- THE MAGAZINE
Fort Worth TX – March 24, 2010 - Approximately 60 cleaning professionals, including building service contractors and in-house cleaning technicians, responded to a February 2010 survey asking, “What is the main reason you select an automatic scrubber to perform floor care tasks?”
The survey was conducted for Powr-Flite by Alturasolutions Communications.
Fifty-five percent of the respondents answered that they select automatic scrubbers because “they help improve worker productivity.” Other reasons included:
- Automatic scrubbers clean floors more effectively (30 percent).
- Automatic scrubbers bring down the cost of floor care (14 percent).
- Automatic scrubbers minimize the possibility of slip-and-fall accidents (1 percent).
Interestingly, respondents in states such as California, Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois--four states that have been severely impacted by the economic recession--were the ones most concerned about improving worker productivity.
“This really should come as no surprise,” says Gary Pelphrey, General Manager for Powr-Flite Direct. “Floor care is labor intensive, which can make it costly. The demand for improved worker productivity is especially heightened when cash is tight.”