Ep 46 Complete Carpet Podcast | Carpet Cleaning Tulsa
Frequently asked questions. We are continuing our series with frequently asked questions. This time we are going to cover vacuuming. It’s a question we get asked a lot. You have two parts to this particular question. First is what is the best type of vacuum we should use? The second part is how often should we vacuum? Let’s start off with the first question. Carpet cleaning Tulsa and surrounding communities since 1998 find us online at www.CompleteCarpetTulsa.com here at Complete Carpet we have had the opportunity to deal with a lot of different styles and types of vacuums. I’m going to take the easy road out on this one and say that any vacuum that you like or want to use, as long as it’s used properly and maintained properly, is going to be the best vacuum for your situation. You just have to remember that each vacuum is made with parts that match whatever you’re going to invest into it. So if you’ve got $100 vacuum it’s probably got a $10 motor in it. It’s going to last about as long as $100 vacuum should, which currently is about 3 to 5 years. Carpet cleaning Tulsa since 1998. Eventually the little brushes in the motor inside wear out and the vacuum doesn’t quit working it just starts working slower. You’ve made it to the point where you vacuum over a cheerio and it kicks the Cheerio across the room instead of sucking it in to the Vacuum. So if you start to notice that your vacuum is not picking things up like it should it may be getting close to time to upgrade to a newer vacuum with a new motor. Also a side note, the thicker your carpet is the faster your vacuum will wearout because the longer carpet fibers will be a much larger drag against the motor of the vacuum compared to shorter carpet. Now the more you spend on the vacuum the better it will be, because there’s more money for that manufacture to put a bigger better engine or motor in it. Here at Complete Carpet, carpet cleaning Tulsa and surrounding communities since 1998 I’ve seen a big difference in some of the different vacuums. They’re a much higher quality of vacuum in the $400-600 range. Like Hoover, Oreck or Dyson. How are you get to the real high quality vacuums like a Sanitair or a Kirby. They actually have a much bigger, stronger motor because it cost a lot more. So they’ve got more money to put into the a motor that will last up to 10 to 20 years. Again keeping your filters clean will also help with the longevity of your vacuum. The best or cheapest vacuum is rendered useless if you clogged the air filter. Most vacuums, if it’s a bagless design, they’ve got the bag canister that you pull out and then at the bottom of it will have a big foam filter. You want to make sure that at least every couple of months you pull that big foam filter out and clean the lint and debris off of it. Or actually use some soap to it rinse it like a luffa to get it clean and dry it that way you increase the airflow through that vacuum. That’s the first thing I would check. If you’ve actually got a bag then you want to make sure that you replace that bag on a regular basis or clean the actual cloth of the bag it’s in because that also can be a source of debris that can get caught up to slow down the air filter. Carpet cleaning Tulsa and surrounding community since 1998 We are Complete Carpet. Reach us at 918-494-7093 or on the web at www.CompleteCarpetTulsa.com Frequently asked questions, we continue in about vacuums. We covered the first half of the topic, which was about what type of vacuum to get and making sure you maintain and properly use that vacuum. Also at a certain point when it has hit that end of life make sure you replace it move on to the next one to get a good healthy vacuum again. The other part of it is how often should I vacuum? Carpet cleaning Tulsa and surrounding communities. We’ve been here in Tulsa since 1998 servicing Tulsa. Complete Carpet, you can reach us at 918-494-7093 or on the web at www.CompleteCarpetTulsa.com and I wanted to answer that question about how long or how often should you vacuum your carpet? My personal recommendation is once a month or so do a real thorough full vacuum of the house. Just go around kind of get wall to wall get all the nooks and crannies. Once a week do a traffic area vacuuming, all the areas that you normally walk on. And then once a year we really do it all, the spring cleaning type of vacuuming where you clean underneath all of the different items that you haven’t moved throughout the year. Now as far as your regular maintenance vacuuming, I recommend that you vacuum the first 5 to 10 feet of your access points every other day. This should take maybe 3-4 mins of vacuuming. The first few feet catch all the dirt that is entering your homes carpet. That is your entry mat of your carpeted areas. Keep that area clean and the dirt never spreads past those areas. Now if you leave your entry areas into the carpet alone, then the next time you walk across it you pick up that dirt and move it forward and so on. Over time you’ll see those entry points grow as that dirt spreads. Go all the way back to a spare bedroom and look in the corner and you’ll only see lite dust. Because there is no source of dirt there, it was stopped by the first 5 feet of carpet into the house. An access point would be the garage, back door, the front door, the patio anywhere, anywhere that you can go from a dirt source to the carpet because the carpet knocks off and it will clean off the bottom of your shoes. Carpet cleaning Tulsa since 1998 We are Complete Carpet.