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What is a Backpack Vacuum Cleaner?

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  • Written By: Erika Peterson
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 30 August 2018
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A backpack vacuum cleaner is a cleaning tool that is used to pick dust, dirt and debris off of a surface. A backpack vacuum cleaner is mounted to a user’s back during use. It is usually has the same power as a regular commercial sized vacuum cleaner, but it is a compact size. This type of vacuum has enough power to clean any type of surface, from wood and tile to thin carpet and shag. As a backpack, the vacuum cleaner relies on the strength and stamina of a user in order to function properly. A backpack vacuum cleaner can be used in homes; however, it is most often used by a commercial cleaner or cleaning team.

As a result of the vacuum being worn on a person’s back like a regular backpack, a backpack vacuum cleaner offers increase mobility and speed when cleaning. That is why it is often used by commercial cleaning teams and professional cleaners. These cleaning professionals use backpack vacuum cleaners in houses, apartments, hotels, office buildings and commercial structures. Using a backpack vacuum cleaner allows work to be completed at a faster rate of speed, which increases the profit margin and efficiency of all types of cleaning businesses.

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There are many models and manufacturers of backpack vacuum cleaners. These models often come with basic accessories. Basic accessories include cleaning attachments and hoses, but any advanced accessories may need to be purchased separately. Advanced accessories include extra filters, bags, extra padding for the shoulder straps and other items.

Learning how to use a portable vacuum cleaner can be a difficult task. There are buttons and switches that are in different places than on a standard vacuum, and using a vacuum that is mounted to your back is different than using one that is positioned on the floor. In order to learn the proper way to operate a backpack cleaner, many people read the instruction manual that comes with a particular model. Other users prefer to buy an instructional video that walks a person through the proper use of each part of the vacuum, and it includes how to use it for specific types of areas. These videos can usually be purchased at the same place where the backpack vacuum cleaner is obtained.

A backpack vacuum cleaner is also referred to as a portable vacuum. After all, it can be used in a wide variety of locations and it is easy to carry from one place to another. It offers easy cleaning for any surface, and it even works well in tight corners and small spaces.

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