Cleaning Services: Tools of Trade – Vacuums

Having the right cleaning tools is essential for getting your home really cleaning. The right tools will ensure that you will work efficiently and get the highest-quality when it comes you house cleaning. Of course, we have all the tools necessary to get the job done. Give us a call at (347) 418 – 0153 to schedule your next cleaning service whether its residential cleaning or commercial cleaning we have the tools necessary to get the job done. We offer house cleaning services in Bronx, White Plains, New Rochelle, Yonkers, and Scarsdale areas.

If you’d like information about how to get the right tools for you personal use to keep up after your cleaning service, here is a great article to help you choose a great vacuum.

“A vacuum cleaner, preferably a canister with an electric power head, is the only acceptable tool for cleaning the dirt off your floors, walls, and ceilings to enjoy real cleanliness.

If you have hard floors throughout your home, you don’t necessarily need a vacuum with an electric power head unless you have area rugs, but you will need a vacuum with a minimum of 12 AMPS to complete the job well. 

The electric power head is important, as the alternative is a power head powered by suction. These are not efficient. If the suction is low, it won’t brush dirt up effectively or suck up the dirt once it’s brushed out of the rug. If the suction is too high, the power head will often cling to the floor, not allowing anything to get vacuumed up, and possibly stopping the brushes from spinning altogether. An electric power head will remain spinning and removing dirt as long as you haven’t vacuumed up something that clogs the vacuum inlet or gets wrapped around the brushes until they stop.

 I have high standards for a vacuum cleaner. To be efficient and cost effective, the perfect vacuum must: 

  • Have a motor that is 12 Amps or more 
  • Have attachments that are housed on the vacuum 
  • Have a an electric power head that is easily removable by step-release 
  • Have a long wand for reaching under furniture and high spaces (preferably telescoping, but not imperative) 
  • Have a cord at least 20 feet long (the longer, the better) 
  • Be easy to pull around Have a HEPA filter (great, but not imperative) 
  • Have controls on the handle 
  • Be under $200 

I have used many brands, from Kenmore®, Shark®, Miele® and Hoover®, Oreck®, Dyson®, Electrolux®, Kirby®, and many more. I can only highly recommend two brands after two decades of using them all.

First, the Kenmore® canister vacuum is the best quality for the money.  I have used Kenmore® canister vacuum cleaners for the 20 years I’ve been in business. These vacuums have cleaned an average of 10 homes a week and lasted many years at that pace. I have used the most expensive models and the cheaper models and I find the lower end models work extremely well and offer the highest quality for the money.

Kenmore® has a model with an electric power head that is generally below $200. If you watch for sales, you can get one for a little over $100. The vacuum bags that offer the best quality for the money for this type of vacuum are made by Arm & Hammer™ and are available online or at big-box stores. This brand in particular has met my stress tests. The bags don’t rip, they fit the vacuum well, and they are low odor, which keeps the vacuum and your room from smelling bad. 

Second, Shark® makes a great light-weight vacuum that’s easy to store and has many of the features that meet my requirements. The Shark Rocket® is a terrific bagless model, so no extra expense for regular use. It’s easy to use and has a great power head for a small vacuum. It’s not too heavy and gets to all of the places you need in order to make your home as clean as possible. It also has many attachments. It runs between $100-200 and it’s available at stores that often offer 20% off coupons so watch for those deals! The takeaway here is that you need a quality vacuum. 

A vacuum that allows you to reach under furniture and in high places. It must be below $200 to be economical and must meet the criteria above for most efficiency and quality. You will not regret making this purchase if you want a clean home. Remember, “most expensive” does not mean best quality.

In fact, in my experience, the most expensive vacuums are over-hyped, inefficient, and don’t live up to many of their claims. (Save your money for sipping margaritas by the shore!) You will likely be able to order Kenmore® vacuums online for a long time, even if you don’t have a Sears store near you. I hope they will continue to do business for many years to come as they are a steadfast American retail institution, but I don’t want to be unrealistic and pin your hopes on a product that won’t be available when you read this. If you are unable to find a Kenmore® or Shark Rocket® vacuum as I’ve described here at the time of this writing, try to find a canister vacuum with as many of the specifications I’ve listed as possible. 

A good vacuum will last you a long time and do great work for you if you treat it well.(McGee Get your house clean now: the home cleaning method anyone can master 7-10).”

Now, get you’re self a good vacuum and keep your house clean. Or, call us and we’ll take care of it!

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