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  • Quaker Steak & Lube Franchise Maintains a Culture of Clean at a Fraction of the Cost

    Balancing cleanliness and budget in a restaurant can be a daunting task. Restaurants are held to a high standard of cleanliness, and when corners are cut, there are generally consequences anywhere from illnesses and injuries to lost business, or worse, closure.

  • Cleaner and Safer Kitchen Floors

    Anyone who has ever worked in a commercial kitchen knows the landscape is primed for injury. Grease, food and drink spills, and heavy foot traffic bombard these floors daily, all adding up to an accident waiting to happen.

  • Problem Solver, Time Saver, and Cost Effective

    There are probably scores of building service contractors and in-house cleaning professionals that share the same dream. They dream of finding a machine that can solve their cleaning problems, speed up cleaning, and be so cost effective that this "dream" machine pays for itself in just a few months—or less.   Well, cleaning professional Mike Koesters, Business Services Field Operations Manager for Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, in Dayton Ohio, has also had this dream.

  • OmniFlex Helps Franchise Operator Prevent Costly Slip-and-Fall Accidents

    If you were to guess how many foodservice workers were injured by slip-and-fall accidents each year, you'd probably guess in the thousands, and you'd be way off.

  • Restroom Cleaning Equipment Streamlines Processes On Campus

    Urine stains, grout lines and toilet scum: these are all terms custodial workers dread hearing when it comes time to tackle restroom cleaning.

  • OmniFlex: Big Results in a Small Package

    The ideal when cleaning a school, or multiple schools, is finding the perfect mix of technique and technology. More than 80 percent of expenditures for most school districts are directed toward labor.

  • Cleaner, Safer Floors are a Priority at Riverbank Cafe

    Restaurateurs most likely don't stay awake at night thinking about the performance of their cleaning equipment. But, if they knew the staggering cost of slip-and-fall accidents and lost customers, perhaps they might. Anyone who has ever worked in or around a kitchen knows the landscape is prime for injury.

  • Now That's Tough

    April 27, 2011 will go down in the history books in many parts of the south. On that day, a tornado with winds of 200 miles per hour caused havoc in the region. Hard hit was a building owned by Catoosa County Public Schools, Ringgold, GA, which housed among other things, one of the district's 35 Kaivac machines. 'When we were allowed back into the building, we had to dig out the Kaivac [No-Touch Cleaning] machine,' says Paul Acuff, the district's Environmental Services Manager.

  • Love in the Janitorial Closet... Yes, It Does Happen

    University of Southern California Medical Center in East Los Angeles is one of the nation's largest — and busiest —

  • Reducing Cleaning Time from Three Days to Three Hours

    On a regular basis, a kitchen grill in a Ohio college had to be removed to allow custodial workers to clean the tile and floor behind it.

  • Unexpected Safety

    The facility manager at a Ohio college switched from conventional cleaning—using mops, buckets, sprayers, and brooms—to a more advanced technology, No-Touch Cleaning®

  • I Didn't Want It… but Now I Love It

    Life can be funny, even in the cleaning world. The facility manager at a Ohio college decided to toss out the mops, buckets, brooms, and sprayers and switch to the No-Touch Cleaning system developed by Kaivac.

  • More than Equipment… It’s a Philosophy

    Reese Thompson is the Director of Facilities and Operations for the Santa Maria School District in California and he has become a devoted believer in the No-Touch Cleaning®

  • Dow AgroSciences Cleans Lab Floors Hygienically Using High Flow Fluid Extraction (HFFE) Technology

    While research laboratories must be clean, labs performing biotech work involving cell cultures and molecular biology must be pristine - if not sterile. According to Cathy Peacock, a Senior Microbiologist in the Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, 

  • Tests of the Kaivac System at the University of Washington Revealed

    A recent comparison of the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning® technology conducted at the University of Washington in Seattle suggests that this method of cleaning can be exceptionally effective.

  • How One Hospital Cleans Without Touching

    Nosocomial infections, also known as hospital acquired infections, are a serious and growing problem in hospitals worldwide.  Not only are the number of nosocomial infections growing, but also the infections themselves are becoming increasingly more resistant to the antibiotics traditionally used to treat them. As a result, hospitals and medical facilities are searching all avenues, looking for ways to slow or minimize the spread of infection. 

  • Maintaining one of the Busiest Hospitals in the Country

    USC Medical Center in East Los Angeles, CA, is one of the nation's largest—and busiest—public hospitals.  In one year, the hospital treats 800,000 patients, delivers 10,000 babies, has 250,000 emergency room visits—and employs 9,000 people.

  • Unnoticed but Dangerous

    What do the following situations have in common?

  • Gold Old 0046

    Rolando Brown, supervisor of custodial services for Metropolitan School District, Lawrence Township, IN, is proud her district owns Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning™

  • Let's End the Hovering Now!

    A germ phobia grips America, especially when it comes to using restrooms. And because of this, people don't want to touch any surface in a restroom if it can be avoided. But germ phobia problems can create opportunities.

  • When It Comes to Hygienic Cleaning, Coverall Steps Up to the Plate

    Developing hygienic, healthy cleaning practices has long been a priority in medical facilities, where concerns regarding the spread of infection and nosocomial illnesses are paramount.

  • Did I Hear You Right? A 97 Percent Client Retention Rate?

    Metroclean, located in Houston, TX, is an impressive cleaning company.  Established in 1992, the company cleans more than 7 million square feet of commercial space each day. 

  • Cleaning with Chronic Health Conditions or High Risk Students in Mind Keeps Schools Clean And Healthy for Everyone

    Public schools around the United States must contend with a variety of challenges: teacher and student morale, student discipline, safety, and now, more than ever before, health.

  • Cleaning Equipment Helps School Clean Up after Flood

    Damaging storms have recently affected several areas of Western New York, and the result has been flooded roads, homes, and buildings. The storms, which started in early August, have continued off and on through the middle of the month.

  • Wisconsin Prison Adopts No-Touch Cleaning

    The Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (WSPF), Boscobel, WI, reports they are now cleaning the facility using No-Touch Cleaning® equipment developed by Kaivac, Inc. The 205,590-square-foot facility retains its own custodians and has nine cleaning workers and one lead custodian maintaining the entire institution. According to a report by WSPF, using the Kaivac equipment, “the [high-quality] cleanliness the prison strives for is very apparent.” The Kaivac system applies cleaning chemicals to surfaces to be cleaned.

  • Getting In and Out of Prison...Cells

    The Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (WSPF) is the only institution in the state’s department of corrections that has no inmate workers to assist in cleaning.   The facility has more than 205,590 square feet and ten custodians who are responsible for maintaining the entire institution, including nearly 2,000 inmate cells.   The high-quality cleanliness that they strive for is apparent at WSPF, according to a prison spokesperson.

  • Kaivac Cares

     Joni Daley, founder of Daley Home Management Corporation , a full-service cleaning company in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada has been in business for more than 10 years.   During that time, she has tried lots of different cleaning tools but finds one to be especially effective at keeping her customers facilities clean and healthy: the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning®

  • Cleans Away Customer Complaints

    Pittsburgh Commercial Cleaning, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, serves all kinds of clients including commercial and industrial facilities, retail stores, and restaurants. The company's motto is that they "treat every client and every job as an opportunity to showcase their skills and build upon their solid reputation as cleaning professionals." And one way they have accomplished this is by switching to the NoTouch CleaningTM system.

  • When you're cleaning busy airports every day of the year, you just can't have your cleaning equipment break down...

    "When you're cleaning busy airports every day of the year, you just can't have your cleaning equipment break down," says Scott Murray with BG Service Solutions, a large cleaning contractor based in Denver, Colorado.

  • Cleaning Up Disasters Without Touching

    Last New Year's Eve, a private plane crashed into a Charlotte, North Carolina neighborhood and killed all four passengers. Debris, including body parts, was scattered over several houses, which had to be collected and removed as quickly as possible. "We've cleaned up after all kinds of accidents and disasters,"

  • Only One Has Cleaning Down to an Art

    Western Michigan University (WMU), in Kalamazoo, Michigan, went through some tough times about three years ago, according to Umar Abdul-Mutakallim, the school's Director for Building Custodial and Support Services.

  • Keeping Orchestra Hall a Classic

    Chicago is known for many things: great restaurants, Sears Tower, and the White Sox. It's also home to one of the most famous symphonies in the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Orchestra Hall has been home to CSO since 1904.

  • Breaking the Cycle of Restroom Neglect - One School's Story

    When your child comes home from school, most likely you ask them: “How was school today?”  However, it might be wise to start asking them: “How were the school restrooms today?” 

  • KaiVac No-Touch System Proves "Untouchable" For Deep-Cleaning, Restrooms, Classroms, & More

    School buildings have seen a lot of changes over the past 100 years - from the disappearance of the time-honored school bell, to the introduction of computers in the classroom.

  • Erasing the Evidence - Crime scenes meet Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning

    Television has romanticized the crime scene and made it a venue for dramatic entertainment, but these Hollywood sets are a far cry from the harsh realities that await at a true site. Crime and disaster cleanup is not only cleaning for health, it is cleaning to help people move on with their lives.

  • No-Touch Cleaning system provides phenomenal healthcare results

    Most administrators in the healthcare industry know that the appearance of their facilities -- especially how well they are cleaned and maintained -- can affect patients' perception of these facilities. A clean, well-maintained and fresh smelling medical center helps patients relax and reinforces the perception that they will receive excellent care at the facility.

  • Crew Good; Old Tools Bad

    Bill Ringeman, the Colorado Academy School District 20 Supervisor of Building Modification and Custodial, believes his custodians provide ample attention to maintaining his school district's restrooms. "But they just were not coming clean,"

  • Improved Cleaning = Respectful Students

    Something interesting happened after Academy School District 20, Colorado Springs, CO took steps to improve the overall cleaning, health and appearance of its schools' restrooms.

  • Attracting students with advanced cleaning methods and technologies

    This past summer, thousands of graduating high school students and their parents participated in the annual ritual of selecting a college or university.

  • No-Touch Cleaning® helps contractor win and keep customers and employees.

    Tony Miller has never been one to shy away from challenges.  So, as president of Jancoa Janitorial Services, a contract cleaning service specializing in buildings over 100,000 square feet, he relied on creativity and innovation to overcome the three biggest challenges plaguing his industry: winning new customers, keeping existing ones, and employee turnover. 

  • Ohio Vocational School Keeps Buildings Consistently Clean

    Jim Reffitt was recently watching a Cincinnati TV news show, on which local residents were asked, “What’s the worst possible job?” 

  • Ohio School District Increases Productivity More Than 66% With KaiVac No-Touch Cleaning System

    Chester Collins, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds for the Middletown (OH) City School District, was feeling more like a track coach than a custodial engineer until recently.

  • No Touch Cleaning Helps BSC Provide Lucrative Employment Opportunities to the Disabled Worker

    Every time a factory closes its doors, workers must forge through the devastation and carve out new futures for themselves.

  • Winning Premium Business Using Rapid Hygiene Measurement

    Building Service Contractor Darryl Lawson has very personal reasons for wanting to see cleaner public restrooms. As a kidney transplant recipient, he is more at risk than most to the viral pathogens that cause infectious diseases.

  • Green Case Study: Sarasota School District Goes Green to Save

    Shrinking Budgets and Rising Demands With attendance and usage in schools on the rise at the same time that school budgets are getting tighter, facility managers are seeking new innovative solutions to stretch their precious resources.

  • Leather Factory Loves Kaivac

    Pittards, a 200-year-old manufacturer of leather products, makes sports footwear for such famous brands as Adidas, New Balance, and Puma. Recently, the company was having a problem maintaining its worker changing rooms.

  • Back to Back Studies Find Similar Results

    The removal of microbial contamination from grout areas presents a serious problem for cleaning professionals. This is because grouting tends to be softer and more porous than surrounding tiles and the “grout line”

  • Tulsa BSC Makes Grocery Store Clean, Safe, and Healthy

    Those who have been building service contractors (BSCs) for several years know how dramatically the industry's competitive landscape has changed.

  • The Power of Kaivac Through Testimonials

    When selecting a new product, especially online, there is probably nothing more powerful in influencing a buying decision than reading the reviews of others who have purchased the same product.   Whether the reviewers are ecstatic or seriously disappointed with the merchandise, their comments have proven to be a valuable resource for many consumers.   Following are three reviews from three different educational systems about their experiences with the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning™

  • What if Flu Season Came and Nobody Got Sick?

    Lately, we have been hearing people use the term “hygienically clean.” However, although most of us have a pretty good idea as to what the terminology means, the Rockwood School District, Saint Louis, MO, has firsthand experience with successfully upholding the concept.   Last year, the district noticed something unusual: the number of students contracting flu declined, and rather dramatically.

  • Schools Branding With Clean

    Many schools and universities are looking for new ways to "brand" themselves to increase their visibility and differentiate themselves. One common approach schools use to market themselves is through powerful Web sites, a tactic adopted several years ago by businesses.

  • Cleaning, Noise, and Healthcare

    Noise, or "unwanted sound," is becoming a common problem in all industries, especially healthcare. Thousands of people in all types of work settings experience hearing damage each year.

Case Study Features

  • Quaker Steak & Lube Franchise Maintains a Culture of Clean at a Fraction of the Cost

    Balancing cleanliness and budget in a restaurant can be a daunting task. Restaurants are held to a high standard of cleanliness, and when corners are cut, there are generally consequences anywhere from illnesses and injuries to lost business, or worse, closure.

  • Cleaner, Safer Floors are a Priority at Riverbank Cafe

    Restaurateurs most likely don't stay awake at night thinking about the performance of their cleaning equipment. But, if they knew the staggering cost of slip-and-fall accidents and lost customers, perhaps they might. Anyone who has ever worked in or around a kitchen knows the landscape is prime for injury.

  • When It Comes to Hygienic Cleaning, Coverall Steps Up to the Plate

    Developing hygienic, healthy cleaning practices has long been a priority in medical facilities, where concerns regarding the spread of infection and nosocomial illnesses are paramount.

  • Keeping Orchestra Hall a Classic

    Chicago is known for many things: great restaurants, Sears Tower, and the White Sox. It's also home to one of the most famous symphonies in the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Orchestra Hall has been home to CSO since 1904.