Because of their delicate respiratory systems, canaries are often used to protect the health of coal miners. With plenty of fresh air, the canaries chirp away. However, with poor air quality, the chirping stops, and in a worst-case scenario, the birds can die.
Realizing their value as a living warning system, a group of concerned parents, educators, and health professionals from across Connecticut formed a grassroots organization called the Canary Committee.
Many of their members were teachers suffering from debilitating health effects caused by poor indoor air quality (IAQ), the result of unhealthy schools.
Their goal: to safeguard the health of teachers and students by making schools healthier and improving IAQ in the state's schools.
Working with the committee, schools in Connecticut's Fairfield County transferred to healthier cleaning products such as microfiber mops, auto-dilution systems, Green-certified cleaning chemicals-and the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning(TM) system.
Why Kaivac? According to school administrators, the Kaivac machines "super wash the bathrooms using less cleaning [chemicals], improve health, and help protect IAQ."
And the result: administrators say, "The buildings are cleaner...there is less dust, and [cleaning] complaints have been replaced with cleaning compliments."
About Kaivac, Inc.
Kaivac, Inc., the originator of No-Touch Cleaning, is on a mission to eliminate the world's toughest cleaning problems with breakthrough products and methods. By putting themselves in the workers' shoes, they develop a unique understanding of building maintenance problems that allows them to engineer innovative, worker-friendly solutions to make workers' jobs safer, faster, and more satisfying. According to Bob Robinson Sr., founder of Kaivac, Inc., "Kaivac does for the custodian what the bulldozer does for the ditch digger-moves more dirt, in less time, with pride."
For more information on the company and its products, call 1-800-287-1136 or visit its Web site at www.kaivac.com.