How to Care for Your Commercial Vacuum Cleaner?

It goes without saying that most owners of commercial vacuums don’t take very good care of them. In fact, they use and abuse them day in and day out, until finally they decide to give in. But by taking good care of your commercial vacuum cleaner, you will get a longer life out of it, better cleaning, and have a more reliable machine on your hands that you can always depend on.

If you have a model that has a debris bag, then you should always make sure that the bag is no more than half full at any time. Once it reaches that level, it is time to replace the bag or your cleaning will suffer and you may burn out the motor. If you have a bagless model, then you don’t have to worry about that, but do make sure to take a good look at the debris area to ensure that it is not too full.

In either case, you should check the filter on a regular basis to make sure that it is not clogged. Changing your filter often will help get the most out of your cleaning, but it will also help to prolong the life of the machine as a whole. Most of these vacuums have a permanent filter that can be cleaned by hand (or by washing) along with a removable HEPA filter that needs to be replaced. You should check the prices of these filters before committing to any model because some of them are considerably higher priced than others.

As far as repairs go, most commercial models are made by the same manufacturers that make home models and that means that you can take them into any vacuum repair store for repairs. You should always have at least one extra belt on hand, just in case the one you have breaks (which does happen fairly regularly when you are using the vacuum on a daily basis).

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What Are Some Popular Commercial Vacuum Models?

One of the most popular commercial vacuum cleaners is the Carpet Pro CPU 2T Commercial Vacuum. This is priced around $250 online and is built to last. It has a metal bottom plate, all of the tools on board that you need, and an extendable stretch hose. It also has a three-wire cord for extra safety in all commercial settings. This uses Carpet Pro vacuum cleaner bags, which can also be affordably bought online.

One vacuum cleaner that you would have seen in almost any office over the past few decades is the Hoover Commercial Elite Upright Vacuum. This retails at over $200, but you can find it for almost half that price online. It has a two-brush agitator to get all of the debris from floor surfaces and an allergen filtration system to ensure that allergens are trapped in the machine and not sent back out into the air. It comes with a convenient fingertip switch that turns the machine on and off and has a maid’s cart hang-up hook so that you can put it away or carry it easily. This uses standard Hoover Type A Upright bags, which you can buy online.

A lot of people who spend much of their time vacuuming actually prefer a backpack model, and the Hoover Commercial Shoulder Backpack Vacuum is the most popular of this type of vacuum cleaner. Although this model retails at over $600, you can find it for around $230 online right now. This model is worn just like a backpack and makes it much easier for someone to maneuver around small spaces. It has an extendable attachment system and a variety of tools in addition to padded backpack straps. The filter and the canister on this machine are very large, which should enable you to vacuum for hours without having to stop.

Eureka has been making both home and commercial vacuum cleaners for decades and the Eureka C2094G Heavy Duty Cloth Bag Upright Vacuum is one of their most popular. This is a rugged and sturdy model and although it is priced at almost $300, you can get it for closer to $200 online right now. This model is very easy to maneuver and has adjustments for six different carpet settings. It has a wide bumper to protect baseboards and furniture, and a back-mounted cloth bag that zips open to reveal the debris bag. It weighs in at just around 20 pounds, which is incredibly lightweight for a commercial model and has an extra-long 50-foot power cord.

If you are looking for a commercial vacuum cleaner that is even lighter in weight, then the Sanitaire SC679J Light Weight Commercial Upright Vacuum Cleaner is an ideal choice. This looks very much like the Eureka, but it weighs about six pounds less. That may not sound like a lot, but if you are carrying a vacuum around in your vehicle or using it for hours on end, that will seem like a really big difference.

Tips on Choosing A Great Commercial Vacuum Cleaner

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.

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What Are the Advantages of a Commercial Vacuum Cleaner?

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.