Tag Archives: commercial cleaning equipment

02 Aug

A Conversation About Cylindrical-Brush Technology

Just two decades ago, very few people in the janitorial industry had ever used (or even heard of) cylindrical floor machines. Traditional rotary buffers with a single disc were the standard tool of choice for floor care. Times have changed. Today, cylindrical brushes are more popular than ever. The change is due in large part

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29 Jun

Back to Basics: 10 Essentials of a Janitorial Closet

For the last several months, we’ve discussed important trends affecting the janitorial industry, from the Affordable Care Act to automation. Today we thought it might be useful to go back to the basics. Are you a BSC or housekeeping manager who prefers not to be first to invest in a shiny new (untested) product? Your

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29 Jun

How Automation is Changing the Cleaning Industry

Self-checkout lanes. Video bank tellers. Driverless cars. Delivery drones. As technology advances and machines become more sophisticated, many industries fear the worst, but will robots and artificial intelligence actually lead to the extinction of millions of American jobs? It depends on who you ask. Some predictions from “futurists,” or experts who study technology trends, are

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27 Jun

Tornado Pac-Vac 6 Roam Lithium Battery Technology

With the Pac-Vac 6 Roam we are able to offer cleaning professionals something they have been looking for, a battery operated back pack vacuum with unrivaled comfort. No longer tied to a power cord, team members can clean larger spaces quicker and more efficiently than traditional back-pack vacuums. Why the Pac-Vac Roam? Tornado’s backpack vacuum

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10 May

How Battery Technology is Changing Cleaning Productivity

Chances are good your janitorial closet includes battery-powered equipment. In fact, smaller, cordless equipment is becoming becoming more and more common in the cleaning industry. In the past, batteries typically were used only in larger pieces of equipment, like automatic scrubbers, because the technology at the time for smaller batteries was expensive and they typically

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19 Apr

Helpful or Hype: How to Evaluate High-Tech Equipment

Every year, automakers introduce new lines. Sometimes the differences in models are minor, but every few years the cars are totally reimagined with all the latest bells and whistles. Janitorial equipment manufacturers also release souped-up versions of their machines on a regular basis. With new products frequently flooding the crowded marketplace, buyers can feel overwhelmed.

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01 Apr

Throw Out Your Mop and Save Money With A Floor Scrubber!

When you made up this year’s budget, how much did you calculate saving on labor? For cleaning businesses, labor costs account for approximately 80% of expenses. Here’s one idea to save, while maintaining productivity. Upgrade your machines to a faster, more efficient arsenal of commercial cleaning equipment. Did you know that it takes a worker 14

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04 Mar

Tornado’s Newest Product Additions

In 2015, Coca-Cola™ produced the first bottles made entirely from plants. As well, Apple™ produced a line of 100% beryllium free products. Each year, companies around the world strive to manufacture a better, more sustainable and user friendly product than their previous efforts. Tornado Industries is a leading manufacturer of sustainable cleaning equipment. Like Coca-Cola™,

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01 Mar

Leasing vs. Buying: What is Right for Your Equipment Needs?

Although more than 80 percent of U.S. businesses lease equipment, according to the Small Business Administration, it remains a relatively uncommon practice in the cleaning industry. That means when it comes to choosing between buying or leasing, many facility managers and BSCs feel dazed and confused. In short, a lease allows users to make payments

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