Articles and Guides
Here is the full list of all our Articles and Guides regarding vacuum cleaners, steam mops, air purifiers and their tools and accessories and everything else that might be useful for keeping home clean and safe.
Articles and Guides are ordered according to the date added or updated.
Stick vacuum cleaners are lightweight and rather compact and slim upright vacuum cleaners. They come in a broad range of subtypes and varieties, depending on the power source, convertibility options, dirt collection, air filtration, cleaning attachments, etc.
Stick vacuum cleaners are commonly used as the second vacuum cleaners, especially in larger homes and apartments, although some models are often used as the main vacuums, not only in smaller homes and apartments.
Updated: June 18, 2021.
Right cleaning tools are of the great help when thoroughly cleaning home, apartment, car, RV, boat, and similar areas where one may spend a lot of time.
However, people suffering from asthma, allergies, respiratory and similar issues must step up the cleaning game higher. Also, during the season of cold, flu and similar illnesses, keeping the home not only clean, but sanitized may be rather helpful in keeping people healthy. Or as healthy as possible...
Updated: May 27, 2021.
Shark vacuum cleaners are known as vacuums that can pick up various types of dirt from various floor types and even elevated surfaces.
However, picking up pet and human hair, fibers, lint and similar debris introduces new challenges that not many vacuum cleaners can respond properly. Knowing Shark's basic cleaning technologies may help in determining which Shark vacuum cleaner is the best cleaning pet hair vacuum and under which circumstances.
Updated: May 25, 2021.
HEPA air purifiers are very important home appliances for keeping the air at home clean and safe to breathe. With various pollutants causing respiratory and other issues and decreasing the quality of life, a good home HEPA air purifier is becoming an essential part of many households, just like fridge, TV, vacuum cleaner and similar.
Good HEPA air purifier doesn't have to be expensive, on a contrary, some most popular and best-buy units are rather affordable. But, large units with many advanced features can come rather pricey. Here is our list of top 5 home air purifiers that we believe are the 'best-buy' considering all their features and in the end, their price.
Updated: May 21, 2021.
Steam mops clean and sanitize the floor surfaces combining the cleaning effect of hot steam and scrubbing effect of steam mop pads. Due to the hot steam, steam mops kill up to or even more than 99.9% of bacteria and other germs, keeping the home clean and pleasant to live in.
On the other hand, one has to be very careful when cleaning and replacing steam mop pads due to the heat. Also, hardwood, laminate, and similar sensitive floors must be certified for such cleaning and must have a finish without cracks, since moisture can enter the wood and cause it to buckle and even rot.
Updated: May 17, 2021.
Vacuum cleaners for tile and hardwood floors must be able to clean various types of dirt from bare surfaces that differ in surface toughness regarding mechanical wear, chemical treatment, and high- and low-temperatures and moisture. Soft, slow spinning brushrolls that gently pick up dirt and polish surface may be of great help, just as strong suction, HEPA air filtration, large dirt cups or dirt bags and similar.
Also, good tile and hardwood vacuum cleaner should be able to clean elevated surfaces with various cleaning tools and attachments, it should be light enough to be easily carried around, ease to maintain and have a long warranty period.
Updated: May 15, 2021.
Having a good pool vacuum cleaner is a very important thing for maintaining the pool's crystal blue water and having a safe and pleasant swim at home.
Above-ground pool vacuum cleaner must be able to clean both tiny particles as small as bacteria and as large as fallen leaves, it must be simple to use and maintain and it must be cost-effective - even if the initial investment is perhaps slightly higher, over time good pool vacuum cleaner should save money, energy, chemicals, time, etc.
Updated: April 21, 2021.
Steam mops are designed for cleaning bare floors using the power of hot steam and the scrubbing effect of the cleaning pads.
Although they are not designed for cleaning carpets, using carpet glider attachments, steam mops can be used for refreshing and reviving the carpets. If those carpets are able to tolerate the hot steam ...
Updated: April 20, 2021.
Air purifiers for smoke must be able to capture and filter out very fine particles of tobacco smoke as well as VOCs and other smells and odors.
In order to minimize the number of smoke particles and odors in the air is to quit smoking, air purifiers for smoke can be very helpful in reducing not only the number of smoke particles and odors in the air, but also other dangerous pollutants like pet dander, pollen, dust, bacteria, viruses, and other potential causes of asthma, allergies, and other illnesses.
Updated: April 20, 2021.
Garden leaf vacuums, mulchers and blowers are versatile, multifunction devices, designed for cleaning tasks in backyard gardens, lawns, driveways and similar areas. Such vacuums, mulchers and blowers may be powered using gas, mains power or they feature onboard batteries.
Regardless of their power source, these units share many similarities and design details, which can be very important when buying a new garden leaf vacuum, mulcher and/or blower.
Updated: March 1, 2021.
Spot cleaners are relatively small and compact wet-dry vacuums, intended for quick and thorough cleaning of stubborn spots and stains on the carpets, area rugs, carpeted stairs, car seats, upholstered surfaces, and similar.
Most spot cleaners feature two tanks, one for cleaning solution and another for dirty liquids, a flexible cleaning hose with the cleaning brush, and a relatively strong suction motor. By combining the cleaning solution, rubbing effect of the brush, and vacuum suction, cleaned surfaces are left somewhat wet/moist but thoroughly cleaned.
Published: February 27, 2021.
Backpack vacuum cleaners are a group of vacuums that are being carried around on the back (hence the name) of the user, while vacuuming the floors and if required, elevated surfaces.
Backpack vacuums can be carried on the shoulders as well, using just one strap or they are designed to be carried by the handle or via shoulder strap - shoulder vacuum cleaners.
Backpack vacuums are mostly commercial units, allowing the user to clean large, heavy soiled areas quickly. Nonetheless, owners of the large homes often use backpack vacuums for regular vacuuming of their homes.
Published: February 27, 2021.
Modern devices more and more rely on batteries of various types, sizes, shapes, and chemistries, regardless if it is a small handheld cordless vacuum cleaner, larger convertible stick unit, ordinary remote control, robot vacuum cleaner, or any other cordless tool or appliance.
Knowing what type of battery fits your unit can be very important when looking for a replacement battery, since manufacturers after discontinuing the cordless tool, often stop manufacturing its spare parts, batteries included.
Published: February 9, 2021.
Window vacuums are small and compact vacuums designed for cleaning windows, mirrors, countertops, tiles, showers, and similar bare, flat surfaces.
Window vacuums remove any liquid and dirt from cleaned surfaces, leaving the area shiny and streak/spot-free.
Manual squeegees can do such cleaning tasks well, but window vacuums can do them at least as good as squeegees, but faster and easier, saving time and effort.
Updated: January 21, 2021.
Mattress vacuum cleaners are very specific vacuums, optimized for vacuuming and cleaning of the mattresses (hence the name), beds, sofas, upholstery and other similar surfaces.
Although the mattress vacuums are mostly specialized units, some general purpose vacuums can be used as mattress vacuums with suitable cleaning attachments.
Updated: December 11, 2020.
Cordless mops and vacuum cleaners are powered using the energy stored at onboard battery, giving them independence regarding wall power sockets, but limiting their operating time.
Steam mops are devices that clean and sanitize floors and elevated surfaces combining the power of steam and steam mop pads. Thus, cordless steam mops would be battery operated steam mops, but the real life is slightly more complicated than that.
Updated: June 4, 2021.
Car vacuum cleaners are designed for cleaning cars, trucks, boats, tents and other often hard to reach and clean surfaces. Often, these vacuums are used in emergencies and must be able to clean various types of debris, both dry and wet.
If you are looking for a good car vacuum cleaner, before buying one, here are few things to consider.
Published: March 1, 2020.
Steam mops evaporate water and using hot steam in combination with steam mop pads clean and sanitize moisture and heat resistant bare floors, like tiles, marble, vinyl and similar.
Steam mops can be even used on hardwood floors with the finish certified for such cleaning or for refreshing carpets using steam mop carpet gliders.
Updated: November 12, 2019.