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03/08/2017

How to Choose the Right Vacuum for Your Home

If you're looking for a new vacuum, avoid choosing one simply based on its price. Although you can shop around for a deal, your decision shouldn't be made solely on the price. These tips can help you find a great vacuum that not only stays within your budget but also one that is right for the job.

Is It Right for the Job?

To find the perfect vacuum, first you have to figure out what you need it for. While some may only use their vacuum on carpet, others may be more interested in a model that can also be used on hard surfaces. Let's be honest, we don't all have time to vacuum as often as we should. If this is the case in your home, you are better off purchasing a vacuum with great suction. This is also true if you have wall-to-wall carpeting. A vacuum with a revolving brush in its head is a great option if your home is also home to your pets. The reason behind this is that the revolving brush combs through the carpet, helping the vacuum pick up more dust, dander, and other debris. However, before investing in a vacuum with a revolving brush, you do have to take into consideration the type of carpet you have. For example, if you have wool carpeting, a revolving brush may be too harsh on your carpet fibers. In this case, you can safely use a vacuum with a revolving brush, its bristles would just have to be softer and more flexible. If you have stairs or if you plan to use your vacuum on the upholstery, it's important that you ensure you vacuum comes with the necessary attachments.

Should I Go Bagless?

When you're vacuuming, the dirt and debris that gets sucked up by your machine will either be held in a bag or in a removal canister. Although bagless vacuums have been around for a while, there are many who have stayed loyal to their vacuum bags. Although a vacuum that relies on a bag to collect dust implies more spending because the bags have to be taken out and replaced, they do have at least one strong benefit. Dust won't escape the bag when replacing it, meaning there is no dust making its way back into your home. This may not seem like a big deal, but for people with allergies, this can be a lot more comfortable. On the other hand, bagless vacuums that rely on a canister to trap dust and dirt also have their benefits. To start, there is no added cost associated with emptying the canister. If you have allergies or are just simply worried about dust flying back into your carpet, you can remove the canister and empty it outdoors to prevent issues. Other benefits associated with going bagless include being able to see when the canister is filling up and being able to easily retrieve items being sucked up by the vacuum. Although vacuuming is an important part of keeping your carpet clean, it isn't the only thing necessary. Remember to have your carpet professionally cleaned at least twice a year not only to keep it clean but also to extend its life. To schedule your next carpet cleaning with the best carpet cleaning service in College, contact Fairbanks Cleanpro at (907) 388- 7768. Be sure to ask about their CLEANPRO Carpet Cleaning System.

What Difference Does the Filter Make?

Vacuums rely on a filter or a series of filters to catch any particles that may have escaped the bag or canister after being sucked in. There are a ton of different filter types, so it's best to understand what each is for. Some filters are disposable, meaning they have to be removed and replaced every so often in order to ensure your vacuum is able to function at its best. Although these types of filters aren't typically expensive, their price can add up over time. Other filters are washable, meaning you can remove them, shake the dust off, and then wash them before putting them back into your vacuum. Other more specialized filters, like HEPA filters or pet filters, serve a more specific purpose. HEPA filters are able to catch some of the smallest particles, preventing them from going back into your home and carpet. These are great for households where allergies or asthma are an issue. Pet filters are able to pick up and hold onto pet hair better than others. These filters can help get rid of pet odors by adding some baking soda to them.

A Few Other Considerations

Before making your final choice, remember that there are more aspects to consider. Some other things to take into account include how noisy the vacuum is, where you will store it, how heavy it is, whether it has a propulsion system, and what its warranty covers. Take your time doing your research before choosing the best one for your needs.

The Best Carpet Cleaning Service in College

Schedule your next carpet cleaning with the best carpet cleaning service in CollegeFairbanks Cleanpro.  Contact them at (907) 388- 7768 and learn about their Ion Exchange Process, and be sure to ask about all the services they provide.

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