This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of ProTeam®. At the culmination of three decades of innovative vacuum technology, it is fitting that the GoFree® Flex Pro cordless backpack vacuum and ProBlade® floor tools are nominated for an ISSA Innovation Award, equipment category. In this article, two ProTeam users share their experiences with the GoFree Flex Pro and ProBlade.
Damian Belvedere, Account Manager for Healthcare Services Group, manages environmental services at Miller County Hospital in Colquitt, GA. His staff of 50 cleans three facilities that comprise a hospital with a 24-hour emergency room and a nursing home.
Belvedere’s staff previously cleaned floors in the hospital and nursing home with brooms and dust mops prior to mopping or scrubbing with an auto scrubber. For carpeted offices and walk-off mats, they used upright vacuums. Then Belvedere was asked to test the GoFree Flex Pro cordless backpack vacuum from ProTeam and report his results.
Overall the test of the GoFree Flex Pro in three areas, the hospital hallways and lobby, the hospital walk-off mats, and the nursing home, saved 90 minutes of cleaning time a day. Belvedere’s staff can then apply that time to improving their service with detailing cleaning and project work, or they could reduce labor costs by a total of $4,380 annually assuming an eight-dollar hourly wage and year-round daily cleaning.
“The next day when we have to vacuum, there’s not as much to vacuum up. We’re doing a more efficient job,” said Belvedere. “The cleanliness keeps improving and improving. I estimate that we won’t have to wax the floors as often; they aren’t getting as worn down.”
Eric Dreffin, Supervisor at Longhorn Steakhouse West Cobb, implemented the ProBlade floor tools and straight telescoping wand in his maintenance routine and immediately noticed a huge difference.
“The kit is easier to use and effectively reaches under booths, tables and along walls,” said Dreffin. “The ProBlade kit reduced the time spent cleaning floors by 15 to 20 minutes. The staff thinks it’s a great product. The straight telescoping wand and ProBlade floor tools make cleaning our establishment much faster and easier.”
Enter to win a GoFree Flex Pro and ProBlade Kit at the ProTeam booth during ISSA 2017. Online voting for the ISSA Innovation Award is open through Sept. 8. Vote at www.issa.com/contest.