour, easily surpassing what a small auto scrubber can clean and at a much lower total cost of ownership.
An AutoVac Stretch costs perhaps a third of the price of a comparably sized auto scrubber, and other cost savings include equipment accessibility, setup, versatility, cleanup, and maintenance.
“It’s a ‘grab and go’ machine that multitasks” and when used regularly, combines dust mopping, mopping, and auto scrubbing in a one-step vacuuming/wet extraction process that simplifies
“AutoVac Stretch maintenance costs are miniscule” compared to an auto scrubber as the entire unit can be reconditioned in minutes without special skills versus needing costly service calls.
While auto scrubbers excel at removing embedded soil, AutoVac Stretch provides a preventative advantage by removing loose and slightly adhering soils before they can embed in the surface. By reducing embedded soils, AutoVac Stretch reduces the need for auto scrubbers in the district’s 30+ elementary schools.