Tips and Tricks
The Importance of Keeping Carpets Clean
Especially in today's world, a lot of households consist of full-time working individuals. Therefore, vacuuming and chores get pushed down the priority list due to a lack of time and resources. Many households can't afford a maid or house cleaner so it presents a challenge of setting aside enough time for all those extra-curricular activities. However, there are many reasons why you should consider making vacuuming a higher priority.
To start, keeping your carpets clean can help avoid health issues. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, keeping cleaner air and cleaner carpets is a must. Vacuuming helps in both of those areas as most come equipped with filters that can remove up to even 99.99% of particles and dust. Regular vacuuming also decreases build-up that can wear out and shorten your carpet's life span. When you have pets, it is essential to not let the hair, dandruff and any pests they may shed manifest in the carpet. Vacuuming regularly also decreases your chances of staining and color fading of the fibers.
It's important to remember as well that not all vacuums are created equal. Using an inexpensive vacuum does not mean your house isn't getting clean, but it may not be providing all the benefits that are essential to keeping a cleaner living environment and prolonging your carpet's life span. If it has a short warranty period, it's likely not built to last you more than a year or two. Many great vacuum brands come with 5, 7 or even 10 year warranties giving consumers confidence that they are built to last. Vacuums fall under that old saying of "You get what you pay for".
Using a quality vacuum cleaner isn't the only thing that affects the cleanliness and life span of your carpets. Frequent vacuuming is just as important. We recommend you vacuum the same number of days a week as there are individuals in your household. If you are a family of three, you should be vacuuming those high-traffic areas at least three times a week. Also, depending on the number of pets you own, you'll want to vacuum more frequently, especially if they shed.
If you are looking for a vacuum recommendation that will meet your specific needs for your carpet or floor type, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask our knowledgeable staff about some options that are right for you and in your budget.
One of our most recommended vacuum cleaner lines is Miele and can be checked out here. The Miele Dynamic U1 Maverick Upright Vacuum Cleaner is an excellent option with an affordable price. If you are a canister vacuum cleaner fan, the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Canister Vacuum is a popular choice.
Whatever you choose, do your research and ask questions to find the right choice! Make sure your investment will serve your particular needs!
- Mandy Stacer