Hire Some Equipment! Part Three

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.
The saying or quote Time is Money on a white clock to symbolize the value and fleeting nature of time
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
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