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By: Dan Carr on July 2nd, 2021

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CERTO® HEPA Dual Motor Upright Vacuum Review

If you’re looking for a new commercial upright vacuum, you may be weighing the choice between a single and dual motor. 

The CERTO HEPA Dual Motor Upright has two motors ultimately helping to provide unparalleled soil removal. One motor controls the vacuum motor and the second motor controls the brush. 

When compared to single motor vacuums, dual motor vacuums provide more power and increased efficiency. 

The dual motor on the CERTO® HEPA Dual Motor Upright allows it to easily tackle heavy, deeply embedded soils.

Aside from being an extremely powerful upright, this commercial vacuum offers several features that help the user achieve a better clean. 

We put together a comprehensive review below to help you understand why this dual motor upright might be a good choice for your facility.


CERTO® HEPA Dual Motor Upright

What makes the CERTO® HEPA Dual Motor Upright one of the best commercial vacuums of 2022?

The CERTO® HEPA Dual Motor Upright is economical, yet extremely durable. This dual motor vacuum is powerful, providing extremely high suction. 

Designed for heavy-duty commercial applications, this vacuum has a low profile and has an L-shaped head which is perfect for vacuuming under and around furniture.

Built to eliminate downtime and costly repairs, this dual-motor upright vacuum also has a durable cog-belt and gear-driven brush and heavy-duty 50-ft power cord.


Power Source 

This commercial vacuum is cord-electric. Yellow Cord

It comes equipped with a 50-foot power cord. This is the standard cord length for upright vacuums.

The cord utilizes the Perfect® Quick Change Cord System, eliminating downtime and costly repairs. 

The Perfect® Quick Change Cord System allows the operator to easily replace the power cord should the original become damaged or broken. With this system, the cord can simply be detached/unplugged from the unit and a new one added. 

Cord electric vacuums provide the operator with a continuous run time as long as they are plugged into an outlet.

Cleaning Path Size

CERTO Dual Motor HEPA Upright Vacuum Cleanign PathCleaning paths usually range from 6 inches to 28 inches depending on the size of the vacuum and the tools it is equipped with.

The CERTO HEPA Dual Motor Upright is engineered with a 15-inch cleaning path, which is one of the two most popular sizes for upright vacuums. 

When using this 15inch upright vacuum you can clean up to 18% more area per hour when compared to 12inch upright vacuums which is the other common cleaning path size. 

Vacuum Size & Maneuverability

TCERTO HEPA Dual Motor Upright Vacuumhe 15 inch vacuum head is L-shaped, protruding slightly to the right. This feature allows your staff to easily reach along walls and into tight corners. 

Included with the machine there is a 23 in wand attachment with a reach of up to 8 feet with a hose for cleaning small crevices. 

This machine has a HEPA media filtration bag with a capacity of 3.25 quarts. It can be replaced with the press of a button.  

Self-Adjusting Vacuum Head

The vacuum head is self-adjusting, enabling it to tackle various carpet pile heights without requiring manual changes. 

The self-adjusting head also helps to limit carpet damage and brush/belt wear due to operator error. The user will not have to guess which is the best height setting.

3-Way On/Off Switch

CERTO Dual Motor HEPA Upright Vacuum Power SwitchThis commercial vacuum has a 3-way on/off switch that is conveniently located on the body of the machine. 

The three positions on this machine: 

  1. Off 
  2. On with both suction and the brush roller activated
  3. On with suction and no brush roller activated

Position 3 is ideal for use on hard floors where a brush would otherwise cause debris to scatter rather than be removed and contained in the vacuum bag. 

This setting can also be used in certain situations where a user is afraid of damaging a surface with the brush.  

Static Lift & Airflow

Vacuums remove dirt and debris from the floor using a combination of static lift and air flow. They work together to remove and contain soils from surfaces.

Static lift removes the soil from the surface and air flow helps the dirt and debris travel up the vacuum hose to the tank. 

Higher static lift and airflow will provide increased soil removal. 

Designed to tackle heavy-duty cleaning situations, the CERTO® HEPA Dual Motor Upright has an unbelievable static lift of 90 inches and a high airflow. 


Designed to empower your staff, this machine is equipped with hi-tech fire retardant sound deadening gel for quiet day or nighttime cleaning. 

Low noise vacuums limit guest and occupant disturbance so your cleaning team can vacuum at any time of the day. 

Built-In Circuit Breaker 

To protect the machine, there is a circuit breaker for the brush. When too much power is being drawn, the circuit breaker on the machine will pop to protect the motor.  

The brush roller will automatically be shut off to avoid any potential damage. 

Increased protection of the motor will help preserve the equipment and extend its useful life. 

HEPA Filter

HEPA Filtration System

This vacuum is equipped with a HEPA media filtration system, removing up to 98.73% of contaminants up to .3 microns. HEPA filtration systems help improve indoor air quality and protect the health of occupants. 


For added peace of mind, this machine has a HEPA media vacuum bag, and HEPA exhaust filter. 



To help reduce the total lifetime costs associated with this vacuum, there is a 1-year warranty on parts, labor, and motor of this vacuum. 

The warranty does not cover wear items like carbon brushes, filter bags, or the brush.

Final Thoughts 

Upright vacuums, like this one, tackle dirt removal on a variety of different floor care types, offering greater versatility for the user. 

With its 15-inch cleaning path and low-profile design, this machine is great for facilities needing to quickly and easily clean soils in tight aisles or under shelves.

The L-shaped head helps improve cleaning along walls and in crevices. The CERTO® HEPA Dual Motor Upright is great for use in a variety of commercial applications including schools, medical offices, retail stores, and any other operation requiring you and your staff to reach into smaller spaces.

Equipped with a dual motor and HEPA filtration system, you’ll remove as much as 99.97% of contaminants from the floor, limiting contaminants released back in the air and creating a cleaner healthier space. 

EBP and other Imperial Dade locations have an unrivaled selection of commercial vacuums to help you build the most effective floor care program.

We can help you decide if this is the best vacuum for your facility's floor cleaning needs, whether you're in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the Caribbean.

If you are ready to take the next step or have a question about this or any other commercial upright vacuum, contact an EBP Specialist today.


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About Dan Carr

Dan Carr is the Equipment Program Manager for EBP Supply Solutions and a Trainer for the EBP Training Academy, which offers CMI-certified and other training courses for supervisory and front-line cleaning professionals throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. He holds the ISSA CMI Basic certification and has over 35 years of experience in the janitorial and sanitation industry.