Vacuum Cleaners & Carpet
One of the most common questions our team get asked is whether a quality vacuum cleaner really makes any difference, and our answer is always the same – Yes! If you are going to invest your hard-earned money into a lovely floor, then it makes sense to also invest in a good machine to look after it for years to come. That said, while regular vacuuming can literally extend your carpet’s life, don’t forget that the type of cleaner and floor head you use is often equally as important. If you are in the market for a new vacuum, a couple of things to look out for include easy to use features that allow you to adjust the height, beater bar rotation and fan speed. Every carpet has unique properties, and it may take a bit of trial and error to find the ideal settings to get the best out of your new machine.
Adjustable Beater bar
We believe that adjustable beater bar height is the most important feature to look for, as this enables your machine to be used on a wide variety of carpet types. If your vacuum is set too high above the carpet surface, it won’t attract the gritty soil below, whereas if the setting is too low, the beater bar or brushes may damage the carpet surface, causing it to look worn and frayed.
Do I need an expensive vacuum cleaner?
The simple answer is No. While we know there is a huge variance in the price of vacuums, we do recommend avoiding the cheapest solution where possible. Instead, look at what you can afford, what type of flooring you have and do a bit of research – We are sure you will find an affordable vacuum to meet your requirements.
Do I choose an upright or cylinder vacuum cleaner?
Again, the answer is really a personal preference as both types are suitable for cleaning carpets – However, there are some subtle differences between the two. While upright cleaners help combat pet hair with their beater bar and typically have larger heads to cover more surface area, the light, compact cylinder models are ideal for smaller houses and suit a wide range of surfaces, including hard floors, rugs and carpets.
Remember, to maintain peak performance, it is important to keep your vacuum hose and attachments free from foreign objects. We also recommend regular inspections of the head to ensure that there are no rough/sharp edges or bent bits of metal which could damage the carpet.
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