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Powr-Flite Backpack Vacuums
Cleaning Equipment , vacuums / April 29, 2017

I once had an opportunity to vacuum 40,000 square feet of carpet for the US Olympic Gymnastics Convention in San Jose. Fortunately, I had a couple good friends help me out for that weekend. Unfortunately, I was just starting out and had only a couple Hoover upright vacuums to get the job done. Needless to say, it took two people about six hours to vacuum the San Jose Convention Center floor. Had I known about backpack vacuums, the job would have went a lot smoother and quicker. Shortly after that experience, I purchased my first backpack vacuum cleaner. It was a Powr-Flite BP6S Comfort Pro Backpack Vacuum with 6 quart Capacity. I opted for the smaller 6-quart version with the idea of expansion in mind. If I hired some one smaller than myself, they would need a backpack that would fit. Besides, if the fit was better, it would be ergonomic, and the likelihood of a worker’s comp claim would decrease. The disadvantage of the 6-quart, however, is that you must frequently change the bag. Besides the Comfort Pro’s actual comfort, it had tremendous suction. So much so, that the TurboCat turbine attachment (sold separately) turned as if it was…