5 Reasons to Use A Commercial central Vacuum system



Besides the fact that no one likes a dirty workplace, industrial sites and production places need to be clean for various other safety measures and standard protocols. A business needs to be kept clean to maintain hygiene in the case of a food processing unit, or in the case of a manufacturing facility simply because dust can cause corrosion and dent productivity.

The ways and means to clean a production facility are very different from the ways in which homes, offices or smaller places are cleaned. Most of these are large facilities and are equipped with vacuum cleaners, keeping health, hygiene and hazard in view. These systems are customised to suit the need and level of cleanliness the industry demands. For instance, a food processing facility would require the restriction of certain sanitisation chemicals, while a textile manufacturing unit might need it for their worker safety.

Largely, there are two types of vacuum systems used in an industrial facility. These are:

Portable vacuums: these are handheld or wheeled units that can be used to clean small spaces or push things off a conveyor belt.

Central vacuum systems: These are units installed within the scaffolding of the industry, sometimes including the machinery to suck out dust dirt, grime, and unwanted by-products from the process flow.

Industrial central vacuum system vs portable vacuum cleaner:

Now both the portable unit and a central vacuum system use the same vacuum suction principle. However, given the scale of work in an industrial facility, central vacuum cleaning systems are more convenient and offer the following advantages:

  • Can be designed to create more than 100 operational points.
  • Variable hose lengths with the option of retractable hoses, so that hard-to-reach points are also serviced.
  • Decreases the risk of contamination since human contact is minimal, and waste disposal is automatic. In contrast, a portable vacuum cleaner recirculates dust and gases into the facility, increasing the chances of a hazard.
  • Extremely space effective, since most of it is concealed. No risk of messy wires or cords causing an accident.
  • Are designed to function 24/7

Top advantages of using an industrial vacuum cleaner:

Performance guaranteed:

A residential central vacuum system is inherently different from an industrial vacuum system in terms of functionalities, usage and power. They are designed to perform faster, have more suction power and be more efficient. Commercial vacuums offer more in terms of capacity, customisation, suction power and energy efficiency.


Commercial vacuum cleaners are very durable. They are installed like any other piece of machinery in the facility. Sometimes they form ancillaries to the machinery itself, taking away waste by-products directly to the waste disposal area. With regular annual maintenance contract service and cleanliness, they last for decades.


Industrial vacuum system manufacturers understand that every industry requirement is unique. The necessities are different, their placements need to be thought of and incorporated into the plant design itself to optimise the usage. Most vacuum system providers consult early on with industrial designers during the installation of the machinery itself. They also offer various customisation options and features that residential vacuum systems do not with.

Health, hygiene and hazard-proofing:

These systems are designed with various filters and high suction power that pick up fine dust, so that the work area is free of dust, harmful gases, substances and dirt. They provide superior air quality and free the surfaces of allergens and pollen. Some central vacuum cleaners also offer wet and dry capabilities, for floors or surfaces that need wet cleaning. They also have inbuilt detergent, cleaning supplies or sanitisation dispensing capabilities that can perform those functions on the go.

Cost efficiency:

 Cost efficiency in commercial vacuums comes threefold. Firstly they offer a return on investment by keeping the area free of dust and dirt, making it safe, clean and compliant with safety standards. Secondly, they reduce the need for manual cleaning and can be easily operated by even a layman. Thirdly they are extremely energy-conserving, reducing your energy bill, and saving money.

Multimodal use:

These systems can be used in different modes with varying power. Central vacuum systems in an industrial setting can be used to clean, sanitise and sterilise surfaces and machinery. These have varied uses in pharmaceutical manufacturing and industrial kitchens. Consider the use case of a facility that prepares and packages food for an in-flight meal. The cleaning system there needs to employ UV, steam, heat and water-based cleaning with minimal or no cleaning supplies like disinfectants or detergents. The hygiene standards of these facilities are top-notch as they cannot afford even a tiny mistake. Also, depending on the menu the cleaning load could be more or less, and the central vacuum system needs to accommodate that.

In conclusion:

Industrial vacuums are designed differently, to offer more power, capabilities and efficiency. They are an integral part of any industrial setup.

To deploy industrial vacuums at an affordable price, or service or get an upgrade to your existing facility, reach out to us.

Drainvac is the leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial vacuums with detailed customisation for your industry. With a patented design, we have designed central vacuum solutions for various industries around the globe. Reach out for a free consultation.