Vacuum Types and Configurations

 Vacuum cleaners and other cleaning devices come in various sizes and shapes, and are optimized for different purposes.

These days many homes have two or even three vacuum cleaners/devices - most commonly one large, full size vacuum cleaner, one convertible stick/handheld vacuum and often a steam mop for cleaning the bare floors.

People living in houses with large backyard gardens often have garden leaf blower/vacuum/mulcher to help them keep their gardens and lawns clean and tidy. Etc.

Here is the list of our vacuum cleaner guides and articles, ordered alphabetically:

Car Vacuum Cleaner

car vac 12v mCar 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, 2019.

Cordless Steam Mops - How to Pick the Best One?

shark sk460 mCordless mops and vacuum cleaners are powered using the energy stored in 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 complicated than that.

Published: March 1, 2019.

Garden Leaf Vacuums, Mulchers and Blowers

garden leaf vacuum mGarden 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.

Published: March 1, 2019.

Mattress Vacuum Cleaner

mattress vacuum mMattress 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.

Published: March 1, 2019.

Steam Mops

shark s3501 mSteam 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.

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 finish without cracks, since moisture can enter the wood and cause it to buckle and even rot.

Published: March 1, 2019.

Stick Vacuum Cleaners

stick vacuum cleanersStick vacuum cleaners are lightweight and rather compact and slim upright vacuum cleaners. They come in broad rage 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.

Published: March 1, 2019.

Window Vacuum Cleaners

window vacuum cleaner mWindow 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.

Published: March 1, 2019.

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