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post #1 of Old 03-14-2017, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all,

I am looking to buy my first set of vacuums. Trying to build business as a start up. Please see my two options and let me know what you might think!

Please see the attached image for a comparison of vacuums.

This looks like what I should buy:

Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001NDNV18...I3M29UFCFWTTPV

ProTeam Backpack Vacuums Super CoachVac HEPA Commercial Backpack Vacuum Cleaner with Versatile Tool Kit & Telescoping Wand, 10 Quart - Corded
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GM4YKWC...H760BEYY&psc=1

But, this is a cheaper version:

Eureka Boss Upright Vacuum, 1934B - Corded
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00002N630...I1BH7NA914BHMQ

Hoover Commercial C2401 Shoulder Vac Pro Backpack Vacuum with 1-1/2-Inch Attachment Kit
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NASZG8...I3UEWIU7JH64KG

The biggest turn off for the cheaper version is the backpack vacuum reportedly overheats in the summer...

I am planning on utilizing these pieces of equipment 8 hours+ per day, 5 days+ per week. They will be transported around, in a van or SUV.

Please ask questions for any more details you would like to know! Please let me know any advice you may have!

I appreciate your time!

Thank you!
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post #2 of Old 03-14-2017, 02:43 AM
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Hi pointer, I can say if your just starting out you can go with a cheaper vacuum until you can afford a nice back pack model, I have been looking to get a back version for my carpet business. I believe it would be a time saver to have a cordless backpack vacuum as long as you didn't have to run it for extended periods of time..
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I have the Proteam Super Coach BackPack and really like it, I did buy some different floor tools like the 16" floor brush & carpet tools from Cen-tec.com?
Can't comment on the other upright vacuums, except I would look at getting a wider path vacuum like a 14" 16" 18" wide path vacuum. I have a 14" Proteam and glad I made the switch from a 12" sebo.
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I have the Proteam Super Coach BackPack and really like it, I did buy some different floor tools like the 16" floor brush & carpet tools from Cen-tec.com?
Can't comment on the other upright vacuums, except I would look at getting a wider path vacuum like a 14" 16" 18" wide path vacuum. I have a 14" Proteam and glad I made the switch from a 12" sebo.
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Do you have any pros or cons you can elaborate with your Proteam Super Coach BackPack? It looks like it will make a nice addition to my carpet cleaning service.
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I can't think of any cons about the Super Coach. I do like the cord that doesn't tangle after using the vacuum. It fits in a wheeled zipper top duffel bag. I like that.
There is 1 office that I service where it is a tight fit and not much room to turn around with the Super Coach, so it would be easy to knock over something by turning around when wearing the unit, that would be my only negative comment which really says more about the office space than the backpack
It is way easier to use on stairs than an upright vacuum.
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Hello everyone,
All ideas and tips are very effective. You are doing really a nice work. As a professional cleaner, I would say that Vacuum rugs twice a week and sweep and mop all common areas. It can save your time. I owned and operated a cleaning company for 25 years working by myself. You can also protect and buff your floors with high-quality, professional waxing products, without harming the environment. Thanks for sharing!

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Hello all,

I am looking to buy my first set of vacuums. Trying to build business as a start up. Please see my two options and let me know what you might think!

Please see the attached image for a comparison of vacuums.

This looks like what I should buy:

Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001NDNV18...I3M29UFCFWTTPV

ProTeam Backpack Vacuums Super CoachVac HEPA Commercial Backpack Vacuum Cleaner with Versatile Tool Kit & Telescoping Wand, 10 Quart - Corded
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GM4YKWC...H760BEYY&psc=1

But, this is a cheaper version:

Eureka Boss Upright Vacuum, 1934B - Corded
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00002N630...I1BH7NA914BHMQ

Hoover Commercial C2401 Shoulder Vac Pro Backpack Vacuum with 1-1/2-Inch Attachment Kit
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NASZG8...I3UEWIU7JH64KG

The biggest turn off for the cheaper version is the backpack vacuum reportedly overheats in the summer... <img src="http://www.cleaningtalk.com/images/smilies/plain.png" border="0" alt="" title="Plain" class="inlineimg" />

I am planning on utilizing these pieces of equipment 8 hours+ per day, 5 days+ per week. They will be transported around, in a van or SUV.

Please ask questions for any more details you would like to know! Please let me know any advice you may have!

I appreciate your time!

Thank you!<img src="http://www.cleaningtalk.com/images/smilies/vs_wave.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vs Wave" class="inlineimg" />

I have the oreck upright and have always loved it. It doesnt do well on very low carpet or pet hair. I do mainly residential cleaning.

As far as backpack vaca go, I use the Hoover back pack, never had problems with it. Have used it for 2 years. The cord is hard tit ale care of but other then that works good. Centec has attachments to buy for it too, if you need more.
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You dont find an Oreck upright to be too heavy?? I sure wouldnt want to drag mine out of my car and into a home all the time. I would get severe back trouble if I tried to. It is a very good vacuum, yes. But way too heavy and bulky for a small person.
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Backpack vacuums are great. You may want to go with the 6qt instead of the larger one. If you are working in tight office spaces the larger one can hit things. There are also other options such as this: https://www.ebay.com/i/222902189652?chn=ps
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Please, only use a backpack vacuum if you are young and have no back problems! Same for those wonderful but heavy Orecks.
Our work is part physical labor and part mental labor. If you dont take good care with your equipment, over time your back will suffer. I am speaking as both an RN AND a house cleaner. Nurses often have back trouble, because we do a lift of lifting patients, bending over, etc. I am quite sure a professional cleaner will face the same issues. This is yet another reason I use my Shark wand vacuums. They are super light and easy to lift and they are super good on normal house dirt, dust, pet fur, etc.
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Oreck is a good vacuum. Ideally you want an upright vacuum, and a portable vacuum for getting around
baseboards and underneath of desks near the wall or partition. In time get a backpack vacuum to really speed up the work on flat pile carpet which is in most offices and office buildings.
The one main thing to remember when purchasing an upright vacuum cleaner is to get one that is lightweight. Whoever uses it will be using it a lot and moving it a lot. A lightweight vacuum cleaner will not only make the work easier but whoever uses it will not wear themselves out quickly. It's not so much about the brand of vacuum cleaner but the weight of it that makes a big difference.

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I agree. Lightweight is better and safer for us to use...less back troubles! Orecks are great but most are too heavy and uprights dont get into tight corners and odd spaces.
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This is good I would say.
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