How Long Should a Commercial Vacuum Last?

SL-3-vacuum-01When you’re looking for a new commercial vacuum, you’re probably on a budget. You have a set budget, and perhaps you’ve been kicking around the idea of just picking up a decent residential vacuum, at least for the short term.

After all, you only have one or two rooms in the entire commercial facility that have carpeting. The carpeting itself is low pile, you could almost sweep the entire thing up.

Why would you even need a commercial vacuum?

First, using a residential vacuum in a commercial facility, such as an office space, is a bad idea. Those residential vacuum cleaners are only designed to cover a certain amount of surface area. When you begin putting them to greater use, running them for an hour or two at a time when they’re normally designed to run for maybe 20 or 30 minutes at a clip, you’re reducing the longevity of those machines.

On top of that, staples, paperclips, and other items that get dropped onto the floor of many office buildings and other commercial facilities can cause a tremendous amount of damage to sensitive components in those residential vacuum cleaners. Sure, they can probably take a hit from a penny every so often in the house, but multiply that by 20 or 30 times every single time the vacuum cleaner is taken out at the commercial facility, and it will lead to cracking, wear-and-tear, and reduced suction.

That’s why it’s best to focus on a commercial vacuum.

So how long should a commercial vacuum last?

That depends on the vacuum cleaner and the manufacturer. You can certainly save money by focusing on a cheaper machine, but that’s not going to last nearly as long as a higher quality machine. You truly get what you pay for when it comes to purchasing a commercial vacuum.

If you want a commercial vacuum that’s going to last for many years and maximize the return on your investment in it, expand your budget a little and be open to the idea of spending more now to save more later.

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