What is the best vacuum for public area cleaning?
Public area cleaning refers to the cleaning and maintenance of areas that are open to the public and shared by many individuals, such as lobbies, hallways, staircases, elevators and common spaces in buildings, shopping centres, hospitals, airports, schools, and other public facilities.
Clean public areas promote a positive image of the facility. Proper public area cleaning is an essential part of building management so it’s important to choose the right vacuum cleaner for the job.
Best Vacuum for Public Area Cleaning: Corded or Cordless?
Let’s look at corded vacuums first.
While cordless vacuum cleaners offer several advantages for public area cleaning, there are also situations where a corded vacuum cleaner may be a better choice. Here are some reasons why:
- Power: Corded vacuums are typically more powerful than cordless vacuums, which can make a difference when cleaning high-traffic public areas that require deeper cleaning and suction power to pick up dirt, debris, and other contaminants effectively.
- Longer runtime: Corded vacuums don’t have to rely on battery power, which means they can run continuously for as long as needed without the risk of running out of battery life, making them more suitable for larger public areas that require more cleaning time.
- No battery replacement: Corded vacuums don’t require battery replacements or recharging, which can save money in the long run and reduce the environmental impact of disposing of used batteries.
- Cost-effective: Corded vacuums are often more affordable than cordless vacuums, which can make them a more cost-effective option for public area cleaning.
In summary, corded vacuum cleaners may be better suited for public area cleaning when more power, longer runtime, and cost-effectiveness are a priority over portability and convenience.
The most popular corded commercial vacuum cleaner for public area cleaning is the Sebo BS360. It’s actually the world’s best-selling upright commercial vacuum.
This is the model that tends to be the default choice for many schools, hospitals, offices, cleaning companies, cruise ships, the Whitehouse in the US, Buckingham Palace and many government departments. In short, they are built like a tank and last a LONG time.
Dependable and rugged machines, they are ideal for heavy-duty use. The 36cm brush width is perfect for medium to large-sized areas.
The BS360 Comfort can clean a wide range of facilities and the replaceable brush strips make it economical to run for long periods. Able to clean flat to the floor, it can reach under furniture and its L-shaped head lets it clean under radiators and other furniture.
If you have especially large floors, there is also a wider version, the Sebo BS460.
Where the BS360 is 36cm wide, the Sebo BS460 wide track is 46cm wide. If you have very big floors, that’s the one to have.
Now let’s look at cordless vacuum cleaners.
Most cordless vacuum cleaners are only suitable for light-duty cleaning tasks, they may not always be the best choice for commercial use due to their limited runtime, suction power, capacity, battery life, and cost. Commercial cleaning companies typically require powerful and reliable equipment that can handle heavy-duty cleaning tasks and operate for longer periods without needing frequent maintenance or recharging. For those reasons, most cordless vacuums are not suited to commercial applications.
However, there is one exception. This is the Sebo BP60 cordless.
The Sebo BP60 SoftCase is a commercial-grade, upright cordless vacuum cleaner. Many people think it is the best vacuum for public area cleaning as its performance is comparable to a mains-powered Sebo and there are no wires for the general public to trip over. For that reason, it’s a popular choice in places like hotel lobbies. Here’s a very quick look at one in action.
A Sebo BP60 cordless commercial vacuum cleaner is ideal for public area cleaning for several reasons:
- Convenience: The BP60 is easy to use in hard-to-reach areas, such as corners and under furniture.
- Time-saving: Since The BP60 cordless vacuum doesn’t require a plug socket (except to charge it), there’s no need to spend time searching for sockets or changing them as you move around. This allows you to clean more efficiently and save time.
- Improved safety: With no cords to trip over, the BP60 is safer to use in public areas where people are walking or working. They also eliminate the risk of electrical shock or electrocution.
- Runtime: The BP60 has a 60-minute runtime, and that’s an actual sixty minutes, not just a spurious marketing claim.
- Cost-effective: The BP60 can be quite cost-effective in the long run since they require so little maintenance. Just change the bag occasionally and charge it when not in use. There are no filters to wash as the bag is the filter.
Overall, the Sebo BP60 cordless commercial vacuum is an excellent choice for public area cleaning due to its convenience, time-saving capabilities, improved safety, quiet operation, and cost-effectiveness. We have a more in-depth article on the Sebo BP60 which includes two full product demonstration videos on this topic: The Sebo BP60 Cordless Commercial Vacuum Cleaner.
If you haven’t heard of Sebo before, Sebo is a German vacuum cleaner manufacturer that has been producing high-quality vacuums for over 40 years. They have a strong presence in the UK and a good network of dealers.
Sebo vacuums are known for their advanced filtration, high-quality components, innovative design, and versatile cleaning capabilities. They are a reliable and efficient choice for both residential and commercial cleaning applications.
You’ll find Sebo vacuums in use by most large cleaning companies. You’ll find them in hotels across the world. They are often the default machine for healthcare, hospitality and education environments. Even the royal households use Sebo. Sebo has the best reputation bar none for vacuums that last the longest.
Sebo is, without a doubt, the leading commercial vacuum cleaner brand.
If you are within reach of our North West showroom, we have demonstrator models of all the machines discussed above (and many others) that you can come and try out for yourself before you buy.
You’ll find us right off the M60 near Stockport. We have a free car park, customer toilets and a frothy coffee machine. And just in case a BS360, BS460 or a BP60 isn’t right for you, we carry pretty much every other Sebo vacuum – domestic and commercial – in the range. And we have everything in stock ready to take with you.
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