The ProTeam Winter Survival Guide
Cold weather puts pressure on cleaning professionals. Building occupants spend more time indoors, leading to increased facility use. Wet weather leads to soil and moisture being tracked into buildings. Seasonal illnesses make cleanliness all the more critical. At ProTeam, we make vacuums to solve custodial managers’ most pressing problems. Here are three steps to addressing common winter cleaning challenges.
1. Be Ready for Wet Weather
When it comes to liquid clean-up, time is of the essence. Don’t wait for a pipe to burst to decide how you will handle a minor flood. Assess the winter and wet weather risks in your area, and plan accordingly. ProTeam ProGuard wet/dry vacuums span a wide range of sizes and uses, from the four-gallon portable unit to a 20-gallon unit.
2. Capture Allergens Everywhere
During the cooler months, people spend more time indoors where the air quality can be two to five times worse than outside, according to the EPA. Windows and doors are kept tightly shut, so there is less opportunity for ventilation to clear out pollutants. Dusting with a cleaning cloth fails to effectively capture allergens and asthma triggers. Dusting with a ProTeam backpack vacuum captures more dust and particulate matter in an advanced filtration system. ProTeam High Dusting Kits extend the cleaners reach to high above the floor to ensure no surface is left unclean.
3. Save Time with Cordless Backpack Vacuums
The challenge of cleaning in winter adds more work to custodians when their plates are already full. Most custodial programs already face having too little time and resources to do the work at hand. When a true timesaving innovation comes along, it can help custodial programs stay ahead of the curve. Cordless backpack vacuums clean five times faster than upright vacuums and 30 percent faster than standard backpack vacuums.
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