Today’s vacuums have come a long way from the generic vacuums we used to see back in the day. There’s all different types of vacuums, with attachments and all different uses. So which is the right vacuum for you? It’s certainly not one size fits all when it comes to vacuums. Let’s take a look at how to decide on the right vacuum for your carpeting.
In today’s vacuum market, it’s all about how much suction a vacuum can produce. We’re sure you’ve seen the commercial of a vacuum cleaner picking up pool balls and thought to yourself, “I’ve got to have that vacuum!” You might want to reconsider if you’ve got thick or softer carpets.
High-powered suction vacuums are great for low pile carpets, but most, however, do not work well with softer or thicker, high pile carpets.
Softer, thicker carpets typically have 2 or 3 times the amount of fibers than a normal carpet. This can make it extremely difficult to push a high-powered suction vacuum.
For high pile or ultra soft carpeting, an upright vacuum with adjustable height settings, rotating brushes and a strong air flow will work best. The adjustable height allows the action of the rotating brushes combined with a strong air flow reach the dirt and debris that is deep down in the thicker, softer carpets.
It’s best to start at the highest height first, and lower if it’s too easy to push or you can’t see brush strokes. You can also vacuum soft, thick carpeting as often as regular carpeting.
So what do you do if you have thick carpet in one room but low carpet in another room?
Many newer vacuums now come with an option to reduce suction if you’re working on a thicker carpet. So look for a high-suction vacuum with the ability to reduce suction for those high pile or soft carpets.
With the proper vacuum and frequent use, you can extend the longevity of your carpet and ensure it maintains it’s plush, beautiful look.