AutoVac at Aurora Public Schools – Making the Complicated Simple

By Allen Rathey

  • AutoVac at Aurora Public Schools – Making the Complicated Simple
AutoVac at Aurora Public Schools – Making the Complicated Simple

With 30 years in the custodial field, Michael B. Ward, Custodial Supervisor, Aurora Public Schools (APS), CO, believes in making the complicated simple.


Cleaning floors using the Kaivac AutoVac instead of an auto scrubber is the trend in a growing number of APS primary schools.  The district has replaced four to date, with perhaps a dozen more coming in the future.


"It doesn't make sense to spend $6,000-8,000 on a small auto scrubber when we can effectively care for all the VCT flooring in our elementary schools—such as in cafeterias and art rooms—using an AutoVac at a fraction of the cost."


The lithium ion battery-powered AutoVac with a 28-inch drop down squeegee head, cleans 20,000+ sq. ft. an hour, easily surpassing what a small auto scrubber can clean and at a much lower total cost of ownership (TCO). 


An AutoVac costs perhaps a third of the price of a comparably-sized auto scrubber, and other cost savings include equipment accessibility, setup, versatility, cleanup, and maintenance.


"It's a ‘grab and go' machine that multitasks" and when used regularly, combines dust mopping, mopping and auto scrubbing in a one-step vacuuming/wet extraction process that simplifies floor care. 


"AutoVac maintenance costs are miniscule" compared to an auto scrubber as the entire unit can be reconditioned in minutes without special skills versus needing costly service calls.


While auto scrubbers excel at removing embedded soil, AutoVac provides a preventative advantage by removing loose and slightly adhering soils before they can embed in the surface. By reducing embedded soils, AutoVac reduces the need for auto scrubbers in the district's 30+ elementary schools. 


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