While vacuuming is one of the most commonly found jobs on all cleaning regimes, there is a lot to consider when choosing the right one for you. Domestic cleaning regimes may only require vacuuming twice per week in comparison to commercial cleaning regimes, where vacuuming can take place as often, as twice per day. This means that vacuum cleaners used in commercial settings need to be particularly hard working and hard wearing. They may also be required to clean multiple surfaces and have multi-clean options for various dirt, debris or liquid types. Vacuums are predominantly designed to deal with carpet; however this can vary significantly throughout a location. As such some vacuum models are designed for very specific site tasks i.e. vacuums used in factories or warehouses need to be very durable capable of picking up metals as well as other types of debris. Compared to those used within the valet service, where most often a Wet/Dry vacuum function is required due to the nature of their work. Compared to offices and schools where deep carpets and shallow carpets may occur simultaneously by design or ware due to heavy traffic. In such locations a HEPA filter, tub vacuum is the most popular choice. These lightweight machines are suitable for everyday use and offer a cleaner result by trapping the finest of dust particles, 0.3 microns and larger. Upright or cylinder vacuums also have their advantages. Namely an upright vacuum has wide cleaning path; that enables larger areas of carpet to be cleaned via the smaller ‘footprint’ of a cylinder vacuum. Many upright vacuums also have the ability to remove debris right at the edge of a surface, without the use of additional tools to clean areas beside the skirting boards or wall edges. These vacuums are most often chosen for big retail or similar spaces with large walkways. In recent years backpack vacuums have become increasingly popular within industries such as transport and hospitality. Independent results have proven that PACVAC back-pack vacuum cleaners have a much higher efficiency level than both upright and canister vacuum cleaners. The battery models in particularly are highly sought after: as they allow the operator to move freely and target hard to reach places, under seats for example. The battery operated vacuum is also perfect for hotels and other hospitality businesses as it allows for cleaning at any time whilst illuminating trip risks to the public associated with electric versions. As is evident there are many vacuum types available to you. In order to choose the right one for you it is important to consider the function of the vacuum, your cleaning schedules and the debris type in your locations. If you have any further questions or would like to speak to a product specialist at Chemical Direct Janitorial Supply, please call 01 811 8920.