When you decide to buy a new vacuum cleaner, buy a powerful machine that is well-built and long-lasting. One of the best selling points for Kirby vacuums is the fact that they, like some other manufacturers, offer a lifetime warranty for their product. Kirby uses more metal parts to assemble their products than just about any other company. It’s interesting to note that a lot of people have been putting their Kirbys to good use for upwards of 30 years! And they will attest to the fact that they have never had problems with their Kirby. You don’t see such attention to quality craftsmanship as much today, unfortunately. Consequently, if the price is affordable for you, a Kirby vacuum should be one you seriously consider.
Here a tip that falls into the realm of prevention also and will help your carpet stay clean longer. Do you have kids or a lot of traffic running through specific areas of your home? If so, cover these areas of carpet with carpet runners. You’re probably familiar with this type of small rugs that are usually rectangle shaped and come in different widths, patterns, and colors. They are available in various lengths so you can pick and choose the ones that are appropriate for your high traffic areas. This is a wonderful idea for extending the longevity of your carpet because the runner – which can be easily replaced – will wear out before the carpet. You may even have areas of your home that get a lot of traffic and are showing signs of wear and tear. So give it some thought and this will help keep your main carpet looking better for much longer. It’s not unusual for folks to shampoo the carpets in their own home or apartment. First, you will save money in time by not having to pay somebody to do it. And, you will be less hesitant to shampoo your rugs frequently throughout the year, which is a good idea. Therefore, it’s more practical to pay a little more for a high quality shampooer. You may pay more for a better quality carpet cleaner, but in the end it will be the best thing to do. You know, “you get what you pay for” and this is especially true with heavy-duty appliances. You want something that will perform the way you need it to perform.
Are their pets in your home? Then you, no doubt, are very concerned with their well-being and take good care of them. As you consider shampooing your carpets, keep the needs and health of your household pets foremost in your thoughts. Just about all shampoos used on carpets will contain harmful chemicals that could be hazardous to pets. We have seen some shampoos that are billed as pet safe, but quite honestly we tend to not trust them. They really may be safe for pets, so that is a call you will need to make for yourself – and your pets. The alternative is to do carpet steam cleaning, and of course one of the marketing points is that it is totally pet safe.
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. Carpet cleaning may be a boring subject, but you must give it some thought if you want to keep your carpets clean and protected, and guard against any health issues arising from dirty carpeting. The best way to ensure clean and healthy carpets, and also make them easier to keep clean, is to vacuum them thoroughly once or twice a week without fail.