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Betco® Saves School District Nearly 7 Figures on Floor Care

Betco® Saves School District Nearly 7 Figures on Floor Care

The Challenge

An East Coast school district hired a new facilities director, who inherited a poor floor care routine that resulted in dingy, yellowed floors with more than 10 years of built-up finish.

  • More than 10 years of never-stripped finish negatively affected appearance
  • Improper floor care program with no restorative maintenance process
  • Employees not equipped with proper training or product
  • Time constraints to complete maintenance tasks

The Solution

The facilities director knew he needed to try a different approach to the district’s floor care program, so he reached out for help. His Betco® representative prescribed a new maintenance
system.

  • He evaluated the current state of the floors and the district’s goals to select the “just-right” products for their new program.
  • Over the course of two days, he personally conducted demonstrations and taught the maintenance team how to use the products.

They started with Extreme® Ultra floor stripper.

  • The competitor’s floor stripper had not been strong enough to release excessive layers of finish from the flooring, and complete removal took a whopping three passes.
  • Extreme Ultra was powerful enough to remove all the layers in one pass.

The successful strip out opened the door for new finish application.

  • Four coats of Untouchable with SRT™ (Scuff Resistant Technology) were applied the same day.
  • The versatility of Untouchable’s Scuff Resistant Technology meant it could be applied in both the classrooms and hallways.

The representative also uncovered and corrected two additional issues.

  • He trained the team on properly measuring dilution ratios, which is critical for product performance and cost savings.
  • He provided the correct pad recommendations for the district’s floor applications, which had suffered from improper pad use.

The Results

Without Betco, it would have taken the 20-person maintenance team six summers to complete their stripping and refinishing process in all six district buildings. Since the implementation of the
Betco program, floor stripping and refinishing has been shortened to one-third of the time. Now only requiring two summers, the district is saving approximately $900,000 in labor costs. The district can properly maintain their floors for years to come.

When your current floor care routine is not producing the results you expect, is your manufacturer available for help? If you’re looking for a partner to provide customized recommendations and training to best meet your floor care expectations, contact the experts at Betco today.

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www.betco.com

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