Everyone needs a vacuum, but with so many types of models with different features on the market, which is the best one for cleaning your home? Before buying your next vacuum, you need to understand which options are the best for your particular situation.
Is an Upright or a Canister Vacuum Right for You?
There are benefits to both uprights and canisters, but choosing one over the other boils down to if you feel more comfortable pushing or pulling. Upright vacuums require the strength to push something around all the time. A canister requires less strength to use but pulling it behind you constantly can sometimes get awkward.
Is Weight an Issue?
When it comes to a vacuum's weight, there is a tradeoff between power and ease-of-use. Heavier vacuums typically provide better suction but can be difficult to lug around your home. You may find that you are more willing to spend time vacuuming the same area twice to get rid of all the dirt than suffering under the weight of a more powerful vacuum.
Do You Have Stairs?
Multi-level homes need a vacuum which has a hose attachment which is capable of reaching three-quarters of the length of your staircase. Trying to use a vacuum without a hose attachment is dangerous and can lead to falls.
Do You Have Carpet, Hard Surfaces or Both?
Homes with a lot of hard surfaces need a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment. These attachments are ideal for all types of hard flooring and are quicker and cleaner than using a traditional broom.
Will You Need to Deal with Pet Hair?
Homes with pets, especially homes with dogs who shed, need a vacuum with a powerful beater bar. Look for vacuums with short, stiff bristles which can help to loosen and collect pet hair from carpets.
Do You Have Any Serious Allergies?
While a HEPA filter is a great vacuum option for everyone, anyone with severe allergies needs to be sure to select one with this option. Vacuuming without a built-in HEPA filter can cause serious allergic reactions.
Does Your Home Have High Ceilings?
Vacuuming ceilings and fans is a great way to get rid of the dust you don't want to fail on you. Preferable vacuums for tall ceilings come with a wide, soft brush and a long-enough hose attachment to reach the ceiling. Some vacuums come with specially designed brushes to clean ceiling fans.
Are you in the market for a new vacuum? Dupage Vacuum in Downtown Wheaton has been serving the local community since 1963. Whether you are looking for a brand-new vacuum, need to repair your current vacuum or want your area rugs professionally cleaned, you can find what you need at Dupage Vacuum. Call us at 630-668-4062 to talk with a vacuum expert today!