Upright vacuums are cleaners that have wheels, or a ball so you can maneuver them around in front of you. The Vacuum cleans our rugs when the vacuums brush bar hits the rug and practically pulls the dirt out. If you want to use your vacuum on wooden floors you can switch off the beater bar.
Over the last ten years there have been massive innovations in the brush bar, and other vacuum attachments. If you can manage one and have a big or hectic home, a standing vacuum is the best choice.
The upright vacuums do have a few cons:
# Height: It can make already tall persons bend and slouch, which will make an injured back even more painful.
# Power: An upright vacuum can wrench the fibers out of certain rugs, you should check with your floor covering specialist to determine which vacuum will work best for your carpet.
# Size: An Upright vacuum is just too large to fit into certain small spaces such as corners or under shelving, you may have to use the attachments in order to get into certain spots.
# Weight: These machines are often too bulky and big to have to heft upstairs.
Do not ever try to use a vacuum on a stair above you, it could easily fall on you or over you and cause serious injury. It would be easier and safer to keep the vacuum on the ground and detach the hose to use with attachments to clean the stairs.
The Cylinder vacuums are little compact machines that trail behind you on wheels while you use the hose. Suction is the main cleaning force behind a cylinder vacuum. These vacuums are light and condensed, so they are very useful for vacuuming stairs, which makes them perfect as a backup vacuum for the upstairs. Because they are little they are much easier to store, and can squeeze into corners and reaching the wall edges of your rug.
Cylinders vacuums are definitely not as good as cleaning as the upright vacuums, and they do not tidy the shag or high rugs as well. If your only real concern with these models is expense, there are low priced models that sell for under $ 50.
When your upright vacuum pulls fibers up, mainly in shag and twist pile rugs. All you have to do is trim the rug thread to the correct height.
A vacuum is a very vital cleaning mechanism. So if you would like to buy a top level appliance, this would be the one to get.
The accessories and unique qualities that are worth paying extra for are:
# Top range filters: These filters capture microscopic particles from the carpet and air including pollen and dust mite droppings that irritate and can make worse asthma and allergies. HEPA filters are the finest and have the best efficiency.
The filter however is heavily reliant on the bag emptying system being efficient. There is no reason to filter all of these microscopic allergens out of your homes atmosphere, to breathe these allergens in when you clean out the vacuum bag or canister. A bag less vacuum can let you breath in a massive amount of dust when you clean it out. If you're asthmatic, a better vacuum may be a sealed disposable bag system. This system makes it easy to clean out the bag.
# Bag-less cleaning systems: While these systems are certainly not for asthma sufferers. Although not for asthmatics (see the last paragraph) a bag-less vacuum lets you use the whole machine as a suction, it can save time and annoyances in emptying the dirt, and you do not have to spend extra money on buying a bag .
# Pet hair removal: All good vacuums can remove pet hair from the floor. A very pet friendly vacuum is one that provides a good way to remove fur from sofas and stairs. Certain vacuums have rotating brushes, that attaches to the vacuum hose so you can pull fur off of couches stairs and other upholstery.
by Jo Brown