Workers come in different shapes and sizes: Vacuum cleaners should too.
While vacuums have typically been sold as “one size fits all,” now JanSan pros can customize their choices.
Backpacks are now sized to fit a range of workers and circumstances.
Full-sized backpacks provide maximum power and soil-holding capacity, while mid-capacity and hip-style backpacks provide high-performance in a more compact package for smaller workers or tighter quarters.
Quieter vacuums are now available with adjustable power and sound levels to accommodate daytime, green and Team Cleaning® in occupied or unoccupied areas.
Uprights are also now available in a variety of configurations, including with and without onboard tools — a difference affecting weight and versatility.
Cleaning operations may also now select high-performance two-motor uprights (with one motor to drive the brush and the other for the suction fan) for deeper cleaning and better indoor air quality (IAQ).
Wide-body, tough, lightweight molded polyethylene canisters with big wheels offer large capacity, ease of rolling, and maneuverability coupled with superior airflow and filtration.
Workers who choose not to wear a backpack or push/pull an upright may prefer one of the new smooth-rolling, high-performance canisters.
How do you select the right type and size of vacuum to fit the worker and application?
Questions to ask include:
For hard floors, use a suction-only backpack or canister with a 15-to 20-inch brush tool.
For thicker, cut-pile carpet, a two-motor upright with a dedicated rotating brush is best.
For commercial looped pile carpet (the most common type in commercial facilities), a backpack vacuum will excel.
Choose the right vacuum for the person
When selecting a backpack, consider the workers’ build, individual preferences, and the cleaning application.
Average-sized workers will fare best with full-sized backpacks.
For smaller workers and maids, or for cleaning obstructed areas, a mid-capacity or hip-style backpack vacuums may be most appropriate.
In short, cleaning professionals now can choose the best type and size of vacuum to fit their individual needs.