THE WRONG VACUUM

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Have you ever pulled up a rug or lifted one to see a huge amount of fine sandy looking dirt?

That is something I believe we all have done. This debris can destroy your carpets and also be abrasive to the floor underneath. Using the right vacuum will greatly lessen this sandy dirt Using the right vacuum will extend the life of your carpets. This will also improve the air quality in you home. Not to mention it will just make you feel better knowing it is not there. Come in to see us to find out if you have the right vacuum for your flooring!


Check Your Research

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All HEPA filtration is not the same. Nor is any filtration. Just because a company makes a statement on filter efficiency doesn’t mean that efficiency will last. They are testing new filters. Not one that has been used for awhile. That is where the important numbers come in. How well does the filter efficiency last. . Most fail miserably. The better quality vacuum company that actually care about your air quality, continue to test after a few uses.


Keep up with Vacuum Service

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I am sure many of us are cooped up from the extra time living inside our houses. Vacuums are getting extra time of use. Our stores are usually very busy with vacuum repairs and cleaning this time of year. We have noticed even more this year with Covid restrictions. Make sure you keep your vacuum up to par and able to do it’s job before it breaks! Bring it in for a cleaning. It does make a difference and you will be happier with your floors looking better.


NOW IS THE TIME

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With a great deal of this country’s population staying around their house the vacuum is getting a work out. More than usual. Now is the time to make sure your filters are very clean or replaced. For bag-less you can only wash or clean them so many times and the fine particles of dirt are still in there. If you have a bagged vacuum (the best for hygiene) don’t overfill your bag and step up to micron or HEPA filtered bags. It makes a big difference and worth the cost. Please stay safe and healthy.


SHOP LOCAL

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The winter months are very busy in the vacuum business world. Quite the opposite of most retailers. We can only attribute it to most of the country’s population is inside more when it is colder outside and we take notice of our flooring. Whatever the reason though, it is a great time to come in to get a really nice vacuum that is repairable in the future and not the usual “I am sorry there are not many parts available for that machine” that are found in big box stores or on TV.


The New Carpet!

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“Wow! The new carpet is super soft and feels great under the toes! However–I can barley move the vacuum on it.” Says the customer. Today’s super silky carpets are a challenge for vacuums. They will need a soft carpet machine with even higher height settings and a special bottom plate. Before you buy your new carpet take a sample home and try your vacuum first. If you just have to have the new silk type carpets or the ultra soft come on in we have vacuums that meet that challenge.


Not All Plastics Are The Same.

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We have heard through the years our fair share of customers commenting that “Plastic is Plastic-right?” NO–all plastics are not the same. Quality plastics have more give (flexible plastic) and are less brittle. Cheaper plastics easily  crack, chip and are not long lasting. Keep this in mind when you are shopping. We can help you!

 


Are Washable Filters Really Washable

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The manufacturers of bagless vacuums advertise their filters as washable. But are they really? Foam and sponge ones are. However you need to be sure they are thoroughly washed and completely dry. A sunny window does best for drying. In our experience they do not stay effective as a filter after so many washes and need to be replaced. The reason why is that  powder type dirt stays in the filter and build up and do not let optimum air pass through. They also break down and compress with washings.

The pleated HEPA type filters should never be washed and need replacing regularly. At least once a year. Not doing these small maintenance duties will affect any machines performance.


Why You Should By a Quality Vacuum

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The Three largest typical expenses are your house, vehicles and your homes flooring. Why should you use an inferior or the wrong type of vacuum on your third largest expense? Not only are you not cleaning and keeping the dirt, dust and dander particles trapped in a well built and filtered vacuum. You are blowing them into your air to breath into your lungs again and again. Vacuums not built to last or filter the best (no matter what the ads tell you) also break down and die easier than quality vacuums. Therefore you are buying in a time span two or three vacuums and spending more than what one quality vacuum would cost. That would still be working and be doing a better job.  Do the math!


Robotic Vacuum Suggestions

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The Holiday’s are here and Robotic vacuums sell a great deal at this time. The are cute and conversational. It’s not like getting a real vacuum for Christmas right? Here are a few things you should consider because they are not inexpensive. They are best for bare floors. The brush underneath is a very soft brush. They are surface cleaners on rugs and do not take the place a a full powered vacuum. You should still use your full size vac between the robotics cleanings. The biggest concern for you to consider is that these companies do not put parts out for there machines except Miele. Unless your purchase a Miele robotic that means no service, batteries, chargers, testing, parts of any kind are available. This is the choice of the companies that manufacture them not ours. Unless  you purchase a German Miele. Then you will be happy because you will have after purchase service that you do not have to send away to a company for.


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