For many years, vacuums were strictly for carpet cleaning use, and brooms and mops were saved for the realm of hard flooring. Now, however, the trend of vacuuming hard floors has picked up steam, as cleaning professionals are realizing the time and labor savings — not to mention the debris-removal capabilities — of this method.

Attachments and tools help janitors clean the nooks, crannies and hard-to-reach places that brooms can’t easily reach. Thanks to suction, however, vacuums ensure less gets left behind. Helpful tools include: crevice tools, upholstery tools, dusting brushes, floor brushes, telescoping wands, flexible hoses and micro tools for extra small applications.