When it comes to commercial cleaning, time is literally money. So, that begs the question, what's your time worth - and what are you doing to make the most of it?
When it comes to commercial cleaning, vacuuming is one of the core cleaning tasks in the industry. According to a Time And Motion study conducted by The American Institute For Cleaning Sciences (2019), vacuuming "represents a large financial commitment when establishing labor budgets, performing job costing, and determining staffing standards. The purpose of vacuuming is to enhance the appearance of an area, extend the life cycle of the carpet, and improve indoor air quality."
DID YOU KNOW? - The average cleaning crew worker spends about 1-3 hours per day using a vacuum, this means vacuuming can represent 15-25% of the total cost of cleaning a building.
Their study compared a standard corded backpack vacuum to HOOVER® Commercial cordless vacuums (their backpack AND upright) to see which allowed a cleaning crew to vacuum more efficiently - what they found was pretty shocking!
It turns out, using a cordless vacuum can make vacuuming anywhere from 4 (using the HOOVER® cordless backpack) to 8 (using the HOOVER® cordless upright) times faster compared to a corded backpack vacuum. Power cord management, finding outlets, and untangling the cord or snagging it from door jams and partitions decreases productivity.
Furthermore, power cords could potentially cause accidental damage to the corners of walls, baseboards, outlets, or furniture... or worse, cause a trip-and-fall incident!
In the past, cordless commercial vacuums were just priced too high for most small cleaning crews to take advantage of. However, with advancements in battery and motor technology and innovation, cordless options are starting to become much more accessible by cleaning crews of all sizes. With its competitive price point, the all-new HOOVER® Commercial HVRPWR™ line-up of cordless technologies is one that we anticipate will take the market by storm.