How to Maintain Your Vacuum

Posted on 05 May, 2015 by


Your vacuum cleaner is one of the most frequently used machines in your home; to keep flooring in pristine condition and prevent the buildup of dirt, most homeowners use their vacuums on a daily basis. Although the majority of modern models are made to be low-maintenance, there are a few things you need to do to ensure that dust sucker keeps on sucking for years to come! Routine upkeep is a lot easier with newer, bagless types, but these too require periodic part checks. Since the price of some vacuum cleaners can climb as high as $500 or more, preventative maintenance is all the more important. With that, here is a quick, step-by-step guide you can reference the next time you clean and inspect your vacuum. Make sure the suction stays: must-have vacuum maintenance tips Always unplug the vacuum before servicing We know it is commonsense, but many people have made the mistake of tampering with these devices while they were being powered- a no-no that can quickly lead to injury. Remember, whenever you are dealing with any electrical, the…

Carpet Cleaning Tips For Pet Owners

Posted on 28 April, 2015 by


The best way to deal with pet-related carpet messes is to clean them up immediately. Not only will this prevent stains, it will also help to prevent and eliminate odors that may set in the longer you leave them. Protecting your rugs and carpets from stains and odors requires a careful strategy, so we have put together these helpful tips to help you get rid of those messes the right way! Wet Messes What Tool you should Use: Carpet Shampoo machine When pet owners find a wet mess on their carpet, the immediate instinct is to try to blot it up with paper towel and then clean the carpet with a product designed to clean and refresh it. Unfortunately there are a few things wrong with this scenario. Do not rub it into the rug or carpet. This will only make matters worse in the long run and may lead to persistent odors and stains. So what should you do instead? The best method for cleaning up wet pet-related messes is to use a carpet shampoo machine to suck up…

5 House Keeping Essentials Everybody should be Aware Of

Posted on 07 April, 2015 by


Keeping your home looking its best can be a challenge, and it requires more than just the occasional vacuum. To help you maintain a dust-free and inviting home, here are six essential housekeeping tips that everyone should know: Vacuum Types: What Works Best? In general terms, the type of vacuum you choose is going to have as much to do with your situation and preferences than anything else. Canister vacuums are more versatile, moving from carpet to bare floors, stairs, and getting into corners with ease. Upright vacuums, however, work very well on carpeted surfaces and can be somewhat less expensive in many cases – some coming with an attachment hose and tools, some without. Similarly, the Good Housekeeping Institute has shown that vacuums using bags are often more effective. Vacuum Attachments and How to Use Them Most homeowners are aware that when they are vacuuming carpet they should use a motorized power nozzle because the motor helps to separate the carpet fibres and lift out the dirt and hair. For many people this is where their understanding of the…

What is Bona Hardwood Cleaner?

Posted on 23 March, 2015 by


Cleaning your hardwood floors frequently and effectively is an essential aspect of helping them last and one important aspect of this is finding the right cleaner. In order to be an effective, whole-home solution, your cleaner will need to work well on all types of hardwood floors including unwaxed and polyurethane finished wood floors. Luckily Bona Hardwood Cleaner is designed for this very purpose. Safe and residue-free, it is ready-to-use and fast-drying for the best results. Effective, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly, Bona stands out from the competition and has earned the recommendation of professionals since 1919. But choosing the right cleaner is only half of the process; the other half involves the actual physical maintenance of your floor. For that, it’s best to establish a routine and a schedule for cleaning to help you prevent damage and preserve the beauty of your floor for years to come. Dusting Hardwood floors should be dusted or swept daily to remove the worst of the grit and dirt that may cause scratches to the surface. A microfiber cloth or mop is the best…

What is a Monster Steam Mop?

Posted on 06 March, 2015 by


In the past, cleaning your floors often involved lots of water and/or harsh chemicals, but this isn’t the healthiest or most environmentally friendly way to disinfect our homes. It’s also not the best method of cleaning for our homes and tends to cause damage or wear and tear to some flooring materials. For these reasons, the steam mop was invented. Instead of using harsh chemicals to get your floors their cleanest, steam mops heat water to very high temperatures, softening and removing dirt without scrubbing. Designs of steam mops can vary greatly but the Monster Steam Mop is designed specifically to produce a drier steam which prevents leftover moisture that may cause damage to wood surfaces or leave smooth tile slippery and dangerous. This is achieved by using a stainless steel boiler capable of withstanding high temperatures to heat the water to an impressive 130°C. Because this steam mop operates at such a high temperature, energy efficiency was a big concern but the developers took this into consideration and made this unit highly energy efficient. A built-in thermostat controls the…

What Are Sebo Vacuums?

Posted on 22 February, 2015 by


Allergies can mean the difference between a relaxing day at home and a stuffy night spent on the couch. Whether you’re looking to keep your home clean for the sake of your health, or you simply want to live dirt-free, a Sebo vacuum can help you achieve your goals! Sebo vacuums are German-designed with patented electrostatic filtration systems. Using statically charged microfibers, the filtration system attracts dust particles from the air stream and bonds them to the fibers. This allows a more free-flowing air stream, therefore better suction, leading to microscopic particles being picked up and contained, not just spreading back into the air and your lungs. Homeowners with asthma, allergies and respiratory problems often notice a decrease in the amount of dust on home surfaces, which helps relieve symptoms of respiratory conditions. The Sebo bag system ensures the dust stays in the bag, making emptying the machine extremely simple and hygienic. S-Class Filtration All Sebo domestic models either come with, or can be easily upgraded to, S-Class. To meet S-Class standards, the filtration system must remove a minimum of…

Are Hoover Carpet Shampooers Worth Buying?

Posted on 08 February, 2015 by


Whether you rent or own your home, you’ve likely had to rent a carpet cleaner or hire a carpet cleaning service. It isn’t enough to only regularly vacuum your carpets no matter which brand of vacuum you use, as dirt, grime and bacteria often live deep within carpets. Carpets should be deep cleaned once a year to ensure long life and to remove deep stains and allergens hiding in the weave, but no matter which way you do it, it needs to get done. Unfortunately for those who need their carpets cleaned in a pinch, this often means having to run from shop to shop to find an available unit. To avoid the hassle of finding and renting a unit, many home owners are now considering purchasing their own carpet shampooer. But is the investment worth it? While renting a carpet cleaner definitely takes less from your pocket right off the bat, it can be more expensive in the long run. Renting a unit costs around $70 per use, not including late return fees and the cost of the cleaner…

Benefits of a Central Vacuum

Posted on 20 January, 2015 by


Keeping your house free from dirt is the best way to keep your home comfortable and your family healthy. When it comes to vacuum cleaners, there is a wide range of options to choose from. But have you considered using a central vacuum? Most homeowners are unaware that this option is even available. You might not be familiar with it or assume that your house isn’t fit for installing a central vacuum system. But the benefits of a central vacuum are worth considering, and most North American homes can accommodate central vacs! They can save you time and money, while making it easier to keep your home clean all year round. Convenience of a Central System The convenience of a central vacuum can’t be beat. If you’ve ever had to vacuum your home, then you know how hard it is to move your vacuum from room to room. You might have to carry it up and down a flight of stairs. This requires more work. Traditional vacuums also make it difficult to vacuum small areas. A central vacuum makes it…

Traditional Vacuums VS Bagless Vacuums

Posted on 05 January, 2015 by


Vacuums are an essential item in any household. With a variety of vacuums on the market today, it can be difficult to find one that’s right for your needs. Traditional vacuums that use bags to collect dust and debris have been the first choice for homeowners, but bagless vacuums became popular soon after. If you’re wondering which type of vacuum is best for you, the following will give you the information on both to help you make the best choice for your home. Bagless Vacuums The popularity of bagless vacuums is due to its design. Most people see bagless vacuums as something that requires less work, but this doesn’t mean that they’ll be more effective in cleaning. These vacuums work by using filters that collect the dust. Some models also have an isolated chamber to collect the debris. This can be removed and emptied when it’s full. But they also use parts that can become more of a hassle than you’d expect. Gaskets are used to contain the dust, but these must be maintained over time. Otherwise, they can lose…

Which central vacuum should I buy?

Posted on 08 April, 2014 by


Customers find themselves confused these days about which central vacuum they should buy due to huge price differences when comparatively the units look the same. Although the differences might not be apparent to the visual appearance of a central vacuum unit, its components definitely are.  The problem is customers become confused when they see big numbers for power with a low price. In this article I hope to provide some basic information that will help educate the buyer and hopefully take away the marketing confusion.  If you’ve been looking for a central vacuum, you no doubt have encountered the many brands out there using ‘airwatt’ motors.  Consumers should not base their purchase on airwatts as the smaller, cheaper motors are the high airwatt motors out there and unfortunately many customers have been fooled and ultimately disappointed when basing their decision to purchase solely on that. There are three styles of motors that are being used today in the central vacuum industry.  Tangential Bypass motor, Flow-Thru motor and Periperhal Bypass motor.  The higher-end central vacuums use the Tangential By-Pass motors which…