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What Makes A Good Vacuum?

Updated: Sep 19

We know a thing or two about vacuuming….we’ve vacuumed A LOT of carpet over the years! And when you've got little ones or pets running around the house, you become quite the experienced vacuum cleaner as well.



So Here Are The Things You Need To Consider Before Buying Your Next Vacuum
  • Purchase the best that you can in your budget

  • Look for attachments (bonus if they are stored ON the unit) – crevice tool, hose, upholstery brush, dusting, etc.

  • Look for a HEPA filter (High Efficiency Particulate Air) – to be rated as a HEPA filter, a filter must keep tiny particles .3 microns in size or larger at 99.97% – this means that it’s keeping most particles whereas a non-HEPA filter vacuum is blowing those particles back into the air which in turn goes right back in your home. If you have allergy sufferers or anyone with asthma, this is most-definitely a must!

  • Cord long enough that you don’t have to unplug it from room to room

  • Multi-level filtration – if you don’t need/want the HEPA filter, make sure you have more than one filtration system to catch and hold dirt and dust

  • Check the weight of the vacuum cleaner and test them out – make sure it’s easy for you to maneuver and/or carry (especially important if you have to vacuum on multiple levels of your home)


Now Here Are Our Recommendations:


Best Under $200


Shark Rotator Professional Upright


· Large capacity dirt cup

· Very long cord

· Very easy to clean filter (can even be washed in the laundry!)

· Has a hard floor tool (but we recommend you keep it on carpet setting for the best results on hard flooring)

· Complete with a HEPA filter (A must for Allergy Sufferers)

· Great for dog hair

· Our Only recommendation for those suffering from allergies



Best Under $100


Bissell Cleanview Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner


· Washable filter

· Lightweight (easy to carry and push)

· Automatic cord rewind

· Long cord

· 6-foot hose


Eureka PowerSpeed Lightweight Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner


· Lightweight

· Extra-large capacity dirt cup (requires less frequent emptying)

· Multiple accessories on-board

· Washable filter

· Quick release handle for above floor cleaning


Especially when it comes to carpet cleaning, vacuuming is a must! We recommend vacuuming take place at least twice a week (more often if you have small children or pets). Its the first step to having fresh clean carpets!


Already scheduled to have your carpets cleaned professionally? Make sure you vacuum before the technicians arrive, otherwise they will have to do the vacuuming and usually there's a fee for that kind of service depending on your company of choice. All of our pricing can be found by clicking the “How Much Is It?” tab on our website.


Ready to schedule your next carpet cleaning service? Conveniently do it online by clicking here or give us a Call @ 515-441-1918.


Until next time....



Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of Clean Indeed Carpet or any other organization mentioned. The authors cannot be held responsible for misuse of the content within this blog by others.

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