What’s The Best Vacuum for Dust Removal?: 4 Commercial Vacuums

Dust can settle on any and all surfaces in your facility, including your hard floors, carpets, rugs, desks, upholstery, and more. 

The best vacuum for dust removal in your building will make it easy to clean and contain dust from multiple surfaces so it doesn’t re-enter the air.

In many cases, guests, staff, and other people in your building will suffer from allergies caused by dust, dander, and other allergens making it imperative to remove contaminants. 

If you use traditional tools to clean the surfaces in your facility, you may notice that small contaminants and soils linger, worsening irritation for the people in your building. 

Using a vacuum with great filtration will remove, trap, and reduce the amount of dust and dirt that’s returned to the air in your facility.

In this article, we’ll cover the four best vacuums for removing dust from the surfaces in your facility.

What Makes A Vacuum Good For Dust?

The best vacuum for cleaning dust will have a combination of features that will ensure that dust and other contaminants are removed from the surfaces in your facility.

Important features to consider when choosing a vacuum include a good filtration system and compatibility with the surfaces being cleaned.

For facilities with hard floors, you will need a commercial vacuum without a brush roller. 

For facilities with carpets, you will need a vacuum that is good at removing dirt from within your carpet’s fibers. This typically calls for a vacuum with a brush roller.

Dust can also settle on upholstered surfaces in your facility. Having a vacuum that has compatible tools to clean dust from multiple surfaces will allow you and your cleaning staff to achieve a more sanitary environment.

We recommend these four vacuums for cleaning dust from the surfaces in your facility:

  1. CERTO® Dual Motor Upright
  2. CERTO® HEPA Backpack
  3. ProTeam® ProForce 1500
  4. ProTeam® Super Coach 6

1. CERTO® Dual Motor Upright

The CERTO® Dual Motor Upright vacuum is designed to remove as much dust as possible from the various surfaces in your facility. 

Certo Dual Motor Upright Vacuum

It has two motors, one to run the brush roller and one to run suction. While you don’t want to use a brush roller on hard floors, you will be able to turn on the brush roller when cleaning carpeted surfaces in your facility.

Cleaning Capacity

This upright vacuum has a HEPA media filter bag that can hold up to 3.25 quarts. This vacuum is a good choice for cleaning small to medium-sized facilities.

The CERTO® Dual Motor Upright (DMU) also has a 15-inch L-shaped cleaning head. This allows the vacuum to clean up against walls and reach into tight corners where dust normally piles up.

Filtration

The CERTO® Dual Motor Upright vacuum comes equipped with a HEPA media filter.

The HEPA filter on this vacuum is able to trap up to 98.73% of contaminants, including dust, that is removed from your commercial floors.

This vacuum has both a HEPA media filter and a HEPA media bag that will increase the indoor air quality of your facility by reducing the amount of contaminants that are redistributed back into the air.

Dust that re-enters the air can negatively affect the quality of air in your facility and cause health issues, like allergies, headaches, and irritation for the people in your building.

Brush Type

The Dual Motor Upright has a brush roller that rotates to pick up dirt, dust, and debris from the floor.

As mentioned, a dual-motor has one motor that runs the suction and one that runs the brush roller. This feature allows your staff to use additional attachments when cleaning to enhance the performance of the vacuum depending on the surface.

You can use this vacuum with attachments like:

  • Crevice Tool
  • Combo Dust Brush/Upholstery Tool

Using these attachments will make it easier to use your vacuum to clean a variety of surfaces and areas to remove the most dust possible.

For example, the crevice tool on the hose and wand be used to reach into corners or underneath furniture where dust can build up and become hard to clean. 

The combo dust brush and upholstery tool are good tools for cleaning and removing dust from a variety of surfaces, including curtains, desks, and other furniture.

2. CERTO®  HEPA Backpack

The CERTO® HEPA Backpack is the lightest backpack vacuum on this list. The 10.5 lb commercial vacuum is extremely ergonomic.

This vacuum comes with a wide range of cleaning tools that allow it to be used in a variety of cleaning applications.

Certo Backpack Vacuum

The CERTO® HEPA Backpack vacuum can be used to clean carpets, hard floors, or other upholstered surfaces.

Cleaning Capacity

The CERTO® HEPA Backpack is the highest capacity vacuum on this list, boasting a 10-quart bag.

This vacuum is lightweight, so your cleaning team will be able to comfortably before having to change the vacuum bag.

Filtration

This vacuum comes with a HEPA media bag.

The vacuum bag on this machine is responsible for trapping and containing the dust and dirt that is removed from the floors in your facility.

A HEPA media vacuum bag is effective at holding dust, dirt, and other contaminants that are removed from the floors and other surfaces of your facility. 

Brush Type

The CERTO® HEPA Backpack is compatible with several cleaning tools that help you and your cleaning staff achieve the most effective dust removal in your facility.

This vacuum comes with a tool kit that includes:

  • 2 Piece Wand
  • Floor Tool
  • Crevice Tool
  • Dusting Brush
  • Upholstery Tool
  • Carpet Paddle
  • Carpet Tool
  • Hose

These different tools will make it easy for you and your staff to clean a variety of surfaces and areas in your facility. For example, the dusting brush, which is made up of soft bristles, loosens dust from the surfaces in your building. 

The dusting brush can be used on hard floors, upholstered furniture, curtains, and more.

3. ProTeam®  ProForce 1500XP

The ProTeam® ProForce 1500XP is a Carpet and Rug Institute® (CRI) approved upright vacuum that is highly rated for its soil removal and dust containment abilities.

ProTeam ProForce Upright Vacuum

This vacuum is effective at cleaning dust from various surfaces in your facility using its powerful suction and filtration system.

Cleaning Capacity

The ProTeam® ProForce 1500XP vacuum has a cleaning capacity of 3.25 quarts and a 15-inch cleaning path, which makes it good for cleaning small to medium-sized facilities.

The cleaning head of this vacuum is L-shaped to allow you and your staff to clean up against the walls and under furniture where dust may accumulate.

Filtration

This vacuum comes with a 3-stage ProLevel filtration system. This system includes a HEPA media filter that will allow it to trap up to 98.7% of dust, dirt, and other soils larger than 0.3 microns being removed from your floors.

Brush Type

The ProForce 1500XP has a brush roller that makes it most effective at cleaning dust, dirt, and other debris from carpeted surfaces in your facility.

The vacuum also comes with 2 cleaning tools: 

  • Crevice Tool
  • Combo Dust Brush/Upholstery Tool

These tools will offer enhanced cleaning and allow your cleaning staff to remove as much dust from your floors, rugs, and other surfaces as possible.

4. ProTeam® Super Coach Pro 6

The ProTeam® Super Coach Pro 6 is designed to be comfortable for the operator during cleaning. 

ProTeam Supercoach Pro 6 Backpack Vacuum

The maneuverability that the Super Coach Pro 6 offers will allow your cleaning staff to remove dust from tight, hard-to-reach areas in your facility without becoming fatigued or risking injury.

Cleaning Capacity

The ProTeam® Super Coach Pro 6 has a cleaning capacity of 6 quarts, making it the second-largest on this list.

This lightweight vacuum is worn on the back of the user so it can be easily maneuvered through your facility without bumping into furniture or other obstacles.

Filtration

This vacuum comes equipped with a 4 stage filtration system. The four stages of filtration include:

  1. Intercept Micro Filter
  2. Micro Cloth Filter
  3. Dome Filter
  4. Dual HEPA Filters

The dual HEPA media filters on this system is effective at removing up to 99.63% of contaminants larger than 0.3 microns. 

The filtration system on this machine traps and stores dust, soils, and other particles that may otherwise be redistributed back into the air.

Out of all of the vacuums we’ve listed, the Super Coach Pro 6 has the most effective filtration system. 

Brush Type

This backpack vacuum doesn’t have a brush roller, but it comes equipped with a variety of cleaning tools that can be used with different surface types and in different areas in your building.

The cleaning tools the ProTeam® Super Coach 6 comes with include:

  • Xover Tool
  • 2-Piece Wand
  • Crevice Tool
  • Dusting Brush
  • Upholstery Tool

By using these different tools, this vacuum can be used in various applications around your facility.

Final Thoughts

The best vacuum for cleaning dust will have a combination of features that will ensure that you can remove and trap any dust and fine soils.

These features include good filtration, maneuverability, and cleaning tools that make it possible to use the commercial vacuum in a variety of applications, like on hard floors, carpeted floors, upholstery, and other above the floor surfaces.

Backpack vacuums, like the CERTO® HEPA Backpack vacuum or the ProTeam®  Super Coach Pro 6, are a good option for facilities that have commercial hard floors. These vacuums will be able to clean dust without causing scratches to your floors.

We suggest using the upright vacuums we’ve listed in this article, the CERTO®  Dual Motor Upright or the ProTeam®  ProForce 1500XP, for cleaning dust from carpeted facilities, or facilities that have floors that are easily covered in dust. These upright vacuums have bristles that help remove dust and other debris from carpeted surfaces.

If you have both hard floors and carpeting, the best vacuum for your facility will be either the CERTO®  Dual Motor Upright or the ProTeam®  ProForce 1500XP, which has dual motors that control the brush and vacuum.

All of the vacuums on this list have filtration systems that will be able to trap and contain the dust that is removed during cleaning.

Visit our vacuum page to explore the vacuums we have and find the right one for you today!