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03/08/2017

Tips to Help You Choose the Best Vacuum

Buying a new vacuum may not be at the top of your priority list, but if your vacuum is quite old, it should probably be replaced soon. Luckily for you, the past few years have seen many advances in vacuum technology, so there are plenty of vacuum models to choose from that will fit your needs and your budget. Before buying a vacuum you will need to do a bit of research in order to ensure you are making a well informed decision. Here are some points that should be a part of your vacuum research:

Understand the Filter

While there are many components to consider, one that often gets overlooked is a vacuum's filter. This is often because people don't really know what the filter does. In basic terms, when air is sucked into your vacuum it carries with it dirt, dust, and other particles. These get tossed into the bag or canister and then the air is released back into the atmosphere. The filter basically makes sure to trap any leftover particles that may have made it past the bag or canister to prevent them from going back into your carpet. There are three main types of filters available. Disposable filters will need to be disposed of and replaced once they have become too filthy to work properly. This can mean an added expense in your vacuum maintenance. Washable filters can help reduce expenses because they can be removed and washed before going back into your vacuum. Some are even dishwasher safe, saving you the trouble of having to scrub them down. Finally, there are HEPA filters. These are better at trapping tiny particles that other filters may miss. For people with allergies or pets in the home, a HEPA filter may be the best option.

Bag or Bagless?

Another component to consider when choosing a vacuum is whether it has a bag or a canister for collecting the dust and other debris it picks up. A vacuum with a bag will generally have it in the main compartment. Depending on the model, you will either have to remove it and replace it when it is getting full or empty it and return it to its place. Those with a bag that has to be tossed out are great because no dust or debris will fly out when you remove it. While this is great for those with allergies, it does also mean you will have to spend a bit more to replace the bags. Bagless vacuums rely on a canister, often a clear one, to collect whatever the vacuum picks up. This makes it easier to see what is picked up (in case something goes missing) and it is also easier to see when the canister needs to be emptied out. The downside to a bagless vacuum is the mess it can cause when emptying out the canister. Since dust and other debris can fly out of the canister as you remove it, it is recommended that you do this outdoors so that it doesn't fly back into your carpet. Vacuuming is only part of the job. To keep your carpet looking great all year long, contact Tacoma Cleanpro at (253) 229- 7499 to schedule your next professional carpet cleaning service in Lakewood!

With or Without a Cord?

Although having a cordless vacuum can sound ideal, it isn't for everyone. While these vacuums are user-friendly and prevent issues like the cord getting caught on furniture or running out of cord, they are best suited for vacuuming smaller spaces. Since they can run out of power quite quickly, they may not allow you to finish vacuuming in one go if your carpeted area is quite large. If this is the case in your home, a vacuum with a cord may be a better fit. Although you may not like having to move around to different outlets to get your vacuuming done, this is more convenient than having to stop between sections in order to recharge your cordless vacuum.

Is It Right for the Job?

Finally, look for a vacuum that is ideal for your home's needs. Consider whether you will only be vacuuming over carpet or if you need a vacuum the can also be used on hard surfaces. Will you use your vacuum to take care of your upholstery, and what attachments will you need for that? What kind of power or suction is best for your home? This may depend on how often you vacuum, how much carpet is in your home, and whether you have pets living in your home. Remember that while a revolving brush is great for combing through your carpet fibers and picking up more debris, they may not be ideal for all carpet types, especially those that are more delicate. Don't forget to also look into the vacuum's warranty before making your final choice.

Keep Your Carpet at Its Best in Lakewood

To keep your carpet looking like new, be sure to get it professionally cleaned at least twice a year. To schedule your next carpet cleaning service in Lakewoodcontact Tacoma Cleanpro. Give them a call at (253) 229- 7499 to learn more about their Ion Exchange Process.

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