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Does Your Vacuum Suck!

Posted by Wayne Kossman on 6/8/2015 to Floor Care
Did you know that suction power is not the only factor to consider when purchasing a vacuum cleaner?  We have a basic understanding that a vacuum cleaner will pickup dust, sand, hair, and very small debris from your carpets, and hard floors.  How effectively a vacuum cleaner performs doing these tasks depends mainly on the quality, style, and features of the vacuum cleaner you choose.  The list below will assistant you in finding the best vacuum that will fit your needs. Which items are most important to you?
Upright Vacuum Cleaner: Recommended only for carpeted surfaces.  Easier to use (in some cases) and takes up less storage space than a canister vacuum.  Not recommended for use on bare floors.
Canister Vacuum Cleaner: All-around best option.  It will handle most vacuuming needs.  It is a lighter option making it easier to carry and move around while vacuuming.  Great option if you have lower back issues.  If you have only used an upright in the past, a canister vacuum will take a little time to get used to using.  Sometime it requires a little more space for storage to accommodate the hose, wands, and attachments.
Air Driven Brush Head (Turbo Head): Ideal for very low pile carpeting, smaller spaces, and is recommended for use on delicate and antique carpeted surfaces.  Not effective in removing pet hair and sand from carpeted surfaces.  Becomes less effective over time and requires regular maintenance.  Not recommended for use on bare floors.
Electric Brush Head (Power Head): Ideal for most types of carpeted surfaces.  Comes in different sizes for small and large  spaces.  Removes pet hair and sand from carpeted surfaces most effectively.  Stiff bristles can damage a carpet over time.  Not recommended for use on bare floors.
Attachments (hose, wands, dust brush, bare floor tool, radiator brush, etc.): A full set of attachments can be utilized to remove the dust, dirt, sand, and small debris from your baseboards and radiators, the cob webs from your ceiling, and will clean off your furniture too… just to name a few.
Rubber Wheels: Prevents the marking, scratching, and scuffing up of your bare floors while vacuuming.  You will generally find this feature on better quality upright and canister vacuum cleaners.
All-Swivel Wheels: Allows the vacuum to move freely in all directions with ease.
Bumper Guard: Protects your walls, furniture, and moldings from being marked up and damaged while vacuuming.
Air Filtration: There are varying levels of air filtration available for your vacuum cleaner.  The HEPA filter is the best option to prevent allergies and to prevent dust particles from being blown back into the air while vacuuming.
Baffling System: Enables optimum airflow and maintains maximum suction while vacuuming despite how full the vacuum bag may be.
Airtight System: Found on better constructed vacuum cleaners.  An airtight system will most effectively remove allergens and retain those allergens within the vacuum cleaner and not allow the allergens and dust to leak out.  A HEPA filter is best utilized and is most effective when installed in an airtight vacuum cleaner system.
Manufacturer's Warranty: A manufacturer's warranty of 5 years or more is found on the better quality of vacuum cleaners.

Now, that you are more familiar with some basic features of a vacuum cleaner you are on your way to finding the best vacuum cleaner for your home!

If you have any questions, an expert customer service representative is standing by to assist you with any questions you may have.  You can email us.  If you prefer a live person you can give us a call at  1-800-964-VACS during our regular business hours.
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 Floor Care

 Does Your Vacuum Suck!

 June 2015