What Features Should You Look For In A Backpack Vacuum

What Features Should You Look For In A Backpack Vacuum

Bissell Commercial provides a wide range of options when it comes to vacuums. That is because different facilities have very different needs when it comes to cleaning. One of the first decisions to make when choosing a vacuum is to decide between an upright, canister, or backpack vacuum. Beyond that you want to make sure you are getting a vacuum cleaner that is suited for your property. This includes choosing between wired and wireless, finding a cleaner that minimizes weight while maximizing capacity, and making sure your vacuum cleaner can handle all of the needs of your property. Here are a few features to consider when shopping for a backpack vacuum cleaner. 

Should Your Business Use An Upright, Canister, or Backpack Vacuum Cleaner?

Upright Vacuums

Upright vacuums are best suited for companies that need to quickly and efficiently clean small spaces. 

Pros: A good upright vacuum is easy to move around, cleans quickly, and can clean floors & carpets.

Cons: Uprights sometimes limit your ability to clean tight spots and corners, they can also be difficult to maneuver around furniture. 

Canister Vacuums

Canister vacuums are ideal for cleaning hard to reach areas thanks to their detached wand.

Pros: Great for cleaning around furniture & in tight spaces. Attachments can provide additional utility.

Cons: The detached canister can be difficult to move around and many canister vacuums have less capacity.

Backpack Vacuums

Backpack vacuums combine the capacity of some uprights with the maneuverability of some canister vacuums.

Pros: Great for cleaning large properties due to maneuverability.

Cons: Backpack vacuums often have less capacity to decrease the potential weight that a user will need to carry while they clean.

Should I Use A Backpack Vacuum For My Property?

If you are cleaning a large multi-tiered facility like a hotel, apartment building, hospital, or other large building, a backpack vacuum might be the right call. These vacuums make it easy for users to walk around hallways as well as rooms. Compared to an upright vacuum you are not over exerting your arms to push, pull, and lift the vacuum. Compared to a canister vacuum you do not need to worry about the canister getting stuck or caught on any walls or corners as you move through a property. Additionally, if you get the right attachments, your backpack vacuum could provide a lot more utility. The lightweight vacuum wand makes it easy to not only clean floors and carpets but also clean furniture, walls, shelves, and more. 

What Type of Backpack Vacuum Should I Buy?

When shopping for a vacuum the first thing you want to get right is the brand. Cheaper vacuum brands tend to deliver subpar equipment that breaks down over time. Compared to an average homeowner, a business is likely vacuum more often and more consistently. This means you want to make sure you have a vacuum that can handle increased use over a long period of time and not have issues cleaning. This is why many professionals buy from Bissell Commercial since our vacuums provide consistent results. Once you have picked a brand you want to make sure your backpack vacuum has the right features for your property. 

What Features Should My BackPack Vacuum Have?

Two of the main things you want to check when looking at the specs of any backpack vacuum are the weight and the capacity. Many lightweight vacuums are easy to use but can run out of space quickly. Conversely you do not want to be carrying a vacuum that is going to get too heavy. The best vacuums meet in the middle by providing a good weight and good capacity. 

You will always want to consider attachments. Attachments can help add versatility to your vacuum. Many vacuum attachments can help clean furniture or other surfaces. This is extremely convenient for cleaning around a property. 

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