- The Vacuum Cleaner market has undergone a lot of specialization. Vacuums are now more task-specific than ever. It is very easy to pay top dollar for the wrong device, READ ON to prevent that from happening.
- As stated earlier, Vacuums are very specific. There are devices tailor-made for carpeted floors while others are perfect for hardwood floors. Determine what you want to clean before making a purchase.
If you want to clean after pets, for example, look for these three elements:
- i. Portability - The Cleaner should offer comfortable portability. Pets REALLY get around! If you settle for a corded cleaner, ensure that the power cord is longer than average.
- ii. Suction Power - Pet hair is one of the most stubborn messes you can ever clean (I own four cats, I should know!). Average Powered Vacuums perform poorly against pets (Again, I should know!).
- iii. Noise Levels - Pets hate Cleaners. If you do not want to spook them every time you clean, mind the noise.
- Make sure to check out this article if you want to learn more about vacuum cleaners for cleaning up pet hair.
Type Of Vacuum
- There are three main types of Cleaners, Upright, Canister, and Stick Vacuums. Each type has its merits and weaknesses.
Canisters are the best vacuums for stairs and wood flooring. They are also portable enough to reach those hard-to-reach areas. Their main downside is that they tend to be a little bulky. A more in depth guide on canister vacuums can be found on The Floor Executives website.
Stick Vacuums, on the other hand, are very light. They are, however, only suitable for surface cleaning. If you want to remove stubborn litter from carpets, Sticks will slow you down.
Finally, Uprights are excellent for deep cleaning. They also offer a very decent cleaning range. This type of cleaner can, however, be quite heavy.
No type, however, fits all user types. Preference should guide your choice.
- If allergies are an issue, YOU MUST pick out Vacuums with HEPA filters. They collect over 99.9% of pollutants and allergens.
The bagged kind of Vacuum should also be prioritized in such a scenario. Such cleaners trap the dust better. The bags are also air tight and will not let any allergens through.
Rigs built to catch and trap allergens will cost you extra. But, it is as they say; you cannot put a price on health!
- The portability of the Cleaner should complement the layout of your house. If you have a lot of tight spaces, portability is crucial.
The length of the power cord should also complement the area to be cleaned. In the case of cordless cleaners, ensure the battery will last you through the full sweep.
Design Over Price
- A higher price does not necessarily mean a better Cleaner. Seek out Design elements that fully satisfy your needs. An important aspect of design is the ability to accessorize.
Accessories tweak Vacuums to be perfect for a variety of cleaning tasks. The powered intake on Canisters, for example, helps them deep-clean carpets. Round brushes assist in dusting while nozzles help clean tight crevices.
We are all different and so should be our Vacuums.