Cleaning a building regularly and thoroughly is just as important during its construction as it is after its completion. Just ask Gus Poole, the Project Manager for Dyna Contracting in Seattle, Washington.
“A clean site is an efficient site,” says Poole, who’s been with Dyna 14 years. “At any given time during a job, there are probably 15 people running through a house. It’s essential to maintain cleanliness throughout the process.”
This may be especially true for Dyna’s upscale commercial and residential clientele. Looking at its portfolio of projects, it’s obvious that Dyna maintains the highest standards of quality. The results are impeccable.
“We’re a full-service construction company specializing in high-end remodels and new construction,” says Poole. “Anytime we finish a project—a new floor, new tile, new countertops—there’s still work to be done. We have to clean it really well before we do property-protection.”
That’s where ProTeam comes in.
A Clean Finish
“Property protection” means putting down a protective layer—ram board or paper—over the newly installed surfaces so the restoration process can continue. Maintaining a cleaning regimen both before and after this phase keeps the carefully crafted work looking pristine.
“If we keep the site clean, we’re not doing damage to our finished surfaces. So we use ProTeam vacuums to keep it clean on a daily basis. Our ProTeam vacuums get the grit up without kicking it back into the air the way sweeping does. We get everything as spotless as you can without mopping.”
The Pluses of Portability
Among the advantages of using ProTeam, there’s one that stands out for Poole.
“It really just comes back to portability,” Poole observes. “The backpack vacuum has such a great way of going all over the room. Typically, you might use a commercial-grade shop vacuum. They don’t compare to a ProTeam. They’re just less mobile. We can set up a backpack vacuum on a long extension cord and hit five or six rooms. It’s easier to move around without bumping into things.”
And with ProTeam, portability goes hand in hand with versatility.
“The ability to set up once and hit multiple areas is the best. They’re able to go from room to room without resetting. That saves time.”
A Deep Clean, A Light Touch
For the final clean, a ProTeam backpack vacuum is the obvious choice.
“At that point, you really don’t want to be dragging a shop vacuum around; that would damage the surfaces.”
And ProTeam’s versatile attachments ensure the surfaces remain flawless.
“We like to use the wide Horse Hair Floor Tool Brush. It gets into the hardwood floors. We’re trying to be delicate, using the gentlest methods, waiting until the hardwood floor surfaces are firmed up. The last thing that we install is the carpet. When you install a carpet there’s a ton of carpet debris. A once-over with the ProTeam takes care of that.”
Of course, once the client moves into their new or newly remodeled space, it ceases to be new. But with regular cleaning and ProTeam, it can retain its immaculate beauty for some time to come.
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