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Kaivac release 12.14

December 14, 2010
Popular ROI Calculators Updated and Expanded
Hamilton, OH - When Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® System, first introduced their web-based return on investment (ROI) calculator several years ago, they did not expect it to become one of the most popular items on their website, according to Matt Morrison, Kaivac communications manager.
Due to the unanticipated popularity, Kaivac has revamped the original ROI calculator and added a second calculator as well. Both systems now offer more functionality, "what if" possibilities, graphs, and other information.
"One key thing we also added to the new calculators is [an estimate of] the environmental impact of different cleaning methods," adds Morrison.
Visiting the Savings Guide, where the calculators are located on the Kaivac Web site, the visitor has the following options:
· Use a No-Touch Cleaning System calculator, which allows users to compare the different Kaivac systems to conventional restroom cleaning methods. Doing so helps in determining the ROI on selecting a No-Touch system as well as comparing cleaning times; labor, equipment, and chemical costs; and the amount of water and chemical used for both cleaning methods.
· Work with a KaiMotion™ square footage calculator, which compares the time required to clean a hard surface floor area using the KaiMotion system to mop and bucket cleaning and an automatic scrubber. The square footage calculator also compares labor costs.
"Our end-customers tell us they are [most] concerned about two things when they select cleaning equipment," says Morrison. "They want to know: Will the machine ultimately save them money and will it positively impact the environment. These calculators address both of these issues head-on."
As to chemical use, Morrison adds that visitors now also have the option of comparing "chemical-free" cleaning with the No-Touch system to conventional restroom cleaning methods.
This is because recent studies conducted by a laboratory accredited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicate that certain models of the No-Touch Cleaning system are recognized as sanitizing devices when properly used - even when no chemicals are utilized.*
"We''ve been testing these calculators for several months now, and the feedback has been great," Morrison says. "We are quite excited to finally have these added to our [web] site."
*Applies to Kaivac systems with a 500 psi pump and 3-stage vacuum motor. To be used as a sanitizing device, no chemicals or rinsing agents can be used.
About Kaivac, Inc.
Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, Kaivac, Inc. delivers complete science-based cleaning systems designed to produce healthy results and outcomes while raising the value of cleaning operations and the dignity of the worker. The originator of No-Touch Cleaning®, Kaivac offers an integrated portfolio of environmentally friendly cleaning products designed to remove the maximum amount of soil and potentially harmful biopollutants in the most cost-effective manner possible. For more information, visit www.kaivac.com.
About No-Touch Cleaning®
Designed to remove the maximum amount of soil, bacteria, and other biopollution, Kaivac''s patented No-Touch Cleaning systems combine an indoor pressure washer, a powerful wet vacuum and chemistry into an integrated system. Empowering workers to hygienically clean without touching contaminated surfaces, these systems not only clean better, but also cut labor, chemical, and equipment costs while raising worker morale and image. In fact, studies show that Kaivac''s No-Touch Cleaning systems are 60 times more effective in reducing bacterial contamination on tile and grout surfaces than mops, which are more likely to spread contaminants than remove them.