When we purchased Vacuum Works in Ladner we had a long term vision in mind. The first step was to learn the ropes of running a retail and repair shop then move to a larger location. Since rebranding to Vacuum Works PLUS we have been gaining momentum in our community and beyond. Soon after moving to Tsawwassen Commons we added an Audio Visual and Janitorial sections to accompany our high end vacuum and central vacuum displays.
Flooring sends an immediate first impression. It is also a monetary investment, especially for businesses. We need to use the proper tools and cleaners to safeguard that investment. In the following article we will be talking about The Office or Commercial space, and what works best for maintaining a healthy living and workspace.
Offices and commercial spaces are not only a place for doing business but where employees spend up to 40 hours a week. They often play host to customers and prospective customers. Floors can tell a great deal about a company by the attention paid to their surroundings; from the first impressions in the lobby to the happiness of employees in the workspace. Clean and well maintained floors is just one example that reflects a company’s care and attention not only in creating a welcoming place to work but to welcome their customers into.
While most companies hire janitorial services, they can still signal the level and quality of floor care they expect. They can also stipulate what kind of cleaning supplies are used. Not all businesses hire those services and do their own cleaning in house.
At Vacuum Works Plus, there is a range of environmentally friendly products that can keep your floors clean, sanitized and smelling good.
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR
Finally, the worst of COVID has passed and its time to open our doors and start inviting friends and family over to hang out, share meals and just enjoy life again. But after 2 years of semi-reclusive living and/or working from home, a good house cleaning may be in order before the invites go out.
Spring cleaning is an annual event. Remember when parents would tear apart the house every spring, the frenzied cleaning outdoor spaces? They didn’t have the environmentally friendly products available today to make the job that much easier.
Like most of us the big question is: what to tackle first? We recommend making a list of what needs attention and make sure to be stocked up on those cleaning supplies. Here are some spots we don’t think about tackling too often or forget about!
Where to put the TV? A question we've all asked ourselves at some point in time but before we get into that let’s investigate the reality of TV Mounting.
Flat screen TVs are an investment ranging in all sizes and prices, from high-tech to low- tech and what seems like an endless list of manufacturers. Nowadays, it's easy purchase that dreamed of HDTV. You know, the one that hubby can have friends over to watch the big game, or the one that makes those movies just that more realistic, or have the kids so absorbed in the latest Disney flick that they forget to be mischievous.
Vacuuming – the great chore! Yet, we all must do it. Whether our floors are carpeted, hardwood or some other material – dust just doesn’t care.
We’ve all had the experience of pulling a vacuum behind us – tripping over the cord, trying to get that unwieldly vacuum head under a bed or up against baseboards... you know the story.
Enter the world of the central vacuum – all you need to contend with is a hose that stores away when you’re done. Central Vacs, as they’re commonly called, come in all sizes to accommodate today’s living. They’re made for homes, apartments, condos, RVs and yes, even boats. If your existing residence doesn’t currently have a central vac – it's easily retrofitted to accommodate one. The benefits are well worth it.
It would feel natural to reach for the vacuum to help with the cleanup during the holidays, but we urge you not to on the following.
1. Pine Needles; Both artificial and real, pine needles should never be vacuumed up. Short pine needles get stuck in the hoses, bags, air passageways, and filters.
We are so excited to bring in a line of automotive care products in our janitorial section of the store. Let's talk about our line of automotive care products made by Concept Manufacturing right here in BC. Another “supporting local” initiative from Vacuum Works Plus.
The folks of Ladner and Tsawwassen are a community of car lovers, be it sleek modern cars or the stunning classics and muscle cars of the past. There are weekly car shows at Dairy Queen in Ladner and the A & W in Tsawwassen Commons directly in front of our store. If you haven’t gone you should, local events like car shows are a great way to meet people and dream of yourself behind the wheel.
These professional grade products formulated by Concept are the perfect solution for commercial and personal automotive applications. Cars, Trucks to Motorcycles or fleets, this product will not disappoint!
When we say "Not Everything We Sell Sucks" we mean it. Imagine a dynamic and immersive home theatre experience set-up for your own space. Paul offers the right selection of audio-video equipment based on your needs. To know more about Paul's professional background as a high end audio visual and smart home installations expert we felt it was time to remind everyone about the "PLUS" side of our business
For the month of February. Vacuum Works Plus donates $50 and Sebo Canada donates $50 for a total $100 for every SEBO Felix Rose sold to the Nanny Angel Network. This amazing organization helps moms living with cancer for free with their children.
Where ever we live, be it a crowded city like Vancouver or Surrey, where the suburbs and the countryside go hand in hand as it does in Tsawwassen and Ladner we all suffer from indoor pollutants. Some more than others. You can have pets, suffer from allergies or have respiratory conditions agitated by the fine particles (particulates) that live indoors.
Fresh air indoors is not opening a window, while it feels great (okay it is incredible!), fine particulates stay trapped in the home. When outdoors, we feel refreshed because of the feeling that fresh air brings. Why can't we get that feeling indoors? Well, you can!
In 1999, Ladner's little vacuum shop opened. Previous owners Steve and Tammy Laughlin served this wonderful community for 19 years. They passed the torch to us, Karen and Paul, in November of 2018. We were welcomed by existing and new clients alike. Lovely community, Lovely people and a great place to own a family-run, pet-friendly business.
(pictured above is a generic bagless vacuum)
As is with any new purchase, investing more money initially or buying an inexpensive vacuum is a common dilemma for a lot of people. We understand everyone has a budget or buys in a hurry without really researching your options. So we are here to break it down for you!
According to Harvard Health, Improving indoor air quality can help avoid asthma flare-ups, allergy symptoms and keep you breathing easily.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, keeping it clean, wash your hands, social distancing is a message we hearing over and over again. That's all great advice for when you are venturing out, but how do we keep the indoors feeling as fresh as the outdoors while living in self-isolation?
Have you invested time and money purchasing a brand new HDTV only to find yourself at a loss as to how to mount it to the wall? You shouldn't have to worry about that if you hire a professional to mount the TV to the wall for you.
Here are the benefits of hiring a TV installation professional.
We are selling a really special vacuum that donates $100 for every sale of the *Felix Premium Rose Vacuum to the Nanny Angel Network. This video by SEBO shows how amazing and powerful this vacuum is. *Note the vacuum in the video is the same make but different look.
We wish to thank the Delta Optimist for welcoming us as the new owners for Vacuum Works. Karen and I are excited to get to know more of the people of Ladner and Tsawwassen as new customers and returning customers. Don't worry, "Everything we sell still sucks! Well..almost everything!".
“I get to spend more time with Karen in this business, which is great, she helps keep me grounded,” Paul said. “I also get to spend more time and be closer with my kids. Everything we do is around Ladner. A lot of people we know are here. It’s nice to have that small community feel, nice to have returning customers. You build relationships with people.”
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At Vacuum Works we understand that every home is different and every situation is unique. Needs and wants are different depending on a number of factors. To help you make your decision easier, we give you some of the pros and cons of each system.