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Waxie Introduces Able Services to EvaClean’s Disinfection System

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BRAINTREE, MA -- Waxie Sanitary Supply of Northern California has introduced Able Services San Francisco to a transformative disinfection solution by EvaClean, resulting in vastly enhanced services that are performed faster, safer, more effectively and with far less labor.

Bill Sivori, Project Manager at Able Services San Francisco, does things differently than most.  First, his contract cleaning business is devoted to a single client.  But, that one account happens to be the largest landowner in San Francisco, with a four-building complex covering four square blocks, a total of 3.2 million square feet of Class A offices, 1.2 million in retail space, as well as the tallest building west of the Mississippi located a few blocks away.

Sivori’s office is based in those very same buildings and once or twice a month he walks all 141 floors to build tenant relationships and to be proactive rather than reactive when there's a problem.  

“I've been here eight years and have a great staff with an inordinate amount of management for four buildings, including an operations manager, full admin, two supervisors and eight foremen,” said Sivori.  “We have close to 400 different tenants, most of which are high end lawyers, investment bankers, insurance and high-tech companies. Tenants trust that when we say we're going to do something, it gets done.”

Paul Giamona, Waxie Sanitary Supply Account Consultant, knew his Able Services customer was always looking for the latest and greatest.  So, when he came across a new cordless electrostatic disinfection and sanitization system called EvaClean and realized how important this could be, he implored Sivori to consider it before finalizing his decision to purchase a new solution. 

“Bill was one of my first customers when I joined Waxie five years ago.  There are very few people who really know everything about the industry, and Bill is one of them,” said Giamona.  “I was originally showing another electrostatic disinfection system when I heard about EvaClean.  I knew EvaClean was the right solution for my customers.”

Coincidentally, Waxie Southern California was already testing EvaClean.  Since Giamona had generated so much interest from customers in Northern California, Waxie rolled the system out state-wide.

The first thing that piqued Giamona’s interest in EvaClean was that it was cordless. He liked EvaClean’s Protexus electrostatic delivery system, portable handheld and backpack sprayers and battery life. The PurTabs effervescent tablet form was an even bigger draw. The tablets were compact, easy to carry and dissolve without ever having to return to the janitor’s closet during a job. With the touchless system, they could simply spray, let it dwell and dry.  But the real clincher was the safer chemistry.

“Once I started peeling back all the info on the chemical, it became a no brainer,” said Giamona.  “PurTabs is like a gobstopper. Every time I turn around, I'm getting another flavor of goodness. A single tablet has multiple uses at different dilutions. It’s a multi-surface disinfectant, a food safe sanitizer, an odor neutralizer, and works for almost any vertical application. You can’t find any chemical that does some, let alone all of these. PurTabs is even a water purifier. How much safer of a disinfection process can you have if it can also be used to purify water?  How often do you get to be at the cusp of something new and revolutionary?”

“We used to do the same thing as everybody else,” said Sivori.  “When people got sick, we brought in extra staff to disinfect entire office suites in one night, resulting in astronomical labor charges. Then everything changed when Paul introduced us to EvaClean. Now instead of four to five people taking 30 to 37 hours per suite, one person with an EvaClean Protexus backpack sprayer can disinfect a 25000-square foot floor plate in about two and a half hours. We can spray an office in 12 to 15 seconds, cubicle areas even quicker.  I’ve been able to drop my prices dramatically, so Paul has made me look like a hero.”

In addition to taking care of tenant's offices, Sivori’s team also handles kitchen and private restroom detailing, as well as cleaning about 15 tenant specific gyms and locker rooms throughout the four buildings.

Meanwhile, Giamona has now successfully implemented EvaClean’s system in almost every vertical, from health care and ambulances to retail and animal care.  A Bay area pro baseball team now uses it in the players' locker room.  Giamona even uses it in his own home.  However, the education vertical is one of his top priorities. 

“Every school should use it every day.  I can take the same handheld, use the NSF Registered Food Contact Surface Safe Sanitizer dilution for a whole preschool—toys, mats, everything,” said Giamona.  “One evening I got an emergency call from a local K-12 school district when they had an outbreak asking, ‘Does this really work?’  I said ‘Yes, it really works.’  They were able to curtail the outbreak in one evening, a fraction of the time it normally took to achieve readings so kids could go back to school.”

Based near Boston, EvaClean delivers affordable, electrostatic infection prevention for a safer and healthier world.