Vacuum Cleaner Guide

Vacuum Cleaner Guide

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO VACUUM CLEANERS

The Main Vacuum Types

  1. Handheld Vacuum
    • Small, usually cordless, and lightweight
    • Best for spot cleaning and maintaining between larger cleanings
    • Downside is that they cannot hold much dirt
  2. Canister Vacuum
    • Works well on all floor surfaces
    • Cleans underneath furniture easily
    • Downside is that they are awkward to store as the hose and handle do not stay upright
  3. Upright Vacuum
    • Ideal for cleaning carpets and rugs
    • Stores well as it sits upright
    • Down side is that the brush roller can damage some types of flooring
  4. Stick Vacuum
    • Same benefits as an upright vacuum, but lighter in weight
    • More affordable than most other types of vacuums
    • Downside is that the dust bin is small and must be emptied frequently
  5. Robot Vacuum
    • Takes care of cleaning for you
    • Some models can mop and sanitize floors
    • Downside is that they can only clean for about two hours at time
  6. Centralized Vacuum
    • Best at keeping dust and allergens out of your home
    • Dust bin only needs to be emptied every three months
    • Downside is that they are expensive to purchase and install

Vacuum Cleaners by Floor Type

HARDWOOD FLOORS
• Suction only vacuums are best with canister-style preferred
• If needed, purchase a vacuum where the brush roll can be toggled off
• Avoid plastic wheels

TILE FLOORS
• Consider a vacuum with wet/dry function
• Look for those without stiff brushes
• Rubber wheels are best

LAMINATE FLOORS
• Purchase a suction-only vacuum or one where you can toggle the brush on and off
• Canister-style vacuums are best
• Avoid plastic wheels

LINOLEUM FLOORS
• Suction only or toggle on and off brush is important
• Wet/Dry function is best
• Look for non-marring wheels

LOW-PILE CARPET
• Stiff bristled brushes are best for pulling out dirt
• Powerful suction is also a plus
• All type of vacuums are good choices

PLUSH CARPET
• Large wheels are needed for plush/shag carpeting
• Upright vacuums maneuver the best
• Purchase a suction-only vacuum or one where the brush can be turned off

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