The Importance of Vacuums for Business Cleaning Services

Business cleaning services rely on vacuums for a huge chunk of their day-to-day operations. And while businesses might not think much about which types of vacuums their cleaners are using, they should! The right or wrong vacuum can have a significant impact on your workplace, affecting the day-to-day cleanliness of your facility, the lifespan of floors and furniture, and the quality of the air you breathe.

Nobody knows the importance of the right vacuum better than the team at your local JAN-PRO®. We’ve put an extraordinary amount of thought into the vacuums we use in our business cleaning services. Our JAN-PRO Technics® suite includes some of our industry’s most powerful and innovative vacuum technologies, giving our cleaners the tools they need for a truly exceptional clean.

So what should businesses look for in their cleaners’ vacuums? And why does the right vacuum make such a big difference in a cleaning service’s quality? Below, we take a look at three important features that go into the vacuums used by your business’s cleaning service.

Business Cleaning Services & Vacuum Technologies

While there are many factors that go into a great vacuum, some are especially critical. At JAN-PRO, we pay particular attention to how vacuums influence efficiency and productivity, the suction power of different vacuum models, and the air filtration systems used in vacuum technologies.

  • Efficiency & Productivity. Vacuum design has a bigger impact on the efficiency and productivity of cleaners than many people realize. Many business cleaning services have switched to backpack vacuums for this reason. Backpack vacuums offer superior ergonomics and allow cleaners to vacuum at a higher square-footage per hour rate. With the right backpack vacuum, it takes less than half as much time to clean the same amount of square footage as it would with an upright or canister vacuum. This makes cleaning practices more efficient, which is great for cleaners. It also reduces cleaning times and, in turn, cleaning costs, which is great for businesses.
  • Vacuum Suction. A vacuum’s suction is best measured by Air Watts (AW). This number factors in the vacuum’s airflow and suction power. A vacuum with a high AW rating is especially important if your workplace has carpeting or area rugs. If your business’s cleaning service uses a vacuum with a low or medium AW rating, it won’t be able to remove deep-seated dirt, dust, and grit from carpet fibers. This not only leaves carpets dirtier than a high-powered vacuum would, but also reduces their lifespan, allowing grit to break down carpet fibers more quickly.
  • Air Filtration. Office air quality has a huge impact on employee wellness. When the air in your workplace is filled with dust, pollen, dander, and other types of airborne particulate matter, your workers are more likely to suffer health problems. This can result in reduced productivity, increased absenteeism, and problems with morale, among other issues. Business cleaning services can improve air quality by using HEPA-filtration vacuums. HEPA filters trap 99.7% of airborne particulate matter wider than 0.3 microns in diameter, keeping these irritants out of the air.

To address all three of the areas outlined above, we equip JAN-PRO cleaners with ProTeam vacuum technologies. ProTeam backpack vacuums are proven to clean more quickly than upright and cannister vacuums. Just as important, their vacuums have the power that business cleaning services need to get deep-seated dirt out of textile fibers. Finally, they’ve partnered with the American Lung Association to ensure their vacuums improve workplace air quality, equipping each vacuum with four HEPA filters.

Learn more about the vacuums used in our business cleaning services and request a FREE quote from your local JAN-PRO by calling us today at 866-355-1064!

Jan Pro employee with Vacuum