If you are researching new vacuum cleaners, look for a long-lasting, solidly built vacuum that has a powerful motor. If a lifetime warranty is important to you, check out the Kirby line of vacuums, and other brands, with this feature. One feature that makes the Kirby vacuums so long-lasting is that their internal parts are mostly metal, more so than other brands. Can you imagine using the same vacuum cleaner for 30 years? Many purchasers of Kirby vacuums are proud to say their Kirby has been going strong for 20 to 30 years. They will tell you that they have never once had a problem with it. Today, craftsmanship and attention to detail, like in the Kirby vacuums, is scarce. Consequently, if the price is affordable for you, a Kirby vacuum should be one you seriously consider.
The very first habit you need to develop is to vacuum your carpets every week. But that is the bare minimum recommended, and you may need to do it more depending on your situation This regularly scheduled vacuuming is a good way to keep the dirt and dust that you can’t readily see vacuumed up. One big problem is that the longer you wait between vacuuming, the more dirt gets ground into your carpets. You should make an effort to avoid this problem because the more dirt that gets ground into your carpets, the harder it is to remove. The high traffic areas of your carpet will benefit by a spot vacuuming each day. A common mistake people make who shampoo their own carpets is their failure to make sure all the moisture is removed from the carpet when they are finished shampooing. Wet carpets have been the cause of the extensive black mold we have seen growing in many apartments and homes. It’s been well documented that mold in your environment can be bad for your health, not to mention death to your carpet. You will really have a problem if and when it spreads to your walls because then it will be almost impossible to remove. The only way to really kill it is to wash the walls with bleach Once you do that, then the walls will need to be painted again which will just be another expense.
Many people tend to take their carpet cleaning with less seriousness than it really deserves. Your health can be negatively impacted if your carpets are not kept clean. Sometimes, you may check your carpet and, if you don’t see any obvious dirt, you decide not to vacuum. Your carpet can hide a lot of dirt that you don’t see, so it’s a bad idea to skip vacuuming. People in general have a habit of judging things by how they look. We assume if we don’t see obvious dirt on our rugs, that they are OK and we can vacuum another time. Nevertheless, looks can be deceiving! Regardless of your first reaction, vacuum anyway each week. Or even better, two times.
When you go shopping for new carpeting, take into consideration all the challenges you may face keeping it clean. The homes that we’ve been in that have cream or white carpets are very beautiful and elegant. Unfortunately, we always sensed that the home owners were worried that someone would get their carpets dirty when they walked on it. It seems to us that, if they were going to be so worried about their carpets, they should either have chosen a different color or never had guests over.