Sq. Ft. per Hour
Cost per 10,000 sq ft. at $15 per hour
Corded Backpack Vacuum
Battery Backpack Vacuum
- Quiet operation allows for daytime cleaning
- Eliminate trip hazards
- Vacuum around chairs without having to take time move them out of the way
- Great for stairwells where there may be no outlets
- No cords to get hung up on cubicle panels and display racks
- Great for hard floor surface cleaning
Call your BRUCO rep and we’ll do an ROI calculation for you to determine how many months it would take for this huge time saver to pay for itself!
Carpet is one of the bigger investments in your facility. It provides a warmer feel to the environment, sound reduction and great design elements. The care required to extend the life of this investment is significant. However, it can be the most neglected floor surface in your building. Why? Because spills and dirt are obvious on a hard floor surface while carpeting absorbs and hides them. This means that a strict carpet maintenance program must be followed.
Check out some money saving strategies to maintain your carpet and free up man hours.
Many facilities’ daily carpet care equipment consists of upright vacuums or backpack vacs.
Have you considered integrating a riding sweeper into your daily carpet care program? Here is a comparison of integrating a riding battery powered sweeper for large carpeted areas or long carpeted hallways.
If you were to use the riding sweeper over the backpack vacuum, you would save 6.48 minutes per 1,000 square feet. If you had 10,000 square feet of carpet, that would translate to 64.8 minutes per day and let’s say your facility operates 365 days per year, that’s 394.2 man hours per year that could be spent elsewhere in maintaining the facility.
If you’re currently using upright vacuums for large carpeted areas, you would save 18.01 minutes per 1,000 square feet. With 10,000 square feet of carpet (365 days), that translates to 3 hours per day or 1,095.6 hours per year.
A forty hour per week employee working 50 weeks per year puts in 2000 hours per year (over half a year of work saved just on carpet care). At a loaded cost of $15 per hour, that’s a $16,434 savings. A Tennant Model 6100 38″ Battery Riding Sweeper retails at $16,112.
Depending on the square feet of open carpet space in your facility, do the math and find out how many years it would take to get a return on your investment. Or just call your BRUCO rep and we’ll do it for you!
For interim cleaning and restorative care, we recommend the Tennant 1610 Dual Technology Carpet Cleaner with Ready Space. The 1610 allows you to easily clean high traffic areas more often so that you’ll need to extract less often.
Some facilities use the 1610 in Ready Space mode during normal business hours because carpeting is normally dry in less than 30 minutes.
This video shows you how the soil transfer rollers make this an outstanding piece of equipment.
Time is money. Money spent on equipment is time saved and injuries avoided. Provide cleaner, safer and more productive environments by hiring some equipment!
Check out the Tennant discounts below through July 31st! If you’d like a quote, please contact us online or give us a call at 800.652.1020!
Act Now – Special Offer Expires July 31st!!!
Tennant Equipment Sale!
Riders: 12% Discount
Battery Walk Behinds: 8% Discount
Corded Electric: 5% Discount
Call your BRUCO rep or our showroom at
for a quote today!
- police slip and fall areas through out the day
- clean gym floors and wrestling mats
- quick clean ups in food service areas and cafeterias
- be on hand in convenience stores
- clean large box store entrances
If you’d like our staff to work with you on putting numbers around upgrading your processes in order to reallocate labor hours for your facility, please contact us online or give us a call at 800.652.1020!
In the last issue, we talked about what BRUCO is doing to preserve the balance of nature that we all have the privilege to enjoy in the beautiful wilderness areas of Montana and Wyoming.
We’ve recently partnered with an innovative company that manufactures crop irrigation tubing which can only be used for one growing season. They collect the tubing at the end of the season to recycle them. Delta Plastics recycling plant in Stuttgart, Arkansas takes the tubing which looks like this:
and transforms them into SCS-certified PCR resin which looks like this:
These beads are taken to the Revolution Bag plant where it’s converted into blown film to make EPA compliant Revolution trash bags.
John Brown University in Arkansas has an enrollment of about 2000 students which is a little smaller than Montana Tech. They saved $5,000 annually by making the switch to Revolution Bags from their previous bag contract. Just recently, Kum & Go, the fifth largest privately held convenience store chain was highlighted in this July 14th press release.
“With this initiative, Kum & Go has reduced the amount of material sent to the landfill by more than 30 percent while shrinking the use of virgin resin by over 97 percent,” said Tomas Boltnar, Cost Manager for Kum & Go. “Revolution Bag provides an environmentally friendly solution with a significant cost savings.”
BRUCO is proud to have Revolution Bags as part of our line up of environmentally friendly companies.
Contact us by email or call our office at 800.652.1020 for a list of sizes and pricing.
- School desktops which have 400 times more germs per sq. inch than a toilet seat
- Touch screen terminals which are becoming more prevalent in small retail stores
- Restroom and any other door knobs
- Bathroom hand rails
- Toilet flush handles
- Elevator buttons
- Chair arm rests including the underpart of the arm rest
To find out more about an assessment for your facility, contact us by email or call our office at 800.652.1020!