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Vacuum Buying Guide

Impress your house guests with a deep and powerful clean

Having clean floors is a gratifying feeling to homemakers. Floor cleaners range anywhere from carpet washers to steam vacs, and they’re a great way to wash and lift dirt and impurities from a multitude of surfaces in your home. Unless you’re seeking professional help to keep things looking sparkly and pristine, a routine cleaning schedule and regular maintenance is necessary... read more


Floorcare Comparisons

Upright Vacuum

Upright vs. Canister Vacuums

The longtime debate between upright and canister vacuums continues. Both vacuums offer variable suction power to clean multiple surfaces and come with a slew of attachments to accommodate your cleaning needs. The choice of which vacuum to buy will depend on personal preference, so it's important to see side-by-side features and limitations for each model.

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Bagged vs. Bagless Vacuums

Bagged vs. Bagless Vacuums

When you're shopping for a vacuum, one of the primary choices you'll have to make is whether to use a bagged or bagless vacuum. Both options are fairly popular and each has pros and cons. The difference between the two essentially rests in how debris is filtered and stored before removal. Bagged vacuums filter particles into a vacuum bag, and bagless vacuums store particulate in a cup or canister and use a separate filter to catch the small, sometimes unseen particles.

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Steam Mops vs. Regular Mops

Steam Mop vs. Regular Mop

Steam technology might have you wondering what the advantages are of owning a steam mop over a traditional mop. Because they use the power of hot steam to wash and sanitize floors and surfaces, they're actually quite different from a regular mop. Both options have advantages and disadvantages, so it makes sense to own both.

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Vacuum How-To's

How to Remove Crayon from Carpeting

You may occasionally find your carpets stained with substances that you didn't even think could get stuck in those fibers. Crayons are not known for melting into carpet, but hot summer days and adventurous artists can make it happen in a heartbeat. Crayons are a combination of color and wax, which means it's best to treat your stain as both a wax stain and an ink stain at the same time. While this sounds complicated, getting crayon out of carpet is fairly simple if you follow a few different methods.

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Removing Crayon

How to Remove Red Wine from Carpeting

Nothing takes the fun out of a party like the sight of a glass of red wine spilled accidentally onto the carpet. It's especially sobering when, as the host, you're challenged with finding the best way to remove the stain. There are several remedies that'll make your carpeting look like a spill had never even happened, and you can cherry pick amongst different techniques depending on the types of products you already have in your home. Luckily, you can tackle red wine stains with simple tricks and techniques and avoid an extra trip to the store.

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How to remove red wine from carpeting

Vacuum Glossary

HEPA filter

What is a HEPA Vacuum Filter?

HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate absorption. HEPA is a type of vacuum filtration system that traps a large amount of very small particles that other vacuum cleaners might recirculate back into the air. There are two types of HEPA filters that you can find in vacuums cleaners: true HEPA and HEPA-like filters. True or absolute HEPA vacuum filters trap at least 99.97 percent of particles, while HEPA-like filters only trap 85 to 90 percent of particles.

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What is Detection Technology?

What is Detection Technology?

Similar to dirt sensors on some traditional upright vacuum cleaners, detection technology is specific to robotic vacuums. This technology feature is a combination of electronic sensors that helps robotic vacs self-navigate. Built-in signals are sent out to gather environmental and spatial data.

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