In this article, I am going to talk about the commercial vacuum. Even this type of cleaner is not very popular compare to some of the vacuum out there but I will try to highlight some of the tips on choosing a reliable commercial machine.
The first thing that you will probably consider when choosing any commercial vacuum cleaner is how much you are really willing to pay. The good news is that you can buy one of these vacuums starting at around $100, but they do go up well over $1,000 for the most powerful ones. By buying your vacuums online, you can often save up to 50 percent (or even more) off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, which should be reason enough for you to look online and not rely on your local retailer for the best deal.
Once you have determined your price range, then you should consider whether you will want a canister, an upright vac or a backpack model. This is a decision that you will have to make and there are different schools of thought as to which type of vacuum is best.
Upright vacuum cleaners, especially the commercial models, tend to be heavy and hard to maneuver. On the other hand, if you are pulling a canister around a large office, it might be cumbersome. But if you are really looking for comfort and will be regularly vacuuming large areas, then a backpack model may be easier for you to use. So take a look at the areas that you will need to vacuum and how much pushing or pulling you really want to do.
The biggest advantage is that these vacuums are built to last and that they can be manhandled, mistreated, and used on all sorts of flooring without any fear of them breaking down. They are considerably sturdier than a home model and because of that, many people are a little more haphazard in the way in which they use them.
A commercial vacuum cleaner has more power as well as a longer cord, which makes vacuuming large areas a lot easier. While a home model may have a cord of only 20 feet, it is not unusual to find a commercial model with a cord that is over 50 feet. You will find these in both models that have bags and those that do not, so the bag is not an issue. Also, you will find some very good commercial models that now include HEPA filters, which help to make the air cleaner and less prone to carrying allergens.
What Are the Disadvantages of a Commercial Model?
By far, the biggest disadvantage is the noise. Because most of the manufacturer’s energy is spent in designing a product that is sturdy, powerful, and reliable, you will often find that they forgot about noise! In general, most commercial vacuum cleaners are noisier than home models, not only because they are made with more metal and less insulation, but also because they have powerful motors.
Which Type of Commercial Vacuum Cleaner Should You Buy?
Deciding which type of commercial or industrial vacuum to buy will depend on a lot of factors. If you are using it in the same place every day, then the weight may not be that much of an issue. But if you are taking it in your car from job to job, then you will want to choose one that is light and rugged.
Having a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter is almost essential these days when so many people suffer from allergies and asthma. If you will be using your vacuum in an area where there are pets or children, then having a HEPA filter vacuum is very important and will help to keep both the air and the flooring cleaner.
Finally, you will have to decide if you want a backpack model, a canister model, or an upright model. Most people are used to using an upright, but there are advantages and disadvantages to all of these. For something that is easy for everyone to use, you should probably stick with an upright, but if you are looking for a specific type of cleaning or will be vacuuming for hours on end, then a canister or a backpack might be best for you.