A few decades back only the soft brooms were used to clean all types of surfaces. However one cannot rely on the brooms for perfect cleaning. Cleaning the house too was not easier with these brooms.
However, in recent days, one can see that many vacuum cleaners are occupying the place. You need to know that with these devices, you can make sure that the cleaning can be done perfectly and efficiently. It saves time and energy.
For the busy and fast-paced world, these devices are mandatory. These devices are for efficient cleaning of the house – helping in cleaning dust, dirt, pet hairs and debris easily from all surfaces.
Understanding Vacuum Cleaner Filtration
I’m sure by now you’ve come across the acronym HEPA in reference to vacuum cleaner filtration. In an effort to keep this article from becoming a scientific bore, I will NOT give a dissertation on what HEPA stands for, what it is, or who is the German Institute of Air Quality (DMT).
What I will do is provide you a basic overview of features that are important to a consumer who suffers from allergies and/or asthma. When shopping online or in a vacuum cleaner store for a new upright or canister vacuum, look for the following features in the product description:
Is the vacuum cleaner sealed? – This is very important! Unsealed vacuum cleaners will leak air before it can be filtered through the exhaust filter. An unsealed vacuum will actually redistribute dust and allergens that have settled into your carpet. A reference to a vacuum cleaner being sealed will be prominently displayed if this feature is present. The overwhelming majority of vacuums are NOT sealed. This feature is more commonly found in canister vacuum cleaners. Upright vacuums, like the Simplicity Synergy have it but it is a very uncommon feature on an upright vacuum at the moment.
Certified HEPA Filter – Make sure it is “certified” by the DMT. If a vacuum offers a Certified Hepa Filter, it’s usually displayed in every product description for that model vacuum (slight exaggeration). It may be certified by another credible organization. S-Class hospital filtration is also a favorable term. S-Class filtration actually exceeds HEPA standards but the term is not very common in America.
HEPA Filter – Still very effective, and quite commonplace nowadays. Vacuum HEPA filters are installed on upright and canister vacuum cleaners to clean air as it exits your vacuum during operation.
I could go on and on, but the reference to filtration starts to get very proprietary from here.
I strongly recommend that you purchase a vacuum cleaner that is “sealed”. Most of the sealed/HEPA Filter vacuums available are canisters at the moment. This combination is a high-end feature, so the HEPA Filters on these machines are very high quality. Miele and Bosch are two of the more popular brands available online that offer these features in there higher line canister vacuum cleaners. Prepare to spend good money.
Quick Tip: When you buy a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter, check the manufacturers manual to see how often the HEPA filter should be replaced. You absolutely must follow the manufacturers guidelines to maintain the maximum filtration capabilities of the machine.
If you don’t want to pay for the features above, you can still lessen your exposure to dust and dust mites from your vacuum by using hypo-allergenic bags. Vacuum cleaner bags are an important part of the filtering system in a vacuum cleaner. You’ll spend a few dollars more than you will for an untreated vacuum bag, but over the course of time, this expense is very minimal.
Let’s take a look at 4 tips that can be useful for you to have a fuss-free vacuuming experience.
Know what are your needs
When you want any device to work perfectly, you need to first choose the right device to suit your needs. The vacuum cleaner works better only if you have chosen it right. Analyze your house and then find the best device for you. If your house has carpets, rugs, various floor types of be cleaned, then you need to look for the device that is capable of doing this.
If you have a pet, then you need to go for the pet care vacuum cleaners. You can find many vacuum cleaners designed for this very purpose and a few other machines that offer this feature too. A great example is the Dyson cordless vacuum.
If you suffer from asthma and allergy, look for the machines that do not let the dust clog, and has a powerful suction.
Getting a noise-free vacuum cleaner
If you want your cleaning experience to be fuss-free, then the device you choose should be noise-free. You should verify if the device works with less noise or no noise. Also, for the family with kids, the noise-free machines are apt. If the device you choose offers noise-free cleaning, then you can get the task done when the kid is asleep. Also, you would be free from the irritation if you are not listening to the irksome noise.
Choosing the right cleaner
There are many vacuum cleaners available in the market. You need to choose the right one for you. If you are more of a person, who does the job quickly, then choose the handheld cleaners. Even for people, who go out much, this cleaner can be carried easily. An all in one cleaner that even takes care of the car cleaning part is a great advantage.
Reading reviews can help
When you want your floor vacuuming to be fuss-free, you need to ensure that you have a better understanding of the types of vacuum cleaners and the various brands and the models. Only when you know the pros and cons of the cleaners, you would be able to identify the efficiency. Do some groundwork, read the reviews of the experts and the users to narrow down the search. This way you can identify the best cleaner and your cleaning can be fuss-free.
That’s it, here are some of the basic tips you can keep your home clean with the use of vacuum cleaners. Hope they helped.