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These articles and guides can help You in keeping your home, office, car, truck, boat, workshop etc. clean and tidy in the most efficient and easiest way.
You may agree with us, or not, but these are our opinions and views about vacuums, keeping things clean, technology in general etc.
Here is the list of our featured articles and guides, ordered according the added or modified date.
As their name suggests, the main task of air purifiers is the removal of air particles like dust, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, viruses, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), odors, smoke, etc.
Over time, several technologies have been used in air purifiers in order to achieve the best air filtration possible, including ion generators, electrostatic plates, HEPA air filters, etc. Today, modern air purifiers feature air purification systems that combine different technologies allowing them to exhaust practically clean air.
Published: September 6, 2021.
Hardwood floors are one of the most common floor types at homes and apartments, they are warm, great looking, but also they represent certain challenges regarding cleaning and maintenance.
A good hardwood vacuum cleaner may be of great help for keeping even sensitive hardwood floors clean and scratch-free. Here is the list of various vacuum types with short descriptions and explanations.
Updated: August 4, 2021.
Best Air Purifiers Under $100 are affordable solutions for purifying the air at home and removing harmful particles that can cause asthma, allergies, and other health issues. While vacuum cleaners vacuum floors and other surfaces found at home, air purifiers 'vacuum' the air that one breathes.
Before buying an air purifier, it is important to know what they actually do, how they operate, their features and specifications and in the end, perhaps the most important, why are you buying them ...
Updated: July 21, 2021.
Vinyl floors are very popular types of floors that come in the form of vinyl sheets, vinyl planks, luxury vinyl tiles, and similar.
Vinyl floors are often decorated and give the impression of hardwood floors, marble, granite, tiles, and similar. Vinyl floors are somewhat specific to maintain, but still rather easy and simple, with a good vinyl floors vacuum cleaner being of great help.
Published: June 25, 2021.
Steam mops clean and sanitize bare floors using hot steam and scrubbing effect of the steam mop pads. Using pretreat sprays and detergents can help with cleaning even the most stubborn stains and messes.
Cordless vacuums and cleaners, in general, use the onboard battery to provide the required energy for normal operation. Cordless steam mops thus, use the onboard battery to power the water heater and scrubbing mechanism (if present) to clean and sanitize the cleaned floors - at least in theory. On the other hand, in real life...
Updated: June 16, 2021.
Commercial vacuum cleaners are designed and built to be used often and to clean large areas quickly. Their most important features include ease of use, good suction and cleaning performances, quick, easy and clean dirt disposal, low maintenance, good air filtration, etc.
Choosing the best commercial vacuum cleaner is a rather difficult task since they vary significantly in type, size, weight, price, warranty conditions, etc. Also, they are often intended to clean various dirt from various floors in different types of buildings.
Updated: June 12, 2021.
Robot vacuums can be of great help in keeping the homes cleaner and safer to live. Having a pet or even pets can be quite challenging regarding the keeping home clean and not spending too much time on cleaning.
Robot vacuums differ according to their cleaning methods, suction strength, air filtration, dirt disposal and other features, but they also differ in price. Having the most expensive robot vacuum cleaner is not a warranty that the cleaning tasks will be done properly ...
Updated: June 1, 2021.
Steam mops are used for steam cleaning of sealed and glazed floors, including laminate, hardwood, ceramic, granite and similar. It is of utmost importance that the floor is cracks-free and that there is no wax or similar coating present, or the floor might be damaged.
Having said that, steam mops are able to sanitize the floors by killing up to 99.9% or even more floor bacteria, viruses and other germs, remove allergens, stubborn dirt etc. If you have laminate floor certified for steam cleaning, a good steam mop can be of great help ...
Updated: May 27, 2021.
Long pet and human hair, lint, fibers and similar dirt can be quite challenging types of dirt for many vacuums, especially when vacuuming carpets and when low-maintenance is required.
For vacuum cleaner to thoroughly clean deeply embedded pet and human hair, the vacuum cleaner must have suitable cleaning tools including the main nozzle and attachments, strong suction, long reach to clean awkward places, good air filtration level, and few more important features.
Updated: May 22, 2021.
A good vacuum cleaner can be a game-changer for everybody having issues with allergies, asthma, and similar health problems.
With all the models on the market, finding a proper vacuum can seem like a daunting task, but it shouldn't be since good vacuums for allergies and asthma are not as common as their manufacturers often advertise to potential buyers.
Updated: May 19, 2021.
Vacuum cleaners for stairs must be able to clean various types of surfaces including carpets, hardwood, tiles and similar, they must be lightweight and compact to allow easy access to the cleaned surfaces and must have cleaning tools that are able to clean most common types of dirt found at homes like dust, hair, fibers, etc.
Vacuum cleaners for stairs come in various sizes and shapes, from full-size vacuums with stretch cleaning hoses, convertible upright vacuums, lightweight canister vacuums, corded and cordless vacuums, and similar. Also, for cleaning stains and stubborn dried dirt, portable carpet stain cleaners can come very handy.
Updated: May 17, 2021.
When trying to choose the best lightweight vacuum cleaner not only for elderly people, but for all those that don't like or don't want to pull, push or carry heavy vacuums around, there are few important features to consider, like the actual weight of the unit, power source, suction strength, air filtration, maintenance, dirt disposal, etc.
Picking the best vacuum cleaner also depends on personal preferences, so here are our suggestions with short reviews and recommendations. But, in the end, it is the user who chooses the 'best' vacuum according to his/her own personal needs and preferences.
Updated: May 12, 2021.
Here is our list of 10 best vacuums under $100. Those affordable and inexpensive vacuums can do their job, too, although they simply can't be equal to larger, stronger, and often much more expensive vacuums in terms of dirt suction, available attachments, air filtration, dirt collection, etc.
But, one doesn't have to spend a small fortune to get the home cleaned properly.
Updated: May 6, 2021.
A good pet hair vacuum cleaner may be of great help when having pets and trying to have a clean home. A good pet hair vacuum cleaner must be easy to use and maintain, must be able to clean pet hair and other types of dirt from different surfaces, it should have excellent suction and air filtration, range of various cleaning tools, etc.
Such vacuum cleaner may cost a lot, but it can save time and effort. On the other hand, with improvements in technology, cheaper vacuums are getting stronger, lighter, and more durable, often having features very similar to larger and more expensive vacuums.
Updated: May 4, 2021.
Type of rechargeable battery, its size, voltage, and capacity, determine how long will the device operate on a single battery charge.
Home appliances and gadgets range from small cellphones and other handheld gadgets to small electric toy cars and carts. Battery types play a significant role in the performances of such electric and electronic devices.
Updated: April 30, 2021.
Having both pets and clean house is not an easy task, but good vacuums may help significantly. Here are the lists of the best Shark pet hair vacuums depending on the vacuum type and category, with short description and our recommendations.
Good pet hair vacuum cleaner should be easy to use and maintain, must be able to clean properly both various type floors and elevated surfaces and should have excellent air filtration.
Updated: April 18, 2021.
Steam mops use hot steam and cleaning pads to sanitize and clean various types of floors, including marble floors, tiles, linoleum, sealed hardwood floors, laminate and similar.
Steam mops vary in many details, most common ones are onboard tank capacity, heater power and wait time, cord length, types of mop pads, design of cleaning head, availability of scrubbing system, unit weight, is the unit 'just' a mop or vacuum/mop combo and similar.
Updated: April 3, 2021.
Each HEPA air purifier model comes with different features and specifications, but also with different maintenance requirements.
But in general, in order for HEPA air purifiers to function properly, their air filters must be in top condition and air pathways must be clean.
Published: March 3, 2021.
Scouring Pads and Sticks are important cleaning accessories for keep any household clean and pleasant to live in.
Scouring pads and sticks come in various sizes and shapes, but generally, they are intended for quick cleaning of most surfaces commonly found at homes and apartments.
Published: March 1, 2021.
Although high-quality upright vacuum cleaners are characterized by a long operational life, every now and then new models are produced with even better characteristics than models before. Newer models promise better suction, better dirt removal, better air filtration, easier operation, etc.
Often people ask themselves what to look for in the new vacuums, what to avoid, or should they keep their older vacuum as long as it functions properly?
Updated: January 22, 2021.
Having a clean mattress is very important for having a good night's sleep and for overall well-being.
Many dangers lurk among the mattress fibers and feed on dead human cells and other dirt and debris. Not the best company to spend the nights with ...
Updated: January 12, 2021.
Vacuum cleaner and blower combo can be a very helpful tool for cleaning construction sites, hardware shops, garages, and similar areas.
Type of the dirt and debris that must be cleaned varies from simple dust, human or even animal hair, sawdust, paper, and similar non-aggressive materials to stuff like glass fibers, cement, and other aggressive materials found on construction sites.
Updated: December 30, 2020.
Backpack vacuum cleaners are vacuums that are carried as backpacks, enabling the user to easily traverse on foot from one area to another, clean large surfaces quickly, regardless of potential floor obstacles, like furniture, stairs, walls, etc.
Smaller models of backpacks can be carried on the shoulder, too. Both backpack and shoulder vacuums can be carried via padded straps, making the use rather comfortable, even when used for a longer period of time.
Updated: December 2, 2020.
Cordless vacuums are powered by the energy stored at onboard batteries and as long as the batteries are going on strong, so does the vacuum.
However, after some time, batteries lose their capacity and they are unable to provide strong enough current. When that happens, cordless vacuums can't operate as long and as strong as they used to - it is time to replace the batteries or get the new cordless vacuum.
Published: November 16, 2020.
We spend plenty of time in our cars and having a clean car is, first of all, important for our health. Also, you never know who will soon sit in your car, so it is vital to keep it as clean as possible. People with pets and kids often have a need for a good emergency vacuum cleaner and must be ready to use it at the moment notice.
That is why having a good and reliable car vacuum cleaner can come in very handy in many situations.
Updated: November 7, 2020.
The most basic method for cleaning a carpet is, of course, vacuuming. In order to clean low-, medium- and high-pile carpets and rugs, a good carpet vacuum cleaner must have an adjustable cleaner head height, rotating brush, good suction, and good air filtration.
Vacuuming with a vacuum cleaner will keep the carpets clean, but there are many instances where vacuuming alone is not enough.
Updated: October 16, 2020.
People often wonder which vacuum cleaner is better – bagged or bagless, especially when canister or upright vacuum cleaners are concerned.
For a long time, bagged vacuum cleaners offered better air flow filtration, especially when using high-end dirt bags and several mechanical filters after the dirt bag. On the other hand, as dirt bags start to fill with the dirt, full dirt bags decrease suction strength of the vacuum cleaners, regardless of the vacuum cleaner model.
Updated: March 31, 2020.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, but December shopping is here - we are bringing you the best Amazon's December 2019 vacuum deals list, with 10-30% or even larger discounts.
List changes often, so be sure to check it during these days - some items are offered at the discount prices only until out of stock.
Updated: December 3, 2019.
Window vacuum cleaners are type of wet vacuums that are used for cleaning windows, tiles, shower doors, car windows, countertops and similar, flat surfaces.
Window vacuums are mostly small and compact handheld units, featuring squeegee (rubber blade), vacuum motor for creating suction, and dirt liquid tank. Depending on the model, they can also feature detergent tank with spray, microfiber pad and similar.
Published: September 10, 2019.
Garden leaf vacuums, mulchers and blowers are valuable tools for any home owner with the backyard and garden. They help the user to keep the area clean and tidy, saving time and effort.
But, with all the models available on the market and with the different features, power sources, types etc. it is sometimes hard to choose the right one. But it shouldn't be ...
Published: May 29, 2019.
Bissell Scented Demineralized Water is common choice of people wanting to clean their home using steam mops, while leaving the refreshing scent in the air, increasing the feeling of freshness.
Since demineralized water leaves no residue on the water heater, it extends the operating life of the steam mops.
Published: February 13, 2019.
Tiles can be cleaned with both commercial products and with common household items.
Tiles have very resistant surface and can be cleaned in different ways – mostly, when something is spilled onto the tiles, damp microfiber cloth is more than enough to clean them thoroughly.
Published: August 21, 2018.
Laminate floors are very easy to clean and maintain. Laminate is often used in living rooms, kitchen and other areas at home. Waterproof laminate is even used in the bathrooms. Some types of laminate are even hard to distinguish from the parquet or other types of hardwood floors.
Published: May 16, 2018.