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7 Benefits of Canister Vacuums

July 12, 2023 7:58 AM by Tennant Company

Posted in Cleaning Solutions

7 Benefits of Canister Vacuums

Vacuum cleaners are a part of almost every business and facility you can think of today. They’re used in retail stores, school libraries, hospital waiting rooms, office buildings and many more spaces. That’s because nearly every facility has some type of soft floor that needs vacuuming on a regular basis.

The type of commercial vacuum an organization chooses is typically driven by preference, budget and use. An often overlooked option is a canister vacuum.

For example, if an organization does a lot of day time cleaning and needs something that doesn't disrupt people working, they may choose a canister vacuum because they’re quieter than an upright vacuum.

Canister vacuums have long been a staple of both commercial and residential EVS, cleaning operations. They offer an array of advantages and in this blog we’ll explore two types of canister vacuums and seven pros of using one in your cleaning routine.

What is a canister vacuum?

Canister vacuums can clean a variety of surfaces, so they're quite useful in facilities with multiple floor types.

Because canister vacuums have small and maneuverable cleaning heads, they can easily clean under desks and furniture.

They can also maneuver around obstacles and fit in tight spaces. An added bonus: canister vacs are usually quieter than upright versions, making them ideal for noise-sensitive environments like hospitals.

Two types of canister vacuums

There are generally two types of canister vacuums: wet-dry and dry.

Wet-dry, as the name implies, can be used to clean up both wet spills, like water or even oily residue. They can also clean up dry spills, like other common debris cleaned with vacuum cleaners. Some wet-dry models like the Tennant V-WD-24P can even help manage flooded areas. They are great for cleaning specialists, such as contract cleaners and cleaning companies working in rugged conditions.

Dry canister vacuums are exceptional for cleaning dust and dirt found in soft floor areas like hotel rooms or offices. They also can be used on hard floors those found in restaurants or small retail stores. The ability to clean both hard and soft floors without disrupting activity nearby make them a versatile tool to clean your facility.

Seven benefits and advantages of canister vacuums

  1. Easily clean hard to reach areas. They have flexible hoses and longer cleaning wands to allow you to easily maneuver and clean various surfaces. The hose can reach under desks, chairs, into tight corners, and even clean stairs or ceiling areas with the help of attachments.
  2. Easy and efficient to move. Wheels help staff move the vacuum from space to space easily and efficiently. The Tennant line of canister vacuums even allow users to work without extra strain and are designed for efficient and ergonomic use.
  3. Light weight. Canister vacuums tend to be lighter weight and easier to carry than upright vacuums. For example, the Tennant V-CAN-10 Canister Vacuum weighs 9 pounds while the V-DMU-14 Upright Vacuum weighs 24 pounds.
  4. Better suction and cleaning ability. They generally have better suction and flow rate, which can mean easier and faster cleaning for your cleaning team. The design allows for more efficient airflow creating better suction. Making them effective at picking up dirt, debris, and even pet hair from both carpets and hard floors.
  5. Quieter and less disruptive. Canister vacuums are quieter than other types of vacuums, which can be helpful in quiet environments like hospitals and school libraries. You can also schedule daytime cleaning with the confidence that you will not interrupt work nearby.
  6. Flexible adaptors and tool options. The tool options for canister vacuums are quite extensive. This helps cleaning staff efficiently clean all types of surfaces. Crevice tools, small brush tools, dry floor tools, and carpet tools all help clean various types of floors and debris.
  7. Bigger filters and capacity. Because the weight is evenly distributed on wheels, canister vacuums often have larger motors, which means they can support larger filters as well. Options like the Tennant V-CAN-12 even helps you maintain good indoor air quality while cleaning with standard 3-stage filtration.

Overall, canister vacuums are versatile, lightweight and easy to use. They also enable high maneuverability, high performance and high productivity. What are you waiting for?

To explore all the types of floor cleaning machines—vacuums, sweepers, scrubbers, burnishers, carpet extractors and specialty cleaning machines, watch this video.

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