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post #21 of Old 05-12-2014, 03:31 PM
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I like Shark the best. I think they are the most sturdy and have great power. I wasn't expecting my arm to get fully extended when I turned it on for the first time. They are very, very light and convenient too!

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post #22 of Old 05-14-2014, 07:50 AM
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We use Bisselll Helix upright vacs, they do as good a job as the expensive vacs for a house.

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post #23 of Old 05-29-2014, 03:39 AM
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Depends on severity and cleaning application:

General use/regular cleaning
I'd recommend backpack vacuums (e.g. ProTeam, Cen-Tec, Oreck Commercial, Perfect, Bissell Big Green, etc.) in 4-6 quart capacities. I'd discourage 10 quart capacity backpack vacuums for smaller people because overtime the filled bag can add 2-3 pounds. Backpack vacuums will clean fastest in square feet per hour. In addition, most backpack vacuum cleaners are easily convertible to Hepa level filtration with Hepa dome filters if you want to substantially reduce allergens and improve air quality. Moreover, most of them come with multiple tools to clean whatever surface(e.g. carpets, hard floors, crevices, corners, edges, high dusting, upholstery, blinds, etc) -- that way you don't need multiple vacuums. If you have a client that has pets, get an air-driven turbo tool to pick up the pet hairs. If you or your employees need to do high-dusting, most backpack vacuum cleaners can be equipped with extendable/telescoping wands so that a ladder isn't needed.

Plus in comparison to upright vacuums, they are by far cheaper in long-term maintenance/upkeep -- no fans, brushrolls/beater-bars, belts, & brushes to replace. They use regular extensions cords so in case you have rough employees who damage those, you don't have to shell out a huge chunk of money for a proprietary cord and the associated repair fee. Most of the major backpack vacuum wands use 1 1/2" diameter fitting attachments, so you can easily swap and replace them when they get worn-out or lost.

Most of the large national cleaning companies make backpack vacuums the standard. In fact the competition for those national cleaning companies is so intense that many of the big brand backpack vacuum cleaner companies sell direct to them bypassing distributors like me and sell to them up to 60% below market price.

The only major complaints to backpack vacuums based on feedback I've received form my customer base is that if you have a picky client who wants to see those "vacuum lines" on the carpet -- they don't show those with the default carpet tools, but you can fix that with a powerhead attachment.

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I'd recommend dual motor upright vacuums with a Hepa filter & attachments (e.g. ProTeam, Oreck Commercial, Panasonic, Sandia, etc). They tend to be a bit heavier due to the extra motor, but you get way more agitation for plush carpets and dirt/debris are picked up much better. In addition, they have higher-quality parts so they do cost less in terms of long-term maintenance/up-keep. If you decide to purchase a dual-motor vacuum, make sure you get one with attachments because not all of them are equipped with those. With attachments, you can clean more areas besides the carpet.

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post #24 of Old 05-30-2014, 06:33 PM
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Great post, plant. I'm looking into backpack vacs now. I'll have to research some of your suggestions.

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post #25 of Old 07-09-2014, 12:58 AM
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You have to select vacuum cleaner according to your home need and requirements. First of all, know which type of floor you have and which vacuum cleaner is good for them.
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post #26 of Old 07-15-2014, 02:05 AM
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An all round winner for me is the backpack vac. It's not awkward like the canister, light weight at 1300 W which is very good. Easy to maneuver around tight spaces and furniture and mine comes with a 20 ft extension cord which save so much time (and my back) changes power outlets. Great on carpet and floors.
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post #27 of Old 11-06-2014, 12:57 AM
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You should select vaccume cleaner which are spacially designed for hardwood flooing.
Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner is also a good one if you think Bissell is too heavy to use.
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post #28 of Old 11-06-2014, 07:34 AM
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We use Bissell vacuums. They are light and are not too expensive to replace. Plus, they have a small attachment with a roller, so you can pick up hair from the cushions.

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post #29 of Old 12-01-2014, 04:18 AM
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Is there anything you experienced cleaners have against bagless vacuums? I only have a bagless shark vacuum for now to start with.

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post #30 of Old 12-03-2014, 02:49 AM
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I love my Shark Professional Lift-Away. Paid about $225 at Walmart. I love that i can detach it and use the attachments and walk around tight spaces. It comes with a stair attachment that is wonderful. Great suction and pet hair is no problem. Easy cleaning, bagless and has complete seal and hepa filter. Has button for cleaning wooden flooring and one for carpet. Never a scratch. No complaints from clients or me!!
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post #31 of Old 09-07-2020, 02:57 AM
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Well, thanks for the post but my friend their are almost many brand vacuum all differ from each other and have different features and specifications. All need to is makes sure where you want to use it and fro what you are going to use it. If you have a pet in your house, you must use the Pet Hair Vacuum Cleaner, not the regular vacuum. Both vacuum differs from each other.
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post #32 of Old 09-07-2020, 05:41 AM
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That's true, they differ. but there has to be a general one compatible with all kind of floors and carpets
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post #33 of Old 09-24-2020, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by MelanieTu View Post
That's true, they differ. but there has to be a general one compatible with all kind of floors and carpets
as for general one, i used a vaccum robot for the floors. but for the stairs, i used dyson.
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