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4 Unusual Ways to Use Your Commercial Vacuum

We have recently covered a handful of the most unusual ways to use your pressure washer. We thought, why don’t we look at some of the most unusual ways to use your commercial vacuum?

Britclean being a well renowned business offering easy and affordable commercial vacuum hire in Derbyshire and Staffordshire, we enjoy sharing interesting facts and information about our beloved industry. This is one of the many reasons we have chosen to do this list. 

To clarify, when showcasing these unusual uses of the aforementioned commercial vacuums, most of these could apply to any vacuum. But we are putting particular emphasis on the commercial vacuums. 

Drying Your Decking 

We start with probably the most interesting use to us. We have previously covered how you can use your pressure washer to clean your decking or one of your other wooden flooring, well you can actually use your vacuum to dry the same decking. 

After you have power washed your decking, there can be little puddles of water left which sometimes contain dirt. If left untreated, these puddles sink back into the wood making the decking dirty again. If you hover over these spots before they have had time to settle and dry, you will ensure your decking remains clean and tidy. 

Grooming Your Pets

Grooming your pets can be potentially time consuming and problematic. This results in a lot of pet owners taking their dogs and cats to the professional groomers so they can deal with the access mess and clutter. 

Well we have just the solution for you; use your vacuum cleaner to dispose of any post grooming elements. This can include hair or water that might be lingering.  

Cleaning Your Hot Tub or Jacuzzi

This unconventional use is admittedly a very selective niche. If you do happen to have a hot tub or jacuzzi available, then you might already be the envy of a lot of your friends. If you also use a vacuum to expertly clean your tub and make the luxury item spick and span. 

Creating Art

Creating art as the very rare distinction of appearing on both lists. To create your next masterpiece with a vacuum, you will again need an admittedly dirty canvas to start off with.

You will also need a very able handler of the vacuum machine as creating art with a vacuum is arguably even harder than creating art with a high power pressure washer. Once you have these things at your disposal, you can set out the outline of your next masterpiece. 

Contact Us

We hope you have found some of these interesting techniques that have been of interest to you. If you do happen to have happen to have a mishap when implementing one of these techniques, just remember that we offer high quality industrial vacuum repairs in Stoke-on-Trent. 

Additionally, we offer exceptional commercial pressure washers in Stoke-on-Trent. 

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When is the right time to use an industrial vacuum?

Industrial vacuums are designed and manufactured to meet specific requirements of users and tasks that are typically too heavy to handle.

The main difference between an industrial vacuum and regular retail models is their efficiency and sturdiness. They are characterised by their high performance and are able to work continuously for long periods of time.

What are industrial vacuums designed to do?

An industrial vacuum is designed to guarantee excellent performance and work at the highest production level for long periods of time. This eliminates costly machine stops and reduces costs and losses due to its long shelf life.
Using a feature called absolute filters they have a filtering efficiency of 99.99%, even with thin powders. You will also get maximum safety in potentially explosive environments.

The structure of an industrial vacuum cleaner is sturdy, often made of solid steel, and will sometimes be painted with a protective varnish. It has a small engine that does not really add to the complete weight of the machine and guarantees high suction efficiency. In most cases, this type of vacuum cleaner is equipped with rubber wheels, allowing it to easily follow the operator on pretty much any surface.

What questions should I ask when buying or renting a vacuum?

When buying or renting an industrial vacuum cleaner, it is important to evaluate the prerequisites of the job you are looking to do –

  • Do we need to vacuum thin or dangerous powders and work with other tools at the same time?
  • Do we need to vacuum hot residues or ashes?
  • Do we need to use the vacuum cleaner within healthcare environments or cleanrooms?
  • Do we have to intervene in flooded areas and suck up large quantities of liquids?

Want to know more? Contact Britclean today

If you have any questions about industrial vacuums, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Britclean today. Our team of specialists will be more than happy to help.

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Hire before you buy industrial vacuums

Here at Britclean, we offer our customers the choice of hiring or purchasing our range of industrial vacuums as we understand everyone’s needs are different.

For this blog, we will give you some reasons to hire one of our machines before purchasing.

7 Reasons to hire industrial vacuums

Reduce expenses – When it comes to large industrial-grade equipment, it can be an expensive exercise to purchase the machines. When hiring equipment there is a charge up-front but if the results are not what you were looking for they won’t affect your bottom line as much as a full-blown purchase.

Renting a piece of equipment also decreases any long-running maintenance costs that could be incurred. Industrial vacuum machines need regular service, operation and routine checks to ensure their performance remains at the highest level.

Avoid transportation and storage costs – Storing a piece of equipment can be expensive for some companies. Ensuring it is not exposed to sun damage, winds carrying rain or even driving rain damage means you will need a proper storage solution. Adding storage and transportation equipment to your expenses will ensure the machine is in the desired location at the correct time which saves time and makes your operation more efficient.

Ensure equipment performance – For several applications, such as construction, industrial equipment is needed to begin certain processes. Hiring a machine from Britclean will ensure you stay on schedule. Your rented equipment will come in working condition and ready to use.

Maintain new opportunities – Renting industrial equipment allows you to carry on exploring new business opportunities without worrying about shelling out for maintaining, storing and purchasing an industrial vacuum. Once your company hires one of our machines, you will instantly start to see the economic benefits.

Ensure competitive nature – Britclean understands the importance of using industrial equipment and how it gives you a competitive edge over your rivals. Our rented equipment temporarily gives you the same quality product as a competitor who may have purchased a lesser industrial vacuum, which will cost them more in the long run.

Gain flexibility – When renting a piece of industrial equipment, you will use it for many applications such as collecting roof rock or dust from a construction site. Using different nozzles, hoses and other application features will only enhance the machine’s performance.

Gain maintenance hours – Industrial vacuums can require different maintenance such as routine fluid checks, services, schedules, and testing. Without needing to maintain your equipment, you will gain plenty of time to use on other projects. Hiring an industrial vacuum gives you more flexibility.

Get in touch with any questions

If you have any questions about hiring an industrial vacuum cleaner from Britclean, please do not hesitate to contact us today. For anyone requiring a more long term permanent solution we also offer vacuums for purchase.

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The many uses of industrial vacuums

Britclean‘s range of industrial vacuums is used across a wide range of industries.

For this blog, we are going to tell you more about these industries and how using one of our vacuums will benefit this working environment.

Industries that use industrial vacuums

Metal processing

The metalworking industry houses a number of advanced processes with the use of cooling lubricants and metal processing. The cleaning of such workpieces plus machine tools has a significant impact on efficiency but using an industrial vacuum ensuring a thorough clean.

Wood and furniture

The wood and furniture industry produces plenty of sawdust, shavings and swarf that are a constant health risk. Using special vacuuming systems means you can prevent dust and shavings collection and becoming a hazard.

Food processing

To prevent contamination in food processing, clean practices and optimal hygiene are needed. Large quantities of fine and explosive dust are generated in this industry, which is best removed using an industrial vacuum.

Glass and stone

Very fine, sharp-edged and abrasive suction material is produced when working with stone and glass. A specialised vacuuming system will overcome any debris that is generated from the manufacturing process.

Rubber and plastics

Hazardous fine and coarse particles are generated in the production and processing of rubber and plastics. Transportation and maintenance work will also generate large amounts of debris.


Production processes in the pharmaceutical industry need to be as efficient as possible, which can be achieved by using dust extraction and vacuuming on an industrial scale.


Using an industrial vacuum when producing textiles is the best way to prevent leaving behind lint or residue.


The chemicals industry uses a variety of aggressive solid substances and corrosive liquids and while safe suction is tricky, this can be achieved with a specialised vacuum.

Electrical and optics

The electrical and optics industry generate very fine dust during production that can damage components and needs to be vacuumed directly.


Paper dust, pigment powder, liquid paints and toners are released when producing print media. These substances are highly toxic and require a high-performance vacuum cleaner.

Get in touch for more information

If you have any questions about industrial vacuums from Britclean, please do not hesitate to contact us now. We offer some of the best brands on the market, including Karcher and Nilfisk.