CASE STUDY: How Choosing The Right Equipment Reduces Costs And Improves Performance

Erzen Associates has been committed to providing the safest and healthiest cleaning products and equipment to their customers in southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. Commercial, Education, Healthcare and Industrial facility professionals rely on Erzen Associates to keep them informed and trained on best methods and practices.

In 2016, a large State University was interested in procuring new vacuum equipment to replace some older units that were no longer working. Rather than fulfilling a simple replenishment order, John Erzen took the opportunity to demonstrate how changing the type of vacuum used would not only reduce cleaning costs and improve the ROI on the equipment but would also improve safety and cleanliness throughout the school.

With support from NaceCare, manufacturers of an array of floor and carpet equipment for the commercial and industrial cleaning industry, John could show his customer how switching to the right battery backpack would double productivity rates compared to continuing to use an upright. This reduction in cleaning time helps reduce the labour costs and the time saved vacuuming allows the staff to focus on other maintenance tasks which improves the overall cleanliness of the school. The ability to eliminate cords and the associated tripping hazards as well as the whisper quiet operation of the NaceCare backpack – only 45 D(B)A)- allows the staff to clean public areas during operating hours both quickly and easily. Choosing the right battery backpack, one that is a reasonable size and weight for the operator, makes the solution a win for everyone.

The switch to NaceCare battery vacuums was a success for the University and welcomed by their cleaning staff who could clean better, faster and safer with the comfortable unit. The NaceCare battery backpack solution was a success for Erzen Associates as their customer was very happy with the solution and continue to purchase the NaceCare backpacks to replace their old uprights as they need replenished. As president John Erzen explains:

”The design of the NaceCare battery backpack is a real winner all-around. The light weight, quiet operation, long run time and exhaust venting out the back of the unit not onto the user, make it the perfect solution for both cleaning staff and the environments they work in.”

The NaceCare battery backpack was a great solution for an additional University customer as well as many of their healthcare accounts. Being able to offer equipment solutions like NaceCare, that save their customers time and money while improving safety and cleanliness, is what makes Erzen Associates such a valued resource to their customers.