When entering a building, floors are one the first things people notice. Clean floors indicate a building that is well-cared for and properly managed, while dirty floors can reflect poorly on building management.
Due to the importance of clean floors, according to a study by the American Institute for Cleaning Sciences, vacuuming represents 15 to 25 percent of a facility’s total cleaning costs, and commercial cleaning staffs spend up to three hours a day vacuuming.
Commercial backpack vacuums have been around for more than 30 years and are a great cleaning option because they are lightweight and highly maneuverable. These vacuums have only improved since their introduction and are now more compact, powerful, lightweight and comfortable to use.
Backpack vacuums can greatly improve cleaning productivity. According to the International Sanitary Supply Association’s (ISSA) 612 Cleaning Times and Tasks Calculator, compared to upright vacuum cleaners, backpack vacuums can improve worker productivity by up to 230 percent.
This increased productivity may be the result of increased maneuverability, eliminating the need to move a heavy upright vacuum around furniture and other items in order to clean. Backpack vacuums can reduce scuffing and scratches to furniture, trim, walls, floors and doorways that upright vacuums can cause.
Cordless backpack vacuums can eliminate the need to stop cleaning and backtrack in order to unplug and find another outlet when the cord length has been reached. They can also improve versatility and safety by enabling easy cleaning of hard-to-reach areas off the floor, including ducts, ceiling grates, corners, and/or locations that do not offer an AC power source.
Padded, adjustable harness and chest straps help ensure backpack machines fit well no matter the user’s stature. Well-designed, ergonomic and lightweight backpack vacuums comfortably rest on the user’s hips which can reduce user fatigue by eliminating the repetitive motions involved in stooping over while vacuuming. Additionally, onboard accessories provide the user easy access to quickly change tools.
Many of today’s backpack vacuums are also quiet so excessive vacuum noise won’t distract employees, shoppers or other visitors. Low noise levels also help protect the users’ hearing over hours of use.
Backpack vacuums are durable, cost effective and easy to maintain. If you’re looking to improve your vacuuming efficiency, consider a backpack vacuum that offers versatility and ease of use. Please reach out to [email protected] to learn more about Atrix Backpack Vacuums.