How To Choose A Commercial Vacuum Cleaner

One of the questions we get asked a lot is “How do you pick a GOOD commercial vacuum cleaner?” In this video, Dustin tackles that very question!

 

 

The bad news is there are a ton of vacuum distributors out there that make commercial vacuums that really aren’t commercial. They just take a residential vacuum, add a three-prong cord, and slap “commercial” on the front. If you buy one of these it could very well be dead within a few months. For a vacuum cleaner to be truly commercial it needs to have been designed that way from the ground up.

 

The vacuum in this video is a commercial vacuum we sell a lot of called the ProTeam. This particular model is the XP-15. It has onboard tools and an extra-wide head to make cleaning simple and fast! We sell a lot of these to professional house cleaners because they’re lightweight, reliable, and have a 5-year warranty.

 

There are three things your commercial vacuum needs to have. The first is: simplicity! You may not know who is operating the vacuum and what their technical skill level is. Simple vacuums leave less room for error. This ProTeam can go from hardwood to carpet with the flip of a switch.

 

The second thing you need is a long, durable, three-prong cord. A typical residential cord is 20-30 feet in length, but we like to see commercial cords that are 30-50 feet. They should be extra thick, in case you run them over (we’ve all done it.)

 

The third thing is dependability! Can it stand up to all the hard use it’s going to get?

 

This room is carpeted with commercial carpet, which is low-pile. Most residential vacuums don’t do well on low carpet like this.

 

Now, you’ve heard us say not to use a residential vacuum for commercial use, but the other way around is fine. You can use a commercial vacuum for your home! We have lots of customers who use these at home because they’re lightweight, dependable, have HEPA filtration, and work great on pet hair. It has extra-large tubing since it was designed for commercial use, so it doesn't clog with hair very easily.

 

Are you looking for a commercial vacuum, but aren’t sure where to start? Email us at service@greatvacs.com with more information about your commercial situation or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

 

How To Choose A Commercial Vacuum Cleaner

How To Choose A Commercial Vacuum Cleaner

One of the questions we get asked a lot is “How do you pick a GOOD commercial vacuum cleaner?” In this video, Dustin tackles that very question!

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Fastest Easiest Vacuum on Carpet Tile Or Hardwood? Backpack VS Upright Test

In this video, Dustin goes over the easiest and quickest vacuum to clean your home! He does a test to see if a standard upright or the GV 8 qt. backpack vacuum comes out on top.

 

 

If you take a look under the vacuums, you’ll notice that the upright’s suction tube is on one side. That means you’ll get a lot of cleaning power on that side, but you might have stuff left behind at the other. If you vacuum tile, you will probably need the floor tool.

 

The GV vacuum cleaner has the suction tube in the middle, which causes uniform suction all the way across. That means you can use the same head on all different floor types – carpet, hardwood, tile, etc.

 

Test time! Which vacuum can clean the fastest? The average home isn’t JUST wall-to-wall carpet. There is tile, wood, carpet, and, of course, lots of furniture! You have to be able to reach under beds and couches as well.

 

The upright vacuum took 2 minutes and 55 seconds.

 

The GV Backpack vacuum took 1 minute and 35 seconds!

 

When vacuuming at the same speed, the GV Backpack vacuum got the job done 54% faster. One big reason is that you don't need to constantly change tools depending on the job. The backpack vacuum was also lighter and easier to use around furniture and other objects.

 

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

  

Fastest Easiest Vacuum on Carpet Tile Or Hardwood? Backpack VS Upright Test

Fastest Easiest Vacuum on Carpet Tile Or Hardwood? Backpack VS Upright Test

In this video, Dustin goes over the easiest and quickest vacuum to clean your home! He does a test to see if a...

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GV Central Vacuum Kit - designed to fit any Central Vacuum in US & Canada

 

We’re introducing the GV Central Vacuum Replacement Kit! This central vacuum kit is a complete kit, with an electric hose, electric power nozzle for carpet, and is loaded with attachments!

 

The GV Central Vacuum Kit is designed to work with any central vacuum system the US and Canada.

 

No matter what style you have, this vacuum kit can connect, since it easily switches between pigtail and direct connect.

 

It comes with a deluxe floor tool that works on carpet, hardwood, tile, and throw rugs with its retracting brushes.

 

It is available in 30 and 35-foot hose lengths. This high-end hose is double reinforced to last for many years.

 

The high-end electric power nozzle comes standard with a rubber bumper and wheels, LED lights, six different height adjustments, reset switch, and a brush roll view plate.

 

This kit is designed to last for many years to come and includes a two-year factory warranty.

 

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

 

GV Central Vacuum Kit - designed to fit any Central Vacuum in US & Canada

GV Central Vacuum Kit - designed to fit any Central Vacuum in US & Canada

 

We’re introducing the GV Central Vacuum Replacement Kit! This...

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How To Replace A Rainbow Vacuum Latch 

 

A common problem with Rainbow vacuums is the water bowl latch breaking. Today, Andrew shows you how to replace one!

 

 

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Tools

  • Hammer
  • Small Phillips head screwdriver
  • Flat head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

Start by placing your small Phillips head screwdriver at the end of the brass pin and hit the end with your hammer.

 

You can pull the pin out the rest of the way by hand and this allows the latch to detach from the vacuum.

 

To attach your new latch, make sure you have the spring shown above.

 

Set the spring inside the latch.

 

Now slide the pin into the latch so that the spring is over the end as shown.

 

Align the latch on the vacuum and slide the pin through the rest of the way, making sure to get it through the other side of the spring.

 

Take your flat head screwdriver and firmly press on the pin to push it all the way into the latch.

 

This is what the latch and spring should look like when you’re finished.

 

 

Want to know what Rainbow vacuum is best for you? Check out our Rainbow Vacuum guide!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

Need your Rainbow repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

 

We sell Rainbow vacuums! We buy Rainbow vacuums! And we sell parts, tools, or anything else you need! If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

How To Replace A Rainbow Vacuum Latch

How To Replace A Rainbow Vacuum Latch 

 

A common problem with Rainbow vacuums is the water bowl latch breaking. Today, Andrew shows you how to replace one!