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User Stories - ProTeam Backpack Vacuums

Adapting to new cleaning technology may require a larger investment upfront, but the long-term gains are worth it. By investing in a cordless backpack vacuum, benefits include increased productivity, efficiency, and safety. Here are a few customer success stories.

University of Utah Improves Productivity with the GoFree Flex Pro

The University of Utah’s campus in Salt Lake City is made up of 130 buildings, adding up to 8.5 million square feet of facility space. The custodial staff, a team of about 300 people, maintains the entire campus through a system with six groups that run somewhat independently of one another. To improve cleaning productivity in challenging spaces, eight GoFree Flex Pro cordless backpack vacuums were implemented to be used in six different buildings.

“Cordless backpack vacuums have their fit in cleaning a university, places where it is cost-effective to use them,” said Todd Stoneking, Custodial Services Supervisor at the university. “We can’t put one in every room, so we place them where they save enough time to save manpower in relation to the cost of the unit.”

The GoFree Flex Pro vacuums can safely clean areas where there is constant traffic and many obstacles. They also cut down vacuuming time. Time spent cleaning the library and lecture-style vacuums was cut in half in this case.

Process Improvement at University of Washington

Gene Woodard, Director of Building Services, has been with the university for over 30 years. During his time there, he’s worked with the custodial team to rework and improve many cleaning processes to be more efficient and environmentally friendly. Backpack vacuums began to be introduced into the university’s cleaning procedure in the mid-nineties to improve productivity, but many of the staff members complained about discomfort. Woodward reached out to ProTeam when he realized as they introduced more backpack vacuums in 2015, many of the staff members weren’t properly fitting the harnesses upon use.

After a comprehensive training from ProTeam, the staff was surveyed and there was a significant improvement in comfort. About 100% of the staff now uses backpack vacuums and the cleaning of seven flight stairwells with the GoFree Flex Pro cordless backpack vacuum takes only about 10 minutes to complete.

You can read more user success stories on ProTeam’s ‘Stories from the Field’ blog.

Not just for commercial cleaning!

A lightweight ProTeam backpack vacuum is a fast, efficient, and healthy way to clean a home. Capture and contain allergens such as dust mites, pet hair, and pollen that may be inside your home. Between the standard items and optional tool kits, detailed cleaning of floors, carpets, upholstery, fixtures, stairs, and furniture is easy.

“I use this vacuum in my house, it is by far the best vacuum cleaner I had ever owned. It is perfect to clean hardwood floors, walls, ceilings, vents etc.” – ProTeam Super Coach review by REBPILOT on

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