When you decide to buy a new vacuum cleaner, buy a powerful machine that is well-built and long-lasting. We love Kirby vacuums, and there are a few others out there too because they have a lifetime warranty. Kirby has more metal internal parts than other vacuum cleaners, and this speaks to their popularity. Can you imagine using the same vacuum cleaner for 30 years? Many purchasers of Kirby vacuums are proud to say their Kirby has been going strong for 20 to 30 years. If you talk to one of them, they will swear to you that there has never been a problem with their vacuum. Today, craftsmanship and attention to detail, like in the Kirby vacuums, is scarce. For that reason, you should purchase a Kirby vacuum if it isn’t out of your price range.

Mold Control

If you have ever had the unpleasant experience of broken water pipes in your home, then you know what it can do to your carpet. That is why you should either have a wet vacuum or have a carpet shampooer that has that ability. Some of the better shampooers on the market can serve well as a substitute wet vac even though they are not as powerful as industrial wet vacs. The goal, and there are health reasons to consider also, is to vacuum up as much of the water as you can. One thing you have to watch for if your carpet has flooded is the development of mold. When it starts, it can get out of control very fast, and the only solution at that time is to buy new carpets.

If you have pets that come indoors, you probably already know how hard it is to clean the stains they cause, especially urine. If the urine isn’t dealt with quickly, it will penetrate your carpet pile and dry there. You must act quickly to get rid of this stain. Nevertheless, your pets may soil your carpets when you aren’t home. This happens. There are products available specifically for cleaning up pet urine spots. The ones that are the most popular are those that are enzyme-based and formulated specifically for pet stains. If you want to try a home remedy, there is one online that is popular that uses both baking soda and peroxide.

Cleaning Frequency

Your lifestyle, and who lives in your home, will be determined how to best maintain your floors and how often to clean your rugs. A household that includes pets, for example, will need more cleaning than a home that doesn’t have any pets. Dander is the problem we run into when we have pets. They all have it, and they leave it everywhere. There are a lot of people who are allergic to the dust-like dander that is a natural component of the coats and feathers of these types of pets. With pets, it’s necessary to do things a little differently when you clean your rugs. In order to keep the level of dander down in your home, you will most likely need to thoroughly vacuum more often. It’s possible that you may have to vacuum twice a week – or more – in order to keep your home dander-free.

Common sense dictates what you need to do to keep your carpets fresh and clean. Simply pay attention to your carpets and you will know what to do. Even if this isn’t your top priority, and there are more interesting things to think about, give it some serious thought so your carpet stays clean and your health is protected. The way to make your carpets are easier to clean, and to maintain their cleanliness, is to make sure you thoroughly vacuum them one or more times each and every week.