Selecting The Right Vacuum for Mohawk Carpet

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Regular vacuuming extends your carpet’s life, so picking the correct type of vacuum cleaner is essential. Each vacuum’s performance varies based on the carpet’s fiber type and construction. A good quality vacuum typically has features that allow you to adjust the height, beater bar rotation, and fan speed. Vacuums with large wheels, self-propelled vacuums, and/or specialty tools can also help ensure easy and effective carpet maintenance.
Adjustable height is the most important feature for a vacuum because this enables the machine to be used on a wide variety of carpet constructions. If the vacuum is set too high above the carpet surface, the vacuum cannot attract the soil below. If the setting is too low, the vacuum’s beater bar or brushes can “fuzz” the carpet’s surface, which makes it look worn and frayed.

*When vacuuming high pile, wool, wool-blend, and premium soft carpets, look for the following features that will allow you to easily maintain your carpet:

  • Adjustable Height – Use the highest setting where appropriate.
  • Efficient Airflow – Avoid vacuums with very concentrated or sealed suction.
  • Large Wheels – The vacuum should glide easily across the carpet.

*When vacuuming thick loop, casual frieze, or long pile carpet such as “shag,” you may need to completely disengage the beater bar and vacuum with suction only.
*For all other carpet constructions, which were not mentioned above, use a vacuum with a rotating brush or beater bar. Change the bags often and check the beater bars for burs and gouges to prevent damage to the surface of the carpet.

If you are unsure about the proper height setting, use an inconspicuous place like a closet to test your vacuum. Its beater bar or brush should just lightly touch your carpet surface. make sure it doesn’t dig into or gouge the carpet pile. You can also set the vacuum the same spot multiple times to check that there is no fraying or damage to the vacuumed area.

Here are just a few vacuums from different manufacturers that Mohawk has recommended:

*Standard Upright Vacuum Models –

  • Hoover UH701120 Hoover UH70120
  • Hoover UH70205Hoover UH70205
  • Hoover U5780-950Hoover U5780-950
  • Dirt Devil UD70115Dirt Devil UD70115
  • Eureka AS5203AEureka AS5203A

*Lightweight/No Depth Adjustment –

  • Oreck Magnesium Oreck Magnesium
  • Oreck Magnesium RS
  • Hoover Nano UH20020WHoover Nano UH20020W

*Canister Vacuum Models –

  • Hoover Canister S3865Hoover Canister S3865
  • Oreck Quest ProOreck Quest Pro
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Choosing The Right Vacuum

Choosing the right vacuum for your house may seem like a daunting task, but worry no more. This blog will give you an in-depth look on which vacuums work best with taking care of carpet.

The first step of choosing a vacuum is to pick the one that matches your cleaning needs. Checking all of the features is the next step. If possible, take time to test the vacuum at a local store. Finally, be aware of the noise level that the vacuum produces.

    There are many different types of vacuums and each have positives and negatives. I hope this chart helps you decide.

Upright Vacuums

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Pros – easy to store, they provide a wider cleaning swath than canisters, great at deep-cleaning carpets

Cons – they are heavy to maneuver, they produce a loud noise level

Canister Vacuums

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Pros – great for cleaning bare floors, drapes, upholstery, under furniture, and on stairs; quieter than upright vacuums

Cons – hard to store, heavy

Central Vacuums

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Pros – you do not have to pull the body of the vacuum around, quiet, they do not need to be emptied frequently

Cons – the 30-foot hose can be difficult to manage, and it takes up a lot of storage space

Small Vacuums

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Pros – they’re great for quick service cleaning on short-pile carpets and bare floors

Cons – they lack the same power and capability of full-sized vacuums

Robotic Vacuums

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Pros – they do the work for you in uncluttered rooms

Cons – they take a lot of time to set up and run, they miss corners and edges, also they sometimes close doors behind them

Stick Vacuums

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Pros – weigh less, quickly clean up messes, eliminate you having to bend over to vacuum

Cons – does not perform as well as handheld vacuums, small dirt bin, noisy

I hope this blog has made deciding on a vacuum an easier task. Please visit http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/vacuum-cleaners/buying-guide.htm for more information about how to choose the right vacuum for your cleaning needs.

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