Introducing an ingenious, low-cost solution to cord management that will take your vacuum production rates to a whole new level!
The patent-pending Cord Glide™ is a revolutionary, low-profile accessory placed under cubicles and furniture to prevent vacuum cords from becoming wedged and damaged.
This simple, stationary accessory keeps your cleaning crew efficiently moving forward through their work area without cords getting jammed, continual backtracking, bending and constant work slow downs.
With the Cord Glide™ you can increase vacuum production rates up to 20%. Time saved in worker efficiency adds up to thousands of dollars a year in labor savings.Order Now
* Lower labor costs
* Increase production rates up to 20%
* Quick ROI of 5 months
* Improve employee safety
* Lower cord replacement costs
* Lower risk of OSHA fines
* Protect customer furnishing
Hi, I’m Maggie Forsythe, the CEO of Pinnacle Facility Solutions. I am a building services contractor that has been providing cleaning and maintenance services to the metro Detroit area for over a decade.
We now have a team of 50+ employees, but I started as a 1-woman operation so I know what its like working in the trenches. Those earlier years gave me a unique advantage. I understand first hand the challenges and frustrations employees face daily and how best to create work efficiencies that will increase employee safety and company profit margins.
A well known problem in the commercial cleaning industry is cord management. Every time a cleaner uses a vacuum, the cords slow them down as they repeatedly get stuck under furnishings. That’s why I invented the Cord Glide™.
I refer to the Cord Glide™ as my “hot cup sleeve” idea. Simple, necessary and effective. Truly an “a ha” moment that has helped our company maximize cleaner productivity and increase worker safety without spending a fortune on cordless vacuums. As we use the Cord Glide™ we have seen savings in other ways as well; a reduction in damaged cord replacement, and it prevents damage to cubicle and furniture corners. This makes our customers feel like we go the extra mile to serve them well.
In addition, high turnover, competition, and rising labor costs has motivated us all to invest in solutions that improve the employees job experience. We all know it is better to keep an employee than to find, hire and train a new one. The Cord Glide™ has helped us accomplish that by making the task of vacuuming safer and less frustrating.
The Cord Glide™ is now a staple item for all our new startups. Many people have asked us about it, so we are making it available to you. Now you too can enjoy significant savings without spending a fortune. Try it out and see for yourselves. I’m convinced you will love them too!
Here is a list of some commonly asked questions.
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How does the Cord Glide™ work?
The Cord Glide™ accessory fits under the legs of cubicles / furniture and is held in place by the weight of the furniture. It is made of durable ABS plastic and designed to guide the cord smoothly around the corners of furniture and eliminating the gap underneath that causes vacuum cords to become trapped.
This prevents cleaners from having to continually stop their work flow to backtrack and release jammed cords. It also decreases the ergonomic risk of back injury caused by cleaners repetitively bending down to free jammed cords.
Who should outfit offices with the Cord Glide™?
Anyone who wants to:
Will the Cord Glide™ increase worker productivity?
Yes! By 20%! While you can easily train employees to memorize efficient cleaning paths and outlet locations, you cannot prevent vacuum cords from continuously getting stuck under furnishings. This is the single most significant factor of productivity loss. UNTIL NOW!
With the Cord Glide™, employees no longer have to repeatedly backtrack, and bend over to release cords that get jammed under the furnishings. Based on field tests, the Cord Glide™ increases vacuuming production rates up to 20%.
Why not just use a cordless vacuum to alleviate the cord problem?
While cordless vacuums and the Cord Glide™ both offer solutions to the problems associated with cord management, there are key differences.
The price point of the cordless vacuum is almost 4x that of a regular backpack vacuum. Many companies find the price point cost prohibitive, yet the problems associated with cord management remain. That’s why we set out to create a low-cost alternative solution with a quick ROI that is hard to compete with.
For many budgets, it just doesn’t make sense to tie up capital in expensive equipment when there’s a practical and budget friendly option available. In fact, you can outfit about five buildings with Cord Glides™ for every one with a cordless vacuum. Now that is stretching your dollars! In addition to cost, other reasons that people choose the Cord Glide™ include:
Cordless vacuums are 2x as heavy as backpack vacuums. An employee is required to wear approx. 20 pounds on their back vs. 9 pounds for a backpack vacuum. This makes employee recruitment more difficult, as well as increasing the risk of injury and Workman’s Comp claims.
The Cord Glide™ offers the added benefit of protecting office furniture from damage. We intentionally designed the Cord Glide™ to ride higher on the face of cubicles to provide protection from cord scuffs, damage, cubicle corners getting knocked off by the vacuum cord, etc. This goes a long way in showing the customer you care.
The Cord Glide™ decreases the ergonomic risk of back injury caused by cleaners repetitively bending down to free jammed cords, so it creates a safer work environment for your employees and reduces the risk of Workman’s Comp claims. The Cord Glide™ also prevents electrical cords from getting damaged which creates an electrical hazard and potential OSHA violations and possible fines.
Can I be fined by OSHA for a damaged vacuum cord?
Yes, even if an inspector is on site for an unrelated issue you can face an inspection. The fine for each nick or tear on an electrical cord can be up to $1,600. According to inspectors we interviewed, the actual average cost was $300-500 per cord tear depending on the variables and could go up to as much as $5,000.
What is the ROI with the Cord Glide™?
The Cord Glide™ gives you a return on your investment 3x as fast as the cordless vacuum. The Cord Glide™ ROI is app. 5 months, while a cordless vacuum is app. 15 months. Also, with the Cord Glide™ there are no additional costs like replacement batteries down the road. In fact, if you ever stop servicing an account, you can reuse the Cord Glide™ at your next start up.
Is the Cord Glide™ easy to install?
Yes, it slides right under the leg of the cubicle. For furniture that is too heavy to lift, we suggest a wedge bar or Air Shim to make installation easy. Just lift the area slightly enough to slide the Cord Glide™ under the adjustable foot and the foot will keep it securely in place. Visit our Installation Page for more info.
Will the Cord Glide™ be obtrusive to the look of the workspace?
The Cord Glide™ is transparent so it has a very low-profile and remains unnoticeable within the aesthetic of the space. Click here to see a photo of a Cord Glide in place (but, you'll have to look closely) 😉.
How many Cord Glides™ do I need for my office?
It will depend on the size & layout of the furniture in each building. Plan on one for each outer furniture corner to account for different vacuuming patterns. Click here for sample layout. Its a good idea to keep Cord Glides™ in your inventory so you are ready for each new account startup.