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When to change your vacuum cleaner bags?

Change your bag every 90 days or when the bag is 75% full.  Many vacuum cleaner repairs are a result from not changing the bag on-time. Structurally, Paper vacuum cleaner bags will begin to deteriorate when exposed to dust and dirt after 90 days. Remember every time you turn on your vacuum cleaner air flows in and around the vacuum cleaner bag pushing the bag to its limits.  HEPA and charcoal vacuum cleaner bags will do a better job containing the dirt / dust but they have their limitations too.

How to pick the perfect vacuum cleaner for your home?

Buying the right vacuum cleaner can be very challenging; you must take into consideration all that your home demands.  We must also take into consideration all of your demands as well as a user.  For example if you live in a home with predominantly bare floors than it doesn't make any sense to buy vacuum cleaner that is specifically designed for carpets. Another example would be if you have a bad shoulder it doesn't make sense to buy a heavy vacuum cleaner. We give you five easy steps in determining what vacuum cleaner is right for you.  

Step 1: Determine your budget.  This is an important step.  Decide on how much you are willing to spend on a vacuum cleaner.  Remember vacuum cleaners play an important part in removing unwanted dust and dirt from our homes / maintaining our homes / protecting our homes & us, therefore our recommendation will be that if you can afford a high quality vacuum cleaner (which tend to be on the pricey side); than go for it. 

Step 2: Determine your cleaning preferences.  Vacuum cleaners come in all shapes and sizes. There are canister vacuums, upright vacuums, hand vacuums, stick vacuums, wet and dry vacuums, central vacuums & robotic vacuums.  There are also light weight vacuum cleaners & heavy duty vacuum cleaners.  There are vacuum cleaners with on-board tools & vacuums with hospital grade HEPA filtration.  Decide on what matters most to you. 

Step 3:  Do your research on vacuum cleaner manufacturers. In general Kirby, Miele, Riccar, Maytag, Dyson, Electrolux, Rainbow, Filter Queen, Oreck, Sebo are regarded as premium vacuum cleaner brands.  Premium vacuum cleaners  have larger motors, usually sealed,  and come with a minimum 5 - 10 year life-cycle depending on manufacturer.  Kenmore, Hoover, Eureka, Bissell & Dirt Devil make vacuum cleaners with good features but are built with cheaper parts.  We regard these brands as disposable vacuum cleaners.  Disposable vacuum cleaners has a 2-4 year life-cycle, short cord length, unsealed & have smaller, cheaper motors. 

Step 4: Based on your home's layout, budget and manufacturer of choice you should be able to narrow down your choices considerable. Most major vacuum cleaner brands are made up of several vacuum cleaner models that make up the brand's entire product range. These models will vary by price and features. The average home has a mixture of carpets & bare-floors, maybe tile in the kitchen area, plus some area rugs with furniture in various different rooms.  Our general recommendation is buying a vacuum cleaner based on your budget & brand of choice with carpet & bare-floor cleaning ability, some sort of effective filtration system & on-board tools.  

Step 5:  After you buy the vacuum cleaner within a reasonable amount of time assemble it and put it to work.  If it does not A. make life easier & B. Deep clean, return it from the store you bought it form.  You don't buy a vacuum cleaner everyday, actually you will literally have to live with this purchase for several years, don't hold on to something you don't like and doesn't do the job right. 

Quality Vacuum Cleaners Designed & Built in the USA

For those of you who have visited our stores you've probably heard from one of our vacuum experts regarding Riccar vacuum cleaners legendary performance and durability.  For those of you who haven't heard of Riccar vacuums; Riccar vacuum cleaners offers a complete range of vacuum cleaners, over 20 models in all shapes, sizes, & price points that clean exceptionally well and don't break down. Our partnership with Riccar goes back over 30 years.  Yesterday, a customer came in with there 23 year old Riccar vacuum cleaner for servicing.  It was amazing to us that the vacuum was in solid working condition.  Pictures to come.

Dyson Who?

Lately we've had a lot of customers asking us about Dyson vacuum cleaners.  "How about them Dysons?" we usually get at least twenty customers a week with this question.  Our response is very simple.  Dyson vacuum cleaners are good vacuum cleaners, not great vacuum cleaners, not the best vacuum cleaners, just simply good vacuum cleaners & of course relatively expensive vacuum cleaners.  Dyson most notable contribution has to be that its open peoples eyes towards quality in terms of floor-care & cleaning through its industry leading multi-million dollar advertising campaign.  From the late eighties to the late nineties it seemed that most of the public would have the perception that all vacuum cleaners are the same.  Dyson brought about a quality conscious thinking that was much needed to the masses.  For that we thank Dyson.

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