The type of vacuum you need if you have allergies


I wish I could tell you right off the bat that there’s a vacuum cleaner model you can consider buying if you suffer from allergies. The fact of the matter is that it doesn’t boil down to this because there are many things you need to bear in mind. One of them is the type of design, for example. You can choose between an upright model and a canister one, and from what I’ve gathered, it appears that neither is better than the other if you have any respiratory issues.

The filtration system is, by far, the most important feature you ought to give some thought to. If the model you are thinking of purchasing does not come with a HEPA filter, you might be better off without it. There are also models that throw the dust into a container filled with water, and they’re said to do a good job at keeping the debris inside their build. Something I want to mention here is that you ought to look through some consumer reports to see whether other people with allergies have noted that there’s dust escaping the vacuum one way or the other.


The next thing to look at is whether you’d much rather benefit from using a bagless or bagged vacuum. The fact is that, from an economic standpoint, a bagless model is way more beneficial than its counterpart, but that shouldn’t be a matter of concern for you as you should be focused on keeping your health on par. Bagged vacuums are better at keeping the debris and dust inside. With bagless models, you need to empty their containers into the dustbin, which practically means that you will come in contact with the dust.


The main issue is that bagged vacuums aren’t particularly user-friendly when it comes to design. In my experience, many canister vacuum cleaners come with bags, so unless you want to use such a model, I would suggest doing a bit of research. If you live with other people who can give you a hand in this sense, you can always ask them to empty the dust compartment when you’re away from home or in another room. This might actually work if you’re getting a vac for your whole family.

Also in regard to ease of use, you will need to have a look at the shape of the wipers or base. A model that comes with a base that resembles the letter V is by far the most beneficial one I’ve tried out, and that’s because it enables you to reach areas that a typical shape cannot clean. Besides, this feature comes in handy if you’ve dropped some kibble on the floor while feeding your dog.

I hope that this post has helped you somehow and that you now know how to choose a vacuum cleaner suited for people who have allergies.


How to choose the perfect floor cleaner

Life happens on the floor. Well, you probably already know that but let me reiterate it just the same. Every action at home, at work, or anywhere else happens on the floor, whether it’s dancing, the kids playing, meetings happening, etc., which is precisely why the floor deserves as much attention as any part of the house.

In fact, it is the floor that deserves more attention than any part of the house.

So how do you choose a good machine for floor cleaning?

Know your floor

If you have kids who are just learning to walk or crawl, a carpet is the best flooring option. Once your kid starts moving about, messes are likely to occur so you will want a good carpet cleaner to handle the stains and tougher dirt. Moreover, this kind of machine will have to be used with the right type of cleaning product.

Carpet cleaners come at a premium price but you can choose a rental unit.

Ceramic tiles are quite impressive. A good electric broom is great for a clean sweep. Finding a good model is possible by reading more electric broom ratings.

Other types of floors that certainly can use a good clean sweep with an electric broom include sealed and unsealed hardwood, laminate, marble, slate and vinyl floors.


Cleaning your floor type demands the proper choice of cleaning product/s

Each type of floor demands different care. For instance, if you use any product not specified for cleaning hardwood floors, you could damage the floor entirely.

Sealed hardwood floors are safe from most cleaning products. An all-purpose floor cleaner will do nicely to make the floor looking shiny and new. An unsealed hardwood floor is not as well-protected as a sealed hardwood floor. It is best to consult the floor manufacturer about the best cleaning process for your unsealed hardwood floor.

Spills on a laminate floor will weaken and warp it. An all-purpose cleaner can be used to handle spills on laminate floors.

Despite the beauty of a marble floor, it is on the fragile side. The fragile surface of a marble floor will not withstand the harshness of most traditional floor cleaners. You will do well to clean a marble floor with just plain water. Preventive measures to keep marble floors clean include placing a doormat at the entrance to a marble floor, to clean shoes on before entering the area.

A slate floor is prone to scratches and scuff marks from pets. It also tends to catch stains readily. A slate floor requires a bit more care compared to other floor types. Slate floors need frequent sweeping, particularly with a good quality electric broom for short work. A floor sealant prevents spills from seeping in and also prevents nasty scratches.

An inexpensive flooring option, vinyl promises an extended lifespan while staying comfortable enough for your bare feet. Daily cleaning with an electric broom or your trusty manual broom and dust pan will ensure that a vinyl floor kept sparking with an all-purpose cleaner can stay free of shine-dulling scratches.