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When picking out a professional vacuum cleaner for commercial use, you’ll need to weigh up quality and affordability. That’s where Kärcher refurbished professional vacuum cleaners come in. These reliable machines combine high specs with low prices, making them a top choice for many businesses. But do you really need one and are they actually that different from regular vacuums? Discover their benefits, uses and some key things to consider before buying below.

What is a professional vacuum?

Professional vacuum cleaners are powerful and durable machines designed for heavy and prolonged use in commercial and industrial settings. They are typically larger than standard models and come equipped with extra features that enhance their performance and efficiency.

For instance, many commercial vacuums have wider brush heads to cover vast floor spaces faster. As such, they are ideal for warehouses, shops, factories and other industrial premises.

In addition, Kärcher Used Equipment can supply professional wet and dry vacuum cleaners suitable for both debris and liquid spillages. And there are numerous models available to suit your space.

What’s the difference between a commercial vacuum and a regular vacuum?

Other key differences between domestic vacuum cleaners and commercial models include:

Stronger suction

Professional vacuum cleaners tend to have more powerful motors that generate a stronger suction force. This allows them to effectively remove engrained dirt and other particles from carpets, hard floors and upholstery. All while removing any traces of potentially irritating or toxic substances, and without leaving behind any visible dust.

Some even feature more than motor so you can adjust the suction strength (and noise level) depending on the area you’re working in. For example, you’ll likely need to use a high setting when cleaning entryways that get lots of foot traffic. But a lower one for vacuuming offices.

Advanced filtration

Commercial vacuums are fitted with sophisticated filtration systems to capture fine particles, allergens and pollutants that can’t always be seen. That way, you can create a healthier and cleaner working environment for both employees and customers. This, of course, is especially critical in healthcare settings and food and chemical manufacturing facilities to name a few.

Vacuums with HEPA filters are particularly useful when it comes to improving air quality in dirty workplaces. But most models are bagged regardless to ensure stored particles can’t escape.

More robust

Durability and reliability are key characteristics of professional vacuum cleaners. Most are built with stainless steel or high density plastic canisters that can withstand the rigours of commercial cleaning. These compartments also tend to have greater capacity than regular vacuums so you don’t need to empty them as often. Perfect when covering large-scale areas!

On top of that, the hoses, filters and components are designed to limit the risk of blockages and internal damage. As a result, you should be able to vacuum up coarse dirt, chunky debris or large amounts of dust without issue. But if you try this with a normal vacuum, you could damage the mechanisms and face a hefty repair bill. Or worse, the need for a replacement.

In short, as long as they’re cleaned regularly, commercial vacuums should last longer than domestic models – even with frequent use.

Should I buy a commercial vacuum cleaner?

Professional vacuum cleaners are built for heavy-duty cleaning tasks in larger spaces like offices, hotels and other commercial settings. Whether you’re a business owner or facility manager responsible for maintaining the premises, choosing the right vacuum cleaner is crucial. And with safety, hygiene and dependability in mind, a commercial vacuum definitely makes sense. But which one is best for your needs? Here’s what to look for…

How do I choose a professional vacuum cleaner?

Searching for a new commercial vacuum cleaner? There are various factors to consider, from your business’s specific cleaning needs to the size of the area being vacuumed. This will help you determine the relevant features, nozzle attachments and power requirements you need.

The Kärcher CV 38/2 Vacuum Cleaner, for instance, comes with a range of accessories and twin motors for variable suction. It also boasts an adjustable brush that you can raise or lower to accommodate different flooring types and carpet piles. Watch the machine in action here.

You should also take into account the size of the vacuum and manoeuvrability. The 38/2 only has a relatively small canister for collecting dust and debris. But this makes it lightweight and surprisingly flexible for an upright model. It’s therefore great for working around chairs, desks and shelves. And the low nose means you can clean under immovable furniture with ease.

However, one downside of the 38/2 is that it is only suitable for dry floor cleaning. The Kärcher NT 70/2 Wet and Dry Vacuum, on the other hand, is multifunctional. This model includes a brush for dry vacuuming and rubber squeegees for wet cleaning. You just need to swap the filters and remove the dust bag. The vacuum also boasts a huge 70 litre container capacity – perfect for more expansive spaces like warehouses. But less ideal for tighter layouts.

Whether you want a powerful, long-corded product or a battery powered model to minimise hazards is also something to think about. And if you work with dangerous substances like flammable dusts and asbestos, we can supply specialist industrial safety vacuums too.

Why opt for a Kärcher refurbished vacuum cleaner?

If we’ve piqued your interest and you’re thinking of investing in a professional vacuum cleaner, look no further. At Kärcher Used, we offer incredible savings on refurbished models that work just as well as their brand new counterparts. Not to mention 6 months’ warranty, free nationwide delivery and complimentary product training on every purchase as standard!

As a result, you can enjoy all the advantages of these high-tech machines as outlined above, without blowing your budget. Plus, by repurposing ex-display models, returns or items with minor cosmetic damage, you’ll be helping the environment too.

Browse our refurbished commercial vacuum cleaners online now or call 01295 752 190 for advice. Alternatively, send your query via our contact form and we’ll get back to you asap.

Kärcher Used Equipment is a trading name of Kärcher UK Ltd

We offer a wide range of used, refurbished professional cleaning equipment such as refurbished scrubber dryers and refurbished floor sweepers.

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