The idea of cleaning areas such as office cubicles in one pass seemed too good to be true just a few years ago. But innovations in cleaning carts are making it possible to clean surfaces, empty trash and vacuum from one cart. On-board vacuums are an important part of one-pass cleaning systems that typically also include a wastebasket and a caddy that hold vacuum tools, dusting cloths and chemicals, and other cleaning tools. The vacuum nozzle and tools are perfect for light daily cleaning of floors and other surfaces.

Eliminating janitors’ travel time between janitor closets, where vacuums are typically stored, and work areas can create major efficiencies for in-house professionals and building service contractors. The biggest adjustment is finding an outlet into which the cleaning system is plugged.