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The Types Of Vacuum Cleaners

The Many Types Of Vacuums

In today's world, we have a huge variety of choice in what type of vacuum we want to use, with each having different capabilities, and therefore being designed and built completely differently. With all vacuums being different, this also means repair advice changes for the different types of vacuum.

Here, you can find a handy overview of common different types of vacuums so you can determine which one you have, and learn a bit more about how it works and how to look after it.

Upright Standing Vacuum

The iconic and most commonly thought of when we think of vacuum cleaners, this type has been the pinnicle of the appliance for years, and is still very popular. Typically comprised of a stem with a very large bag, these models used to be very heacy. Over the years however, designs have changed, though some models are still made in this fashion. Now, most often upright vacuums are defined by the iconic style of brands like Dyson, Vax and Hoover, offering bagless technology with great maneuverability and ease of use. Most also come with an attached hose so you can still clean those hard to reach corners or high up areas.

Industrial Vacuum Cleaners

Built for tougher stuff, these heavy duty appliances are designed with large, industrial dust containers to help clear dust, debris, and rubble from construction work. This means the cleaners are usually the shape of a large barrelm sometimes being referred to as a canister vacuum cleaner. A well-known manufacturer of high performance vacuum cleaners is the brand Nilfisk, with large factory vacuums or professional cleaning vacuums are Nilfisk.

Robot Vacuum Cleaners

A recent invention, the robot vacuums have entered the market and become a very popular choice. Usually a small disk cylinder shape that autonomously glides through the rooms in your house by using sensors to clean up the dirt in your home. They can be programmed to your preferences and are relatively energy efficient, powered by being recharged when not in use. The only disadvantage of a robotic vacuum is that - of course - the prices aren't cheap, though steadily decreasing. It can be predicted that surely these machines will be a needed accessory in most households soon enough.

Cylinder Vacuum Cleaners

Now one of the most popular and commonly used vacuums for domestic use, this type of vacuum can have one of two types of storage for your waste: the classic vacuum bag, or a permanent dust container that you can empty. These second types have become more popular, just like the very popular brand Dyson, as well as Numatic's iconic Henry and friends.

For most household chores, this has now become the number one choice, with the appeal of not having to replace the vacuum bags being a real advantage.

To find the spare parts compatible with your specific vacuum cleaner, you will need the model (type) number. Usually, this is made up of a combination of numbers and letters and can be found on the type plate or sticker found on the bottom or the side of the machine. On our site, if you search with this number, then you will find all the parts we have available that are suitable for your machine. Read here if you're having trouble finding your type number.

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