What is the best vacuum cleaner to buy? The one you will use! Yep, sounds silly, but it’s true. You can purchase the highest rated vacuum cleaner on the market but if it sits in the utility room and you don’t use it, it is worthless.
How to pick a vacuum cleaner.
If you are vacuuming rugs and carpet you want a vacuum that has a beater bar brush. The brush loosens up the soil when vacuum.
Types of Vacuum Cleaners
First there are uprights and canisters. Uprights do a better job on carpets. Canisters are much easier to maneuver, especially on stairs. If you have difficulty using a upright due to mobility issues, than you would probably be better off getting a canister one.
Vacuum Cleaner – Bag or Bagless?
One nice thing about the bagless vacuums is not having to buy bags. It’s one more thing you don’t have to remember to pick up at the store. The downside is having to empty that canister. It is dusty and if you have allergies it can be a concern. A bag contains the dust pretty well. Which is easier for you? If you dread emptying the canister, than opt for a vacuum with a bag. If you can’t remember to pick up bags, then opt for the bagless option.
Vacuum Cleaner – Features
There are so many features to choose from now. A few things are a must and most vacuums will have them. Edge cleaning tools are a must have. Upholstery tools also. Suction control is a good feature as it lets you use less suction on drapes and blinds. Some vacuums now let you turn off the beater bare so you can go easily from carpet to hard surfaces. HEAP filters are a good feature for people with allergies.
Vacuum Cleaner – Test it Out
Most stores have vacuums on display so you can test it yourself. Is it easy to push? Easy to turn? Can you switch the tools quick and easily or is it difficult? Is it heavy and tiring?
The main issue is what vacuum will you use? If it is hard for you to use, you are not going to vacuum as you should. No one really likes to clean, so make it as easy on yourself as you can. The easier it is, the more likely you will do it.
Professional Carpet Cleaning
Even if you are the most diligent person about vacuuming you will still need to get your carpet professionally cleaned on a regular basis. The E.P.A recommends cleaning every 6 to 12 months. Choose a professional carpet cleaning company for Gainesville VA.
Next to coffee, tea is one of the most popular hot drinks. A tea spill on carpet doesn’t have to ruin your day, but you need to act quickly.
It is that time of year. The flu bug and colds are playing havoc with a lot of people right now. With the pain of the illness comes the pain of keeping things clean. A bad stomach bug can result in one of the most unpleasant spills to deal with on your carpet. It’s so unpleasant I have a hard time typing it. Vomit. What poor parent hasn’t had to deal with this?
Tree cleanup time? Some people take down the Christmas tree the day after Christmas and others leave them up until after New Year’s. No matter when you do it, I do not think anyone enjoys this task.
Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us at Mighty Clean Carpet Care.
I hope I have given you a few tips to help you through the season. I hope you do not have any spills but if you do, check our stain guide for quick help.
You can always call us if you need help with carpet cleaning or repairs.
We are thankful for each and everyone of our customers and wish you all the best this holiday season.
Whipped cream is one of the additives for the holiday season. Who doesn’t like whipped cream? Whether it is on your pumpkin pie, hot chocolate or coffee, it adds just the right amount of richness. That is unless it is spilled on the carpet. Whipped cream contains fats and proteins which can make it a bit difficult to remove.
Eggnog is the one of the drinks of the season and with all the activity at this time of year it is likely to be spilled. You have your home decorated and clean for the holidays, do not let an eggnog spill steal your joy.
If your family celebrates the season with a Christmas tree, chances are you have a cut or live tree. Both of these bring that wonderful smell in the house, but they also can bring cleaning challenges. That is the last thing you think about when you are happily decorating the tree.
Thanksgiving is a day for family. A lot of us have family coming in or we are going to visit family. We all want the house to look its best when the company comes. In fact a lot of us have our carpets cleaned before the holiday. How do you keep the carpet clean with all the family and friends and all the food and drink?
We are a big believer in doing it yourself, however there really are some things that should be left to the professionals.
My carpet is only a year old, it is not even dirty.
Why should I clean it? If you wait until your carpet looks dirty, your carpet might be damaged. The microscopic soil on the carpet that your vacuum doesn’t get to is ground into the fibers of your carpet just by walking on it. The grinding will wear down the carpet fibers. Also, microscopic pollen and dust mites build up in the carpet as well. Just for you own respiratory health the EPA recommends that a two person non-smoking household has the carpet cleaned every 6-12 months. If you have smokers or more family members, than it should be cleaned even more often.