Commercial and Industrial Vacuum Cleaners
Our wide range of industrial vacuum cleaners, including dry and wet&dry vacs covers all commercial needs, from the smaller tub and upright vacuums for everyday cleaning, to wet & dry vacs in a range of sizes and also heavy duty vacuum cleaners for industrial vacuuming.
Vacuum cleaner technology continues to develop and amongst our commercial vacuum range you will find battery powered vacs and lightweight backpack vacuums. Choosing the right industrial hoover can be difficult, so take advantage of the expert team at B&G. Tell us what you need to clean and we’ll recommend some vacuums for you at competitive prices – to buy or hire. Finance and lease/hire arrangements also available.
Browse through the selection of products from leading manufacturers, then
call us for advice and best prices on industrial vacuum cleaners.
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Nilfisk AERO 26-2M/H
Compact and lightweight vacuums with consistent performance
Viper DSU Vacuum
Commercial tub vacuum for daily carpet cleaning, with HEPA filter
Truvox Valet Battery Upright Vac
Battery powered upright vacuum cleaner for commercial use
Edge Lindhaus Vacuum
Robust upright industrial hoover, with tools attached for general and health care cleaning
Karcher T 10/1 Adv
Tub vacuum cleaner, ideal for contract cleaning
Karcher CV 38/2 Advanced
Twin-motor professional upright vacuum with a wide cleaning width
Karcher T 9/1 Bp
Battery powered vacuum cleaner with Eco!Efficiency setting.
Truvox Backpack Vacuum VBPIIe
Backpack vacuum for commercial use, energy efficient, designed for operator comfort
Karcher BVL 5/1 BP
Battery powered backpack vacuum with Eco!Efficiency setting.
Nilfisk VP300 HEPA Vacuum
Small commercial vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter for cleaner air
Karcher NT 27/1
All purpose vacuum cleaner for wet and dry applications
Karcher NT 48/1
Compact large capacity multi-purpose industrial hoover
Viper LSU 135 Vacuum
Wet & Dry vacuum cleaner, portable and efficient
Viper LSU 155-255 Vacuum£270.00 – £335.00
Wet /Dry vacuum cleaner available in 2 power ratings
On special offer from £270 + VAT
Viper LSU 275-375 Vacuum
Easy to use, versatile wet & dry industrial vacuum cleaner
Karcher NT 75/1 Me Ec H Z22
Class I industrial safety vacuum for removal of hazardous and flammable dusts
Wet & Dry vacuum cleaner, efficient, quiet and easy to use
Wet & Dry vacuum cleaner with 75L tank. Failsafe filter design
Truvox Valet Wide Area Vac
Vacuum cleaner for large carpeted areas in hotels, department stores etc
Nilfisk S3 L-M-H Vac
Industrial vacuum cleaners for collection of hazardous dust
Nilfisk T40 Vacuum
Industrial 3-phase vacuum for use in metal production
Karcher AP 100/50 M
All purpose vacuum and presssure washer cleaning machine idea for cleaning sanitary areas.
Nilfisk VHS120 Industrial Vacuum
Compact industrial vacuum, single phase, for all types of industrial debris collection
Nilfisk S3B Industrial Vacuum
Industrial single phase vacuum, for wet or dry debris collection
SkyVac High Reach Vacuum Kit
Vacuum cleaning poles and accessories, up to 12m reach
Choosing a Commercial Vacuum Cleaner
The B&G guide to choosing the right vacuum cleaning equipment
Commercial vacuum cleaners have a vital role to play in combating dust and dirt in all types of workplace, and whilst the basic principles of commercial vacuums are similar to the domestic machines we’re all familiar with, they are usually bigger / more robust and many are capable of performing a variety of different tasks. There are several types or commercial vacuum, from upright to tub and also backpack vacs, and of course a range of other types suitable for commercial use. It’s important to use the type of vacuum best suited to your needs, so what should you think about?
How vacuum cleaners work
Vacuum cleaners are powered by a motor, with a fan to suck air and dirt into the machine, trapping the dirt using a filter (or filters) and then pushing the cleaner air out again. Quite straightforward in principle, but the suitability of a vacuum (or suction) cleaner is determined by a number of factors:
Vacuum or suction power
The amount of suction power you need will depend largely on the type of dirt being collected. Lighter, finer dust requires a greater air flow but less suction whereas heavier or tougher deposits need a stronger suction.
What type of dirt do you need to vacuum?
Most vacuums can cope with any type of dry dirt, but liquid dirt and spillages require the use of a wet and dry vacuum cleaner. Fortunately there are several to choose from which can easily be switched from dry to wet operating mode, so they can be used for both types.
The airflow, or vacuumed air volume, is the result of the average air speed multiplied by the hose diameter. So, the narrower the suction hose, the less air volume there will be but the vacuum power will be greater. Airflow is usually measured in litres per minute, and larger machines can move 000’s of litres per minute.
Vacuum motor power
Generally speaking, vacuums with higher wattage motors have more sucking power. Commercial and professional vacuums such as those featured in our commercial and industrial vacuum cleaner category have a wide range of motor power, but as with most things in life, size isn’t everything, and the efficiency of the machine is determined by the quality of engineering, it’s suitability for purpose and also how well it is maintained.
Battery powered vacs for commercial use
We’re all familiar with the small hand-held battery vacs often used for cleaning out the car, however the recent advances in battery technology mean that lithium battery powered vacs can now be used for commercial “daily cleaning” purposes, with longer running times and equivalent power levels to standard machines. Perfect for use where trailing cables could be a hazard, or whether there is no available power source, battery powered vacs tend to be very quiet too, take a look at the Karcher Vacuum Cleaner T9/1 BP for example.
Backpack vacuum cleaners
Another step forward is the introduction of backpack vacuums, ideal for use in confined areas like buses, trains and care homes. Designed to be lightweight, easy and comfortable to carry, backpack vacs like the Truvox VBPiie have single-handed tool operation, so operators can move obstacles and pick up litter at the same time as vacuuming.
Most commercial machines collect the dirt in a tank, so the size of the tank could be relevant to you. If you’re vacuuming up a lot of fine dust, it will probably take some time to fill the tank, but larger dirt and debris can fill a tank very quickly. So think about how much dirt you are vacuuming up and how often you want to empty the tank, because a full tank will result in poor suction. Tanks are typically made from stainless steel, a good all round material, resistant to mechanical abrasion. However, where there are aggressive chemicals to be removed, a Polypropylene (PP) vessel should be used.
Vacuum noise level
“Low noise” vacs are becoming quite the norm now and we feature several professional vacuums suitable for contract cleaning, which have sound levels under 80dB. For operator comfort and safety, and also for vacuuming in shops, hotels, hospitals and other public areas, low noise machines are a good choice.
For ease of use and efficiency, a vacuum cleaner with an efficient filter system which will minimise clogging and be easy to keep clean. Some commercial vacuums, like the Nilfisk VP300 have certified High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, which collect the smallest particles, helping to maintain a high air quality in dust sensitive areas.
Vacuums for flammable or hazardous dust
Industrial safety vacuums are available to safely remove flammable dust and hazardous substances such as asbestos. For example the Karcher NT75 industrial safety vacuum.
Need help choosing the best commercial vacuum cleaner for your needs?
As one of the UK’s leading cleaning equipment suppliers, we have a wealth of experience to draw on, so please ask us for advice about your cleaning requirements to make sure you get the right vacuum cleaner, at the right price.