September 12, 2019
Equipment, Case Studies, Education, Carpet Care, Restroom Care, Products

Case Study: San Bernardino school custodian says Kaivac is "the future of cleaning"

Keeping schools clean is an important job and the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning System makes it simple.

Germs can lead to absenteeism, which is disruptive to learning and directly impacts a school’s bottom line. One particularly problematic area is restrooms, which are difficult to sanitize and can become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria.

The Kaivac is an all-in-one touchless system incorporating a pressure washer, on-board chemical dilution, and a wet vac. Overworked school janitors can now quickly and efficiently spray clean all restroom surfaces, then vacuum up the wastewater. The result is a clean, sanitary restroom that looks and smells good, and keeps students healthy and in class.

Maintex introduced the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning System at a K-12 school in San Bernardino County. Rick, one of the custodians at the school, was quick to adopt the new tool, using it almost weekly in "troubled areas" to help keep the school cleaner for their 2200+ students.

Rick shared that the Kaivac "provide[s] a cleaner environment for students & staff." He believes "it is the cleanest way to stop spreading diseases from place to place, like mops do." In fact, a recent study showed that No-Touch Cleaning was 60 times more efficient in removing bacteria from grout lines than mopping.

Once three of the school's staff were trained to use the machine, the school improved restroom cleaning times and attendance outcomes, while reducing labor, chemical, and equipment costs. According to the ISSA, it takes an average of three minutes to clean a restroom fixture. In many restrooms No-Touch Cleaning with the Kaivac cuts that time to one minute, leaving surfaces sparkling clean in one-third the time.

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"This is by far the best way to reduce the risk [of germs, infections, and viruses] to kids & staff," Rick says. In fact, Rick "would recommend it to any large facility or school for deep cleaning." 

Although the Kaivac is most known for quick, effective restroom cleaning, the system equips custodians for virtually any school cleaning assignment. Quick-connecting components can be used for vac-dusting, vacuuming, washing floors and walls, erasing chalkboards and dry boards, picking up vomit and spills, cleaning lockers, and so much more. The Kaivac is also ideal for deep cleaning stairs and stairwells and providing carpet extraction and every day carpet spotting.

The Clean Up

The Kaivac is a versatile No-Touch Cleaning System that's perfect for many school environments, including restrooms, classrooms, hallways, and stairwells. This combination of a pressure washer and wet vac removes 30 times the dirt in 1/3 of the time, reducing your labor and chemical costs. Ask your Maintex representative about the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning System today.


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