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What is a Good Commerical Vacuum?

Purchasing a commercial vacuum for your business can be a large investment. By taking the time to understand the features of a good commercial vacuum, you can be confident in its performance and lifespan.

We explore the types of commercial vacuums and their benefits, so you can be sure the one you choose will best suit your needs.


What Makes A Good Commercial Vacuum?


There are several different styles of commercial vacuums, all with their own strengths. When purchasing a commercial vacuum, it’s important to consider your space and how you need the vacuum to interact with it.


Upright Vacuum

Upright vacuums are comprised of a powerhead, a bag or a canister on the body, and an extension cord. These are the industrial versions of the vacuum you may have at home. 

This vacuum is typically used for general purpose cleaning, such as in a hotel room. Since it’s self-contained, it’s easy to move from space to space; all you need to do is plug it in.


Canister Vacuum

Canister vacuums take on more of the appearance of a shop vacuum. With its cleaning head attached by a hose to the canister, this vacuum can more easily get into hard-to-reach spaces.


This style is perfect for getting under furniture and tackling stairs. Plus, it is often quieter and easier to maneuver than most other types.


Backpack Vacuum

Designed with ergonomic pads and back supports for workers’ safety, this style is great for when you need to vacuum large spaces for a considerable amount of time. Not only are they light, but they come without a power cord, thus making it easier to move around in.


Handheld Vacuum

While not ideal for cleaning full rooms or large spaces, the handheld vacuum is perfectly suited for tackling rugs, drapes, furniture, or other smaller fabrics. 

These are small and lightweight, so it’s incredibly easy to move from one task to another.


Wet/Dry Vacuum

As the name suggests, this vacuum is able to tackle both wet and dry substances. While admittedly louder than most vacuums, it can be used to clean up small spills in a restaurant to water from a burst pipe in the basement. This style of vacuum is truly one of the most heavy-duty options you can choose from.

The purpose for which you intend to use your commercial vacuum will dictate which style will work best for you. Fortunately, you have several options to choose from.


At The Vacuum District, we are dedicated to bringing you the best products to clean your home, and our professionals will do their best to do any repairs and recommend the best products! Contact us today at (403) 454-4822 or send an email to [email protected].

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