Most people have bought a home vacuum cleaner or perhaps several of them, but if you are in the market for something a little more heavy duty, then you should be looking at an industrial vacuum cleaner instead. An industrial vacuum cleaner is considerably different than a home model in size, power, and ruggedness, not to mention the fact that they are built for many more hours’ worth of use.
In most cases, an industrial vacuum cleaner is not just a more expensive home model. It is usually missing much of the attractiveness or “sexiness” of a home model. They usually don’t come in colors or with certain features that you would need in a home. When you are looking at an industrial vacuum cleaner, you are looking at models that probably just don’t get you too excited to vacuum.
However, it is that lack of attention to stunning good looks that means the attention has been spent on the power within. You will find that a commercial vacuum cleaner is built more like a truck than a flashy sports car, and because of that, it will hold up to years’ worth of daily vacuuming.
What most people don’t realize is that they are usually pretty careful about the way they treat their home vacuum cleaner, and because of that, it lasts a long time. An industrial vacuum cleaner is designed to be beat up, thrown in the back of a truck, and used by dozens of people who don’t really care if it lasts or not. The manufacturers of industrial models also realize that people will probably try to vacuum up items that are too big or inappropriate for a vacuum cleaner, so they keep that in mind, too. Vacuuming up a large piece of metal might destroy your home vacuum, but an industrial vacuum cleaner won’t be bothered at all.
Most people who buy this type of vacuum cleaner do so because they need to vacuum on an everyday basis. This may be because they have a lot of pets or because they have a small business or a lot of foot traffic. If you have an office, a business, or some type of company where people walk in off the street with a lot of debris on their feet, then you will always be glad you invested in a high-quality industrial vacuum cleaner.
Although you might think that a more rugged and sturdy industrial vacuum cleaner would be more expensive than a home model, the opposite is often true. In fact, you will find some very good industrial models at prices that are the same or even below the high-end home models. These models will last you for years and they often have longer warranties than home models, primarily because they are so well-built.
One thing that really differentiates an industrial vacuum cleaner from a home model is the length of the cord. While a home vacuum cleaner may have a cord that is only 20 feet long, you will find that most industrial models have cords of 50 feet or longer. The cords are usually thicker, too, which will enable you to vacuum large areas without the cord getting tangled up.
Most industrial models are also lacking in a lot of the extra features that you might get in a home model, such as small crevice tools or little wands to clean under the seats of your sofa. Almost without exception, the whole purpose of an industrial or commercial cleaner is to clean large areas of flooring (carpet, wood, or tile), do it quickly, and leave nothing behind.