Commercial vacuums range in cost from 200 to 2000 dollars. When you purchase a commercial unit you should look at the purchase as an investment. If you are purchasing the vacuum for a residential or commercial cleaning company you need a vacuum cleaner that won’t breakdown, is inexpensive to repair and is user friendly. Some dual vacuum motor commercial vacuum cleaners can have a life span of up to 15 years whereas single motor vacuum cleaners can loose power after just one year. There are three factors to look at when buying a vacuum cleaner.
The first factor to look at when buying a commercial unit is the manufacturer. Make sure to purchase a vacuum from an established manufacturer that has had ample time to perfect their product. You can usually purchase a commercial vacuum at a lower price from a newer, less known company but you won’t have a track record to compare it too. Some of the largest manufacturers of commercial vacuum cleaners are Hoover, Eureka, National Super Service, Proteam and Crusader. These companies have established track records and you can easily find reviews on their vacuum cleaner products on the internet.
The second factor in purchasing a vacuum is its features. When looking at vacuums consider what you are going to use it for. Do you clean main traffic areas, small work station cubicles, large open areas or places that are hard to reach. If you vacuum a lot of hallways or walking traffic areas a commercial upright unit is usually the most efficient at this task. Commercial back pack vacuums are perfect for vacuuming cubicles and hard to reach places. For large carpeted areas such as banquet halls and conference areas a wide area vacuum is recommended. These units can clean paths up to 3ft wide in one pass and are equipped with large debris tanks for extended use. Features also include optional tools for the vacuum. Some manufacturers of commercial vacuum cleaners like NSS give you a large selection of additional tools that can be added to your vacuum to perform specific duties. Attachments such as crevice tools, extension tools, bare floor tools and extension tubes can be useful for a variety of tasks.
The third and final factor in purchasing a vacuum cleaner is the warranty. If you intend to keep your vacuum for as long as you can, you can reduce repair costs by getting the longest and most comprehensive warranty plan possible. Repair service by a knowledgeable technician can be costly so make sure to pick a vacuum with a long service warranty. Vacuum parts are relatively inexpensive for vacuum cleaners and usually amount to about a third of the cost on an average repair. Also make sure to read the fine print on a vacuum warranty, it has been my experience that some vacuum cleaner manufacturers have a warranty clause for just about everything.
After you have considered all the factors that come into play when buying a commercial unit and have picked out a few models in your price range compare the specifications side by side. Usually the vacuum with the most power and wider cleaning path is the smart pick. Make sure you price out vacuum cleaner filter bags and vacuum belts because this cost alone over time can add up.