A vacuum cleaner, sometimes called a duster or a vacuum Hoover, is an apparatus that generates suction in order to remove loose debris from drapery, floors, furniture, and other hard surfaces. It is typically electrically powered. The most common types of such devices are powered by one or more motors. The motor is the device that controls the speed of the vacuuming action. There are two types of vacuums available; the upright vacuum cleaners and the canister vacuum cleaners. Owing to their distinctive features, both kinds of these devices can be used in a wide variety of industrial and commercial settings.
Upright vacuum cleaners are generally used to clean staircases, floors, and outdoor patios. Oftentimes, a vacuum cleaner will have both a bag and a container to collect the dirt. The bag acts as an additional vacuum cleaner that collects the dirt in the container. Usually the dirt that is collected in the container is left to stay there and not pumped back into the atmosphere. Both types of this device have a long hose and an extendable wand that allow it to pick up and retain any dirt and dust particles that may remain after the container has been vacuumed.
Canister vacuum cleaners are the type of vacuum cleaner that is most often associated with professional cleaning services. These cleaners are usually powered by electricity, and they employ the use of water in the chamber in which the dirt is collected. Usually there is a separate cylinder in the canister in which the dirt is held and restrained. This mechanism separates the dirt by its weight into smaller particles, thereby permitting the cleaner to suck up more dirt at once. These devices differ from upright cleaners in that they do not have a bag. The only thing that remains in the container is the dirt.