People can inhale particles 10 microns and smaller. To put things in perspective, your hair is about 70 microns in diameter and, without magnification, you can only see particles that are about 10 microns or larger. Housekeeping is probably the most common means of removing potential allergens, and vacuum cleaners are the most commonly used tool. Vacuum cleaning removes some fungus and spores from carpeting, but it also reintroduces them to the air either through the action of the vacuum’s beater bar or through conventional bags. Vacuuming without proper filtration is one of the main causes of the reintroduction of allergens and harmful particles into the air. 


Daily vacuuming is more important than interim deep-cleaning methods. Dry soil is abrasive; when ground into your carpet, it cuts into carpet fibers dulling appearance and reducing the longevity. Carpets cover 70% of the floors in most establishments. They can hold more than its weight in soil. 70 - 80% of dust, dirt, and grime are tracked into a building from outside. 30% of dirt is deposited in the first 3 feet, while 90% is tracked off in the first 25 feet. Carpet has a high surface area and is known to act as an organic dust sink containing bio-contaminants and allergens. 


When using the correct tools, vacuums clean 52% faster than a dust mop in congested areas. Using traditional dust mopping methods requires extensive time to train employees. Vacuuming is a faster, healthier and more efficient way to clean hard floors. Dust and dirt are immediately contained within the filtration system. Dust mopping continually redistributes dirt and fine particles on and into the floor, leaving scratches and dulling a high-gloss finish. Dust bunnies reappear in 24 hours when a floor has been dust mopped as compared to 72 hours when cleaned with a vacuum. 

BACKPACK VACUUMS are lightweight

  • When worn properly, the effect of the backpack on body joints and posture is negligible and similar to walking. 
  • When working near stairs, using a backpack improves mobility and is recommended to reduce the risk of falling. 
  • Backpack vacuum users use a more neutral posture compared to extreme arm and leg extensions seen when using an upright. 
  • Users experience less body stress due to the use of larger muscle groups by minimizing “hunching over” often associated with upright and canister vacuums. 
  • Efficiency is increased by allowing more carpet to be cleaned in a shorter amount of time due to the natural walking motion used. 

KARCHER BV 5/1 Bp Battery-Powered Backpack Vacuum

The first choice where narrow spaces hinder cleaning work, whether in cinemas, on planes, buses or even stairs. The clever, ergonomic and patented carrying frame with the Air Stream Comfort system makes for easy handling, reduces heat generation on the back and at the same time prevents unwanted vibration. The control panel conveniently located on the waist strap. 

CODE: KAR13942240

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Ergonomically designed, making it comfortable to wear and easy to use. The power switch is mounted on the hip within easy view and reach of the operator. A swivel hose connection is integral to the design for both left and right-handed operators. A powerful 1.7 hp vacuum motor powers its rugged construction and simple design for increased durability. 

CODE: KAR98405140 

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This vacuum allows the operator to move around quickly and easily allowing for maximum productivity. Fitted with a lightweight, ergonomic backpack harness for hours of pain-free operation. The standard HEPA-level filter ensures that this vacuum is leaving the air in your facility clean and healthy. Clean quietly without worrying about being a noisy distraction. 

CODE: WIND10140130 

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TENNANT V-BP-6B (Battery-Powered) and TENNANT V-BP-6 

Maintain indoor quality with these two Backpack Vacuums, equipped with standard HEPA (High Efficient Particulate Air) filtration. Improve operator comfort with an adjustable Deuter hiking harness. Get up to 55 minutes of continuous runtime when you choose the lithium-ion battery-powered V-BP-6B.

Increase productivity up to an additional 50% when you choose the optional Sidewinder Tool Kit. Vacuum during the day with low noise levels. 

Maximize comfort and mobility for operators with an ergonomic Deuter branded hiking harness designed to decrease muscle fatigue. 


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Fortify was established to fill a need across industries for education, training and network opportunities to help BC’s breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cideries affordably access business supports and tools.

In attendance at the FOR-TI-FY CONFERENCE were A&G SUPPLY LTD team members Mark Galloway (left) Business Development Manager, and Adrien DeGroot (right) Sales Agent, South Okanagan.



Reduce Cost to Clean. Improve operator efficiency, mobility and productivity with this ergonomically designed commercial backpack vacuum. Vacuum during the day with low noise levels and HEPA filtration. 

CODE: TEN9013482 


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* Please note the following manufacturers' future price increases:

  • Frost – Effective January 1, 2020 an average price increase of 3.5% will be added to all supplier Dispensers. 
  • Ronco – Please be advised that effective January 1, 2020, a price adjustment will be implemented on all supplier Gloves. 
  • Tennant – An increase in raw material cost, freight and labour will result in an average price increase of 2-3% on all equipment and parts, effective January 1, 2020. 
  • Ultra Chem Labs – Due to increasing maintenance fees for Green Seal Certification, Ultra Chem Labs will be issuing a 2% price increase on all Green Sealed Ultra Chem chemical products effective January 1, 2020. 
  • Avmor - Due to cost increases in various areas of their business, the supplier will be implementing a 4.5% increase on hand care products, restroom cleaning products, laundry, and dishwashing products. Price increase effective January 1, 2020.
  • Diversey - Escalation of key raw materials, packaging and transportation has forced a 4% price increase on all chemical products. Price increase effective January 1, 2020.
  • SC Johnson (DEB) – A general price increase of 5% will take place on all DEB hand & body wash products, effective January 1, 2020.
  • M2 Professional – An increase in raw materials, freight, corrugate and labour has resulted in a price increase on general cleaning tools - brooms, brushes, buckets, etc. as of January 1, 2020.
  • Bobrick – Effective January 1, 2020, and average price increase of 5% will be added to all supplier Dispensers.
  • Kruger – Due to major increases on fibre, packaging, labour, freight and other raw materials, we will implement, effective January 1, 2020, up to a 12% price increase. 
  • Karcher – Some unique challenges for the Canadian market, along with increased uncertainty regarding the future of North American economic factors, has forced us to implement an overall 5% average price increase February 1, 2020. 
The Canadian government has imposed retaliatory tariffs of 10% on many products made in the USA. Some of the products you buy from us may be affected. While we will have no choice to pass this cost on, where applicable, we are reviewing the situation in order to mitigate this cost to our customers.
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