Tips on Choosing a Vacuum Cleaner

Choosing a vacuum cleaner is no small thing. After all, it can represent a significant expense, and you will be utilizing that vacuum cleaner for what would hopefully be a long time, to clean the carpet flooring in your home. And of course, you would want a vacuum cleaner that works best for your particular cleaning needs.

So how do you choose the best vacuum cleaner for you? Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind when you start shopping around:

  • Weight considerations

Some of the more traditional vacuum cleaners can weigh a lot, and cleaning can then become part-weight lifting and part-cleaning. The good news is that there are many more lightweight options now available in the market. Still, some of the best vacuum cleaners around can still be quite heavy. The question is, what would be good for you? If you don’t have any problems lugging around a vacuum cleaner weighing about 20 lbs., then you certainly have more options to choose from. But if you have back problems, joint problems, or difficulties with keeping your balance, then you may stick to the lighter vacuum cleaners that can weigh as little as 7 lbs.

  • Bag or bag-less type vacuum

Just as you need vacuum cleaners to maintain your carpets, you also need to maintain your vacuum cleaner constantly. That means cleaning out the accumulated dirt and dust to keep the vacuum cleaner working at peak efficiency.

Vacuum cleaners equipped with disposable bags are easy to clean because all you need to do is replace a full bag with a new one. This can be quite expensive, however, with the added expense of new disposable bags. Bag-less vacuums, on the other hand, require actual cleaning of the canister container. This can be a messy job but is also a cheaper alternative to the disposable bag-type vacuum cleaners.…

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What Makes a “Green” Carpet Cleaner?

Global awareness for the need to protect our environment and conserve natural resources has steadily been gaining momentum, especially with today’s extreme weather conditions. Many industries are starting to introduce ways of alleviating the impact of human activities on the environment, and the carpet cleaning industry is no exception.

“Green” carpet cleaning is a term used for eco-friendly carpet cleaning processes. This can include the use of environmentally-friendly carpet cleaning solutions and products, and carpet cleaning processes that do not consume too much energy or electricity. This is because many carpet cleaning solutions contain powerful chemicals that can be harmful to the environment. Also, improper disposal of carpet cleaning wastewater, which contain these harmful chemicals, may adversely affect the environment, especially natural water deposits.

There are a growing number of carpet cleaners taking social responsibility by utilizing environmentally-friendly carpet cleaning methods, and promoting their business as “green” carpet cleaning. What makes a “green” carpet cleaner is a shift in the methodologies and processes used in a way that minimizes the impact on the environment.

For instance, a carpet cleaner may utilize environmentally-friendly carpet cleaning products and solutions instead of the traditional chemical-based cleaners. These green alternatives are often plant-based cleaners, not chemical-based so that even if a person inhales the scent, or is exposed to these chemicals, and even if the cleaning solution gets into waterways, it causes little to no negative impact on either human, water quality, or marine life. But of course, a “green” carpet cleaner will be careful to dispose of the carpet cleaning wastewater properly, by making sure that none of it, including the dirt, dust, and other pollutants that have been cleaned out of the carpets, will get into natural bodies of water.…

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