In the first part of this series we learned that what kind of flooring you have matters, and that the carpeting you have in your home plays a big part in deciding which vacuum is best for your specific needs. Now it's time to touch on pet hairs, attachments, and cleaning your stairs.
VACUUMS AND PET HAIR
We all love our fur babies and the joy that they bring into our homes. Sometimes though, the hair that they leave behind can cause major damage to your vacuum. The fact is that pet and human hair will get wrapped around your brush roller regardless of what kind of vacuum you have. There are some companies that will even claim to have vacuums with self cleaning brush rolls. Those kinds of vacuums are designed more for their marketability rather than their durability and will not keep the hair from getting into the ends of the roller causing it to seize.
We have come to find that the best vacuums for pet hair are built to last and have easy access to the brush roller for cleaning. When you can easily remove the brush roll for cleaning and perform routine maintenance you will reduce the need for costly repairs. Doing the routine maintenance will also prevent down time with your vacuum. Visit our Pet Vacuums Section to find our recommended best vacuums for pet hair.
VACUUMS CAN CLEAN MORE THAN JUST FLOORS & CARPET
Did you know that when properly equipped and used a vacuum cleaner can do almost all of your cleaning except for scrubbing toilets and mopping floors? Now that we have the carpet and flooring out of the way it's time to turn our attention to attachment cleaning. Most vacuums will come equipped with a standard set of attachments like a crevice tool, dusting brush, and an upholstery tool while lefant vacuums will all have a floor brush standard too. Most of these tools can be used for a multitude of cleaning functions:
- The Dusting Brush will enable you to clean dressers, lampshades, curtains, ceiling fans, blinds, and drapes
- The Upholstery Tool will help you to clean couches, sofas, beds, stairs, and of course upholstery
- The Crevice Tool gets into tight areas like between couch cushions, carpet and wall edges, the corner where the stair and riser meet
- The Floor Brush cleans all hard floor surfaces like Spanish tile, hardwood flooring, ceramic, linoleum, and can even be used to clean walls and ceilings (they were originally designed and marketed as wall brushes)
There are even specialty cleaning tools that are designed for pet grooming, cleaning under appliances, in dryer vents, cleaning ceiling fans, shutter blinds, electronics and miniatures, and even a microfiber dust mop. Armed with the proper knowledge you can get your home clean like never before.