This is a sponsored guest post. Whether you have a house filled with wall-to-wall carpet or just a few beautiful rugs strategically placed in your main rooms, you must have the right vacuum cleaner. Carpet and rugs easily become filled with pet dander, dirt, grime, and allergens, and each one is harmful to you and your family. If you have the right vacuum, you can protect your home and family from these unwanted guests. However, don’t go shopping for a new vacuum until you learn which mistakes you cannot make while shopping for a new one.
- Buying A Vacuum Where It Cannot Be Serviced
You can run into the local big box store to pick up a new vacuum, but does that store service it for you? You don’t want to buy one anywhere you cannot have it serviced, or you might end up with a machine that only works so long before it needs to be replaced. While almost every vacuum on the market has a place for service, you want one with a local service department. It’s inconvenient to need to send your vacuum to another state for service if you pick it up at the local big box store. Try buying one that can be fixed and back in your home in a few days rather than a few weeks.
- Buying Any Old Vacuum
If you buy a vacuum that’s meant for light use but you have a massive dog that sheds frequently, you’re not going to benefit from what you bought. You must have a vacuum that’s designed to work in your home. If you have one rug in your living room and no other carpet, you might be able to get away with the cheapest, lightest vacuum on the market. If you have 3,000-square-feet of white carpet, you must buy something that works to keep it clean. Know what you need, and then buy what you need.
- Choosing Price Over Functionality
No one wants to spend hundreds of dollars on a vacuum, but it’s sometimes necessary. Quality over quantity is important. You don’t have to buy the most expensive vacuum cleaner on the market, but you don’t want to buy the least expensive, either. You want one that’s made well, that lasts a long time, and that does the job. By researching reviews and customer complaints, you can easily find one that fits your needs. Price is important, but it’s not the most important thing to consider when shopping for a new vacuum.
- Buying A Vacuum You Can’t Use First
Unfortunately, you’re not walking into your favorite store to pick up a cup of your favorite coffee, a new bikini, and some groceries and getting to try out one of the vacuums they have in stock. You’re either buying it, or you’re not buying it. When you buy a vacuum, you want a chance to use it before you commit. If you cannot use the vacuum before you bring it home, go to another store and find one you can use. You should be able to walk into a store, try it out, and make a decision from there. Buying a new vacuum is a big deal. It keeps your family healthy, and it keeps your home clean. Know what you need, what you want, and how much you are willing to spend. Use that information to help you find the best vacuum for pet hair. Remember that your vacuum needs won’t be the same as someone else’s need.