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What to Look for in a Commercial Vacuum Cleaner

One of the most important things for any business is ensuring that it has a clean and respectable image. To do that, you’ll need adequate cleaning tools, such as a suitable vacuum cleaner. But just any old cleaner simply won’t do for a commercial setting. Domestic vacuum cleaners are designed with small coverage in mind, but in a commercial environment you’ll need a more powerful cleaner. As such, this month we’ll be outlining what you should be on the lookout for in a commercial vacuum cleaner.


Efficiency in a business setting is how success is born. Not only do your daily activities need to have outstanding efficiency levels, but you should also give thought to ensuring your cleaning procedures are efficient too. An appropriately weighted vacuum cleaner, therefore is essential. If the vacuum is too heavy for the cleaning assistant, progress will be slow. Alternatively, if the vacuum is too light but your premises is quite large, the vacuum cleaner will need to be emptied frequently, compromising efficiency. See about getting the balance right.

Motor Power

Your vacuum cleaner’s suction capabilities are another important thing to look into. Too powerful and you risk damaging your floors, but too weak and you risk not cleaning them at all. You need to assess the size of your premises, the type of flooring, and the nature of the debris and mess you’ll be using it to vacuum. Then you should choose a vacuum cleaner with a motor large enough to accommodate those requirements.


Although we don’t expect to encounter problems with a brand new vacuum cleaner, sometimes they do crop up. If they do, you’ll need to know that your vacuum cleaner is protected under warranty. When purchasing a new machine, give careful thought to how good the warranty offer is.

Cable Length

As vacuum cleaners are powered by electricity, you’ll need to ensure that the cable length of your vacuum is suitable for your premises. Think about how many electrical outlets you have on your premises and how large your premises are. This should help you choose a vacuum cleaner suitable for your business.

Type of Machine

The cleaning demands of your business will influence what type of vacuum cleaner you choose. Upright cleaners are good for deeper cleans of carpets, whereas cylinder tub machines – which utilise bags that will need to be changed often – are good at cleaning relatively lighter messes. Backpack vacuum cleaners are excellent for providing cleaning access to otherwise inaccessible areas. On the other hand, if your business involves a large amount of water, wet pick-up machines can vacuum large water spillages.

Ultimately, the appropriate vacuum cleaner for your business relies entirely upon your commercial activities. To discuss the requirements of your company and to find a suitable vacuum cleaner, be sure to get in touch with Alpha Power Cleaners today.

If you’re looking for the perfect vacuum cleaning machines for your home or business, to rent for a single use or to purchase, we have the ideal range for you here at Alpha Power Cleaners. As an accredited Karcher Premier Dealer, you can rest assured that we have the specialism and expertise to make sure you get the best vacuum cleaners for your requirements.

Contact us today for more information, and a member of our friendly team will be happy to assist you.

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On the day we deliver your machine, we will ensure you are happy and we can then provide training for you, so you are confident using the machine.

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