Central vacuum systems distinguish themselves from portable vacuums in a number of ways. The most obvious difference between the two configurations is that portable vacuums can be moved while central vacuum systems are entire systems of vacuum cleaning equipment. Read More…
VAC-U-MAXBelleville, NJ | 800-822-8629
We are vacuum experts, both for vacuum cleaners and vacuum systems for manufacturing needs. We will create custom systems that will help you reach your industry goals- no matter what they our.$$$
Multi-Vac Inc.Union Grove, WI | 800-640-4213
As a leader in the vacuum cleaner manufacturing industry, Multi-Vac offers vacuums for a variety of applications. Products include central industrial vacuums, portable vacuum cleaners and more.$$$
Delfin Industrial VacuumsPlymouth, MN | 877-205-9015
Delfin Industrial Vacuums is an innovative leader in the vacuum cleaners industry. We focus on continually improving our products and our services, so you are only ever getting the best from us. Our team is dedicated to finding the right industrial vacuum system for your company’s specific needs. Delfin is an ISO 9001 certified company. We offer our customers unrivaled customer service and high-quality products to ensure their needs are met.$$$
Fast-Vac™Union Grove, WI | 800-558-2280
We aim to achieve measurable cost savings for you while producing a cleaner and safer work environment in your workplace. We meet your needs for cleaning or maintaining, recycling, non-destructively excavating, or improving air quality.$$$
IPC Eagle CorporationBurnsville, MN | 800-486-2775
Innovative manufacturer of one of the most complete cleaning product lines available! Everything from walk-behind & rider vacuum sweepers to scrubbers/dryers, extractors, floor machines & burnishers and wet/dry vacuums. Total customer service. Local technical support. Parts shipped fast.$$$
Minuteman® International, Inc.Pingree Grove, IL | 800-323-9420
Minuteman® International is a leading manufacturer of high-quality industrial/commercial vacuum cleaner systems including wet/dry, portable backpack vacuums and HEPA vacuum cleaners. We provide a wide variety of industries with high-quality, cost-effective vacuum cleaners and vacuum systems.$$$
Central vacuum systems usually involve a single piece of equipment that creates a powerful vacuum for collecting debris. That vacuum leads into an enclosure into which the collected debris is held. The central vacuum is connected to a network of narrow ducts that run out of sight throughout a building, often underneath floors or above ceiling tiles. The ducts feature inlets that are accessible by maintenance staff and allow for the connection of portable hoses and vacuuming wands.
Central vacuum systems offer several advantages over backpack, walk-behind, and all other varieties of portable vacuums.
Because the actual central vacuum is stationary, its power source can also be stationary. This means that maintenance staff do not have to search for power sources; they need only to connect their vacuuming wands and hoses to the central vacuum system's inlets.
Another advantage over portable vacuums is that because the central vacuum is usually located in a maintenance or mechanical room, it causes less noise disruption than portable vacuums, which can be quite loud.
All vacuum cleaners are intended to achieve the same purpose: the effective removal of debris from an area. Central vacuums offer a unique solution to the problem of large building maintenance. Because all of the debris that is collected while vacuuming goes to a central storage area, a minimum investment in filters is required. Also, all hoses and attachments that are used with a given central vacuum system are standardized, cutting down on the number of different materials required to supply janitorial staff with.
All portable vacuum cleaners have to be emptied when they become full. This process requires time from janitorial staff and increases the potential to spread dust and debris around during emptying. Central vacuums are emptied at regular intervals, which streamlines the waste material removal process.
Recent developments in central vacuum system design have also allowed for the inclusion of air filters, which contribute to cleaner air quality.
Despite the benefits central vacuum systems offer, they are not ideal in every situation. It can be costly to install the necessary ductwork and equipment in buildings that were not originally built with central vacuum systems. Also, in small buildings, central vacuum systems may be unnecessary.
They are most effective in large areas that require frequent maintenance.