FORT WORTH, TX — Powr-Flite recently conducted an online survey to find out how cleaning professionals use wet/dry vacuums, what features they look for and what their likes and dislikes are
, according to a press release
Participants were asked, "When are you most likely to use a wet/dry vacuum?"
Of the different responses, refinishing floors was the choice of 60 percent of the respondents; 14 percent indicated they use wet/dry vacuums for cleaning up spills; another 14 percent said they use them in carpet cleaning tasks; the remainder noted they use wet/dry vacuums for general vacuuming, the release stated.
According to the release, the use of wet/dry vacuums was most common in office buildings with 43 percent, followed by schools at 29 percent, parks and recreational facilities at 15 percent and the remaining 13 percent being industrial-type locations.
Seventy-three percent of respondents reported that the feature they most appreciate on wet/dry vacuums is a 360-degree swivel hose connector, the release noted.
Rob Godlewski, vice president of marketing for Powr-Flite, said: "Like many [JanSan] manufacturers, we listen to our customers and try to develop equipment that best meets their needs. This survey actually tells us a lot about how our end customers use these machines and what they are looking for."
When asked to select the two biggest problems they have had with wet/dry vacuums in the past, respondents'' top answers were: Equipment is hard to maneuver; equipment is too loud; inadequate tools; and equipment is not powerful enough, the release added.